Concert Commentary 1970's ______________________________________________________________
Updated: 3-30-09
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9-3-67 LIVE GEM VOL.1 - A tough show to research, but all appears to be correct with this one. This is different than the commonly known title "Psychedellic Sunshine." This is a different show. Sound is not great, but the guitar is listenable. There is some annoying sound from the taper who seems to be always moving or fiddling with the volume! This almost ruins "Steppin' Out"

3-3-68 LIVE AT THE FILLMORE - GOOD JAMS, AT LEAST SOME OF THESE TRACKS APPEAR TO BE ON THE OFFICIAL "LIVE CREAM" ALBUMS. VERY LONG JAM AND EXCEPTIONAL PLAYING ON "SUNSHINE." "STEPPING OUT" EITHER HAS GUITAR AMP PROBLEMS, OR THIS IS A VERY SUB-PAR PERFORMANCE. INTERESTING THOUGH, EC FIGHTS HIS WAY THROUGH A SO-SO PERFORMANCE TO PUT IN SOME NICE NOTES. THIS APPEARS TO BE DISC 2 OF A 2 DISC SET. THE OTHER DISC IS ALSO FROM THE "FILLMORE" 9-3-67 (DIFFERENT THAN LISTED ABOVE).

3-3-68 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLES - THIS SHOW MUST BE FROM 3-3-68, THERE ARE MANY REFERENCES TO THIS SHOW BEING FROM 8-11-68, THIS APPEARS TO BE FALSE. THIS VERSION HAS 10 SONGS (COMPARED TO 5 FROM "LIVE AT THE FILLMORE"). ALTHOUGH THE SOUND TECHNICALLY MAY BE OF LESS QUALITY, IT IS NOT A BIG DIFFERENCE AS I PREFER THIS ONE - IT SOUNDS MORE REAL. MOST SONGS ARE EDITED FOR TIME - NEARLY ALL RELEASESES FROM THIS DATE HAVE THIS EDITING.

4-5-68 BOSTON CREAM - VERY GOOD SOUND QUALITY HERE. MOST SITES REFER TO THIS AS A SOUNDBOARD, BUT IT IS MERELY A GOOD AUDIENCE RECORDING.

10-19-68 SWEET CREAM - Very good, top quality recording. Tracks 1-6 are at the "L.A. Forum", Tracks 7-8 are from 10-20-68 in San Diego, Track 9 is from 10-3-68 in San Francisco. Just a real professional show, nothing really too spectacular.

8-11-70 ROLL IT OVER - A very early Derek and the Dominos show. Audio is an AUD3, but it's not really that bad, just a bit boomy from the location. This show has some very rare performances; Anyday and Country Life. To my ears Clapton's guitar sounds a bit different at times, more of a Jimi Hendrix style that I certainly love. Excellent version of "Roll It Over" with supreme guitar work.

10-16-70 ELECTRIC FACTORY - Amazing show, do not pass this up. Sound is very listenable. The best "Dominos" performance I have heard period! Masterful version of "Why Does Love". Great Silde work on "Rambling" and "Mean Old World." Contains an early, If not the first performance of "Motherless Children."

11-18-70 EC SHUFFLE BLUES - COULD EASILY BE ONE OF THE TOP DOMINOS, OR CLAPTON SHOWS FOR THAT MATTER. WHAT I LIKE IS THE FACT THAT I HEAR A "JOHNNY B. GOODE" STYLE TO HIS PLAYING AND IT WORKS FANTASTIC. ONE SECOND HE SOUNDS LIKE HENDRIX, AND THE NEXT IT'S CHUCK BERRY FROM THE 50's. SUPERB GUITAR ON "GOT TO GET BETTER" AND AWESOME JAM'S ON "TELL THE TRUTH & LITTLE QUEENIE."  A BIT OF A SLIIP-UP ON "WHY DOES LOVE" OR PERHAPS A BROKEN GUITAR STRING. ON THIS NIGHT ANY SLIGHT MISTAKES CAN BE EASILY OVERLOOKED. A GREAT SHOW WITH VERY LISTENABLE SOUND, ALTHOUGH IT DOES DROP OUT A FEW TIMES..

11-19-70 LITTLE WING - VERY GOOD SHOW KEEPING PACE WITH THE NIGH BEFORE, BUT MAYBE NOT AS MAGICAL. NEW MASTER CD'S HAVE NEARLY NO DEFECTS - MASTER CD'S PRIOR MAY HAVE HAD ERRORS, SPECIALLY DISC 1.

