ERIC CLAPTON: Live in San Diego w/ Special Guest JJ Cale – Album Out Now

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Live In San Diego With Special Guest JJ Cale is available now as a 2 CD set and digital album on Reprise/Bushbranch Records. A 3 LP vinyl set will follow on November 18th. The 180gram version of the vinyl is exclusively available at Ericclapton.com, as well as a T-shirt and album bundle.  A live video of Clapton and Cale performing “Anyway The Wind Blows” from San Diego is available now at YouTube.com/EricClapton as well as videos of “Motherless Children” and “Tell The Truth” from the concert.

Recorded at Clapton’s March 15, 2007 performance at the iPayOne Center in San Diego, CA, this concert was part of a world tour that was much loved by Clapton fans and featured a stellar band that included guitarists Derek Trucks (now of the Tedeschi Trucks band) and Doyle Bramhall II. The two-hour San Diego concert was a highlight of the tour as it featured JJ Cale as a special guest on five tracks (including “After Midnight” and “Cocaine”), as well as Robert Cray on the final song of the record, “Crossroads.”

After successfully covering several JJ Cale songs over his career, Clapton finally collaborated with Cale in 2006 on the original album Road to Escondido.  At the time, Clapton said “This is the realization of what may have been my last ambition, to work with the man whose music has inspired me for as long as I can remember.”  So it is fitting that one year later, Cale joined Clapton on stage for this special concert where they performed five songs together – underlining the mutual respect the two musicians had for each other.

The concert features a superb set list from across Eric’s career. Notably, it includes songs from Eric’s classic Derek and the Dominos album Layla, with Derek Trucks playing many of Duane Allman’s original guitar parts.

Clapton’s career, spanning more than 50 years, has resulted in 18 Grammy Awards and the distinct honor of being the only triple inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Live In San Diego With Special Guest JJ Cale

ALBUM TRACK LISTING

  1. Tell The Truth
  2. Key To The Highway
  3. Got To Get Better In A Little While
  4. Little Wing
  5. Anyday
  6. Anyway The Wind Blows
  7. After Midnight
  8. Who Am I Telling You?
  9. Don’t Cry Sister
  10. Cocaine
  11. Motherless Children
  12. Little Queen Of Spades
  13. Further On Up The Road
  14. Wonderful Tonight
  15. Layla
  16. Crossroads

 

MUSICIAN CREDITS:

Eric Clapton: Guitar & Vocals

JJ Cale: Guitar & Vocals (Tracks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Doyle Bramhall II: Guitar/Backing Vocals

Derek Trucks: Slide Guitar

Willie Weeks: Bass

Steve Jordan: Drums

Chris Stainton: Keyboards

Tim Carmon: Keyboards

Michelle John: Backing Vocals

Sharon White: Backing Vocals

Robert Cray: Guitar & Vocals (Track 16)

 

ALBUM CREDITS:

Produced and mixed by Simon Climie

Additional engineering by Alan Douglas