Eric Clapton - Forever Man

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Posted on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 6:56pm
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Reprise Records


Album Overview

Forever Man is a compilation album by the British rock musician Eric Clapton and was released through Reprise Records.


1-1Gotta Get Over
1-2I've Got A Rock 'N' Roll Heart
1-3Run Back To Your Side
1-4Tears In Heaven
1-5Call Me The Breeze
1-6Forever Man
1-7Believe In Life
1-8Bad Love
1-9My Father's Eyes
1-10Anyway The Wind Blows

Featuring: J.J. Cale

1-11Travelin' Alone
1-12Change The World
1-13Behind The Mask
1-14It's In The Way That You Use It
1-16Riding With The King

Featuring: B.B. King

2-2Sunshine Of Your Love
2-3White Room
2-4Wonderful Tonight
2-5Worried Life Blues
2-7Layla (Unplugged)
2-8Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (Unplugged)
2-9Walkin' Blues (Unplugged)
2-10Them Changes

Featuring: Steve Winwood

2-11Presence Of The Lord

Featuring: Steve Winwood

2-12Hoochie Coochie Man
2-13Goin' Down Slow
2-14Over The Rainbow
3-1Before You Accuse Me
3-2Last Fair Deal Going Down
3-3Hold On I'm Coming

Featuring: B.B. King

3-4Terraplane Blues
3-5It Hurts Me Too
3-6Little Queen Of Spades
3-7Third Degree
3-8Motherless Child
3-9Sportin' Life Blues

Featuring: J.J. Cale

3-10Ramblin' On My Mind
3-11Stop Breakin' Down Blues
3-12Everybody Oughta Make A Change
3-13Sweet Home Chicago
3-14If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
3-15Hard Time Blues
3-16Got You On My Mind
3-17I'm Tore Down
3-18Milkcow's Calf Blues
3-19Key To The Highway

Featuring: B.B. King


The pre-order for the compilation album started on March 17, 2015. People had the chance to pre-order the album through the official Eric Clapton website. When ordering the 3-CD and LP-version of the release, you could get a T-shirt with the album's cover, a cup and an 18″ × 24″ lithograph. On the first day of the album announcement more than 37,000 copies were pre-ordered in the United States alone. With the total pre-order sales being added up, Forever Man reached position ten on the American pre-order chart. Until the actual release of the album on 28 April 2015, the compilation was pre-ordered more than 151,000 times in the U.S. In Venezuela the album has been available since April 28, and has sold more than 5,000 copies, becoming a gold record in the first two days. The same release day was set for the United States, Canada and Mexico. In Germany the album was released on May 8. In Italy and Malaysia Forever Man was released one day after the German release date. In the southeastern state, the album quickly sold 7,500 copies in week one becoming a gold record. For the rest of the world the album was made available on May 11.

Critical Reception

German music expert Günter Schneidewind recalls the compilation as "abundant piece of work" and thinks that the album shows "Claptons life-long work pretty well". AllMusic called this Clapton compilation the "by far the most extensive". They critique the track listings of the album saying they "make sense on paper but they're a little odd in practice, with the Studio selections hopscotching between eras and the live heavy on new millennial selections". Going on by recalling it "hardly a botched collection", they round their review up positively recalling the album "delivers a lot of bang for the buck".



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