Journeyman CD (1989)

Artist: Eric Clapton

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Label Wea/warner Bros.
SKU 60145573
UPC 075992607421
UPC 14 00075992607421
Format CD
Release Date 10/31/1989
Author Eric Clapton
Associated Artist/Work Band (The)
Associated Artist/Work Bluesbreakers
Associated Artist/Work Cale, J.J.
Associated Artist/Work Derek & the Dominos
Associated Artist/Work Guy, Buddy
Associated Artist/Work Harrison, George
Associated Artist/Work J.J.Cale
Associated Artist/Work Jimmy Rogers All-Stars (The)
Associated Artist/Work John, Elton
Associated Artist/Work King, B. B.
Associated Artist/Work King, B.B.
Associated Artist/Work Mayall, John
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Salute, Eric Clapton
Associated Artist/Work Sting
Associated Artist/Work T.D.F.
Associated Artist/Work Vitamin String Quartet
Associated Artist/Work Waters, Roger
Associated Artist/Work Wells, Junior
Technical Info
Engineer Dave O'Donnell; Dave Wittman; Steve "Barney" Cahse; Jack Joseph Puig; Larry Alexander; Michael O'Reilly; Steven Rinkoff; Ben Fowler
Producer Jill Dell'Abate; Russ Titelman
CatalogID 7599260742
Lable Name Reprise
Released 10/30/1989
Original Release 1989
Number of Discs 1
Length 56m : 35s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075992607421
Musical Guests
George Harrison
Phil Collins
Robert Cray
Hank Crawford
Chaka Khan
Daryl Hall
David Sanborn
Album Notes and Credits
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."
Disc 1
1 Pretending
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 - (with George Harrison)
9 Old Love - (with Robert Cray)
10 Breaking Point
11 Lead Me On
12 Before You Accuse Me

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