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Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]


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Life in 12 Bars is the name of Lili Fini Zanuck's feature-length 2018 documentary about Eric Clapton, so it fits that its accompanying soundtrack also attempts to tell his story, only through song. To that end, the double-disc soundtrack doesn't limit itself strictly to music Clapton recorded himself, either on his own, as a sideman, or with the many bands he's played in over the years. It kicks off with three vintage blues sides -- "Backwater Blues" by Big Bill Broonzy, then two cuts from Muddy Waters -- and it later finds space for Aretha Franklin's "Good to Me as I Am to You" and George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" (although, oddly, nothing from the Band's Music from Big Pink, which changed the course of Clapton's career as thoroughly as hearing blues for the first time). Around these totems are obvious selections ("Steppin' Out," "I Feel Free," "Crossroads," "After Midnight," "Layla"), along with several interesting live selections and songs that represent certain turning points in his life, such as "For Your Love," the song that caused him to leave the Yardbirds. Apart from "Tears in Heaven," which functions as a bittersweet coda, this stops in 1978, with Slowhand tearing through "Mainline Florida," which is fine: there is certainly more story left to tell -- all covered in the film -- but by stopping this narrative here, the soundtrack to Life in 12 Bars draws a good portrait of Clapton at the most vital part of his career.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/08/2018
Label: Ume
UPC: 0602567321293
catalogNumber: 002833702
Rank: 9044


Disc 1

  1. Backwater Blues
  2. My Life Is Ruined
  3. Got My Mojo Working
  4. I Wish You Would
  5. For Your Love
  6. Steppin' Out
  7. All Your Love
  8. I Feel Free
  9. Strange Brew
  10. Sunshine of Your Love
  11. Good to Me as I Am to You
  12. Crossroads
  13. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  14. Badge
  15. White Room
  16. Spoonful
  17. Presence of the Lord

Disc 2

  1. Comin' Home
  2. After Midnight
  3. Let It Rain
  4. High
  5. My Sweet Lord
  6. Thorn Three in the Garden
  7. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  8. Bell Bottom Blues
  9. Layla
  10. Little Wing
  11. Got to Get better in a Little While
  12. I Shot the Sheriff
  13. Little Queen
  14. Mainline Florida
  15. Tears in heaven

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Guitar,Vocals
James Cotton   Harmonica
Little Walter   Harmonica
Ginger Baker   Drums
Jack Bruce   Bass,Piano,Vocals
Rita Coolidge   Vocals
Aretha Franklin   Piano,Vocals
George Harrison   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
John Lennon   Electric Guitar
Dave Mason   Guitar
John Mayall   Organ,Vocals
Paul McCartney   Piano,Bass Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Billy Preston   Piano
Leon Russell   Piano
Ringo Starr   Percussion,Castanets,Drums,Tambourine
Steve Stills   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Winwood   Bass,Keyboards,Vocals
Bobby Womack   Guitar
Gary Wright   Electric Piano
King Curtis   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Seldon Powell   Tenor Saxophone
Alan Skidmore   Tenor Saxophone
Bonnie Bramlett   Vocals
Delaney Bramlett   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Yvonne Elliman   Guitar,Background Vocals
Marcy Levy   Background Vocals
Jim Price   Trumpet
John McVie   Bass
Joey Molland   Acoustic Guitar
Brian Auger   Harpsichord
Jim Gordon   Percussion,Piano,Drums
Jim McCarty   Drums
Albhy Galuten   Piano
Duane Allman   Guitar
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Eric Clapton   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Vocals
Francis Clay   Drums
Tommy Cogbill   Bass
Chris Dreja   Rhythm Guitar
Nathan East   Bass
Elgin Evans   Drums
Tom Evans   Acoustic Guitar
Hughie Flint   Drums
Mike Gibbins   Tambourine
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Pete Ham   Acoustic Guitar
Tat Harris   Guitar
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Haywood Henry   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar,Drums
Tex Johnson   Percussion
Randy Kerber   Synthesizer
Bobby Keys   Saxophone
Melvin Lastie   Trumpet
Jay Dee Maness   Pedal Steel Guitar
Muddy Waters   Guitar,Vocals
Jamie Oldaker   Drums
Spooner Oldham   Organ
Felix Pappalardi   Piano,Mellotron
Carl Radle   Bass,Percussion
Keith Relf   Harmonica,Vocals
Jimmy Rogers   Guitar
Paul Samwell-Smith   Bass
Dick Sims   Organ
Otis Spann   Piano
Andrew Stevenson   Bass
Tony Studd   Bass Trombone
George Terry   Guitar,Background Vocals
Klaus Voormann   Bass
Frank Wess   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Whitlock   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Harmonium,Vocals
Gayle Levant   celtic harp
Dennis Healy   Trumpet
Johnny Almond   Baritone Saxophone
Ron Prentice   Bowed Bass
Tom Bernfeld   Background Vocals
Denny Piercy   Bongos

Technical Credits

Billy Boy Arnold   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Bessie Smith   Composer
Bob Marley   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Jack Bruce   Composer
J.J. Cale   Composer
Aretha Franklin   Composer
George Harrison   Composer,Producer
Bonnie Bramlett   Composer
Delaney Bramlett   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Graham Gouldman   Composer
Mike Vernon   Producer
George Martin   Producer
Phil Spector   Producer
Jim Gordon   Composer
Peter Brown   Composer
Jimmy Miller   Producer
John Barham   String Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement
Ed Barton   Engineer
Jimmy Bralower   drum machine
Leonard Chess   Producer
Phil Chess   Producer
Eric Clapton   Arranger,Composer
Jack Crymes   Engineer
Derek and the Dominos   Producer
Tom Dowd   Producer,Executive Producer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Eddie Kramer   Engineer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Felix Pappalardi   Composer,Producer
Otis Rush   Composer
Gustavo Santaolalla   Original Score Producer
George Terry   Composer
Russ Titelman   Producer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Bobby Whitlock   Composer
Gail Collins   Composer
Bill Randle   Producer
Phil Smee   Art Direction
Jim Gehr   Engineer
Preston Foster   Composer
Bill Brovas   Engineer
Lili Fini Zanuck   Director,Producer
Scooter Weintraub   Producer
John Battsek   Producer
Ted White   Composer
Brian Engolds   Engineer
Dominos   Arranger,Producer
Jimmie Cox   Composer
L.C. Frazier   Composer
George Chignell   Producer
Vinnie Malhotra   Executive Producer
Larry Yellen   Producer

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