Eric Clapton

Change the World

Song Review by

After the huge success of Unplugged and "Tears in Heaven," Eric Clapton smartly realized his strength in acoustic-based, soulful folk-pop and cut this fabulous side with noted producer Babyface. The song's homespun quality and overall sense of reality is refreshing compared to some of his pop/blues/rock outings of just a few previous years. A folksy melodic hook and soulful turnaround in the catchy chorus are handled by Clapton admirably here and, more importantly, with honesty and an artless grace.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Phenomenon 1996
Original Soundtrack
Reprise / Warner Bros. 3:56
1997 Grammy Nominees 1997
Various Artists
Chronicles / Polygram 3:55
Pilgrim/Change the World [EP] 1999 WEA International 3:57
Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton 1999 Reprise 3:55
Simply the Best [Warner Bros. 40 tracks] 2000
Various Artists
WEA International 3:55
Love Lights 2001
Various Artists
WEA 3:54
Simply the Best Superstars 2001
Various Artists
WSM 3:56
One More Car, One More Rider [Video] 2002 Reprise 6:16
Ballads 2003 Japanese Import
Complete Clapton 2007 Warner Bros. / Reprise 3:56
Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary Pop 2007
Various Artists
Shout! Factory 3:57
The Power of Love [Rhino] 2008
Various Artists
Rhino 3:57
Forever Man 2015 GC / Reprise / Rhino 3:54