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#1
Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert - 25th Anniversary Edition
Rainbow Theater, London, ENG. 1/13/73 (both early and late shows) (4 CDR)
It doesn't get any better than this one for 70's Clapton!!! Sound and Contant are just The Best
This 4 CD set is the definitive recording of Clapton's historic "comeback" at the Rainbow Theater in London on 13 January 1973. The tapes are unedited and these superb stereo soundboard recordings rival the official release for sound quality. The set list comprised songs from Cream, Derek & The Dominos, and Clapton's first solo album. Also, this set may just settle the argument of Fender Stratocaster v. Gibson Les Paul as Clapton played "Blackie" at the first show and a Les Paul at the second. Note that this title was issued first as a "limited" edition in Japan and later, as a non-limited edition in the rest of the world.
Snb Boot CD>CDR  Empress Valley - sb6
Sound: A+
Time:  disc 1:  43:37   disc 2: 48:58    disc 3: 40:58     disc 4: 58:53
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/ Pete Townshend (guitar)/ Rick Grech (bass)/ Rebop (percussion)/ Steve Winwood (keyboards)/ Jim Capaldi (drums)/ Ronnie Wood (guitar)/ Jimmy Karstein (drums)
Note: An excellent recording and performance. Superior in quality to the Slowhand Masterfile release, and of course blows away the official release. This 4 disc set was apparently issued twice by Empress Valley. First, as a limited edition set and later as a non-limited edition with less elaborate artwork. This set contains both shows complete in
unedited form. Note that the sound quality of the late show is slightly superior to that found on The Slowhand Masterfile Part 3B
Sorry for the quality of these covers
they are the only covers I could find
Disc I:
1) Introduction
2) Layla
3) Badge
4) Blues Power
5) Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
6) Roll It Over
7) Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
8) Little Wing
Disc II:
1) Bottle Of Red Wine
2) After Midnight
3) Bell Bottom Blues
4) Presence Of The Lord
5) Tell The Truth
6) Pearly Queen
7) Let It Rain
8) Crossroads
Disc III:
1) Layla (fade in)
2) Badge
3) Blues Power
4) Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
5) Roll It Over
6) Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
7) Little Wing
Disc IV:
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
Splendor - The Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 6/25/75 (2 CDR)
This show has one of the greatest songs ever recorded by Eric "Eye Site to the Blind/Why Does Love Have to Be so Sad" with Carlos Santana, hot guitars don't get any better than this!!!! (theres a better sounding version of it on the official release Crossroads II)
This is an outstanding audience recording from Providence, Rhode Island on 25 June 1975. This complete show features Carlos Santana on "Eyesight To The Blind" and "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad". According to Roberty's Complete Recording Sessions 1963-1995, this show was recorded for possible release. "Layla", "Further On Up The Road", "Driftin' Blues", and "Eyesight To The Blind / Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad" eventually made their way onto Crossroads 2. But, there are still lots of great tracks left on this boot. A complete soundboard recording of this show has never surfaced among collectors.
Aud Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A
Time:  disc 1:  49:50    disc 2: 62:18
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/Carl Radle (Bass)/George Terry (Guitar)/Jamie Oldaker (Drums)/Dick Sims (Keyboards)/Yvonne Elliman (Vocals)/ Marcy Levy (Vocals)/Carlos Santana on Eyesight To The Blind & Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
Disc I: 
1) Layla
2) Further On Up The Road
3) I Shot The Sheriff
4) Better Make It Through Today
5) Keep On Growing
6) Can't Find My Way Home
7) Driftin' Blues
8) Sunshine Of Your Love 
9) Motherless Children
10) Mean Old World
Disc II:
1) Teach Me To Be Your Woman
2) Bell Bottom Blues
3) Badge
4) Knockin' On Heavens Door
5) Tell The Truth
6) Eyesight To The Blind 
7) Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad 

 

#3
Slowhand Plays In The Boston Gardens - Boston Gardens, Boston, MA. 7/12/74 (2 CDR)
This is a complete show recorded on 12 July 1974 during the U.S. tour with great versions of "Mainline Florida" and "Steady Rolling Man" plus an early 1970s solo version of "Badge".
Snb Boot CD>CDR  Killing Floor - KF 98011/2 - sb4
Sound: A
Time:  disc 1:  44:16   disc 2: 44:13
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
EC/George Terry (Guitar)/Dick Sims (Keyboards)/Yvonne Elliman (Vocals)/ Carl Radle (Bass)/Jamie Oldaker (Drums)
I believe this show might be recorded at madision Square Garden in New York but date is correct
Note: the date is incorrect on the insert (7/7/74), and "Presence of the Lord" is wonderfully mistitled "Presence of the Load" whatever that means
Disc I:
1) Smile
2) Let It Grow
3) Can't Find My Way Home
4) Willie And The Hand Jive & Get Ready
5)Layla
6) Presence Of The Lord
Disc II:
1) Steady Rollin' Man
2) Mainline Florida
3) Blues Power
4) Have You Ever Loved A Woman?
5) Badge

#4
One Night in Dallas - Convention Centre -Dallas, TX 11/15/76 (1 CDR)
Fantastic sound and a great show with Eric and his fantastic band. Two songs by Marcy Levy are fantastic
Snb Boot CD>CDR
Sound: A+
Time:  disc 1:  49:50
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Heres what the Eric Clapton-FAQ says:
This is an incredible audience recording from 15 November 1976. Freddy King guests throughout the show. One song from this show is featured on his official release, Freddy King: 1934-1976. Several CDs have been released of this radio broadcast, but they are incomplete because the entire show did not air. The best of these is One Night In Dallas (Seagull / SB6).
EC/Jamie Oldaker (Drums)/Dick Sims (Keyboards)/Carl Radle (Bass)/George Terry (Guitar)/Yvonne Elliman (Vocals)/Marcy Levy (Vocals)/Sergio Pastora Rodrigez (Percussion)
 
1) 1. Hello Old Friend 4:08
2. Sign Language 4:13
3. Knockin' On Heaven's Door 6:07
4. One Night 4:53
5. Can't Find My Way Home 6:05
6. Blues Power 12:58
7. Layla 6:24
8. Drum Solo 2:36
9. Layla Reprise 3:25

 

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