New Clapton Book, Double-Disc Set

Both set for October release

(September 21, 2007) - Two big retrospectives on Eric Clapton’s career will be released October 19th: Complete Clapton, a 2-disc compilation that covers much of Clapton’s career, and Clapton, the Autobiography, a 352-page account of the guitar icon’s inspiring life.

Early reviews of Clapton, the Autobiography, (Broadway) commend Slowhand for his candid account of a humble beginning as an illegitimate child, battles with substance abuse and the loss of his son in a freak accident. Clapton covers every turn in his storied career, his complicated history with Patti Boyd (for whom he wrote “Layla”) and his passion for art.

To amass a compilation of Eric Clapton’s best works is no easy task and Complete Clapton (Reprise) will no doubt be criticized for its lack of Bluesbreakers tunes and every individual Clapton fan’s favorite B-side. Regardless, as the first two-disc attempt to cover the breadth of Clapton’s career, Complete Clapton includes a wide range of the guitarist’s hits and contributions to popular music. Obviously, it takes a boxed set to properly cover what the 18-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has brought to the table. With this in mind, Complete Clapton packs a lot into two CDs.

ALBUM TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE:
1. I FEEL FREE - CREAM
2. SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE - CREAM
3. WHITE ROOM - CREAM
4. CROSSROADS (LIVE AT WINTERLAND) - CREAM
5. BADGE - CREAM
6. PRESENCE OF THE LORD - BLIND FAITH
7. AFTER MIDNIGHT
8. LET IT RAIN
9. BELL BOTTOM BLUES - DEREK AND THE DOMINOS
10. LAYLA - DEREK AND THE DOMINOS
11. LET IT GROW
12. I SHOT THE SHERIFF
13. KNOCKIN'' ON HEAVEN''S DOOR
14. HELLO OLD FRIEND
15. COCAINE
16. LAY DOWN SALLY
17. WONDERFUL TONIGHT
18. PROMISES
19. I CAN''T STAND IT

DISC TWO:
1. I''VE GOT A ROCK ''N'' ROLL HEART
2. SHE''S WAITING
3. FOREVER MAN
4. IT''S IN THE WAY THAT YOU USE IT
5. MISS YOU
6. PRETENDING
7. BAD LOVE
8. TEARS IN HEAVEN
9. LAYLA (unplugged)
10. RUNNING ON FAITH (unplugged)
11. MOTHERLESS CHILD
12. CHANGE THE WORLD
13. MY FATHER''S EYES
14. RIDING WITH THE KING - ERIC CLAPTON AND B.B. KING
15. SWEET HOME CHICAGO
16. IF I HAD POSSESSION OVER JUDGEMENT DAY
17. RIDE THE RIVER - J.J. CALE AND ERIC CLAPTON

For more information:

EricClapton.com

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