"Perhaps the quintessential Eric Clapton scrapbook of remembrances with cool photos to mark each venue. I loved the addition of play or set lists and guest appearances. Awesome book for fans of Eric." — Ausable River Arts
For over five decades, Eric Clapton has ranked among rock's premiere guitarists — and since the early 1980s, famed music photographer Gene Shaw has been capturing great moments from Slowhand's electrifying career. More than 150 of Shaw's rare color and black-and-white photographs offer a front-row fan's perspective on many legendary musical events. Highlights include Clapton's performance at the 1983 ARMS benefit; the 1992 show with Elton John at Shea Stadium; the 2005 Cream reunions at the Royal Albert Hall and Madison Square Garden; several appearances at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies; and the current Crossroads Guitar Festivals.
The majority of the photographs have never been published before and capture rare and intimate moments between Eric and his fellow musicians not seen anywhere else. These artists include some of the biggest names in the business, so there are also exclusive images of Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Joe Cocker, Keith Richards, Albert Collins, Bob Dylan, and other superstars.
Shaw provides a commentary on each show, recapturing the emotionally charged moods of venues ranging from small clubs and theaters to vast stadiums and arenas. Notes on the performances include a partial band lineup and complete set list. This unique retrospective includes an Introduction by Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis and a Foreword by John "Crash" Matos, artist and designer of some of Clapton's signature guitars.
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Gene Shaw studied photography with Jan Kather at Elmira College. He toured with the Psychedelic Furs in the 1980s, and he has been the house photographer for many clubs and concert halls, including The Ritz, Tattoo, and Irving Plaza. For more than three decades, he has traveled all over the world photographing Eric Clapton, and his pictures have appeared in Vogue, Rolling Stone, Time, People, George, and books and museums.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am not sure why this was listed as a paperback, as it is a beautiful hardcovered book. The photos and narrative expose the author's fascination with and insight into Eric Clapton in an entirely readable way. Get it for any Clapton fan on your holiday list, and get a copy for yourself!
Given To Me For An Honest Review Journeyman: Eric Clapton -- A Photographic Narrative (Calla Editions) by Gene Shaw is truly a must have for those who have loved the music. This book covers thirty concerts over thirty years. You can travel through time as you share the events and concerts that were photographed. There are many pictures included. They are glossy and clear. A great coffee table book. If you loved the music you'll love the book. I gave it 5 stars but it deserves more. I highly recommend this book to all. I look forward to more from Gene Shaw.
I was amazed at how beautiful the book came out. The photos jump off the highly glossed pages. A time trip through photos of Mr. Clapton. I wholeheartedly recommend this book. Thank you Mr. Shaw for the awesome photos.
The photography and accompanying reflections take you to a place not always available to everyone. The photographs and the reflections of a Gene Shaw make the whole work very personable. A tour is usually just for spectators, but the tours,the journey, presented in this book are the personal stories of the participants. The photography captures the journey of Eric Clapton while the reflections capture the journey of the photographer, Gene Shaw . Reflections on the challenges of life , reflections on the joys and sorrows, reflections on the love of music, and throughout a deep faith and trust in God's love for him. This book is not just another picture book to be placed on the coffee table to peruse, but to sit with it and let it take you on a journey with a great artist, Eric Clapton and a great lover of music and life, Gene Shaw.