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Film and Television Soundtracks by Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton began working on film and televison soundtracks early in his career. His first exposure was probably when he played on the track “Ski-ing” for George Harrison sometime between December 1967 and January 1968 for the film Wonderwall. Several years later, in March 1974, Eric recorded “Eyesight to the Blind” and “Sally Simpson” for the film version of The Who’s rock opera, Tommy. He also appeared in the movie as “The Preacher.” In January 1978, Eric recorded two tracks for the White Mansions project.

In 1983, Eric Clapton began composing complete film and television scores as a side-line. Michael Kamen and David Sanborn collaborated with him several times. Occasionally, he would only contribute a single song with lyrics to serve as a film’s theme. A number of his scores were for blockbuster films, including the entire Lethal Weapon series starring Danny Glover and Mel Gibson and Phenomenon, which starred John Travolta. Clapton's mega-hit, "Tears In Heaven," was included in the soundtrack for Rush (1991).

Many of these soundtracks were issued on LP, cassette or CD at the time the film came out, but are now out of print.

Additionally, some of Eric Clapton’s songs from his albums have been licensed for use in various soundtracks worlwide. They are not included here. If Eric only contributed a single song, information about it is listed in the CD column in the table, below.

The Hit 1984 Unissued Unissued
Edge of Darkness 1985 CD, LP VHS, DVD
The Color of Money 1986 CD, LP VHS, DVD
Lethal Weapon 1986 CD, LP VHS, DVD
Buster 1988 CD VHS
Homeboy 1988 CD VHS
Peace In Our Time 1988 Unissued Unissued
"James Bond Theme" 1989 Unissued Unissued
Lethal Weapon 2 1989 CD VHS, DVD
Communion 1989 Unissued Unissued
Rush 1991 CD VHS, DVD
Lethal Weapon 3 1992 CD VHS, DVD
Wayne’s World 1992 CD (Song: "Lovin’ Your Lovin’") VHS, DVD
The Van 1996 Unissued VHS, DVD
Phenomenon 1996 CD (Song: "Change The World") VHS, DVD
Lethal Weapon 4 1998 Unissued VHS, DVD
Runaway Bride 1999 CD (Song: "Blue Eyes Blue") VHS, DVD
The Story of Us 1999 CD VHS, DVD
Three Days In Auschwitz 2015 Unissued Documentary / Film Festiavl Showings