ERIC CLAPTON – ” Eric Clapton ” Anniversary Edition Set

Posted: June 10, 2021 in MUSIC
Eric Clapton LP

Eric Clapton’s self-titled debut solo album originally released in August 1970 is to be released in an special Anniversary Edition set due on August 20th, 2021. It will present this important staging post in his epic career in three separate mixes: The Eric Clapton Mix, the Delaney Bramlett Mix and the Tom Dowd Mix (The UK Version). The Eric Clapton mix is being released in full for the first time. Wedged in between Cream and Blind Faith on one side and Derek and the Dominoes on the other, 

The new edition was introduced today by the arrival of two tracks, “After Midnight” (Delaney Bramlett Mix) and “Blues Power” (Eric Clapton Mix).

These include “Teasin’” by King Curtis with Delaney Bramlett, Eric Clapton & Friends, “I’ve Told You For The Last Time” (Olympic Studios version), and the single B-side “Groupie (Superstar)” by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends featuring Eric Clapton.

The Eric Clapton mix version is being released in full for the first time. The album will be available on 4CD and 1LP (standard black) and will also be released digitally.

This anniversary collection also includes some singles, alternate versions and session outtakes. These include a previously-unreleased Alternate Mix of “Comin’ Home” by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends featuring Eric Clapton. Other tracks among these bonus tracks were previously released on the Deluxe Edition CD of the album in 2005.

Clapton’s eponymous solo debut was recorded after he completed a tour with Delaney & Bonnie & Friends Eric used the core of the duo’s backing band and co-wrote the majority of the songs with Delaney Bramlett accordingly, The sounds more laid-back and straightforward than any of the guitarist’s previous recordings. There are still elements of blues and rock & roll, but they’re hidden beneath layers of gospel, R&B, country, and pop flourishes. And the pop element of the record is the strongest of the album’s many elements 

The 1970 album came as Clapton was resetting his musical priorities, as he had toured with Delaney & Bonnie and others in the lead-up to the establishment of his next venture Derek and the Dominios later that year. Beside Clapton, Bramlett and Leon Russell, the personnel includes the other members of Clapton’s 1970 band Derek and the Dominos as well as guest spots from Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Bonnie Bramlett, Sonny Curtis and others. The album reached No.13 on the Billboard LP chart, in a 30-week stay that put Clapton’s name on the big sellers as a soloist for the first time.

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