ERIC CLAPTON - MOUNTAIN VIEW 1990

November 6, 2020 – 5:40 am

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ERIC CLAPTON
Mountain View 1990 [JEMS Archive, 2CD]

Walt K Master Series, Vol III. Live at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA; May 5, 1990. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to Walt K, JEMS Archive and slipkid68 for sharing the show at Dime.

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Welcome to the third installment of the Walt K Master Series. The first two featured 1984 Bay Area concerts by The Pretenders and Bruce Springsteen (the latter circulated as “The New Sound of ’84: Oakland First Night”). Walt’s tapes are among the best anyone made on those respective tours; we heartily recommend them for outstanding clarity and performances.

Never torrented before, Volume III from Walt features Eric Clapton at Shoreline Amphitheatre on May 5, 1990. It was the last night of the tour’s spring leg, and Clapton was all business. So was Walt.

The performance opens with three straight selections from the 1989 LP “Journeyman” - its songs comprise six of the show’s 15 tracks, and older favorites make up the balance. The LP’s bluesy, radio-friendly tracks blend nicely with material from Cream, Blind Faith, Clapton’s earlier solo works, and, of course, “Layla.” Moreover, the versions recorded here have aged well, and Clapton sounds terrific.

While Slowhand managed a cast of eight fellow musicians on stage, in the seats Walt was conducting his one-man taper’s section. It’s a craft he dedicated himself to, and wherever he took in live music, be it the Coliseum, Frost, or the Greek, his work distinguishes itself immediately upon playback. Props to all the Bay Area tapers!

Once set, the sound here is bold, even, and consistent. A bit of audience chatter makes its way during the quiet interludes, but nothing too intrusive. Overall, I hope this fine new 1990 recording pleases EC fans in particular.

My good and generous friend Walt passed away in 2006. He always waxed enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the music he loved, whether the Grateful Dead, Max Roach, or Pearl Jam. (Walt turned me on to the first two, and we shared a deep appreciation for Ed Ved. & Co.)

In 2018, we retrieved Walt’s master cassettes from storage in San Francisco. I send love and thanks to Helen for the green light. My friends at JEMS Archive cheered the project from its inception; now, with tapes in hand, BK has been spot-on with evaluation, transfer, and mastering duties. As always, I thank him for helping bring the music. There’s more to come.

And as Walt himself said, share this freely, and for free!

slipkid68

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LIneage:
Sony ECM-150 mics > Sony WM-D6C
2020 JEMS Transfer: Master cassettes > Nakamichi CR-7A (azimuth adjustment) > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 24/96 .wav capture > iZotope RX6 > iZotope Ozone 6 > downsample to 16/44 > FLAC> Audacity 2.4.2 (tracking and finishing)

Walt K master tape

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Disc 1
Track 101. Pretending 6:47
Track 102. No Alibis 6:53
Track 103. Running on Faith 7:43
Track 104. I Shot The Sheriff 8:58
Track 105. White Room 6:24
Track 106. Can’t Find My Way Home 6:53
Track 107. Bad Love 6:49
Track 108. Before You Accuse Me 8:11
Track 109. Old Love 12:34
Track 110. Tearing Us Apart 7:44
79 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Wonderful Tonight 9:25
Track 202. Band Introductions 5:30
Track 203. Cocaine 6:13
Track 204. Instrumental 5:19
Track 205. Layla 8:13
Track 206. Encore break 5:11
Track 207. Guitar vamp 1:52
Track 208. Crossroads 5:58
Track 209. Sunshine of Your Love 19:55
68 mins

Lineup:
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Nathan East - bass, vocals
Alan Clark - keyboards
Steve Ferrone - drums
Ray Cooper - percussion
Phil Palmer - guitar
Greg Phillinganes - keyboards
Tessa Niles - vocals
Katie Kissoon - vocals

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  1. 39 Responses to “ERIC CLAPTON - MOUNTAIN VIEW 1990”

  2. RIP Ken Hensley, Uriah Heap

    By ScarRad on Nov 6, 2020

  3. Rumor has it Eric gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Nov 6, 2020

  4. Rumor has it Ken Hensley had a Average Un

    By U L E on Nov 6, 2020

  5. I wish that I wasn’t such a queer

    By U L E on Nov 6, 2020

  6. Clapton did a couple of unreleased Dylan songs for an album, and dueted on third on another album.
    Walk Out in the Rain
    If I don’t be there by morning

    Sign Language

    By Mark on Nov 6, 2020

  7. 3 months later from this show.
    Stevie Ray Vaughan took the 5th available seat in a helicopter piloted by a pilot who had no qualifications in flying in foggy weather.

    By Sotiris Tsamandanis on Nov 6, 2020

  8. The clarity of this recording is outstanding!

    By Sotiris Tsamandanis on Nov 6, 2020

  9. Twernt me on last one, nuther fake

    By HHH on Nov 6, 2020

  10. Mental retards must be the majority here . Another phony name stealer. David derrick, Orange face is threatening unprecedented legal action if this election goes the corpses way . Allegations of voter fraud and manipulation to favor Joe Blow and his puppet mistress Kamala are running amok . This country has become so secular progressive and liberal , anything is possible. All the cable news talking heads have been banging the anti trump drum for four years . Plus you have more black apes , mongrel mixes , gooks , Mexicans and other non whites voting than ever before , all wanting a free hand out from Uncle Sam.

    By HHH on Nov 6, 2020

  11. Cuban Americans are the only non whites who have a good work ethic. Most voted for Orange face . It amazes me that AOC , Towelhead Omar and their ilk can continue to win re election. Look for them to secure cabinet positions once Kamala time begins, which shouldn’t be very long , once Joe Blows dementia gets a little worse . This country is fucked .

