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The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971

Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman

The Band: Three of a Kind

Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant

Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band

Levon Helm: Electric Dirt

Garth and Maud Hudson: Live at the Wolf


Dirt Farmer

Elliot Landy's Woodstock Vision

Eric Clapton: August

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Eric Clapton adopted a new, tougher, hard R&B approach on August, employing a stripped-down band featuring keyboard player Greg Phillinganes, bassist Nathan East, and drummer/producer Phil Collins, plus, on several tracks, a horn section and, on a couple of tracks, backup vocals by Tina Turner, and performing songs written by old Motown hand Lamont Dozier, among others. The excellent, but incongruous, leadoff track, however, was "It's in the Way That You Use It," which Clapton and Robbie Robertson had written for Robertson's score to the film The Color of Money. Elsewhere, Clapton sang and played fiercely on songs like "Tearing Us Apart," "Run," and "Miss You," all of which earned AOR radio play. That radio support may have helped the album to achieve gold status in less than six months, Clapton's best commercial showing since 1981's Another Ticket, despite the album's failure to generate a hit single. The title commemorates the birth in August 1986 of Clapton's son Conor. (The CD version of the album contains the bonus track "Grand Illusion.")
-- William Ruhlmann, All-Music Guide

In addition to Robertson's song, Clapton also recorded his tribute to Richard Manuel, "Holy Mother", for the August album.


  1. It's in the Way That You Use It (Clapton/Robertson) [RealAudio]
  2. Run (Dozier)
  3. Tearing Us Apart (Clapton/Phillinganes)
  4. Bad Influence (Cray/Vannice)
  5. Walk Away (Feldman/Levy)
  6. Hung up on Your Love (Dozier)
  7. Take a Chance (Clapton/East/Phillinganes)
  8. Hold On (Clapton/Collins)
  9. Miss You (Clapton/Columby/Phillinganes)
  10. Holy Mother (Bishop/Clapton) AU file (229K)
  11. Behind the Mask (Jackson/Mosdell/Sakamoto)
  12. Grand Illusion (Farrell/Robbins/Stephenson)

Eric Clapton - August - 1986 - Warner Brothers 1-25476

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