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Online Premiere of Clapton's & Cale's "The Road To Escondido"

Published // 14.Oct.06

Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale will release their new album, "The Road To Escondido" on 7 November 2006. Starting 16 October, fans will be able to listen to it online at Rhapsody.com. It will be available on Rhapsody until the release date.

The CD is a true collaborative effort as "The Road To Escondido" was jointly produced and recorded by Eric and J.J, with each playing and singing on the tracks. J.J. wrote 11 of the songs, E.C. wrote Three Little Girls, John Mayer wrote Hard To Thrill and the duo cover the blues classic Sporting Life Blues. J.J. Cale's touring band accompanies them on the album. Guest musicians include Taj Mahal, John Mayer, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Albert Lee, Nathan East, Willie Weeks, Steve Jordan and the late Billy Preston on keyboards.

Members of Eric's official fan club, EC Access, received an exclusive members-only online premiere from 13 October (1PM PST) to 16 October via EC Access Radio.

The first single, "Ride The River" is already available for purchase on iTunes.

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The Road To Escondido Track List
01. Danger
02. Heads in Georgia
03. Missing Person
04. When This War Is Over
05. Sporting Life Blues
06. Dead End Road
07. It's Easy
08. Hard To Thrill
09. Anyway The Wind Blows
10. Three Little Girls
11. Don't Cry Sister
12. Last Will and Testament
13. Who Am I Telling You
14. Ride The River

Album Credits

Vocals and Guitars
J.J. Cale / Eric Clapton

Drums
Jim Karstein / James Cruce / Steve Jordan / Abraham Laboriel Junior

Bass
Gary Gilmore / Willie Weeks / Nathan East / Pino Palladino

Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer Piano & Rhodes
Billy Preston

Acoustic Piano, Wurlitzer Piano & Rhodes
Walt Richmond

Keyboards
J.J. Cale

Guitars
Doyle Bramhall II / Derek Trucks / John Mayer / Albert Lee

Accoustic Guitar & Background Vocals
Christine Lakeland

Percussion
David Teegarden / James Cruce / Jim Karstein

Harmonica
Taj Mahal

Fiddle
Dennis Caplinger

Horns
Bruce Fowler / Marty Grebb / Steve Madaio / Jerry Peterson

Produced by:
Eric Clapton
J.J. Cale

Co-Produced by:
Simon Climie