Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert [Expanded]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In the days of album expansion, it's not unusual for a record company to reissue an old album with a bonus track or two. This reconstruction of the January 13, 1973, comeback concert by Eric Clapton is something else again, however. The original six-track LP ran less than 27 minutes; the new 14-track expansion runs almost 74 minutes. The eight additions -- "Layla," "Blues Power," "Bottle of Red Wine," "Bell Bottom Blues," "Tell the Truth," "Key to the Highway," "Let It Rain," and "Crossroads" -- make the disc an effective recapitulation of Clapton's career over the previous seven years, including his solo work and his appearances with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In the days of album expansion, it's not unusual for a record company to reissue an old album with a bonus track or two. This reconstruction of the January 13, 1973, comeback concert by Eric Clapton is something else again, however. The original six-track LP ran less than 27 minutes; the new 14-track expansion runs almost 74 minutes. The eight additions -- "Layla," "Blues Power," "Bottle of Red Wine," "Bell Bottom Blues," "Tell the Truth," "Key to the Highway," "Let It Rain," and "Crossroads" -- make the disc an effective recapitulation of Clapton's career over the previous seven years, including his solo work and his appearances with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, and Derek and the Dominos. Despite the addiction that had kept him largely homebound for almost two years, Clapton played well, though the all-star backup band was as ragged as it was spirited. The loose feel of the evening was brought out in the stage announcements, many by Pete Townshend, who even mentioned a social disease just before introducing "Presence of the Lord." This still isn't a great Clapton show, but it has been transformed from a historical curiosity to a historical document.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/25/1995
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 731452747228
  • Catalog Number: 527472
  • Sales rank: 159

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Layla (6:25)
  2. 2 Badge (3:18)
  3. 3 Blues Power (6:03)
  4. 4 Roll It Over (4:38)
  5. 5 Little Wing (4:36)
  6. 6 Bottle of Red Wine (3:51)
  7. 7 After Midnight (4:25)
  8. 8 Bell Bottom Blues (6:25)
  9. 9 Presence Of The Lord (5:18)
  10. 10 Tell the Truth (6:04)
  11. 11 Pearly Queen (4:55)
  12. 12 Key To The Highway (5:46)
  13. 13 Let It Rain (7:46)
  14. 14 Crossroads (4:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Clapton Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Jim Capaldi Drums
Pete Townshend Guitar, Vocals
Steve Winwood Keyboards, Vocals
Ron Wood Guitar, Vocals
Rick Grech Bass
Rebop Kwaku Baah Percussion
Jim Karstein Drums
Rebop Percussion
Technical Credits
Bonnie Bramlett Composer
Jon Astley Producer, Remixing, Mastering
Delaney Bramlett Composer
Jim Gordon Composer
Eric Clapton Composer
Glyn Johns Engineer
Bill Levenson Executive Producer
Andy MacPherson Producer, Remixing
Bobby Pridden Audio Production, Original Album Producer
Ray Coleman Liner Notes
George McManus Executive Producer
Chris Griffin Executive Producer
Tim Young Mastering
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  • Posted June 16, 2011

    New Favorite

    I didn't like enough of this album to buy it almost 40 years ago, but now with the add songs, its become a new favorite. Many of the new songs are excetional and should have been on the album when first released.
    greenmagma

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Concert finally set free

    The original LP version was total frustration, but this more than doubled CD version finally lets us share the experience of this historic concert. Now we can hear for ourselves that this is not only an historic concert but a damn good concert as well. Legends of Rock came from everywhere to be a part of Clapton's return to the stage. For those who only knew the old LP, give this CD a try, you won't be disappointed. For those who are unfamiliar with this concert, you are in for a treat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Back To The Light.

    Coming out of his self imposed exile, Mr. Clapton came out with a vengence in this live performance. This is a great return for him because if he had not agreed to this concert in 1973 there would have been a void that would have been impossible to fill. The band borrows heavily from the Layla Sessions, which I feel was a very emotional recording for Mr. Clapton.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    music is good

    i think eric clapton is one of the finest guitarists around

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Much better than Unplugged

    This is perhaps one of the best blues-rock compilations ever assembled, but as a live album it's only mediochre. Most of the tracks are wonderfully performed, notably ''Roll it Over'' and ''Tell the Truth''. However, some songs here, like ''Key to the Highway'' and ''Crossroads'' have been done so many times by Clapton that they do not deserve another appearance on a live album. Some tracks are essential because they have more punch than the originals (''Let it Rain'', ''Badge'') but ''Layla'' is a bit weak, although it is the only electric version of the song available anywhere. Overall, the album isn't bad, it just isn't essential to the casual fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Eric Clapton is A God!

    Have 12 of Claptons CD's Love every one August is great ever get a chance to see him live don't pass it up! He puts heart soul in everything he does not many NEW artist know how!

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    Posted March 12, 2011

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