If you’re a fan of rock or blues, you already know the name Eric Clapton. For those who don’t, he is one of the most prolific musicians from the Classic Rock era, not to mention one of the best guitarists of any era. His work has spanned several genres, but his blues output across each decade is some of the finest music you will ever have the joy of hearing. To get a fantastic sampling of what Clapton has to offer, you should check out his Unplugged record over at Amazon as a part of their monthly $5 MP3 Album Sale.
On this acoustic album, Clapton tears it up live over fourteen tracks that include hits from his then-three decade career, and the versions of “Tears in Heaven” and “Layla” became hits as big as their studio-recorded counterparts. Clapton’s love of older blues standards is on display in his amazing performances of “Before You Accuse Me,” “Malted Milk,” and “Hey Hey,” as well as a spirited rendition of Muddy Waters’ “Rollin’ and Tumblin'”.
Whether you’re a longtime lover of or new to Clapton’s work, Unplugged is a must-add to your collection. Pick it up soon, as this album and the rest of the $5 albums will only be this price until the end of July 2012! Browse all 100 albums on sale this month for only $5 each, as well as several albums on sale this week for only $2.99.
2. Before You Accuse Me
3. Hey Hey
4. Tears in Heaven
5. Lonely Stranger
6. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
8. Running on Faith
9. Walkin’ Blues
11 .San Francisco Bay Blues
12. Malted Milk
13. Old Love
14. Rollin’ and Tumblin’
Note – when you purchase MP3s through Amazon, it stores your purchases to Amazon’s Cloud Drive; from there you can stream the music right from their online player. Also, if you have a Kindle Fire, your MP3 purchases will automatically be available for you to stream on your device. All your purchases are backed up and available for you to download at any time. You can download the files to your computer to load to an MP3 device and to your iTunes account if you have one. If you’d like to gift these MP3 purchases, you can – just click the “Give album or song as gift” button on the right on the product page. From there you enter the recipient’s email address and then select either specific songs to gift or the entire album.