[pullquote quote="If it’s a surprise to the fans, that’s only because it’s a surprise to me, as well." credit="Eric Clapton"]You know we’ve got you covered this week on New Music Thursday, but you can also check out these four new songs from [lastfm]Eric Clapton[/lastfm] right here — in their entirety. The songs are “Run Back To Your Side,” “Autumn Leaves,” “Diamonds Made From Rain” and “Travelin’ Alone.” Eric’s 19th studio album, Clapton will be released September 28 in the US.
[photogallerylink id=24029 align=left]Co-produced by guitarist and long-time collaborator Doyle Bramhall II, the CD features an all star cast of musical collaborations started with the legendary [lastfm]JJ Cale[/lastfm], drummer Jim Keltner, bassist Willie Weeks, and keyboardist Walt Richmond – and the sessions later added guests including [lastfm]Steve Winwood[/lastfm], [lastfm]Wynton Marsalis[/lastfm], [lastfm]Sheryl Crow[/lastfm], [lastfm]Allen Toussaint[/lastfm], and [lastfm]Derek Trucks[/lastfm].
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Eric has said, “This album wasn’t what it was intended to be at all. It’s actually better than it was meant to be because, in a way, I just let it happen. It’s an eclectic collection of songs that weren’t really on the map—and I like it so much because if it’s a surprise to the fans, that’s only because it’s a surprise to me, as well.” A deluxe-version with bonus track is available exclusively from ericclapton.com.
Hear more from the album, Clapton.