This weeks album of the week is Eric Clapton Old Sock.
Rolling Stone say:
There are many Eric Claptons: firebrand electric bluesman, psychedelic jam god, avuncular song historian, easy-listening singer-songwriter. Clapton's 21st LP finds him mainly playing the latter two roles with an all-star crew. The song selection, long on covers, is promising: vintage folk, blues, soul, country and reggae; American-songbook classics by Gershwin and Kern; plus new material written by his band. Of the latter, "Gotta Get Over" is lit by a funky Chaka Khan cameo and the set's hottest guitar work. "Every Little Thing," meanwhile, is a love-is-all-you-need anthem that trots out the Clapton kids and feels like an iPhone slide-show soundtrack. For the Billie Holiday-associated "All of Me," Paul McCartney drops in for a duet that could be an outtake from his recent standards LP; Clapton follows with a soulful reading of "Born to Lose" á la Ray Charles' Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music.
But "The Folks Who Live on the Hill" misses the class-conscious irony at that standard's core, and the reggae grooves – a take on Peter Tosh's "Till Your Well Runs Dry" recalls Clapton's hit cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" – are light. Per the title, this is comfort music, made by a guy who seems to be chilling with friends. If it sometimes sounds too comfortable, well, Clapton has probably earned it.
Music Exchange: Maxi Still in Love with You - Phil Lynott
This week, Maxi, gives us one of her all-time favourites..
The song I can't get out of my head all week, is Still in Love with You by Phil Lynott.
Phil started life as a poet and used to go to the poetry readings in Slattery's of Terenure when he was a teenager. A little encouragement from the masters there , gave him the courage to keep on keeping on . He went on to worldwide fame and 27 years after his death, his memory is living and loved.
This is strong song, one he always dedicated to his mother Philomena , who is featured in On The Street Where He Lived , all about highs and lows of love .
To listen back to The Street Where He Lived - Phil Lynott click HERE
David Hope – Christmas Day
Joe Dolan & R.T.E.C.O. – O Holy Night
Finbar Furey & Cor Na nOg – Little Drummer Boy
The Whileaways – Everyone
Karrie – Performers
Imelda May – Silent Night
Simon Casey – Let It Be Christmas
The Riptide Movement – Turn On The Lights
Gavin James – River
The Willoughby Brothers – Jingle Bell Rock / Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Straight No Chaser – Feels Like Christmas
Frankie Valli feat Jeff Beck – Merry Christmas Baby
RTÉ Radio 1 Music Policy
With more than 40 hours of music on RTE Radio 1 every single week, we want to ensure the best music for our listeners is played. Every fortnight we have a new playlist of the best of the new releases from Irish and international acts. And there's always an album of the week. The tracks are rotated over the main daytime programmes and are updated every week.
Tracks from the Radio 1 Album of the Week can be heard over the week on Rising Time, The Ronan Collins Show and Late Date. (Tracks marked ** are new additions). We hope you enjoy the music...