Anybody here just totally captivated by Eric Clapton's amazing skills on the guitar (and whatever else he plays), vocals, amazing way of expressing thoughts, and wide range of styles of music? The first I heard of him was when I listened to my dad's CD Eric Clapton Unplugged. I loved (and still do) that CD. I listened to it for weeks on end. And throughout the last few years, I have never tired of coming back to it every now and then.
Slightly more recently I bought Cream of Clapton. For me, this was a totally different side of Eric Clapton. I recognized a few of the songs, but for the most part it was new. I really grew to like this side of him every bit as much as the other, though they're so different.
Now fast forward to about three weeks ago. My friend discovered and then gave me a (bootleg..:D) copy of Clapton Chronicles. This CD is much like Cream of Clapton in styles, but is slightly different. I haven't been able to stop listening to this CD for more than a day or two at a time over the last three or four weeks!
I have decided that I'm a huge Eric Clapton fan, and that I'd love to start collecting some of his better works. (Not that I imagine that he has any 'lesser' works! :p)
So, what are some your opinions on Eric Clapton? His style? The CDs I mentioned? What are some other CDs I (and others in the same boat) should take a listen to? And may even be worth buying? I don't have a SACD player (yet), but are there any good SACDS (or DVD-Audio discs) worth mentioning?