Eric Clapton’s ‘Old Sock’

Eric Clapton’s ‘Old Sock’ is the twentieth studio album released on March 12, 2013 by Surfdog.

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Track Listing : 1.Further On Down The Road (Jesse Edwin Davis Iii, Taj Mahal) – 05:45 . 2.Angel (J.J. Cale) – 03:54 . 3.The Folks Who Live On The Hill (Jerome Kern) – 03:47 . 4.Gotta Get Over (Eric Clapton) – 04:38 . 5.Till Your Well Runs Dry (Peter Tosh) – 04:43 . 6.All Of Me (Gerald Marks / Seymour Simons)- 3:23 . 7.Born To Lose (Ted Daffan) – 04:04 . 8.Still Got The Blues ( Gary Moore) – 05:55 . 9.Goodnight Irene (Huddie Ledbetter, John A. Lomax, Sr.) – 04:24 . 10.Your One And Only Man (Otis Redding) – 04:31 . 11.Every Little Thing (Eric Clapton) – 04:35 . 12.Our Love Is Here To Stay (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 04:13

Musicians : Eric Clapton – Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, 12-String Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin . Doyle Bramhall Ii – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar, Mandolin, Backing Vocals . Willie Weeks – Bass Guitar, Upright Bass . Steve Gadd – Drums . Walt Richmond – Upright Piano, Keyboards . Greg Leisz – Pedal Steel, Mandolin . Chris Stainton – Clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3 Organ . Taj Mahal – Harmonica, Banjo, Vocals On (1) . Jim Keltner – Drums . Steve Winwood – Hammond B3 Organ, Vocals (On 8) . Chaka Khan – Vocals On (4) . Jj Cale – Guitar, Vocals On (2) . Paul Mccartney – Upright Bass, Vocals On (6) . Abe Laboriel Jr – Drums . Tim Carmon – Hammond B3 Organ, Chord Organ . Henry Spinetti – Drums . Justin Stanley – Clavinet, Mellotron, Drums . Matt Chamberlain – Drums . Matt Rollings – Keyboards . Simon Climie – Percussion, Piano . Frank Marocco – Accordion . Gabe Witcher – Fiddle . Stephen Doc Kupka – Baritone Saxophone . Joseph Sublett – Tenor Saxophone . Nicholas Lane – Trombone . Sal Cracchiolo – Trumpet . Sharon White – Backing Vocals . Michelle John – Backing Vocals . Julie Clapton – Guest Vocals . Ella Clapton – Guest Vocals . Sophie Clapton – Guest Vocals . Nikka Costa – Guest Vocals . Wendy Moten – Guest Vocals . Lisa Vaughan – Guest Vocals . Nick Ingman – String Arrangements

Production : Produced By Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall Ii, Justin Stanley, Simon Climie . Nick Cervonaro – Assistant Engineer . Simon Climie – Engineer, Mixing . Martin Cooke – Assistant Engineer . Fiona Cruickshank – Assistant Engineer . Alan Douglas – Engineer . Joel Evenden – Assistant Engineer . Alex Graupera – Assistant Engineer . Joe Kearns – Assistant Engineer . Paul Lamalfa – Assistant Engineer . Bob Ludwig – Mastering . Kevin Mills – Assistant Engineer . Steve Price – Engineer . Harry Rutherford – Assistant Engineer . Kyle Stevens – Assistant Engineer

Package : Catherine Roylance – Design

Recorded 2012.

Released On March 12, 2013 By Surfdog.

Eric Clapton

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Glide
Multiple producing credits on Old Sock suggest Eric Clapton would really benefit, rather than endanger, his commercial appeal, by collaborating a single outside producer, not to mention a streamlined unit of accompanying musicians. Such a project, compositions of his own or otherwise, may not necessarily be conceived to appeal to the rock/blues listeners who will no doubt dote on “Gotta Get Over” and late British guitarist Gary Moore’s “Still Got The Blues” (where Clapton’s guitar takes prominence but ultimately defers to an orchestra), but such a focused approach might at least clarify the core audience of the man once referred to as “God.” […]

Under the Gun
Clapton’s signature guitar work is a vivid presence on Old Sock. It brings edge and flair to some of the quieter tracks and enhances others with a sense of intricacy and reflection. His familiarity with the instrument and distinctive playing brings a sense of the personal to the covers and helps to distinguish them from the originals. […]

The Detroit News
Eric Clapton’s ‘Old Sock’ is like an old friend. Imagine a jam session at Eric Clapton‘s house. He’s not likely to trot out “Layla” for the 3,478th time. Instead, he and pals with names like Paul McCartney, Chaka Khan and Steve Winwood would probably deep dive into a tasty bag of cover tunes that inspire and delight them. […]

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