Eric Clapton’s ‘The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale)’

Eric Clapton’s ‘The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale)’ is an album dedicated to JJ Cale released on July 29, 2014 by  Bushbranch / Surfdog.

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Track Listing : 1.Call Me The Breeze (J.J. Cale) – 03:07 . 2.Rock And Roll Records (J.J. Cale) – 02:19 . 3.Someday (J.J. Cale) – 03:48 . 4.Lies (J.J. Cale) – 03:07 . 5.Sensitive Kind (J.J. Cale) – 05:17 . 6.Cajun Moon (J.J. Cale) – 02:28 . 7.Magnolia (J.J. Cale) – 03:42 . 8.I Got The Same Old Blues (J.J. Cale) – 03:03 . 9.Songbird (J.J. Cale) – 02:56 . 10.Since You Said Goodbye (J.J. Cale) – 03:01 . 11.I’Ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (Rusty Gabbard, Ray Price) – 02:37 . 12.The Old Man And Me (J.J. Cale) – 02:56 . 13.Train To Nowhere (J.J. Cale) – 04:51 . 14.Starbound (J.J. Cale) – 02:03 . 15.Don’T Wait (J.J. Cale) – 02:47 . 16.Crying Eyes (J.J. Cale) – 03:31

Musicians : Eric Clapton – Vocals, Guitars, Dobro . Tom Petty – Vocals On (2 – 8 – 12) . Mark Knopfler – Guitar, Vocals On (3 – 13) . John Mayer – Guitar, Vocals On (4 – 7 – 15) . Willie Nelson – Guitar, Vocals On (9 – 14) . Don White – Guitar, Vocals On (5 – 11 – 13) . Christine Lakeland – Guitar, Vocals On (16) . Reggie Young – Guitar . Derek Trucks – Guitar . Albert Lee – Guitar . David Lindley – Guitar . Don Preston – Guitar . Doyle Bramhall Ii – Guitar . Greg Leisz – Pedal Steel Guitar . Jimmy Markham – Harmonica . Mickey Raphael – Harmonica . James Cruce – Drums . Jim Karstein – Drums . Jamie Oldaker – Drums . David Teegarden – Drums . Satnam Ramgotra – Tablas . Simon Climie – Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Drum Programming, Percussion, Background Vocals . Nathan East – Bass . Jim Keltner – Drums . Walt Richmond – Keyboards, Organ, Piano . Michelle John – Background Vocals . Sharon White – Background Vocals

Production : Produced By Eric Clapton, Simon Climie

Recorded 2013 – 2014.

Released On July 29, 2014 By  Bushbranch / Surfdog.

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npr
Eric Clapton And J.J. Cale: Notes On A FriendshipThere are, you could argue, two strands of Eric Clapton fans: those who love his scorching electric solos and groundbreaking fusions of blues and rockand those who prefer his mellow, unplugged pop songs from later years. The two groups might just find common ground on his latest album. […]

Drowned In Sound
The difficulty with The Breeze is that, like most of Clapton’s late-career releases, it’s not going to win over the casual listenerand that’s kind of the point of it; to introduce Cale to the wider audience he always deserved. Purists will lap this up, but ultimately, as lovingly constructed a tribute as this is, there’s an unavoidable sense that Clapton is preaching exclusively to the choir. […]

The Telegraph
Clapton’s album Call Me the Breeze – the title track is a song that was a big hit for Lynyrd Skynyrd – will put Cale back in the limelight. “I still think of him as my older brother, in a way,” says Clapton. “The older brother I didn’t really have. Musically it just seemed like we came out of the same place.” […]

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