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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 12:43 PM
Not sure if anyone saw, but Clapton's releasing a new studio album later this year. It's titled Clapton, saw this on whereseric.com. Hopefully this will have some good music on it. Looking forward to the Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD in November.
 
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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 12:52 PM
At least it isn't a Citizen Cope collaboration ...



 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 01:08 PM
Thanks for the head's up!

 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 01:24 PM
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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 01:49 PM
crossroads in theatres next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 02:05 PM
Yeah I can't wait to go see the film....I"ll be at the River North AMC if anyone else is hitting it up in Chicago.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 02:07 PM
Clapton definitely has not lost his edge. The only time I ever saw him was on the tour that Derek Trucks played on. I was expecting Derek to blow him off the stage, but Clapton surprised the heck out of me. He blew them all away!

 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 02:12 PM
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Clapton definitely has not lost his edge. The only time I ever saw him was on the tour that Derek Trucks played on. I was expecting Derek to blow him off the stage, but Clapton surprised the heck out of me. He blew them all away!






Were you at Crossroads?

 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 02:14 PM
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Clapton definitely has not lost his edge. The only time I ever saw him was on the tour that Derek Trucks played on. I was expecting Derek to blow him off the stage, but Clapton surprised the heck out of me. He blew them all away!






Were you at Crossroads?


No, I wish. I was talking about the Clapton tour with Derek and Robert Cray a few years ago!

 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 02:57 PM
i saw that tour as well and clapton was by far the star but my opinion was that derek and doyle were completely stiffled in what eric let them play. he barely let either of them take the lead and run with any solos at all. i am not one for comparing people ( i dont know enough) or saying someone is better than someone else, but it was clear that it was a clapton show and the other band members while great musicians were basically in the background.
 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 03:04 PM
I believe that during Albert Lee's tenure as Eric's touring rhythm guitarist (however long that was) he never got a chance to solo.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 03:07 PM
I think Paul Carrack will be playing keyboards on Clapton's new album. He said in an interview that it's sort of laid back, similar to JJ Cale. So, hopefully it will be a good one. I think a DVD from the tour with Derek Trucks should be released at some point.
 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 03:10 PM
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I believe that during Albert Lee's tenure as Eric's touring rhythm guitarist (however long that was) he never got a chance to solo.


Wow - that is sad. Albert Lee is just fantastic.

But thanks to allmanfan21 for the heads up on the new EC to come.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 03:15 PM
Y'know, if you're in a band with Eric Clapton ... you gotta keep in mind that he's Eric Clapton!

I enjoyed the show that I saw (with Derek and Doyle). I thought that Eric showed these guys off quite a bit! I felt like he was doing his part to introducing the audience to the next generation of blues guitarists. But, yeah - Eric took the bulk of the solos. This was what the Eric Clapton fans (many of whom weren't familiar with Derek and Doyle) paid their money to see.

I don't think he "blew Derek off the stage", though.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 03:22 PM
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I enjoyed the show that I saw (with Derek and Doyle). I thought that Eric showed these guys off quite a bit! I felt like he was doing his part to introducing the audience to the next generation of blues guitarists.


Couldn't have said it better, Derek tore sh*t up at the Chicago United Center show on that tour.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 05:46 PM
wonder what the new album will sound like
 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 06:58 PM
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Crapton definitely has not lost his edge.


That's because he never had one.

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 07:03 PM
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Y'know, if you're in a band with Eric Clapton ... you gotta keep in mind that he's Eric Clapton!

I enjoyed the show that I saw (with Derek and Doyle). I thought that Eric showed these guys off quite a bit! I felt like he was doing his part to introducing the audience to the next generation of blues guitarists. But, yeah - Eric took the bulk of the solos. This was what the Eric Clapton fans (many of whom weren't familiar with Derek and Doyle) paid their money to see.

I don't think he "blew Derek off the stage", though.


You're right on all counts, Rusty. Especially the part about - he IS Eric Clapton. I love Eric, but it would have been nice to hear that he let Albert Lee solo occasionally.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 07:38 PM
If you say Clapton has no edge, you clearly have yet to listen to him live, the sound that comes out of that guitar is simply mind-blowing, with the exception of Jeff Beck, in every single occasion i have seen him with another guitarist on stage, he simply shows who's in charge (even when he isn't), his sound is just imposing.
 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 07:39 PM
I saw Eric Clapton with Albert Lee years ago in Sacramento. Ry Cooder was the opener. At the time, Eric was not sharing the spotlight with Albert Lee, who is as good a country guitarist as Eric is a blues guitarist. In recent years, I have felt that Clapton has been very generous to his band members and showcased them quite a bit. But as pointed out, people are paying to see and hear Eric Clapton, and he would probably be criticized for not playing enough if he gave the others to much soloing time. Also, this is great exposure for musicians that don't have as big a marquee value. Personally, I'd love to see Clapton go back to a 4 piece like the Dominos. It gives him a bit of a cushion, but still pushes him to his capabilities.
 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 07:44 PM
Eric tends to pick up his game when he's playing with other great guitarists. I just saw him at Crossroads. He can still bring it.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 07:47 PM
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wonder what the new album will sound like


I thought I read an interview somewhere that it was going to be a cover album of old standards, but now I can't find it.

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It may have been in the Rolling Stone interview from earlier this year, but I couldn't find it on their site, but they talk about the interview on All About Jazz:

"Clapton also reveals he has a new album in the works, possibly titled Whiplash and the diverse covers project may become a double LP. I covered anything I ever longed to do, he says."

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=49962

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 07:54 PM
I'd like to see EC do what I'd like to see the Allmans do: play a handful of dates in which he airs new material that has not been recorded in the studio, and then release a live album of new material.
I got the ABB's United Palace shows from 3/18, 3/19, and 3/20. There are enough non-album tracks between the three to make a KILLER new album. I really would love to see the ABB do that.
And EC should do the same. His live burn is so much hotter than the studio thing.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 07:54 PM
I agree that playing with other great musicians seems to bring out the best in Clapton, but with the exception on the Layla album, I think his best work is when he is the only guitarist (John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, and Derek and the Dominos: Live). I've wondered if he avoids the competition trap and is sensitive about not stepping on another guitarists toes. Of course, what do I know? It could just be that he took a more agressive approach during that period and he just happened to be the only guitarist in the band.
 

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  posted on 7/23/2010 at 08:21 PM
from what i have read, the album will be mostly covers. his recent tours have had some interesting covers. Some possibilities that could be on the album:

I Want to Take You Higher (Sly Stone)
Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's movie)
Here But I'm Gone (Curtus Mayfield)
Don't Knock My Love (Wilson Pickett)
When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful
Not Dark Yet (Dylan song)
The Shape I'm In (The Band)

and a bunch of old blues tunes, that he has never recorded

Rockin' Chair
Tough Luck Blues
Shake Your Moneymaker (Elmore)
Going Down (Don Nix)

 
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