The Cream of Eric Clapton: For a single disc, this is an admirable chronological tour of superstar Eric Claptons mid-60s-to-early-80s career. It begins too late to include his gestational work with the Yardbirds and John Mayalls Bluesbreakers. However, the singer-guitarists days in Cream (Sunshine of Your Love, Crossroads, White Room), in Blind Faith (Presence of the Lord), as a fledgling solo artist (After Midnight, Let It Rain), in Derek and the Dominos (Layla, Bell Bottom Blues), and through the rest of the 70s (I Shot the Sheriff, Cocaine, Wonderful Tonight, Promises) to his 81 hit I Cant Stand It are well documented by this collections 19 cuts. The down side is that the CD also vividly illustrates how insubstantial Claptons work turned in the mid-70s. But that wont be a problem for fans seeking hits.