CLAPTON 'Clapton' [Release Date 27/09/2010]
Fame inductee Eric Clapton releases his 19th solo studio album on September 27,
2010 simply titled 'Clapton'.
Co-produced by guitarist and long-time collaborator
Doyle Bramhall II, the CD features an all star cast of musical collaborations
started with the legendary JJ Cale, drummer Jim Keltner, bassist Willie Weeks,
and keyboardist Walt Richmond – and the sessions later added guests including
Steve Winwood, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Allen Toussaint, and Derek Trucks.
everything from century-old traditional brass bands to little-known country
blues to brand-new originals. The result is both relaxed and revelatory, and
unlike anything the guitarist has done in his legendary career.
"This album wasn't what it was intended to be
at all," says Eric Clapton. "It's actually better than it was meant to
be because, in a way, I just let it happen. It’s an eclectic collection of songs
that weren’t really on the map – and I like it so much because if it’s a
surprise to the fans, that’s only because it’s a surprise to me, as
releases brand new solo album entitled 'Le Noise' on September 27th on Reprise
eight-song album is a collaboration between the acclaimed rock icon, songwriter
and musician and producer Daniel Lanois, known for his work with U2, Bob Dylan,
Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Willie Nelson and many others. As producer or
co-producer Lanois won Grammy Awards in 1987, 1992, 1997, 2000, and
'Le Noise' after hearing it at Lanois' home, The Los Angeles Times commented:
"What's striking about 'Le Noise' is the way it both summarizes and distils
Young's singular approach to music, predominantly just Neil and a guitar: his
big, white hollow-body Gretsch electric slashing and burning for most of the
tracks, a couple built around picked and strummed acoustic instruments. Both are
recorded and amplified – literally and metaphorically – by Lanois' signature
soundscapes that loop vocals, and enhance the guitars' bass notes through
distortion boxes, synthesizers and other electronics."
WOOD 'I Feel Like Playing' [Release Date
new solo album 'I Feel Like Playing' is his first new studio album since 2001's
'Not For Beginners' and is his finest solo recording to date. Ronnie's solo
career has always run alongside his stints in the Jeff Beck Group, the Faces and
the Rolling Stones and has enabled him to explore other aspects of his guitar
playing and singing. This new album sees him joined by a number of musical
friends on a diverse collection of songs running from rock to soul and blues to
reggae all pulled together by Ronnie's distinctive vocals and guitar style. It
is without doubt one of the artistic high points of his
12 new tracks
featuring a great line-up of guests including Slash, Billy Gibbons, Flea, Bobby
Womack, Jim Keltner, Ian McLagan, Kris Kristofferson, Steve Ferrone, Waddy
Wachtel and Rolling Stones friends Darryl Jones and Bernard Fowler, who also
produced the album.
SANTANA 'Guitar Heaven' [Release Date
Brand new 12
trk studio album from Carlos Santana – one of the greatest living guitar
players, playing some of the greatest guitar classics of all time! Once again,
featuring a whole host of collaborators, including Rob Thomas, Chris Cornell,
Scott Weiland, NAS, Joe Cocker, Jonny Lang, Ray Manzarek & more…
JOE SATRIANI 'Black Swans & Wormhole Wizards' [Release Date 04/10/2010]
Joe Satriani is the guitar. Plain and simple. No one else has ever been able to play with such pizzazz, such fluidity, such timelessness. That's not to say that there aren't many others out there who are as accomplished, as, of course, there are many – it's just that no-one produces the sounds that Joe Satriani achieves as soon as his fingers mesh with the strings.
Since the late Eighties, the self-taught, multi-platinum virtuoso has been winning over fans and musicians alike with his groundbreaking style and legendary sounds. He has been around the world several times on tours of his own, as well as with with Chickenfoot (the supergroup with Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony from Van Halen & Chad Smith from the Chili Peppers that wowed audiences through 2009), Mick Jagger and Deep Purple and has enjoyed huge success with occasional side-project G3 with fellow guitar legends Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd – both on record and on the road.
Produced and recorded by Mike Fraser [AC/DC, Metallica], Joe returns in October with 'Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards', his 14th studio album. Once again, Joe is joined by his long-term drummer Jeff Campitelli, alongside newcomers Mike Keneally [keyboards] and Allen Whitman [bass guitar].
On the eleven tracks that make up 'Black Swans', Satriani's classic sound is accompanied by a surprisingly rich new texture. The first single 'Light Years Away' provides a great introduction to the album, alongside several other high energy offerings, like the anthemic 'Pyrrhic Victoria', 'Wormhole Wizards' and 'Premonition'.