Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Eric Clapton - Cowboy Here & There (Mid Valley) [SBD]

Eric Clapton
'Cowboy Here & There'
1976 UK & US Tour - The Lost Jamie Oldaker Tapes
(Mid Valley : MVR-251/252)
Soundboard Recordings
Encoded: 224 Kbps MP3

Track Listings: (Artwork Included)
Disc 1:  (MVR-251)
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
November 7th, 1976
101. Sign Language
102. Hello Old Friend
103. Further On Up The Road
104. All Our Past Times
105. Double Trouble
106. Tell The Truth
107. Can’t Find My Way Home
108. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
109. Badge
110. Keep Love On The Moon
Disc 2:  (MVR-252)
201. Key To The Highway
The Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead, UK - July 29th, 1976
202. Hello Old Friend
203. All Our Past Times
204. Double Trouble
205. Tell The Truth
206. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
207. Can’t Find My Way Home
208. Layla
209. Blues Power “fragment"
210. I Shot The Sheriff
211. Key To The Highway

Mid Valley comments:
Some of you may wonder why this release has Cowboy in the title. Well, if you look at photos from this tour Eric is often dressed in a cowboy outfit together with the obligatory hat. So, that clears that up. The 1976 tour is often overshadowed by the two tours prior to this as well as the following two tours. This is a bad oversight. The 1976 tour has many gems on offer, and this set offers you the opening UK tour date from the Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead, on July 29, 1976, sourced from the master tapes, where you get guitar fest versions of Double Trouble and Tell The Truth. Although Eric is under the weather (drunk actually), he still manages to put in a very acceptable performance.

Far better even is the show from the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida on November 7, 1976. This show is near complete and is sourced from master soundboard tape for the first time ever! Amongst the gems is a lengthy unreleased number by Marcy Levy which features some explosive guitar work by Eric. Yet again, the version of Double Trouble is spectacular and is worth the price of admission alone! Basically, here you have two great shows from 1976 which have never sounded so good and gives the listener a great opportunity to have a slice of history. -Original

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