Eric Clapton Bootography

ERIC CLAPTON & BAND
THE "UNPLUGGED" SESSION

This File Last Updated January 8, 2001

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Please beware of the sound ratings in this section.


Many recordings are listed as sb6, and I seriously doubt that any one of them is worthy of such a high rating. "An Acoustic Tale" is a sb5, and I understand from others that this has the best quality sound of the bunch. Of the three different releases that I have heard of this show (all on CD), "An Acoustic Tale" does have the best sound, but it is only slightly better and certainly deserves no more than a sb5.

I have chosen not to downgrade the CDs that I have heard in this section. To do so, while leaving the others at sb6, would suggest that the recordings I have not heard are superior in quality to those that I have. This is very unlikely! My understanding is that all of the soundboards from this show are worthy of sb4-sb5. Some are slightly better, but all are good. In most cases, choices between the various available releases of this show should probably be made based on the setlist, and not on the sound quality. (R.B.)


"An Acoustic Evening" - Save The Earth Love The Music - STE 007 - sb6

Recorded at Bray Studios, Windsor, on 16/1/92.
Last track recorded at Eric's house, Chelsea, on ?/1/92.
10 tracks on 1 CD.
EC/Chuck Leavell (Keyboards)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar)/
Nathan East (Bass)/Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/
Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kissoon (Vocals)

Before You Accuse Me/Circus Left Town/Lonely Stranger/Nobody Knows You When../
Layla/Running on Faith/Alberta, Alberta/Tears in Heaven 2/Old Love/
Tears in Heaven

Taken from the MTV "Unplugged" Session.

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"An Acoustic Tale" - Backstage - BKCD067 - sb5
[Click Here for cover]

Recorded at Bray Studios, Windsor, on 16/01/92.
11 tracks on 1 CD. Total Time : 64:25
EC/Chuck Leavell (Keyboards)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar)/
Nathan East (Bass)/Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/
Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kissoon (Vocals)

Signe/Tears In Heaven/Circus Left Town/My Father's Eyes 1/Running On Faith/
Walking Blues/San Francisco Bay Blues/Malted Milk/Worried Life Blues/
Old Love/My Father's Eyes 2

Taken from the MTV "Unplugged" Session.

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"Alberta, Layla And All My Love" - SpeedBall - SBC 026 - sb6

Recorded at Bray Studios, Windsor, on 16/1/92.
10 tracks on 1 CD. Total Time : 42:14
EC/Chuck Leavell (Keyboards)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar)/
Nathan East (Bass)/Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/
Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kissoon (Vocals)

Before You Accuse Me/Circus Left Town/Lonely Stranger/Nobody Knows You When../
Layla/Running on Faith/Alberta, Alberta/Tears in Heaven 2/Old Love/
Tears in Heaven

Taken from the MTV "Unplugged" Session.

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"Alone With My Guitar" - OHM - OHM 1 - sb6

Recorded at Bray Studios, Windsor, on 16/1/92.
9 tracks on 1 CD. Total Time : 42:28
EC/Chuck Leavell (Keyboards)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar)/
Nathan East (Bass)/Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/
Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kissoon (Vocals)

Before You Accuse Me/Circus Left Town/Lonely Stranger/Nobody Knows You When../
Layla/Running on Faith/Alberta, Alberta/Tears in Heaven 2/Old Love

Taken from the MTV "Unplugged" Session.

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"Complete Unplugged" - EC IS HERE - DJCOPY 38/39 - sb5

Recorded at Bray Studios, Windsor, on 16/1/92 and Sue Lawley Show, BBC TV, 20/2/92 (2)
26 tracks on 2 CDs.
EC/Chuck Leavell (Keyboards)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar)/
Nathan East (Bass)/Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/
Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kissoon (Vocals)

Signe/Before You Accuse Me/Hey Hey/Tears in Heaven/Circus Left Town/
Lonely Stranger/Nobody Knows You When.../Layla/Signe/My Father's Eyes/
Running on Faith/Walkin' Blues/Alberta/San Francisco Bay Blues/Malted
Milk// Signe/Tears in Heaven/My Father's Eyes/Rollin' and Tumblin' (ic)/
Running on Faith/Walkin' Blues/San Francisco Bay Blues/Malted Milk/
Worried Life Blues/Old Love/Tears in Heaven(2)

N.B. The glitch in the middle of Rollin' and Tumblin' is still present.

 

"Complete Unplugged" - EC Rarities - ECR-001/2 - sb5

Recorded at Bray Studios, Windsor, on 16/1/92, at the MTV Awards in Los
Angeles on 9/9/92 (2) and at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on 24/2/93 (3).
27 tracks on 2 CDs.
EC/Chuck Leavell (Keyboards)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar)/
Nathan East (Bass)/Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/
Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kissoon (Vocals)

Signe/Before You Accuse Me/Hey Hey/Tears in Heaven/Circus Left Town/
Lonely Stranger/Nobody Knows You When.../Layla/Signe/My Father's Eyes/
Running on Faith/Walkin' Blues/Alberta/San Francisco Bay Blues/Malted Milk/
Signe/Tears in Heaven/My Father's Eyes/Rollin' and Tumblin' (ic)/
Running on Faith/Walkin' Blues/San Francisco Bay Blues/Malted Milk/
Worried Life Blues/Old Love/Tears in Heaven (2)/Tears in Heaven (3)

Taken from the MTV "Unplugged" Session.

