Eric Clapton Eighties Albums Reissued On Vinyl

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Four Eric Clapton studio albums from the1980’s on vinyl

 Available 29th June 2018

Warner Music are proud to announce the release of four Eric Clapton studio albums from the 1980’s – on vinyl for the first time in over 25 years. The four albums are Money and Cigarettes, Behind the Sun, August and Journeyman and were remastered in 2010 from the original analogue tapes but only released in North America at that time.These albums will be released on June 29th prior to his live shows in July. There are two shows in Germany, on July 2nd in Cologne and July 3rd in Hamburg, followed by a major London concert in Hyde Park on July 8th.



Money and Cigarettes was released in 1983 and was the first album on Clapton’s Duck imprint. Musicians on the album include Ry Cooder, Albert Lee and Donald “Duck” Dunn. The album received warm reviews, with Rolling Stone magazine stating: “…the simple, unaffected blues power at work here is surprising and refreshing”



Behind the Sun: Originally released in 1985, the album is the first time Clapton collaborated with Phil Collins, who co-produced the album and played on seven tracks. Included on the album is the fan favourite track “Forever Man”, which was a top 40 hit. The title of this album comes from a line in a classic Muddy Waters song, “Louisiana Blues”.



August was released in 1986 and again co-produced by Phil Collins, along with Clapton and the legendary Tom Dowd. August features an all-star cast of musicians, including Phil Collins, Tina Turner, Michael Brecker and Gary Brooker. The horn section featured on several tracks gives the album a strong R&B feel.



Journeyman was released in 1989, and earned Clapton a Grammy for “Best Male Rock Vocal” that year for the track “Bad Love”. The album went on to become Clapton’s first solo studio album to go double platinum, and it is regarded as one of Clapton’s finest albums. As often the case with Eric Clapton albums, it features a superb line-up of musicians including Pino Palladino, Jim Keltner, Phil Collins, Robert Cray, and a guest appearance by George Harrison on one track.








Money And Cigarettes


Side 1:

Everybody Oughta Make A Change

The Shape You’re In

Ain’t Going Down

I’ve Got A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart

Man Overboard

Side 2:

Pretty Girl

Man In Love

Crosscut Saw

Slow Down Linda

Crazy Country Hop





Side 1:

It’s In The Way That You Use It


Tearing Us Apart

Bad Influence

Walk Away

Hung Up On Your Love

Side 2:

Take A Chance

Hold On

Miss You

Holy Mother

Behind The Mask





Behind The Sun


Side 1:

She’s Waiting

See What Love Can Do

Same Old Blues

Side 2:

Knock On Wood

Something’s Happening

Forever Man

Side 3:

It All Depends

Tangled In Love

Never Make You Cry

Side 4:

Just Like A Prisoner

Behind The Sun




Side 1:


Anything For Your Love

Bad Love

Side 2:

Running On Faith

Hard Times

Hound Dog

Side 3:

No Alibis

Run So Far

Old Love

Side 4:

Breaking Point

Lead Me On

Before You Accuse Me




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