January 11, 2020 – 5:00 am


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Palo Alto 1975 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA; August 9, 1975. Fairly to very good audience recording.


One of the best EC audience recordings from the 1970s, this is a must-have for any Clapton collector. The 1975 tour is legendary for EC’s erratic, sloppy behavior, but this is one of the better, more focused shows I’ve heard from this era. I presume this was recorded with permission of the band with fairly professional equipment and multiple microphones - the quality surpasses almost any audience recording from the 1970s and is frequently mistaken for a soundboard.

It’s unfortunate that there is no lineage for this - if you have a known-generation recording, please post it! In the meantime, this is a good listen for even a casual EC fan who likes Clapton’s 1970s material.

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Thanks to ademotte for sharing the show at Dime.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Layla 9:21
Track 102. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door 5:38
Track 103. Tell The Truth 9:58
Track 104. Can’t Find My Way Home (Yvonne Elliman vocal) 6:29
Track 105. Key To The Highway 8:52
Track 106. Carnival 8:37
Track 107. Teach Me To Be Your Woman 5:25
Track 108. Badge 8:38
63 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Tuning 0:52
Track 202. Better Make it Through Today 6:38
Track 203. Blues Power 12:50
Track 204. Ramblin’ On My Mind 11:53
Track 205. Let It Rain 9:05
Track 206. Eyesight To The Blind 8:33
50 mins

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  1. 16 Responses to “ERIC CLAPTON - PALO ALTO 1975”

  2. I have quite a few of Eric’s 75 shows.. so it’s a nice surprise to see this one!
    Great audio as well!

    By Sotiris Tsamandanis on Jan 11, 2020

  3. hi sotiris,can you please get in touch with me about your eric 1975 shows thank you

    By gerald clothier on Jan 11, 2020

  4. Rumor has it Eric gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Jan 11, 2020

  5. I wish the queer faggot who keeps talking bout big dics would shut the fuck up . He probably takes elephant dics up his motherfuckin ass.

    By Derrick on Jan 11, 2020

  6. Back to music. Never bought into the whole Clapton is god shit but great guitarist he is without a doubt. This show looks like a winner. Keep shit like this coming. Classic Rock is what’s best . Stay with the fuckin program

    By Derrick on Jan 11, 2020

  7. I don’t personally care for Derrick and his bigoted beliefs, as well as his nutcase idiot friends here , but I must admit I do share their opinions on music.This is a great show from a great era . I don’t want to hear these people today when they are all old geezers . That includes Clapton, Dylan , McCartney , Springsteen, all of them . Like this show when Mr Clapton is obviously in his prime . That’s what a like . I love old music by young musicians. Not older people today still trying to act 23 pretending it’s still 1975

    By Pat Grooms on Jan 11, 2020

  8. Eric is hung like a fucking horse . He gave me his monster prick many times in the 70’s. We also got high together . Mainly booze and coke ‘ occasionally Smack.

    By Pam Des Barris on Jan 11, 2020

  9. Gerald
    My email is
    [email protected] also
    Type Sotiris Tsamandanis on you tube

    By Sotiris Tsamandanis on Jan 11, 2020

  10. I was there. On Eyesight To the Blind, Carlos Santana came out and lit the place on fire.

    By randyremote on Jan 15, 2020

  11. Hello,
    Why santana appears on pick ?

    By Guillaume on Jan 15, 2020

  12. Fine, it’s okay.
    Aug 9 Sat: Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
    In the same evening, Carlos Santana, Armando Peraza, “Ndugu” Leon Chancler are guests of Eric Clapton for 9 min. on: Eyesight To The Blind.

    By Guillaume on Jan 16, 2020

  13. I heard Carlos plays guitar and Keith Moon plays drums on Eyesight unless this is a different L.A. show from ‘75.

    By Brian Fairbanks on Jan 17, 2020

  14. Apparently, this is the show I was thinking of with Santana and Moon:

    By Brian Fairbanks on Jan 17, 2020

  15. THANK YOU!

    By Vincent Brennan on Jan 17, 2020

  16. I feel this concert was like the biopic on Freddie Mercury and Queen. Powerful, esp. during 1975 when he was in stupor many times. Incredible. Should be a biopic too.

    By ScarRad on Jan 17, 2020

  17. Does anyone suppose this might be a Mike The Mic recording?

    By sean on Apr 16, 2020

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