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"Completely Unplugged" - The Gold Standard - UP-356 - sb5

Recorded at Bray Studios, Windsor, on 16/1/92.
14 tracks on 1 CD.
EC/Chuck Leavell (Keyboards)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar)/
Nathan East (Bass)/Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/
Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kissoon (Vocals)

Before You Accuse Me/Hey Hey/Circus Left Town/Layla/Signe 2/Running on Faith/
San Francisco Bay Blues/Rollin and Tumblin/Running on Faith 2/
Walking Blues 2/San Francisco Bay Blues 2/Malted Milk 2/Worred Life Blues/
Old Love

PLEASE NOTE: There is another gold standard release with the catalogue numbers 
UP-356/CM-340.  The tracklisting is as follows:

Introduction/Signe/Before You Accuse Me/Hey Hey/Tears in Heaven/
Circus Left Town/Lonely Stranger/Nobody Knows You/Layla/Signe 2/
My Father's Eyes/Running on Faith/Walking Blues/Alberta//  Band introductions/
San Francisco Bay Blues/Malted Milk/Signe 3/Tears in Heaven 2/My Father's Eyes 2/
Rollin' and Tumblin' (ic)/Running on Faith 2/Walking Blues 2/San Francisco Bay Blues 2/
Malted Milk 2/Worried Life Blues/Old love

Taken from the MTV "Unplugged" Session.

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"Monaural sound board version Acoustic Waltz" - Mid Valley - PRO-MV-27/28 - 5+
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Recorded at Bray Studios, Windsor, on 16/1/92.
28 tracks on 2 CDs.  Total Time:  
EC/Chuck Leavell (Keyboards)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar)/
Nathan East (Bass)/Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/
Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kissoon (Vocals)

Make a noise "audience rehearsal"/ Make a noise "audience
rehearsal"2/Signe/Before You Accuse Me/Hey Hey/Tears in Heaven/
Circus Left Town/Lonely Stranger/Nobody Knows You .../Layla/Signe 2/
My Father's Eyes/Running on Faith/Walking Blues/Alberta//
Band introductions/San Francisco Bay Blues/Malted Milk/Signe 3/
Tears in Heaven 2/My Father's Eyes 2/Rollin' and Tumblin'/
Running on Faith 2/Walking Blues 2/San Francisco Bay Blues 2/ 
Malted Milk 2/Worried Life Blues/Old Love

This contains a complete version of Rollin' and Tumblin' (S.Y. / R.B.)  Is this really the title of
the
CD??? (R.B.)

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"My Blues" - Blues Power - 3003-1945-001 - 5(tracks 1-10 + 15)/3(tracks 11-12,16-17)/2(tracks13-14)

Recorded at:
 1-10 --> Bray Studios, Windsor, on 16/1/92
11-12 --> Criteria Studios in Miami in May 74
13-14 --> EC's Europe Tour in the Rolling Hotel (train) in Nov. 78
     15 --> Surrey Sound Studios in Leatherhead, Surrey (England) in  Apr. 80 
     16 --> BBC Television Studios, Shepherds Bush, London on 28/10/89 
     17 --> Eric's house in Chelsea in Jan. 92

17 tracks on 1 CD. Total Time 63:30

Band Lineups:
 1-10 --> EC/Chuck Leavell (Keyboards)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar)/
          Nathan East (Bass)/Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Ray Cooper
          (Percussion)/ Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kassoon (Vocals)
11-12 --> EC/George Terry (Guitar)/Carl Radle (Bass)
13-14 --> EC solo (Acoustic Guitar, Vocals)
   15 --> EC/Albert Lee (Guitar)/Dave Markee (Bass)/Henry Spinetti
   (Drums) 16 --> EC (Acoustic Guitar, Vocals)/Pete Townshend
   (Acoustic Guitar) 17 --> EC solo (Acoustic Guitar, Vocals)

Track Listing:
 1-10 --> Before You Accuse Me/Lonely Stranger/Running on Faith/
          Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out/Layla/Tears in Heaven/ 
          Circus Has Left Town/Alberta/Rollin' and Tumblin/Old Love
11-12 --> Give Me Strength #1/Give Me Strength #2
13-14 --> Why Did You Leave Heaven/Blues "Jam"
   15 --> Oh How I Miss My Baby's Love
   16 --> Standing Around Crying
   17 --> Tears in Heaven

Tracks 1-10 taken from the MTV "Unplugged" Session;
tracks 11-12 seem to be the "Dobro Jams #1/#2" from the Criteria
Studios session, which are basically instrumental versions of "Give Me
Strength"; track 15 seems to be from the fully mastered but never
released album "Turn Up Down"; track 16 probably taken from "Saturday
Matters" TV show (this track is listed on the CD as a studio-outtake
recorded in London in early 1991, but it seems to be from 28/10/89);
track 17 probably taken from TV broadcast.   (E.M. / R.B.)

