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The Masterfile Series - by Antrabata Records
This is a series of boots issued by Antrabata records. Each release is a complete show within itself. The series of discs really have nothing to do with each other other than that. In fact the numbering isn't even complete. So I'm not calling this a collection but I'll still list what I have here. I've only been able to find word on the following releases:
1.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 2: The Second Album Sessions
2.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 3B: Rainbow Theatre 13.1.73 Late Show
3.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 4: No Reason To Cry Sessions
4.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 5: Long Beach Arena 21/07/74
5.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 6: Hammersmith Odeon 27.4.77
6.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 7: Apollo, Glasgow, 24.11.78
7.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 9: National Stadium, Dublin 14/04/83
8.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 10: Jones Beach, NY. 2.7.83
9.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 11A: Kingswood Music Theatre, Toronto 21.5.85
10.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 11B: The Centrum, Worcester, MA 26.5.85
11.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 12: Augusr Sessions 4-5.86
12.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 13: NEC, Birmingham 15.7.86
13.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 14: Roskilde Festival 4.7.86
14.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 15: Metro Club, Boston 21.11.86
15.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 16: Costa Mesa 13.4.87 / Cleveland 23.4.87
16.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 18: Shoreline Amphitheatre 21.9.88
17.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 19 : R.A.H. London 28.2.91
18.The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 20: Forum, Inglewood, CA. 14.8.75

#1
The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 3B: Rainbow Theatre, London, ENG. 1/13/73 (2 CDRs)
This recording contains a complete recording of the late show at the Rainbow Theater from Eric's historic "comeback" at the Rainbow Theater in London on 1/13/73. Only four of the 15 tracks from this set made it to the official release. recording of Clapton's. These discs are of superb stereo soundboard recordings and rival the official release for sound quality.
Boot CD>CDR  Antrabata - RAINBOWLATE1/2 - sb6
Sound: A
Time:  disc 1:  41:09    disc 2: 58:52
Flaws: Some skips present
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Pete Townshend(Guitar)/Ronnie Wood(Guitar)/Steve Winwood(Keyboards)/Rebop(Percussion)/Jim Capaldi(Drums)/Rick Grech(Bass)/Jimmy Carstein(Drums)
Disc I:
1) Layla(faded in)
2) Badge
3) Blues Power
4) Nobody Knows You When ...
5) Roll It Over
6) Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
7) Little Wing
Disc II:
1) Bottle Of Red Wine
2) Presence Of The Lord
3) Tell The Truth
4) Pearly Queen
5) Key To The Highway
6) Let It Rain
7) Crossroads
8) Layla

#2
The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 4:  No Reason To Cry Sessions, Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, CA., 03/30/76 (2 CDRs)
In Session soundboard recording includes the Band, Billy Preston, Ron Wood and Van Morrison. Some great stuff not heard very often from Clapton on these discs. Also good amount of Van on disc one. Sound is good but lots of background hiss
Boot CD>CDR  Antrabata - P4SL650-1/2 -sb5
Sound: A
Time:  disc 1:  45:09    disc 2: 43:24
Flaws: Couple in skips in each disc
Kahuna's Rating:****
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Robbie Robertson (Guitar)/Jesse Ed Davis (Guitar)/Ron Wood (Guitar)/Billy Preston (Vocals/Keyboards)/Van Morrison (Vocals)/Rick Danko (Vocals/Bass)/Garth Hudson (Organ)/Richard Manuel (Vocals/Piano)/Levon Helm (Vocals/Drums)
Disc I:
1) Won't Somebody Tell Me
2) Right Now
3) It's Eric Clapton's Birthday (Billy Preston)
4) Instrumental
5) Who Do You Love? (Van Morrison)
6) Hard Times (Rick Danko)
7) Stormy Monday (Van Morrison)
Disc II:
1) What Would I Do (Richard Manuel?)
2) Right Now 2 *
3) Jam
4) Tried To Make The Devil Mad *
5) What Would I Do 2 (Richard Manuel?)
6) What Would I Do 3
7) What Would I Do 4 (ic.) (Richard Manuel?) 
* no vocals, or vocals are too distant to hear.

