Eric Clapton - Money and Cigarettes - 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Money and Cigarettes" is a 12" vinyl LP album by Eric Clapton, released in 1983. The album marks a stylistic shift for Clapton, showcasing a more stripped-down sound and a focus on his songwriting. It features a blend of blues, rock, and pop-infused tracks, including the hit single "I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.

 

High Resolution Photo ERIC CLAPTON Money and Cigarettes

Summary:

Eric Clapton with guest performances of Ry Cooder and Donald "Duck" Dunn

Music Genre:

Pop, Rock
Production:  Produced by Tom Dowd. Engineer: Michael Carnevale. Recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas

Compass Point Studios, founded in 1977 by Chris Blackwell, the visionary owner of Island Records, stands as a pivotal and iconic institution in the realm of music production, particularly during the vibrant decades of the 1970s and 1980s. Nestled in the picturesque Bahamas, just outside Nassau, this studio emerged as a tropical oasis that not only offered a breathtaking setting but also fostered a distinctive creative atmosphere that left an indelible mark on the global music scene.

The 1970s and 1980s witnessed a plethora of influential albums recorded at Compass Point Studios, spanning various genres such as rock, reggae, funk, and pop. Artists like Bob Marley, Grace Jones, Iron Maiden Talking Heads, and The Rolling Stones all left their mark on the studio, contributing to its legacy as a hub of musical innovation.

Album Packaging / Information:

Original custom inner sleeve with lyrics and photos. 

Record Label Information:

Duck Records 92.3773

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Gramophone Record 

Year & Country:

1983 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: Eric Clapton - Money and Cigarettes
Track Listing of: Eric Clapton - Money and Cigarettes
    Side One:
  1. Everybody Oughta Make a Change
  2. The Shape You're In
  3. Great Song Ain't Going Down
  4. I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart
  5. Man Overboard
    Side Two:
  1. Pretty Girl
  2. Man in Love
  3. Crosscut Say
  4. SlowDown Linda
  5. Crazy Country Hop

High Resolution Photo ERIC CLAPTON Money and Cigarettes

High Resolution Photo ERIC CLAPTON Money and Cigarettes

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ERIC CLAPTON Mini-Biography

  Eric Clapton (Full-name: Eric Patrick Clapton ) a British guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is widely considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. He first gained fame as a member of the band The Yardbirds, and later as a member of Cream, one of the first supergroups. Clapton has also had a successful solo career and has released numerous hit songs, including "Layla," "Wonderful Tonight," and "Tears in Heaven." He has won 18 Grammy Awards and has been awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to music.

  Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey, England, in 1945. He showed an early interest in the guitar and began playing in local bands in his teens. He rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as a member of The Yardbirds, and later as a member of Cream, where he showcased his virtuosic guitar playing and blues-influenced style.

  In the 1970s, Clapton launched a successful solo career, releasing several critically acclaimed albums and hit songs. He collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and B.B. King, and became known for his emotional and soulful playing.

  Throughout his career, Clapton has struggled with personal issues, including addiction, and has been open about his struggles with alcoholism and substance abuse. Despite this, he has continued to tour and perform, and has remained a popular and influential figure in the music world.

  In addition to his musical achievements, Clapton is also known for his philanthropy and activism. He founded the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and rehabilitation facility for individuals struggling with substance abuse, and has been involved in numerous charitable causes throughout his career.

  Eric Patrick Clapton was born in Ripley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom on 30/3/1945. He is the first child of Edward Walter Fryer 21/03/1920 and Patricia Molly 07/01/1929.

  When he was 40 years old, his father Edward Walter Fryer died (15/05/1985). When he was 54 years old, his mother Patricia Molly died (Mar 1999).

  His partner is Lory Del Santo. His partner is Alice Ormsby-Gore. His partner is Yvonne Kelly. On 27/3/1979, he married Pattie Boyd in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, United States. On 1/1/2002, he married Melia McEnery. He was 33 years old when he married Pattie Boyd. He was 56 years old when he married Melia McEnery. He got divorced from Pattie Boyd in 1989. He has three children with Melia McEnery: Julie Rose Clapton 13/6/2001, Ella May Clapton 14/3/2003, Sophie Belle Clapton 1/2/2005. He has one son with Lory Del Santo: Conor Clapton 21/08/1986. He has one daughter with Yvonne Kelly: Ruth Kelly Clapton 1985.