Eric Clapton - Unplugged (Hybrid SACD, Ultradisc UHR)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (Hybrid SACD, Ultradisc UHR)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (Hybrid SACD, Ultradisc UHR)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (Hybrid SACD, Ultradisc UHR)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (Hybrid SACD, Ultradisc UHR)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (Hybrid SACD, Ultradisc UHR)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (Hybrid SACD, Ultradisc UHR)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (Hybrid SACD, Ultradisc UHR)

Eric Clapton - Unplugged (Hybrid SACD, Ultradisc UHR)

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Eric Clapton – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, dobro, kazoo [click here to see more vinyl featuring Eric Clapton]

Andy Fairweather Low – acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica

Chuck Leavell – acoustic piano, harmonium

Nathan East – acoustic bass, backing vocals

Steve Ferrone – drums, percussion

Ray Cooper – percussion

Katie Kissoon – backing vocals

Tessa Niles – backing vocals

 

Hybrid SACD, single-pocket gatefold cardboard jacket, no booklet

Limited numbered edition 

Stereo

Live

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Reprise

Recorded on 16 January 1992 at Bray Film Studios, Windsor, England

Recorded by Jim Barton

Engineered by John Roden, Buford Jones, Joel Gallen

Mixed by Steve Boyer

Produced by Alex Coletti, Russ Titelman

Mastered by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA on the GAIN HD SYSTEM

Originally released in August 1992

Reissued in May 2022

 

Tracks:

  1. Signe
  2. Before You Accuse Me
  3. Hey Hey
  4. Tears In Heaven
  5. Lonely Stranger
  6. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  7. Layla
  8. Running On Faith
  9. Walkin' Blues
  10. Alberta
  11. San Francisco Bay Blues
  12. Malted Milk
  13. Old Love
  14. Rollin' & Tumblin'


    Awards:

    Grammy Award for Album of the Year

    Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

    Grammy Award for Best Rock Song for "Layla"

    Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Tears In Heaven"

    Diamond Album certification commemoration over 10 Million in the U.S. sales

     

    Reviews:

    “Its massive success -- it is one of the rare albums to be certified as diamond in the U.S. and it went platinum all over the world; it also won the Album of the Year Grammy for 1992 -- makes it difficult to place Eric Clapton's 1992 MTV Unplugged in context, but it's important to do so. It arrived three years into MTV Unplugged's run -- 1989 also being the year Clapton stirred artistically with the assured AOR of Journeyman -- and a year after Paul McCartney established the practice of an official album release of an Unplugged session with his own Unplugged (The Official Bootleg). Also in 1991, Clapton's young son Conor died in a tragic accident. The guitarist wrote "Tears in Heaven" as a tribute to his late son and, via its inclusion on the 1991 soundtrack to Rush, it became a hit single and, later, a centerpiece to the Unplugged set. The passage of time has blurred the lines separating all these events, suggesting Clapton's 1992 Unplugged was the first-ever MTV album, that it alone was responsible for revitalizing EC's career, that it is was the place where "Tears in Heaven" premiered, when none of that is quite true. What is true is that Unplugged is the concert and album that established the MTV program as a classy, tony showcase for artists eager to redefine themselves via reexamination of their catalogs, which is what Clapton cannily did here. The album's hit was a slow crawl through Derek & the Dominos' "Layla," turning that anguished howl of pain into a cozy shuffle and the whole album proceeds at a similar amiable gait, taking its time and enjoying detours into old blues standards. Clapton is embracing his middle age and the pleasure of Unplugged is to hear him opt out of the pop star game as he plays songs he's always loved. Tellingly, it's these blues and folk covers -- Jesse Fuller's "San Francisco Bay Blues," Big Bill Broonzy's "Hey Hey," the standard "Alberta," Muddy Waters' "Rollin' and Tumblin'," two songs from Robert Johnson ("Walkin' Blues," "Malted Milk") -- that are the best performances here; they're alternately lively and relaxed, Clapton happily conforming to the contours of the compositions. These capture a moment in time, when EC was settling into his age by reconnecting with the past, whereas the originals -- whether it's the revised versions of "Layla" and "Old Love," "Tears in Heaven," or the debut of "My Father's Eyes," originally heard here (and on the 2013 expanded anniversary edition) but released as a single much later in the decade -- point forward to the sharply tailored adult contemporary crooner of the '90s, one who turned out to be very comfortable existing in a world of high thread counts and designer duds. These are the tunes that belong to the '90s -- and several of these also appear on the 2013 expansion, which contains songs that didn't appear on the album, almost all of which are originals apart from an alternate "Walkin' Blues" and "Worried Life Blues" -- but the rest of MTV Unplugged manages to transcend its time because it does cut to the quick of Clapton's musical DNA.” AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine


    UHR

    Ultra High-Resolution (UHR) dual-layer hybrid SACD is recorded with Direct Stream Digital Technology at a sampling rate of 11.2 MHZ and a frequency response of DC to 100KHz. In addition, a high-precision down-conversion is utilized for the CD layer (16bit/44.1kHz) to preserve the sonic integrity of the original DSD capture. The result is State-of-the-art sound on any machine that can play either standard compact discs or SACDs.

     

    Ratings :

    AllMusic : 4.5 / 5 , Discogs : 4.65 / 5 

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