Eric Clapton - Clapton [2 LP] (140 Gram Vinyl in gatefold with insert)
Co-produced by guitarist and long-time collaborator Doyle Bramhall II, Clapton 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. Clapton created a collection that touches on everything from century-old traditional brass bands to little-known country blues to brand-new originals. The result is both 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,'' says Eric Clapton. ''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.''
By the time Eric Clapton launched his solo career with the release of his self-titled debut album in mid-1970, he was long established as one of the world's major rock stars due to his group affiliations -- the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, and Blind Faith -- which had demonstrated his claim to being the best rock guitarist of his generation.
Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo performer and as a member of the bands Yardbirds and Cream. He is the only person ever to be inducted three times. In his 40-year-plus career, Eric Clapton has received a total of 18 Grammys.
2-LP Set: Two 140g black vinyl in paper wrapped Stoughton gatefold jacket with insert and merch insert.
Full Length Vinyl 1
01 Travelin' Alone
02 Rockin' Chair
03 River Runs Deep
04 Judgement Day
01 How Deep Is The Ocean
02 My Very Good Friend The Milkman
03 Can't Hold Out Much Longer
04 That's No Way To Get Along
Full Length Vinyl 2
01 Everything Will Be Alright
02 Diamonds Made From Rain
03 When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful
01 Hard Times Blues
02 Run Back To Your Side
03 Autumn Leaves