Timepieces: The Best of Eric Clapton

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Time Pieces: The Best of Eric Clapton
Greatest hits album by Eric Clapton
Released April 1982 (1982-04)
Recorded 1970–1978
Genre Rock
Length 44:52
Label RSO
Producer Tom Dowd, Delaney Bramlett, Glyn Johns, the Dominos
Eric Clapton chronology
Steppin' Out
(1981)
Time Pieces: The Best of Eric Clapton
(1982)
Time Pieces Vol.II Live in the Seventies
(1983)

Time Pieces: The Best of Eric Clapton is a greatest hits album by British musician Eric Clapton. The album was originally released by RSO/Polydor Records in April 1982 (see 1982 in music). The following year a second volume, Time Pieces Vol.II Live in the Seventies, was released by the label. The album has been reissued several times and has been awarded certifications in several regions.

Background and compilation[edit]

In 1982, Eric Clapton left RSO and Polydor to form his own label, Duck Records, with distribution through Warner Bros. With the loss of the artist, the two Time Pieces albums were compiled and released.[1]

The songs on the album were all released as singles, with only one song—"Knockin' on Heaven's Door"—having never been released on an RSO album. A large number of songs on the release were either from 461 Ocean Boulevard or Slowhand,[1] while none of the songs were released on No Reason to Cry or Another Ticket.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Shot the Sheriff" (Bob Marley) – 4:23
  2. "After Midnight" (JJ Cale) – 3:08
  3. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan) – 4:21
    • Non-album single (1975)
  4. "Wonderful Tonight" (Eric Clapton) – 3:39
  5. "Layla" by Derek and the Dominos (Clapton, Jim Gordon) – 7:06
  6. "Cocaine" (Cale) – 3:34
  7. "Lay Down Sally" (Clapton, Marcy Levy, George Terry) – 3:49
    • From the album Slowhand (1977)
  8. "Willie and the Hand Jive" (Johnny Otis) – 3:28
    • From the album 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974)
  9. "Promises" (Richard Feldman, Roger Linn) – 3:00
  10. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (Traditional, arr. Clapton) – 3:29
  11. "Let It Grow" (Clapton) – 4:55
    • From the album 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Europe April 1982 RSO Records LP RSD 5010
North America April 1982 RSO Records LP RS-1-3099
Worldwide unknown Polydor Records CD 810,014-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schumacher, Michael (1995). "Chapter 10: The Shape You're In (1978–82)". Crossroads: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton (First ed.). New York City, United States: Hyperion. p. 234. ISBN 0-7868-6074-X. 
  2. ^ "Chart Archive: Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive – 1st May 1982". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Eric Clapton: Charts & Awards – Billboard Albums". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Eric Clapton – Time Pieces – The Best of Eric Clapton (Album)" (ASP). Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Eric Clapton – Time Pieces – The Best of Eric Clapton (Album)" (ASP). New Zealand Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Eric Clapton – Time Pieces – The Best of". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. 
  7. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Eric Clapton – Time Pieces Best of" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Eric Clapton in the field Interpret. Enter Time Pieces Best of in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  8. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Eric Clapton; 'Time Pieces')". Hung Medien. 
  9. ^ "British album certifications – Eric Clapton – Time Pieces". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Time Pieces in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Clapton, Eric – Time Pieces/Best of Eric Clapton". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH