This sections contains compilations or boxed sets that comprise tracks or shows from different eras. Those boxed sets that contain only shows from a single era are listed in the appropriate file.
I have not listed the sound quality for each track, or for each volume. Most of the tracks are sb5 or sb6; however, those that are audience recordings are of a quality equal to or better than any of the other versions of the same performance on another CD.
Lineups and cross-references are too numerous to list. "Anthology Vol. 1" - MUM - MUCD 002 15 tracks on 1 CD. Total Time: 73:08 1. Layla Derek & The Dominos / 1970 studio outtake 2. Well Alright Blind Faith / 1969 Hyde Park debut concert [at the correct speed] 3. Sea of Joy Blind Faith / 1969 Hyde Park debut concert [at the correct speed] 4. Told You For The Last Time 1970 alternate mix from first solo album [Delaney Mix] 5. Let It Rain 1970 alternate mix from first solo album [Delaney Mix] 6. Lonesome And A Long Way From Home 1970 alternate mix from first solo album [Delaney Mix] 7. Got To Get Better In A Little While Derek & The Dominos / 1970 Johnny Cash Show 8. Match Box Derek & The Dominos / 1970 Johnny Cash Show 9. Blues Power Derek & The Dominos / 1970 Johnny Cash Show 10. Wah Wah (instrumental) with G. Harrison / 1970 outtake from "All Things Must Pass" 11. Sunshine Of Your Love Cream / 15/01/67 at Ricky Tick Club 12. Lawdy Mama Cream / 15/01/67 at Ricky Tick Club 13. Sweet Wine Cream / 15/01/67 at Ricky Tick Club 14. It's My Life Baby with B. Guy and Jr. Wells / 29/04/70 at L'Olympia, Paris 15. Louise Yardbirds / 1964 UK TV "Anthology Vol. 2" - MUM - MUCD 003 17 tracks on 1 CD. Total Time: 74:34 1. Little Wing Derek & The Dominos / 1970 outtake from Live at the Fillmore 2. Cold Turkey Plastic Ono Band / alternate version 3. Slunky 1970 alternate mix from first solo album [Delaney Mix] 4. Bad Boy 1970 alternate mix from first solo album [Delaney Mix] 5. Lonesome And A Long Way From Home 1970 alternate mix from first solo album [Delaney Mix] 6. Blues Power 1970 alternate mix from first solo album [Delaney Mix] 7. Bottle Of Red Wine 1970 alternate mix from first solo album [Delaney Mix] 8. Lovin' You Lovin' Me 1970 alternate mix from first solo album [Delaney Mix] 9. Don't Know Why 1970 alternate mix from first solo album [Delaney Mix] 10. Don't Know Why (different arranged) [good English :-)] 1970 alternate mix from first solo album [Delaney Mix] 11. Easy Now 1970 alternate mix from first solo album [Delaney Mix] 12. Art Of Dying with G. Harrison / 1970 outtake from "All Things Must Pass" 13. Sleeping In The Ground Blind Faith / 1969 Hyde Park debut concert [at the correct speed] 14. Under My Thumb Blind Faith / 1969 Hyde Park debut concert [at the correct speed] 15. Crossroads Cream / 1968 live outtake from "Goodbye" 16. Sunshine Of Your Love Cream / 1968 live outtake from "Goodbye" 17. Brown Sugar - playing slide guitar with Rolling Stones / 14/12/70 on K. Richard's birthday "Anthology Vol. 3" - MUM - MUCD 011 16 tracks on 1 CD. Total Time: 73:50 1. Lawdy Mama Cream / 08-19/05/67 Atlantic Studio N.Y. 2. I Feel Free Cream / 1966 outtake from "Fresh Cream" 3. Sweet Wine (featuring feedback solo) Cream / 1966 outtake from "Fresh Cream" 4. Beauty Queen (instrumental version) Cream / 1966 outtake from "Fresh Cream" 5. You Make Me Feel Cream / 1966 outtake from "Fresh Cream" 6. Can't Find My Way Home (electric version) Blind Faith / 1969 7. Nobody Loves You When You're Down And Out Derek & The Dominos / Alternate mix with false start 8. Tell The Truth Derek & The Dominos / 23 or 24/10/70 at Fillmore East 9. Crossroads Cream / Oakland 04/10/68 10. Sunshine Of Your Love Cream / Oakland 04/10/68 11. I'm So Glad Cream / Oakland 04/10/68 12. Rollin' And Tumblin' Cream / 15/01/67 at Ricky Tick Club 13. Spoonful Cream / 15/01/67 at Ricky Tick Club 14. White Room Cream / 18 or 19/10/68 in L.A. 15. Yer Blues Dirty Mac (EC, J.Lennon, K.Richards, M.Michell) / 1968 Rock & Roll Circus 16 .Got My Mojo Working Yardbirds / 28/02/64 in Birmingham, England "Anthology Vol. 4" - MUM - MUCD 017 14 tracks on 1 CD. Total Time: 73:57 1. Strange Brew Cream / 30/05/67 BBC sessions 2. Tales Of Brave Ulysses Cream / 30/05/67 BBC sessions 3. Outside Woman Blues Cream / 24/10/67 BBC sessions 4. Clapton Interview 24/10/67 BBC radio 5. Born Under A Bad Sign Cream / 24/10/67 BBC sessions 6. Cat's Squirrel Cream / 1966 outtake from "Fresh Cream" 7. Hey Joe Blind Faith / 1969 take 2 at The Morgan Studio, London 8. Well Alright Blind Faith / 1969 at The Morgan Studio, London 9. Derek's Boogie Derek & The Dominos / 20/11/70 at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica 10. Blues Power Derek & The Dominos / 20/11/70 at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica 11. Stormy Monday Derek & The Dominos / 20/11/70 at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica 12. Don't Know Why with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends with G. Harrison / 12/70 in Copenhagen 13. White Room Cream / 04/10/68 rough mix from "Live Cream Vol. 2" 14. Spoonful Cream / 04/10/68 unreleased live take from "Live Cream Vol. 2" "Anthology Vol. 5" - MUM - MUCD 025 16 tracks on 1 CD. Total Time: 72:07 1. Clapton Interview - I Feel Free Cream BBC Session Jan. 10, 1967 2. N.S.U. Cream BBC Session Jan. 10, 1967 3. From Four Until Late Cream BBC Session Jan. 10, 1967 4. Sweet Wine Cream BBC Session Nov. 8 1966 5. Clapton Interview - Wrapping Paper Cream BBC Session Nov. 8 1966 6. Lawdy Mama Cream BBC Session Dec. 9 , 1966 7. Traintime Cream BBC Session Dec. 9 , 1966 8. Politician Cream/Live in LA Oct 18,19, 1968/"Goodbye Cream" Rough Mix 9. I'm So Glad Cream/Live in LA Oct 18,19, 1968/"Goodbye Cream" Rough Mix 10. Sittin' On Top Of the World Cream/Live in LA Oct 18,19, 1968/"Goodbye Cream" Rough Mix 11. Poor Elijah D&B w/ George Harrison/ Copenhagen Dec. 1969 12. Where There's a Will, There's a Way D&B w/ George Harrison/ Copenhagen Dec. 1969 13. My Baby Specializes D&B w/ George Harrison/ Copenhagen Dec. 1969 14. I Don't Want To Discuss It D&B w/ George Harrison/ Copenhagen Dec. 1969 15. Deserted Cities of the Heart Cream/ Oakland Oct. 4 1968/"Live Cream Vol. 2" Rough Mix 16. Politician Cream/ Oakland Oct. 4 1968/"Live Cream Vol. 2" Rough Mix "Anthology Vol. 6" - MUM - MUCD 026 15 tracks on 1 CD. Total Time: 73:22 1. After Midnight 1st solo album, alternate mix 1970 2. Steppin' Out Cream BBC Session Jan. 9 1968 3. Politician Cream BBC Session Jan. 9 1968 4. Sittin' On Top of The World Cream/Ricky Tick club UK Jan 15 1968 5. Feel So Bad Martha Velez 1970 6. Instrumental Jam 1 Blind Faith/The Morgan Studio, London 1969 7. Instrumental Jam 2 Blind Faith/The Morgan Studio, London 1969Blind Faith/The Morgan Studio, London 1969 8. Instrumental Jam 3 Blind Faith/The Morgan Studio, London 1969 9. African Jam Blind Faith/The Morgan Studio, London 1969, G Baker vocals 10. Hey Joe Blind Faith/The Morgan Studio, London 1969 11. Well Alright (Take 1) Blind Faith/The Morgan Studio, London 1969 12. Passing the Time - Scatafaragus Cream/ Oakland Oct. 4 1968 13. Match Box (Take 1) D&D w/ J. Cash, C. Perkins/ Johnny Cash Show Nov. 5, 1970 14. Match Box (Take 2) D&D w/ J. Cash, C. Perkins/ Johnny Cash Show Nov. 5, 1970 15. Tell The Truth D&D/ Santa Monica Civic Aud. Nov. 20, 1970
"Derek & Hari Meet Michael Ellis" - TenDollar - TDR-070 - varied
18 Tracks on 1 CD. Total Time: 74:05
Tracks 1-7: Live with Delaney & Bonnie & George Harrison Falkoner Teatret,Copenhagen on 12/12/69 Track 8: Blind Faith - Electric Version Tracks 9-10, 12: Outtakes Track11: Blind Faith - One sided promo single Track 13: Blind Faith - Live at their first gig in Gothenburg, Sweden Tracks 14-15: Alternate versions from 1970 solo LP Track 16: Derek & the Dominos Alternate Tracks 17-18: Cream - Alternates from acetate lineup too numerous to list Poor Elijah/I Don't Know Why/Where There's A Will, There's A Way/My Baby Specializes/ I Don't Want To Discuss It/That's What My Baby Is For/Coming Home/ Can't Find My Way Home/Exchange & Mart/Spending All My Days/Change of Address/ Sleeping In The Ground/Presence of the Lord/Lonesome and a Long Way From Home/ I Don't Know Why/It's Too Late/Sleepy Time Time/I'm So Glad (ic) Cross-references too numerous to list.
"EC Jewel Box 2" - Home Records - HR-5942-5 - sb6
Full track attributes as follows: 1 - Cream Radio Promo 07-08/1967; 2 - Studio The Powerhouse 03/1966 (from What's Shakin'); 3 - Cream BBC 10/1/1966; 4 - Cream BBC 30/5/1967; 5 - Cream Winterlands SF 7/3/1968 (from After Midnight 12" single); 6 - Cream BBC 24/10/1967; 7 - Blind Faith promo 02-06/1969; 8 - Dominos, Fillmore 23/10/1970 (GP flexi-disc); 9 - Dominos, studio outtake 04-05/1971 (from Crossroads box); 10 - Dominos, studio outtake 08-09/1970 (from The Layla Sessions); 11 - Studio outtake from 1st solo album, 01/1970 (from Crossroads box); 12 - EC Live 1974; 13 - EC Live NEC Birmingham 15/7/1984 (from No Alibis CD single); 14 - Studio outtake from Lethal Weapon 04/1989 (EC vocal!!!); 15 - Studio outtake from Freddie King's Burglar (no EC solo!!!); 16 - Studio from Howlin' Wolf's The London Session (album version); 17 - Studio from Buckwheat Zydeco's Taking It Home (album version) 19 tracks on 1 CD. Total time: 71:28 Falstaff Beer (1)/I Want To Know (2)/I Feel Free (3)/Strange Brew (4)/Sunshine Of Your Love (5)/Outside Woman Blues (6)/Tales Of Brave Ulysses (4)/Born Under A Bad Sign (6)/Change of Address (7)/Little Wing (8)/Evil (9)/Have You Ever Loved A Woman? (10)/After Midnight (11)/I Shot the Sheriff (12)/Cocaine (13)/ Knockin' On Heaven's Door (14)/Sugar Sweet (15)/Rockin' Daddy (16/Why Does Love Got to be so Sad (17) NB: This is a copy of Westwood One, Rarities on Compact Disc Vol. 11, which was broadcast on 4/9/1992 Cross-references are too numberous to list
"Four Faces 1990" - Hoochie Coochie - nun - sound quality listed below
A limited release 8-CD boxed set, claiming 24 bit mastering. All four shows are complete; two of them previously unreleased. (R.B.) CD 1&2 - Four Piece Band - 4 Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 24/01/90. 20 tracks on 2 CDs. Total Time: 73:29/72:39 EC/Nathan East (Bass)/Greg Phillinganes (Keyboards)/Steve Ferrone(Drums)/ *Phil Collins(Percussion) Piano Introduction/Pretending/Running on Faith/Breaking Point/I Shot the Sheriff/ White Room/Can't Find My Way Home/Bad Love/Lay Down Sally/ Before You Accuse Me/Old Love//No Alibis/Tearing Us Apart/Wonderful Tonight/ Cocaine/Remark You Made & Layla/*Knockin' On Heaven's Door/Crossroads/ Sunshine of Your Love A *complete* recording of this show released for the first time; however, this is the poorest quality of all the discs. A high-generation audience recording. (R.B.) See also:"Quartet" - EC IS HERE - EC IS HERE DJCOPY 61/62 - sb6
"7291 RAH" - Off
Beat - XXCD 2 - sb6
"Love" - Snake - Snake 009/10 - sb6
"Layla" - Grapefruit - PAL 018 A - sb6
"London At Night Vol. 1" - Bad Man - BD2 (sic) - sb6
"London At Night Vol. 2" - Bad Man - BD1 (sic) - sb6
"A Blues Evening" - Golden Stars - JVCD 1144 - sb6
"Class Blues Vol. 1" - Beech Marten - CD 010 - sb6
"Class Blues Vol. 2" - Buccaneer - BUC 004 - sb6 "Royal Treatment" - Oedipis - 01990 (Triple LP) - sb6
"Eric Clapton 1990 Part 2" - New Jersey Radio Networks - SC91-25 - sb6
"Bad Love" - lun - nun - qun - there appears to be no entry for this title. Any information??
"Wonderful Night" - Cuttlefish Records - CFR-007/8 - sb6
CD 3&4 - Thirteen Piece Band - 5 Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall on 26/01/90. 19 tracks on 2 CDs. Total Time: 73:56/64:53 EC/Nathan East (Bass)/Greg Phillinganes (Keyboards)/Steve Ferrone(Drums)/ Phil Palmer(Guitar)/Alan Clark(Keyboards)/Ray Cooper(Percussion)/Katie Kissoon(Vocals)/ Tessa Niles(Vocals)/Ronnie Cuber(Horns)/Randy Brecker (Horns)/Louis Marini (Horns)/ Alan Rubin (Horns) Piano Introduction/Pretending/Running on Faith/Breaking Point/I Shot the Sheriff/ White Room/Can't Find My Way Home/Bad Love/Lay Down Sally/ Before You Accuse Me/Old Love//No Alibis/Tearing Us Apart/Wonderful Tonight/ Cocaine/Remark You Made & Layla/Crossroads/Sunshine of Your Love CD 5&6 - Blues Band - sb6 Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall on 05/02/90. 18 tracks on 2 CDs. Total Time: 69:51/61:24 EC/Robert Cray (Guitar)/Buddy Guy (Guitar)/Jamie Oldaker (Drums)/ Robert Cousins (Bass)/Johnnie Johnson (Piano) Key To the Highway/Worried Life Blues/Watch Yourself/ Have You Ever Loved a Woman/Johnnie's Boogie/Standing Around Crying/ Long Distance Call/Going Down Slow/You Belong to Me/Cry For Me/ Howling for My Baby/Same Thing/Money/Five Long Years/ Something on Your Mind/Everything's Gonna Be Alright/ Sweet Home Chicago/My Time After a While/Wee Wee Baby/ CD 7&8 - With Orchestra - sb4(mono) Recorded at Royal Albert Hall on 09/02/90 18 tracks on 2 CDs: Total Time: 74:07/73:46 EC/Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Nathan East (Bass)/Phil Palmer (Guitar)/ Alan Clark (Keyboards)/Greg Phillinganes (Keyboards)/ Ray Cooper (Percussion)/Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kassoon (Vocals)/ The National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michael Kamen. Orchestral Intro/Crossroads/Bell Bottom Blues/Lay Down Sally/ Holy Mother/I Shot the Sheriff/Hard Times/Can't Find My Way Home/ Edge of Darkness/Old Love/Wonderful Tonight//White Room/ Concerto for Electric Guitar Part 1 & Part 2/Remark You Made & Layla/ Sunshine of Your Love
"Further On Up The Crossroads"
- Why Not - STBX027-4CD - Sound Quality varied but mostly sb5
See below for details.
CD1. Total Time : 78:47
1. "I Got My Mojo Working" (5:43) Closing jam session of the first rhythm and blues festival recorded live at Town Hall, Birmingham on February 28,1964 Featuring: Sonny Williamson (Vocals & Harmonica)/ Eric Clapton (Guitar)/Paul Samwell-Smith (Bass)/ Chris Dreja (Guitar)/Jim McCarty (Drums)/ Spencer Davis R&B quartet/Stevie Winwood (Organ)/ Muff Winwood (Bass)/Pete York (Percussion)/ The Liverpool Roadrunners/Long John Baldry (Vocals)/ Rod Steward (Vocals)/Ina Armit (Piano)/ Jeff Bredford (Guitar)/Cliff Barton (Bass)/Billy Law (Drums) 2. "Louise" (2:56) Live recording from the "Go Tell it on the Mountain" TV show of spring 1964 by the Yardbirds The Yardbirds: Keith Relf (vocals) Eric Clapton (guitar) Chris Dreja (guitar) Paul Samuell-Smith (bass) Jim McCarty (drums) 3. "Key To Love" (2:03) A preview of a song later to be recorded for the memorable "Bluesbreakers" LP here performed on March 19,1966 for the "Saturday Club" BBC radio show. John Mayalls' Bluesbreakers: John Mayall (vocals, keyboard) Eric Clapton (guitar) John McVick (bass) Hughie Flint (drums) The following 4 tracks were performed live by Cream at Klook's Cleek, West Hampstead on 15/12/66. EC/Jack Bruce (Bass)/ Ginger Baker (Drums) 4. "Lawdy Mama" (2:51) 5. "Meet Me (In the Bottom)" (4:23) 6. "Crossroads" (3:32) 7. "Stepping Out" (5:01) 8. "Lawdy Mama" (2:01) Alternate take recorded by Cream at Atlantic Studios, New York sometime in May 1967. 9. "Falstaff Beer Commercial" (1:24) Long version (unedited, recorded by Cream at I.B.C. Studios, London sometime in July 1967. 10. "White Room" (4:15) Early take recorded by Cream at Atlantic Studios New York around September 1967. The following 2 tracks were broadcast on 29/10/67 on the BBC's "Top Gear" program. They were recorded on 24/10/67 in the BBC's Aeolian Hall Studio 2. EC/Jack Bruce (Bass)/ Ginger Baker (Drums) 11. "Sunshine of Your Love" (4:11) 12. "Take It Back" (3:10) 13. "Change of Address" (3:20) Very rare promo instrumental single sent by Island records to notify their change of address. Recorded by Blind Faith at Morgan Studios, London in February or March 1969. 14. "Can't Find My Way Home" (5:41) Complete electric version previously only heard on "Up Close" US radio show. Recorded by Blind Faith at Olympic Sound Studios, London in May 1969. 15. "Cold Turkey" (4:57) Previously unreleased alternate take to the one on the Plastic Ono Band single, from an acetate, recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London September 25,1969 and at Trident Studios, London September 28,1969 with Klaus Voorman (bass) Ringo Starr (drums) Yoko Ono (vocals) John Lennon (vocals and guitar) Eric Clapton (guitar) The following two tracks are taken from the German "Beat Club" TV show taped on 26/11/69. Band lineup is EC/Delaney Bramlett (Vocals & Guitar)/ Bonnie Bramlett (Vocals)/Bobby Whitlock (Vocals & Organ)/ Carl Radle (Bass)/Jim Gordon (Drums)/Jim Price (Trumpet)/ Bobby Keys (Saxophone)/Rita Collidge (Vocals)/ Tex Johnson (Percussion) 16. "Poor Elijah" (3:01) 17. "Where There's a Will There's a Way" (4:18) 18. "Key of E Jam" (15:43) Unreleased jam session missing from Derek & The Dominos' "Layla 20th Anniversary" triple CD. Recorded during rehearsals at Criteria Studios, Miami in August and September 1970 by Derek & the Dominos: Eric Clapton (guitar) Duane Allman (guitar) Dicky Betts (guitar) Bobby Whitlock (organ) Gregg Allman (piano) Berry Oakley (bass) Butch Trucks (drums) CD2. Total Time : 78:05 ======================= The first two tracks were performaed at the Rainbow Theatre, London on 13/1/73. No indication is given on whether the tracks are taken from the first or second shows. 1. "Bell Bottom Blues" (5:37) 2. "Key to the Highway" (6:02) Tracks 3 to 12 are all outtakes from the "461 Ocean Boulevard" sessions in Miami during April/May 1974. Band lineup is EC/George Terry (Guitar)/Carl Radle (Bass)/ Jamie Oldaker (Drums)/Dick Sims (Keyboards)/ Albhy Galuten (Keyboard on "Motherless Children") 3. "Dobro Jam 1 (Give Me Strength 1)" (3:34) 4. "Dobro Jam 2 (Give Me Strength 2)" (2:24) 5. "Blues Jam in F Minor" (7:08) 6. "Blues Jam in D Minor" (4:16) 7. "Gypsy (Please Be With Me)" (3:17) 8. "Motherless Children (Jam)" (4:10) 9. "Something you Got (Jam)" (3:48) 10. "Jam in E" (15:07) 11. "Meet Me (In the Bottom) Instrumental Jam" (10:39) 12. "Meet Me (In the Bottom) Vocal" (6:50) 13. "Fool Like You" (5:05) Previously unreleased studio outtake recorded during the "There is One in Every Crowd" session at Dynamic Sound Studios, Jamaica in September 1974 CD3. Total Time : 78:06 ======================= 1. "I Can't Hold Out Much Longer" (6:58) An "Ocean Boulevard" track recorded live in July 1974 during the USA tour. 2. "You Don't Love Me" (10:39) Never recorded by Eric in the studio, again USA July 1974. 3. "Little Queenie" (5:05) Never recorded by Eric in the studio, he usually performed this song as closing number or encore during his 1974 tour. Tracks 4 and 5 were recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London on 4/12/74. 4. "The Sky is Crying" (4:20) 5. "Ramblin' on my Mind (Reprise)" (4:20) 6. "Right Now (Rehearsal)" (5:28) Previously unreleased outtake from the informal "No Reason to Cry" session that took place between February and April 1976 at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu. 7. "Early in the Morning" (8:20) Recorded live during the 1978-79 World Tour. 8. "There Ain't No Money" (4:28) Previously unreleased outtake from the aborted "Turn Up Down" session at Surrey Sound Studios in March and April 1980. Tracks 9 and 10 were recorded live at Guildford Civic Hall, Surrey on 18/5/80. 9. "Country Boy" (4:28) 10. "Thunder and Lightning" (3:22) 11. "I've Got a Rock'n'Roll Heart" (4:33) Recorded live at the Universal Amphitheater, LA on 8/2/83. 12. "Ain't Going Down" (6:57) Recorded live in February 1983 during the US Tour. 13. "Double Trouble" (10:58) Recorded live in Europe in April or May 1983. CD4. Total Time : 79:03 ======================= Tracks 1 and 2 were released on an extremely rare Australian single in 1984. These are live versions recorded at Wembley Arena, London on 5/3/85. 1. "Knock on Wood" (4:04) 2. "You Don't Know Like I Know" (3:22) 3. "Lady of Verona" (4:48) Previously unreleased outtake from the "August" sessions in April/May 1986. 4. "Same Old Blues" (9:48) Recorded live on one of the Scandinavian dates in July 1986. 5. "Phone Booth" (3:48) Recorded at the Mean Fiddler in London on 8/11/86, this track features Robert Cray's band with Eric and was released on a flexi-disc with the May 1987 "Guitar Player" magazine. 6. "After Midnight" (6:22) Complete unedited version recorded at Power Station Studios, New York in August/September 1987 for a beer commercial. Tracks 7 and 8 are previously unreleased rehearsals for the "Homeboy" session recorded at Olympic Sound Studios, London from 23/4/88 to 29/4/88. 7. "Training Jam 1" (3:10) 8. "Training Jam 2" (4:15) 9. "Keep a-Knocking" (4:18) Closing Jam session for the "Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame" recorded on 31/5/89 at the Armoury, New York. Keith Richards (guitar & vocals), Eric Clapton (guitar & vocals), Dave Edmunds (guitar & vocals), Sarah Dash (vocals), Tina Turner (vocals), Jeff Healey (guitar) Vernon Reid (guitar), Waddy Wachtel (guitar), Ian Neville (keyboards), Bobby Keys (sax) Clarence Clemens (sax) Steve Jordan (drums) 10. "Communion" (3:33) Previously unreleased soundtrack recorded at Townhouse Studios, London on 8 and 9/12/89 for the film "Communion". 11. "Breaking Point" (7:27) Song from "Journeyman" recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, London on 24/1/90. Tracks 12 and 13 were recorded on 24/3/90 in New York for the "Saturday Night Live" TV show. Band lineup is EC/Phil Palmer (Guitar)/Alan Clark (Keyboards)/ Greg Phillinganes (Keyboards)/Nathan East (Bass)/ Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/ Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kassoon (Vocals) 12. "No Alibis" (4:46) 13. "Wonderful Tonight" (6:47) Tracks 14 and 15 taken from Elvis Awards at the Armoury, New York on 6/6/90. 14. "Before You Accuse Me" (5:47) 15. "Sweet Home Chicago" (6:42)
Further On Up The Crossroads EC - e.c.-005/6/7/8
-4CD - Sound Quality varied but mostly sb5 - sb6.
This set has been reissued in a double case with 4 CDs and a CD-sized booklet with only 6 pages. The contents and quality of the CDs is idential to the original, as is the title and the cover art. The Cd times are as follows:
CD 1 Total Time: 77:40
CD 2 Total Time: 77:50
CD 3 Total Time: 77:57
CD 4 Total Time: 77:48
See above for more details.
"Life on Six Strings" is packaged as three separate CDs. Below I have copied the liner notes from the covers and the track information. The lineups and cross-references are too numerous to list. The sound quality is varied. Most of the material has been taken from Japanese CDs that are now fairly rare. Some of the tracks are a bit hissy, but no more than the original versions were. The performances are all excellent, but when aren't they? (R.B.)
"Life on Six Strings Volume I" - Montserrat Records
-BRCD 1906 - quality varied
This collection comprises little-known songs together with unique performances of some of Eric Clapton's standard repertory.
Volume I begins with three performances from 1974. While "Let It Grow" was a standard that year, the version included here is sung in a Dylanesque style that E.C. was never to repeat at other shows. "Matchbox" has appeared only rarely through the years, and has been captured on tape even less often, but "Opposites", one of E.C.'s compositions from the album "There's One In Every Crowd", is performed at this Hammersmith Odeon show for the first and only time. "Burial" and "Too Lovely To Leave Alone" are both studio outtakes; the former was recorded in preparation for the album "There's One In Every Crowd" with Peter Tosh on vocals, while the three versions of the latter are rehearsals of this unknown E.C. song in preparation for his 1975 tour. Neither of these songs was ever released, or performed live in concert. "Keep On Growing" is yet another excellent performance of a rare song from the Providence show that was so prominently featured on "Crossroads 2". This version of the song features some intensive guitar duelling between George Terry and Clapton. The CD ends with a guest appearance from Freddie King that should be a part of every collection, and an incredible and unique 24-minute performance of "Blues With A Feeling" & "Stormy Monday".
Let It Grow - - - - - 21/07/74 - - - - - Cow Palace, San Francisco Matchbox - - - - - 21/07/74 - - - - - Cow Palace, San Francisco Burial (with Peter Tosh) - - - - - 08/74 - - - - - Dynamic Sound Studios, Jamaica Opposites - - - - - 04/12/74 - - - - - Hammersmith Odeon Too Lovely To Leave Alone #1 - - - - - 11/06/75 - - - - - Criteria Studios, Miami Too Lovely To Leave Alone #2 - - - - - 11/06/75 - - - - - Criteria Studios, Miami Too Lovely To Leave Alone #3 - - - - - 11/06/75 - - - - - Criteria Studios, Miami Keep On Growing - - - - - 25/06/75 - - - - - Providence, Rhode Island Further On Up The Road (w F. King) - - - - - 15/11/76 - - - - - Dallas, Texas Blues With A Feeling / Stormy Monday - - - - - 30/09/77 - - - - - Shi-Kokaido, Nagoya
"Life on Six Strings Volume II" - Montserrat Records
-BRCD 1907 - quality varied
Volume II begins with Last Night from the 1978 show at Santa Monica that was also prominently featured on "Crossroads 2". While CD and vinyl recordings from parts of this show abound, this song from "Slowhand" was absent from virtually every release. Guest appearances on this CD include Muddy Waters, who joined E.C. on stage at the end of 1978 to perform "Standing Round Crying", and Gary Brooker of Procol Harum who sang his hit "Whiter Shade Of Pale" to a sorrowful guitar solo. "Watch Out For Lucy" is a very rare performance of a song originally released on "Backless", while the familiar medley of "Have You Ever Loved A Woman" & "Rambling On My Mind" is combined here with "Don't Say You Don't Love Me" in a unique performance from 1983. Certainly one of the highlights of this CD is the first-ever recording of "Same Old Blues". Taken from a January 1984 show in Milan, this version of the song predates its recording in studio for "Behind The Sun" by nearly four months. The song underwent some changes before its final release, as you will hear from the different lyrics of the first verse and the three guitar solos. The studio outtake of "Say Hello To Billy Jean" is an unreleased song intended for "Another Ticket". Forever was also never to be released or performed live and, like the outtake of "Hard Times", was intended for the "Journeyman" album. The final two songs of this volume were performed consecutively at a Brussels show in 1990. "Running On Faith" was performed regularly at E.C.'s shows from 1990 to 1992, though rarely if ever with the level of energy and enthusiasm that makes this performance so exceptional. That same energy continues into "Breaking Point", also from the "Journeyman" album, which appears here in one of its only two recorded performances.
Last Night - - - - - 11/02/78 - - - - - Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica Standing Round Crying (w Muddy Waters) - - - - - 07/12/78 - - - - - Civic Hall, Guildford Watch Out For Lucy - - - - - 02/06/79 - - - - - Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland Say Hello To Billy Jean - - - - - 06-07/80 - - - - - Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Whiter Shade Of Pale (w Gary Brooker) - - - - - 07/12/81 - - - - - Budokan, Tokyo Don't Say You Don't Love Me &Have You Ever Loved A Woman & Rambling On My Mind - - - - - 10/07/83 - - - - - Milwaukee Festival, Milwaukee Same Old Blues - - - - - 24/01/84 - - - - - Teatrotenda, Milan Forever - - - - - 03-04/89 - - - - - Various Studios in New York Hard Times - - - - - 03-04/89 - - - - - Various Studios in New York Running On Faith - - - - - 22/02/90 - - - - - Forest National, Brussels, Belgium Breaking Point - - - - - 22/02/90 - - - - - Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
"Life on Six Strings Volume III" - Montserrat Records
-BRCD 1908 - quality varied
The first song of Volume III does not suffer from underexposure! What makes this performance of "Wonderful Tonight" so special is the crowd, which sings the song with tremendous enthusiasm while E.C. accompanies, and softly sings the occasional word. There are several guest appearances on this CD, beginning with an all-star performance of "Sweet Home Chicago". Sadly, this performance became historic as it was Stevie Ray Vaughan's final appearance before his death later that same evening. Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan have appeared together on stage only rarely in their careers that have spanned more than thirty years. Unfortunately, a planned duet of Dylan's song "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" at the Dylan Tribute on October 16, 1992 never materialized. Fortunately rehearsals of this song held a few days before the tribute show, with Dylan and Clapton playing and singing together, were recorded and are included here. E.C. has performed several times with The Band, and members of the group since the early days when he confessed to having an interest in joining the group. Included here is a performance of "The Weight" from the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. The final guest appearance is also the final track on this CD. Taken from a show with Dr. John in May of 1996, "St. James Infirmary" has been released on other CDs in a damaged form. Here the song is included in its entirety, without any glitches, and in better sound quality than the widely-circulated version. The remaining three songs on this CD are taken from the all-blues shows of 1994 and 1995. The first is a most unique appearance of the song "Driftin'" from Montreal, Canada, where it was an encore at the first show of the tour. What makes this performance exceptional is that it is solo and acoustic, representing the only time this song has been performed this way at any of E.C.'s shows. The next song, "Black Cat Bone", is equally unique and receives its one-time performance at Irving Plaza at the end of the 1994 North American tour. "Double Trouble", a standard part of E.C.'s repertory between 1976 and 1986, was absent from his shows for nine years before it returned at a Royal Albert Hall show in 1995. The song has been performed a few times since, most notably as part of the 1995 Fall tour in Japan. The version included here is from a less-frequently heard performance in April of 1995 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Wonderful Tonight - - - - - 24/02/90 - - - - - Statenhal, The
Sweet Home Chicago - - - - - 26/08/90 - - - - - Alpine Valley Music Theatre
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry #1 (w Bob Dylan)
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry #2 (w Bob Dylan)
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry #3 (w Bob Dylan)
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The Weight (w The Band) - - - - - 01/94 - - - - - Rock 'n Roll Hall Of Fame, N.Y.
Driftin' (solo acoustic) - - - - - 03/10/94 - - - - - Montreal Forum, Montreal
Black Cat Bone - - - - - 28/11/94 - - - - - Irving Plaza, New York
Double Trouble - - - - - 24/04/95 - - - - - Festhall, Frankfurt, Germany
St. James Infirmary (w Dr. John) - - - - - 09/05/96 - - - - - Roseland Ballroom, New York
"Silver & Gold - The
Complete Collection Unforgettable in Classic Packaging"-
Let Us Play the Music - 5576.2.1/2/3
See below for venues and dates.
