Brand New ~ Sealed! Superior Remastered 20th Anniversary Edition 180 Gram Double LP On Blue Vinyl. Includes Two Previously Unreleased Bonus Tracks. Deluxe Gatefold Cover, Records Have Picture Labels.
Two guitar legends ~ Eric Clapton & B.B. King ~ first performed together in NYC in 1967. Over 30 years later, in 1999, the two longtime friends joined forces to create a collection of all new studio recordings of blues classics and contemporary songs. The resulting album ‘Riding With The King’ would be released in June 2000 and go onto sell over 2 million copies and win the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the album is expanded and remastered by Bob Ludwig. Two additional previously unreleased tracks have been added to the 2LP set ~ the blues standard “Rollin’ And Tumblin'” and a cover of Willie Dixon’s “Let Me Love You Baby”. Both tracks were recorded during the original sessions and were produced and mixed especially for this release by Simon Climie, who produced the original album with Clapton. ‘Riding With The King’ features five Dixon originals, plus a selection of covers from writers as diverse as Isaac Hayes (“Hold On I’m Coming”), Johnny Mercer (“Come Rain Or Come Shine”) and “Big” Bill Broonzy (“Key To The Highway”). John Hiatt wrote the album’s title track. The album features an all-star line-up of musicians: Andy Fairweather Low, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Joe Sample, Doyle Bramhall II, Susannah and Wendy Melvoin, and Jim Keltner. The celebrated producer and arranger Arif Martin contributed string arrangements and orchestration to two tracks.
Riding With The King
Ten Long Years
Key To The Highway
Three O’Clock Blues
Help The Poor
I Wanna Be
Worried Life Blues
Days Of Old
When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer
Hold On I’m Coming
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Rollin’ And Tumblin’ (Bonus Track)
Let Me Love You Baby (Bonus Track)