Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Eric Clapton – Philadelphia, PA (09/07/88)

eric clapton - philadelphia 1988 its-a-guitar-thing-front

Eric Clapton (with Mark Knopfler)
1988-09-07
Philadelphia, Pa.
“It’s a Guitar Thing” (3BR 151) *Hot SBD*
3BR Records – 3BR 151 – SB 6 (Scale 1-6)

Download: FLAC/MP3

Disc 1:

1. Crossroads
2. White Room
3. I Shot the Sheriff
4. Lay Down Sally
5. Wonderful Tonight
6. Tearing Us Apart
7. After Midnight
8. Can’t Find My Way Home
9. Motherless Children

Disc 2:

1. Same Old Blues
2. Cocaine
3. Layla
4. Money For Nothing (Mark Knopfler)
5. Sunshine of Your Love

Band Lineup:
Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals
Mark Knopfler Guitar, Vocals
Nathan East Bass, Vocals
Steve Ferrone Drums
Jodie Linscott Percussion
Katie Kissoon Backing Vocals
Tessa Niles Backing Vocals

Geetarz Comments:

The 1988 Tour celebrated Clapton’s 25th Anniversary in the music
business, and coincided with the resurgence of classic roots rock
and blues in the public eye. The tour was received warmly, and the
crowd in Phildelphia was off the hook, which really took the energy
level of the band up a notch as well.

Sourced from a low generation copy of a pro-shot Video in wide
circulation among collectors – then remastered by the 3BR team.

Great, crisp soundboard recording. The mix, in particular, is very
up-front and close-miked.

IMO, this is superior to the Tarantura release “Vivela Slowhand”,
which apears to have been sourced from a lower quality, higher-
generation source and suffers from a bit of VHS tracking noise.

Lineage:

3BR Original (Directly from Igor and The Professor) > LiteOn iHAP
322 (UL 18 Firmware) > EAC v. 0.99 Prebeta 5 (Secure Mode, Offset
Correct @ +6, 0) > FLAC

Artwork, checksums (ffp, MD5, ST5), info file, and EAC extraction
logs provided.

Enjoy … and PLAY IT LOUD!

May, 2010

One thought on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Eric Clapton – Philadelphia, PA (09/07/88)

  1. This is one of the core collection Clapton boots. People shouldn’t be put off by their perceptions and memories of mid 80s synth EC. Even during this period the tour band was often a lot more rootsy and earthy, featuring ‘Duck’ Dunn, Chris Stainton, Marcy Levy and more. Some however do have the Collins/Phillanganes lineup, so always read the label!

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