EC’s Long-Awaited Nothing But The Blues Documentary and Soundtrack Now Available

The 1995 documentary gets a 4K upgrade and remixed audio. The soundtrack includes 17 previously unreleased live performances recorded during the From The Cradle tour. Watch four tracks including “Groanin’ The Blues” and “It Hurts Me Too” below.

Eric Clapton’s lifelong passion for the blues shines in nothing but the blues. The film – which aired once in the US on PBS in 1995 and was nominated for an Emmy® Award – has been upgraded to 4K for its long-awaited official release. Along with the film, Reprise will release a new soundtrack featuring over an hour of never-before-seen live performances recorded during the legendary backing guitarist’s 1994 tour. From the cradlehis multi-platinum, Grammy®-winning blues album.

Written and produced by Scooter Weintraub and produced by Martin Scorsese, the documentary includes an in-depth interview with Clapton conducted by Scorsese. Throughout the interview, Clapton talks about his love for the blues and the profound impact bluesmen like Muddy Waters and BB King had on his music. Many of these artists (Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Walker) appear in the film through vintage performances, interviews and photographs.

At the heart of both film and audio formats are Clapton’s performances of blues standards and lesser-known blues songs. The CD contains 17 songs; the double 18 LP, and the DVD and Blu-ray each contain 20 songs. Two nights at the Fillmore in San Francisco (November 8 and 9, 1994) were filmed and recorded during his famous From the cradle tour, and highlights from both shows were selected for this release. Likewise, longtime Clapton co-producer Simon Climie remixed the audio for these performances from the original multitrack recordings.

nothing but the blues and the accompanying soundtrack was released on June 24 in multiple formats. The Super Deluxe Edition (US$199.98) includes the documentary on Blu-ray, the soundtrack on 2 LP vinyl and CD, a bonus CD with four additional tracks “Driftin’, “County Jail Blues”, “Kid Man Blues,” and “Too Bad” and an exclusive hardcover book with memorabilia, including a numbered lithograph, 12×24 poster, Clapton guitar string set, custom guitar picks, and an exclusive bandana.

The documentary is available separately on Blu-ray (US$24.99) and DVD (US$19.99). Additionally, the soundtrack will be released as a standalone release on CD ($18.98) and 2 LP vinyl ($34.98 – available July 29) and on digital and streaming services.

Unprecedented live performances on nothing but the blues serve as an essential consideration for From the cradle, which was recorded in the studio. While several songs appear on both (“Motherless Child,” “Standing ‘Round Crying,” and “I’m Tore Down”), the performances are entirely different.

The soundtrack also includes songs that do not appear on From the cradleincluding Jimmy Rogers’ “Blues All Day Long” and Robert Johnson’s “Malted Milk”, as well as the standards “Every Day I Have The Blues” and “Forty-Four”.

Originally released in 1994 by Warner Bros. Records, From the cradle was certified triple platinum in the United States, where it topped the Billboard 200. The album was certified gold and topped the charts to become certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum in many countries.

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List of tracks:

CDs & 2-LPs:
01. “The Blues All Day”
02. “Standing ‘Crying in Circles”
03. “Forty-Four”
04. “It Hurts Me Too”
05. “Early Morning”
06. “Five Long Years”
07. “Crossroads”
08. “Malted Milk”
09. “Motherless Child”
10. “How Long”
11. “Reconsider Baby”
12. “Sinners’ Prayer”
13. “Everyday I have the blues”
14. “One day after a while (you’ll be sorry)”
15. “Have you ever loved a woman”
16. “I’m torn”
17. “Moaning Blues”
18. “County Jail Blues” * (exclusive to 2-LP vinyl)

DVD, Blu-Ray, Super Deluxe Edition*
01. “The Blues All Day”
02. “Crying in circles”
03. “Forty-Four”
04. “It Hurts Me Too”
05. “Early Morning”
06. “Five Long Years”
07. “Crossroads”
08. “Malted Milk Blues”
09. “Motherless Child”
10. “How Long the Blues”
11. “Reconsider Baby”
12. “Sinner’s Prayer”
13. “Everyday I have the blues”
14. “Cutsaw”
15. “One day after a while”
16. “Have you ever loved a woman”
17. “I’m torn”
18. “Moan the Blues”
19. “T’Ain’t Nobody’s Business”
20. “Driftin” (bonus track)

* Super Deluxe Edition includes the documentary on Blu-ray, the soundtrack on 2 LP vinyl and CD, and an exclusive hardcover book with memorabilia, including numbered lithograph, 12×24 poster, Clapton guitar string set , custom guitar picks and an exclusive bandana. Also includes a bonus CD with 4 exclusive tracks – ‘Driftin”, ‘County Jail Blues’, ‘Kid Man Blues’ and ‘Too Bad’.

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