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Eric Clapton


Eric Clapton - Rainbow Concert - 1973 - Polydor

This 1973 concert was organized by Pete Townshend, and others to try and help Eric Clapton overcome his drug problems. The concert was recorded live at London's Rainbow Theatre venue in January 1973, using Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio. It was EC's biggest comeback after the "Concert for Bangladesh" album in 1971. By 1974, EC had conquered his heroin addiction and recorded his classic "461 Ocean Boulevard." album. "Rainbow Concert" is not the best reflection of EC's guitar talents, as in normal circumstances, he would have played ten times better. But this is understandable, as he was trying to overcome his "black tar" problem at the time, and the concert was a huge step for him. Nevertheless, even with serious heroin problems, "Slowhand" could still teach a few tricks to many aspiring guitarists in the seventies. A good album, with Eric backed by the talented Pete Townshend, Ronnie Wood, the late Rick Grech, Steve Winwood, Jim Karstein, the late Jim Capaldi, and the late Remi Kabaka. Eric's Rainbow Concert was first released on LP in September 1973 on RSO Records (marketed by Polydor). The album was later released in other formats (cassette, CD), with numerous remastered and expanded versions. If you have just come back from the "reefs of Kizmar" after 45 years, and would like to find out more about EC, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Clapton By the way, does anybody know how Kizmar's economy is doing these days?!


1."Badge" (Clapton, Harrison) – 3:32
2."Roll It Over" (Clapton, Whitlock) – 6:43
3."Presence of the Lord" (Clapton) – 5:37


1."Pearly Queen" (Capaldi, Winwood) – 7:00
2."After Midnight" (Cale) – 5:12
3."Little Wing" (Hendrix) – 6:32


Eric Clapton - Guitar, Vocals
Pete Townshend - Guitar, Vocals
Ron Wood - Guitar, Vocals
Rick Grech - Bass
Steve Winwood - Keyboards, Vocals
Jim Karstein - Drums
Jim Capaldi - Drums
Rebop Kwaku Baah - Percussion