Backtrackin'

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Backtrackin'
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Compilation album by Eric Clapton
Released May, 1984
Recorded 1966-1980
Genre Rock
Length 105:54
Label Polydor Records
Eric Clapton chronology
Money and Cigarettes
(1983)
Backtrackin'
(1984)
Behind the Sun
(1985)
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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 album Just 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.

Track listing[edit]

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.

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "I Shot the Sheriff" (Bob Marley) – 4:26
  2. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan) – 4:26
  3. "Lay Down Sally" (Eric Clapton, Marcy Levy, George Terry) – 3:55
  4. "Promises" (Richard Feldman, Roger Linn) – 3:05
  5. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (Traditional, arr. by Clapton) – 3:35
  6. "Wonderful Tonight" (Clapton) – 3:45
  7. "Sunshine of Your Love" (Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, Clapton) – 4:14
  8. "Tales of Brave Ulysses" (Clapton, Martin Sharp) – 2:50
  9. "Badge" (Clapton, George Harrison) – 2:46
  10. "Little Wing" (Jimi Hendrix) – 5:38
  11. "Layla" (Clapton, Jim Gordon) – 7:10

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Cocaine" (J.J. Cale) – 3:40
  2. "Strange Brew" (Clapton, Gail Collins, Felix Pappalardi) – 2:48
  3. "Spoonful" (Willie Dixon) – 6:32
  4. "Let It Rain" (Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney Bramlett, Clapton) – 5:08
  5. "Have You Ever Loved a Woman?" (Billy Myles) – 7:04
  6. "Presence of the Lord" (Clapton) – 4:49
  7. "Crossroads" (Live) (Robert Johnson) – 4:17
  8. "Roll It Over" (Live) (Clapton, Bobby Whitlock) – 6:39
  9. "Can't Find My Way Home" (Live) (Steve Winwood) – 5:16
  10. "Blues Power" (Live) (Clapton, Leon Russell) – 7:26
  11. "Further on Up the Road" (Live) (Joe Medwick, Don Robey) – 7:08

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