The Blues (Eric Clapton album)


The Blues (Eric Clapton album)

Infobox Album | Name = The Blues
Type = Compilation album
Artist = Eric Clapton

| Released = July 27, 1999
Recorded =
Genre = Blues-rock
Length = 1:26:08
Label = Polygram
Producer =
Reviews =
Last album = "Pilgrim"
(1998)
This album = "The Blues"
(1999) | Next album = ""
(1999) |

"The Blues" is a Blues Rock compilation album by Eric Clapton released in 1999. The release features songs from Clapton's 1970s RSO albums, as well as some unreleased material from the same era. The second disc features live recordings.

Track listing

Disc one

# "Before You Accuse Me (Take a Look at Yourself)" (Bo Diddley) – 4:39
#: "Previously unreleased acoustic outtake from Backless"
# "Mean Old World" (Walter Jacobs) – 3:50
#: "Outtake from Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs featuring Duane Allman"
# "Ain't That Lovin' You" (Jimmy Reed) – 5:26
# "The Sky Is Crying" (Elmore James) – 3:58
# "Cryin'" (Eric Clapton) – 2:52
# "Have You Ever Loved a Woman" (Billy Myles) – 6:51
# "Alberta" (Traditional) – 2:40
#: "Previously unreleased outtake from Slowhand"
# "Early in the Morning" (Traditional) – 7:55
# "Give Me Strength" (Clapton) – 2:51
# "Meet Me (Down at the Bottom)" (Willie Dixon) – 7:04
#: "Previously unreleased outtake from 461 Ocean Boulevard"
# "County Jail Blues" (Alfred Fields) – 3:56
# "Floating Bridge" (Sleepy John Estes) – 6:33
# "Blow Wind Blow" (Muddy Waters) – 2:59
# "To Make Somebody Happy" (Clapton) – 5:11)
# "Before You Accuse Me (Take a Look at Yourself)" (McDaniel) – 4:39
#: "Previously unreleased electric outtake from Backless"

Disc two

# "Stormy Monday" (T-Bone Walker) – 12:49
# "Worried Life Blues" (Big Maceo Merriweather) – 5:57
# "Early in the Morning" (Traditional) – 7:11
# "Have You Ever Loved a Woman" (Billy Myles) – 7:47
# "Wonderful Tonight" (Clapton/Michael Kamen) – 6:23
# "Kind Hearted Woman" (Robert Johnson) – 5:11
# "Double Trouble" (Otis Rush) – 8:02
# "Driftin' Blues" (Charles Brown/Johnny Moore/Eddie Williams) – 6:57
# "Crossroads" (Robert Johnson) – 5:49
# "Further on up the Road" (Joe Medwich-veasey/Don Robey) – 8:38
#: "Previously unreleased"

Bonus Disc (included with some early copies of the album)

# "Blues In A" (Clapton) – 10:25
#: "Previously unreleased jam outtake from Eric Clapton (album)"
# "Eric After Hours Blues" (Clapton) – 4:20
#: "Previously unreleased jam outtake from 461 Ocean Boulevard"
# "B Minor Jam" (Clapton) – 7:10
#: "Previously unreleased jam outtake from 461 Ocean Boulevard"
# "Blues" (Clapton) – 2:59
#: "Previously unreleased jam outtake from No Reason To Cry"


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