Eric Clapton comes calling on your stereo with his latest live album, culled from the Los Angeles and Tokyo dates on his 2001 tour.

Eric Clapton comes calling on your stereo with his latest live album, culled from the Los Angeles and Tokyo dates on his 2001 tour. Both Eric Claptons—the sensitive songster (who gave us "My Father's Eyes," "River of Tears," "Tears in Heaven," et. al) and the hard-rockin' icon of the 1960s and '70s (who delivered such classics as "Layla" and "Sunshine of My Love")—show up here. And, naturally, there's a clutch of blues standards. High points include "Have You Ever Loved a Woman?" and "Badge," both of which give off some serious fretboard smoke. While it's impossible to hope for exhaustive Clapton career coverage in a bare couple of hours, One More Car offers a very polished live cross-section. Still, one tends to wish this tasty dish was a little tangier and ol' Slowhand did more of the "fast hand" stuff.—AZ

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