With 51 tracks spanning three decades of Clapton’s solo career on Reprise Records, Forever Man is a new compilation of classic studio tracks, live tracks, and a bonus Blues-themed disc. Featuring the Grammy Award-winning tracks “Change The World,” “Tears In Heaven,” and “Bad Love” and including material from Eric’s Grammy Award-winning albums From The Cradle and Unplugged.

Available in multiple configurations: 3-CD set, 2-CD set, vinyl 2-LP set, and digital.

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Last week, Eric Clapton announced that he’ll be playing two concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden this May in celebration of his 70th birthday. Now comes word that a new best-of compilation will be released just days before those shows. The three-CD retrospective, titled Forever Man, will hit stores April 28 and will feature 51 tracks spanning most of the lauded blues-rock guitarist’s solo career.

With 51 tracks over three CDs, Forever Man spans three decades of Clapton’s Reprise Records years and features classic studio tracks and a Blues-themed disc. Included are Grammy Award-winning tracks “Change The World”, “Tears In Heaven”, “Bad Love” and songs from Eric’s Grammy Award-winning albums From The Cradle and Unplugged. Guest performers include B.B. King, J.J. Cale and Steve Winwood.

The release of Forever Man coincides with nine concert dates in celebration of EC’s 70th birthday on March 30th. The shows take place at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on May 1st and 2nd and at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, and 23rd. EC will be accompanied by his band members Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White, and Michelle John, with opening support act Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders.

Each disc on Forever Man is themed, with the first focusing on Clapton’s studio recording, the second featuring concert performances and the third showcasing his interpretations of blues tunes.

Among the many well-known tunes on the first CD are “Tears in Heaven,” “Forever Man,” “Change the World,” and “It’s in the Way That You Use It.” The disc also includes respective collaborations with J.J. Cale and B.B. King — “Anyway the Wind Blows” and “Riding with the King.”

The second CD contains concert renditions of the Cream classics “Badge,” “Sunshine of Your Love” and “White Room,” Clapton’s memorable unplugged version of “Layla,” and performances of such solo hits as “Wonderful Tonight” and “Cocaine.” Also featured on the live disc are a couple of onstage collaborations with Eric’s former Blind Faith band mate Steve Winwood.

The third disc features solo covers of blues standards like “Terraplane Blues,” “Stop Breakin’ Down Blues,” “Motherless Child,” and “Sweet Home Chicago,” as well as additional duets with Cale and King.

Forever Man will come packaged with new liner notes penned by respected rock journalist Malcolm Dome.

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Eric Clapton
Forever Man

Release Date: April 28, 2015
Label: Reprise Records
Format(s): 2-CDs, 3-CDs, 2-Vinyl LPs, DD

Track List:

3-CD and Digital Download Edition

Disc 1 – Studio

Gotta Get Over
I’ve Got A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart
Run Back To Your Side
Tears In Heaven
Call Me The Breeze
Forever Man
Believe In Life
Bad Love
My Father’s Eyes
Anyway The Wind Blows – with J.J. Cale
Travelin’ Alone
Change The World
Behind The Mask
It’s In The Way That You Use It
Pretending
Riding With The King – with B.B. King
Circus
Revolution

Disc 2 – Live

Badge
Sunshine Of Your Love
White Room
Wonderful Tonight
Worried Life Blues
Cocaine
Layla (Unplugged)
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out (Unplugged)
Walkin’ Blues (Unplugged)
Them Changes – with Steve Winwood
Presence Of The Lord – with Steve Winwood
Hoochie Coochie Man
Goin’ Down Slow
Over The Rainbow

Disc 3 – Blues

Before You Accuse Me
Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Hold On, I’m Comin’ – with B.B. King
Terraplane Blues
It Hurts Me Too
Little Queen Of Spades
Third Degree
Motherless Child
Sportin’ Life Blues – with J.J. Cale
Ramblin’ On My Mind
Stop Breakin’ Down Blues
Everybody Oughta Make A Change
Sweet Home Chicago
If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
Hard Times Blues
Got You On My mind
I’m Tore Down
Milkcow’s Calf Blues
Key To The Highway – with B.B. King

2-CD and Digital Download Edition

Disc 1 – Studio

Gotta Get Over
I’ve Got A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart
Run Back To Your Side
Tears In Heaven
Call Me The Breeze
Forever Man
Believe In Life
Bad Love
My Father’s Eyes
Anyway The Wind Blows – with J.J. Cale
Travelin’ Alone
Change The World
Behind The Mask
It’s In The Way That You Use It
Pretending
Riding With The King – with B.B. King
Circus
Revolution

Disc 2 – Live

Badge
Sunshine Of Your Love
White Room
Wonderful Tonight
Worried Life Blues
Cocaine
Layla (Unplugged)
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out (Unplugged)
Walkin’ Blues (Unplugged)
Them Changes – with Steve Winwood
Presence Of The Lord – with Steve Winwood
Hoochie Coochie Man
Goin’ Down Slow
Over The Rainbow

Vinyl Edition

Side 1

Gotta Get Over
I’ve Got A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart
Anyway The Wind Blows – with J.J. Cale
My Father’s Eyes
Motherless Child

Side 2

Pretending
Little Queen Of Spades
Bad Love
Behind The Mask

Side 3

Tears In Heaven
Change The World
Call Me The Breeze
Forever Man
Riding With The King – with B.B. King

Side 4

It’s In The Way That You Use It
Circus
Got You On My Mind
Travelin’ Alone
Revolution

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