Money and Cigarettes

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Money and Cigarettes
Studio album by Eric Clapton
Released Feb. 1983
Recorded Late 1982
Genre Blues rock
Length 37.08
Label Duck / Warner Bros.
Producer Tom Dowd & Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton chronology
Time Pieces Vol.II Live in the Seventies
(1983)
Money and Cigarettes
(1983)
Backtrackin'
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]

Money and Cigarettes is an Eric Clapton album, released in 1983. It is his eighth studio album. The cover depicts Clapton, cigarette in hand, standing next to a melting Fender Stratocaster guitar. Clapton chose the name of the album "because, that's all I saw myself having left," after his (first) rehabilitation from alcoholism.[4] The single "I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart" became a hit in the US, peaking at No. 18, but was relatively unsuccessful in the UK, where it did not reach the Top 50.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everybody Oughta Make a Change" (Sleepy John Estes) – 3.16
  2. "The Shape You're In" (Clapton) – 4.08
  3. "Ain't Going Down" (Clapton) – 4.01
  4. "I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart" (Steve Diamond, Troy Seals, Eddie Setser) – 3.13
  5. "Man Overboard" (Clapton) – 3.45
  6. "Pretty Girl" (Clapton) – 5.29
  7. "Man in Love" (Clapton) – 2.46
  8. "Crosscut Saw" (R.G. Ford) – 3.30
  9. "Slow Down Linda" (Clapton) – 4.14
  10. "Crazy Country Hop" (Johnny Otis) – 2.46

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1983 The Billboard 200 16

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1983 "Ain't Going Down" Mainstream Rock Tracks 32
"I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart" Adult Contemporary 6
Mainstream Rock Tracks 24
Billboard Hot 100 18

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