Eric Clapton – I Still Do

eric clapton i still doThis is a reunion album of sorts for master guitar player Eric Clapton. On his latest and twenty-third album I Still Do he is working with Slowhand producer Glyn Johns for the first time since 1977. The music they have created together proves that time has not passed these two by. A large part of the reason why is that they have selected and written songs that suit Clapton’s forte – bluesy rock and roots music. The album is made up of some originals and some covers. You get some bayou Louisiana swampy blues as well as some Chicago style blues. Johns was with Clapton during his darkest of times so he seems to have a real bead on the man and knows how to bring out the best in him. While it is nice to hear some original music from the legend truth be told the covers are really what drew me in. They are some of his strongest work in years. La crème de la crème being his cover of the Bob Dylan track “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine”. It is dark and moving without being overly sentimental. Music that will stand the test of time.

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