by Paul Cashmere, Noise11.com
Eric Clapton is back working with producer Glyn Johns for his latest album, I Still Do.
Johns produced Clapton’s Slowhand in 1977 and Backless in 1978 and crafted the sound behind the classics Lay Down Sally, Wonderful Tonight, Cocaine, Promises and Tulsa Time for Eric.
One of Johns’ first productions was a still unreleased Good Times album for Australia’s The Easybeats. The title track was released in Australia and reached number 22 in 1968.
Johns immediately worked on the first two albums for the Steve Miller Band before taking charge of the debut Led Zeppelin album in 1969.
His 70’s innings included working with The Rolling Stones (Get Yer Ya Yas Out), The Who Who’s Next, Faces' A Nod Is As Good As A Wink, the Eagles' Eagles and Desperado as well as Boz Scaggs, Humble Pie, Ozark Mountain Daredeveils and Gallagher & Lyle, all before Clapton’s Slowhand.
“This was a long and overdue opportunity to work with Glyn Johns again, and also, incidentally, the fortieth anniversary of Slowhand” said Eric Clapton.
The album artwork for I Still Do was created by Sir Peter Blake who designed the Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band cover for The Beatles as well as Paul Weller’s Stanley Road and The Who’s Face Dances.
Eric Clapton I Still Do will be available on May 20, 2016.
- Eric Clapton: Guitars, Tambourine & Vocals
- Henry Spinetti: Drums & Percussion
- Dave Bronze: Double Bass & Electric Bass
- Andy Fairweather Low: Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
- Paul Carrack: Hammond Organ & Backing Vocals
- Chris Stainton: Keyboards
- Simon Climie: Keyboards, Electric & Acoustic Guitar
- Dirk Powell: Accordion, Mandolin & Backing Vocals
- Walt Richmond: Keyboards
- Ethan Johns: Percussion
- Michelle John: Background Vocals
- Sharon White: Background Vocals
- Angelo Mysterioso: Acoustic Guitar & Vocals on I Will Be There
- Produced by: Glyn Johns