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Planes, Trains and Eric

I've been on a serious Clapton kick recently after having seen the documentary A Life in 12 Bars, which is worthwhile. I was big fan of his music up until about 1980 when I got tired of him aping JJ Cale and never bought anything else afterwards. So I thought I'd check out this movie, which was filmed during a 2014 tour of the Far East.

The first song is Tell The Truth and as the lyrics suggest, he's not fooling me. Pale version of a great song and it's downhill from there through an insipid version of Crossroads and that acoustic version of Layla which I cannot stand. That's as far as I got. Too painful.

In one of the interviews he talks about retiring as he was approaching 70. Yes, please. Stop now.

Not recommended.
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