Eric Clapton 8/15/22

Set for release on September 30th is the latest Eric Clapton box set, The Complete Reprise Studio Albums – Volume 1, which sells for $249.98. The Reprise collection contains newly remastered versions of six studio albums pressed on 180-gram vinyl: Money And Cigarettes (1983) as a single LP, Behind The Sun (1985), August (1986), Journeyman (1989), From the Cradle (1994), and Pilgrim (1998) as double-LPs. Behind The Sun and August were originally released as single LP’s with both now packaged as three-sided double albums to avoid long LP sides and to maximize the audio quality.

A bonus album, exclusive to the new collection, Rarities (1983-1998), brings together eight rare recordings from this era, including live versions of “White Room” and “Crossroads” that were both featured on the B-side of the 1987 single “Behind The Mask.” Another B-side, “Theme From A Movie That Never Happened (Orchestral),” appeared in 1998 on the B-side to “My Father’s Eyes.” A cover of Albert King’s “Born Under A Bad Sign” and  a previously unreleased remix of “Pilgrim” by co-writer and long-time Clapton producer Simon Climie.

Early 2023 will see the release of The Complete Reprise Studio Albums – Volume 2, a companion vinyl boxed set that features Clapton’s Reprise studio albums spanning 2001-2010, along with an exclusive LP of rarities from that era. More details on this release will be announced soon.

Eric Clapton explained what goes through his head just before he launches into one of his signature solos: [“You’ve got a (laughs) brief span of, like 10 seconds — ‘Right, I’m gonna play something now’ — and you go through 100 different changes in your head about what approach you’re gonna take and usually by the time you’ve gone through those changes — it’s time! It’s just like someone shoved you through a door and you’ve suddenly got to do an act. And for me, I just start singing. It’s a voice. ‘Got nothing to do with technique at all. Experience, maybe, of y’know, having confidence in knowing what you’re hearing in your head you can do with your hand. But apart from that it’s not any cleverness at all. It’s just feeling.”] SOUNDCUE (:29 OC: . . . it’s just feeling)

  • Eric Clapton North American tour dates (subject to change):
    September 8 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
    September 10 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
    September 12, 13 – Chicago, IL – United Center
    September 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
    September 18, 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

SOURCE: Press release

TL; DR

  • Set for release on September 30th is the latest Eric Clapton box set, The Complete Reprise Studio Albums – Volume 1.

SIDE NOTES

The tracklisting to Eric Clapton’s Complete Reprise Studio Albums – Volume 1:

Money And Cigarettes (1983)
“Everybody Oughta Make A Change”
“The Shape You’re In”
“Ain’t Going Down”
“I’ve Got A Rock ’n’ Roll Heart”
“Man Overboard”
“Pretty Girl”
“Man In Love”
“Crosscut Saw”
“Slow Down Linda”
“Crazy Country Hop”
 
Behind the Sun (1985)
“She’s Waiting”
“See What Love Can Do”
“Same Old Blues”
“Knock On Wood”
“Something’s Happening”
“Forever Man”
“It All Depends”
“Tangled In Love”
“Never Make You Cry”
“Just Like A Prisoner”
“Behind The Sun”
 
August (1986)
“It’s In The Way That You Use It”
“Run”
“Tearing Us Apart”
“Bad Influence”
“Walk Away”
“Hung Up On Your Love”
“Take A Chance”
“Hold On”
“Miss You”
“Holy Mother”
“Behind the Mask”
 
Journeyman (1989)
“Pretending”
“Anything For Your Love”
“Bad Love”
“Running On Faith”
“Hard Times”
“Hound Dog”
“No Alibis”
“Run So Far”
“Old Love”
“Breaking Point”
“Lead Me On”
“Before You Accuse Me”
 
From the Cradle (1994)
“Blues Before Sunrise”
“Third Degree”
“Reconsider Baby”
“Hoochie Coochie Man”
“Five Long Years”
“I’m Tore Down”
“How Long Blues”
“Goin’ Away Baby”
“Blues Leave Me Alone”
“Sinner’s Prayer”
“Motherless Child”
“It Hurts Me Too”
“Someday After A While”
“Standin’ Round Crying”
“Driftin’”
“Groaning The Blues”
 
Pilgrim (1998)
“My Father’s Eyes”
“River Of Tears”
“Pilgrim”
“Broken Hearted”
“One Chance”
“Circus”
“Goin’ Down Slow”
“Fall Like Rain”
“Born In Time”
“Sick And Tired”
“Needs His Woman”
“She’s Gone”
“You Were There”
“Inside Of Me”
 
Rarities Vol. 1 (2022)
“Stone Free”  
“Crossroads” – Live  
“White Room” – Live  
“Theme From A Movie That Never Happened (Orchestral)”
“Pilgrim” – Remix (previously unreleased)
“32-20 Blues” – Live  
“County Jail Blues” – Live  
“Born Under A Bad Sign” (previously unreleased)