Polydor is readying the release of Eric Clapton: The Studio Album Collection 1970-1981, an eight-album box that compiles the first decade of Clapton’s solo career on 180-gram vinyl with “faithfully replicated” album artwork.
The albums included are Eric Clapton, Derek and the Dominos’ Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs, 461 Ocean Boulevard, There’s One in Every Crowd, No Reason to Cry, Slowhand, Backless and Another Ticket. Eric Clapton and Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, both from 1970, have been remastered for this collection.
The box is due in stores January 29 and is available for preorder now.
The set is limited and includes a download voucher.
In other Clapton news, his new concert album and video Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall—Slowhand at 70 is out on DVD and Blu-ray, giving fans an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the revered guitarist’s record-setting gigs at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2015. Clapton will return to the road next spring with a five-night residency at the Budokan in Tokyo.
Below, you can watch a clip of Clapton and his band playing “Cocaine,” from Slowhand at 70.