Congratulations to Eric Clapton And Friends, who have topped the charts around the world with "The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale)". In the UK, it went straight to #1 on the Official Record Store Chart as the biggest selling album in the country's independent record shops. Over on the Official Album Charts, it debuted at #3. Across the pond in the US, "The Breeze" debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and is Clapton's highest-charting album since "From The Cradle" debuted #1 in 1994. It was kept out of the top slot by Tom Petty's "Hypnotic Eye," which had a sales boost through an album/concert ticket bundle offer. Petty is also one of the featured artists on "The Breeze".
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LISTEN HERE NOW! Eric Clapton recently spoke to Eric Westervelt of National Public Radio (NPR) about the recording of his new album, "The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale)" and his friendship with the late American songwriter and musician. Clapton laments that Cale is better known in Europe than his home country and reveals that one year after his passing, we still don't know the half of his songrwriting talent. NPR posits that fans who love the guitar hero's scorching electric solos and those who prefer his more mellow pop might find common ground on "The Breeze."