ERIC CLAPTON - SPRINGFIELD 1975

November 5, 2021 – 5:50 am

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ERIC CLAPTON
Springfield 1975 [Steve Hopkins Master via JEMS, 2CD]

Live at the Civic Center, Springfield, MA; June 24, 1975. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to Steve Hopkins; JEMS; BK and mjk5510 for sharing the show at Dime.

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JEMS is proud to continue our work with legendary Boston-area taper, Steve Hopkins. Over the years, Hopkins has lent us several his key master tapes to make what we hope are definitive transfers of his outstanding work, which I regard as some of the highest quality audience recordings of major artists done in the ‘70s.

Steve’s recording of Clapton this night and in Providence a day later are well traveled and highly regarded. This torrent marks the first time his master cassettes have been digitally transferred without a media generation in the lineage and in high resolution. Hopkins himself transferred the show to DAT many years ago and there are circulating copies from CD-R and DAT rips. This should be the best transfer of the material to date.

When this show was posted to DIME in 2009, uploader geetarz had this to say about the recording and performance:

An excellent audience recording, especially considering the era - far better and more listenable in fact than many aud recs from the 21st century! Worth noting are an excellent instrumental jam performance and an interesting performance of “Crossroads.” Listen carefully during the band’s rendition of “Mainline Florida” and you’ll catch a hint of the “Layla” riff as well as a tease of “Motherless Children.” This performance is also available in a slightly tweaked version on the Mid Valley bootleg CD Joker. It’s a fun show and a personal favorite, not to mention it’s from the master - so play it loud and enjoy!

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Like Steve’s outstanding recordings of Pink Floyd and Bruce Springsteen, the Clapton Springfield capture is clear, full and up-close sounding.

Thanks once again to Steve Hopkins for allowing JEMS to present another one of his beloved audience recordings in a fresh light. As someone who has worked with a lot of audience tapes, Steve’s work continues to amaze me as some of the very best. I defy anyone to make a better audience recording today, 43 years later. Please show him some love in the comments, he deserves it.

Tip of the hat as well to mjk5510 for doing the final production work on both versions of the show. JEMS isn’t JEMS without his contributions.

BK for JEMS

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Lineage:
Sony ECM-99a Stereo Mic > Sony TC-152SD
JEMS 2018 Transfer: Steve Hopkins’ master cassettes (Dolby B encoded) > Nakamichi CR-7A azimuth-adjusted playback (Dolby B decoded) > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Audacity 2.0 (24/96 capture to .wav) > MBIT+ downsample to 16/44.1 > iZotope RX6 and Ozone 7 > Peak Pro 6 (post production) > xACT 2.39 > FLAC

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (320 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Layla 9:33
Track 102. Bell Bottom Blues 6:48
Track 103. Key To The Highway 9:40
Track 104. Massachusetts Jam 8:59
Track 105. Can’t Find My Way Home 6:27
Track 106. Better Make It Through Today 5:46
Track 107. Keep On Growing 8:19
Track 108. Teach Me To Be Your Woman 6:17
62 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Mainline Florida 14:12
Track 202. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door 6:23
Track 203. Tell The Truth 12:08
Track 204. Crossroads 7:21
Track 205. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad 19:36
60 mins

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  1. 67 Responses to “ERIC CLAPTON - SPRINGFIELD 1975”

  2. I just read 2 articles on Foxnews.com stating CRT is being taught in schools. Again, no mention of specific schools, assignments, or any other evidence. Not even an example of something one teacher said.

    By Mark on Nov 5, 2021

  3. Thanks for posting, I wasn’t aware of this one. Great work again Big O

    By Macca on Nov 5, 2021

  4. Before U.L.E and Derrick start pasting their banal shit all over this show, I am just wondering how many hours a day they dedicate to adding puerile comments to stuff they have absolutely no idea of the value to collectors the shows posted here have!! In Australia, they’d be called Scumbags!
    ….get a life!

    By Graham Taylor Lake on Nov 5, 2021

  5. Rumor has it Eric gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Nov 5, 2021

  6. According to some groupies eric has a big soft un U L E . Some erectile malfunction. Probably from years of smack .

    By T J on Nov 5, 2021

  7. That mark son of a bitch is at it again with his left wing bullshit . Look you crazy fuck , the left wing assholes want to change America. CRT is being taught in some schools , not all , but liberals are like cancer , they keep growing. The way they see it , brainwash they little kids in school means more liberal adults later on .Niggers and whites should be separated anyway.

    By Nelson on Nov 5, 2021

  8. Not all niggers are liberals though. That nigger woman who won that lutenant Governor race i. Virginia is a black conservative

    By Nelson on Nov 5, 2021

  9. That’s right Nelson, the strategy is to indoctrinate the small children so we can have more little AOCs and Cori Bushes running around. I shudder to think what this country will be like in 50 years . Traditional American values are being attacked at ever turn by these traitors.. Indoctrination used to take place in colleges . Now they are going after small children. These teachers and heads of school boards should be tried for treason and deported to Afghanistan. The Taliban would love to wack off their heads .

