Sunday, August 7, 2016

VIDEO: Eric Clapton previews Live In San Diego with JJ Cale

Eric Clapton is streaming a performance of “Anyway The Wind Blows” from his forthcoming package, “Live In San Diego with Special Guest JJ Cale.”

Due September 30, the set captures Clapton joined by longtime mentor J.J. Cale in concert at San Diego's iPayOne Center on March 15, 2007 as part of a tour in support of the pair’s 2008 Grammy Award-winning album, “The Road To Escondido.”

Cale sits in on five tracks, including three from “Escondido” and two made famous by Clapton: “After Midnight” and “Cocaine.”

Before performing with Cale, 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."

Clapton’s touring band at the time included guitarists Doyle Bramhall II and Derek Trucks, keyboardists Chris Stainton and Tim Carmon, bassist Willie Weeks, drummer Steve Jordan and backing vocalists Michelle John and Sharon White.

Opener Robert Cray joined the lineup for the encore of the blues standard, "Crossroads."

“Live In San Diego with Special Guest JJ Cale” will be available as a two-disc CD, a three-disc vinyl set and as a digital album.

Although filmed and recorded, a DVD/Blu-ray release of the concert is not planned.

Clapton recently released his 23rd album, “I Still Do.”

The project sees Clapton reunite with “Slowhand” producer Glyn Johns on the 40th anniversary of the 1976 project that remains one of the guitarist’s biggest-selling studio efforts.

“I Still Do” follows the 2014 chart-topping collaborative album, “Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale”, which saw the guitarist work with Tom Petty, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson and others.

Cale passed away from a heart attack in La Jolla, California on July 26, 2013 at the age of 74.

Eric Clapton
"Live In San Diego With Special Guest JJ Cale"

Release date: September 30

01. Tell The Truth
02. Key To The Highway
03. Got To Get Better In A Little While
04. Little Wing
05. Anyday
06. Anyway The Wind Blows (with JJ Cale)
07. After Midnight (with JJ Cale)
08. Who Am I Telling You (with JJ Cale)
09. Don't Cry Sister (with JJ Cale)
10. Cocaine (with JJ Cale)
11. Motherless Children
12. Little Queen Of Spades
13. Further On Up the Road
14. Wonderful Tonight
15. Layla
16. Crossroads (with Robert Cray)

See also:

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Eric Clapton struggles to play guitar at 71
Eric Clapton addresses rumored George Harrison appearance on new album
Eric Clapton previews tracks from new album I Still Do
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