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#427669 - 12/16/17 05:24 PM Eric Clapton concert Blu-ray
Strider53 Offline
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I’m wondering if there are any Clapton fans here who would care to recommend
a Clapton concert Blu-ray for me? Looking to give this as a Christmas gift for a family
member. I’m not familiar at all with his many live shows that I’ve seen available.
Thanks in advance
Jeff

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#427673 - 12/16/17 09:33 PM Re: Eric Clapton concert Blu-ray [Re: Strider53]
Mojo Offline
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Unplugged

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#427680 - 12/16/17 11:25 PM Re: Eric Clapton concert Blu-ray [Re: Strider53]
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I'm a huge EC fan & have most of his DVD/Blu Ray concerts. Any of his offerings after the mid 90s are recorded to the highest standard. Older concerts were a victim of the technology of the day & don't sound as good as the later stuff.

'Unplugged' is great if you like acoustic. I prefer electric blues & highly recommend the following:

Live in Hyde Park - Still one of my favs. Although a bit aged now, it was the concert that started a world tour that I saw in Vancouver (the final show of the tour). Great blues content & sound.

Live On Tour 2001 - One more Car One more Rider - done in LA.

EC & Steve Winwood - Live in Madison Square Garden. Eric plays 'Voodoo Chile' for the first time - wonderful.

EC - Planes, Trains & Eric - mid & far east tour 2014.

EC Slowhand at 70 - Live at the Royal Albert Hall - 1 Blu Ray plus 2 CDs boxed set. Excellent.

Eric has a bad back now & his touring days may be numbered.

I suggest Blu Ray if you can get it. I play all of these in surround on my HT system - wonderful to my ears.

Hope this helps...

TAM

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#427683 - 12/16/17 11:39 PM Re: Eric Clapton concert Blu-ray [Re: Strider53]
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If you had to pick only one TAM based on SQ alone, which would it be?

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#427684 - 12/17/17 12:10 AM Re: Eric Clapton concert Blu-ray [Re: Strider53]
exlabdriver Offline
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EC & Steve Winwood - Live in Madison Square Garden

or

EC Slowhand at 70 - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

TAM

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#427685 - 12/17/17 12:14 AM Re: Eric Clapton concert Blu-ray [Re: Strider53]
Mojo Offline
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They are similarly good?

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#427686 - 12/17/17 12:36 AM Re: Eric Clapton concert Blu-ray [Re: Strider53]
exlabdriver Offline
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Well, they are a bit different in that Slowhand is all Clapton whereas he teams up with Winwood for the NY Concert. So there is a mixture of material from both artists. Winwood is known for his keyboard prowess; however, I didn't know that he plays a pretty mean Fender as well.

Both are outstanding. Hell - buy both...

TAM


Edited by exlabdriver (12/17/17 12:36 AM)

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#427688 - 12/17/17 02:21 AM Re: Eric Clapton concert Blu-ray [Re: Strider53]
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I'm gonna buy both. I have an Ibanez. I'll play along with them.

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#427709 - 12/18/17 09:02 AM Re: Eric Clapton concert Blu-ray [Re: Mojo]
Strider53 Offline
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Thanks for your thoughts ELD, I think I will check out both of those as well.
The Madison Square Garden and Royal Albert Hall concerts.
Happy Holidays
Jeff

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#427719 - 12/18/17 01:57 PM Re: Eric Clapton concert Blu-ray [Re: Strider53]
exlabdriver Offline
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If you like blues, both electric & acoustic, another excellent EC album (DVD) is 'Sessions for Robert J'.

Although it is not a 'concert', it is a wonderful up close look at Eric & his fellow musicians paying homage to the works of one of the most famous original bluesmen - Robert Johnson.

Outstanding audio/video quality in this recording...

TAM

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