Money and Cigarettes

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Money and Cigarettes
Money and Cigarettes (Eric Clapton album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Eric Clapton
Released Feb. 1983
Recorded Late 1982
Genre Rock
Length 37.08
Label Duck / Warner Bros.
Producer Tom Dowd & Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton chronology
Time Pieces Vol.II Live in the Seventies
(1983)
Money and Cigarettes
(1983)
Backtrackin'
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]

Money and Cigarettes is an the eighth studio album by Eric Clapton, released in 1983. The cover depicts Clapton, cigarette in hand, standing next to a melting Fender Stratocaster guitar. Clapton chose the name of the album "because, that's all I saw myself having left," after his (first) rehabilitation from alcoholism.[4] The single "I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart" became a hit in the US, peaking at No. 18, but was relatively unsuccessful in the UK, where it did not reach the Top 50.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everybody Oughta Make a Change" (Sleepy John Estes) – 3.16
  2. "The Shape You're In" (Clapton) – 4.08
  3. "Ain't Going Down" (Clapton) – 4.01
  4. "I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart" (Steve Diamond, Troy Seals, Eddie Setser) – 3.13
  5. "Man Overboard" (Clapton) – 3.45
  6. "Pretty Girl" (Clapton) – 5.29
  7. "Man in Love" (Clapton) – 2.46
  8. "Crosscut Saw" (R.G. Ford) – 3.30
  9. "Slow Down Linda" (Clapton) – 4.14
  10. "Crazy Country Hop" (Johnny Otis) – 2.46

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[5] 16
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 22
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[7] 3
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[8] 11
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[9] 3
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 5
UK Albums (OCC)[11] 13
US Billboard 200[12] 16

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Japan (RIAJ)[13] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold 500,000^
Summaries
Worldwide (IFPI) 800,000[15]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ Robert Christgau review
  4. ^ Clapton: The Autobiography : Eric Clapton : ISBN 978-0-385-51851-2
  5. ^ "Eric Clapton – Money and Cigarettes" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  6. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  7. ^ "Yamachan Land (Archives of the Japanese record charts) – Albums Chart Daijiten – Eric Clapton". Japanese Charts. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  8. ^ "Eric Clapton – Money and Cigarettes". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  9. ^ "Eric Clapton – Money and Cigarettes". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  10. ^ "Eric Clapton – Money and Cigarettes". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  11. ^ "Eric Clapton | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  12. ^ "Eric Clapton – Money and Cigarettes – Awards – AllMusic". AllMusic. Rovi Coperation. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  13. ^ "Oricon Sales Report 1991". p. 43. Tokyo. "エリック·クラプトンのもヴィンテージアルバム「お金とタバコは「今のゴールドを受賞しました!おめでとうブルースマン。" [Even Eric Clapton's vintage release "Money and Cigarettes" was now certified gold! Congratulations Blues-man."
  14. ^ "RIAA Gold Sales Award". Equipboard.com. Retrieved 2015-07-18. 
  15. ^ "Dossier – The Music of Eric Clapton". Directupload. Astrid Keil. Retrieved 2015-07-28.