The House of Orange
|To celebrate the release of his critically acclaimed new album, The House of Orange, legendary singer songwriter Richard Clapton is hitting the road again for his 2016 national tour.
To kick off the celebrations, Richard launches the new album at the State Theatre Sydney on 13 August 2016.
The album and the tour builds on the release of Richard’s highly acclaimed memoirs “The Best Years of Our Lives” in 2015.
The reviews for Richard’s new album speak for themselves:
“This collection is a brilliant example of the culmination of a man’s vast musical experience and excellence rolled into a flavoursome blend of Oz meets Nashville. Just sensational.”
Silver Tiger Media
“It proved a worthy experiment and Clapton’s decision to hone his style in the American music capital pays dividends as he launches into the bombastic opening bars of rocker Something About You. This is Clapton in fine form, as is Carry Me Home, co-written with daughter Saskia. The Nashville influence is strong, particularly on Shine a Light, but combines seamlessly with Clapton’s grittier style and poignant lyrics. There are occasional echoes of Warren Zevon and the Band, the latter most obviously on Keep Your Blue Eyes Open Wide. “
“The new Richard Clapton album is an astonishingly powerful, captivating guitar driven and swaggering record that’s full of the best songs and singing of his career. And I write that from the perspective of thinking that Goodbye Tiger and Prussian Blue are amongst the finest albums to come out of this country.”
On “Stay With Me”Clapton really digs deep. It’s a big hearted balled with just a hint of gospel which makes it feel as though his trip to country music heartland has helped generate more than frequent flyer miles; this is a song and album with heart and soul. Four stars.”
Sydney Morning Herald
“the collision of skill and exuberance makes the trip worthwhile from the first bars of the balls-out opener “Something About You”. The half-dozen nuggets span 25 years”
Rolling Stone Magazine
With support from his fans through a successful crowdfunding campaign, Richard travelled to Nashville at the invitation of award winning and legendary Oz producer Mark Moffatt to record the new album with iconic musicians in Music City. Moffatt and Clapton carefully selected twelve songs – whether old or new – from Clapton’s vast catalogue, which would fit neatly into the “Americana” genre.
The result is an album which many have wanted Clapton to make for a long time. It is simply some of the best songs he has written – old and new – recorded with some of the best musicians in Music City.
The album features the legendary Dan Dugmore (longtime guitarist with Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Stevie Nicks and so many others), and David La Bruyere from John Mayer’s band, along with a cast of Nashville’s finest.
So be a part of Australian music history – get your copy of The House of Orange from all good music stores!