Eric Clapton to Release New Studio Album, ‘Old Sock,’ in March

January 29th, 2013

Eric Clapton will release his 21st studio album — Old Sock — March 12 on his own Bushbranch label. It will be his first studio album since 2010′s Clapton.

Among the album’s notable guest stars is Paul McCartney, who plays standup bass and sings on “All of Me,” one of the album’s many covers. In fact, of the album’s 12 tracks, 10 are covers, including “Angel” (featuring JJ Cale), “Get On Over” (featuring Chaka Khan) and Gary Moore’s “Still Got the Blues” (featuring Steve Winwood, Clapton’s former Blind Faith bandmate). The album’s two new original tunes are “Every Little” and “Gotta Get Over.”

As noted in the liner notes to McCartney’s 2012 Live Kisses DVD, Clapton asked McCartney to add his bass to the album during the recording of McCartney’s 2012 Kisses on the Bottom album, which features Clapton’s guitar playing on two tracks. For Clapton’s album, McCartney used a standup bass that once belonged to Bill Black, Elvis Presley’s 1950s-era bassist.

Other covers on the album include Leadbelly’s “Goodnight Irene,” Peter Tosh’s “Till Your Well Runs Dry” and George and Ira Gershwin’s “Love Is Here to Stay.”

Clapton will tour the US this spring, culminating with his Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden in New York City in mid-April. That show will feature performances by Jeff Beck, Jimmie Vaughan, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band, John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr.

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  1. Posted by Kevin Krienke on January 30th, 2013, 06:01 [Reply]

    You have a awesome line up on this album (CD) Eric Clapton ceaselessly keeps going !!!! You are an amazing singer/song writer/musician…. Your songs have meaning & feeling and are about something called life!!!!! And that is very hard to find now days. Where did all the good music like I said GO ???? sorry I’m old school. And Eric Clapton is a legend.!!!!! I was privileged once to see him at Summer Fest in Milwaukee Wi. In 1985/1986. Can’t really remember !!! I happened to be in a drug treatment center at the time. And was very lucky to go there as a group at almost the end of my treatment. I think the stray cats came on first!!!! Can’t really remember so long ago BUT, Best concert I’ve ever saw. The stadium looked like a popcorn pop r when he sung the song cocaine !!!!! People were throwing drinks whatever they had in there hands. Was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen !!!!!!!! Thumbs and hands up to you ERIC CLAPTON. PEACE …. Wish I could of met you …….

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