J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton - The Road to Escondido


Label:

Reprise

Genre:

Blues

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AREP 44418
UPC: 093624441816
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180 Gram Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP  
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50th Annual Grammy Awards
Best Contemporary Blues Album
The Road To Escondido
JJ Cale & Eric Clapton

Reissue of the first-time collaboration from two guitar greats!

180-gram gatefold double LP mastered by Stan Ricker and pressed at RTI

Grammy-winning LP ncludes "Ride The River" and "Danger"

"The Road To Escondido ... has a lot to offer in terms of impressive guitar solos, organ/piano work from the late, great Billy Preston, and a nice touch of harmonica from Taj Mahal." — ultimateguitar.com

After years of admiring each other's musical masterworks, guitar great J.J. Cale and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer/Grammy-winner Eric Clapton teamed up in 2006 to create an original album together called The Road to Escondido. The resulting hybrid sound defies labels and instead finds influence across the spectrum of blues, rock, country and folk. The songs are warm and rich with deep-flowing rhythms while using an economy of words to express much.

Mastered by Stan Ricker. Pressed at RTI on 180-gram vinyl.



Side 1
Danger
Heads In Georgia
Missing Person

Side 2
When This War Is Over
Sporting Life Blues
Dead End Road
It’s Easy

Side 3
Hard To Thrill
Anyway The Wind Blows
Three Little Girls
Don’t Cry Sister

Side 4
Last Will And Testament
Who Am I Telling You?
Ride The River

Customer Reviews (4.67 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

A song set worthy of vinyl

posted on 01/04/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Keith B.
There are certain musicians whose musicial creations really need to be heard on vinyl. JJ Cale & Eric Clapton are two such musicians. I purposely sought out this set on LP and, even though it is fairly costly compared to the CD release, I feel my money was well spent. The performance level on these tracks is of a high standard. Everyone plays with assurity and that confidence transposes nicely to vinyl. The songs are smooth and fluid (a little pop-sounding at times but these guys pull it off without sounding too commercial). I find this to be an enjoyable record and I hope Cale & Clapton follow it up in the near future with another LP of new songs.


WHO DOES WHAT TO WHOM

posted on 04/25/2007
5 Stars
THEY ARGUED ALL NITE AS TO WHO HAD THE RIGHT TO DO WHAT WITH WHICH AND TO WHOM........JUST OUTSTANDING....AND IT IS A COMPLIMENT TO BOTH THAT AT TIMES YOU COULD NOT DISTINGUISH THE VOCALS OR THE SUBTLE INSTRUMENTATION FROM EACH, AS THEY APEARED TO ENJOY THE SESSIONS SO MUCH THAT THEY BECAME ONE SOUND.........I HOPE IT IS TRUE.......DAVE


Commerical But Involving

posted on 04/03/2007
4 Stars
What can you say about two of the most talented song writer/guitarists who've ever lived. Clapton and Cale are as harmonious as one would expect them to be, given their impressive credentials.

This is a nice sounding album -- better than I would have expected at the price - although they have made it sound a bit commercial to appeal to a wide audience.

To make a long story short, it made my Systemdek IIX sing; and that's what it's really all about.


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