Eric Clapton’s ‘Money and Cigarettes’ is his eighth studio album released in February 1983 by Duck / Warner Bros.
Track Listing : 1.Everybody Oughta Make A Change (Sleepy John Estes) – 03.16 . 2.The Shape You’Re In (Eric Clapton) – 04.08 . 3.Ain’T Going Down (Eric Clapton) – 04.01 . 4.I’Ve Got A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart (Steve Diamond, Troy Seals, Eddie Setser) – 03.13 . 5.Man Overboard (Eric Clapton) – 03.45 . 6.Pretty Girl (Eric Clapton) – 05.29 . 7.Man In Love (Eric Clapton) – 02.46 . 8.Crosscut Saw (R.G. Ford) – 03.30 . 9.Slow Down Linda (Eric Clapton) – 04.14 . 10.Crazy Country Hop (Johnny Otis) – 02.46
Musicians : Eric Clapton – Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals . Ry Cooder – Guitar . Albert Lee – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals . Donald “Duck” Dunn – Bass . Roger Hawkins – Drums . Chuck Kirkpatrick – Background Vocals . John Sambataro – Background Vocals . Peter Solley – Hammond Organ
Production : Produced By Tom Dowd & Eric Clapton . Michael Carnevale – Engineer . Steve Klein – Mixing Assistant
Package : Graham Hughes – Photography . Ian Murray – Design, Typography
Recorded Late 1982.
Released In February 1983 By Duck / Warner Bros..
Like most of Clapton’s recent solo records, Money and Cigarettes makes no claim to greatness. Still, the simple, unaffected blues power at work here is surprising and refreshing. […]
Ultimate Classic Rock
31 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Releases ‘Money and Cigarettes’Throughout, though, he hadn’t played the guitar — Clapton’s principal claim to fame, then as now — with as much clarity and force since ‘Layla.’ A cover of ‘Crosscut Saw,’ the old hit for Albert King, is the grooviest thing we’d heard from him in perhaps at least that long. […]
Scott’s Rock and Soul Album Reviews
Alas, for whatever reason (pressure from his new record company for a more commercial product, perhaps?) Eric plays things much too safeand the inconsistent songwriting further hinders the process, resulting in a patchy, underwhelming album that lacks any truly classic songs and is therefore for hardcore Eric Clapton fans only. […]