Back Home (Eric Clapton album)

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Back Home
Studio album by Eric Clapton
Released 29 August 2005
Recorded 2004–05
Genre Blues rock
Length 60:17
Label Duck / Reprise
Producer Eric Clapton, Simon Climie
Eric Clapton chronology
Me and Mr. Johnson
(2004)
Back Home
(2005)
The Road to Escondido
(2006)

Back Home is the 18th studio album by British guitarist-singer-songwriter Eric Clapton. It was released 29 August 2005 internationally and a day later in the US. It is his first album featuring new, original material since Reptile (2001), as the previous release Me and Mr. Johnson is an album of song covers of Robert Johnson.

"Say What You Will" is a song that Clapton offered to the Japanese musical group SMAP.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link
PopMatters (4/10) link
Q 3/5 stars (#231, October 2005, p. 115)
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "So Tired" (Eric Clapton, Simon Climie) – 4:47
  2. "Say What You Will" (Clapton, Climie) – 4:35
  3. "I'm Going Left" (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) – 4:03
  4. "Love Don't Love Nobody" (Joseph Jefferson, Charles Simmons) – 7:13
  5. "Revolution" (Clapton, Climie) – 5:00
  6. "Love Comes to Everyone" (George Harrison) – 4:35
  7. "Lost and Found" (Doyle Bramhall II, Jeremy Stacey) – 5:21
  8. "Piece of My Heart" (Bramhall II, Susan Melvoin, Mike Elizondo) – 4:22
  9. "One Day" (Vince Gill, Beverly Darnall) – 5:20
  10. "One Track Mind" (Clapton, Climie) – 5:04
  11. "Run Home to Me" (Clapton, Climie) – 6:18
  12. "Back Home" (Clapton) – 3:33

DualDisc version[edit]

The special edition DualDisc format of the album features the whole album in surround sound, an interview with Clapton, and five selections from the album played live in the studio. This special package also featured four exclusive guitar picks which display "Back Home" and Clapton's signature on them. The picks came in violet, blue, red and grey.

Personnel[edit]

Toby Baker-Keyboards

Reception[edit]

Alan Douglas and Mick Guzauski (engineer) won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for the album.

George Harrison tribute[edit]

Back Home was the first studio album released since the death of his good friend, George Harrison in November 2001. The previous studio album being entirely composed of songs by Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton covered the George Harrison song "Love Comes to Everyone" from his 1979 self-titled album as tribute to his late friend. Clapton had played the guitar introduction on the original version. In Japan during the tour of George Harrison with Eric Clapton and his band, the song was played but only once, the first night (1 December 1991, Yokohama Arena).

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Austrian Top 75 Albums[1] 9
Belgium (Flanders) 100 Albums[2] 29
Belgium (Wallonia) 100 Albums[3] 11
Danish Top 40 Albums[4] 4
Finnish Top 40 Albums[5] 16
French Top 200 Albums[6] 16
German Albums Chart[7] 2
Greek Top 50 Albums[8] 20
Hungarian Top 40 Albums[9] 22
Ireland Top 75 Albums[10] 57
Italian Top 20 Albums[11] 4
Japanese Top 30 Albums[12] 4
Netherlands Top 100 Albums[13] 9
Norwegian Top 40 Albums[14] 6
Polish Top 50 Albums[15] 14
Spanish Top 100 Albums[16] 10
Swedish Top 60 Albums[17] 5
Swiss Top 100 Albums[18] 4
UK Albums Chart[19] 19
US Billboard 200[20] 13

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Eric Clapton – Back Home (Album)" (ASP). Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Eric Clapton – Back Home (Album)" (ASP). Ultratop (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Eric Clapton – Back Home (Album)" (ASP). Danish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Eric Clapton – Back Home (Album)" (ASP). Finnish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Eric Clapton – Back Home (Album)" (ASP). Les Charts (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Chartverfolgung / CLAPTON, ERIC / Longplay". Music Line (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Top 50 Ξένων Άλμπουμ: Eβδομάδα 18–24/9". IFPI Greece (in Greek). Archived from the original on 24 September 2005. 
  9. ^ "Archivum: Top 40 Album". Mahasz (in Hungarian). Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending 1 September 2005" (JSP). GfK Chart-Track. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Eric Clapton – Back Home (Album)" (ASP). Italian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  12. ^ 2005年09月第2週の邦楽アルバムランキング情報 (PHP). Oricon Style (in Japanese). Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
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  14. ^ "Eric Clapton – Back Home (Album)" (ASP). Norwegian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Oficjalna Lista Sprzedaźy: 15 September 2005" (ASP). OLiS (in Polish). Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "Eric Clapton – Back Home (Album)" (ASP). Spanish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "Eric Clapton – Back Home (Album)" (ASP). Swedish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "Eric Clapton – Back Home" (ASP). Swiss Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  19. ^ "Chart Archive: Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive – 10th September 2005". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  20. ^ "Eric Clapton: Charts & Awards – Billboard Albums". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 7 August 2011.