This album "ERIC CLAPTON - Behind the Sun" is the 1985 album by the English guitarist Eric Clapton. The title of the album comes from a line from Albert King's "Louisiana Blues". It is also Clapton's first collaborative project with Phil Collins. Often referred to as his "comeback album", it was received very well in both the UK and the US. After nearly a decade of Clapton's guitar playing taking a back seat to his singing/songwriting, this album featured some of his best guitar playing since the Cream era of the 1960s.


large album front cover photo of: ERIC CLAPTON  BEHIND THE SUN

Collectors information & Description:


Gatefold (FOC) cover design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

The single Forever Man features Clapton playing an amazing guitar solo at full force. The album is also dressed up with synthesizers and drum machines played by Phil Collins, Ted Templeman, Peter Robinson, Michael Omartian, James Newton Howard, Chris Stainton and Greg Phillinganes, as well as Clapton's Roland guitar synthesizer on the 9th track, Never Make You Cry. Bassists Donald Duck Dunn from Booker T. & the MG's and Nathan East from the smooth jazz quartet Fourplay also played on the sessions.

Music Genre:

Blues, Rock, Pop 

Album Production Information:


The album: "ERIC CLAPTON - Behind the Sun" was produced by: Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Ted Templeman, Lenny Waronker

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Nick Launay, Lee Herschberg

This album was recorded at: Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies, Lion Share Recording Studios, Los Angeles, Amigo Studios, North Hollywood, California

Album cover photography: Patti Clapton

Label Information:

Duck Records 925 166

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram  

Year & Country:

1985 Made in Germany

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: ERIC CLAPTON - Behind the Sun

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Lindsey Buckingham - guitar
  • Phil Collins - synthesizer, percussion, drums, background vocals, Fender Rhodes, Simmons drums
  • James Newton Howard - synthesizer
  • Peter Manning Robinson - synthesizer
  • Marcy Levy - background vocals
  • Jerry Williams - background vocals
  • Lenny Castro - percussion
  • Ray Cooper - percussion
  • Donald "Duck" Dunn - bass
  • Nathan East - bass, background vocals
  • Lee Herschberg - engineer
  • Nick Launay - engineer
  • Steve Lukather - guitar
  • Shaun Murphy - background vocals
  • Michael Omartian - synthesizer
  • Jamie Oldaker - drums, background vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro - drums
  • Greg Phillinganes - synthesizer, background vocals
  • John "J.R." Robinson - drums
  • Peter Robinson - synthesizer
  • Chris Stainton - synthesizer, piano, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes
  • Ted Templeman - percussion

Complete Track-listing of the album "ERIC CLAPTON - Behind the Sun"

The detailed tracklist of this record "ERIC CLAPTON - Behind the Sun" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. "She's Waiting" - 4:55 (Clapton, Peter Robinson)
  2. "See What Love Can Do" - 3:58 (Jerry Lynn Williams)
  3. "Same Old Blues" - 8:15 (Clapton)
  4. "Knock on Wood" - 3:19 (Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper)
  5. "Something's Happening" - 3:23 (Jerry Lynn Williams)
  6. "Forever Man" - 3:13 (Jerry Lynn Williams)
  7. "It All Depends" - 5:05 (Clapton)
  8. "Tangled In Love" - 4:11 (Levy, Richard Feldman)
  9. "Never Make You Cry" - 6:06 (Clapton, Phil Collins)
  10. "Just Like a Prisoner" - 5:29 (Clapton)
  11. "Behind the Sun" - 2:13 (Clapton)

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