    By HHH on Nov 6, 2020

  12. Twernt me on the last one , nuther fake

    By U L E on Nov 6, 2020

  13. H , Biden won’t make it through his first term , he’s a joke .

    By Nelson on Nov 6, 2020

  14. Too many non whites voting these days . Niggers , sand nigger Muslims , Mexicans, chinks and more , all wanting freebees . They weren’t really voting for Biden , they were voting for that slant eyed bitch .

    By Nelson on Nov 6, 2020

  15. This country has gotten away from the Christian , family values of our ancestors. White Christian values . Even foreigners who came here in the past embraced the country. Now they just want to blow everything up.

    By Nelson on Nov 6, 2020

  16. The orange bozo looked pathetic last nite claiming voter fraud. word is today, all his gop buddies are gonna him defend today claiming voter fraud. the bozo fucked himself and in turn fucked us. filing lawsuits cmon man. u lost take it like a man and admit your a 1 term prez

    By DD on Nov 6, 2020

  17. like goebbels said,say the lie often enough and it becomes reality. right out of the nazi handbook

    By DD on Nov 6, 2020

  18. i have no skin in the game, it was the lesser of 2 evils, hillary is a fuckin hoowa. i voted for trump in 2016. this year didnt vote for either loser. all i know now we is screwed we have a bunch of slits and twats now with power, the squad, pelosi etc

    By DD on Nov 6, 2020

  19. DD your right fake tan man should take it like a man and accept it and stop throwing hissy fits like a little twat. btw loved your link the other day about Trump going to the UK - even they wouldn’t want him surely? I had to re-link, its so good.

    https://www.suffolkgazette.com/news/donald-trump-the-queen/

    By Derrick on Nov 6, 2020

  20. I see this site is still full of retards posting shit.
    No surprise that Derrick thought Led Zeppelin were Americans - those two brain cells of his need a rest.
    Its about time the comments section was closed down.

    By Sleepy Joe on Nov 6, 2020

  21. Just had a bowl of horse manure for lunch. mmmmmmmmmmmmm.better than the dog hit i was eating . not as tart

    By U L E on Nov 7, 2020

  22. hey derrick, hes such a whiny lil bitch. it was pathetic watching him. hes so letiginous he wears ypu down. thats why people are afraid of him. he’s like tommy from casino-joe pesci-keeps coming back. but he doesnt have tommys nuts

    By DD on Nov 7, 2020

  23. This horse manure tastes even better when i pour maple syrup on it. Damn. i should of done that with the dog poop i was eating. woould of enjoyed it better

    By U L E on Nov 7, 2020

  24. FUCK OFF SLEEPY JOE SCHMOE. how bout u lick your own balls 4 me

    By Nelson on Nov 7, 2020

  25. things are getting really bad with tis covid. i used to be able to scoop up dog poop and be set for th week. now im lucky to find any for jut the day

    By U L E on Nov 7, 2020

  26. I have no skin on my dik I jerk it so much.

    By DD on Nov 7, 2020

  27. Fucking a crack in my barn didn’t help.

    By DD on Nov 7, 2020

  28. if this was another guy like bush or carter or clinton, everyone would be saying joe biden is the prez erect or elect whatever. but because its trump, make sure the i are dotted and the t is crossed fuckin orange faced bozo bitch

    By DD on Nov 7, 2020

  29. the mental midgets are still here derrick/hhh. lol.i have a big bone to ram up yur ass faggo

    By DD on Nov 7, 2020

  30. I moved to your hood, U. The early turd eater gets the best turds, you inbred jagoff.

    By HHH on Nov 7, 2020

  31. I’m a mental midget, the only big bone I’ve ever had was up my ass.

    By DD on Nov 7, 2020

  32. i love eating a turd that was freshly just dumped. its nice and warm.mmmmmmmmmmm

    By U L E on Nov 7, 2020

  33. eating turd with a glass of pee. the best. like surf and turf

    By U L E on Nov 7, 2020

  34. Hey Derrick , when can we meet up in person ? We need to have a fuckin’ party

    By Nelson on Nov 7, 2020

  35. DD , derrick , I hope that you both can tell that most of these comments are the phony name stealers .

    By HHH on Nov 7, 2020

  36. Derrick to my knowledge has never left a link to an article, plus the verbiage is different. I agree with what the phony said though for the most part . Guys , Trump is a fat loser who has become a joke . He has allowed an almost 80 year old fossil with dementia to trounce him in what should have been a landslide re election

    By HHH on Nov 7, 2020

  37. In turn he has allowed a 50 year career Washington establishment politician in the White House , propped up by far left puppet masters and mistresses . Joe Blow Biden has always been an undistinguished empty suit who has accomplished nothing of substance in 40 plus years in politics.

    By HHH on Nov 7, 2020

  38. It only a matter of time before Joe ( the corpse ) dementia gets worse and worse , then it’s Kamala time . Then AOC , Towel Head Omar , Pelosi And their ilk take complete charge . Can you say open borders, Disbanding police departments , mandatory interracial marriage ( don’t laugh ) . Handouts to all the black apes , more encouragement to continue the baby mama , baby daddy lifestyle. The country is totally fucked .

    By HHH on Nov 7, 2020

  39. Triple h , most of these Derricks ain’t me either man . I ain’t commented on this post , until now . Motherfuckin, Dic suckin , coon and hi Yeller lovin Jew bastards again , probably Mark

    By Derrick on Nov 7, 2020

  40. I is depressed, hate fuckin Trump , but Biden is worse . That slant eyed half coon , half gook is the real president. She was who they voted for , not that old , dead man walking, Biden . Where is the men in the white sheets when we need em ?

    By Derrick on Nov 7, 2020

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