ERIC CLAPTON – The Lady In The Balcony; Lockdown Sessions / Unplugged II (2021)

ERIC CLAPTON - The Lady In The Balcony; Lockdown Sessions / Unplugged II (2021) full

Legendary ‘slow hand’ ERIC CLAPTON returns with a new release titled “The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions” on November 12. The 17 songs find Clapton and longtime bandmates Nathan East (Bass and Vocals), Steve Gadd (Drums) and Chris Stainton (Keyboards) performing acoustic renditions of Clapton standards and an assortment of other numbers encompassing blues, country and rarified originals.
Eric’s new project was initiated as the result of the forced cancellation of his May 2021 concerts at the Royal Albert Hall due to the continued disruption caused by the pandemic. Looking for a viable alternative, he reconvened with his band at Cowdray House in the English countryside and staged a concert in the presence of only the band and crew. The only outside observer was Eric’s wife, Melia, who inspired the title.
The mostly acoustic set was envisioned to be like an “Eric Clapton Unplugged II.” However, three songs were played with electric guitars.
The result is far more than simply a sequence of greatest hits. Rather, it’s one of the most intimate and authentic performances of Eric’s entire career. If you enjoyed the awesome ‘Eric Clapton Unplugged’, “The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions” is a must have.

Overseen by Clapton’s legendary longtime Grammy-winning producer Russ Titelman (James Taylor, George Harrison, Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, Rickie Lee Jones) and recorded live at Cowdray House in West Sussex, England, the performance finds Clapton and company revisiting such timeless classics as “After Midnight,” “Layla,” “Bell Bottom Blues,” “Tears in Heaven,” “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” and “Key to the Highway.” In addition to revisiting some of Eric’s best-loved selections from his own extensive repertoire, Clapton and crew also offer their own versions of songs that had a profound effect on his career and those of his contemporaries including the Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac tracks “Black Magic Woman” and “Man of the World.”
Highly Recommended


01 – Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out (Live)
02 – Golden Ring (Live)
03 – Black Magic Woman (Live)
04 – Man Of The World (Live)
05 – Kerry (Live)
06 – After Midnight (Live)
07 – Bell Bottom Blues (Live)
08 – Key To The Highway (Live)
09 – River Of Tears (Live)
10 – Rock Me Baby (Live)
11 – Believe In Life (Live)
12 – Going Down Slow (Live)
13 – Layla (Live)
14 – Tears In Heaven (Live)
15 – Long Distance Call (Live)
16 – Bad Boy (Live)
17 – Got My Mojo Working (Live)

Eric Clapton (Vocals and Guitars)
Nathan East (Bass and Vocals)
Steve Gadd (Drums)
Chris Stainton (Keyboards)


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