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#1
The Night Of The Kings - Royal Albert Hall, London, 29/9/83 (2 CDRs)
A benefit show in London. Sound here is fantastic as is the show. Each star does his own stuff with each other playing along. Some real classics here. Sounds like a brit TV broadcast.
Snb Boot CD>CDR  Beech Marten - BM 067-2
Sound: A+
Time:  disc 1:  40:36    disc 2: 59:04
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
This is an ARMS show, that was very likely recorded on 20/09/83, and not the date listed above.  Not all of these tracks feature EC. Certainly the first 4 *do*, and it's likely that he also plays on "Tulsa Time" and "Layla" of course.
EC/Jeff Beck (Guitar)/Jimmy Page (Guitar)/Stevie Winwood (Keyboards)/Bill Wyman (Bass)/Charlie Watts (Drums)/Kenny Jones (Drums)/Ray Cooper (Percussion)/Chris Stainton (Keyboards)/James Hooker (Keyboards)/Simon Phillips (Drums)/Andy Fairweather-Low (Guitar)/Ronnie Lane (Guitar)
Disc I
1) Everybody's Gotta Make a Change
2) Lay Down Sally
4) Wonderful Tonight
5) Cocaine
6) Man Smart Woman Smarter
7) Roadrunner
8) Slowdown Sunrise
9) Take Me to the River
10) Gimme Some Lovin'
Disc II
1) Star Cycle
2) Pump
3) Out of a Book
4) Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
5) People Get Ready
6) Hi Ho Silver Lining
7) Prelude
8) Who's To Blame
9) City Sirens
10) Tulsa Time
11) Layla
12) Bomber's Moon
13) Good Night Irene

#2
****ATTENTION**** This recording has major problem do not ask for it!!!!!! Will try to get another
Sorry Rob
Same Old Blues Power - Wembley Arena, London 05/03/85 (1 CDR)
This boot was recorded at the beginning of the Behind The Sun Tour on 3 March 1985. This boot features the rarely performed "Everybody Oughta Make A Change" plus you get Dan Akroyd (of Blues Brothers and Saturday Night Live fame) on the encore.
Snb Boot CD>CDR  Hallmark - HM 028
Sound: A
Time:  disc 1:  69:29
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Jamie Oldaker (Drums)/Tim Renwick (Guitar)/Chris Stainton (Guitar)/Peter Robinson (Synth)/Donald 'Duck' Dunn (Bass)/Marcy Levy (Vocals)/Shaun Murphy (Vocals)
This CD is credited as USA 1985, but this is incorrect.  Not the corrected date and cross reference.
 
1) Everybody Oughta Make a Change
2) Motherless Children
3) I Shot the Sheriff
4) Same Old Blues
5) Blues Power
6) Tangled in Love
7) Badge
8) Behind the Sun
9) Wonderful Tonight
10) Let It Rain
11) Have You Ever Loved a Woman

#3
Forever Man - Live in Nagoya '85 - Shimin Kaikan, Nagoya 9/10/85 (2 CDRs)
Nice show here, from when Eric was playing his hottest. Sounds a little weak
Snb Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A-
Time:  disc 1: 45:14     disc 2: 46:05
Flaws: None, Sound strength weak and waivers w/a touch of hiss
Kahuna's Rating:***1/2
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Jamie Oldaker (Drums)/Shaun Murphy (Vocals)/Laura Creamer (Vocals)/Duck Dunn (Bass)/Chris Stainton (Keyboards)/Tim Renwick (Guitar)
Badge & Let It Rain are not listed on the CD.
more covers coming
1) Tulsa Time
2) Motherless Children
3) I Shot the Sheriff
4) Same Old Blues
5) Tangled in Love
6) White Room
7) Wonderful Tonight
1) She's Waiting 
2) Lay Down Sally
3) Badge 
4) Let It Rain
5) Double Trouble
6) Cocaine
7) Layla

#4
Chicago No Bad Blues - Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, Ill. 7/5/85 (2 CDRs)
This is a truly excellent soundboard show recorded during the American Tour on 5 July 1985. This is yet another outstanding product from Tarantura with gems like "Motherless Children", "White Room", "Badge/Let It Rain", and "Forever Man". From one of Clapton's most outstanding tours!!!
Snb Boot CD>CDR    Tarantura TECD-001/002 - SB 6
Sound: A
Time:  disc 1: 58:05     disc 2: 47:30
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Tim Renwick (Guitar)/Chris Stainton (Keyboards)/Donald 'Duck' Dunn (Bass)/Jamie Oldaker (Drums)/Marcy Levy (Vocals)/Shawn Murphy (Vocals)
Disc 1:
1) Tulsa Time
2) Motherless Children
3) I Shot the Sheriff
4) Same Old Blues
5) Tangled In Love
6) White Room
7) Steppin Out
8) Wonderful Tonight
9) She's Waiting
10) She Loves You
Disc 2:
1) Badge
2) Let it Rain
3) Double Trouble
4) Cocaine
5) Layla
6) Forever Man
7) Further On Up the Road

 

#5
Hartford 1985 - Hartford, CT, 5/1/85 (2 CDRs)
Can you tell yet I love Clapton from 1985. This one is very good, but a little quiet. I believe its from the video release. A very strong show!!!
Snb Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A+
Time:  disc 1: 33:00     disc 2: 46:12
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Tim Renwick (Guitar)/Chris Stainton (Keyboards)/Donald 'Duck' Dunn (Bass)/Jamie Oldaker (Drums)/Marcy Levy (Vocals)/Shawn Murphy (Vocals)
Note: Disc sourced from the *very* rare Japanese laserdisc of this show, digital transfer, perfect quality. The Japanese release features 3 tracks not on the US/Europe versions of the disc (Same Old Blues, She's Waiting, Wonderful Tonight)
Disc 1:
1) Tulsa Time
2) Motherless Children
3) I Shot the Sheriff
4) Same Old Blues
5) Blues Power
6) Tangled In Love
Disc 2:
1) She's Waiting
2) Wonderful Tonight
3) Lay Down Sally
4) Badge
5) Let it Rain
6) Cocaine
7) Talk to the Boss
8) Layla

 

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