Eric Clapton - Unplugged
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Ever since this disc was recorded not too long after the death of his son, Clapton has done some work that is "uneven" as the critics would say. It's like the Monty Python Contractual Obligation Album - I did it because I had to. He cranks out a lot of albums so it's natural - given that volume - that some will not be stellar quality.
Not the case here. In these songs, you see Clapton's heart laid bare. There's "Tears in Heaven" - the song dedicated to his son who was killed in a tragic fall from a terrace in a high rise apartment building, an acoustic version of "Layla" that will surprise you with its appeal given the difference from the famous one you're already familiar with, there are several Robert Johnson tunes - from Clapton's idol and major influence, and some other songs that all just blend together like threads in a colorful fabric. Nothing seems out of place: the choice of songs, their sequence, the backup musicians... This overall character gives this DVD a certain listenable quality that makes you drag it out and throw it in fairly often. I can't seem to tire of it.
At the time it came out, I was designing and selling high end Home Theatre and Music systems, and after hearing and seeing this disc at a Custom Electronic Design And Installation (CEDIA) convention, I picked up a copy to use in demonstrations for my clients.Read more ›
The band is doing really good in this video; Clapton's acoustic guitar bluesstyle playing is incredible; Chuck Leavell's keyboards are subtle but quite meaningfull (I place his piano solos here among my favorite one's); Nathan East is always perfect; Ray Cooper and Ferrone on Perc/Drums do it fine and precisely and Andy F. Low is the 2nd guitar player on Clapton's bands I enjoy the most (like him better than Doyle Bramhall II, but not as much as Derek Trucks in the current EC Tour).
Acoustic versions by Eric Clapton: can anything be better than this for a quiet, rainy day with the one you love?
For all you non-picking Clapton fans, this performance is not to be missed. And if you have good audio for your DVD playback, or surround sound, you will be amazed at the quality, and feel as if Eric in the room with you. I could have used a few more stars!
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This is a great performance by Eric and a great buy on DVD. I would say that this is a must have for anyone who is an Eric Clapton fan and really enjoys live acoustic guitar... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nicholson, kevin
A great DVD! I only wish it was in blu ray. I bought the CD years ago, but this is better because you can see him!Published 9 months ago by charles m
I just wish they would release this on Blu Ray. Amazing artist in a great show. If you are a fan of Clapton, the blues or just good live music, you will enjoy thisPublished 15 months ago by Randy R
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