I heard the new Clapton disc today (self-titled). It sounds like a classic Sunday morning record...the music "looks backwards" (Clapton's words)...it's a collection of mellow (for the most part), tin-pan alley influenced songs, with some blues. Some songs wouldn't sound out of place in any hotel lounge, they border on easy-listening, and he covers some standards here too. Lots of piano. Vocals are smooth too...he's definitely mellowing. I put this next to Van Morrison's classic "Poetic Champions Compose" for perfect rainy Sunday fall/winter morning music.