Thursday, 3 March 2016
Eric Clapton: The Live Album Collection - box set of early live shows
THE LIVE ALBUM COLLECTION
Eric Clapton needs little by way of an introduction, a solo artist in his own right as well as a member of the Yardbirds, Cream and Derek & The Dominos. Eric Clapton is the only three time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. He has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time and has been the recipient of 17 Grammy Awards, 1 Brit Award and 1 Bafta.
This live album collection brings together all of Eric Clapton’s live albums from his Polydor/RSO label recorded period between 1970 – 1980. Each LP reissue is housed together in a full colour rigid slipcase.
1.Derek & The Dominos – Derek & The Dominos In Concert
-Live double album, recorded in 1970, released in October 1973.
-Recorded at the Fillmore East in New York.
-Features – ‘Why does Love Got To Be So Sad’, ‘Let It Rain’ and ‘Bottle Of Red Wine amongst others.
2.Eric Clapton’ Rainbow Concert
-Recorded at London’s Rainbow Theatre in January 1973
-All star line up includes Pete Townshend, Steve Winwood, Ronnie Wood and Jim Capaldi.
-First live performance where Eric used his famous Stratocaster guitar “Blackie”.
-Features – ‘Badge’, ‘Presence Of The Lord’ and ‘Pearly Queen’ amongst others.
3.Eric Clapton – E.C. Was Here
-Recorded in 1974 & 1975 at the Long Beach Arena, California, London’s Hammersmith Odeon and the Providence Civic Centre, Rhode Island.
-Peaked #14 in the UK chart and #20 in the US Billboard chart.
-Features – ‘Have You Ever Loved A Woman’ and ‘Drifting Blues’ amongst others.
4.Eric Clapton – Just One Night
-Recorded at the Budokan Theatre, Tokyo, Japan.
-Certified gold, the album reached #2 in the US and #3 in the UK.
-Features – ‘Cocaine’, ‘Rambling On My Mind’ and ‘Wonderful Tonight’ amongst many others.