Eric Clapton – The Complete Reprise Studio Albums Vol. 1

Eric Clapton

The Complete Reprise Studio Albums Vol. 1

Label ‏ : ‎ Reprise
Release: 30 September 2022

The limited edition 12-LP boxed set will be available September 30! The collection spans 15 years with remastered versions of Clapton’s first six solo studio albums with Reprise, along with an additional LP of rarities, including a previously unreleased remix of “Pilgrim.” Listen to the previously unreleased version of “Born Under A Bad Sign.”

Eric Clapton - Born Under A Bad Sign (The Complete Reprise Studio Albums Vol. 1) [Official Audio]

 
This limited-edition vinyl-only box set comprises of the first 6 studio albums Eric Clapton recorded for Reprise starting in 1983 with Money and Cigarettes and concluding with Pilgrim from 1998. Each of the albums has been remastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Studios in Maine and the vinyl mastering was done by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Los Angeles. Simon Climie, Clapton’s long-time co-producer and engineer, oversaw these definitive remasters which are pressed on 180gram vinyl. -To further elevate the audio quality, Behind The Sun and August (originally released as single LPs) have been remastered as 3-sided double albums – to ensure that no single LP side exceeds 20 minutes. (Each album has an etching on side 4). A “bonus” LP of Rarities compiled and produced by Simon Climie is included and covers the same period as the box. Most of the 8 tracks are out of print, hard to find, or previously unreleased. -The 6 studio albums and Rarities album make a total of 12 pieces of vinyl in the box, all housed in a deluxe slipcase.

Albums

Money and Cigarettes – 1983 (1 LP)
Behind The Sun – 1985 (2 LP)
August – 1986 (2 LP)
Journeyman – 1989 (2 LP)
From The Cradle – 1994 (2 LP)
Pilgrim – 1998 (2 LP)
Rarities – 1983-1998 (1 LP)

Rarities (1983-1991) Tracks

Stone Free (1983 – From Stone Free – A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix)
Crossroads (1986 – Live from Birmingham, England. Originally released as Bonus 7” with the “Behind The Mask” 7”)
White Room (1986 – Live from Birmingham, England. Originally released as Bonus 7” with the “Behind The Mask” 7”)
Theme From A Movie That Never Happened (1998 – Bonus track on Japanese CD of Pilgrim)
Pilgrim (2020 – unreleased new remix by Simon Climie)
32-20 (1994 – Live B-side on “I’m Torn Down” single)
County Jail (1994 – Live B-side on “I’m Torn Down” single)
Born Under A Bad Sign (1994 – unreleased From The Cradle outtake)

Early 2023 will see the release of The Complete Reprise Studio Albums – Volume 2, a companion vinyl boxed set that features Clapton’s Reprise studio albums spanning 2001-2010, along with an exclusive LP of rarities from that era. More details on this release will be announced soon.


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