Clapton, Petty, Willie & More Honor Cale With Tribute Album

On July 29 a new tribute album from Eric Clapton & Friends dedicated to the late J.J. Cale entitled The Breeze will be released. Tom Petty, Derek Trucks, Willie Nelson and John Mayer are among the music superstars who appear on the album, which features 16 beloved J.J. Cale songs.

“I would like people to tap into what JJ Cale did – that’s the point. I’m just the messenger; I’ve always felt that that’s my job. I try to interpret things so that the public at large, or at least the people who listen to what I do, will become intrigued about where I got it from,” said Clapton in a statement announcing the release. Among the Cale tunes found on The Breeze will be a version of "Call Me The Breeze" featuring vocals from Clapton, a take on "I Got The Same Old Blues" featuring vocals from Clapton and Petty and "Songbird" featuring vocals from Clapton and Willie Nelson. Derek Trucks, who toured with Clapton, appears on two tracks.

UPDATE 6/6 1 p.m. PT: A lyric video for Clapton's take on "Call Me The Breeze" gives us out first taste of the new album:

ALBUM TRACK LISTING

1. Call Me The Breeze (Vocals Eric Clapton)
2. Rock And Roll Records (Vocals Eric Clapton & Tom Petty)
3. Someday (Vocals Mark Knopfler)
4. Lies (Vocals John Mayer & Eric Clapton)
5. Sensitive Kind (Vocals Don White)
6. Cajun Moon (Vocals Eric Clapton)
7. Magnolia (Vocals John Mayer)
8. I Got The Same Old Blues (Vocals Tom Petty & Eric Clapton)
9. Songbird (Vocals Willie Nelson & Eric Clapton)
10. Since You Said Goodbye (Vocals Eric Clapton)
11. I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (Vocals Don White & Eric Clapton)
12. The Old Man And Me (Vocals Tom Petty)
13. Train To Nowhere (Vocals Mark Knopfler, Don White & Eric Clapton)
14. Starbound (Vocals Willie Nelson)
15. Don’t Wait (Vocals Eric Clapton & John Mayer)
16. Crying Eyes (Vocals Eric Clapton & Christine Lakeland)

MUSICIAN CREDITS:
Keys - Hammond Organ, Piano & Wurlitzer
Walt Richmond & Simon Climie
Drum Programming & Percussion
Simon Climie
Bass Nathan East
Drums Jim Keltner
Guitars
Eric Clapton (All tracks)
Mark Knopfler (Tracks 3 & 13)
John Mayer (Tracks 4, 7 & 15)
Willie Nelson (Tracks 9 & 14)
Don White (Tracks 3, 5 & 13)
Reggie Young (Tracks 2, 6 & 8)
Derek Trucks (Tracks 14 & 16)
Albert Lee (Tracks 1 & 11)
David Lindley (Tracks 9 & 16)
Don Preston (Track 3 & 13)
Christine Lakeland (Track 3)
Doyle Bramhall II (Track 10)
Pedal Steel Guitar
Greg Leisz (Track 12 & 14)
Dobro
Eric Clapton (Track 11)
Harmonica
Jimmy Markham (Track 13)
Mickey Raphael (Tracks 3, 9 & 14)
Backing Vocals
Michelle John (Tracks 4, 5 & 9)
Sharon White(Tracks 4, 5 & 9)
Christine Lakeland (Tracks 13 & 15)
Simon Climie (Track 9)
Additional Drums
James Cruce
Jim Karstein
Jamie Oldaker
David Teegarden
Satnam Ramgotra (Tablas)

ALBUM CREDITS:
Produced by:
Eric Clapton
Simon Climie

[via Where's Eric]

[Published on: 6/6/14]

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