Genre: Pop Rock
Label: WEA
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton The Road To Escondido 180g 2LP

J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton

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180g Vinyl Double LP Pressed at RTI!
Half-Speed Mastered by Stan Ricker!

2008 Grammy Award Winner for:
• 'Best Contemporary Blues Album'

After years of admiring each other’s musical masterworks, guitar great J.J. Cale and three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, 16-time Grammy® winner Eric Clapton teamed up for the first time to create an original album together, The Road To Escondido. The resulting hybrid sound defies being labeled, but instead finds influence across the spectrum of blues, rock, country and folk. The songs are warm and rich, with deep flowing rhythms, yet use an economy of words to express much.

In a true collaboration, Cale (whose songs “After Midnight” and “Cocaine” Clapton had previously covered) and Clapton jointly produced and recorded the album, each playing and singing on the tracks. Cale wrote 11 of the songs, Clapton wrote “Three Little Girls,” John Mayer wrote “Hard To Thrill” and the duo cover the blues classic “Sporting Life Blues.” Among the numerous guest artists are Mayer, Taj Mahal, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Albert Lee, and the late Billy Preston, who donated his classic keyboard talents throughout the album.

The album The Road To Escondido is the first-time collaboration from two guitar greats on one album, featuring "Ride The River" and "Danger". Half Speed Mastered for vinyl by Stan Ricker, and pressed on 180g Gram High Performance Vinyl... Because Sound Matters!

• 180g high-performance vinyl
• Double LP
• 1/2 Speed Mastering by Stan Ricker
• Pressed at RTI


J.J. Cale, vocals, guitars
Eric Clapton, vocals, guitars
Guest Musicians:
Billy Preston, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer piano, Rhodes
Doyle Bramhall II, guitar
Derek Trucks, guitar
John Mayer, guitar
Albert Lee, guitar
Taj Mahal, harmonica
Steve Jordan, drums
Abraham Laboriel Jr., drums
Gary Gilmore, bass
Willie Weeks, bass
Nathan East, bass
Pino Palladino, bass
Bruce Fowler, horns
Marty Grebb, horns
Steve Madaio, horns
Jerry Peterson, horns

LP 1 - Side 1:

1. Danger
2. Heads In Georgia
3. Missing Person
LP 1 - Side 2:
1. When This War Is Over
2. Sporting Life Blues
3. Dead End Road
4. It’s Easy

LP 2 - Side 3:
1. Hard To Thrill
2. Anyway The Wind Blows
3. Three Little Girls
4. Don’t Cry Sister
LP 2 - Side 4:
1. Last Will And Testament
2. Who Am I Telling You?
3. Ride The River

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