Eric Clapton (album)

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Eric Clapton
Studio album by Eric Clapton
Released August 1970
Recorded November 1969 and January 1970, Los Angeles, California
Genre Rock, pop rock, blues rock
Length 36:41
Label Atco (initial USA release), Polydor
Producer Delaney Bramlett
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by
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(1970)
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by
Derek and the Dominos
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B)[2]

Eric Clapton is the eponymous debut solo album from Eric Clapton, released in August of 1970.

Track listing – original 1970 release[edit]

All selections written by Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett and Eric Clapton,[3] except as indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Slunky" – 3:34
  2. "Bad Boy" – 3:34
  3. "Lonesome and a Long Way from Home" (Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell) – 3:29
  4. "After Midnight" (J.J. Cale) – 2:51
  5. "Easy Now" (Clapton) – 2:57
  6. "Blues Power" (Clapton, Russell) – 3:09

Side two[edit]

  1. "Bottle of Red Wine" – 3:06
  2. "Lovin' You Lovin' Me" – 3:19
  3. "Told You For the Last Time" (Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Steve Cropper) – 2:30
  4. "Don't Know Why" – 3:10[4]
  5. "Let It Rain" – 5:02

2006 deluxe edition[edit]

The Tom Dowd mix, disc one[edit]

Tracks 1–11 were previously released in 1970 as listed above; track 12 originally released on a limited edition bonus CD included with early copies of Polydor/Universal's 1999 Clapton compilation Blues; track 13 originally released on King Curtis's 1970 Atco album Get Ready; track 14 previously unreleased.

  1. "Slunky" – 3:33
  2. "Bad Boy" – 3:33
  3. "Lonesome and a Long Way From Home" – 3:29
  4. "After Midnight" – 2:51
  5. "Easy Now" – 2:57
  6. "Blues Power" – 3:08
  7. "Bottle of Red Wine" – 3:06
  8. "Lovin' You, Lovin' Me" – 3:19
  9. "Told You For the Last Time" – 2:30
  10. "Don't Know Why" – 3:10
  11. "Let It Rain" – 5:02
  12. "Blues In 'A'" – 10:25
    • Session outtake
  13. "Teasin'" (Curtis Ousley) – 2:14
    • Performed by King Curtis with Delaney Bramlett, Eric Clapton & Friends.
  14. "She Rides" – 5:08
    • Previously unreleased "Let It Rain" alternate version

The Delaney Bramlett mix, disc two[edit]

"After Midnight" originally issued on Clapton's 1988 box set Crossroads; "Comin' Home" and "Groupie (Superstar)" originally issued on Atco in 1969 as a Delaney & Bonnie and Friends single. All other tracks previously unreleased.

  1. "Slunky" – 3:33
  2. "Bad Boy" – 3:41
  3. "Easy Now" – 2:57
  4. "After Midnight" – 3:17
  5. "Blues Power" – 3:19
  6. "Bottle of Red Wine" – 3:06
  7. "Lovin' You, Lovin' Me" – 4:03
  8. "Lonesome and a Long Way From Home" – 3:48
  9. "Don't Know Why" – 3:43
  10. "Let It Rain" – 5:03
  11. "Don't Know Why" – 5:12
    • Previously unreleased Olympic Studios version
  12. "I've Told You For the Last Time" – 6:46
    • Previously unreleased Olympic Studios version
  13. "Comin' Home" (Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton) – 3:14
  14. "Groupie" (Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell) – 2:48
    • Performed by Delaney & Bonnie and Friends featuring Eric Clapton

2010 rarities edition [Essential Collector's Tracks][edit]

This one disc CD includes most of the unreleased tracks from the deluxe edition on an individual CD.

  1. "Slunky" (Delaney Bramlett mix) – 3:34
  2. "Bad Boy" (Delaney Bramlett mix) – 3:41
  3. "Easy Now" (Delaney Bramlett mix) – 2:58
  4. "After Midnight" (Delaney Bramlett mix) – 3:17
  5. "Blues Power" (Delaney Bramlett mix) – 3:19
  6. "Bottle of Red Wine" (Delaney Bramlett mix) – 3:07
  7. "Lovin' You, Lovin' Me" (Delaney Bramlett mix) – 4:04
  8. "Lonesome and a Long Way From Home" (Delaney Bramlett mix) – 3:48
  9. "Don't Know Why" (Delaney Bramlett mix) – 3:44
  10. "Let It Rain" (Delaney Bramlett mix) – 5:03
  11. "Don't Know Why" (Olympic Studios version) – 5:12
  12. "I've Told You For the Last Time" (Olympic Studios version) – 6:47
  13. "Blues In 'A'" (Session outtake) – 10:26
  14. "She Rides" ("Let It Rain" alternate version) – 5:09


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