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Eric Clapton’s latest release, Old Sock, arrives in stores March 12 and features two new tracks and ten covers of some of Ericâ€™s favorite songs.
Slowhand explains how he goes about performing a cover:
â€œWhen I sing famous songs or other peopleâ€™s songs by people I admire, I generally sing them as if Iâ€™m talking, singing my own story, otherwise, to me, it doesnâ€™t have… I mean, itâ€™s got to have heart, I mean, I suppose what I try to do is make it so that I would enjoy it if I was listening to it. Music is just like cinema, Iâ€™ve got to be able to believe it.”
The covers Eric takes on on Old Sock include Ray Charles â€œBorn to Lose,â€ Lead Bellyâ€™s â€œGoodnight, Ireneâ€ and the blues classic â€œFurther on Down the Road,â€ among others. Hear them all when Old Sock comes out on Tuesday. It also has guest appearances from old friends, Paul McCartney, Ericâ€™s old Blind Faith bandmate Steve Winwood, blues legend JJ Cale and R&B singer Chaka Khan. The new tunes on his 21st album are â€œEvery Little Thingâ€ and â€œGotta Get Over.â€
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