Eric Clapton will release a brand-new studio album called I Still Do on May 20. The project reunited the guitar legend with acclaimed producer Glyn Johns, who previously collaborated with Clapton on his multi-platinum 1977 album Slowhand and also has worked with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin and The Eagles.
“This was a long and overdue opportunity to work with Glyn Johns again,” says Eric in a statement, “and also, incidentally, the fortieth anniversary of Slowhand!”
I Still Do features 12 tracks, including a number of original tunes written by Clapton, as well as covers of Bob Dylan’s “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine,” Robert Johnson’s “Stones in My Passway,” Leroy Carr’s “Alabama Woman Blue” and standards like “I’ll Be Seeing You” and “Little Man, You’ve Had a Busy Day.”
Various members of Eric’s touring band contributed to the album, including keyboardists Paul Carrack and Chris Stainton, guitarist Andy Fairweather Low and multi-instrumentalist Simon Climie. In addition, the mysteriously named Angelo Mysterioso sang and played acoustic guitar on a song called “I Will Be There.” It’s worth noting that Clapton’s good friend George Harrison was credited under the pseudonym “L’Angelo Misterioso” when he contributed guitar to the Cream song “Badge.”
The cover art for I Still Do is a portrait of Clapton painted by Peter Blake, the artist responsible for creating the cover of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Here is the full track list of I Still Do:
“Alabama Woman Blues”
“Can’t Let You Do It”
“I Will Be There”
“Catch the Blues”
“Little Man, You’ve Had a Busy Day”
“Stones in My Passway”
“I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine”
“I’ll Be Alright”
“I’ll Be Seeing You”