ERIC CLAPTON – ” Give Me Strength ” The ’74/’75 Recordings Box Set

Posted: November 10, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Eric Clapton / Give Me Strength The '74/'75 Recordings Box Set

Give Me Strength: The ’74/’75 Recordings is a 5CD+ Blu-ray Audio box set that celebrates the period between April 1974 and June 1975 when Eric Clapton produced the studio albums 461 Ocean Boulevard and There’s One In Every Crowd, as well as the live double set E.C. Was Here.

All three of those albums are included in this box set are remastered, expanded form, and all include previously unreleased session outtakes or unheard live performances.

461 Ocean Boulevard includes four previously released outtakes (including a couple of versions of Getting Acquainted), whilst amongst the bonus offerings on There’s One In Every Crowd are two unreleased session tracks Burial and Fools Like Me, and both sides of the Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door single.

E.C. Was Here is not only remastered, but REMIXED, and expanded across two CDs, with numerous unissued extras such as versions of Layla, Crossroads and Little Wing.

The fifth CD is taken up with Clapton’s sessions with blues guitarist and singer Freddie King. Originally recorded for King’s Burglar album, four tracks are featured here, including a previously unreleased 22-minute version of Gambling Woman Blues

Rare and out-of-print 5-CD/1 blu-ray audio disc box set featuring:

  • A 60-page hardbound book with extensive liner notes and packed with rare photos and behind-the-scene images.
  • Rare, unreleased outtakes from 461 Ocean Boulevard and There’s One In Every Crowd.
  • E.C. Was Here remixed and expanded features live tracks from Long Beach Arena (including unreleased versions of CrossroadsI Shot The SheriffLayla and Little Wing), the Hammersmith Odeon, Nassau Coliseum and Providence Civic Center.
  • The Freddie King Criteria Studio Sessions featuring the previously unreleased versions of ‘Boogie Funk‘ and the full unreleased 22 minute version of ‘Gambling Woman Blues.’
  • A blu-ray disc featuring a new 5.1 Surround Sound mix of 461 Ocean Boulevard and original quadrophonic mixes of 461 Ocean Boulevard and There’s One In Every Crowd.

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