Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton

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Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton
Greatest hits album by Eric Clapton
Released 12 October 1999 (1999-10-12)[1]
Recorded 1984–1999
Genre Blues rock
Length 67:19
Label Duck / Reprise
Producer Rob Cavallo, Babyface, Eric Clapton, Simon Climie, Russ Titelman, Tom Dowd, Ted Templeman, Lenny Waronker, Phil Collins[2]
Eric Clapton chronology
Blues
(1999)
Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton
(1999)
Riding with the King
(2000)

Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton is one of the many compilation albums by legendary English guitarist, Eric Clapton. The album was released on 12 October 1999 by the Duck / Reprise Records label.[1] Two new songs are included on the disc, "Blue Eyes Blue" and "(I) Get Lost".

Track listing (CD)[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s)[2] Length
1. "Blue Eyes Blue"   Diane Warren Rob Cavallo 4:42
2. "Change the World"   Tommy Sims, Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick Babyface 3:55
3. "My Father's Eyes"   Eric Clapton Eric Clapton & Simon Climie 5:24
4. "Tears in Heaven"   Clapton, Will Jennings Russ Titelman 4:33
5. "Layla (Live Unplugged Version)"   Clapton, Jim Gordon Russ Titelman 4:37
6. "Pretending"   Jerry Lynn Williams Russ Titelman 4:43
7. "Bad Love"   Clapton, Mick Jones Russ Titelman 5:14
8. "Before You Accuse Me (Take a Look at Yourself)"   Ellas McDaniel Russ Titelman 3:57
9. "It's in the Way that You Use It"   Clapton, Robbie Robertson Tom Dowd & Eric Clapton 4:11
10. "Forever Man"   Williams Ted Templeman & Lenny Waronker 3:11
11. "Running on Faith (Live Unplugged Version)"   Williams Russ Titelman 6:26
12. "She's Waiting"   Clapton, Peter Robinson Phil Collins 4:58
13. "River of Tears"   Clapton, Simon Climie Eric Clapton & Simon Climie 7:21
14. "(I) Get Lost"   Clapton Eric Clapton & Simon Climie 4:21
15. "Wonderful Tonight (Live)"   Clapton Russ Titelman 5:27

Track listing (DVD)[edit]

  1. "Forever Man" (Williams) – 5:27
  2. "Pretending" (Williams) – 4:43
  3. "Bad Love" (Clapton, Jones) – 5:14
  4. "Wonderful Tonight (Live)" (Clapton) – 9:16
  5. "Tears in Heaven" (Clapton, Jennings) – 4:33
  6. "Layla (Live)" (Clapton, Gordon) – 4:37
  7. "Running on Faith" (Live) (Williams) – 6:26
  8. "Motherless Child" (Robert Hicks) – 2:57
  9. "Change the World" (Sims, Kennedy, Kirkpatrick) – 3:35
  10. "My Father's Eyes" (Clapton, Climie) – 5:24
  11. "Pilgrim" (Clapton, Climie) – 5:50
  12. "Blue Eyes Blue" (Warren) – 4:24

Personnel[edit]

  • Babyface – producer
  • Dave Bargerontrombone
  • Jim Barton – engineer
  • Blumpy – programming
  • Jeff Bovaorgan, synthesizer horn
  • Steve Boyer – mixing
  • Jimmy Bralower – drum machine
  • Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Gary Brooker – keyboards, vocals
  • David Campbellstring arrangements
  • Lenny Castro – percussion, conga
  • Rob Cavallo – producer
  • Stephen Chase – engineer
  • Ed Cherney – engineer
  • Eric Claptondobro, guitar, vocals, producer, soloist
  • Alan Clark – bass, organ, sequencing, synthesizer horn
  • Simon Climie – keyboards, producer, protools
  • Phil Collins – drums, producer, vocals
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Ray Cooper – percussion
  • Laurence Cottle – bass
  • Richard Cottle – synthesizer
  • Robert Cray – guitar
  • Darryl Crookes – guitar
  • Greg Curtis – keyboards, programming, vocals
  • Jeff DeMorris – engineer
  • Alan Douglas – engineer
  • Tom Dowd – producer
  • Donald "Duck" Dunn – bass
  • Nathan East – bass, vocals
  • Rob Eaton – mixing
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Mike Fasano – percussion
  • Steve Ferrone – drums
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Brad Gilderman – engineer
  • Chyna Gordon – vocals
  • Mick Guzauski – mixing
  • Alex Haas – mixing
  • Lee Herschberg – engineer
  • John Jacobs – engineer
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Randy Kerber – synthesizer
  • Chaka Khan – vocals
  • Katie Kissoon – vocals
  • Robbie Kondor – synthesizer
  • Nick Launay – engineer
  • Chuck Leavell – keyboards
  • Gayle Levant – Celtic harp
  • Marcy Levy – vocals
  • Mark Linett – mixing
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Andy Fairweather Low – guitar
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Steve Lukather – guitar
  • Scott Mabuchi – engineer
  • JayDee Mannes – pedal steel
  • Kevin Mazur – photography
  • Jamie Muhoberac – keyboards
  • Tessa Niles – vocals
  • Dave O'Donnell – engineer
  • Jamie Oldaker – drums
  • Michael Omartian – synthesizer
  • Pino Palladino – bass
  • Phil Palmer – guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes – piano
  • Tim Pierce – guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Jack Joseph Puig – engineer
  • Peter Robinson – synthesizer
  • Thom Russo – engineer
  • Joe Sample – piano
  • Allen Sides – engineer
  • Henry Spinetti – drums
  • Chris Stainton – organ
  • Carol Steele – conga
  • Richard Tee – piano
  • Ted Templeman – timbales, producer
  • Russ Titelman – producer
  • Paul Waller – drum programming
  • Lenny Waronker – producer
  • Norman Watson – photography
  • Jerry Lynn Williams – guitar, backing vocals, harmony vocals
  • Dave Wittman – Engineer
  • Gary Wright – Mixing

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Austrian Top 75 Albums[3] 1
Belgium (Flanders) 100 Albums[4] 16
Belgium (Wallonia) 100 Albums[5] 8
Canadian Top CDs[6] 6
Finnish Top 50 Albums[7] 2
French Compilations[8] 3
German Albums[9] 3
Netherlands Top 100 Albums[10] 17
Norwegian Top 40 Albums[11] 3
Swedish Top 60 Albums[12] 1
Swiss Top 100 Albums[13] 5
UK Albums Chart[14] 6
US Billboard 200[15] 20
Chart (2006) Peak
position
Spanish Top 100 Albums[16] 91
Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian Top 50 Albums[17] 16
New Zealand Top 40 Albums[18] 12

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[19] Platinum 60,000x
Australia (ARIA)[20] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[21] Platinum 50,000x
Brazil (ABPD)[22] Gold 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[23] Platinum 100,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[24] Gold 38,062[24]
Germany (BVMI)[25] Platinum 300,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[26] Gold 7,500^
Sweden (GLF)[27] Platinum 80,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[28] Gold 25,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[30] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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