Eric Clapton Looks Back with 'Forever Man' Comp

Eric Clapton Looks Back with 'Forever Man' Comp
Last year, rock legend Eric Clapton hinted at his retirement from touring, telling Uncut that "the road has become unbearable." Still even impending retirement can't stop him from declaring himself Forever Man, since that's the name of his latest best-of compilation. The three-disc set will be released on April 28 ·(in time for Father's Day, we should point out) through Warner.

This isn't just another collection of hits. The first CD consists of the usual studio material, although many of his best-known hits appear on the second disc, which is labelled Live. The third disc, meanwhile, is labelled Blues. There are 51 songs all told.

For those who don't want to splurge for the triple-disc set, there's also a double-CD configuration. A double vinyl set will follow on June 23. See the various tracklists below.

Forever Man takes its name from Clapton's 1985 hit of the same name, which appeared on his album Behind the Sun.

Meanwhile, Clapton is playing a few shows this spring. Scroll past the tracklist to see his dates in New York and London.

Forever Man (3-CD version):

CD1 - Studio:

1. Gotta Get Over
2. I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart
3. Run Back to Your Side
4. Tears in Heaven
5. Call Me the Breeze
6. Forever Man
7. Believe in Life
8. Bad Love
9. My Father's Eyes
10. Anyway the Wind Blows (with J.J. Cale)
11. Travelin' Alone
12. Change the World
13. Behind the Mask
14. It's in the Way That You Use It
15. Pretending
16. Riding with the King (with B.B. King)
17. Circus
18. Revolution

CD2 - Live:

1. Badge
2. Sunshine of Your Love
3. White Room
4. Wonderful Tonight
5. Worried Life Blues
6. Cocaine
7. Layla (Unplugged)
8. Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out (Unplugged)
9. Walkin' Blues (Unplugged)
10. Them Changes (with Steve Winwood)
11. Presence of the Lord (with Steve Winwood)
12. Hoochie Coochie Man
13. Goin' Down Slow
14. Over the Rainbow  

CD3 - Blues:

1. Before You Accuse Me
2. Last Fair Deal Gone Down
3. Hold On, I'm Comin' (with B.B. King)
4. Terraplane Blues
5. It Hurts Me Too
6. Little Queen of Spades
7. Third Degree
8. Motherless Child
9. Sportin' Life Blues (with J.J. Cale)
10. Ramblin' on My Mind
11. Stop Breakin' Down Blues
12. Everybody Oughta Make a Change
13. Sweet Home Chicago
14. If I Had Possession over Judgement Day
15. Hard Times Blues
16. Got You on My Mind
17. I'm Tore Down
18. Milkcow's Calf Blues
19. Key to the Highway (with B.B. King)

Forever Man (2-CD version):

CD 1:

1. Gotta Get Over
2. I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart
3. Anyway The Wind Blows (with J.J. Cale)
4. My Father's Eyes
5. Motherless Child
6. Pretending
7. Little Queen of Spades
8. Bad Love
9. Behind the Mask
10. Tears in Heaven
11. Change the World
12. Call Me the Breeze
13. Forever Man
14. Riding with the King (with B.B. King)
15. It's in the Way That You Use It
16. Circus
17. Got You on My Mind
18. Travelin' Alone
19. Revolution

CD 2 - Live:

1. Badge
2. Sunshine of Your Love
3. White Room
4. Wonderful Tonight
5. Worried Life Blues
6. Cocaine
7. Layla (Unplugged)
8. Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out (Unplugged)
9. Walkin' Blues (Unplugged)
10. Them Changes (with Steve Winwood)
11. Presence of the Lord (with Steve Winwood)
12. Hoochie Coochie Man
13. Goin' Down Slow
14. Over the Rainbow

Forever Man (vinyl version):

A1. Gotta Get Over
A2. I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart
A3. Anyway the Wind Blows (with J.J. Cale)
A4. My Father's Eyes
A5. Motherless Child
B1. Pretending
B2. Little Queen of Spades
B3. Bad Love
B4. Behind the Mask
C1. Tears in Heaven
C2. Change the World
C3. Call Me the Breeze
C4. Forever Man
C5. Riding with the King (with B.B. King)
C1. It's in the Way That You Use It
C2. Circus
C3. Got You On My Mind
C4. Travelin' Alone
C5. Revolution

Tour dates:

05/01 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
05/02 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
05/14 London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
05/15 London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
05/17 London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
05/18 London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
05/20 London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
05/21 London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
05/23 London, UK - Royal Albert Hall