Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert [Expanded]

Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert [Expanded]

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by Eric Clapton
     
 

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,"… See more details below

Overview

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 This still isn't a great Clapton show, but it has been transformed from a historical curiosity to a historical document.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:
07/25/1995
Label:
Polydor / Umgd
UPC:
0731452747228
catalogNumber:
527472
Rank:
3444

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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
Ronnie Wood   Guitar,Vocals
Rick Grech   Bass
Rebop Kwaku Baah   Percussion
Jim Karstein   Drums
Rebop   Percussion

Technical Credits

Bonnie Bramlett   Composer
Jon Astley   Producer,Remixing
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

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