20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Eric Clapton

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Eric Clapton

by Eric Clapton


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Eric Clapton's 2004 installment in Universal's never-ending 20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection is an excellent distillation of his signature songs of the '70s. While it focuses on his solo recordings, it's not limited to them, throwing in two cuts from Derek and the Dominos -- "Layla," of course, plus "Bell Bottom Blues" -- which help complete the portrait of Clapton in the '70s. While there's a hit or two missing, they're not ones that will be missed and what is here is the cream of the crop of the first decade of Clapton's solo career. It's both thorough and enjoyable, rivaling 1982's Time Pieces: Best of Eric Clapton as the best summary of this part of his career. In fact, 20th Century Masters is essentially a revised Time Pieces, both running 11 tracks, nine of which are shared between the two records. Furthermore, the track sequence is identical with the exception of those two different songs -- and even then, those songs are in the same place in the running order, with "Bell Bottom Blues" taking "Willie & the Hand Jive"'s place and "Let It Rain" replacing "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," two substitutions that strengthen the compilation, giving it the edge over the predecessor that it so strongly resembles.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2004
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0602498206034
catalogNumber: 000275902
Rank: 19559

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Clapton   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Rita Coolidge   Vocals
Leon Russell   Piano
Steve Stills   Guitar,Vocals
Delaney Bramlett   Guitar,Vocals
Sonny Curtis   Vocals
Yvonne Elliman   Vocals
Marcy Levy   Vocals
Jim Gordon   Piano,Drums
Albhy Galuten   Piano,ARP
Duane Allman   Guitar
Jerry Allison   Vocals
Jamie Oldaker   Drums
Carl Radle   Bass,Bass Guitar
Dick Sims   Organ,Keyboards
George Terry   Guitar,Vocals
Bobby Whitlock   Organ,Piano,Vocals

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
J.J. Cale   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Bonnie Bramlett   Composer
Delaney Bramlett   Producer,Audio Production
Marcy Levy   Composer
Jim Gordon   Composer
Albhy Galuten   Producer,Audio Production
Eric Clapton   Composer
Dominoes   Arranger,Producer
Tom Dowd   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Richard Feldman   Composer
Glyn Johns   Producer
Roger Linn   Composer
George Terry   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
David Gahr   Cover Photo
Ron Pownall   Inlay Photography
Bob Gruen   Liner Notes
Joe Sia   Back Cover,Inlay Photography
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Scott Schinder   Liner Notes

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