Eric Clapton’s self-titled debut solo album from August 1970 is to be released in an Anniversary Deluxe Edition on August 20, 2021. It will present this important staging post in his epic career in three separate mixes: The Eric Clapton Mix, the Delaney Bramlett Mix and the Tom Dowd Mix (The UK Version). The Eric Clapton mix is being released in full for the first time.
The new edition is introduced by the arrival of two tracks, “After Midnight” (Delaney Bramlett Mix) and “Blues Power” (Eric Clapton Mix), which you can listen to, below. The album will be available on 4CD and 1LP (standard black) and will also be released digitally.
This anniversary collection also includes some singles, alternate versions and session outtakes. These include a previously-unreleased Alternate Mix of “Comin’ Home” by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends featuring Eric Clapton. Other tracks among these bonus tracks were previously released on the Deluxe Edition CD of the album in 2005.
These include “Teasin’” by King Curtis with Delaney Bramlett, Eric Clapton & Friends, “I’ve Told You For The Last Time” (Olympic Studios version), and the single B-side “Groupie (Superstar)” by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends featuring Eric Clapton.
The 1970 album came as Clapton was resetting his musical priorities, as he worked with Delaney & Bonnie and others in the lead-up to the establishment of Derek and the Dominos later that year. The album reached No.13 on the Billboard LP chart, in a 30-week stay that put Clapton’s name on the bestsellers as a soloist for the first time.
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The full Eric Clapton Anniversary Deluxe Edition tracklist is:
CD1 (The Tom Dowd Mix – The UK Version)All mixes released on CD and vinylSlunky 3.40Bad Boy 3.59Lonesome And A Long Way From Home 3.50After Midnight 3.14Easy Now 3.03Blues Power 3.15Bottle Of Red Wine 3.12Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me 3.39I’ve Told You For The Last Time 2.36I Don’t Know Why 3.23Let It Rain 5.06
CD2 (The Eric Clapton Mix)Slunky 3.34 unreleased mixBad Boy 4.20 unreleased mixLonesome And A Long Way From Home 3.58 unreleased mixAfter Midnight 3.19 released on Life in 12 Bars SoundtrackEasy Now 2.57 released – this was the only EC mix inserted into the original 1970 Tom Dowd mix LPBlues Power 3.53 unreleased mixBottle Of Red Wine 2.58 unreleased mixLovin’ You Lovin’ Me 3.44 unreleased mixI’ve Told You For The Last Time 2.32 unreleased mixI Don’t Know Why 3.35 unreleased mixLet It Rain 5.18 released on Life in 12 Bars Soundtrack
CD3 (The Delaney Bramlett Mix) all mixes released on 2005 Deluxe Edition CDSlunky 3.35Bad Boy 3.44Easy Now 3.00After Midnight 3.19Blues Power 3.20Bottle Of Red Wine 3.09Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me 4.07Lonesome And A Long Way From Home 3.52I Don’t Know Why 3.45Let It Rain 5.02
CD4 (Singles, Alternate Versions & Session Outtakes) all titles released on 2005 Deluxe Edition CD except COMIN’ HOME (Alternate Mix) which is a previously unreleased mixTeasin’ 2.17 Performed by King Curtis with Delaney Bramlett, Eric Clapton & FriendsComin’ Home (Alternate Mix) 3.44 Performed by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends featuring Eric Clapton unreleased mixBlues In “A” (Session Outtake) 10.28She Rides (Let It Rain alternate version) 5.08I’ve Told You For The Last Time (Olympic Studios version) 6.49I Don’t Know Why (Olympic Studios version) 5.14Comin’ Home (single a-side) 3.15 Performed by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends featuring Eric ClaptonGroupie (Superstar) (single b-side) 2.50 Performed by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends featuring Eric Clapton
1LPSide ASlunkyBad BoyLonesome And A Long Way From HomeAfter MidnightEasy NowBlues PowerSide BBottle Of Red WineLovin’ You Lovin’ MeI’ve Told You For The Last TimeI Don’t Know WhyLet It Rain
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