Blues legend Eric Clapton is all set to release his new studio album called I Still Do, which is due out on May 20th.
The album will reunite Clapton with his old working partner and acclaimed producer Glyn Johns. Johns had previously collaborated with Clapton on his multi-platinum 1977 album Slowhand. His résumé to date is not one to be overlooked either; he has also worked with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin and The Eagles.
Clapton commented, “This was a long and overdue opportunity to work with Glyn Johns again, and also, incidentally, the fortieth anniversary of Slowhand!”
I Still Do will feature 12 tracks including a number of Clapton penned tunes, as well as covers of Bob Dylan’s “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine”, Robert Johnson’s “Stones in My Passway”, Leroy Carr’s “Alabama Woman Blue” and standards like “I’ll Be Seeing You” and “Little Man, You’ve Had a Busy Day”.
Contributing to the album are members of his live band including keyboardists Paul Carrack and Chris Stainton, longtime guitar player, Andy Fairweather Low, and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Simon Climie.
In addition to the aforementioned, the name “Angelo Mysterioso” is listed for vocals and acoustic guitar on a song called “I Will Be There.” This is in reference to Clapton’s good friend George Harrison who was credited under the pseudonym “L’Angelo Misterioso” when he contributed guitar to the Cream song “Badge” in 1969. The two had many collaborations before Harrison’s death in 2001.
The album features cover art by Sir Peter Blake, the artist responsible for creating the cover of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Check out the full track list of I Still Do below:
“Alabama Woman Blues”
“Can’t Let You Do It”
“I Will Be There”
“Catch the Blues”
“Little Man, You’ve Had a Busy Day”
“Stones in My Passway”
“I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine”
“I’ll Be Alright”
“I’ll Be Seeing You”