#3
The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 5: Long Beach Aena 7/21/74 (2 CDRs)
A great show and Snb recording from 1974. Many great hits, fantastic song list with a great version of layla, highly recomended by the Big Kahuna. This masterfile was very hard to find. Its not listed on the Clapton bootography site.
Boot CD>CDR  Antrabata - sb6
Sound: A+
Time:  disc 1:  58:33    disc 2: 64:36
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Jamie Oldaker (Drums)/Dick Sims (Keyboards)/Carl Radle (Bass)/George Terry (Guitar)/Yvonne Elliman (Vocals)
Disc I:
1) Introduction
2) Smile
3) Easy Now
4) Let It grow
5) I Shot the Sheriff
6) Layla
7) Little Wing
8) Willie and the Hand Jive
9) Get Ready
10) Badge
Disc II:
1) Can't Find My Way Home
2) Ramblin on my Mind
3) Let It Rain
4) Presence of the Lord
5) Crossroads
6) Steady Rolling man
7) Introductions
8) Little Queenie
9) Blues Power

#4
The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 6: Hammersmith Odeon, London, ENG. 4/27/77 (2 CDRs)
This complete soundboard, recorded on 27 April 1997, rivals some official releases with lots of great material like "Alberta", "Hello Old Friend", "Sign Language", and of course "Layla". It has come to light that a handful of these CDs have clicking noises that sound like skips. The great majority seem to be without this defect. Note that "Tell The Truth", "Knockin' On Heaven's Door", and "Stormy Monday" made their way onto Crossroads 2.
Boot CD>CDR  Antrabata - Hammersm1/2 - sb6
Sound: A+
Time:  disc 1:  41:27    disc 2: 61:56
Flaws: None, can't hear any clicking mentioned above
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Jamie Oldaker (Drums)/Dick Sims (Keyboards)/Carl Radle (Bass)/George Terry (Guitar)/Yvonne Elliman (Vocals)/Marcy Levy (Vocals)/Sergio Pastora Rodrigez (Percussion)
Disc I:
1) Hello Old Friend
2) Sign Language
3) Alberta
4) Tell The Truth
5) Knockin' on Heaven's Door
6) Steady Rollin' Man
7) Can't Find My Way Home
Disc II:
1) Further On Up the Road
2) Stormy Monday
3) Badge
4) Nobody Knows You When
5) I Shot the Sheriff
6) Layla
7) Key To The Highway

#5
The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 9: National Stadium, Dublin, IRL. 4/14/83 (2 CDRs)
Fantastic soundboard show, before the Clapton pop era begun.
Boot CD>CDR  Antrabata - 400-1/2
Sound: A
Time:  disc 1:  49:34    disc 2: 45:22
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
This is a complete show, recorded on 14 April 1983, that includes the rarely performed "Ain't Going Down" and "The Shape You're In" plus some 1980s standards like "Tulsa Time", "Lay Down Sally", and "Blues Power."
EC/Albert Lee (Guitar, Vocal)/Chris Stainton (Keyboards)/Donald "Duck" Dunn (Bass)/Jamie Oldaker (Drums)
Disc I
1) Intro & Tulsa Time
2) I Shot The Sheriff
3) Lay Down Sally
4) Worried Life Blues
5) Ain't Going Down
6) Let It Rain
7) Double Trouble
Disc II
1) Sweet Eliza
2) Key To The Highway
3) After Midnight
4) The Shape You're In
5) Ramblin' On My Mind & Have You Ever Loved A Woman?
6) Cocaine 

#6
The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 10: Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Wantaugh, NY 2/7/83 (2 CDRs)
Another great sounding Eric show from the early 80's with Bob Dylan filler
Snb Boot CD>CDR  Antrabata - 401-1/2 - sb6
Sound: A+, some background hiss
Time:  disc 1:  71:12    disc 2: 62:48
Flaws: None, tracking on disc is incorrect. Some tracks contain more than one song
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Albert Lee (Guitar, Vocal)/Chris Stainton (Keyboards)/Donald "Duck" Dunn (Bass)/Jamie Oldaker (Drums)
Disc I:
1) I Shot The Sheriff
Worried Life Blues
2) Lay Down Sally
Let It Rain
DoubleTrouble
Key To The Highway
3) The Shape You're In
4) Wonderful Tonight
Blues Power
Don't Say You Don't Love Me 
Have You Ever Loved A Woman?
Ramblin' On My Mind
Disc II:
1) Cocaine
Layla

Bob Dylan Filler:
2) Its Alright
3) ?
 
