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Rare Tracks [
Original Master Series OMS 329-332, 4CD]
Live at various venues and dates; fairly to very good radio (?) and TV broadcasts.

Plus some Christmas cheer from Eric Clapton.

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Disc 1
The Price Of Love TV Show; November 20, 1969
Track 101. Poor Elijah - Tribute To Robert Johnson (With Delaney & Bonnie) 4:32 (7.6MB)
Track 102. Will The Circle Be Unbroken (With Delaney & Bonnie) 3:57 (6.7MB)

Chris And Dave Christmas Show, London, UK, December 12, 1982
Track 103. Slow Down Linda (With Chas & Dave) 3:51 (6.5MB)
Track 104. Goodnight Irene (With Chas & Dave) 3:52 (6.5MB)

Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute Concert, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, UK, June 11, 1988; with Dire Straits
Track 105. Walk Of Life 6:16 (10.5MB)
Track 106. Sultans Of Swing 10:46 (18.1MB)
Track 107. Romeo And Juliet 11:21 (19.1MB)
Track 108. Money For Nothing 8:13 (13.8MB)
Track 109. Brothers In ArmsĀ  8:36 (14.4MB)
Track 110.Wonderfull Tonight 5:46 (9.7MB)
Track 111. Solid Rock 6:14 (10.5MB)
74 mins

Disc 2
Mean Fiddler, London, UK, November 8, 1986; with Robert Cray
Track 201. Smoking Gun 5:42 (9.6MB)
Track 202. Playing In The Dirt 5:14 (8.8MB)
Track 203. The Last Time 5:29 (9.2MB)
Track 204. Bad Influence 4:44 (8.0MB)
Track 205. Phone Booth 6:07 (10.3MB)

Music TV Show, NBC Studios, New York City, October 25, 1989; with David Sanborn
Track 206. Hard Times 3:48 (6.4MB)
Track 207. Old Love 6:11 (10.4MB)
Track 208. Before You Accuse Me 3:59 (6.7MB)

Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, June 15, 1993; with BB King And Others
Track 209. Rock Me Baby 5:57 (10.0MB)
Track 210. Sweet Little Angel 7:47 (13.1MB)
Track 211. Let The Good Times Roll 5:50 (9.8MB)
61 mins

Disc 3
Electric Ladyland Studios, New York City, June 28, 1975; with The Rolling Stones
Track 301. Carnival To Rio 7:02 (11.8MB)

Rehearsal Jam At Critera Studios, Miami, FL; 1974
Track 302. Dobro 1 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 303. Dobro 2 2:23 (4.0MB)

“Color Of Money” Soundtrack Outtake, Air Studios, London, UK, September 1986; with Big Town Playboys
Track 304. It’s My Life Baby 2:42 (4.5MB)

“August” Outtake, Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, April-May 1985
Track 305. Lady Of Verona 5:06 (8.6MB)

Buddy Holly Tribute, O’Henry Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March 28, 2000
Track 306. Someone Someone 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 307. Maybe Baby 2:12 (3.7MB)
Track 308. Peggy Sue 2:33 (4.3MB)

“Pilgrim” Outtake, Olympic Studios, Barnes, West London, UK, December 1997
Track 309. Modern Girl 5:18 (8.9MB)

Davina McCall with Eric Clapton, June 1988
Track 310. I’m Too Good For You 4:18 (7.2MB)

Wembley Arena, London, UK, June 18, 1987; Complete Unedited Version with Tina Turner
Track 311. Tearing Us Apart 6:24 (10.7MB)

The Bottom Line, New York City, May 9, 1989; with Carl Perkins
Track 312. Mean Woman Blues 9:06 (15.3MB)
Track 313. Matchbox 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 314. Roll Over Beethoven/Maybeline/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On 7:11 (12.1MB)
Track 315. Blue Suede Shoes 4:40 (7.9MB)
Track 316. Going Down The Road Feeling Bad 5:07 (8.6MB)
77 mins

Disc 4
The White House, Washington, DC, December 17, 1998 *
401. Merry Christmas Baby (with Sheryl Crow) 3:55
402. Cryin’ Christmas Tears (with Sheryl Crow) 4:24
403. Give Me One Reason (With Tracy Chapman) 4:16
404. Christmas Blues Christmas Without You (With John Popper) 3:39
405. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (With Sheryl Crow) 3:55

* Available on A Very Special Christmas Live.

David Sanborn And Friends, United Studios, New York City, December 14, 1998
Track 406. Crossroads 5:53 (9.9MB)
Track 407. Sunshine Of Your Love 5:33 (9.3MB)
Track 408. Use Me 4:57 (8.3MB)
Track 409. Going Down Slow 4:50 (8.9MB)
Track 410. I’ll Take You There 5:33 (9.3MB)

The White House, Washington, DC, October 23, 1999
Track 411. Ramblin’ On My Mind 2:59 (5.0MB)
Track 412. All Along The Watchtower (With Lenny Kravitz) 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 413. The Thrill Is Gone (With BB King) 5:00 (8.4MB)
59 mins

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  1. 14 Responses to “ERIC CLAPTON - RARE TRACKS”

  2. pretty impressive thanks guys!

    By sluggo on Dec 5, 2016

  3. The 1988 Dire Straits at Wembley is just absolutely smoking! No loudmouth bimbo ruining this set here.

    By Mr. Jimmy on Dec 5, 2016

  4. Gee, BigO, you knew just what I wanted for Christmas! Best gift ever! Thank you!

    By kalle on Dec 5, 2016

  5. Thank you BigO for another Eric. But one sad news: Radim Hladik, a well-known Czech rock guitarist, leader of the group Blue Effect, died on December 4, 2016 at the age of 69 years. R.I.P.

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Dec 5, 2016

  6. Thanks, Big O!

    It’s hard not to like Eric Clapton, but sometimes, his albums are a little too slick for my taste. This mixed bag of tracks has a few frayed edges that make it great. I EQ’d this a little and cranked it up in the car. Made the ride to work fun.


    By Eric (the other Eric) on Dec 5, 2016

  7. fantastic bigo love it

    By phil on Dec 6, 2016

  8. “Chris And Dave Christmas Show” should read “Chas & Dave Xmas Show”

    By Liam NSW on Dec 7, 2016

  9. Outstanding!! Thank you!!

    By The Colorado Kid on Dec 7, 2016

  10. YES!!!

    By flacmaster on Dec 7, 2016

  11. This is great, but I hate to be the bearer of bad news. The tracks recorded in Washington DC appeared on A Very Special Christmas Live.

    By Martin on Dec 7, 2016

  12. Hello Martin

    Thanks for the feedback. Cheers.

    By bigozine2 on Dec 8, 2016

  13. I luvs me some Eric Clapton but dudes come on now why not just keep it in da 70s cuz dats when he wuz at his best , Da dates wuz all over da map here wit some geezer shows mixed in wit the earlier stuff , please makes me happy by postin 70s only shows , no old man geezer Muzak where dey can’t cut da mustard no more and also no modern fake Muzak wit auto tune and lipsinkin , 70s Rock 70s roll 70s rule

    By Boom Boom Mancini on Dec 8, 2016

  14. Clapton Is God, always has been, always will be.

    By Eric Derek on Dec 8, 2016

  15. Dis is da bom. I cant get enuff of dis type of muzak. Thanks BigO. Maybe no more Davina McCall tho.

    By Broom Broom Porcini on Dec 9, 2016

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