Back Home (Eric Clapton album)

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Back Home
Back home cover.jpg
Studio album by Eric Clapton
Released 29 August 2005
Recorded 2004–05
Genre Blues rock, Reggae
Length 60:17
Label Duck / Reprise
Producer Eric Clapton, Simon Climie
Eric Clapton chronology
Me and Mr. Johnson
(2004)
Back Home
(2005)
The Road to Escondido
(2006)

Back Home is the eighteenth studio album by British guitarist-singer-songwriter Eric Clapton. It was released 29 August 2005 internationally and a day later in the US. It is his first album featuring new, original material since Reptile (2001), as the previous release Me and Mr. Johnson is an album of song covers of Robert Johnson.

"Say What You Will" is a song that Clapton offered to the Japanese musical group SMAP.

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 52/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]
PopMatters (4/10)[3]
Q 3/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "So Tired" (Eric Clapton, Simon Climie) – 4:47
  2. "Say What You Will" (Clapton, Climie) – 4:35
  3. "I'm Going Left" (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) – 4:03
  4. "Love Don't Love Nobody" (Joseph Jefferson, Charles Simmons) – 7:13
  5. "Revolution" (Clapton, Climie) – 5:00
  6. "Love Comes to Everyone" (George Harrison) – 4:35
  7. "Lost and Found" (Doyle Bramhall II, Jeremy Stacey) – 5:21
  8. "Piece of My Heart" (Bramhall II, Susan Melvoin, Mike Elizondo) – 4:22
  9. "One Day" (Vince Gill, Beverly Darnall) – 5:20
  10. "One Track Mind" (Clapton, Climie) – 5:04
  11. "Run Home to Me" (Clapton, Climie) – 6:18
  12. "Back Home" (Clapton) – 3:33

DualDisc version[edit]

The special edition DualDisc format of the album features the whole album in surround sound, an interview with Clapton, and five selections from the album played live in the studio. This special package also featured four exclusive guitar picks which display "Back Home" and Clapton's signature on them. The picks came in violet, blue, red and grey.

Personnel[edit]

Reception[edit]

Alan Douglas and Mick Guzauski (engineer) won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for the album.

George Harrison tribute[edit]

Back Home was the first studio album released since the death of his good friend, George Harrison in November 2001. The previous studio album being entirely composed of songs by Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton covered the George Harrison song "Love Comes to Everyone" from his 1979 self-titled album as tribute to his late friend. Clapton had played the guitar introduction on the original version. In Japan during the tour of George Harrison with Eric Clapton and his band, the song was played but only once, the first night (1 December 1991, Yokohama Arena).

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[35] Gold 20,000^
Italy (FIMI)[36] Gold 40,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[37] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[38] Gold 680,440[39]
Summaries
Worldwide (IFPI) 1,000,000[39]

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

References[edit]

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  2. ^ AllMusic Review
  3. ^ "Music Reviews, Features, Essays, News, Columns, Blogs, MP3s and Videos". PopMatters. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  4. ^ Q. Issue #231 from October 2005. P. 115
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