There's One in Every Crowd

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There's One in Every Crowd
Studio album by Eric Clapton
Released March 1975
Recorded late 1974 - early 1975
Genre Blues rock, reggae
Length 40:08
Label RSO
Producer Tom Dowd
Eric Clapton chronology
461 Ocean Boulevard
(1974)
There's One in Every Crowd
(1975)
E.C. Was Here
(1975)

There's One in Every Crowd is a 1975 album by blues rocker Eric Clapton. It is his third solo album. Recorded shortly after 461 Ocean Boulevard, the album features a style very similar to its predecessor, but did not enjoy similar commercial success. Clapton's love for the "Tulsa Sound" (Tulsa Oklahoma) was apparent here as it is quite similar in feel to the previous record.

After the success of "I Shot the Sheriff", Clapton and his backing band went to Jamaica to record There's One in Every Crowd (The songs "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Little Rachel" and "Don't Blame Me" are recorded in a reggae style, though the rest of the record is blues/rock). However, with his growing alcohol dependency and problems in Jamaica, the record was very challenging to record. Original title: "EC is God...There's One in Every Crowd". RSO didn't like the first part.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "We've Been Told (Jesus Coming Soon)" (Willie Johnson/Traditional) – 4:28
  2. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (Traditional arranged by Eric Clapton) – 3:33
  3. "Little Rachel" (Jim Byfield) – 4:06
  4. "Don't Blame Me" (Clapton/George Terry) – 3:35
  5. "The Sky Is Crying" (Elmore James) – 3:58
  6. "Singin' the Blues" (Mary McCreary) – 3:26
  7. "Better Make It Through Today" (Clapton) – 4:07
  8. "Pretty Blue Eyes" (Clapton) – 4:45
  9. "High" (Clapton) – 3:30
  10. "Opposites" (Clapton) – 4:52

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1975 Billboard 200 21[2]
1975 UK Album Chart 15[3]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1975 "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" UK Top 40 19[3]

Citation[edit]

  1. ^ Clapton: The Autobiography by Eric Clapton
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p64692
  3. ^ a b http://www.everyhit.com/