I was surprised to find we don’t have a thread name for Eric Clapton.
Eric Clapton – ‘The Lady in the Balcony’
Bought from HDTracks 24/96 FLAC (play as WAV)
This is a new EC release of 17 tracks recorded ‘live’ at Cowdray House - a country house in Sussex.
Its a sort of follow-on in the style of ‘Unplugged’ but a smaller ensemble with people he’s played with for numbers of years; the superb jazz bass Nathan East, Steve Gadd on drums & Chris Stainton on keyboards.
Its mostly acoustic instruments & the last three tracks are electric.
The style is laid back, relaxed rearrangements of blues & other standards, some (for me) are are better than the originals. ‘Tears in Heaven’ is just beautiful, ‘River of Tears’ shows the Clapton voice at its very best & a nod to Peter Green with 'Black Magic Woman & ‘Man of the World’ plus J.J. Cale with ‘After Midnight’
I found it easy to forget its Clapton, its just a nice easy listing.
There is also 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray video available