Country Music Icon Philip Claypool Releases COME ON BACK HOME Album
Says Philip, "I wanted to do an album that expressed the core personality of who I am as a singer on both fun and emotional levels. I also, wanted the album to exhibit songs of inspiration, and on the other side of the coin my love of a good gut-buster honkytonk song."
The album is produced by veteran hit producer Michael Lloyd. Lloyd has produced more than 100 gold and platinum records, as well as many number one singles.
Says Michael, "I've been a record producer for many years, and it's been my good fortune to have been involved with many great artists and projects. It's not often that an artist comes along who is special -- but Philip Claypool is truly special. I'm amazed by his talent. He has a unique way of touching you with his passion and emotion, and on his latest CD, 'Come On Back Home', he's at his best."
As with his previous releases, Philip is writer on the bulk of the album's material and he teamed up with his pal and co-writer Jeff Silbar ("Wind Beneath My Wings") on many of the key tracks. Most every song has a real personal life story behind it.
The album also features two additional cuts from top Nashville songsmiths and a stellar rendition of Eddie Arnold's "You Don't Know Me" that Claypool delivers with true Memphis soul. Philip adds, "My producer Michael Lloyd and I assembled the very best players in Nashville and we cut 14 tracks in only 2 days. I had worked with most of the guys on my previous projects and it was like a band getting back together. It was natural and most of all fun! Many of the vocals on the album were cut live on the first or second take.