Old Sock

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Old Sock
Studio album by Eric Clapton
Released 12 March 2013
Recorded 2012-2013
Length 68:16
Label Surfdog/Duck/ADA (US)/Polydor (EU)
Producer Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley, Simon Climie
Eric Clapton chronology
Clapton
(2010)
Old Sock
(2013)
The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale
(2014)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 58/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
American Songwriter 4/5 stars[3]
Exclaim! 3/10[4]
The Independent 2/5 stars[5]
The Independent on Sunday 3/5 stars[6]
London Evening Standard 3/5 stars[7]
musicOMH 2.5/5 stars[8]
The Observer 1/5 stars[9]
Popmatters 5/10[10]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[11]

Old Sock is the 21st studio album by English rock guitarist and singer Eric Clapton.[12] It features two new compositions ("Gotta Get Over" and "Every Little Thing"), and covers of some of his favourite songs from childhood to the current day. It also features several guests including Steve Winwood, JJ Cale and Paul McCartney.[13] This is Cale's final major recorded contribution before his death in July 2013. It reached No. 11 in the UK Album Chart and No. 7 in the US. Clapton explained in an interview with the BBC that he came up with the album title after a conversation with David Bowie. The album cover is a selfie Clapton took with his iPhone while on holiday in Antigua.[14]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Further on Down the Road" (Featuring Taj Mahal) (Taj Mahal, Jesse E. Davis)
  2. "Angel" (Featuring J.J. Cale) (J.J. Cale)
  3. "The Folks Who Live on the Hill" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern)
  4. "Gotta Get Over" (Featuring Chaka Khan) (Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley, Nikka Costa)
  5. "Till Your Well Runs Dry" (Peter Tosh)
  6. "All of Me" (Featuring Paul McCartney) (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons)
  7. "Born to Lose" (Ted Daffan)
  8. "Still Got the Blues" (Featuring Steve Winwood) (Gary Moore)
  9. "Goodnight Irene" (Huddie Ledbetter, John A. Lomax, Sr.)
  10. "Your One and Only Man" (Otis Redding)
  11. "Every Little Thing" (Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley, Nikka Costa)
  12. "Our Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
  13. "No Sympathy" (Bonus Track) (Tosh)

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[15] 22
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[16] 7
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[17] 16
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[18] 14
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[19] 12
Croatian Foreign Albums (IFPI)[20] 1
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[21] 9
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[22] 7
Dutch Alternative Albums (Mega Alternative Top 30)[23] 11
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[24] 19
French Albums (SNEP)[25] 21
German Albums (Official Top 100)[26] 5
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[27] 30
Irish Albums (IRMA)[28] 22
Italian Albums (FIMI)[29] 11
Korean Albums (GAON)[30] 32
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[31] 11
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[32] 7
Scottish Albums (OCC)[33] 16
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[34] 11
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[35] 14
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[36] 11
UK Albums (OCC)[37] 11
US Billboard 200[38] 7
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[39] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[40] 3

Year-end[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[41] 170
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[42] 130
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[43] 18
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[44] 52

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  • All information from CD booklet (Bushbranch catalogue #2-18015)