Friday 12/2/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Eric Clapton – Backless (1978)

Backless is the sixth full-length studio album by Eric Clapton, Released November 25, 1978. 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 No. 40 on the Billboard charts on its own merit. Later in 1980 “Tulsa Time” was US #30 with 1977 song “Cocaine” as B-side. It was Clapton’s last studio album to feature his longtime bassist Carl Radle who died in 1980.

“Walk Out in the Rain” 4:16
“Watch Out for Lucy” 3:26
“I’ll Make Love to You Anytime” 3:23
“Roll It” 3:42
“Tell Me That You Love Me” 3:31
“If I Don’t Be There by Morning” 4:38
“Early in the Morning” 7:58
“Promises” 3:04
“Golden Ring” 3:32
“Tulsa Time” 3:28

Eric Clapton – guitars, lead vocals, arrangements on “Early In the Morning”
Dick Sims – keyboards
George Terry – guitars
Carl Radle – bass, backing vocals
Jamie Oldaker – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Marcy Levy – backing vocals (lead vocals on “Roll It”)
Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle – backing vocals on “Golden Ring”