Complete Clapton

Complete Clapton

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by Eric Clapton
     
 

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Disregard the title of this 2007 compilation: there is no way that any double-disc, 36-track set could be called The Complete Clapton, not when Eric Clapton has had a career that's spanned over four decades. This doesn't even attempt to cover as much ground as his landmark four-disc 1988 box set Crossroads, which began with his first band the Yardbirds

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Disregard the title of this 2007 compilation: there is no way that any double-disc, 36-track set could be called The Complete Clapton, not when Eric Clapton has had a career that's spanned over four decades. This doesn't even attempt to cover as much ground as his landmark four-disc 1988 box set Crossroads, which began with his first band the Yardbirds and then followed his winding journeys through John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Delaney & Bonnie, and Derek & the Dominos before settling into his solo records. Of course, The Complete Clapton covers the nearly 20 years that have elapsed since the release of Crossroads, a time frame which includes the blockbuster success of his 1992 Unplugged, its all-blues 1994 follow-up From the Cradle, and many soft adult contemporary hits from the late '90s. All these phases are touched upon on The Complete Clapton, which begins with five Cream staples ("I Feel Free," "Sunshine of Your Love," "White Room," "Crossroads," "Badge") and Blind Faith's "Presence of the Lord" before delving into his solo career. This turns The Complete Clapton into a portrait of Clapton the classic rocker, as it focuses almost entirely on radio staples -- including tracks like "I've Got a Rock & Roll Heart," "Forever Man," and "It's in the Way That You Use It" that didn't make the cut on Crossroads -- that still are played frequently years after their original release. As such, this set doesn't pack many surprises, but it does hit the obvious highlights well and serves as a good hits package for the casual and curious fan, and in that sense, it works as a good companion piece to Clapton's autobiography, which was published the same week this was released in October 2007.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2007
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624992479
catalogNumber:
294332
Rank:
2812

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I Feel Free
  2. Sunshine of Your Love
  3. White Room
  4. Crossroads
  5. Badge
  6. Presence of the Lord
  7. After Midnight
  8. Let It Rain
  9. Bell Bottom Blues
  10. Layla
  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 2

  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
  10. Running on Faith
  11. Motherless Child
  12. Change the World
  13. My Father's Eyes
  14. Riding with the King
  15. Sweet Home Chicago
  16. If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
  17. Ride the River

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Clapton   Primary Artist,Dobro,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar,Soloist
Phil Collins   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Snare Drums,Harmony
Ry Cooder   Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Rita Coolidge   Vocals
Albert Lee   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Billy Preston   Piano,Hammond Organ
Leon Russell   Piano
Steve Stills   Guitar,Vocals
Michael Brecker   Saxophone
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Peter Manning Robinson   Synthesizer
Joe Sample   Piano,Wurlitzer
Bonnie Bramlett   Vocals
Delaney Bramlett   Guitar,Vocals
Gary Brooker   Keyboards,Vocals
Sonny Curtis   Vocals
Yvonne Elliman   Vocals
Andy Fairweather Low   Guitar
Marcy Levy   Vocals
Jerry Williams   Guitar,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jim Keltner   Drums
Jerry Portnoy   Harmonica
Albhy Galuten   Piano,ARP
Jerry Allison   Vocals
Tom Bernfield   Vocals
Jeff Bova   Synthesizer,Synthesizer Horn
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Dave Bronze   Bass Guitar
Lenny Castro   Percussion,Conga
Chaka Khan   Background Vocals
Chyna   Background Vocals
Alan Clark   Bass,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Synthesizer Horn
Simon Clarke   Baritone Saxophone
Simon Climie   Keyboards
Ray Cooper   Percussion
Laurence Cottle   Bass
Richard Cottle   Synthesizer
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass Guitar
Nathan East   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Chuck Kirkpatrick   Background Vocals
Steve Gadd   Drums
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Randy Kerber   Synthesizer
B.B. King   Guitar,Vocals
Katie Kissoon   Background Vocals
Chuck Leavell   Keyboards
Roddy Lorimer   Trumpet
Steve Lukather   Rhythm Guitar
JayDee Mannes   Pedal Steel Guitar
Susannah Melvoin   Background Vocals
Wendy Melvoin   Background Vocals
Shaun Murphy   Background Vocals
Tessa Niles   Background Vocals
Michael Omartian   Synthesizer
Jamie Oldaker   Drums
Pino Palladino   Bass
Phil Palmer   Guitar
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Greg Phillinganes   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Carl Radle   Bass
John Sambataro   Background Vocals
Tim Sanders   Tenor Saxophone
Dick Sims   Organ,Keyboards
Henry Spinetti   Drums
Chris Stainton   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Ted Templeman   Timbales
George Terry   Guitar,Vocals
Bobby Whitlock   Organ
Gayle Levant   celtic harp
Carol Steele   Conga
Jim W. Gordon   Drums
Tim Carmon   Hammond Organ
Doyle Bramhall   Guitar
David W. Bargeron   Trombone

