The Cream of Clapton

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The Cream of Clapton
Greatest hits album by Eric Clapton
Released 7 March 1995 (US)
Recorded 1966-87
Genre Rock, blues rock
Length 79:51
Label Polydor
Producer Various
Eric Clapton chronology
From the Cradle
(1994)
The Cream of Clapton
(1995)
Crossroads 2: Live in the Seventies
(1996)

The Cream of Clapton is an Eric Clapton compilation album released in the US in 1995. It should not be confused with the 1987 Polydor (UK) compilation The Cream of Eric Clapton, which has since been retitled The Best of Eric Clapton.

In addition to profiling Clapton's solo work, the album also includes Clapton's involvement in the bands Cream, Blind Faith, and Derek and the Dominos. The sole track penned by Clapton on Blind Faith's studio album is the only one included here.

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Track listing[edit]

U.S. version[edit]

  1. Cream: "I Feel Free" (Pete Brown, Jack Bruce) – 2:52 (from Fresh Cream, 1966)
  2. "Sunshine of Your Love" (Brown, Bruce, Eric Clapton) – 4:11 (from Disraeli Gears, 1967)
  3. "White Room" (Brown, Bruce) – 5:00 (from Wheels of Fire, 1968)
  4. "Crossroads" (Live) (Robert Johnson) – 4:16 (from Wheels of Fire, 1968)
  5. "Badge" (Clapton, George Harrison) – 2:46 (from Goodbye, 1969)
  6. Blind Faith: "Presence of the Lord" (Clapton) – 4:50 (from Blind Faith, 1969)
  7. Solo: "Blues Power" (Clapton, Leon Russell) – 3:11 (from Eric Clapton, 1970)
  8. "After Midnight" (J.J. Cale) – 2:53 (from Eric Clapton, 1970)
  9. "Let It Rain" (Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney Bramlett, Clapton) – 5:04 (from Eric Clapton, 1970)
  10. Derek and the Dominos: "Bell Bottom Blues" (Clapton) – 5:02 (from Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, 1970)
  11. "Layla" (Clapton, Jim Gordon) – 7:05 (from Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, 1970)
  12. Solo: "I Shot the Sheriff" (Bob Marley) – 4:23 (from 461 Ocean Boulevard, 1974)
  13. "Let It Grow" (Clapton) – 4:58 (from 461 Ocean Boulevard, 1974)
  14. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Dylan) – 4:22 (single, 1975)
  15. "Hello Old Friend" (Clapton) – 3:36 (from No Reason to Cry, 1976)
  16. "Cocaine" (J.J. Cale) – 3:39 (from Slowhand, 1977)
  17. "Wonderful Tonight" (Clapton) – 3:42 (from Slowhand, 1977)
  18. "Promises" (Richard Feldman, Roger Linn) – 3:04 (from Backless, 1978)
  19. "I Can't Stand It" (Clapton) – 4:09 (from Another Ticket, 1981)

Great Britain, French, Australian and Canadian version[edit]

  1. Derek and the Dominos: "Layla" (Clapton, Jim Gordon) – 7:10 (from Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, 1970)
  2. Cream: "Badge" (Clapton, George Harrison) – 2:42 (from Goodbye, 1969)
  3. "I Feel Free" (Pete Brown, Jack Bruce) – 2:54 (from Fresh Cream, 1966)
  4. "Sunshine of Your Love" (Brown, Bruce, Eric Clapton) – 4:10 (from Disraeli Gears, 1967)
  5. "Crossroads" (Live) (Robert Johnson) – 4:13 (from Wheels of Fire, 1968)
  6. "Strange Brew" (Clapton, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins) - 2:45 (from Disraeli Gears, 1967)
  7. "White Room" (Brown, Bruce) – 4:57 (from Wheels of Fire, 1968)
  8. Derek and the Dominos: "Bell Bottom Blues" (Clapton) – 5:06 (from Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, 1970)
  9. Solo: "Cocaine" (J.J. Cale) – 3:35 (from Slowhand, 1977)
  10. "I Shot the Sheriff" (Bob Marley) – 4:22 (from 461 Ocean Boulevard, 1974)
  11. "After Midnight" (J.J. Cale) – 3:11 (from Eric Clapton, 1970)
  12. "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" (Traditional) - 3:27 (from There's One in Every Crowd, 1975)
  13. "Lay Down Sally" (Clapton, Marcy Levy, George Terry) - 3:50 (from Slowhand, 1977)
  14. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Dylan) – 4:23 (single, 1975)
  15. "Wonderful Tonight" (Clapton) – 3:41 (from Slowhand, 1977)
  16. "Let It Grow" (Clapton) – 4:56 (from 461 Ocean Boulevard, 1974)
  17. "Promises" (Richard Feldman, Roger Linn) – 3:01 (from Backless, 1978)
  18. "I Can't Stand It" (Clapton) – 4:07 (from Another Ticket, 1981)