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  • Summary: At 65, the British blues-rock guitarist returns with a new album that rediscovers and reinvents classic jams, including songs by noted composers such as Irving Berlin and Fats Waller.
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  1. Eric Clapton has never sounded so relaxed on record, either as a singer - he is supple and casually authoritative, a far cry from the tentative lead vocalist of his earliest solo records - or a band leader, sounding at peace with his past yet harboring no desire to recycle it, even if he's reaching back far beyond the blues that initially sparked his interest in music.
  2. Clapton and Bramhall also have pulled off a minor miracle in assembling an ad hoc group that manages to sound like a blues band whose members have been absorbing one another's abilities to the point of musical osmosis.
  3. Clapton is both impulses in one record, for the first time: a serenely masterful engagement with roots--the guitarist co-wrote just one original--that is all over the place in repertoire yet devoutly grounded in its roaming.
  4. Consider Eric Clapton's 19th solo album a largely successful bid to be all things to all people, including himself.
  5. Unfortunately, there are too many misfires here to make Clapton a standout album. You could, however, probably pare the disc down to a 40-minute LP for a memorable listen. It's a shame someone didn't think of that earlier.
  6. Uncut
    It's yielded his best solo album in years. Rather than home, it's actually a close-knit kind of jam session. [Oct 2010, p.96]
  7. Q Magazine
    Clapton sounds exactly like what it is: the work of a musically satisfied 65-year-old. [Nov. 2010, p. 106]

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  1. Aug 31, 2012
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