Eric Clapton was already an acknowledged master of the electric guitar in January 1992 when he traded his signature Stratocaster for an acoustic Martin to record Unplugged. The live album captured the legendary guitarist, backed by a small band, performing acoustic versions of his own songs and several blues standards. Released later that same year, the album was an unqualified blockbuster, selling more than 19 million copies worldwide and earning six Grammy Awards, sweeping the top honors, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Reprise Records celebrates Clapton's electrifying acoustic performances with a new 2-CD/DVD collection that includes a remastered version of the original album along with six unreleased outtakes on two CDs. The DVD features a newly restored version of the concert, as well as more than an hour of previously unseen footage from the rehearsal.
Its massive success – it is one of the rare albums to be certified as diamond in the U.S. and it went platinum all over the world; it also won the Album of the Year Grammy for 1992 – makes it difficult to place Eric Clapton's 1992 MTV Unplugged in context, but it's important to do so…
The Unauthorised Live Recordings … Eric Clapton - Live Vol. 1 - Dallas, Texas 1981 + Irvine, California, USA 1988.
The Unauthorised Live Recordings … Eric Clapton - Layla: Recorded at MTV Video Awards, Pauley Pavilion Los Angeles on 9/9/92; Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia on 22/04/85; Royal Albert Hall, London, on 12/1/87; Stadthalle, Bremen, on 20/04/83; Royal Albert Hall, London, on 24/01/90.
Eric Clapton appeared at a special invitation-only black-tie charity event at Wintershall Estate, Bramley, Surrey. This was the very last time the Picnic Concert by the Chapel on the Lake took place. Eric joined Gary Brooker’s Band du Lac, raising funds for the Heart and Stroke Trust Endeavour (HASTE).
This a Pino Daniele concert, an italian artist and guitarist that Eric called for the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 in Chicago. Then Pino called Eric in Italy for this benefit concert. The Clapton's set is strong with a lot of good solos and a very powerful Cocaine. There are also the return of the Layla electric version!!!
Clapton Chronicles ignores Eric Clapton's 1983 Reprise debut, Money and Cigarettes (which sounded more like an RSO album, anyway), starting with the pair of Phil Collins-produced mid-'80s albums, Behind the Sun and August. Though these had a pop sheen, they were album rock holdovers. Clapton didn't get the balance between hard rock and commercial gloss right until 1989's Journeyman, whose featured songs – "Before You Accuse Me," "Bad Love," and "Pretending" – form the heart of this compilation. Journeyman was overshadowed by the phenomenal success of "Tears in Heaven" and 1992's Unplugged…