Forever Man Radio Special: Redbeard Talks To EC
Listen to the two-part radio show celebrating the release of the multi-disc anthology, Forever Man, online on demand. Hosted by legendary American radio host and program director, Redbeard, his interview with Eric Clapton covers the thirty year period encompassed by the new box set, exploring trading in his longtime band on 1985’s Behind the Sun sessions for a West Coast group of studio all-stars headed up by Phil Collins; his uncanny knack for finding complementary songs by others (dating back to his first solo album in 1970) which showcase his musical gifts; why he titled his 1989 multi-million seller Journeyman; and how he purports to fit a half century of work into a two hour concert celebrating his 70th Birthday at Madison Square Garden.
Released in the U.S., Canada and Mexico on 28 April, Forever Man will be released in the rest of the world on 11 May. With 51 tracks over three CDs, the set spans three decades of Clapton’s Reprise Records years and features classic studio tracks and a Blues-themed disc. Included are Grammy Award-winning tracks “Change The World”, “Tears In Heaven”, “Bad Love” and songs from Eric’s Grammy Award-winning albums From The Cradle and Unplugged. Guest performers include B.B. King, J.J. Cale and Steve Winwood.
The release of Forever Man coincides with nine concert dates in celebration of EC's 70th birthday on March 30th. The first two shows took place at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on May 1st and 3rd. Seven shows happen at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, and 23rd. EC's band for these shows are Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White, and Michelle John.
The Forever Man collection is available in multiple configurations: a 3-CD, a vinyl 2-LP set and digital downloads and comes with liner notes written by noted rock journalist Malcolm Dome.