Eric Clapton - The Complete Reprise Studio Albums, Vol. 2

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Reprise

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Pop/Rock

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No. of Discs: 10
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Limited edition 180-gram vinyl-only 10LP box set!

Each album remastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Studios!

Lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering

Eric Clapton's studio albums for Reprise Records are among the most beloved of the guitarist's storied career and the focus of a new series of limited edition, vinyl-only boxed sets. The second installment, The Complete Reprise Studio Albums - Volume II is coming in January 2023 and includes all five albums Clapton recorded for Reprise between 2001 and 2010, plus an LP exclusive to the collection that includes rarities from the same time.

The set contains newly remastered versions of five studio albums pressed on 180-gram vinyl — 2001's Reptile, 2004's Me & Mr. Johnson, 2004's Sessions For Robert J, 2005's Back Home, and 2010's Clapton. All the albums will be released as double LPs except Sessions For Robert J, which makes its vinyl debut in the collection as a single LP.

Rarities (2001-2010), the collection's final LP, brings together eight hard-to-find recordings from this prolific era in Clapton's recording career. Highlights include the B-side "Johnny Guitar" and the Japanese-only bonus track, "Losing Hand." "Midnight Hour Blues," another rarity, was released in 2010 as a bonus track for Clapton.

Simon Climie, Clapton's long-time co-producer and engineer, oversaw the definitive remasters included in this collection. All the music was mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, and the lacquers for the LPs were cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

Volume II covers a nine-year period that starts in 2001 with Reptile, Clapton's 14th solo studio album. It reached No. 5 on the albums chart in the U.S. and sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide. Two singles from the album — "Superman Inside" and "Reptile" — were nominated for Grammy Awards, with the latter winning for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

Clapton returned in 2004 with Me and Mr. Johnson, an album of cover songs originally written and recorded by Delta-bluesman Robert Johnson, a trailblazing artist who profoundly influenced Clapton. Packed with passionate performances, the record sold more than 2 million copies worldwide and was nominated for a Grammy Award. The album is presented as a double LP in the new collection and features an etching of the album cover on the final side.

Also in 2004, Clapton released Session for Robert J, a companion piece to Me and Mr. Johnson. The album captures acoustic and electric performances by Clapton and his band in Dallas and England as they rehearsed and recorded songs for Me and Mr. Johnson. The album, which makes its vinyl debut in this collection, includes fantastic versions of "Terraplane Blues" and "Sweet Home Chicago."

Clapton's hot streak continued in 2005 with Back Home, his 17th studio album. Certified gold-selling in the States, the record featured guest performances by Vince Gill, John Mayer, Robert Randolph, Billy Preston, and Steve Winwood. On the album, Clapton paid tribute to his close friend George Harrison with a cover of Harrison's 1979 song "Love Comes To Everyone." Back Home won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

Clapton is the final studio album on Volume II. It debuted in 2010 and peaked on the album charts at No. 6 in the U.S. and No. 7 in the U.K. Once again, Clapton was joined in the studio by an all-star group of guest musicians that includes Derek Trucks, Wynton Marsalis, Allen Toussaint, and JJ Cale. On the album, Clapton mixed Tin Pan Alley standards and New Orleans jazz with new songs like "Run Back To Your Side," which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011.

The five studio albums and Rarities album make a total of 10 pieces of vinyl in the box, all housed in a deluxe slipcase.

Albums:
Reptile — 2001 (2 LP)
Me and Mr. Johnson — 2004 (2 LP)
Sessions for Robert J — 2004 (1 LP)
Back Home — 2005 (2 LP)
Clapton — 2010 (2 LP)
Rarities — 2001-2010 (1 LP)



Reptile (2001)
Side A:
1. Reptile
2. Got You on My Mind
3. Travelin' Light
4. Believe in Life
Side B:
1. Come Back Baby
2. Broken Down
3. Find Myself
Side C:
1. Ain't Gonna Stand For It
2. I Want a Little Girl
3. Second Nature
4. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Side D:
1. Modern Girl
2. Superman Inside
3. Son & Sylvia

Me and Mr. Johnson (2004)
Side A:
1. When You Got a Good Friend
2. Little Queen of Spades
3. They're Red Hot
4. Me and the Devil Blues
Side B:
1. Traveling Riverside Blues
2. Last Fair Deal Gone Down
3. Stop Breakin' Down Blues
4. Milkcow's Calf Blues
5. Kind Hearted Woman Blues
Side C:
1. Come on in My Kitchen
2. If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day
3. Love in Vain
4. 32-20 Blues
5. Hell Bound on My Trail
Side D:
Etching

Sessions for Robert J (2004)
Side A:
1. Sweet Home Chicago
2. Milkcow's Calf Blues
3. Terraplane Blues
4. If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day
5. Stop Breakin' Down Blues
Side B:
1. Little Queen of Spades
2. Traveling Riverside Blues
3. Me and the Devil Blues
4. From Four Until Late
5. Kind Hearted Woman Blues
6. Ramblin' on My Mind

Back Home (2005)
Side A:
1. So Tired
2. Say What You Will
3. I'm Going Left
Side B:
1. Love Don't Love Nobody
2. Revolution
3. Love Comes To Everyone
Side C:
1. Lost and Found
2. Piece of My Heart
3. One Day
Side D:
1. One Track Mind
2. Run Home to Me
3. Back Home

Clapton (2010)
Side A:
1. Travelin' Alone
2. Rocking Chair
3. River Runs Deep
4. Judgment Day
Side B:
1. How Deep Is the Ocean
2. My Very Good Friend the Milkman
3. Can't Hold Out Much Longer
4. There's No Way to Get Along
Side C:
1. Everything Will Be Alright
2. Diamonds Made from Rain
3. When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful
Side D:
1. Hard Time Blues
2. Run Back to Your Side
3. Autumn Leaves

Rarities 2001-2010
Side A:
1. Johnny Guitar
2. Midnight Hour Blues
3. You Better Watch Yourself
4. Traveling Riverside Blues
Side B:
1. Little Queen of Spades
2. Take a Little Walk with Me
3. Losing Hand
4. I Was Fooled

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