Eric Clapton’s ‘Clapton’ is his twentieth (and his first in four years) studio album released on September 27, 2010 by Duck / Reprise.
Track Listing : 1.Travelin’ Alone (Lil’ Son Jackson) – 03:56 . 2.Rocking Chair (Hoagy Carmichael) – 04:04 . 3.River Runs Deep (J.J. Cale) – 05:52 . 4.Judgement Day (Snooky Pryor) – 03:13 . 5.How Deep Is The Ocean (Irving Berlin) – 05:29 . 6.My Very Good Friend The Milkman (Johnny Burke, Harold Spina) – 03:20 . 7.Can’T Hold Out Much Longer (Walter Jacobs) – 04:08 . 8.That’S No Way To Get Along (Robert Wilkins) – 06:07 . 9.Everything Will Be Alright (J.J. Cale) – 03:51 . 10.Diamonds Made From Rain (Doyle Bramhall Ii, Nikka Costa, Justin Stanley) – 04:22 . 11.When Somebody Thinks You’Re Wonderful (Harry M. Woods) – 02:51 . 12.Hard Times Blues (Lane Hardin) – 03:45 . 13.Run Back To Your Side (Doyle Bramhall Ii, Eric Clapton) – 05:17 . 14.Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) – 05:40
Musicians : Eric Clapton – Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin . Sheryl Crow – Vocals . Doyle Bramhall Ii – Guitar, Percussion, Vocals . Steve Winwood – Guitars, Vocals, Hammond B3 . Jj Cale – Guitar, Vocals . Jim Keltner – Drums, Percussion . Willie Weeks – Bass Guitar, Double Bass . Walt Richmond – Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer Electric Piano . Derek Trucks – Guitar, Slide Guitar . Paul Carrack – Hammond Organ . Sereca Henderson – Organ . London Session Orchestra – Strings . Allen Toussaint – Piano . Wynton Marsalis – Trumpet . Kim Wilson – Harmonica On (4 – 7) . Nikka Costa – Backing Vocals . Terry Evans – Backing Vocals . Willie Green, Jr. – Backing Vocals . Lynn Mabry – Backing Vocals . Arnold Mcculler – Backing Vocals . Debra Parsons – Backing Vocals
Production : Produced By Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall Ii, Justin Stanle . Gavin Lurssen – Mastering
Package : Doyle Bramhall Ii – Photography . Nigel Carroll – Photography . Stephen Walker – Design
Released On September 27, 2010 By Duck / Reprise.
Eric Clapton has never sounded so relaxed on record, either as a singer — he is supple and casually authoritative, a far cry from the tentative lead vocalist of his earliest solo records — or a bandleader, sounding at peace with his past yet harboring no desire to recycle it, even if he’s reaching back far beyond the blues that initially sparked his interest in music. […]
Los Angeles Times
Clapton and Bramhall also have pulled off a minor miracle in assembling an ad hoc group that manages to sound like a blues band whose members have been absorbing one another’s abilities to the point of musical osmosis. […]
Unfortunately, there are too many misfires here to make Clapton a standout album. You could, however, probably pare the disc down to a 40-minute LP for a memorable listen. It’s a shame someone didn’t think of that earlier. […]