461 Ocean Boulevard

by Eric Clapton

461 Ocean Boulevard

461 Ocean Boulevard is the second studio album by English musician Eric Clapton. The album was released in late July 1974 for RSO Records, shortly after the record company released the hit single “I Shot the Sheriff” in early July the same year. The album topped various international charts and sold more than two million copies. The album was Clapton’s return to the recording studio after a three-year hiatus due to his heroin addiction. The title refers to the address on Ocean Boulevard in Golden Beach, Florida, where Clapton lived while recording the album. Upon completing the album, Clapton and RSO head Robert Stigwood recommended the house and Miami’s Criteria Studios to fellow RSO artists, the Bee Gees, who then moved in to write and record Main Course. The street address of the house was changed after the album’s release. A remastered two-disc deluxe edition of the album was released in 2004, which included selections from two live shows at the Hammersmith Odeon, and additional studio jam sessions.


  1. Motherless Children
  2. Give Me Strength
  3. Willie And The Hand Jive
  4. Get Ready
  5. I Shot The Sheriff
  6. I Can’t Hold Out Much Longer
  7. Please Be With Me
  8. Let It Grow
  9. Steady Rollin’ Man
  10. Mainline Florida

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Wikipedia URL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/461_Ocean_Boulevard
Format Vinyl LP Album Reissue
Label RSO
Catalog Number SPELP 24
Notes Non-gatefold sleeve. — Back cover: Recorded at Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, Florida. Yvonne Elliman courtesy of Purple Records. Al Jackson courtesy of Stax Records. Produced […] by arrangement with the Robert Stigwood Organization ℗ 1974 RSO Records © 1983 Polydor Ltd. (London) — Labels: Made in England Marketed by Polydor Ltd Original Sound Recording made by RSO Records Ltd. ℗ 1974 RSO Records Ltd.
Discogs URL Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard