Clapton Box Set Here Friday!

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Eric - Niall PhotoEric Clapton is previewing the expanded and remastered version his 1992 smash, “Unplugged”, in advance of its release in a few days here in Ireland.

The guitarist has posted rehearsal footage of “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out” from the package.

Clapton joined forces with MTV in January 1992 to record the live album, featuring the guitar icon – backed by a small band – performing acoustic versions of his own songs and several blues standards.

Released later that same year, the album was a blockbuster, selling more than 19 million copies worldwide and earning six Grammy Awards, sweeping the top honours, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

The new 2-CD/DVD collection includes a remastered version of the original album along with six unreleased out-takes on two CDs. The DVD features a newly restored version of the concert, as well as more than an hour of previously unseen footage from the rehearsal.

The second disc of the set includes several songs not on the original album, such as a cover of Big Maceo Merriweather’s “Worried Life Blues”, an alternate take of “Walkin’ Blues”, and early versions of “Circus” and “My Father’s Eyes” — songs that would surface six years later on Clapton’s album“Pilgrim.”

Unplugged: Expanded And Remastered” will be available here on the 11th of this month.