Eric Clapton announces new album release

Peter Blake's Clapton portrait.

Peter Blake’s Clapton portrait.

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Eric Clapton might be toying with retirement from the road, but not from making music.

His 23rd studio album, “I Still Do,” will be released May 20. Clapton enlisted producer friend Glyn Johns, who worked with him on the legendary “Slowhand” album in 1977, for these 12 new tracks, Clapton’s first release since 2014’s “Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale.”

Among the musicians joining Clapton on the album are Andy Fairweather Low on guitars, Chris Stainton on keyboards and Paul Carrack on Hammond organ.

The album’s artwork is a specially crafted illustration of the 70-year-old guitar icon by artist Sir Peter Blake, known for the co-design of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album sleeve and the art for Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” single.

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Here is the track listing for “I Still Do”:

  1. Alabama Woman Blues
  2. Can’t Let You Do It
  3. I Will Be There
  4. Spiral
  5. Catch The Blues
  6. Cypress Grove
  7. Little Man, You’ve Had a Busy Day
  8. Stones In My Passway
  9. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
  10. I’ll Be Alright
  11. Somebody’s Knockin’
  12. I’ll Be Seeing You

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