I really enjoyed listening to this new album by Eric Clapton. He recently got married again, and he now has 3 young children. Most of the tracks on this album are about how much he loves being a new father and husband. The song Run Home To Me is about how much he enjoys spending time with his family and watching his kids play. He sings about his lack of sleep and how much he relies on his wife on the track So Tired. These lyrics are so true, because as every new parent knows babies require constant attention. Say What You Will is another highlight on this CD. This is a sweet song is about the friendship, support, and love Eric receives from his wife. I also enjoyed Eric's cover of the George Harrison's song Love Comes To Everyone. I love the instruments playing on this track especially the keyboard and dobro steel guitar. Love Don't Love Nobody is a cover of an old Spinners song about how loving someone is never simple and easy. This is a fairly long song at over 7 minutes, but I loved it, because Eric's vocals are so moving and honest.
I'm Going Left is a song that really got me moving. I love the energy in Eric's spirited vocals. It sounds like all the musicians are performing on this track. Revolution is a track with a nice regaae sound with the horns playing on it. Lost and Found is a song that features Clapton jamming on his guitar. This song has a hard blues edge that is very enjoyable to listen to. This album does not say which musicians perform on what track, but I could detect Steve Winwood on the keyboard and John Mayer playing guitar in the background. I loved listening to Back Home. It is great to see Eric Clapton back on the music scene.
Its true, Eric Clapton's best performances are when he is singing and playing the blues. His cutting guitar licks and passionate vocals on previous releses like Disraeli Gears, Layla And Other Love Songs, and From The Cradle are certainly Great A performances. However, Back Home, Eric's newest release evokes a different side of the man. The mood is a jovial one with some spunk and spirit thrown in for good measure. Some folks say that Eric's guitar is quite muffled. I partially … more
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Back Homeis Eric Clapton in a good mood, filled with upbeat toe-tappers about hearth and home (a young child even puts in a cameo on "So Tired"). Blues-rock ("Lost and Found"), reggae ("Revolution"), and R&B (the Spinners' "Love Don't Love Nobody") mingle comfortably with laid-back pop (George Harrison's "Love Comes to Everyone"). Recorded around the same time asMe and Mr. Johnson, his bestselling collection of Robert Johnson songs, Clapton's first recording of (mostly) original material since 2001'sReptileis a combination of solo compositions, covers, and collaborations with writing partner Simon Climie. Backing musicians include John Mayer (guitar), Blind Faith mate Steve Winwood (synthesizer), and longtime associate Billy Preston (keyboards), whose expertise with the Hammond B3 shines brightest on the Vince Gill cowritten "One Day". There are no real surprises onBack Home, just Clapton doing what he does best--with an extra spring in his step.--Kathleen C. Fennessy