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A new limited-edition vinyl-only box set comprises the five studio albums Eric Clapton recorded for Reprise between 2001 and 2010 – starting with "Reptile" and concluding with the eponymously titled "Clapton." Originally released as a CD/DVD, this box set sees the first vinyl release of EC's "Sessions for Robert J."
Each of the albums have been remastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Studios in Maine and the vinyl mastering was done by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Los Angeles. Simon Climie, Clapton’s long-time co-producer and engineer, oversaw these definitive remasters which are pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
To further elevate the audio quality, "Me & Mr. Johnson" (originally released as a single LP) has been remastered as 3-sided double albums to ensure that no single LP side exceeds 20 minutes. (The album has an etching on side 4).
A “bonus” LP of Rarities compiled and produced by Simon Climie is included and covers the same period as the box. Most of the 8 tracks are out of print, hard to find, or previously unreleased on vinyl.
The five studio albums and Rarities album make a total of 10 pieces of vinyl in the box, all housed in a deluxe slipcase.