    By HHH on Nov 5, 2021

  10. Mark should get what Nick Berg got in Iraq

    By T J on Nov 5, 2021

  11. Abu Musab Al Zarquai doing the honors .

    By T J on Nov 5, 2021

  12. Mark is anti American. He should be deported to Iraq , Syria or Afghanistan. See how he likes it over there .

    By T J on Nov 5, 2021

  13. They should all get what Christopher Plummer got in my all time favorite movie, The Sound Of Music.

    By HHH on Nov 5, 2021

  14. Still not a shred of evidence that CRT is being taught in schools, just hysteria surrounding lies. I am not anti-American. I believe America is a great country, but we could be even better.

    By Mark on Nov 5, 2021

  15. T J, I yield to your superior knowledge about penises . T J is another penis expert

    By U L E on Nov 5, 2021

  16. Thanks a lot to all those involved in this superb recording ! Great extended versions of some E.C.’s classics.

    By Lodger on Nov 5, 2021

  17. Yes Hebrew Mark . America could be better , get rid of Dementia senile Joe , the Squad , Bernie Sanders , Chucky Wuckie Schumer , Cackling Kamala , Pelosi and drop lift everyone on them over Afghanistan and into the waiting arms of the Taliban and ISIS

    By HHH on Nov 5, 2021

  18. Close the borders , send everyone of those black apes back to Haiti as well as those wetback spicks back to Mexico , South America and everywhere else they came from

    By HHH on Nov 6, 2021

  19. Also send the Afghans back to Afghanistan where they came from , several have raped American women since they came . Something else to thank sleepy joe for .

    By HHH on Nov 6, 2021

  20. Restore the keystone pipeline, put citizens back to work . Quit this dependency on Mideast oil . Start drilling over here especially offshore. Start manufacturing things in America and stop outsourcing everything to foreign countries, especially China

    By HHH on Nov 6, 2021

  21. Criminalize gay and interacial marriage.

    By HHH on Nov 6, 2021

  22. Bring it back to where it was prior to Loving vs state of Virginia 1967 . Marry a black ape and it’s off to prison to do hard labor . That would get the message across . Also no transgender males competing in girls sports . More prison time

    By HHH on Nov 6, 2021

  23. More cops like Derek Chauvin on the streets to apply the knee of justice to black ape and other non white thugs who have no respect for the law

    By HHH on Nov 6, 2021

  24. Release Derek Chauvin with an apology, plus several million in compensation for the injustice done to that great American officer. Beg him to go back on the streets to serve .

    By HHH on Nov 6, 2021

  25. HHH, that fuckin moron wants to give each spick family 425,000, what the fuck is that all about. i have to pay for all thise goddamn monkeys from crossing the border illegally

    By The AntiChrist on Nov 6, 2021

  26. Restore the names of the Cleveland Indians and Washington Redskins, no more woke , cancel culture PC crap in America. Chief Wahoo back on the Indians baseball caps

    By HHH on Nov 6, 2021

  27. Last but not least , ban. Hip Hop music and culture.

    By HHH on Nov 6, 2021

  28. All of those things would make America great again, but we also know none of them will happen.

    By HHH on Nov 6, 2021

  29. Never gonna happen, HHH. You and the other Trumpers can try to Make America White Nationalist again are obsolete. You can join the 21st century or keep crying that it’s not the 19th,

    By Mark on Nov 6, 2021

  30. HHH rants about “cancel culture” and then says Hip Hop music (apparently all of it!) should be banned. The only thing worse than stupidity is stupidity and hypocrisy.

    By Mark on Nov 6, 2021

  31. Hey Triple, must say your living in some kind of dreamworld what wit your last load of comments.

    By Derrick on Nov 6, 2021

  32. Im all in for LGBTQ and men kissing men and suckin each other off. I march in all the gay parades with my lifelong partner and sometimes we hold hands and walk nude with our nuts swaying in the breeze

    By swappers on Nov 6, 2021

  33. Swappers you sound like a real character. I think I’ll hang around a little longer

    By Heartland Patriot on Nov 6, 2021

  34. I’ll wear frilly lace panties while I hang around.

    By Heartland Sissy on Nov 6, 2021

  35. Im in the mood to blow some guys. Ill get on my knees and unzip whomever wants me to toss their salad

    By Heartland Sissy on Nov 6, 2021

  36. That last one wasn’t me triple h , another motherfuckin, Dic suckin, coon and hi Yeller lovin Jew bastard name hijacker , probably that jew bastard name hijacker Mark .

