Eagle Vision [08.06.18]
When it comes to guitar legends they don’t get much bigger, or more influential, then Eric Clapton. They also don’t come much more damaged and this excellent new biographical documentary brings us his story, warts and all. The content is brutally honest at times and doesn’t shy away from the darker side of Clapton’s life; the drink, drugs and death are all covered here.
The film mixes archive footage with interviews and covers both Clapton’s career and personal life. His love of blues music shines through, as you would imagine, and aside from his successful solo career his work with the likes of Cream, The Yardbirds, Blind Faith, Derek and The Dominos, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and George Harrison, amongst others, is also covered in depth.
Director Lili Fini Fenwick has done a great job here in creating something that is more than just a run of the mill music documentary, at one point in the film Clapton says “Music saved me” and you get the feeling that this could be said about any of the low points in his life.
Whilst the film has already been shown on the BBC this is still a DVD that many a Clapton fan will want to own. There is also a retrospective double CD being released to accompany the release. ****
Review by Nikk Gunns
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