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"Tears In Heaven" - Grapefruit - GRA-011-A - sb5

Recorded at Bray Studios, Windsor, on 16/1/92.
11 tracks on 1 CD. Total Time:  64:08
EC/Chuck Leavell (Keyboards)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar)/
Nathan East (Bass)/Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/
Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kissoon (Vocals)

Signe/Tears in Heaven/Circus Has Left Town/My Fathers Eyes/Running on Faith/
Walking Blues/San Francisco Bay Blues/Malted Milk/Worried Life Blues/Old Love/
My Fathers Eyes #2

Taken from the MTV "Unplugged" Session. - During "San Francisco Bay
Blues"
Eric's vocals almost fade out completely immediately after the Kazoo bit,
and return to normal a few seconds later. (I.H. / R.B.)

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"Tears in Heaven" - Live Storm - LSCD51528 - qun

Recorded at an unknown venue on 15/3/92.
12 tracks on 1 CD.
EC/Chuck Leavell (Keyboards)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar)/
Nathan East (Bass)/Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/
Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kissoon (Vocals)

Before You Accuse Me/Lonely Stranger/Running on Faith/Nobody Knows You When../
Layla/Tears in Heaven/Circus Left Town/Alberta/Rollin' and Tumblin'/Old Love/
She's Waiting/Layla

This CD is *probably* not from this date but from the "unplugged" session. 
The last two tracks are from "Live Aid" 13-07-85.  (R.B.)


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"Tears In Heaven" - ON STAGE - CD12081 - sb6
Recorded at Bray Studios, on 16/01/92
10 tracks on 1CD. Total Time: 45:12
EC/ Andy Fairweather Low (Guitar)/ Nathan East (Bass)/ Steve Ferrone (Drums)/ Ray Cooper (percussion)/ Chuck Leavell (Piano)/ Katie Kissoon (Backing Vocals)/ Tessa Niles (Backing Vocals)

Before You Accuse Me/ Lonely Stranger/ Nobody Knows You.../ Layla/ Rollin' And Tumblin'/ Running On Faith/ Tears In Heaven/ Circus Left Town/ Old Love

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"Tears In Heaven" - Turtle Records - TR 26 - 4
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Recorded at Bray Studios, Windsor, on 16/1/92.
Last 2 tracks recorded at JFK Stadium, Philidelphia on 13/7/85 (Live Aid)
11 tracks on 1 CD.  Total Time : 59:39

1992 ---> EC/Chuck Leavell (Keyboards)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar)/
          Nathan East (Bass)/Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/
          Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kissoon (Vocals)

1985 ---> EC/Phil Collins (Drums)/Jamie Oldaker (Drums)/Tim Renwick (Guitar)/
          Chris Stainton (Guitar)/Peter Robinson (Keyboards)/
          Donald 'Duck' Dunn (Bass)/Marcy Levy (Vocals)/Shaun Murphy (Vocals)

Before You Accuse Me/Circus Left Town/Lonely Stranger/Nobody Knows You When../
Layla/Running on Faith/Alberta, Alberta/Tears in Heaven 2/Old Love/
She's Waiting/Layla

This is a copy of the MTV broadcast includes interviews with EC between songs.
Cover lists date as 15/3/92 - perhaps this was the broadcast date.  (R.B.)

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"Tell The Truth" - Great Live Records - GLR 9248 - sb6/2 (2)

Recorded at Bray Studios, Windsor, on 12/1/92.
16 tracks on 1 CD. Total Time : 66:36
EC/Chuck Leavell (Keyboards)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar)/
Nathan East (Bass)/Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/
Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kissoon (Vocals)

Running On Faith/Nobody Knows You When.../Layla/Tears in Heaven/
Circus Left Town/Alberta/Old Love/Before You Accuse Me (2)/
Lonely Stranger (2)/San Francisco Bay Blues (2)/Malted Milk (2)/Signe (2)/
My Father's Eyes (2)/Rollin' And Tumblin' (2)/Walkin' Blues (2)/Hey Hey (2)

Taken from the MTV "Unplugged" Session.

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"Unplugged" - Pluto - PLR9220 - sb6

Recorded at Bray Studios, Windsor, on 16/1/92.
11 tracks on 1 CD. Total Time : 44:41
EC/Chuck Leavell (Keyboards)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar)/
Nathan East (Bass)/Steve Ferrone (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/
Tessa Niles (Vocals)/Katie Kissoon (Vocals)

Before You Accuse Me/Hey Hey/Circus Left Town/Lonely Stranger/
Nobody Knows You When.../Layla/Running on Faith/Alberta, Alberta/
Tears in Heaven 2/Rollin and Tumblin/Old Love

Taken from the MTV "Unplugged" Session.

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