 
 
 
 

 

#7
The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 11A:  Kingswood Music Theatre, Toronto, CAN 5/21/85 (2 CDRs)
A masterfile of a great show from the "Forever Man" tour. Eric is playing hot
I also have this show remastered on one CDR
Snb Boot CD>CDR  Antrobata - 390-1/2 - sb5
Sound: A
Time:  disc 1:  47:38    disc 2: 52:46
Flaws: None, last song on disc 1 & last two songs on disc 2 are cut per orginal recording
Kahuna's Rating:****
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Tim Renwick (Guitar)/Chris Stainton (Keyboards)/Jamie Oldaker (Drums)/Donald 'Duck' Dunn (Bass)/Marcy Levy (Vocals)/Shaun Murphy (Vocals)
Disc I:
1) Tulsa Time
2) Motherless Children
3) I Shot The Sheriff
4) Same Old Blues
5) Tangled In Love
6) White Room
7) Behind The Sun
8) Wonderful Tonight 
9) Steppin' Out (opening 2:10 only)
Disc II:
1) Lay Down Sally
2) She's Waiting 
3) Try A Little Tenderness
4) Badge
5) Let It Rain
6) Double Trouble
7) Cocaine
8) Layla
9) Forever Man (last 1:15 only)
10) Further On Up The Road (opening 4:00 only)

#8
The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 11B:  Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts  5/26/85 (2 CDRs)
Another great show from the "Forever Man" tour. Sound is a little better than 11A.
If you take 11B and replace cut songs with same songs from 11A you'd have a great compilation of this hot tour.
Snb Boot CD>CDR  Antrobata - 390-3/4 - sb6
Sound: A
Time:  disc 1:  49:17    disc 2: 58:30
Flaws: None, End of Badge and beginning of Let it rain are cut per original recording
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Tim Renwick (Guitar)/Chris Stainton (Keyboards)/Jamie Oldaker (Drums)/Donald 'Duck' Dunn (Bass)/Marcy Levy (Vocals)/Shaun Murphy (Vocals)
Disc I:
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
Disc II:
1) She's Waiting
2) She Loves You
3) Badge (end missing)
4) Let It Rain (start missing)
5) Double Trouble
6) Cocaine
7) Layla
8) Forever Man
9) Further On Up The Road

#9
The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 12: August Sessions, Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA. 4-5/86 (1 CDR)
Fantastic sounding studio stuff. Different mixes with horns throw in, deffenitly from his pop era.
Another very hard to find Masterfile.
Snb Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A
Time: 64:56
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Phil Collins (Drums)/Greg Phillinganes (Keyboards)/Nathan East (Bass) plus more players
1) Walk Away
2) Miss You
3) Take A Chance
4) Run
5) Bad Influence
6) Hung Up On Your Love
7) Grand Illusion
8) Wanna Make Love to You
9)Walking the White Line
10) Holy Mother
11) The Mask
12) Hold On
13) Lady From Verona

