|Eric Clapton's new 14-track studio album, "Clapton," will be released Monday 27 September in the U.K. and the following day in the United States. It is made up of a mix of new material and covers. Several songs, like "Rocking Chair" and "When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful," will be familiar to concert-goers as Eric and his band have been performing them on stage.|
This album wasnít what it was intended to be at all," says Eric Clapton. "Itís actually better than it was meant to be because, in a way, I just let it happen. Itís an eclectic collection of songs that werenít really on the mapóand I like it so much because if itís a surprise to the fans, thatís only because itís a surprise to me, as well."
On CLAPTON, his nineteenth solo album, the only person who has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three separate times explores the wide range of influences that helped to form his musical sensibility. From a glimmer of an ideaóa wish to record some of the jazz standards that he grew up with alongside songs by his frequent collaborator and inspiration JJ CaleóClapton 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.
Disc One – Original Album