Eric Clapton Releasing ‘Deluxe Edition’ Of 1970 Solo Debut


Set for release on August 20th is the “Deluxe Edition” of Eric Clapton's 1970 self-titled debut. Thepackage, which will be available as a four-CD set, and a vinyl LP, and will feature three separate mixes of the Eric Clapton album — “Tom Dowd Mix (The U.K. Version),” the “Delaney Bramlett Mix,” and first-ever release of the “Eric Clapton Mix”

The first three discs will feature the various mixes of the original 'Eric Clapton' album: “Slunky,” “Bad Boy,” “Easy Now,” “After Midnight,” “Blues Power,” “Bottle Of Red Wine,” “Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me,” “Lonesome And A Long Way From Home,” “I Don’t Know Why,” and “Let It Rain.”

The fourth disc, “Singles, Alternate Versions & Session Outtakes,” features:

“Teasin'” Performed by King Curtis with Delaney Bramlett, Eric Clapton & Friends
“Comin’ Home (Alternate Mix)” Performed by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends featuring Eric Clapton unreleased mix
“Blues In 'A'” – Session Outtake
“She Rides” – “Let It Rain” alternate version
“I’ve Told You For The Last Time” – Olympic Studios version
“I Don’t Know Why” – Olympic Studios version
“Comin' Home” – single a-side – by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends featuring Eric Clapton
“Groupie (Superstar)” – single b-side – by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends featuring Eric Clapton

Back in 1970, following his stints in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, the Yardbirds, Cream, and Blind Faith, Clapton was asked what makes a musician leave a band: “Dissatisfaction. A desire to move on. Dissatisfaction with what the group you're with is doing — or dissatisfaction with your own contribution to what the group is doing. So, it dissolves. It's very natural.”

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