20th Anniversary / Two Previously Unreleased Tracks
Eric Clapton and 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 in the
U.S. and win the 2000 Grammy Award © for Best Traditional Blues Album.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this classic album, two additional previously unreleased tracks have been added: The blues
standard “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” and B.B. King’s “Let Me Love You.” 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. The original
tapes have been remastered by Bob Ludwig .
The original album features four B.B. King originals, plus a selection of covers from writers as diverse as Isaac Hayes & David
Porter (“Hold On I’m Coming”), Johnny Mercer & Harold Arlen (“Come Rain Or Come Shine”) and William Broonzy & Charles
Seger (“Key To The Highway”). John Hiatt wrote the album’s title track.
The album features an all-star line-up of musicians, including: 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.