Eric Clapton’s ‘Reptile’ is the fifteenth studio album featuring Billy Preston and The Impressions and released on March 13, 2001 by Duck / Reprise.
Track Listing : 1.Reptile (Eric Clapton) – 03:26 . 2.Got You On My Mind (Joe Thomas, Howard Briggs) – 04:30 . 3.Travelin’ Light (J. J. Cale) – 04:17 . 4.Believe In Life (Eric Clapton) – 05:05 . 5.Come Back Baby (Ray Charles) – 03:55 . 6.Broken Down (Simon Climie, Dennis Morgan) – 05:25 . 7.Find Myself (Eric Clapton) – 05:15 . 8.I Ain’T Gonna Stand For It (Stevie Wonder) – 04:49 . 9.I Want A Little Girl (Murray Mencher, Billy Moll) – 02:58 . 10.Second Nature (Eric Clapton, Simon Climie, Dennis Morgan) – 04:48 . 11.Don’T Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (James Taylor) – 04:47 . 12.Modern Girl (Eric Clapton) – 04:49 . 13.Superman Inside (Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall Ii, Susannah Melvoin) – 05:07 . 14.Son & Sylvia (Eric Clapton) – 04:43
Musicians : Eric Clapton – Vocals, Guitars . Steve Gadd – Drums . Billy Preston – Hammond Organ, Piano, Harmonica . Nathan East – Bass . Doyle Bramhall Ii – Guitar . Pino Palladino – Bass On (1 – 10) . Andy Fairweather Low – Guitar . Tim Carmon – Piano, Hammond Organ, Synthesizer . Paul Carrack – Keyboards, Wurlitzer, Hammond Organ . Paul Waller – Drum Programming . The Impressions – Backing Vocals . Joe Sample – Wurlitzer, Fender Rhodes, Electric Piano On (08 – 11 – 14), Piano (11 – 14) . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion
Production : Produced By Eric Clapton, Simon Climie . Tom Sweeney – Assistant Engineer . Matt Fields – Assistant Engineer . Alan Douglas – Engineer . Nick Ingman – String Arrangement . Bob Ludwig – Mastering . Simon Climie – Pro Tools
Package : Eric Clapton – Album Sleeve Concept . Paul Miggens – Lettering . Jack English – Photography . Catherine Roylance – Design
Recorded In 2000.
Released On March 13, 2001 By Duck / Reprise.
Soft soul, classic blues, gutty funk, gospel, after-hours piano and guitar excursions, lite jazz — it’s all thereand regardless of what he does, Clapton never drops beneath a certain level of mastery and taste. […]
Clapton’s uncredited but not uninteresting 1997 collaboration with ”Reptile” coproducer Simon Climie, mixed New Agey texture jams with the sort of techno break beat blues fusion Moby would later get right. And to be sure, the guy still plays guitar like he cut a deal with the devil. […]
Clapton, circumspect as a composer and still highly adept as a musical practitioner, has his own authentic blues to draw on now and, in many ways, they hit a truer note than when he dips into the older, existing catalogue of standards. Reptile may be an uneven collection, but it’s best moments stand close listening. […]