ERIC CLAP­TON

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"Eric played on the Ge­orge Har­ri­son al­bum that I wasn’t on,” says Collins, “but I only met him years later through John Mar­tyn. I re­mem­ber one time, the three of us were sit­ting in this pub some­where in the coun­try, just plot­ting and drink­ing. I’m not sure peo­ple knew who we were. Or if they did, they kept quiet.”

Collins and Clap­ton first worked to­gether on Mar­tyn’s Glo­ri­ous Fool, which fea­tured a guest ap­pear­ance from the for­mer Cream and Derek And The Domi­nos gui­tarist on Couldn’t Love

You More. Four years later, the pair hooked up again when Collins pro­duced Clap­ton’s Be­hind The Sun al­bum.

“I re­ally liked work­ing with Eric,” says Collins. “And we recorded a lot of it in Montser­rat, at Air Stu­dios. The bud­gets were de­cent, those were the times, but it wasn’t a bunch of rich rock mu­si­cians liv­ing the life of Ri­ley. We were there to work, es­pe­cially Eric. We stayed in nice ho­tels, but there wasn’t any mess­ing around from any­one.”

ERIC CLAP­TON AND PHIL COLLINS IN THE STU­DIO, 1989.

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