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AUGUST (ALBUM)

 
SONG & HIT DETAILS
 
Artist Name: ERIC CLAPTON
 
Top Position (Australia): 12
 
Song Author: Robbie Robertson
 
 
 
SONG PROFILE
 
August(album)

Released November 24, 1986
Recorded April, May 1986

"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 songs 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".

Personnel
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals, producer (Track 1)
Phil Collins - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Tina Turner - vocals (track 3), backing vocals (track 8)
Nathan East - bass guitar
Henry Spinetti - drums (Track 1)
Michael Brecker - saxophone (Tracks 2, 4, 6, 7 & 9)
Jon Faddis - trumpet (Tracks 2, 4, 6, 7 & 9)
Gary Brooker - keyboards and vocals (Track 1)
Leon Pendarvis - horn arrangements
Greg Phillinganes - keyboards and vocals
Richard Feldman - additional keyboards (Track 5)
Laurence Cottle - bass (Track 1)
Dave Bargeron - trombone (Tracks 2, 4, 6, 7 & 9)
Randy Brecker - trumpet (Tracks 2, 4, 6, 7 & 9)
Richard Cottle - synthesizer (Track 1)
Katie Kissoon - backing vocals (Tracks 7, 10 & 11)
Magic Moreno - backing vocals (Track 7), engineer
Tessa Niles - backing vocals (Tracks 7, 10 & 11)
Steve Chase - engineer (Track 1)
John Jacobs - engineer (Track 1)
Paul Gommersall - engineer
Peter Hefter - engineer
Terry O'Neill - photography

Track listing
"It's in the Way That You Use It" (Eric Clapton/Robbie Robertson) 4:11
"Run" (Lamont Dozier) 3:39
"Tearing Us Apart" (Clapton/Greg Phillinganes) 4:15
"Bad Influence" (Robert Cray/Michael Vannice) 5:09
"Walk Away" (Richard Feldman/Marcella Detroit) 3:52
"Hung Up on Your Love" (Dozier) 3:53
"Take a Chance" (Clapton/Nathan East/Phillinganes) 4:54
"Hold on" (Clapton/Phil Collins) 4:56
"Miss You" (Clapton/Bobby Columby/Phillinganes) 5:06
"Holy Mother" (Stephen Bishop/Clapton) 4:55
"Behind the Mask" (Chris Mosdell/Ryuichi Sakamoto/Michael Jackson) 4:47
"Grand Illusion" (Bob Farrell/Dave Robbins/Wesly Stephenson) 6:23 (CD Only)