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Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton
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Greatest hits album by Eric Clapton
Released 12 October 1999 (1999-10-12)[1]
Recorded 1984–1999
Genre Rock, hard rock, soft rock
Length 67:19
Label Duck / Reprise
Producer Rob Cavallo, Babyface, Eric Clapton, Simon Climie, Russ Titelman, Tom Dowd, Ted Templeman, Lenny Waronker, Phil Collins[2]
Eric Clapton chronology
Blues
(1999)
Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton
(1999)
Riding with the King
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton is a compilation album by legendary English guitarist, Eric Clapton featuring his 1980s and 1990s hits from studio albums including "Behind the Sun" (1985), "August" (1986), "Journeyman" (1989), "Unplugged" (1992) and "Pilgrim" (1998). The album was released on 12 October 1999 by the Duck / Reprise Records label.[1] Two new songs are included on the disc, "Blue Eyes Blue" which was previously released as a single and "(I) Get Lost" that Clapton wrote for the soundtrack to the film The Story of Us.

Track listing (CD)[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s)[2] Length
1. "Blue Eyes Blue" Diane Warren Rob Cavallo 4:42
2. "Change the World" Tommy Sims, Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick Babyface 3:55
3. "My Father's Eyes" Eric Clapton Clapton & Simon Climie 5:24
4. "Tears in Heaven" Clapton, Will Jennings Russ Titelman 4:33
5. "Layla" (Unplugged version) Clapton, Jim Gordon Titelman 4:37
6. "Pretending" Jerry Lynn Williams Titelman 4:43
7. "Bad Love" Clapton, Mick Jones Titelman 5:14
8. "Before You Accuse Me (Take a Look at Yourself)" Ellas McDaniel Titelman 3:57
9. "It's in the Way That You Use It" Clapton, Robbie Robertson Tom Dowd & Clapton 4:11
10. "Forever Man" Williams Ted Templeman & Lenny Waronker 3:11
11. "Running on Faith" (Unplugged version) Williams Titelman 6:26
12. "She's Waiting" Clapton, Peter Robinson Phil Collins 4:58
13. "River of Tears" Clapton, Climie Clapton & Climie 7:21
14. "(I) Get Lost" Clapton Clapton & Climie 4:21
15. "Wonderful Tonight" (Live edit - European bonus track) Clapton Titelman 5:24
16. "Hard Times" (Japanese bonus track) Ray Charles Titelman 3:13

Track listing (DVD)[edit]

  1. "Forever Man" (Williams) – 5:27
  2. "Pretending" (Williams) – 4:43
  3. "Bad Love" (Clapton, Jones) – 5:14
  4. "Wonderful Tonight" (Live) (Clapton) – 9:16
  5. "Tears in Heaven" (Clapton, Jennings) – 4:33
  6. "Layla" (Live) (Clapton, Gordon) – 4:37
  7. "Running on Faith" (Live) (Williams) – 6:26
  8. "Motherless Child" (Robert Hicks) – 2:57
  9. "Change the World" (Sims, Kennedy, Kirkpatrick) – 3:35
  10. "My Father's Eyes" (Clapton, Climie) – 5:24
  11. "Pilgrim" (Clapton, Climie) – 5:50
  12. "Blue Eyes Blue" (Warren) – 4:24

Accolades[edit]

Year Ceremony Award Result Ref.
1999 Billboard Best DVD Won [4]
2000 RIAJ Foreign Top Rock Album Won [5]

Personnel[edit]

  • Babyface – producer
  • Dave Bargerontrombone
  • Jim Barton – engineer
  • Blumpy – programming
  • Jeff Bovaorgan, synthesizer horn
  • Steve Boyer – mixing
  • Jimmy Bralower – drum machine
  • Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Gary Brooker – keyboards, vocals
  • David Campbellstring arrangements
  • Lenny Castro – percussion, conga
  • Rob Cavallo – producer
  • Stephen Chase – engineer
  • Ed Cherney – engineer
  • Eric Claptondobro, guitar, vocals, producer, soloist
  • Alan Clark – bass, organ, sequencing, synthesizer horn
  • Simon Climie – keyboards, producer, protools
  • Phil Collins – drums, producer, vocals
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Ray Cooper – percussion
  • Laurence Cottle – bass
  • Richard Cottle – synthesizer
  • Robert Cray – guitar
  • Darryl Crookes – guitar
  • Greg Curtis – keyboards, programming, vocals
  • Jeff DeMorris – engineer
  • Alan Douglas – engineer
  • Tom Dowd – producer
  • Donald "Duck" Dunn – bass
  • Nathan East – bass, vocals
  • Rob Eaton – mixing
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Mike Fasano – percussion
  • Steve Ferrone – drums
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Brad Gilderman – engineer
  • Chyna Gordon – vocals
  • Mick Guzauski – mixing
  • Alex Haas – mixing
  • Lee Herschberg – engineer
  • John Jacobs – engineer
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Randy Kerber – synthesizer
  • Chaka Khan – vocals
  • Katie Kissoon – vocals
  • Robbie Kondor – synthesizer
  • Nick Launay – engineer
  • Chuck Leavell – keyboards
  • Gayle Levant – Celtic harp
  • Marcy Levy – vocals
  • Mark Linett – mixing
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Andy Fairweather Low – guitar
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Steve Lukather – guitar
  • Scott Mabuchi – engineer
  • JayDee Mannes – pedal steel
  • Kevin Mazur – photography
  • Jamie Muhoberac – keyboards
  • Tessa Niles – vocals
  • Dave O'Donnell – engineer
  • Jamie Oldaker – drums
  • Michael Omartian – synthesizer
  • Pino Palladino – bass
  • Phil Palmer – guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes – piano
  • Tim Pierce – guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Jack Joseph Puig – engineer
  • Peter Robinson – synthesizer
  • Thom Russo – engineer
  • Joe Sample – piano
  • Allen Sides – engineer
  • Henry Spinetti – drums
  • Chris Stainton – organ
  • Carol Steele – conga
  • Richard Tee – piano
  • Ted Templeman – timbales, producer
  • Russ Titelman – producer
  • Paul Waller – drum programming
  • Lenny Waronker – producer
  • Norman Watson – photography
  • Jerry Lynn Williams – guitar, backing vocals, harmony vocals
  • Dave Wittman – Engineer
  • Gary Wright – Mixing

Chart performance[edit]

Certifications[edit]

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