Guitar icon and three time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eric Clapton has released “Clapton,” his 19th solo studio album.
Co-produced by guitarist and long-time collaborator Doyle Bramhall II, the CD features an all-star cast of musical collaborations started with the legendary JJ Cale, drummer Jim Keltner, bassist Willie Weeks, and keyboardist Walt Richmond — and the sessions later added guests, including Steve Winwood, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Allen Toussaint and Derek Trucks. Click here to buy your copy now.
Clapton’s new collection touches on everything from century-old traditional brass bands to little-known country blues to brand-new originals. The result is relaxed and revelatory, and unlike anything the guitarist has done in his legendary career.
“This album wasn’t what it was intended to be at all,” Clapton said. “It’s actually better than it was meant to be because, in a way, I just let it happen. It’s an eclectic collection of songs that weren’t really on the map — and I like it so much because if it’s a surprise to the fans, that’s only because it’s a surprise to me, as well.”
The album’s 14 tracks are: “Travelin’ Alone,” “Rocking Chair,” “River Runs Deep,” “Judgment Day,” “How Deep Is The Ocean,” “My Very Good Friend The Milkman,” “Can’t Hold Out Much Longer,” “There’s No Way to Get Along,” “Everything Will Be Alright,” “Diamonds Made From Rain,” “When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful,” “Hard time Blues,” “Run Back To Your Side” and “Autumn Leaves.”
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