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Poll: What Is Eric Clapton's Best Guitar Album?

Eric Clapton has earned a place on a short list of guitar-playing legends.

Some people even went around calling him "God" back in '66.

But what is THE Eric Clapton guitar album? Which one simply says it all or captures the best bits of his style in a nutshell? Or -- another way of putting it -- which one would you take with you if you were going to live on a deserted island for 12.45 years, armed only with a Gibson Les Paul R-0 1960 Reissue ... and an amp ... and maybe some sandwiches?

Did he hit his peak early with the Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton album in '66? Did he really hit his Strat stride in '70 with Layla? Or did he make a comeback with the live Cream album from 2005? (Check out his solo in "Sleepy Time Time.")

Take the poll below and let us know! The results will be posted soon.


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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.