Eric Clapton Day By Day: The Later Years 1983-2013 Out 29 October
Following Eric Clapton Day by Day: The Early Years 1963-1982, the equally detailed and heavily illustrated second volume, Eric Clapton Day By Day: The Later Years 1983–2013, will be published 29 October 2013. Author Marc Roberty, a veteran journalist, music historian and acknowledged Clapton expert, spent years on extensive worldwide research to chronicle Eric's work on stage and in the studio. It features extensive lists of tour dates, set lists, and details of all recording sessions, including information about unreleased songs. There are also quotes and narrative from the engineers, producers, and musicians who worked alongside Eric in the studio.
Volume 2 picks up where the first book left off covering Eric's comeback after years of drug and alcohol abuse and his continuing on to become one of the world's most respected and admired musicians. Some of the events covered in detail are the 1983 ARMS shows, which saw the three ex-Yardbirds guitarists onstage together, Live Aid, the 2005 Cream Reunion Concerts, the Crossroads guitar festivals and the Clapton / Winwood shows at Madison Square Garden in 2008.
The publication of the two-volume work coincides with Eric Clapton's 50th anniversary in the music business. The first book in the set, published in May 2013, has insight into how Eric slowly found his own musical identity during the years 1963 to 1982.
Marc Roberty has authored several previous books about Clapton including Eric Clapton - A Visual Documentary (1986), Slowhand - The Life And Music Of Eric Clapton (1991), Eric Clapton - The Complete Recording Sessions 1963 - 1992 (1993) and The Eric Clapton Album - Thirty Years of Music & Memorabilia (1994). He has contributed to Where's Eric! Magazine over the years and his articles have also been featured in Guitarist, Rolling Stone, Best (France), Mojo, The Financial Times, and The Independent.
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones and other online booksellers are currently accepting pre-orders for Volume 2.
Eric Clapton Day By Day: The Later Years 1983-2013
Author: Marc Roberty
Publisher: Backbeat Books / Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group
Publication Date: 29 October 2013