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
Babyface   Producer
Jack Bruce   Composer
J.J. Cale   Composer,Producer
Phil Collins   Producer,Simmons
Bob Dylan   Composer
John Hiatt   Composer
Robbie Robertson   Composer
Bonnie Bramlett   Composer
Delaney Bramlett   Producer
Marcy Levy   Composer
Troy Seals   Composer
Jimmy Miller   Producer
Albhy Galuten   Producer
Adrian Barber   Engineer,Remixing
Chris Blackwell   Arranger
Jimmy Bralower   drum machine,drum programming
Pete Brown   Composer
Stephen Chase   Engineer
Ed Cherney   Engineer
Eric Clapton   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Simon Climie   Producer
Bobby Colomby   Composer
Jeff DeMorris   Engineer
Steve Diamond   Composer
Alan Douglas   Engineer
Tom Dowd   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Rob Fraboni   Producer
Brad Gilderman   Engineer
Glyn Johns   Producer
Paul Gommersall   Engineer
Bill Halverson   Engineer
Peter Hefter   Engineer
Lee Herschberg   Engineer
Will Jennings   Composer
Andy Johns   Engineer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Gordon Kennedy   Composer
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Composer
Nick Launay   Engineer
Damon Lyon-Shaw   Engineer
Magic Moreno   Engineer
Dave O'Donnell   Engineer
Felix Pappalardi   Producer
Leon Pendarvis   Horn Arrangements
Greg Phillinganes   Composer
Jack Joseph Puig   Engineer
Carl Radle   Producer
Eddie Setser   Composer
Tommy Sims   Composer
Robert Stigwood   Arranger,Producer
Ted Templeman   Producer
George Terry   Composer
Russ Titelman   Producer
Lenny Waronker   Producer
Dave Wittman   Engineer
John Jacobs   Engineer
Jim Barton   Engineer
Michael Carnevale   Engineer
Paul Waller   drum programming
Steve "Barney" Cahse   Engineer
Nigel Williamson   Liner Notes
Norman Watson   Inlay Photography
Dominos   Arranger,Producer
John Timperly   Engineer
Peter Brown   Composer

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Complete Clapton 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Clapton & this cd is great!!
MusicMan26 More than 1 year ago
I think this is a great album because it gives us a little bit of everything. Blues, rock, jazz and more. It features all genres of Eric Clapton's career. A great collectors item for the long time fan. If you've been living under a rock and haven't heard a lot of Clapton's work, this album will give you a great "Intro to Eric Clapton". This album may even prompt you to buy other Clapton studio albums.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is totally awesome to have so many good songs in one place. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a great collection of music to ride down the road with. He is special and these songs give us a great short view of him over his career! My 37 year old girl friend loves it as well as my 17 yr old daughter!! Smokin' Clapton!!
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Poeartemer7 More than 1 year ago
Not just the run of the rut songs... Songs we seldom hear played over the airwaves or heard til we're sick of them (sorry, do'nt really believe you can get sick of Clapton) Anyway, its good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A true Clapton fan won't buy this if he knew what was on it. Mostly just commercial standards. No surprises. Just another "Best Of" CD from an artist that deserves better treatment from his record company. Save your money and buy "Crossroads" if you want complete Clapton.
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