Eric Clapton: ‘The Complete Reprise Studio Albums Vol. 1’ 12- LP Box Set Coming 9/30 (Pre-Order)

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This one’s definitely for the Eric Clapton completists out there.

On Sept. 30, a very special 12-LP box set will be released revisiting a key era in the vaunted career of “Slowhand.”

Titled The Complete Reprise Studio Albums Vol. 1, the collection celebrates Clapton’s 1983 union with Reprise Records. Per a news release:

It contains newly remastered versions of six studio albums pressed on 180-gram vinyl: Money and Cigarettes (1983) as a single LP, Behind the Sun (1985), August (1986), Journeyman (1989), From the Cradle (1994), and Pilgrim (1998) as double-LPs. Behind The Sun and August were originally released as single LPs; both are now 3-sided double albums to avoid long LP sides and to maximize the audio quality.

The final LP in the collection, Rarities (1983-1998), brings together eight rare recordings from this era, including live versions of “White Room” and “Crossroads” that were both featured on the B-side of the 1987 single “Behind The Mask.” Another B-side, “Theme From A Movie That Never Happened” (Orchestral), appeared in 1998 on the Grammy®-winning single, “My Father’s Eyes.”

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Preview the set with a cover of Albert King’s “Born Under A Bad Sign,” which was an outtake from the studio sessions for 1994’s From the Cradle:

This release comes on the heels of Nothing But the Blues, a revisiting of a previously unavailable 1995 live concert album/film executive produced by Martin Scorsese — click here for more on that.

As for the next step of this archival series of releases:

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.

Catch Eric Clapton with special guest Jimmie Vaughan on a limited U.S. tour in the fall:

8 Schottenstein Center Columbus, OH
10 Little Caesars Arena Detroit, MI
12 United Center Chicago, IL
13 United Center Chicago, IL
16 TD Garden Boston, MA
18 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
19 Madison Square Garden New York, NY

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