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ERIC CLAPTON – BEHIND THE SUN

It was 1984 and I was in London. Warner Bros. asked me to do the sleeve for next Eric Clapton album and so I met with Eric’s manager at the time, Roger Forrester. Roger said this new album was much more up beat the previous few albums, so I got to work on Behind The Sun. About a week later, I met with him again, this time to show him my idea for Eric’s new cover. He took one look at it and said it was the worst cover design he had ever seen.  As he talked to me about this ‘terrible cover’, he kept glancing down at the painting and eventually said, “This isn’t SO terrible” and continued on with the conversation. Within half an hour, he thought the painting was “perfect” and a wonderful, up beat solution for the cover. Eric liked it immediately.

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