Eric Clapton Announces New Album, Sequel Of Sorts To His Unplugged Set

It's called 'The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions'...

Eric Clapton have unveiled plans for a new album.

The guitarist was meant to play a series of shows at London's Royal Albert Hall in May 2021, before the pandemic forced him to cancel.

The rock legend took his band to the English countryside, performing their own 'concert' in front of cameras – and one attendee to form 'The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions'.

Eric Clapton's wife Melia became the Lady In The Balcony, while the set – largely acoustic, as a sequel-of-sorts to his Unplugged album – leans on his catalogue.

Alongside the classic hits – 'Layla', 'Tears In Heaven' – Eric Clapton throws in two Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac covers, in the form of 'Black Magic Woman' and 'Man Of The World.

Out on November 12th, the project will be available in a variety of formats, alongside a full film based on footage shot of the performance.

The release will no doubt be over-shadowed by Eric Clapton's continuing COVID comments; he recently paired up with Van Morrison for lockdown songs 'Stand And Deliver' and 'The Rebels', while his own 'This Has Gotta Stop' lashed out at vaccine enforcement.

Anyway, here's a preview clip of 'The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions'.

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