August

August

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by Eric Clapton
     
 

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Eric Clapton adopted a new, tougher, hard R&B approach on August, employing a stripped-down band featuring keyboard player Greg Phillinganes, bassist Nathan East, and drummer/producer Phil Collins, plus, on several tracks, a horn section and, on a couple of tracks,See more details below

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Eric Clapton adopted a new, tougher, hard R&B approach on August, employing a stripped-down band featuring keyboard player Greg Phillinganes, bassist Nathan East, and drummer/producer Phil Collins, plus, on several tracks, a horn section and, on a couple of tracks, backup vocals by Tina Turner, and performing songs written by old Motown hand Lamont Dozier, among others. The excellent, but incongruous, leadoff track, however, was "It's in the Way That You Use It," which Clapton and Robbie Robertson had written for Robertson's score to the film The Color of Money. Elsewhere, Clapton sang and played fiercely on songs like "Tearing Us Apart," "Run," and "Miss You," all of which earned AOR radio play. That radio support may have helped the album to achieve gold status in less than six months, Clapton's best commercial showing since 1981's Another Ticket, despite the album's failure to generate a hit single. The title commemorates the birth in August 1986 of Clapton's son Conor. [The CD version of the album contains the bonus track "Grand Illusion."]

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/19/2000
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624773627
catalogNumber:
47736
Rank:
6358

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Clapton   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Phil Collins   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Tina Turner   Vocals
Michael Brecker   Saxophone
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Gary Brooker   Keyboards,Vocals
Dave Bargeron   Trombone
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Laurence Cottle   Bass
Richard Cottle   Synthesizer
Nathan East   Bass,Bass Guitar
Richard Feldman   Keyboards
Katie Kissoon   Vocals
Magic Moreno   Vocals
Tessa Niles   Vocals
Greg Phillinganes   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Henry Spinetti   Drums

Technical Credits

Stephen Bishop   Composer
Phil Collins   Producer
Stephen Chase   Engineer
Eric Clapton   Composer,Producer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Paul Gommersall   Engineer
Peter Hefter   Engineer
Magic Moreno   Engineer
Chris J. Mosdell   Composer
Leon Pendarvis   Horn Arrangements
Ryuichi Sakamoto   Composer

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