43 tracks on 3 CDs. Total Time: 44:44/76:06/55:00
CD 1: 10 tracks, 44:44
Unplugged Outtakes, recorded at Bray Studios, Windsor, on 16/01/92. EC/Chuck Leavell (Keyboards)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar)/ Nathan East (Bass)/Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/ Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kassoon (Vocals) Before you Accuse Me/Lonely Stranger/Running on Faith/ Nobody Knows You When You're Down And 0ut/Layla/Tears in Heaven/ Circus Left Town/Alberta/Rollin' and Tumblin'/Old Love See also:
All entries in ERIC CLAPTON & BAND THE "UNPLUGGED" SESSION
CD 2: 13 tracks 76:06
(1)Recorded at NEC Arena, Birmingham on 15/07/86 (2)Recorded at Hartford, CT on 01/05/85 White Room(1)/Crossroads(1)/Miss You(1)/Run(1)/Holy Mother(1)/ Tearing Us Apart(1)/In the Air Tonight(1)/ Sunshine of Your Love(1)/Layla(1)/Wonderful Tonight(2)/ She's Waiting(2)/Forever Man(2)/Cocaine(2) See also:
"EC at NEC" - EC
is Here - 05/06 - sb5
"EC and Elton John: A Unique Double Bill" - PLUTO - PLR9299 - sb4
"EC Rarities" - EC Rarities - ECR-001 - sb6
"Georgia Blues" - Red Phantom - RP 1061 - sb4
"The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 13: NEC, Birmingham 15.7.86" - Antrabata - P13NE660-1/2 - sb6
"The Unreleased Live Album 1986-87" - Electric Monkey - EM04 - sb4
CD 3 20 tracks 55:00
(1)EC w/ the Yardbirds (2)EC w/ the Immediate All Stars (3)EC w/ Bluesbreakers Got to Hurry(1)/I Ain't Got You(1)/Good Morning Little School Girl(1)/ A Certain Girl(1)/Take it Easy Baby(1)/Too Much Monkey Business(1)/ Draggin' My Tail(2)/Tribute to Elmore(2)/Snake Drive(2)/ West Coast Idea(2)/Choker(2)/Freight Loader(2)/Miles Road(2)/Maudie(3)/ Lonely Years(3)/Bernard Jenkins(3)/I'm Your Witchdoctor(3)/ Telephone Blues(3)/On Top of the World(3)
CDs 1 & 2: "On Stage 1978" Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, 11/02/78 19 tracks on 2 CDs. Total Time: 60:00/52:53 EC/George Terry (Guitar)/Dick Simms (Keyboards)/Carl Radle (Bass)/ Jamie Oldaker (Drums)/Marcy Levy (Vocals) Peaches and Diesel/ Wonderful Tonight/Lay Down Sally/ Next Time You See Her/The Core/We're All The Way/Rodeo Man/Fool's Paradise/ Cocaine/Badge/Double Trouble/Nobody Knows You When . . . (vocals - M. Levy)/ Let It Rain/ Knockin' On Heaven's Door/Last Night/Goin' Down Slow/Layla/ Bottle Of Red Wine/You'll Never Walk Alone (vocals - M.Levy) See also: "American Tour '78" - The Swingin' Pig - TSP-CD-0633 - sb6/sb6 "Bottom Dollar" - Bell Bottom - BB05/06 - sb6 "Eric Clapton in Concert 1978" - Super Golden Radio Shows - SGRS030 - sb6 "Gentleman's Appearance" - American Concert Series - ACS 025 - sb5 "Layla" - Oil Well - RSC013CD - qun "Layla" - On Stage - 12001 - sb5 "Eric Clapton Live Vol. 1" - AMCOS -SW5 - sb5 "Snowhead" - Musichien - 91CD-0303 - sb6/sb6 CDs 3 & 4: "On Stage 1983" Stadthalle, Bremen, 20/04/83 15 tracks on 2 CDs. Total Time: 46:27/50:56 EC/Albert Lee (Guitar)/Chris Stainton (Keyboards)/Donald 'Duck' Dunn (Bass)/ Roger Hawkins (Drums) Tulsa Time/I Shot The Sheriff/Lay Down Sally/Worried Life Blues/ Let ItRain/Double Trouble/Sweet Little Lisa (vocals - A. Lee)/ After Midnight/The Shape You're In/Wonderful Tonight/Blues Power/ Ramblin On My Mind & Have You Ever Loved A Woman/Cocaine/Layla/ Further On Up The Road See also: "Back From The Edge" - Silver Rareties - SIRA 179/180 - sb6 "The Blue Sheriff" - Golden Stars - GS 1042 - sb4 "Layla" - Grapefruit - PAL 018 A - sb6 "Live in Bremen 1983" - International Pop - IPP001 - qun "No One Else" - Bell Bottom - BB07/08 - sb6 "Through The Years Volume 1" - Apple House Banana - BAN-005-A - qun CDs 5 & 6: "On Stage 1985" Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia. 22/04/85 20 tracks on 2 CDs. Total Time: 65:02/65:52 EC/Tim Renwick (Guitar)/Chris Stainton (Keyboards)/Donald 'Duck' Dunn (Bass)/ Jamie oldaker (Drums)/Marcy Levy (Vocals)/Shawn Murphy (Vocals) Tulsa Time/Motherless Children/I Shot The Sheriff/Same Old Blues/ Blues Power/Tangled In Love/Behind The Sun/Wonderful Tonight/ Steppin' Out(vocals - S. Murphy)/Never Make You Cry/She's Waiting/ Something Is Wrong (vocals - M.Levy)/Lay Down Sally/Badge & Let It Rain/ Double Trouble/Cocaine/Layla/Forever Man/Further On Up The Road See also:
- Prequest - CD158 - sb6
"Forever Man" - Three Cool Cats - TCC 001 - sb6
"Layla" - Grapefruit - PAL 018 A - sb6
"Live USA" - Imtrat - IMT900.039 - sb4
"Living Stories - Live 84" (sic) - The Grand Pick - TGP 140 - sb5
"Mountain Dew - Maryland 1985" - Buccaneer - BUC 019 - sb6
"Reziprocal Affection" - Oh Boy - 1-9103 - sb6
"Talk To The Boss" - Bell Bottom - BB07/08 - sb6
"Virginia" - Beech Marten - BM 028 - sb6
The following need to be verified against the Richmond show:
"Gone With The Wind" - American Concert Series - ACS 043 - sb6
"Through The Years Volume 2" - Apple House Banana - BAN-005-B - 5