The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale

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The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale
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Studio album by
Eric Clapton & Friends
ReleasedJuly 29, 2014 (2014-07-29)
Recorded2013-2014
GenreRock, Blues rock, Country rock
Length51:33
LabelBushbranch / Surfdog
ProducerEric Clapton, Simon Climie
Eric Clapton chronology
Old Sock
(2013)
The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale
(2014)
Forever Man
(2015)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic65/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Drowned in Sound(6/10)[2]
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[3]

The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale is a collaborative studio album featuring Eric Clapton and a host of other musicians. It consists of covers of songs by J. J. Cale, who had died the previous year. It was named after Cale's 1972 single "Call Me the Breeze". It was produced by Clapton and Simon Climie. The guests invited on the album include Tom Petty, Mark Knopfler, Willie Nelson and Albert Lee.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by J.J. Cale except where indicated

No.TitleVocalsLength
1."Call Me the Breeze"Eric Clapton3:07
2."Rock and Roll Records"Clapton & Tom Petty2:19
3."Someday" (Cale, Walt Richmond)Mark Knopfler3:48
4."Lies"Clapton & John Mayer3:07
5."Sensitive Kind"Don White5:17
6."Cajun Moon"Clapton2:28
7."Magnolia"Mayer3:42
8."I Got the Same Old Blues"Petty & Clapton3:03
9."Songbird"Willie Nelson & Clapton2:56
10."Since You Said Goodbye"Clapton3:01
11."I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)" (Ray Price, Rusty Gabbard)White & Clapton2:37
12."The Old Man and Me"Petty2:56
13."Train to Nowhere"Knopfler, White & Clapton4:51
14."Starbound"Nelson2:03
15."Don't Wait" (Cale, Christine Lakeland)Clapton & Mayer2:47
16."Crying Eyes"Clapton, Christine Lakeland3:31

Personnel[edit]

Artists[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers – Eric Clapton and Simon Climie
  • Additional Production on tracks 9 & 14 – Buddy Cannon
  • Recorded by Alan Douglas
  • Additional Engineering – Tony Castle, Bobby Tis and Ryan Ulyate.
  • Assistant Engineers – Jacob Dennis, Joe Kearns, Tim Marchiafava, Derek Parnell and Wendy Seidman.
  • Mixed by Simon Climie
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME).
  • Session Coordinator – Debbie Johnson
  • Art Direction and Design – Catherine Roylance
  • Cover Image – Michael Putland
  • Cover Illustration – Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
  • Press Management – Kristen Foster

Chart performance[edit]

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