Clapton Box Set Of ’70s Studio LPs Coming

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Eric Clapton '70s Box SetCome January 29th, classic rock fans can get the ultimate fix in the form of a hefty, eight-piece Eric Clapton box set, bringing together all of the rocker’s studio albums from 1970 to 1981.

The 180g vinyl-only collection from Universal Music Enterprises includes two specially remastered records – his self-titled, solo debut Eric Clapton (which includes “After Midnight,” “Blues Power” and “Let It Rain”) and Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, his masterpiece with Derek and the Dominos. Besides the title cut, the latter – a two-record set – also includes “Bell Bottom Blues,” “Tell The Truth,” “Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad” and covers like “Little Wing” and “Have You Ever Loved a Woman.”

Also included in the limited edition set are 461 Ocean Boulevard, which features the #1 hit “I Shot the Sheriff” and “Let it Grow”; There’s One In Every Crowd, arguably his weakest release of the decade; No Reason to Cry, which includes contributions from all of the members of The Band as well as a duet with Bob Dylan; Slowhand, one of his most commercially successful albums, which begins with the one-two-three punch of “Cocaine,” “Wonderful Tonight” and “Lay Down Sally;” Backless featuring “Promises” and “Tulsa Time”; and his last album for Polydor, Another Ticket featuring the hit “I Can’t Stand It.”

Clapton celebrated his 70th birthday last year and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. He’s headed to Japan for a five-night residency at Tokyo’s famed Nippon Budokan in April.

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