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.
|FILM||YEAR||SOUNDTRACK||ON VHS or DVD|
|Edge of Darkness||1985||CD, LP||VHS, DVD|
|The Color of Money||1986||CD, LP||VHS, DVD|
|Lethal Weapon||1986||CD, LP||VHS, DVD|
|Peace In Our Time||1988||Unissued||Unissued|
|"James Bond Theme"||1989||Unissued||Unissued|
|Lethal Weapon 2||1989||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|