Eric Clapton to Release 3-Disc "Best Of" Compilation

Article Contributed by Warner Bros | Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Legendary songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and 19-time Grammy Award-winner Eric Clapton will release a brand-new 'Best Of' compilation, entitled Forever Man, via Reprise Records on April 28th in the U.S.

Featuring 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.

The collection traces much of Clapton's career featuring the Grammy Award-winning tracks "Change The World", "Tears In Heaven", "Bad Love" and including materials form Eric's Grammy Award-winning albums From The Cradle and Unplugged. Guest performers include B.B. King and J.J. Cale.

The release of Forever Man coincides with an upcoming tour, which includes nine concert dates in celebration of his 70th birthday on March 30th. The shows will 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. The shows will feature Clapton, 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.

Forever Man is available for pre-order beginning today, Mar 17th, and will be available in multiple configurations: a 3-CD, 2-CD, a vinyl 2-LP set and digital downloads. The package also comes with liner notes written by noted rock journalist and author Malcolm Dome. Click here or here to pre-order.     

Please see below for all Forever Man track-listings.

3CD and Digital Download Edition:

CD1- Studio

  1. Gotta Get Over
  2. I've Got A Rock 'N' Roll Heart
  3. Run Back To Your Side
  4. Tears In Heaven
  5. Call Me The Breeze
  6. Forever Man
  7. Believe In Life
  8. Bad Love
  9. My Father's Eyes
  10. Anyway The Wind Blows - with J.J. Cale
  11. Travelin' Alone
  12. Change The World
  13. Behind The Mask
  14. It's In The Way That You Use It
  15. Pretending
  16. Riding With The King - with B.B. King
  17. Circus
  18. Revolution 

CD2 - Live

  1. Badge
  2. Sunshine Of Your Love
  3. White Room
  4. Wonderful Tonight
  5. Worried Life Blues
  6. Cocaine
  7. Layla (Unplugged)
  8. Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out (Unplugged)
  9. Walkin' Blues (Unplugged)
  10. Them Changes - with Steve Winwood
  11. Presence Of The Lord - with Steve Winwood
  12. Hoochie Coochie Man
  13. Goin' Down Slow
  14. Over The Rainbow


CD3 - Blues

  1. Before You Accuse Me
  2. Last Fair Deal Gone Down
  3. Hold On, I'm Comin' - with B.B. King
  4. Terraplane Blues
  5. It Hurts Me Too
  6. Little Queen Of Spades
  7. Third Degree
  8. Motherless Child
  9. Sportin' Life Blues - with J.J. Cale
  10. Ramblin' On My Mind
  11. Stop Breakin' Down Blues
  12. Everybody Oughta Make A Change
  13. Sweet Home Chicago
  14. If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
  15. Hard Times Blues
  16. Got You On My mind
  17. I'm Tore Down
  18. Milkcow's Calf Blues
  19. Key To The Highway - with B.B. King