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Legendary Guitarists Eric Clapton and Robbie Robertson Team Up On Robertson's New Album, "How To Become Clairvoyant"

Published // 07.Mar.11

Robbie Robertson, legendary guitarist, singer, songwriter and founding member of The Band, is set to release his fifth solo album, How To Become Clairvoyant. It's out first in Robertson's native Canada on 29 March, followed by the US on 5 April and the UK and EU on 12 April. Eric Clapton performs on 7 of the album's 12 tracks. Clapton wrote "Madam X" especially for this project and co-wrote "Fear Of Falling" and "Won't Be Back" with Roberton. Previously, the musicians collaborated on "It's In The Way That You Use It" for the 1986 film, The Color Of Money and shared the stage at Clapton's 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival as well as The Band's Farewell Concert in 1976.

How To Become Clairvoyant is jam-packed with additional guest musicians including Steve Winwood, Tom Morello, Robert Randolph, Taylor Goldsmith and Trent Reznor. Renowned session drummer Jim Keltner took part in the recording sessions, as did Shar White and Michelle John, backing vocalists in Clapton's touring band since 2004. Pino Palladino (bass) and Ian Thomas (drums), who toured with Clapton in 2008, make up the rhythm section on the bulk of the tracks. Robertson co-produced the album with Marius de Vries.

The Japanese edition of "How To Become Clairvoyant" will feature a bonus demo version of “Won’t Be Back” with Eric Clapton. 429 Records will also release it as a deluxe double disc package featuring demos of The Right Mistake (Demo Version); He Don’t Live Here No More (Demo Version); Fear Of Falling (Demo Version); This Is Where I Get Off (Demo Version); Madame X (Demo Version) and Houdini (Demo Version). These demos also feature Eric Clapton.

The disc's title track will be included on the season two soundtrack for the popular HBO television series, True Blood. As a member of The Band, Robertson has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. He is also a member of the Candian Songwriters Hall Of Fame. For more information visit his official website, robbie-robertson.com.

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HOW TO BECOME CLAIRVOYANT - ROBBIE ROBERTSON
Produced by Marius de Vries and Robbie Robertson
01. Straight Down The Line
02. When The Night Was Young
03. He Don't Live Here No More - featuring Eric Clapton
04. The Right Mistake - featuring Eric Clapton
05. This Is Where I Get Off - featuring Eric Clapton
06. Fear of Falling - featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood
07. She's Not Mine - featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood
08. Madame X - featuring Eric Clapton
09. Axman
10. Won't Be Back - featuring Eric Clapton
11. How To Become Clairvoyant
12. Tango For Django

RECORDING DETAILS FOR TRACKS FEATURING ERIC CLAPTON

He Don’t Live Here No More  5:46
(Robbie Robertson)
Robbie Robertson - Vocal, Gut String Guitar - Solo, Keyboard
Eric Clapton - Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Harmony Vocal
Rocco Deluca, Daryl Johnson, Taylor Goldsmith - Backing Vocals
Marius DeVries - Keyboard
Pino Palladino - Bass
Ian Thomas - Drums

This track will be released to radio the week of 7 March 2011

The Right Mistake  4:30
(Robbie Robertson)
Robbie Robertson - Vocal, Guitar / Solo, Keyboard
Eric Clapton - Guitar / Solo
Steve Winwood - Organ
Angela McCluskey - Vocal
Angelyna Boyd, Michelle John, Sharon White - Backing Vocals
Bill Dillon - Guitorgan, Guitar
Marius deVries - Keyboard
Pino Palladino - Bass
Ian Thomas - Drums

This Is Where I Get Off  5:09
(Robbie Robertson)
Robbie Robertson - Vocal, Guitar / Solo, Keyboard
Eric Clapton - Guitar / Solo
Rocco Deluca, Angelyna Boyd, Daryl Johnson, Michelle John, Sharon White - Backing Vocals
Marius DeVries - Piano
Pino Palladino - Bass
Ian Thomas - Drums

Fear Of Falling  5:18
(Eric Clapton and Robbie Robertson)
Robbie Robertson - Vocal, Electric Guitar / Solo
Eric Clapton - Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar / Solo
Steve Winwood - Organ
Taylor Goldsmith, Michelle John, Sharon White - Backing Vocals
Pino Palladino - Bass
Ian Thomas - Drums

She’s Not Mine  4:28
(Robbie Robertson)
Robbie Robertson - Vocal, Guitar / Solo
Eric Clapton - Guitar / Solo, HarmonyVocal
Steve Winwood - Organ
Marius de Vries - Keyboard and Backing Vocal
Rocco Deluca - Dobro
Taylor Goldsmith, Rocco Deluca - Backing Vocals
Pino Palladino - Bass
Ian Thomas - Drums
Jim Keltner - Drums

Madame X  4:46
(Eric Clapton)
Robbie Robertson - Electric Guitar, Keyboard
Eric Clapton - Gut String Guitar
Trent Reznor - Additional Textures
Pino Palladino - Bass
Ian Thomas - Drums

Won’t Be Back  4:10
(Eric Clapton and Robbie Robertson)
Robbie Robertson - Vocal, Electric Guitar / Solo, Keyboard
Eric Clapton - Gut String Guitar, HarmonyVocal
Marius de Vries - Keyboard
Eldad Guetta - Horns
Pino Palladino - Bass
Ian Thomas - Drums

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