Road To Escondido CD - Clapton,Eric (2006)

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by rsrkg@netzero.net on 12/13/2006

Clapton and JJ Cale work well together, and Clapton approaches the music with a very laid back attitude. If differes from his normal bluesy style but meshes well with JJ's country sound. An enjoyable listen Read More

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on 2/9/2007

This CD creeps in to your heart gradually, and becomes as comfortable as old flannel. Keep listening - it is better each time you hear it! I am very pleased with my purchase. Read More

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Product Overview

After years of admiring each other's musical masterworks, guitar great J.J. Cale and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer/Grammy-winner Eric Clapton have teamed up to create an original album together called The Road to Escondido. The resulting hybrid sound defies labels, and instead finds influence across the spectrum of blues, rock, country, and fold. The songs are warm and rich with deep-flowing rhythms while using an economy of words to express much.

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Label Reprise / Wea
SKU 203106248
UPC 093624441823
UPC 14 00093624441823
Format CD
Release Date 11/7/2006
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Author Eric Clapton
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Technical Info
Engineer Alan Douglas; Alan Douglas; Mick Guzauski
Producer Eric Clapton; Simon Climie
CatalogID 9362444182
Lable Name Reprise
Released 11/06/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 57m : 2s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00093624441823
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: J.J. Cale (vocals, guitar, keyboards); J.J. Cale; Christine Lakeland (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Dennis "Cannonball" Caplinger (fiddle); Taj Mahal (harmonica); Steve Jordan , Steven "Steven J." Jordan, Abraham Laboriel, Sr. (drums); Eric Clapton (vocals, guitar); Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, John Mayer , Albert Lee (guitar); Dennis Caplinger (fiddle); Marty Grebb, Steve Madaio, Jerry Peterson , Bruce Fowler (horns); Walt Richmond (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer organ); Billy Preston (Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer organ); James Cruce, Jim Karstein (drums, percussion); Simon Climie (percussion, programming); David Teegarden (percussion); Abe Laboriel, Jr. , Pino Palladino, Gary Gilmore.
Audio Mixers: Alan Douglas; Mick Guzauski.
Recording information: 08/2005.
Photographers: Jim Karstein; Christine Lakeland; Nigel Carroll; David McClister; Nathan East.
J.J. Cale is perhaps best known for penning hits for Eric Clapton, including "Cocaine" and "Midnight Hour," yet he's also an accomplished and extremely talented songwriter and guitarist. While no one ever declared, "Cale is God," Clapton clearly has always thought highly of him, and in 2006, the Clapton/Cale mutual admiration society finally made its way into the studio.
The result is 14 songs' worth of the relaxed blues hybrid that Cale built his career around and that earned Clapton the nickname '"Slowhand." The duo produced all the tracks and wrote the majority of them, with some help from guests such as Taj Mahal, Derek Trucks, the late Billy Preston, and John Mayer, who wrote the song "Hard to Thrill" for the album. THE ROAD TO ESCONDIDO is a mellow musical good time between friends, and for fans of the two musicians, it's a front-row seat to a rare and scintillating collaboration.
Professional Reviews
Q (p.144) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[V]ery much Cale's record....[He] simply does what he always does, rocking out in his infinitely mellow, less-is-more kind of way."
Dirty Linen (p.40) - "For those hunkering for Clapton's old-fashioned blues, he does a nice version of Sonny McGhee's 'Sporting Life Blues.'"
No Depression (p.112) - "Clapton, perhaps seeking approval from his mentor, shapes some of his most concise and sharp solos in years."
Disc 1
1 Danger
2 Heads In Georgia
3 Missing Person
4 When This War Is Over
5 Sporting Life Blues
6 Dead End Road
7 It's Easy
8 Hard To Thrill
9 Anyway The Wind Blows
10 Three Little Girls
11 Don't Cry Sister
12 Last Will And Testament
13 Who Am I Telling You?
14 Ride The River
Product Attributes
Artist Clapton,Eric
Label Warner/reprise/maverick
Music Format Compact Disc

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