Friday, December 9, 2016

Eric Clapton - 1994-11-07 - San Francisco, CA (SBD/FLAC)



(Soundboard FLAC)

"Blues at the Fillmore"
Fillmore West

3BR Records - 3BR 125 - SB 6

LINEAGE:
Original 3BR (Directly from Igor and the Professor) > LiteOn iHAP322 (UL18 Firmware) > EAC v. 0.99 Prebeta 4 (Secure Mode, Calibrated Offset +6, 0) > FLAC (Level 6)

Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals
Andy Fairweather Low Rhythm Guitar
Jerry Portnoy Harmonica
Chris Stainton Keyboards
Dave Bronze Bass
Andy Newmark Drums
Roddy Lorimer Trumpet
Tim Sanders Tenor Sax
Simon Clarke Baritone Sax

Disc 1:
01 - Motherless Child
02 - Malted Milk
03 - How Long
04 - Kidman Blues
05 - County Jail
06 - .44
07 - Blues Leave Me Alone
08 - Standin' Around Crying
09 - Hoochie Coochie Man
10 - It Hurts Me Too
11 - Blues Before Sunrise
12 - Third Degree
13 - Reconsider Baby

Disc 2:
01 - Sinner's Prayer
02 - Can't Judge Nobody
03 - Someday After a While
04 - Tore Down
05 - Have You Ever Loved a Woman
06 - Crosscut Saw
07 - Five Long Years
08 - Crossroads
09 - Groaning the Blues (incomplete)
10 - Ain't Nobody's Business

Geetarz Comments:
Okay, we're talking "essential", right? After the success of the late 1980s and early 1990s - especially "Unplugged" - EC was finally free to pursue his passion, blues! After testing the waters with some "all blues" nights at the Royal Albert Hall, and then the mixed blues/pop/rock sets from 1993, in 1994 it was time to jump in all the way. After a long summer arena tour with a setlist consisting only of his favorite blues numbers, in early November Clapton set out on a mini-tour of not arenas, not sheds, but small clubs - the places where this music was born, and meant to be played. The first three nights were also notable, as on November 7/8/9 they took place at the Fillmore, in San Francisco, and were recorded and filmed for a movie by acclaimed director Martin Scorcese. This night, the first of the three night run, was recorded on videotape by the crew so that they could plan their camera moves and "blocking" for the remaining two nights. The videotape source has been available to collectors in varying quality for years, and has been used as the source for several boots, perhaps the most notable of which is "Blues From the Heart" (Parrott / Red Robin). The folks at 3BR obtained access to a very low generation, much cleaner source than used for "Blues From the Heart", and after a bunch of work, released the result as "Blues At the Fillmore" for fans. Even if you already have a copy of this title, this may be a nice upgrade for you, direct from the masters with known lineage.

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