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Eric Clapton - After Midnight Live

3.6 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

NTSC/Region 0. Excellent 1988 concert filmed at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Features the Guitar God backed by Mark Knopfler, Nathan East, Steve Ferrone, Alan Clark and Jody Linscott. Contains 14 tracks that span his entire career including classic nuggets from Cream, Derek & The Dominos and his successful solo career. Features 'I Shot The Sheriff', 'White Room', 'Sunshine Of Your Love', 'Badge', 'Crossroads' and more. There is also a two CD audio version of this concert available separately. Immortal. 2006.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Eric Clapton
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Import, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Immortal
  • DVD Release Date: January 6, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GDH9QO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #218,244 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

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This is pretty good, although there is some tape hiss in the audio, it is clearly mastered from a VHS tape. Kind of unfortunate, but nonetheless, this is the only official release of Clapton with Knopfler, and for that reason alone it is essential. Lots of sweet guitar solos by both Clapton and Knopfler. Knopfler blows E.C. away on "Badge" and does some great acoustic solos behind Nathan East on the blind faith tune. Alan Clark plays a killer synth solo on Cocaine, and plays the piano part of Layla perfectly.

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.
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...but when I saw who was in the band for this show, I said to myself "sold" and haven't regretted it for a minute.

Mark Knopfler.

'Nuff said.

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!
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Here is Eric Clapton performing his hits and displaying his flat pick, string bending guitar technique. He is assisted by Mark Knopfler displaying his thumb and two finger, Chet Atkins inspired guitar technique. Everybody in the band seems to enjoy themselves immensely. A wonderful concert. Wish I had been there.
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It was an excellent performance for this September night at Mt. View's Shoreline Pavilion in 1988. The tour had been in England 3 months earlier with a memorable RAH performance for Prince's Trust and the poignant Mandella's 70th birthday benefit at Wembley. The "Journeyman" album would be released in six months time after this show.

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.
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I bought this dvd not because i am a fan of Clapton but as a fan of the guitar style of Mark Knopfler. Clapton plays his heart out but it is his singing that really stands out. His guitar solos become tedious as the concert progresses in contrast to Knopfler's variety of sounds and styles. Knopfler's solo in Badge simply blows Clapton away and is easily the highlight for me. I came away impressed however with Clapton's vocals and energy so overall a great dvd to watch for both Clapton and Knopfler fans
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This has to be one of the worst sounding DVD concerts ever. The visuals and audio are terrible even for a 1988 concert.

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.
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