12 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

At 67 years of age and having been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a record three times, Eric Clapton isn't interested in keeping current or aiming a single at the pop charts. He's kicking back with friends and making music for the joy of making music. He cowrote just two songs here: the bluesy "Gotta Get Over" (with Chaka Khan on backing vocals) and "Every Little Thing" (an organ-guitar rocker with a reggae switchback). The rest are songs he's loved his entire life. A country version of "Born to Lose" with prominent pedal steel guitar pays tribute to Ray Charles' classic album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. "Still Got the Blues" takes a lighthearted approach to the Gary Moore classic, with his Blind Faith buddy Steve Winwood joining on organ. Paul McCartney plays bass and sings on the jazz standard "All of Me." Taj Mahal's "Further on Down the Road," Otis Redding's "Your One and Only Man," and Peter Tosh's "Till Your Well Runs Dry" also explore reggae grooves because, well, that's what Eric Clapton felt like doing this time around.

EDITORS’ NOTES

At 67 years of age and having been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a record three times, Eric Clapton isn't interested in keeping current or aiming a single at the pop charts. He's kicking back with friends and making music for the joy of making music. He cowrote just two songs here: the bluesy "Gotta Get Over" (with Chaka Khan on backing vocals) and "Every Little Thing" (an organ-guitar rocker with a reggae switchback). The rest are songs he's loved his entire life. A country version of "Born to Lose" with prominent pedal steel guitar pays tribute to Ray Charles' classic album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. "Still Got the Blues" takes a lighthearted approach to the Gary Moore classic, with his Blind Faith buddy Steve Winwood joining on organ. Paul McCartney plays bass and sings on the jazz standard "All of Me." Taj Mahal's "Further on Down the Road," Otis Redding's "Your One and Only Man," and Peter Tosh's "Till Your Well Runs Dry" also explore reggae grooves because, well, that's what Eric Clapton felt like doing this time around.

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