Backtrackin' is a 2 disc compilation album by Eric Clapton spanning the years 1966 to 1980. It was released in 1984. The compilation contains all of Clapton's best known songs with Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos, and his solo 1970s work through his 1980 live albumJust One Night. This compilation album is made in Germany and is only available in the United States as an import. It was originally released by Starblend Records, Ltd., and has since been issued by Polydor Records. This 2 CD compilation is currently out of print in some markets while still available in some form in others.
The original vinyl album had each side as its own section. Side 1 (tracks 1-6 on CD 1) were listed as "singles." Side 2 (tracks 7-11 on CD 1) were listed as "history." Side 3 (tracks 1-6 on CD 2) were listed as "classics." Side 4 (tracks 7-11 on CD 2) wrapped it up with live material. The same section listings can be found on the CD pressings.