#10
The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 13: National Exhibition Center, Birmingham, ENG.  7/15/86 (2 CDRs)
Recorded on 15 July 1986, are complete and contain material not included on the officially released video, Eric Clapton & Friends. Neither of these is sourced from the video or released singles. Unissued tracks include, "I Shot The Sheriff", "Same Old Blues", "Cocaine", and "Further On Up The Road" plus you get Phil Collins on drums.
Snb Boot CD>CDR  Antrabata - P13NE660-1/2 - sb5
Sound: A+
Time:  disc 1:  65:01    disc 2: 63:28
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Greg Phillinganes (Keyboards, Vocal)/Nathan East (Bass)/Phil Collins (Drums, Vocal)/Robert Cray (Guitar, Vocal) on Further On Up The Road
This recording is uninterrupted, and includes in its entirety Eric's introduction of Greg Philinganes prior to "Tearing Us Apart", as well as all of the applause at the end of the main set (~4 minutes) and Eric's introduction of Robert Cray prior to the final encore.
Disc I:
1) Crossroads
2) White Room
3) I Shot The Sheriff
4) Wanna Make Love To You
5) Run
6) Miss You
7) Same Old Blues
8) Tearing Us Apart
Disc II:
1) Holy Mother
2) Behind The Mask
3) Badge
4) Let It Rain
5) In The Air Tonight
6) Cocaine
7) Layla
8) Sunshine Of Your Love
9) Further On Up The Road

#11
The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 14: Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark 7/4/86 (2 CDRs)
Fantastic sounding show from the beginning of Eric's pop era.
Snb Boot CD>CDR  Antrabata - P14RO670-1/2 - sb6
Sound: A+
Time:  disc 1:  46:14    disc 2: 42:40
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Greg Phillinganes (Keyboards)/Nathan East (Bass)/Phil Collins (Drums)
Disc I:
1) Crossroads (IC)
2) White Room
3) I Shot The Sheriff
4) Wanna Make Love To You
5) Run
6) After Midnight
7) Same Old Blues
Disc II:
1) Miss You
2) Tearing Us Apart
3) Holy Mother
4) Behind The Mask
5) Badge
6) Let It Rain
7) In The Air Tonight

#12
The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 15: Metro Club, Boston 11/21/86 (2 CDRs)
Fantastic soundboard show, in the middle of the Clapton pop era. Great songlist
Snb Boot CD>CDR  Antrabata - P15BM680-1/2
Sound: A
Time:  disc 1:  72:56    disc 2: 69:08
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
The Last 7 tracks are from the soundcheck. There are slight fluctuations in volume level on both CDs during the main set.
EC/Greg Phillinganes (Keyboards, Vocal)/Nathan East (Bass)/Phil Collins (Drums)
Disc I:
1) Crossroads
2) White Room
3) I Shot The Sheriff
4) Wanna Make Love To You
5) It's In The Way That You Use It
6) Run
7) Miss You
8) Same Old Blues
9) Tearing Us Apart
10) Holy Mother
Disc II:
1) Badge
2) Let It Rain
3) Cocaine
4) Layla
5) Sunshine Of Your Love
6) Unknown song
7) Bad Influence
8) Tearing Us Apart
9) Layla
10) Stevie Wonder Jam
11) Layla
12) It's In The Way That You Use It

#13
The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 16: Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, Calif. 4/13/87 &
Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, OH. 4/23/87 (2 CDRs)
Another Fantastic sounding show from Eric's pop era. 1st disc fron Calif., 2nd from Ohio.
Snb Boot CD>CDR  Antrabata - P16CM690-1/2  - sb6
Sound: A+
Time:  disc 1: 70:01    disc 2: 68:11
Flaws: None, Starts off loud then mellows off into a beautiful recording
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Greg Phillinganes (Keyboards)/Nathan East (Bass)/Steve Ferrone (Drums)
Disc I:
1) Intro & Crossroads
2) White Room
3) I Shot The Sheriff
4) Hung Up On Your Love
5) Wonderful Tonight
6) Miss You
7) Same Old Blues
8) Tearing Us Apart
9) Holy Mother
Disc II:
1) Intro & Crossroads
2) White Room
3) I Shot The Sheriff
4) Hung Up On Your Love
5) Wonderful Tonight
6) Same Old Blues
7) Tearing Us Apart
8) Holy Mother

