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ERIC CLAPTON - Forever Man:

ERIC CLAPTON - Forever Man:

Warners/Rhino will release, Forever Man, a new Eric Clapton ‘best of’ at the end of next month that spans three decades of Clapton’s Reprise Records years.

Forever Man takes its title from the single lifted from Clapton’s 1985 al­bum Behind the Sun and is available as two-CD and two-LP configurations with the first disc focusing on studio cuts and the second on live material, including three tracks from 1992′s Unplugged performance.

As the first compilation covering Eric Clapton's Repri­se/Warner work since 2007's Complete Clapton, 2015's Forever Man is the third collection to focus specifically on these recordings from the '80s, '90s, and 2000s, and it's by far the most extensive, weighing in at two CDs in its basic edition and three in its deluxe. The difference between the two is the addition of a disc of “Blues,” a nice addition to the “Studio” and “Live” discs of the collection. These themes make sense on paper but they're a little odd in practice, with the Studio selections hopscotching between eras and the live heavy on new millennial selections. Often, the length highlights how light Forever Man is on hits: “Tears in Heaven,” “I've Got a Rock N Roll Heart,” “Forever Man,” “Change the World,” “My Father's Eyes,” “Pretending,” “Bad Love,” “It's in the Way That You Use It,” and the unplugged “Layla” are all here, but the sequencing suggests how the '70s hits are missing (or present in new live versions). It is hardly a botched collection – in pure consumer terms, this delivers a lot of bang for the buck – but it winds up asking more questions than it answers.

May - 2015 Warner
  • Details

    Track Listing:
    Disc 1:
    1.Gotta Get Over
    2.I’ve Got A Rock 'N’ Roll Heart
    3.Run Back To Your Side
    4.Tears In Heaven
    5.Call Me The Breeze
    6.Forever Man
    7.Believe In Life
    8.Bad Love
    9.My Father’s Eyes
    10.Anyway The Wind Blows
    11.Travelin’ Alone
    12.Change The World
    13.Behind The Mask
    14.It’s In The Way That You Use It
    16.Riding With The King
    Disc 2:
    1.Badge (Live)
    2.Sunshine Of Your Love (Live)
    3.White Room (Live)
    4.Wonderful Tonight (Live)
    5.Worried Life Blues (Live)
    6.Cocaine (Live)
    7.Layla (Live – Unplugged)
    8.Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out (Live – Unplugged)
    9.Walkin’ Blues (Live – Unplugged)
    10.Them Changes (Live)
    11.Presence Of The Lord (Live)
    12.Hoochie Coochie Man (Live)
    13.Goin’ Down Slow (Live)
    14.Over The Rainbow (Live)

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