Journeyman (album)

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Journeyman
Eric Clapton Journeyman.jpg
Studio album by Eric Clapton
Released 7 November 1989
Recorded 1989
Genre Rock, Blues rock, soft rock
Length 56:35
Label Duck / Reprise
Producer Russ Titelman
Eric Clapton chronology
Crossroads
(1988)
Journeyman
(1989)
24 Nights
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 2.5/4 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B−[5]
Deseret News (favourable)[3]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/5 stars[4]
Q 4/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]

Journeyman is the eleventh studio album by blues/rock musician Eric Clapton, released in 1989.

The album was heralded as a return to form for Clapton, who had struggled with alcohol addiction in the mid-1980s and had recently found sobriety. Much of it has an electronic sound, mostly influenced by the 1980s rock scene, but it also includes blues songs like "Before You Accuse Me," "Running on Faith," and "Hard Times." The strongest single commercially from this album was "Bad Love," which earned him the 1990 Best Male Rock Vocal Performance Grammy Awards, and reached the No. 1 position on the Album Rock Chart. "Pretending" had also reached the No. 1 position on the Album Rock Chart the previous year, remaining at the top for five weeks ("Bad Love" had only stayed for three weeks).

While the album was only a moderate commercial success at the time, reaching number 16 on the Billboard 200 chart, it went on to become his first solo studio album to go double platinum. This is one of Eric Clapton's favourite albums.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pretending" (Jerry Lynn Williams) – 4:48
  2. "Anything for Your Love" (Williams) – 4:16
  3. "Bad Love" (Eric Clapton, Mick Jones) – 5:11
  4. "Running on Faith" (Jerry Lynn Williams) – 5:27
  5. "Hard Times" (Ray Charles) – 3:00
  6. "Hound Dog" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 2:26
  7. "No Alibis" (Williams) – 5:32
  8. "Run So Far" (George Harrison) – 4:06
  9. "Old Love" (Clapton, Robert Cray) – 6:25
  10. "Breaking Point" (Marty Grebb, Williams) – 5:37
  11. "Lead Me On" (Cecil Womack, Linda Womack) – 5:52
  12. "Before You Accuse Me" (Ellas McDaniel) – 3:55

Outtakes[edit]

  1. "Forever" Unissued
  2. "Don't Turn Your Back" Unissued
  3. "Something About You" Unissued

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Russ Titelman
  • Engineered By Larry Alexander, Steve "Barney" Chase, Ben Fowler (also assistant engineer), Michael O'Reilly, Dave O'Donnell, Jack Joseph Puig, Steve Rinkoff & Dave Wittman; assisted by Richard Arnold & UE Natasi
  • Mixed By Gary Wright, Russ Titelman, Rob Eaton & Steve Chase
  • Mastered By Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, NYC

Singles performance[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US Mainstream Rock
1989 "Pretending" 55 1 Journeyman
1990 "Bad Love" 88 1 Journeyman
1990 "Before You Accuse Me" 9 Journeyman
1990 "No Alibis" 4 Journeyman
1990 "Run So Far" 40 Journeyman

Chart performance[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[30] Gold 30,000x
Canada (Music Canada)[31] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[32] Gold 162,500[33]
Macao (IFPI Macao)[34] Gold 15,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[35] Gold 50,000^
Sweden (GLF)[36] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[37] Gold 25,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[38] Platinum 580,000[39]
United States (RIAA)[40] 2× Platinum 2,698,130[39]
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[41] Platinum 1,000,000*
Worldwide (IFPI) 4,500,000[39]

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

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ Kot, Greg (16 November 1989). "Eric Clapton Journeyman (Reprise)". chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Spangler, Jerry (29 December 1989). "3 ALBUMS PROVE 'DINOSAURS' HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO ROCK INTO '90S". deseretnews.com. Deseret News. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Willman, Chris (10 December 1989). "No Great Strides on 'Journeyman' : ERIC CLAPTON "Journeyman."". articles.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide Reviews: Eric Clapton". Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Shaar Murray, Charles (December 1989). "New LPs: Eric Clapton Journeyman". Q. p. 111. 
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review
  8. ^ Clapton: The Autobiography : Eric Clapton : ISBN 978-0-385-51851-2
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  31. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Eric Clapton – Journeyman". Music Canada. 
  32. ^ "French album certifications – Eric Clapton – Journeyman" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  33. ^ "Les Albums Or". infodisc.fr (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  34. ^ "在澳門的年音樂銷售2010至14年". Record Sales. Retrieved 2015-07-12. 
  35. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Eric Clapton – Journeyman" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  36. ^ "Sveriges Officiella Topplista > "Eric Clapton" > "Sök" > "Journeyman". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  37. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Eric Clapton; 'Journeyman')". Hung Medien. 
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