Eric Clapton Announces New Album I STILL DO
Reunites With Esteemed Slowhand Producer Glyn Johns
Album Available May 20, 2016
On Clapton’s Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records
Music legend Eric Clapton has reunited with famed producer Glyn Johns for his forthcoming 23rd studio album I Still Do, set for release on May 20, 2016 on his Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records. Clapton and Johns – who has also produced albums for The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who – most famously worked together on Clapton’s iconic Slowhand album, which is RIAA-certified 3x-platinum and topped charts globally. The 12-track record includes some original songs written by Clapton. This album follows his last release, the 2014 chart-topping Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale.
“This was a long and overdue opportunity to work with Glyn Johns again, and also, incidentally, the fortieth anniversary of ‘Slowhand’!” said Eric Clapton.
The album’s artwork – a carefully crafted illustration of Clapton – is the work of esteemed artist Sir Peter Blake, whose previous art includes the co-design of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album sleeve, as well as the Band Aid single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” Paul Weller’s Stanley Road and The Who’s Face Dances. I Still Do features Blake’s signature at the bottom right corner of the cover.
The album features a cover of Delta blues legend Robert Johnson’s “Stones in My Passway,” one of the few Johnson tunes Clapton has never officially covered in his five-decade-long career.
I Still Do also features Clapton’s take on Leroy Carr’s “Alabama Woman Blues” and a cover of Bob Dylan’s “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine.”
Also, one of the album’s 12 songs, “I Will Be There,” features vocals and acoustic guitar by someone named “Angelo Mysterioso.” As any little schoolboy knows, that’s the pseudonym George Harrison used on Cream’s 1969 album, Goodbye.
You can see a complete track listing below.
After his time with the Yardbirds in 1963, Clapton began a career as a professional musician that has seen numerous bands, an abundance of albums, countless worldwide sold out shows, an impressive array of accolades, unwavering critical acclaim and his consistent display of legendary guitar work. Clapton’s career, has resulted in 18 Grammy Awards and the distinct honor of being the only triple inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
I Still Do will be available MAY 20, 2016
Eric Clapton – I Still Do
Label: Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records
Release date: 20 May 2016
Alabama Woman Blues
Can’t Let You Do It
I Will Be There
Catch The Blues
Little Man, You’ve Had a Busy Day
Stones In My Passway
I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
I’ll Be Alright
I’ll Be Seeing You
Eric Clapton: Guitars, Tambourine & Vocals
Henry Spinetti: Drums & Percussion
Dave Bronze: Double Bass & Electric Bass
Andy Fairweather Low: Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Paul Carrack: Hammond Organ & Backing Vocals
Chris Stainton: Keyboards
Simon Climie: Keyboards, Electric & Acoustic Guitar
Dirk Powell – Accordion, Mandolin & Backing Vocals
Walt Richmond – Keyboards
Ethan Johns – Percussion
Michelle John – Background Vocals
Sharon White – Background Vocals
Angelo Mysterioso – Acoustic Guitar & Vocals on “I Will Be There”
Produced by: Glyn Johns