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The Definitive 24 Nights

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Following a record-setting run of 12 concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in 1989, Clapton broke his own record in 1990, playing 18 nights at the venue between 18 January and 10 February 1990, and again in 1991, playing 24 nights between 5 February and 9 March 1991. The album was named after the 1991 run, but included songs from both the 1990 and 1991 runs. American album certifications – Eric Clapton – 24 Nights". Recording Industry Association of America . Retrieved 5 February 2016.

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Guests from across the run of shows included Phil Collins, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Steve Ferrone and many others. Warnernoted that “the orchestral concert is the most unique of the collection. For those performances, Clapton’s nine-piece band was joined by the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by legendary composer Michael Kamen. … The biggest highlight from the orchestral concert – and possibly the entire boxed set – is the previously unreleased 30-minute epic, ‘Concerto for Guitar.’ Kamen composed the piece especially for Clapton, which made its live debut at Albert Hall.”some notes of the intro for Hendrix's Purple Haze at the end of Sunshine! Of course Eric has to promote his latest studio-release, The four-piece band recording on 24 January 1990 produced the versions of "Running on Faith", "White Room" and "Sunshine of Your Love" that were included on the CD and DVD. "Worried Life Blues", "Watch Yourself" and "Have You Ever Loved a Woman" were from the blues band recording on 5 February 1990. "Bell Bottom Blues" and "Hard Times" with the orchestra were taken from the first of those sessions, on 9 February 1990. No songs were used from the nine-piece band recording on 1 February 1990, or the second orchestral recording on 10 February 1990. Clapton’s previously unreleased 1991 orchestral performance of “Layla” is available now digitally. Watch the video below.

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But the celebratory aspects of the album are tempered by harsh realities, clouding the separation of art and artist. Given Clapton’s recent travails — the accidental death of Stevie Ray Vaughan after a gig with Clapton, and then the death of Clapton’s four-year-old son — our collective heart goes out to the artist. When Clapton gives his all to Ray Charles’s “Hard Times” late in the set, it’s hard to hear it from an emotional distance. The blues are made of this.

Tonight. This version beats out every, single version I have heard so far! EC sings it very well, nice solo, great keyboards and Katie Kissoon does a wonderful job, transforming her voice to an instrument! Concerto For Electric Guitar (30 min piece, composed by Michael Kamen for Eric. Previously unreleased)

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Badge" was taken from the four-piece show on 10 February 1991. The nine-piece band session on 18 February 1991 produced "Pretending", "Bad Love", "Old Love" and "Wonderful Tonight" for this album, plus recordings of " No Alibis", " I Shot the Sheriff" and " Cocaine" which were subsequently released on various CD singles of "Wonderful Tonight". [10] "Hoodoo Man" was from the blues band night recorded on 28 February 1991. "Edge of Darkness" was from the first orchestral session on 7 March 1991. No songs were used from the second orchestral recording on 8 March 1991. The double album that was released (on vinyl, CD and cassette) covered a fraction of what was filmed and recorded but 34 years later that is about to change with a total of eight physical editions lead by 6CD+ 3blu-ray and 8LP+3blu-ray super deluxe edition box sets! American video certifications – Eric Clapton – 24 Nights". Recording Industry Association of America . Retrieved 15 December 2015.British album certifications – Eric Clapton – 24 Nights". British Phonographic Industry . Retrieved 5 February 2016. All the audio and video included in THE DEFINITIVE 24 NIGHTS was painstakingly restored and upgraded by Clapton’s team of Simon Climie (audio production and mixing), producer Peter Worsley (Slowhand at 70 and The Lady In The Balcony), and director David Barnard (The Lady In The Balcony). Ultratop.be – Eric Clapton – 24 Nights: Orchestral" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 July 2023.

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