#14
The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 18 -  Shoreline Amphitheatre 9/21/88 (2 CDRs)
Good quality soundboard with great backing band including Mark Knopfler
Snb Boot CD>CDR  Antrabata - SHORELINE1/2 - sb5
Sound: A
Time:  disc 1:  54:40    disc 2: 55:35
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Mark Knopfler(Guitar)/Alan Clark(Keyboards)/Nathan East(Bass)/Steve Ferrone(Drums)/Jody Linscott(Percussion)/Katie Kissoon(Vocals)/Tessa Niles(Vocals)
Disc I:
1) Crossroads/White Room
2) I Shot The Sheriff
3) Lay Down Sally
4) Wonderful Tonight
5) Tearing Us Apart
6) After Midnight
7) Can't Find My Way Home
Disc II:
1) Badge
2) Same Old Blues
3) Cocaine
4) Layla
5) Money For Nothing
6) Sunshine Of Your Love 

#15
The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 19 - Royal Albert Hall,  London, ENG.  2/28/91  (3 CDRs)
The complete Feb 28, 1991 blues show with many guest from the famous RAH run.
I also have a second copy of this masterfile which has been remastered to two discs, boosted the gain by 15 dB and removed background tape hiss. Highly recommended, sound is now A+, great mastering job by Bill Fleming from Alberta Can.!!!
Snb Boot CD>CDR  Antrabata - RAHPART1/2/3 - sb5 (mono)
Sound: A
Time:  disc 1:  57:00    disc 2: 40:53     disc 3: 54:50
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Jamie Oldaker(Drums)/Joey Spampinato(Bass)/Chuck Leavell(Keyboards)/Greg Phillinganes(Keyboards)/Jerry Portnoy(Harmonica)/Johnnie Johnson(Piano)/Robert Cray(Guitar)/Buddy Guy(Guitar)/Albert Collins(Guitar)/ Jimmie Vaughan(Guitar)
Disc I:
1) Watch Yourself
2) Hoodoo Man
3) Hideaway
4) Stand Around Crying
5) All Your Love
6)Have You Ever Loved A Woman
7) It's My Life
8) Key To The Highway
9) Wee Wee Baby
Disc II:
1) Tanqueray
2) Johnnie's Boogie
3) Tired Man
4) Mother In Law Blues
5) Black Cat Bone
6) I Feel So Glad
7) Reconsider Baby
8) Stranger Blues
Disc III:
1) Stranger Blues *
2) Hoochie Coochie Man
3) Little By Little
4) My Time After A While
5)Sweet Home Chicago
 

 

* Stranger Blues is repeated in its entirety at the start of CD3.  The sound quality has been disputed with ratings going as low as sb1 or sb2.  I have also received a rating as high as sb6 from someone who collects large numbers of Clapton imports.  This makes me wonder if there might not be more than one issue of this volume.  The CDs have been recorded at a low volume. I find that when the volume is augmented sufficiently, there is more hiss than normal for a soundboard of this era. (R.B.)

#16
The Slowhand Masterfile - Part 20 - Inglewood, CA. 8/14/75 (2 CDRs)
A Fantastic hard jamming show, when Clapton was his hottest!!!!. Great songlist. This show is also known as The Legendary L.A. Forum Show with Carlos Santana, Keith Moon and Joe Cocker on the last 4 tracks. Last Track "Eye Site To The Blind" and "Why Does Love Have To Be So Sad" is fantastic on this disc.
Snb Boot CD>CDR  Antrabata - LAFORUM1/2
Sound: A, some tape hiss
Time:  disc 1:  46:42    disc 2: 65:47
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Jamie Oldaker (Drums)/Dick Sims (Keyboards)/Carl Radle (Bass)/George Terry (Guitar)/Sergio Pastora (Percussion)/ Yvonne Elliman (Vocals)/Marcy Levy (Vocals)
1) Layla
2) Further On Up the Road
3) Knockin' On Heaven's Door
4) Carnival
5) Can't Find My Way Home
6) Tell The Truth
1) Stormy Monday
2) Keith Moon Interlude
3) Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad
4) Teach Me to Be Your Woman
5) Badge
6) Eyesight To The Blind 

More Eric
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The Wonderful Tonight Page
Derek & The Dominos & Other Early Bands Page
The Anthology Page
The Silver and Gold Page
The 70's Solo Page
The Early 80's Page
The POP 80's Page (or Late 80's)
The Early 90's Page
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