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Long time coming - but definitely worth the wait!,
This review is from: The Road to Escondido (Audio CD)
As a fan of both these two gents, this long-overdue collaboration has certainly been worth the wait. When I first heard about this release I wondered if it could possibly live up to the expectations - the answer is a resounding yes!
As 11 of the 14 tracks have been penned by JJCale there is no doubting his overall influence on the album, but the inclusion of Clapton adds a vital spark and I reckon it is one of the best albums either have done for some time. Certainly far superior to Clapton's own release earlier this year and with the inclusion of the likes of Billy Preston, Doyle Bramhall, Albert Lee and many more the album has a generous warmth which draws you in almost without you realising.
The Crossroads Dvd showed how well Cale & Clapton work together and overall this album is a definite must for any fan of either of these two artists - it would be nice if the session(s) were available on Dvd?
In a word - great!