New Greatest Hits Package Expected for Eric Clapton

This new collection helps to shine a light on his Reprise Records years.

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There is much to say about Eric Clapton. From his work with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, and Derek & The Dominoes to his extraordinary body of solo work, Eric Clapton has filled in every nook and cranny of his musical career with memorable creativity.

There are several labels that control his music. RSO controls the first fruits of the Clapton catalog that includes his second album, 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974), There's One In Every Crowd (1975), the stupendous party mix No Reason to Cry (1976), and his high-profile Slowhand (1977). The RSO grasp continues on through Another Ticket (1981), six in all. His eponymous debut from 1970 was issued via Atco Records. Most of the rest were released via Reprise Records (WBR).

Eric Clapton Forever Man.jpgOn April 28, Reprise Records will release two versions of a 'best of' set, Forever Man, to look back on a remarkable career. While the studio pieces found on Forever Man are from his Reprise records, there are live versions of his songs from prior to that affiliation to help lend an air of completion to the set. You will not see any RSO or Atco studio works on this set.

Forever Man will be released in both three-disc (with 52 track selections) and two-disc sets (with 33 track selections). Each set will contain booklets that feature liner notes from noted writer Malcolm Dome, as well as a collection of photos, credits, and other memorabilia.

Forever Man is expected to be issued in a two-LP set as well as the expected MP3 DD.

Forever Man 2CD CD1:

01 Gotta Get Over
02 I’ve Got A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart
03 Anyway The Wind Blows - By J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton
04 My Father’s Eyes
05 Motherless Child
06 Pretending
07 Little Queen Of Spades
08 Bad Love
09 Behind The Mask
10 Tears In Heaven
11 Change The World
12 Call Me The Breeze
13 Forever Man
14 Riding With The King - By Eric Clapton and B.B. King
15 It’s In The Way That You Use It
16 Circus
17 Got You On My Mind
18 Travelin’ Alone
19 Revolution

CD2:

01 Badge (Live)
02 Sunshine Of Your Love (Live)
03 White Room (Live)
04 Wonderful Tonight (Live)
05 Worried Life Blues (Live)
06 Cocaine (Live)
07 Layla (Live - Unplugged)
08 Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out (Live - Unplugged)
09 Walkin’ Blues (Live - Unplugged)
10 Them Changes (Live) - By Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood
11 Presence Of The Lord (Live) - By Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood
12 Hoochie Coochie Man (Live)
13 Goin’ Down Slow (Live)
14 Over The Rainbow (Live)

Forever Man 3CD CD1:

01 Gotta Get Over
02 I’ve Got A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart
03 Run Back To Your Side
04 Tears In Heaven
05 Call Me The Breeze
06 Forever Man
07 Believe In Life
08 Bad Love
09 My Father’s Eyes
10 Anyway The Wind Blows - By J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton
11 Travelin’ Alone
12 Change The World
13 Behind The Mask
14 It’s In The Way That You Use It
15 Pretending
16 Riding With The King - By Eric Clapton and B.B. King
17 Circus
18 Revolution

CD2:

01 Badge (Live)
02 Sunshine Of Your Love (Live)
03 White Room (Live)
04 Wonderful Tonight (Live)
05 Worried Life Blues (Live)
06 Cocaine (Live)
07 Layla (Live - Unplugged)
08 Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out (Live - Unplugged)
09 Walkin’ Blues (Live - Unplugged)
10 Them Changes (Live) - By Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood
11 Presence of thehe Lord (Live) - By Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood
12 Hoochie Coochie Man (Live)
13 Goin’ Down Slow (Live)
14 Over The Rainbow (Live)

CD3:

01 Before You Accuse Me
02 Last Fair Deal Gone Down
03 Hold On I’m Coming - By Eric Clapton and B.B. King
04 Terraplane Blues
05 It Hurts Me Too
06 Little Queen of Spades
07 Third Degree
08 Motherless Child
09 Sportin’ Life Blues - By J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton
10 Ramblin’ On My Mind
11 Stop Breakin’ Down Blues
12 Everybody Oughta Make A Change
13 Sweet Home Chicago
14 If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
15 Hard Times Blues
16 Got You On My Mind
17 I’m Tore Down
18 Milkcow’s Calf Blues
19 Key To The Highway - By Eric Clapton and B.B. King

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Matt Rowe began his life with an AM radio, listening to anything that was considered music. Since, he has labored intently to build a collection of music, paring it down, rebuilding, and refining as he sees fit. His decided goal is to keep up with new music by panning for the nuggets among literal mountains…

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