Eric Clapton - After Midnight Live
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Pick this one up, but don't have high expecatations. I didn't...and I was pleasantly surprised. This is not the best quality, but it is still a good performance and a great release.
An odd thing about this concert, is Eric had his drummer off to the side, so Ferrone doesn't come into view much unless it's a close up on him.
I think this dvd benefits from lower end sound systems. If you try to watch it on great equipment, you'll probably be disappointed.
And Alan Clark on keys, Steve Ferrone on drums, as well as EC stalwart Nathan East on bass and occasional lead vocals.
With Jody Lynn-Scott on percussion and two gals singing backup whose names escape me.
And ya know what? It works beautifully and makes for a very enjoyable all-but two hours.
It's certainly a different approach to the Clapton catalogue of overplayed, Top 40 pap.
You may be sick to death of WONDERFUL TONIGHT, but the version on here is simply......wonderful.
The quality is very good, hence the four stars instead of five...had this been up to today's recording standards (it was recorded in 1988), it would be a no-brainer.
As it is, it's a must for anyone who would even marginally appreciate seeing (and hearing) the genius of Mark Knopfler in concert with the steadyness of Slowhand.
Surprise your friends!
Thank you SO MUCH for making this program available! That said, the audio/video quality of this disc is only "fair" and from a VHS master no doubt, but so what? Sure it would have been nice if this had been remastered to 5.1 surround sound, but the performance comes first! This is no shoddy "bootleg." Knopfler and Clapton are great together.
Eric is my guy when it comes to guitar. He has been my biggest influence and the fault does not fall on him but to the audio production staff that made a suppose to be 5.1 sound into the worst possible mix ever. It throws everything into the center channel with a very bland sound.
I really dont know how they got it so bad.
It was exciting to see Mark Knopfler walk on the stage but lets face it, Blues are just not Mark's style. Knopfler is one of the most talented writers and guitarist of the last several decades. Dire Straits, "Alchemy Live" was a classic concert experience even on VHS in 2 channel stereo. But, his stlye doesnt quite work here and his expressions seem to show it especially on the more blues style songs.
Eric was having fun and really shined on most of the songs but the sound...oh man, the sound was bad. It has an omni-dimensional in a reverberated small hard room sound.
I bought it for historical reference as I would anything Clapton releases. He's been to much of an influence not to.
If there ever was a DVD in need of a remastered sound this is it.
I support anyone buying this but would understand also anyone skipping it if not a huge Clapton fan.
For the price it's not a bad deal and would be worth it just to see how bad a DVD can sound when the care and respect is of no concern.
If anyone doubts this review and has a good quality 5.1 channel setup, buy it and report back with a review.
I really feel for Eric, having this out there for the public.Read more ›
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Clapton is God, there is no doubt about this. I can't imagine in a million years he would authorize this! My feeling is he hasn't. Other than a decent line up of songs... Read morePublished on December 3, 2007 by Damond E. Horner
This DVD is the video and audio line from the Shoreline Ampitheater in 1988. I think it is a bootleg. However, I would rate it very good for picture and sound. Read morePublished on November 8, 2007 by Jimmy B
This is a VHS to DVD transfer of an old, unauthorized house recording. While it is a good performance, the quality of the recording is flawed; likely, the VHS tape used was... Read morePublished on March 11, 2007 by MrBadExample
Huge Eric Clapton fan ,saw him in Melbourne - brilliant, but the sound on this dvd is poor, better off saving your moneyPublished on February 16, 2007 by Dale F. Burgess