OST To Brand New Clapton Documentary featuring 32 Tracks (5 Previously Unreleased) including Material by The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Muddy Waters and Solo
Directed by Oscar winner Lili Fini Zanuck, the new documentary film Life In 12 Bars contextualizes Eric Clapton's role in contemporary music and cultural history. Told through his own words, it reflects on his traumatic childhood, his difficult struggle with drugs and alcohol, the loss of his son and how he always found his inner strength and healing in music. It features extensive interviews with Clapton himself, along with his family, friends, musical collaborators, contemporaries and heroes – including late music icons B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison. The complementary soundtrack, available here as 4LP set, comprises 32 tracks spanning Clapton's long and illustrious career and includes material by The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Muddy Waters and Clapton's solo work.
Of the 32 featured there are five previously unreleased tracks. From the Cream era there is a version of "Spoonful," an incredible 17-minute tour-de-force, recorded live at the LA Forum in October 1968 during the group's final US, Goodbye tour. There are two from Derek and The Dominos – firstly a recording of "High," originally recorded during the 1971 sessions at Olympic Studios for their unreleased second album. This track was later revisited and re-recorded for Clapton's 1975 album, There's One In Every Crowd. Secondly, the track "Little Wing," a tribute to Jimi Hendrix, recorded live during the Domino's late set at The Fillmore East on October 24, 1970.
Finally, there are two previously unreleased Clapton tracks from 1974; the first ever release of the entire full-length recording of the international hit version of Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff," recorded during the sessions for 461 Ocean Boulevard and a live performance of "Little Queenie," the Chuck Berry rock 'n' roll classic, recorded at Long Beach Arena, CA in July 1974 during Clapton's comeback tour to promote 461 Ocean Boulevard. In addition, there are two alternative mixes made for Clapton's 1970 debut album. Separate mixes were made for the album, by Delaney Bramlett and Tom Dowd (in LA) and also by Clapton himself (in London). Featured in this collection are Clapton's rare mixes of album highlights, "After Midnight" and "Let It Rain."