Unplugged: Expanded and Remastered 2CD/DVD

Eric Clapton

Unplugged: Expanded and Remastered 2CD/DVD
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Unplugged: Expanded and Remastered 2CD/DVD

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton was already an acknowledged master of the electric guitar in January 1992 when he traded his signature Stratocaster for an acoustic Martin to record Unplugged. The live album captured the legendary guitarist, backed by a small band, performing acoustic versions of his own songs and several blues standards. Released later that same year, the album was an unqualified blockbuster.

Reprise Records celebrates Clapton’s electrifying acoustic performances with a new 2-CD/DVD collection that includes a remastered version of the original album along with six unreleased outtakes on two CDs. The DVD features a newly restored version of the concert, as well as more than an hour of previously unseen footage from the rehearsal. UNPLUGGED: EXPANDED AND REMASTERED.

For the original album’s 14 performances, Clapton reinterpreted songs from his rich catalogue, including Layla - completely reimagined as a shuffle - from his time with Derek and the Dominos, Running On Faith and Old Love from 1989’s Journeyman, and the hit single Tears In Heaven, a song he wrote after the passing of his young son Conor the previous year. Much of the album showcases blues songs Clapton grew up listening to, like Bo Diddley’s Before You Accuse Me, Big Bill Broonzy’s Hey Hey, Leadbelly’s Alberta and Robert Johnson’s Malted Milk.

The second disc of UNPLUGGED: EXPANDED AND REMASTERED includes several songs not on the original album, such as a cover of Big Maceo Merriweather’s Worried Life Blues, an alternate take of Walkin' Blues and early versions of Circus and My Father’s Eyes - songs that would surface six years later on Clapton’s album Pilgrim.

The DVD included in this collection contains a newly restored version of the original broadcast, which aired August 25, 1992 on MTV. For the first time ever, fans will also have the opportunity to see more than an hour of unreleased footage recorded during the pre-show rehearsal. Filmed from multiple camera angles, it features an intimate look at Clapton and the band working on arrangements and running through 14 songs, including Circus and My Father’s Eyes, which were not featured in the final broadcast.

Track Listing


CD 1
Signe
Before You Accuse Me
Hey Hey
Tears In Heaven
Lonely Stranger
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
Layla
Running On Faith
Walkin' Blues
Alberta
San Francisco Bay Blues
Malted Milk
Old Love
Rollin' & Tumblin'


CD 2 - Outtakes & Alternates (All Tracks Previously Unreleased)
Circus
My Father’s Eyes (Take 1)
Running On Faith (Take 1)
Walkin' Blues (Take 1)
My Father’s Eyes (Take 2)
Worried Life Blues


DVD Rehearsal Track List
Signe
Before You Accuse Me
Hey Hey
Tears In Heaven
Circus
Lonely Stranger
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
Layla
My Father’s Eyes
Running On Faith
Walkin' Blues
Alberta
San Francisco Bay Blues
Malted Milk

 

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