45-6784 After Midnight
Produced & Arranged by Delaney Bramlett
Released on October 1970
US CHART POSITION #18 (charted Oct. 17, 1970 for 12 weeks)
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45-6784 wo. picture sleeve
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C lapton’s first album only generated the one single, but what a single it was: “After Midnight” matched with the Clapton original, “Easy Now.” Despite the 3:15 track time on the label, this version of “After Midnight” actually runs just short of three minutes (I believe they simply faded the ending early). The B side is one of the surprises on Clapton’s first records, although the lyrics are terrible. Probably terrified Steve Winwood when he first heard it, and thus began a long affiliation with lyricists. Only kidding there, but it would have made a good story. There’s more on the A side at Songfacts.

TRACK LISTING

  1. AFTER MIDNIGHT    (John J. Cale)    3:15 (actually 2:52)
  2. EASY NOW    (Eric Clapton)    2:55

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US October 1970 Atco 7" 45-6784  
UK 1970 Polydor 7" 2001 096  

 

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