Eric Clapton Recruits Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, JJ Cale for 'Old Sock'

Eric Clapton Recruits Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, JJ Cale for 'Old Sock'
Classic rock radio listeners are rejoicing at the news that veteran axe-slinger Eric Clapton is returning with another album. Slowhand's 21st studio album is called Old Sock, and it's due out on March 12 through Clapton's own Bushbranch label, with North American distribution handled by SurfDog Records and the international released handled by Polydor.

The album features two original songs along with covers of ten of Clapton's all-time favourite songs. Among the artists he covers here are Leadbelly, JJ Cale, Peter Tosh, George Gershwin, Hank Snow, Gary Moore, and Taj Mahal.

Notably, Paul McCartney contributes bass and vocals to the track "All of Me," and a press release calls this team-up "playful." Other guests include Steve Winwood, Chaka Khan, JJ Cale and session drummer Jim Keltner (John Lennon, Bob Dylan).

The collection was co-produced by Clapton himself along with Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley and Simon Climie. It's described as "quintessential Clapton." See the tracklist below and the album cover up above.

Old Sock:

1. Further On Down the Road

2. Angel

3. The Folks Who Live on the Hill

4. Gotta Get Over

5. Till Your Well Runs Dry

6. All of Me

7. Born to Lose

8. Still Got the Blues

9. Goodnight Irene

10. Your One and Only Man

11. Every Little Thing

12. Our Love Is Here to Stay