June 9, 2015 – 3:08 pm

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Midnight Rehearsals 1974 [no label, 1CD]

Tour rehearsals. Barbados. June 1974. Fairly to very good soundboard.

Thanks to original uploader Geetarz (2009); and to syd for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

Geetarz noted:

This was apparently recorded in the control room, and one can hear all the-in between song patter as well as rehearsals, which lends a very different perspective than the edited soundboard rehearsal tapes available. I received this on DAT some time ago and have no other lineage in terms of microphones and/or taping equipment. People familiar with “The Oldaker Tapes” know what this is and where it is from. This is certainly an interesting recording and I’m not so sure it’s made its way into many collections, so I’m pleased to offer it here.

DAT > Tascam DA20Mk2 > (direct digital transfer, no PC) HHb CDR800 > Mitsui Gold CD-R > Plextor PX-712a > EAC v. 0.99 Prebeta 4 (Secure Mode) > FLAC

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. I Shot The Sheriff 10:08 (17.0MB)
Track 02. Badge 8:33 (14.4MB)
Track 03. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad/Let It Grow 6:48 (11.4MB)
Track 04. Let It Grow 5:55 (9.9MB)
Track 05. Little Queenie 6:10 (10.4MB)
Track 06. Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down And Out) 9:48 (16.5MB)
48 mins

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  1. 8 Responses to “ERIC CLAPTON - MIDNIGHT REHEARSALS 1974”


    By sluggo on Jun 9, 2015

  3. yeah yeah, i know, 461 is eric-lite and all that, but it’s a guilty pleasure of mine. thank you for this!

    By Rick on Jun 9, 2015

  4. Rick 461 is perhaps lite is places but its also quite involved as well. Some tracks i.e. motherless children., mainline florida, get ready and let it grow are very good complicated arrangements, I happen to think this was Clapton`s last best work.

    By sluggo on Jun 9, 2015

  5. The first LP I ever bought, and still some of my favorite tracks. This version of Motherless Children still threatens to skip ahead of the beat, and the cover of Hand Jive is a personal favorite. Thanks, everyone involved.

    By Brian McKeith on Jun 10, 2015

  6. Back when this was new and radio was freeform these songs ( motherless children, mainline florida, get ready and let it grow) were all over WNEW-FM 102.7 NY . It was a great soundtrack for my teenage years. Thank you BIGO!

    By dharma rules on Jun 12, 2015

  7. Eric Clapton is Good!

    By Elvislives on Jun 13, 2015

  8. Thanks to Big O and the sharer. An enjoyable “Little Queenie,’ relaxed and swinging, better than many of his live show versions. Not too many bands can pull of Chuck Berry this well.

    By Jania on Jun 25, 2015

  9. looking for some info about eric clapton, anyone know what show or year clapton was quoted as saying he looked out into the crowd and he thought they looked like devils,need some info for my radio show regards

    By skinned knees on Sep 12, 2015

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