Billboard (p.40) - "Clapton's playing is characteristically tasteful throughout, and his vocal performances are among the most flexible and confident of his career."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.884 stars out of 5
-- "Older age has given Clapton's voice greater gravitas, and a brace of songs from the Fats Waller songbook give it further chance to shine."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.804 stars out of 5
-- "Clapton brings a slowburn tenderness to Irving Berlin's 'How Deep Is The Ocean,' his whispered delivery beautifully cradled by a reserved string section."
Uncut (magazine) - p.963 stars out of 5
-- "[I]t's actually a close-knit kind of jam session. Undoubtedly, it's where his heart is."
Personnel: Eric Clapton (vocals, guitar).
Audio Mixer: Justin Stanley.
Recording information: Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood; Piety Street Studios, New Orleans.
Photographers: Doyle Bramhall; Nigel Carroll; Gregory Malphurs.
Eric Clapton's first new solo studio album in five years, Clapton is a collection of blues covers and originals featuring cameos from a variety of heavy-hitters -- including EC's old Blind Faith colleague Steve Winwood, J.J. Cale, Sheryl Crow, Allen Toussaint and Wynton Marsalis