Eric Clapton fans can tuck away some coin for the upcoming home video release of his 2017 documentary “Life in 12 Bars.” The film and soundtrack will be released in multiple formats on June 8 via Ume/Universal.
The three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer dropped the news on April 13 at his official Eric Clapton website. Directed by Lili Fini Zanuck, the film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last fall and is currently streaming on Showtime.
The documentary provides an in-depth examination of the 18-time Grammy winner's life via rare archival footage and interviews. The accompanying 32-track soundtrack features performances from The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & the Dominos, among many others.
Bonuses include five previously unreleased tracks by Cream, as well as by Derek & the Dominos. Cream fans can look forward to a 17-minute rendition of “Spoonful,” from a 1968 performance in Los Angeles at The Forum. Also included are two tracks from Derek and the Dominos, including 1971 studio outtake of “High” and a 1970 live cover of “Little Wings”at the Fillmore East along with two Clapton solo tracks, including the full version of his 1974 single “I Shot the Sheriff” and a 1974 live cover of “Little Queenie.”
“Life in 12 Bars” is available for preorder here in DVD and Blu-ray, as well as in 2-CD and 4-LP formats. Fans can check out an official trailer from the documentary above and see the full track listing below.
Clapton has only a handful of live dates scheduled in 2018, which include a huge live show headline appearance on July 8 at London's historic Hyde Park as part of Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time (BST) concert series, as well as a two-night stand from Oct. 6 – Oct. 7 in New York at Madison Square Garden. Grab your Eric Clapton tickets now at AXS. For all the latest details on Eric Clapton, click here.
Eric Clapton “Life in 12 Bars” track listing:
Big Bill Broonzy, "Backwater Blues"
Muddy Waters, "My Life Is Ruined"
Muddy Waters, "I Got Mojo Working"
The Yardbirds, "I Wish You Would"
The Yardbirds, "For Your Love"
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, "Steppin' Out"
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, "All Your Love"
Cream, "I Feel Free"
Cream, "Strange Brew"
Cream, "Sunshine of Your Love"
Aretha Franklin, "Good to Me As I Am To You"
Cream, "Crossroads" (live)
The Beatles, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Cream, "White Room" (live)
Cream, "Spoonful" (live, previously unreleased)
Blind Faith, "Presence of the Lord"
Delaney & Bonnie & Friends featuring Eric Clapton, "Comin' Home" (live)
Eric Clapton, "After Midnight" (alternate mix)
Eric Clapton, "Let It Rain" (alternate mix)
Derek and the Dominos, "High" (previously unreleased)
George Harrison, "My Sweet Lord"
Derek and the Dominos, "Thorn Tree in the Garden"
Derek and the Dominos, "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"
Derek and the Dominos, "Bell Bottom Blues"
Derek and the Dominos, "Layla"
Derek and the Dominos, "Little Wing" (live)
Derek and the Dominos, "Got to Get Better in a Little While"
Eric Clapton, "I Shot The Sheriff" (previously unreleased full length version)
Eric Clapton, "Little Queenie" (live, previously unreleased)
Eric Clapton, "Mainline Florida"
Eric Clapton, "Tears in Heaven"