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  • ERIC CLAPTON THE COMPLETE REPRISE STUDIO ALBUMS VOL 1   7LP BOX SET
  • ERIC CLAPTON THE COMPLETE REPRISE STUDIO ALBUMS VOL 1   7LP BOX SET
  • ERIC CLAPTON THE COMPLETE REPRISE STUDIO ALBUMS VOL 1   7LP BOX SET
  • ERIC CLAPTON THE COMPLETE REPRISE STUDIO ALBUMS VOL 1   7LP BOX SET
  • ERIC CLAPTON THE COMPLETE REPRISE STUDIO ALBUMS VOL 1   7LP BOX SET

THE COMPLETE REPRISE STUDIO ALBUMS VOL 1 7LP BOX SET

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REPRISE RECORDS - LIMITED EDITION VINYL ONLY BOX SET
RELEASED 09/30/22

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Eric Clapton, one of music’s most influential and successful recording artists, joined Reprise Records in 1983, launching a prolific period that spans 30 years and encompasses some of his most celebrated work. An upcoming limited edition, 12-LP boxed set revisits Clapton’s first six albums for Reprise along with an LP exclusive to this collection that features rarities from the era, including a previously unreleased remix of “Pilgrim” by co-writer and long-time Clapton producer Simon Climie.

 

THE COMPLETE REPRISE STUDIO ALBUMS – VOLUME I will be available on September 30. It contains newly remastered versions of six studio albums pressed on 180-gram vinyl: Money and Cigarettes (1983) as a single LP, and 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 LPs; both are now 3-sided double albums to avoid long LP sides and to maximize the audio quality.

 The final LP in the 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 on the 1987 single “Behind The Mask.” Another B-side, “Theme From A Movie That Never Happened” (Orchestral), appeared in 1998 on the Grammy-winning single, “My Father’s Eyes.”

All the music included in this collection was mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering and the lacquers for the LPs were cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

VOLUME I spans 15 years and touches on some of Clapton’s biggest studio albums. It begins with Money and Cigarettes, the guitarist’s eighth solo studio album, which he co-produced with Atlantic Records’ legend Tom Dowd. Released in 1983, it reached the Top 20 in the U.S. and the U.K. and introduced the hit single “I’ve Got A Rock ’n’ Roll Heart.”

 Clapton worked with Phil Collins to produce his next album, Behind the Sun, which peaked at #8 in the U.K. The album would earn platinum-certification in the U.S. thanks to hits like “Forever Man” and “She’s Waiting.” Collins returned to co-produce the next album, August, as well. Certified gold in the U.S., it featured a trio of Top 10 singles – “Miss You,” “Tearing Us Apart,” (a duet with Tina Turner) and the #1 smash, “It’s In The Way That You Use It.” Clapton co-wrote the latter with Robbie Robertson and co-produced the track with Dowd. The song was also featured in The Color of Money, the 1986 blockbuster film starring Paul Newman and Tom Cruise.

 Journeyman, Clapton’s 1989 follow-up, reached #2 in the U.K. where it was certified platinum. An international sensation, the record was certified platinum in Canada and gold in Argentina, Australia, France, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. The album was certified double platinum in the U.S., scoring #1 hits on the Mainstream Rock charts with “Pretending” and the GrammyÒ winning single “Bad Love.” The album had two more Top 10 hits in America with “Before You Accuse Me” (#9) and “No Alibis” (#4).

 Following the runaway success of his 1992 live album Unplugged, Clapton returned in 1994 with From The Cradle. A blues covers album, it featured his versions of songs recorded by some of the bluesmen who influenced him, including Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Freddie King and more. The album was certified triple-platinum in the U.S., where it topped the Billboard 200. It also reached #1 in the U.K., making it his only #1 album in the U.K. to date. In addition, From The Cradle won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album. 

The final release on VOLUME I is Pilgrim, Clapton’s 1998 Grammy Award winning 13th solo studio album. It reached the Top 10 in more than 20 countries, including the U.S. (#4) and the U.K. (#3). A passion project for Clapton, the album was certified platinum in America thanks to hit singles like, “My Father’s Eyes,” “Circus,” “Born In Time” (penned by Bob Dylan) and the title track.

 

Money And Cigarettes
A1 Everybody Oughta Make A Change
A2 The Shape You're In
A3 Ain't Going Down
A4 I've Got A Rock N' Roll Heart
A5 Man Overboard
B1 Pretty Girl
B2 Man In Love
B3 Crosscut Saw
B4 Slow Down Linda
B5 Crazy Country Hop


Behind The Sun
A1 She's Waiting
A2 See What Love Can Do
A3 Same Old Blues
B1 Knock On Wood
B2 Something's Happening
B3 Forever Man
B4 It All Depends
C1 Tangled In Love
C2 Never Make You Cry
C3 Just Like A Prisoner
C4 Behind The Sun


August
A1 It's In The Way That You Use It
A2 Run
A3 Tearing Us Apart
A4 Bad Influence
B1 Walk Away
B2 Hung Up On Your Love
B3 Take A Chance
B4 Hold On
C1 Miss You
C2 Holy Mother
C3 Behind The Mask


Journeyman
A1 Pretending
A2 Anything For Your Love
A3 Bad Love
B1 Running On Faith
B2 Hard Times
B3 Hound Dog
C1 No Alibis
C2 Run So Far
C3 Old Love
D1 Breaking Point
D2 Lead Me On
D3 Before You Accuse Me


From The Cradle
A1 Blues Before Sunrise
A2 Third Degree
A3 Reconsider Baby
A4 Hoochie Coochie Man
B1 Five Long Years
B2 I'm Tore Down
B3 How Long Blues
B4 Goin' Away Baby
C1 Blues Leave Me Alone
C2 Sinner's Prayer
C3 Motherless Child
D1 Someday After a While
D2 Standin' Round Crying
D3 Driftin'
D4 Groaning The Blues


Pilgrim
A1 My Father's Eyes
A2 River Of Tears
A3 Pilgrim
B1 Broken Hearted
B2 One Chance
B3 Circus
C1 Goin' Down Slow
C2 Fall Like Rain
C3 Born in Time
D1 Needs His Woman
D2 She's Gone
D3 You Were There
D4 Inside Of Me


Rarities 1983-1998
A1 Stone Free
A2 Crossroads (Live)
A3 White Room (Live)
A4 Theme From A Movie That Never Happened (Orchestral)
B1 Pilgrim (Remix)
B2 32-20 Blues (Live)
B3 County Jail Blues (Live)
B4 Born Under A Bad Sign