Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Eric Clapton – Providence, RI (07/10/74)

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Eric Clapton
Providence Civic Center
Providence, RI
10 July 1974

Download: FLAC/MP3

Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski

CD1
01 Intro by “Legs” Larry Smith
02 Smile
03 Don’t Have to Hurt Nobody
04 Have You Ever Loved a Woman
05 Blues Power (spliced)
06 Key to the Highway

CD2
01 Presence Of The Lord
02 Bright Lights Big City/I Can’t Hold Out
03 Willie and the Handjive/Get Ready (spliced)
04 Little Wing
05 Layla
06 E: Little Queenie (spliced)

Eric Clapton – Guitar, Vocals
Jamie Oldaker – Drums
Dick Sims – Keyboards
Carl Radle – Bass
George Terry – Guitar
Yvonne Elliman – Backing Vocals

An audience member threw a beer bottle at the stage before the show started & it hit
Yvonne Elliman in the hand. Clapton was pissed and almost folded the show.
She performed the show with a bandaged hand.

Eric speaks to the audience about the incident at about 3:50 into the intro:
“I want the guy that threw the beer bottle to know that he hurt one of my people.
So don’t throw things, please don’t throw things at us.”

The second song, “Don’t Have To Hurt Nobody” was an impromptu jam inspired by the incident.

During “Willie and the Handjive/Get Ready”, Yvonne sings “throwing your fucking bottles” at about 6:20.

unknown model dictation style Tape Recorder
External Mono Microphone
Scotch cassettes

Mastered and FLAC’ed by Carl Morstadt (dantalion8@yahoo.com)

Master Cassette ->
Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction ->
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 ->
CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files ->
Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) ->
CDWAV (track breaks) ->
dBpowerAMP Audio Converter (24-bit/96-KHz wav files converted to
16-bit/44.1 KHz wav files) ->
FLAC Front End (FLAC 8 with sector boundary alignment)
FLAC files tagged with Foobar2000 Live Show Tagger

No EQ’ing.

A 24-bit/96-KHz flac24 version of this recording is also available.

Warning/Disclaimer: This recording should not be confused with the series labelled “The Dan Lampinski Tapes Volume XX”. This recording represents part of Dan’s earliest efforts to capture the live concert experience for posterity, hence the series name “Dan Lampinski – The Early Years Volume XX”. Given the very consistent high quality of Dan’s later work, it would have been easy to blow off these recordings and consign them to the dustbin of history, but there are quite a few captures in the series that are well worth circulating, if not for their rarity, but for the obsessive collector types (we know who we are) that want every single second of any recordings of their favourite musicians. So please, just accept these recordings for what they are, another part of the tapestry we weave when we collect and share such things.

Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ’ing has been done to any of the transfers. Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording.

Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community. Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely.

The transfers are available as 16bit/44.1KHz flac files suitable for CD burning, and also as 24bit/96KHz flac files for those who prefer the higher resolution.

Always remember – the more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you.

Kev & Carl
November 2010