Warner Bros / Wea
Release date
19 Sep 2000
Running length
24 tracks
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1 It's In The Way That You Use It 4:11 77,865
2 Run 3:39 10,855
3 Tearing us apart 4:15 14,277
4 Bad Influence 5:08 8,735
5 Walk Away 3:51 8,358
6 Hung Up on Your Love 3:53 5,933
7 Take a Chance 4:53 7,720
8 Hold On 4:55 7,709
9 Miss You 5:06 38,406
10 Holy mother 4:54 11,068
11 Behind the Mask 4:46 17,139
12 Grand Illusion 6:22 6,408
Take A Chance (Album Version) 4:54 20
Hold On (Album Version) 4:57 25
Run (Album Version) 3:40 27
Tearing Us Apart (Album Version) 4:16 34
Bad Influence (Album Version) 5:09 19
Walk Away (Album Version) 3:52 18
Miss You (Album Version) 5:07 194
Holy Mother (Album Version) 4:56 28
Behind The Mask (Album Version) 4:48 47
Grand Illusion (Album Version) 6:23 20
Hung Up On Your Love (Album Version) 3:54 21

About this album

August is an album by blues rocker Eric Clapton released in 1986. Primarily produced by Phil Collins in association with longtime Clapton associate Tom Dowd, it became Clapton’s biggest-selling LP to date.

Among the highlights are the Dowd/Clapton-produced signature tune “It’s in the Way That You Use It” (co-written with Robbie Robertson, and featured in the Paul Newman-Tom Cruise film The Color of Money, subsequently reaching #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for one week) and three Collins-produced numbers — the up-tempo, horn-laden “Run” and the guitar-laden rockers “Tearing Us Apart” (with Tina Turner) and “Miss You.”

Clapton’s studio band for the album included drummer/vocalist Collins; bassist Nathan East and keyboard player Greg Phillinganes; saxophonist Michael Brecker, trumpeters Randy Brecker and Jon Faddis, and trombone player Dave Bargeron.

Veering between Collins soul/pop and Clapton blues/rock, August cemented Clapton’s comeback. Clapton, drummer/vocalist Collins, bassist East and keyboard player Phillinganes would recreate their studio roles in for Clapton’s acclaimed live appearances over the next two years.

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  • ClaudioGurgel

    Infinitamente melhor que o anterior “Behind The Sun”, “August” ainda carrega fortes traços do anos oitenta recheados de sintetizadores e poucos momentos de blues raiz. Mas mesmo assim Clapton detona com solos inesquecíveis como na clássica “Miss You” e nas belas baladas como “Holy Mother”. Uma seleção dos melhores músicos da época deixou sua marca nas faixas e fica impossível não notar o brilho dessas estrelas no decorrer das músicas. Michael Brecker, Greg Phillinganes, Nathan East, Phil Collins como músico e produtor associado ao veterano Tom Dowd, e a Tina Turner são alguns dos nomes que estão nessa ficha técnica. Apesar dos tantos acertos, “August”, tem um pequeno vacilo que me afasta dessa fase de Clapton, faltou blues, e com a vinda de “Journeyman”, três anos depois, mostrou que não era só eu que me sentia assim.

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