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Backless

Backless
Eric Clapton Backless.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1978
Recorded1978
GenreRock
Length41:01
LabelRSO
ProducerGlyn Johns
Eric Clapton chronology
Slowhand
(1977)
Backless
(1978)
Just One Night
(1980)

Backless is the sixth solo studio album by Eric Clapton. Produced by Glyn Johns, and released by RSO Records, Backless reached No. 8 on the pop charts. While the single "Promises" only reached No. 37 in the UK, it was a much bigger success in the US, reaching No. 9 on the Billboard charts. The follow-up single, "Watch Out for Lucy", was the B-side of "Promises", but reached #40 on the Billboard charts on its own merit.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stonelink
ARTISTdirect3/5 stars link

Track listing

  1. "Walk Out in the Rain" (Bob Dylan, Helena Springs) - 4:16
  2. "Watch Out for Lucy" (Eric Clapton) - 3:26
  3. "I'll Make Love to You Anytime" (J. J. Cale) - 3:23
  4. "Roll It" (Clapton, Marcy Levy) - 3:42
  5. "Tell Me That You Love Me" (Clapton) - 3:31
  6. "If I Don't Be There by Morning" (Dylan, Springs) - 4:38
  7. "Early in the Morning" (Traditional, arranged by Eric Clapton) - 5:25 (LP)/7:58 (CD)
  8. "Promises" (Richard Feldman, Roger Linn) - 3:04
  9. "Golden Ring" (Clapton) - 3:32
  10. "Tulsa Time" (Danny Flowers) - 3:28

Singles

  • 1978 - "Promises" (#37 UK; #9 US)
  • 1979 - "Promises" (International)
  • 1979 - "Watch Out for Lucy" (#40 US)
  • 1979 - "Walk Out in the Rain"
  • 1980 - "Tulsa Time" (Studio track from Backless not a single...live version released from Just One Night)

Personnel

Production

  • Producer and Engineer - Glyn Johns
  • Assistant Engineer - Jon Astley
  • Art Direction and Design - David Stewart and Nello
  • Photography - Nello
  • Additional Photography - Rob Fraboni, Andy Seymour and Laura K. Sims.

Chart performance

Chart (1978-1979) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[1] 24
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[2] 22
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[3] 22
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[4] 2
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[5] 28
UK Albums (OCC)[6] 18
US Billboard 200[7] 8

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[8] Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References

  1. ^ "Austriancharts.at - Eric Clapton - Backless" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  2. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl - Eric Clapton - Backless" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  3. ^ "Charts.org.nz - Eric Clapton - Backless". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  4. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com - Eric Clapton - Backless". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  5. ^ "Swedishcharts.com - Eric Clapton - Backless". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  6. ^ "Eric Clapton | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  7. ^ "Eric Clapton - Backless - Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Rovi Coperation. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Canadian album certifications - Eric Clapton - Backless". Music Canada. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "British album certifications - Eric Clapton - Backless". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2016.Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Backless in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  10. ^ "American album certifications - Eric Clapton - Backless". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2016.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.

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