Greg Kot
September 21, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Clapton

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Eric Clapton
publisher
Broadway Books
genre
Music, Memoir

We gave it an C

Eric Clapton, the guitarist formerly known as ”God,” seemingly can’t make an album without revisiting a few blues standbys and checking in with his muse JJ Cale. But Clapton, his latest trip into mellowness is sleepier than usual, as he dabbles in gospel, Dixieland, and even a little Irving Berlin. Tasteful guitar solos put the focus on his relaxed vocals, and he dons his Rod Stewart dinner jacket for ”Autumn Leaves.” Guess even God needs a nap once in a while. C

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