Eric Clapton Drops A Previously Unreleased Track, ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’


Eric Clapton recently shared an unreleased cover of Albert King’s ‘Born Under a Bad Sign’ from his forthcoming box set.

In May 2022, Eric Clapton announced that he would hit the road with Jimmie Vaughan for seven shows in the United States. After the shows, Clapton will also release a boxed set of vinyl featuring six remastered solo records and a disc containing selected rarities.

Clapton’s new box set, ‘The Complete Reprise Studio Albums – Volume I,’ is scheduled to drop on September 30. It will include 12 180-gram vinyl disks; ‘Money And Cigarettes’ on a single LP, and ‘Behind The Sun,’ ‘August,’ ‘Journeyman,’ ‘From The Cradle,’ and ‘Pilgrim’ as double LPs.

Moreover, the twelfth disk from the box set titled ‘Rarities (1983-1998)’ has excited Clapton fans with eight rare recordings and live and unreleased songs. Among others, there is also a cover of Albert King’s ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’ in the album, and Eric Clapton recently shared this song on YouTube.

Albert King recorded ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’ in 1967. In the past, Clapton covered the blues classic with Cream and included it in the band’s 1968 album ‘Wheels Of Fire’ by adding an extended guitar solo. Cream had also recorded several live versions of the song in 1967 and 2005 as part of their reunion show at the Royal Albert Hall.

Below, you can listen to Eric Clapton’s new release, ‘Born Under A Bad Sign.’