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by Christopher Sandford

  • ISBN: 0306808978
  • Category: Music
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Christopher Sandford
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; Updated edition (June 4, 1999)
  • Pages: 344
  • ePub book: 1857 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1123 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 614

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Christopher Sandford, the biographer of Mick Jagger, Kurt Cobain, and Sting, is also the author of Bowie: Loving the Alien and Clapton: Edge of Darkness.

Christopher Sandford, the biographer of Mick Jagger, Kurt Cobain, and Sting, is also the author of Bowie: Loving the Alien and Clapton: Edge of Darkness. Paperback: 344 pages.

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Edge of Darkness is the 1985 soundtrack by Eric Clapton and Michael Kamen for the British television series Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness is the 1985 soundtrack by Eric Clapton and Michael Kamen for the British television series Edge of Darkness. The soundtrack's theme won the Ivor Novello Award for songwriting and composing, besides winning the 1986 BAFTA Award for Best Music

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Christopher Sandford. Christopher Sandford, the biographer of Mick Jagger, Kurt Cobain, and Sting, is also the author of Bowie: Loving the Alien and Clapton: Edge of Darkness. A few years later, Chantrelle would be hanged for the particularly grisly murder of his wife, marking the beginning of Conan Doyle's own association with some of the bloodiest crimes of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

by Christopher Sandford.

Christopher Sandford has published acclaimed biographies of Kurt Cobain, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Imran Khan, Harold Macmillan, John F. Kennedy, Steve McQueen, and Roman Polanski. He is also the author of Masters of Mystery: The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini. Rolling Stone has called him "the pre-eminent author in his field today. Sandford divides his time between Seattle and London.

This updated edition of Clapton (based on exclusive sources, including interviews with former band members) discusses his recent albums From the Cradle, Retail Therapy, and Pilgrim; his erratic love life; and his 1998 American tour. From his pioneering work with the Yardbirds and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, through his superstardom in Cream, to his Grammy-winning solo career, here is blues and rock icon Eric Clapton in all his personal and musical complexity.

Comments

ALAN ALAN
Did Rita Skeeter write this book? The tone is so vitriolic that one can only assume the Skeeter is behind it - or someone very like. Where one expects to find fact supported by resesarch there is only "anonymous" opinions and stories related by sources that don't wish to be identified. Where one expect discussion of Clapton's career, opinions of his skills by peers, or even quotes from rock reviewers, one finds gossip about Mr. Clapton's personal life, probably the least important thing about him. "How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable", sighs Hamlet, maybe he was reading this book. In fact, this book brings a Richard Steele quote to mind: "Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip." and in my opinion that is how the book finally strikes one - gossip with little or no fact. Such a waste of ink.
Zeli Zeli
There is clearly a lot of early Clapton not to love. Why is it so well hidden? Having read Sandford's previous work, I knew I would get the total picture. Not just the enshrined latter figure . . .
Zainian Zainian
Lots of details of Eric's life...too many for most readers. Author is British, and the writing is not edited for American audiences. The content is not always believable, and some author's opinions are repeated, and repeated.
Gavidor Gavidor
Great find!
Yllk Yllk
I admit from the outset that I am a longtime Clapton fan. I have read just about every book and magazine article written about him over the last 30 years and have viewed many of the video bios about him. This book is by far the worst. It seems to me that the author had a negative bias from the beginning.

Clapton is no saint and his past is what it is. Nevertheless, it appears that the author interviewed only those people who had a grudge or bone to pick. From the rather unflattering cover picture to his reviews of EC's work this biography is nothing more than an anti-Clapton diatribe. Even his compliments are backhanded. Sanford's claim that he "came to have a quite genuine and deep sympathy for [Clapton]" rings very hollow. He seems to have found every reason to trash the man and the majority of his work.

Those interested in a balanced view should avoid this book.
Miromice Miromice
I was disappointed in this book. The author seems intent to portray only Clapton's negative qualities. Maybe this a true portrayal, I don't know, but whenever someone is shown in such a negative light, I suspect bias by the author.

Whatever Clapton's personality might be, I remain a fan of his music.

I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review
Shaktit Shaktit
From a musician's standpoint, I feel that some of the prose of this biography was a little hard to withstand. Don't get me wrong, it was definitely an interesting book. It's just that I wish the story contained MORE about Clapton's music throughout the years, lyrically and theoretically, his equipment and so on ... Clapton the musician. The author did express his opinions of his songs and his albums, which I disagreed with a lot. But opinions are just that: individual likes and dislikes, and everyone's are different. TOO MUCH stress was on Clapton's personality, love life, and inner demons ... the celebrity stuff.
"edge of darkness" was an excellent read. other bios of clapton tend to gloss over the periods that are so well-known. this book goes into detail about them and more importantly, about clapton himself. this book takes him off the pedestal he himself may never have wanted to be on and places him directly with the rest of us.