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Eric Clapton: Behind the Sun (Warner Bros.); The Firm: The Firm (Atlantic)

Deborah Frost, Rolling Stone, 11 April 1985

NOBODY EVER said it was easy being God. Nobody ever said it was a gig Eric Clapton even asked for. The man has spent most of his career trying to deny both the implications of the graffiti first splattered all over London almost two decades ago and the magnitude of his gifts. With each post-Layla effort, his message became clearer: I'm only human; allow me to fail.

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