Eric Clapton Features Jeff Beck In New Video “Moon River”
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Eric Clapton has recently unveiled a new song titled “Moon River,” featuring the late Jeff Beck. The track was recorded shortly before Beck’s passing in January. While the digital release of “Moon River” is now available, fans can look forward to its vinyl release on July 14, accompanied by a double A-side titled “How Could We Know.” Interested listeners can already pre-order the vinyl.
Originally sung by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, “Moon River” won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and became a career revitalizer for lyricist Johnny Mercer, with music composed by Henry Mancini. The song has been covered by various artists over the years, including Rod Stewart and R.E.M., and has appeared in films such as Born on the Fourth of July and Fletch.
The musical collaboration between Clapton and Beck traces back to 1965 when Beck joined the Yardbirds as Clapton’s replacement. Clapton recognized Beck’s exceptional talent from the start, acknowledging that he was a worthy successor.
In tribute to Jeff Beck, Clapton will lead two memorial concerts on May 22-23 at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The star-studded events will feature guest appearances from renowned musicians such as Ronnie Wood, Joe Perry, Rod Stewart, Billy Gibbons, Derek Trucks, Gary Clark Jr., Imelda May, Johnny Depp, and many others.
Check out the video below.