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|Genre:||Hard Rock, Rock & Pop|
2. Anything for Your Love
3. Bad Love
4. Running on Faith
5. Hard Times
6. Hound Dog
7. No Alibis
8. Run So Far
9. Old Love
10. Breaking Point
11. Lead Me On
12. Before You Accuse Me (Take a Look at Yourself)
|Playing Time:||57 min.|
|Contributing Artists:||Phil Collins, George Harrison, Chaka Khan, Daryl Hall, David Sanborn, Robert Cray, Hank Crawford|
|Producer:||Russ Titelman, Jill Dell'Abate|
Personnel includes: Eric Clapton, Jerry Williams (vocals, guitar); George Harrison (guitar, background vocals); Robert Cray (guitar); Robbie Kondor (harmonica, keyboards, vocoder, synthesizer, programming); Hank Crawford (alto saxophone); David "Fathead" Newman (tenor saxophone); Ronnie Cuber (baritone saxophone); Jon Faddis, Lou Solof (trumpet); Richard Tee (piano, Fender Rhodes); Greg Phillinganes (piano, keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals); Alan Clark (Hammond organ, synthesizer, keyboards, programming); Gary Burton (vibraphone); Nathan East (bass, background vocals); Daryl Jones (bass); Phil Collins (drums, background vocals) Carol Steele (congas, tambourine, percussion); Chaka Khan (background vocals).Recorded at The Town House, London, England and Power Station, Skyline Studios, New York, New York.Personnel: Eric Clapton (vocals, guitar); Cecil Womack (vocals, acoustic guitar); Linda Womack (vocals); Jerry Williams (guitar, background vocals); Phil Palmer, Robert Cray, George Harrison (guitar); Robbie Kondor (harmonica, keyboards, synthesizer, vocoder, drum programming); David Sanborn, Hank Crawford (alto saxophone); David "Fathead" Newman (tenor saxophone); Ronnie Cuber (baritone saxophone); Jon Faddis (trumpet, horns); Lou Solof (trumpet); Richard Tee (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Greg Phillinganes (piano, keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals); Alan Clark (keyboards, synthesizer, string synthesizer); Jeff Bova (synthesizer, programming, drum programming); Rob Mounsey, Robbie Kilgore (synthesizer); Gary Burton (vibraphone); Steve Ferrone (drums, hi-hat); Jim Keltner (drums, tambourine, percussion, drum programming); Phil Collins (drums, background vocals); Carol Steele (congas, tambourine, percussion); Jimmy Bralower (drum programming); Lani Groves, Nathan East, Tawatha Agee, Tessa Niles, Vaneese Thomas, Chaka Khan (background vocals).Audio Mixers: Steve "Barney" Cahse; Gary Wright; Rob Eaton; Russ Titelman.Recording information: Power Station Studios, New York, NY; Skyline Studios, New York, NY; Town House, London, England.Photographers: Roger Forrester; Terry O'Neil.Unknown Contributor Roles: Darryl Jones; David "Fathead" Newman ; David Sanborn; Eric Clapton; Greg Phillinganes; Hank Crawford; Jeff Bova; Jerry Williams ; Jim Keltner; Jimmy Bralower; Alan Clark; Nathan East; Phil Collins; Phil Palmer; Pino Palladino; Richard Tee; Rob Mounsey; Robert Cray; Tawatha Agee; George Harrison; Robbie Kondor; Steve Ferrone; Cecil Womack; Chaka Khan.Arranger: Arif Mardin.As the '80s drew to a close, Clapton's lifestyle included fraternizing with models and wearing designer suits to go with stylish haircuts. Amid all this jet-setting, Clapton released JOURNEYMAN, an album that found his songwriting involvement limited to cuts co-written with Foreigner's Mick Jones ("Bad Love") and Robert Cray ("Old Love"). Respected producer Russ Titelman twisted knobs as a number of famous guests contributed to the creative process. Old friend George Harrison contributed guitar, harmonies and a song ("Run So Far") while Clapton's band from AUGUST (Greg Phillinganes, Nathan East, Phil Collins) are also present.Although the slick production of most of Clapton's '80s work is evident, his passion is far from lacking. "Running On Faith" finds Slowhand looking deep inside himself as a gospel choir chimes away in the background. On Ray Charles' "Hard Times" Clapton reminds listeners that heartache is around the corner. The sweet nothings whispered in "Lead Me On" are made that much sweeter by the harmonies of Cecil and Linda Womack. E.C. also manages to have a ball with a shuffling "Hound Dog" and a rollicking take on Bo Diddley's "Before You Accuse Me."
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- harlydrideJul 15, 2011by
A new awareness for Eric Clapton and his fans.
1989 and EC is at his best. Great music & songs. A new broader and more appealing type of music. EC reaches new heigths again.
- 12n68Dec 22, 2010by
ERIC CLAPTON * JOURNEYMAN
Another outstanding CD from the Master of the Strat !!
Includes the Hits "Pretending", "Bad Love", "No Alibis", & "Before You Accuse Me".
EC sounds like he's havin' fun covering the Elvis classic "Hound Dog", and he shows off his 1ST CLASS blues-playin' on "Old Love".
We also get to hear George Harrison's "Run So Far"...13 years before it was released on George's "Brainwashed".
Just chalk it up as another Must-Have CD from One of the Top Guitar Players of All-Time !!
- thecrystal_ladyApr 1, 2010by
Journeyman by Eric Clapton
This is one of my all time favorite Clapton albums, and there are a lot of them. Every song is the best one on the album - the whole thing carries itself from beginnning to end with no slowdowns, or lags in holding your attention. Clapton really shined on this one.
- workcompsMay 5, 2009by
great cd, great blues, great artist. love it all. was priced reasonably, wanted to add more clapton after buying his " from the cradle" on ebay and loving it. this is also awesome, very good blues and vibe, highly recommend this one....
- guitar_drDec 3, 2006by
Journeyman - Eric Clapton (CD 1989)
This CD is one of Clapton's best. I think he chose a collection of songs that he was able to add his magical feel to. Being one of the most respected musicians in the world. This album really shows his understanding of different genres. His guitar tracks on this album are superb and flawless. world class standards for record producing for the guitarist have been set. I recommend this album as a must for anyone who appreciates music theory and composition.