Guitar icon and three time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eric Clapton announced that he will release his 19th solo studio album on September 28, 2010 simply titled CLAPTON.

You can listen now to the whole album in the online preview player at http://farm.sproutbuilder.com

Eric Clapton talks about his new album in the following video interview on http://link.brightcove.com

Eric Clapton - Clapton (CD)

Co-produced by guitarist and long-time collaborator Doyle Bramhall II, the CD features an all star cast of musical collaborations started with the legendary JJ Cale, drummer Jim Keltner, bassist Willie Weeks, and keyboardist Walt Richmond—and the sessions later added guests including Steve Winwood, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Allen Toussaint, and Derek Trucks.
Clapton created a collection that touches on everything from century-old traditional brass bands to little-known country blues to brand-new originals. The result is both relaxed and revelatory, and unlike anything the guitarist has done in his legendary career.

“This album wasn’t what it was intended to be at all,” says Eric Clapton. “It’s actually better than it was meant to be because, in a way, I just let it happen. It’s an eclectic collection of songs that weren’t really on the map—and I like it so much because if it’s a surprise to the fans, that’s only because it’s a surprise to me, as well.”

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TRACK LISTING:

01. Traveling Alone
Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Jim Keltner, Willie Weeks, Walt Richmond

02. Rockin’ Chair
Eric Clapton, Jim Keltner, Willie Weeks, Derek Trucks, Walt Richmond, JJ Cale

03. River Runs Deep
Eric Clapton, Willie Weeks, Walt Richmond, JJ Cale

04. Judgement Day
Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Jim Keltner, Willie Weeks, Walt Richmond, Kim Wilson

05. How Deep Is The Ocean (how high is the sky?)
Eric Clapton, Jim Keltner, Willie Weeks, Walt Richmond, Wynton Marsalis

06. (My Very Good Friend The) Milkman
Eric Clapton, Walt Richmond, Allen Toussaint, Wynton Marsalis, Trombone Shorty

07. Crazy About You Baby
Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Jim Keltner, Willie Weeks, Walt Richmond, Kim Wilson

08. That’s No Way To Get Along
Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, JIm Keltner, Willie Weeks, Walt Richmond, JJ Cale

09. Everything Will Be Alright
Eric Clapton, Willie Weeks, JJ Cale, Walt Richmond

10. Diamonds
Eric Clapton, Jim Keltner, Willie Weeks, Walt Richmond, Sheryl Crow

11. When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful
Eric Clapton, Allen Toussaint, Wynton Marsalis, Trombone Shorty, Walt Richmond

12. Hard Times Blues
Eric Clapton, Jim Keltner, Willie Weeks, Walt Richmond

13. Run Back To Your Side
Eric Clapton, Jim Keltner, Willie Weeks, Walt Richmond

14. Autumn Leaves
Eric Clapton, Willie Weeks, Walt Richmond

CLAPTON Deluxe Limited Edition Bundle

The album features 14 new tracks and this limited edition bundle includes an exclusive BONUS track “You Better Watch Yourself” all on a collectible 24 Karat gold CD.

The CD is contained in a 16 page hard cover book that features never-before-seen photos of Eric and fellow CLAPTON musicians from the studio.

You will also receive an 11″ x 14″ exclusive lithograph that has a print of Eric’s signature and photo of Eric’s iconic guitar “Blackie.”

The Deluxe Limited Edition Bundle of the new Eric Clapton album entitled “CLAPTON” is now available to pre-order in the official Eric Clapton store!


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