One of Eric Clapton's first self-written classics, "Let It Rain" showcased the influence that Delaney Bramlett was having on him at this, the early stages of Clapton's solo career. Led by a striking electric guitar riff (which would be revisited in "Layla" a year later), the melody is woven elegantly around the simple, almost folk-like chord changes. Lyrically, the clever use of "rain" and "reign" regarding the power of love is the core here, and Clapton and Bramlett utilize it quite well. The song has some striking instrumental sections, including a lovely, brief section by Stephen Stills. An FM radio staple, this song is still widely played on classic rock radio.