Eric Clapton – Give Me Strength, The 1974 / 1975 Boxset

5CDs with unreleased outtakes + Blu-ray audio with 5.1 mixes

Universal Music will release a 6-Disc Box Set on 25 November 2013, Eric Clapton – Give Me Strength: The 1974 / 1975 Recording, featuring a wealth of unreleased recordings, outtakes, studio sessions and live recordings. The box set will also come with a 60-page hardbound book with extensive liner notes, rare photos and behind-the-scene images.

In early 1974, after a three-year absence that followed Eric Clapton’s major success with Derek and the Dominos’ seminal album Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs, which sealed his stature as one of rock’s most revered guitarists, a rejuvenated and musically refreshed Clapton stepped into the recording studio and staged a massive resurgence with his 1974/1975 trilogy of albums—461 Ocean Boulevard, which featured his first No. 1 hit single “I Shot The Sheriff,” There’s One In Every Crowd and the live E.C. Was Here—standing as one of the most remarkable rebirths in rock’s history. Those albums decisively cemented the guitarist as both a musical and commercial force, while successfully staking out an entirely new set of creative challenges.

The 5-CD/1-Blu-Ray disc box set Eric Clapton – Give Me Strength: The 1974/1975 Recordings is beautifully housed in a 60-page book and captures a full year’s worth of recordings, from April 1974 to June 1975. Featured are 88 remastered, remixed, rare unreleased and live recordings, including session outtakes, from his landmark studio albums 461 Ocean Boulevard and There’s One In Every Crowd, and his legendary live album E.C. Was Here. Also included is a new 5.1 Surround Sound mix of 461 Ocean Boulevard and original quadrophonic mixes of two milestone releases. 461 Ocean Boulevard and There’s One In Every Crowd.

The original 3 albums will also be released separately as a 3-LP set.

Give Me Strength: The 1974/1975 Recordings features a wealth of unreleased recordings and material including:

  • 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 Crossroads, I Shot The Sheriff, Layla 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
  • Extensive Liner Notes by John Lynskey

 

Pre-order details from Amazon
UK Pre-order: Give Me Strength: the ’74/’75 Sessions (Boxset)
USA Pre-order: Give Me Strength: the ’74/’75 Sessions (Boxset)
GERMANY Pre-order: Give Me Strength: the ’74/’75 Sessions (Boxset)

3LP Vinyl set
USA Pre-order: Give Me Strength 74

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Eric Clapton
Give Me Strength, The 1974 / 1975 Boxset

Label: Universal Music
Release: 25 November 2013

Full Tracklisting:

DISC ONE – 461 OCEAN BOULEVARD expanded version
1 MOTHERLESS CHILDREN
2 GIVE ME STRENGTH
3 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE
4 GET READY
5 I SHOT THE SHERIFF
6 I CAN’T HOLD OUT
7 PLEASE BE WITH ME
8 LET IT GROW
9 STEADY ROLLIN’ MAN
10 MAINLINE FLORIDA
Session out-takes:

11 AIN’T THAT LOVIN’ YOU
12 MEET ME (DOWN AT THE BOTTOM)
13 LONESOME ROAD BLUES (WALKIN’ DOWN THE ROAD)
14 GETTING ACQUAINTED (previously unreleased)
15 GETTING ACQUAINTED 2 (TOO LATE) (previously unreleased)
16 ERIC AFTER HOURS BLUES
17 PLEASE BE WITH ME (ACOUSTIC) (previously unreleased)
18 GIVE ME STRENGTH (DOBRO 1) (previously unreleased)

DISC TWO – THERE’S ONE IN EVERY CROWD expanded version
1 WE’VE BEEN TOLD (JESUS IS COMING SOON)
2 SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT
3 LITTLE RACHEL
4 DON’T BLAME ME
5 THE SKY IS CRYING
6 SINGIN’ THE BLUES
7 BETTER MAKE IT THROUGH TODAY
8 PRETTY BLUE EYES
9 HIGH
10 OPPOSITES
Session out-takes:

11 BURIAL (previously unreleased)
12 WHAT’CHA GONNA DO
13 I FOUND A LOVE
14 (WHEN THINGS GO WRONG) IT HURTS ME TOO
15 FOOLS LIKE ME (previously unreleased)
Non-album single release:

16 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR
17 SOMEONE LIKE YOU

DISC THREE – E.C. WAS HERE remixed and expanded version
1 SMILE (Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
2 HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN (Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 19, 1974)
3 PRESENCE OF THE LORD (Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
4 CROSSROADS (previously unreleased -Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
5 I SHOT THE SHERIFF (previously unreleased – Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
6 LAYLA (previously unreleased – Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
7 LITTLE WING (previously unreleased – Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
8 CAN’T FIND MY WAY HOME (Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
9 DRIFTIN’ BLUES / RAMBLIN’ ON MY MIND (Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)

DISC FOUR – E.C. WAS HERE remixed and expanded version
1 RAMBLIN’ ON MY MIND / HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN (Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, December 4, 1974)
2 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE / GET READY (Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
3 THE SKY IS CRYING / HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN / RAMBLIN’ ON MY MIND (Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, December 5, 1974)
4 BADGE (Recorded at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale New York, June 28, 1975)
5 DRIFTIN’ BLUES (Recorded at Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, June 25, 1975)
6 EYESIGHT TO THE BLIND / WHY DOES LOVE GOT TO BE SO SAD (Recorded at Providence Civic Center Providence, Rhode Island, June 25, 1975)
7 FURTHER ON UP THE ROAD (Recorded at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale New York, June 28, 1975)

DISC FIVE – THE FREDDIE KING CRITERIA STUDIOS SESSIONS
1 SUGAR SWEET
2 TV MAMA
3 BOOGIE FUNK (previously unreleased)
4 GAMBLING WOMAN BLUES (previously unreleased full length version)

DISC SIX – (BLU-RAY AUDIO)
1. 461 OCEAN BOULEVARD Elliot Scheiner 5.1 Surround Sound mix (previously unreleased). 5.1 Surround Mix by Elliot Scheiner at The Eyeball.
2. 461 OCEAN BOULEVARD original quadraphonic mix. Mixed by Tom Dowd at Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, Florida, January 1975.
3. THERE’S ONE IN EVERY CROWD original quadraphonic mix. Mixed by Tom Dowd at Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, Florida, January 1975.



2 Reacties

  1. Leuk zo,n box,maar weinig nieuws onder de zon voor een hoop geld.de live nummers zijn allemaal te vinden op de fantastische box,live in the seventies.de outtakes voor een groot deel op de deluxe edition van ocean boulevard.clapton fans worden met uitzondering van de freddie king sessies..niet echt verwend

  2. Helemaal mee eens Niels

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