Eric Clapton - Let It Grow (2011 Remaster)





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Published on May 26, 2011

Let It Grow - MFSL UDCD-594 24-Karat Gold Disc
16:9 HD Clip 12677kBit/s / Audio 312kBit/s 48000Hz
32bit Audio Remaster, May 2011

Criteria Studios Miami, April - May 1974

Eric Clapton - Vocal, Guitars, Dobro
George Terry - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Carl Radle - Bass
Jamie Oldaker - Drums
Albhy Gaulten - Piano, ARP Synthesizer
Dick Sims - Organ
Yvonne Elliman & Tom Bernfeld - Backing Vocals

Tom Dowd - Producer
Karl Richardson - Sound Engineer
Steve Klein - Assistant Sound Engineer

Levi Magyar - 2011 Remaster


Time-lapse Films by Terje Sorgjerd

"The Mountain" (Uncut)
Filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011, El Teide (Spain)

"The Aurora" (7 secs edited by me)
Shot in and around Kirkenes and Pas National Park bordering Russia. Temperatures around -25 Celsius


When I saw these two amazing time-lapse films for the first time, I immediatley thought of this song!!!

The audio comes from a MFSL UDCD-594 24-KARAT GOLD DISC.
I love this song very much but I found the vocals always too loud in the original mix, the mastering by Darcy Proper and Suha Gur for the 2004 Deluxe Edition of "461 Ocean Boulevard" was an advancement but left many details burried - my version is for the 1950s Fender Stratocaster and audiophile fans, not for the mass market (=P)

So 'ere you 'ave left and right channels more balanced, more bass acoustic and electric guitars, louder drums plus more organ in mid part of the song. The whole mix is stereo enhanced.
EC's Strat "Blackie" at the end is really mind-blowing and is what I like most!

I changed the volume of the left channel at the beginning so it doesn't come out of nowhere, right channel guitar track is present so now both twist and turn but the guitar is still climbing - up to the stratosphere and gives you goosebumbs from top to toe!


461 Ocean Boulevard is Eric Clapton's second studio solo album, arriving after his side project of Derek and the Dominos and a long struggle with heroin addiction. Although there are some new reggae influences, the album doesn't sound all that different from the rock, pop, blues, country, and R&B amalgam of Eric Clapton. However, 461 Ocean Boulevard is a tighter, more focused outing that enables Clapton to stretch out instrumentally. Furthermore, the pop concessions on the album - the sleek production, the concise running times - don't detract from the rootsy origins of the material, whether it's Johnny Otis' "Willie and the Hand Jive," the traditional blues "Motherless Children," Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff," or Clapton's emotional original "Let It Grow." With its relaxed, friendly atmosphere and strong bluesy roots, 461 Ocean Boulevard set the template for Clapton's '70s albums. Though he tried hard to make an album exactly like it, he never quite managed to replicate its charms.


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