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Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars



Posted by Philippe Mouchon

Added on Monday, April 16, 2018

Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars

The brand-new Eric Clapton documentary, “Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars” is set to arrive on June 8, the same day as the complementary original soundtrack via Universal Music. Available in 2CD and digital formats, with a 4LP set following shortly afterwards on July 20, the soundtrack comprises 32 tracks spanning Clapton’s long and illustrious career.

The brand-new Eric Clapton documentary, “Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars” is set to arrive on June 8, the same day as the complementary original soundtrack via Universal Music. Available in 2CD and digital formats, with a 4LP set following shortly afterwards on July 20, the soundtrack comprises 32 tracks spanning Clapton’s long and illustrious career.

The film, directed by Oscar-winner, Lili Fini Zanuck, takes an unflinching and deeply personal look into the life of the legendary 18-time Grammy Award winning guitarist and multi-million selling recording artist. The documentary will be aired on BBC Television later this year. Watch the official trailer here.

A few highlights on the original documentary soundtrack include tracks by The Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Muddy Waters and Clapton’s solo work. In addition, of the 32 featured there are five previously unreleased tracks: From the Cream era there is a version of “Spoonful”, an incredible 17-minute tour-de-force, recorded live at the LA Forum in October 1968 during the group’s final US, Goodbye tour.
There are two from Derek and The Dominos – firstly a recording of “High”, originally recorded during the 1971 sessions at Olympic Studios for their unreleased second album. This track was later revisited and re-recorded for Eric Clapton’s 1975 album, There’s One In Every Crowd. Secondly, the track “Little Wing”, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix, recorded live during the Domino’s late set at The Fillmore East on October 24, 1970.

Finally, there are two previously unreleased Clapton tracks from 1974; the first ever release of the entire full length recording of the international hit version of Bob Marley’s “I Shot The Sheriff”, recorded during the sessions for 461 Ocean Boulevard and a live performance of “Little Queenie”, the Chuck Berry rock ‘n’ roll classic, recoded at Long Beach Arena, California in July 1974 during Clapton’s comeback tour to promote 461 Ocean Boulevard.

Last but not least, there are two alternative mixes made for Clapton’s 1970 debut album.
Separate mixes were made for the album, by Delaney Bramlett and Tom Dowd (in LA) and also by Clapton himself (in London). Featured in this collection are Clapton’s rare mixes of album highlights, After Midnight and Let It Rain.


Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars soundtrack page

Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars soundtrack page

More info at: Eric Clapton Official Site



 



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