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Riding with the King 20th Anniversary Edition

Published // 30.May.20

Available on Vinyl, CD, Digital and Streaming June 26th With Two Previously Unreleased Tracks. Watch the Visualizer for Rollin' and Tumblin' below.

Two guitar legends - Eric Clapton and B.B. King - first performed together in NYC in 1967. Over 30 years later, in 1999, the two longtime friends joined forces to create a collection of all new studio recordings of blues classics and contemporary songs. The resulting album Riding with the King would be released in June 2000 and go onto sell over 2 million copies and win the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the CD was expanded and remastered by Bob Ludwig and will be released on June 26th. Two additional previously unreleased tracks have been added to the album: The blues standard “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” and a cover of Willie Dixon’s “Let Me Love You Baby”. Both tracks were recorded during the original sessions and were produced and mixed especially for this release by Simon Climie, who produced the original album with Eric Clapton.

The album features five B.B. King originals, plus a selection of covers from writers as diverse as Isaac Hayes (“Hold On I’m Coming”), Johnny Mercer (“Come Rain Or Come Shine”) and “Big” Bill Broonzy (“Key To The Highway”). John Hiatt wrote the album’s title track.

The album features an all-star line-up of musicians: Andy Fairweather Low, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Joe Sample, Doyle Bramhall II, Susannah and Wendy Melvoin, and Jim Keltner. The celebrated producer and arranger Arif Martin contributed string arrangements and orchestration to two tracks.

Riding with the King 20th Anniversary Edition will be available in Limited Edition Blue Vinyl, Black Vinyl non-limited edition, CD, digital and streaming. Pre-Order at ericclapton.com.

Track Listing:
01.    Riding with the King
02.    Ten Long Years
03.    Key To The Highway
04.    Marry You
05.    Three O’Clock Blues
06.    Help The Poor
07.    I Wanna Be
08.    Worried Life Blues
09.    Days of Old
10.    When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer
11.    Hold On I’m Coming
12.    Come Rain Or Come Shine
20th Anniversary Bonus Tracks:
13.    Rollin’ and Tumblin’
14.    Let Me Love You Baby