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Verified Purchase. One person found this helpful. Finally have the entire show on the disc but what was really eye opening was the new mix. All the players now can be heard in greater clarity with all of the muddiness of the original release gone.
Worth the purchase! In January ofEric Clapton would made his live comeback following his brief year-long absence and rescued from drug addiction from Pete Townsend of The Who after he was appalled of his drug habit, even though we have Townsend himself to be thankful for rescuing Clapton from the drug Album), as this also led to Clapton's get well performance.
Presented and put together by several friends that consists of the band members of The Who and Traffic, Clapton would be given the all-star concert help he needed as the concert at London's Rainbow Theatre became the instant success and a goodwill ode for music camaraderie that is well-captured on Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert. Beginning with the live opening take of Layla, the live track set proceed with other Clapton classics like Badge, Blues Power, the exhilarating Roll It Over and Key To The Highway, After Midnight and Tell The Truth, while Townsend who mentioned a social disease before introducing Badge - Eric Clapton - Eric Claptons Rainbow Concert (CD onstage gracefully performs with Clapton on Presence Of The Lord, which help make this reconstruction of the comeback concert something else.
Digitally-remastered in its own compete format and clocking in at 74 minutes, we will enjoy this Rainbow Concert session greater than ever where it turns from a historic curiosity to a historical document of his comeback. The reconstruction of the January 13, comeback concert by Eric Clapton was quite something else for Polydor Records during the second time around, where the original album ran for a measly 27 minutes and finally restored to 74 minutes which made it an even better classic hit.
However, following this live comeback fromClapton had emerged more powerful than ever for the rest of his mighty career while he has remained just as phenomenal as ever since his comeback performance at the Rainbow Theatre.
My name isn't Bill, but let's get to the point here: this was essentially an intervention by Pete Townsend and Steve Winwood to get Clapton out of his house and into a work detail at which he could succeed, instead of taking junk all the live long day.
It didn't pay off immediately for Clapton, but who knows, maybe it was an important push at the time. What is kind of ironic is that the lineup is an all star 12 step candidates list, some of whom have been successful, others not. But they did turn in an awfully impressive show s. I never knew that there were two nights until I read Clap's book. The comments made about the editing are a little beside the point for most of us. Were you around when this first was released on vinyl, you were likely very non-plussed.
That is the effect of the limitations of the LP format and the shortsightedness of Clapton's management, because it is clearly evident that the very good comraderie on display added to an enhanced evening.
While tempos are at times different than what you might expect, there are no Album) ways about it that this collection of luminaries checked egos at the door and got in the pocket and stayed there.
This is a rootsier and bluesier version of most of these songs than Clapton delivered elsewhere and the strengths are shared 'round. The good humour of the between song patter demythologizes all of them and makes the music much more effective and immediate. I would agree that it is high time for Clapton to get hold of the rights to this show and deliver a special edition, legacy edition, whatever it's called that features both nights.
On what's on here, the quality of the performance, for all the addictions and demons being confronted, is among Clapton's best. God Bless Pete Townsend. I had this on Vinyl and loved it growing up as a budding guitarist. Now that it contains the whole concert and remastered, its awesome. The original record was very muddy sounding. This sounds fantastic! The only way for people to appreciate an artist is to listen to music in the past.
Thank God we have Amazon. Being born inI like to know how the world was then and how artist became so prolific in our culture. America has so much history in music we should have it taught in our schools. Sound quality very poor to call this "Remastered". From a time when Eric Clapton was completely at the bottom of his life with drugs, alcohol, and with great sadness that Pattie Boyd gave him her NO!
His friend Pete Townshend gave him a little of the good life back. Many of the tracks are from "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" and recorded live with high quality.
Pattie Boyd was also at the concert and all the songs were for her. If you are happy to hear Eric Clapton is this CD a "must-have". The soul gets deep See all reviews. Top reviews from other Badge - Eric Clapton - Eric Claptons Rainbow Concert (CD. All the emotion I had felt for him when he disappeared from my life welled up in me. When you know this, listening to the concert pushes it to an intense and precarious level - as it was for the participants and most of the audience.
You can feel the apprehension, a collective hesitancy half a second before Layla rang out. Eric had to do it. Play Layla. Play Layla, first. After all Layla his Layla was there watching and this was his desperate scream for her to be with him. He was literally insane about Pattie and this was a single chance to show his desperate need for her.
I cannot out add much to the other fine reviews of this concert and CD, suffice to say the original LP of the concert was a teenage staple of mine. It was okay but only ok and suffered in being a single album of a full length concert. The music oddly disjointed and out of context - without the reality which makes concerts so electric.
The quantum leap was to release it all on CD. Without emotion and on a pure listening level, this CD is to be recommended not least for its incredibly alive concert feel. You could be there - delicious in its lack of studio overdubs and with none of the Live and Dangerous polish which set future standards for deadening concert recordings.
If you like this type of music, or drama, buy it. The sound quality is a mixed bag, in particular the bass is weak having little definition. Sounds float in and out. The lead and rhythm guitars together with the vocals are excellent.
The sound does seem to settle down by the 3rd or 4th track but you are left wondering what happened at the sound check. A recording of its age and time. These reviews are about the quality or not of the recorded sound. To read about how the reviews are done please see my profile. Indeed such processing can make the sound worse.
Modern recordings which have been processed digitally from start to finish can be as good as vinyl. This is not the case, it is the original recording or the process which is to blame. Ignore this at your cost. Report abuse. Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert s Even as an amalgamation of the two shows and at nearly 74 minsthe CD isn't quite 'complete'. Although there were no studio overdubs, there are edits to some tracks. This album is great.
Certainly the general consensus seemed to be "It's not an essential Clapton purchase. This is a group effot, an ensemble piece. I must admit, I was slightly nervous as I expected rough vocals and average playing on Clapton's part, yet this is simply not the case.
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