In my view, this is the best Clapton studio release since 1994's 'From the Cradle'. It's been on my turntable for three solid days, and every tune is a keeper and a grower. On this release, the man is about playing leisurely paced blues, rockabilly, American traditional, Louisiana, and gospel-tinged tunes. If you want guitar pyrotechnics and are looking to rock out like it's 1973, it would be best to look elsewhere. That said, what's presented here is a diverse set of well-crafted songs played with conviction to perfection. Despite the musical diversity, everything melds together surprisingly well from one track to the next. Clapton's voice only seems to improve with age, and I don't believe he's ever sounded better. Among the assembled top-tier session sidemen, he's joined by old friends J.J. Cale and Sheryl Crow. Fans of Clapton's co-effort with Cale on 'The Road to Escondido' will surely enjoy this. The vinyl package includes 2 regular weight LPs housed in an attractive gatefold cover. A photo montage of the recording sessions is presented inside the cover, as well as complete credits. The sound, as you would expect from an analog source, is warmer and richer than on the digital versions and suits this style of music perfectly. A recording of this calibre, however, warrants a 180g or 200g pressing. Overall, I rate this 4 out of 5 Fenders.