Arthur Louis featuring Eric Clapton - Knockin' On Heaven's Door (1976) Reissue 2000
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Electric Blues, Blues-Rock, Reggae Pop | Label: Music Avenue | # 250043 | 00:36:02
After scoring a hit with "I shot The Sheriff" ERIC CLAPTON, recorded an album with Jamaican-born ARTHUR LOUIS, who at the time was one of the few authentic reggae artists residing in the UK. One of the songs Eric Clapton recorded for Arthur's album was a reggae version of the DYLAN tune 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door'. The interpretation so much caught Eric's attention that a few months later he decided to record the same song for himself, using Arthur Louis identical arrangement, and scoring - once again - a substantial hit. Arthur Louis' album was released in Japan in 1976 but remained unavailable in Europe until now. 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' isn't a pure reggae album. Reggae influences are evidently present but as a whole the album is a homogeneous blend of reggae, blues and R&B, probably due to Arthur's lengthy residence in New York, as well as to Clapton's "guitar-print".