    By Derrick on Nov 6, 2021

  37. They should all get what Joe Pesci got in Casino

    By Derrick on Nov 6, 2021

  38. Taken to a Vegas cornfield, made for watch as his brother is beat almost to death wit baseball bats , then have the bats turn on him too , breakin every bone , dragged wit his brother and dumped in a shallow grave screamin in pain as they shovel the dirt . Buried alive

    By Derrick on Nov 6, 2021

  39. The late great Frank Vincent doin the honors , like he did to Pesci and his brother in the movie

    By Derrick on Nov 6, 2021

  40. Or what dirty laundrie got in the Florida swamp

    By Derrick on Nov 6, 2021

  41. The gators and wild pigs doin the honors

    By Derrick on Nov 6, 2021

  42. Anti , triple h , agree wit everything you guys said . But none of i is gonna fuckin happen . We is fucked in the ass , by them fuckin woke , cancel culture progressives like that spick Cortez bitch in Congress . We got a senile old stumbling, bumbling fool in the White House , who don’t know what fuckin day it is . Cortez and them liberals just tell him what to say , and to sign this and sign that

    By Derrick on Nov 6, 2021

  43. China and them other countries is laughing at America. They is especially laughing at Old fool Biden

    By Derrick on Nov 6, 2021

  44. Anti , triple h , I read that lots of American women is bein raped by them illegals gettin in the country , also American kids bein raped and molested. Them coons and spicks gettin thru the border is doin that shit , plus them Muslim men that Biden brought over here is rapin women too . Saw several reports on the news

    By Derrick on Nov 6, 2021

  45. They is rapin white women and kids . Fuck Biden that fuckin old fool

    By Derrick on Nov 6, 2021

  46. Hey Derrick, EVERY COUNTRY laughs at America.

    By swappers on Nov 6, 2021

  47. i think that they should all get what Christopher Plummer got in my all time favorite movie, The Sound Of Music.

    By HHH on Nov 6, 2021

  48. Last one twasnt me . Nuther fake

    By U L E on Nov 6, 2021

  49. Who is this Swappers guy? One of the resident homos?

    Or is it to do with Swapping identies? The psychology of these boards is fascinating. Seems like Everybody can be Everybody else.

    I’ll stick around a while.

    By Heartlands Patriot on Nov 6, 2021

  50. Patriat I hear ya man . The name hijackers is pissen me off to . They is to dum for words. They need to get what Joe Pesci got at the casino

    By Derrick on Nov 7, 2021

  51. Yeah Patriot. Its all fucked up. It all started with the homo U-L-E. This guy lives and dies for the coc k

    By The AntiChrist on Nov 7, 2021

  52. U L e might be female . Why does everyone assume he’s male ?

    By Hal N on Nov 7, 2021

  53. Crazy, Racist, Anti-Vaxxer Maskhole, Little E

    By leesa on Nov 9, 2021

  54. Fuck off leesa, you lesbian bitch hole

    By U L E on Nov 9, 2021

  55. I always wanted to be gay and this is the first website that allows me to talk about how much I adore the coc k. I wish I would of found this website sooner. I think I’ll stick around awhile. Men here all seem gay or bi or women. This place has a little bit of everything

    By Heartlands Patriot on Nov 9, 2021

  56. I always wanted to be gay and this is the first website that allows me to talk about how much I adore the coc k. I wish I would of found this website sooner. I think I’ll stick around awhile. Men here all seem gay or bi or women. This place has a little bit of everything!

    By Heartlands Patriot on Nov 9, 2021

  57. Twernt me on last one nuther fake

    By U L E on Nov 9, 2021

  58. Never disrespectful to ladies

    By U L E on Nov 9, 2021

  59. Leesa likes em on the big side I hear long and fat .

    By ELU on Nov 9, 2021

  60. Leesa is a cunts cunt

    By Derrick on Nov 9, 2021

  61. Cunts like her need to be gangbanged and spunked on by hundreds of nigger felons

    By Derrick on Nov 9, 2021

  62. I agree Nelson. I have said that before. The black players back in the 60s and 70s were gentlemen. Even the ones who were militant and hated whitey were still decent Americans expressing their rights. I think when Flavor Flav and that group happened on to the scene, niggers became niggers. They hate us more than we hate them. Slavery is their albatross just like the Holocaust is with the Jew

    By The AntiChrist on Nov 9, 2021

  63. Derricks puts the ASS in clASSless.

    By Mark on Nov 9, 2021

  64. I really need to be gangbanged and spunked on by hundreds of nigger felons

    By Derrick on Nov 9, 2021

  65. This is not a very good audience recording to be honest. It is nice, but somewhere between reasonable and fair.

    By Fred on Nov 9, 2021

  66. I already have been gangbanged and spunked on by a couple of nigger felons

    By Derrick on Nov 9, 2021

  67. Did you enjoy it Derrick?

    By HHH on Nov 9, 2021

  68. Very much, H!

    By Derrick on Nov 9, 2021

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