Expanded Clapton Reissue Coming!

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Eric Clapton will release an expanded and remastered version his 1992 smash, “Unplugged”, next month.

Clapton hooked up with the popular MTV series 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 honors, 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 outtakes 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 from October 14th in Ireland.

Here’s the Cd/DVD tracklisting:

01. Signe
02. Before You Accuse Me
03. Hey Hey
04. Tears In Heaven
05. Lonely Stranger
06. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
07. Layla
08. Running On Faith
09. Walkin’ Blues
10. Alberta
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
12. Malted Milk
13. Old Love
14. Rollin’ & Tumblin’

CD Disc Two – Outtakes & Alternates (All Tracks Previously Unreleased)

01. Circus
02. My Father’s Eyes (Take 1)
03. Running On Faith (Take 1)
04. Walkin’ Blues (Take 1)
05. My Father’s Eyes (Take 2)
06. Worried Life Blues

DVD Rehearsal Track List

01. Signed
02. Before You Accuse Me
03. Hey Hey
04. Tears In Heaven
05. Circus
06. Lonely Stranger
07. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
08. Layla
09. My Father’s Eyes
10. Running On Faith
11. Walkin’ Blues
12. Alberta
13. San Francisco Bay Blues
14. Malted Milk

Here’s a reminder of that MTV gig..