11-20-70 STORMY MONDAY - THIS SHOW WAS PREVIOUSLY LISTED AS " THE MAJESTIC STAND VOL. 2." I HAVE NOW CHANGED THE TITLE TO THIS SHOW AFTER A CLOSE LISTEN. THIS IS CLEARLY A SOUNDBOARD RECORDING AND THEREFORE MUST BE "STORMY MONDAY," ALTHOUGH IT HAS A FEW SONGS NOT LISTED ON THE ARTWORK. THIS IS HARDLY A CONCERN AS NEARLY ALL IS INCORRECT IN SOME WAY.

11-29-70  Painter's Mill Fair  - some nice digital cleanup work has removed hiss and made this quite listenable. Interesting from a historical perspective, this is one of the few times "Layla" was performed live by the Dominos. In the summer of 2001 the webmaster was contacted by the gentleman who was the stage manager for this show, who for all of 31 years was unaware that a recording of it was made. This gentleman kindly made the CD cover for the show, which is taken from a facimile of the extremely rare promotional poster for the show, of which only 200 were made. In this case, the poster is probably cooler than the recording - Thanks!

12-1-70 SOUL MATES - The Dominos gigs are quickly becoming a jewel for me. I have never come across a bad show. This show is yet again, excellent. Selections from "The Johnny Cash Show" are very memorable and worth listening to. Both versions of "Got to Get Better" are legendary.

12-5-70 FEAST AWAY -  Thanks to the folks at ZigZag, a great compilation of the last of the Dominos' live shows, previously closely held only by a few traders. Quality is fair to poor, as with many audience recordings from the era, but the performances and historical importance of the shows outshines any limitations of the actual recordings. A fascinating document of the end of an era. Recommended.

12-6-70 THE FINAL ACT - A SPOT ON PERFORMANCE, AND THE FINAL EVER LIVE CONCERT FROM THE DOMINOS. SOUND IS LACKING, BUT IT'S STILL LISTENABLE WITH THE SHEER VOLUME OF EC'S GUITAR MAKING IT EASIER TO HEAR. EXCELLENT "KEEP ON GROWING" AND "GOT TO GET BETTER."

6-28-74 FIRST SHOW IN THE YALE BOWL - First US show of the 1974 Tour. 'Driftin' is incomplete. EC quips "I'm in tune, too ... amazing ... a slight pause here ... when I do this, it means a slight pause ...". And before 'Little Queenie', EC announces "Here's a song I taught Chuck Berry to play". In an unusual arrangement, 'Little Queenie' segues into 'Willie and the Hand Jive', which then turns into 'Get Ready'. The crowd got very wild during 'Layla', to the degree that EC has to stop playing and say "Calm down, calm down ... just be cool ... can we have a bit of peace? ... Tell you what, I'll play a song to calm you down ..." at which point the song stops (no coda to 'Layla' this night) and EC begins to tune his guitar, saying "... see what you made me do?? I'm out of tune!". The band then begin to play a quiet version of 'Presence of the Lord'. Finally, in 'Crossroads', EC throws in a doo-wop style "shooby doo wah" chorus. This set features a unique setlist and arrangement compared to the bulk of the 1974 tour. Very good soundboard, nearly perfect for my ears with just enough crowd noise you can appreciate the live gig. Even with all of the good points, the band does sound a bit underrehearsed.

6-30-74/9-29-74 LAIDBACK! - Very well recorded shows and a very professional performance.

7-2-74 INTERNATIONAL AMPITHEATRE - DISSAPOINTING SOUND AS YOU CANNOT REALLY GET INTO THE PERFORMANCE. HARD TO ACTUALLY TELL IF THE SOUND IS AUD OR SB BECAUSE IT DOES GET DISTORTED FROM TIME TO TIME. THIS WOULD APPEAR TO BE ONE OF THOSE UNDESIREABLE SHOWS IN EVERY WAY.

7-4-74 SMILE 1974 - This is it, the ultimate version of ... well, one of the more interesting Clapton concerts! It's quite simple really. Instead of the usual 47th generation analog copy, you begin by sourcing a digital clone of the master reel to reel recording. Then, you turn the thing over to an audio genius and let him do his stuff. And what you get, is a fascinating document of a time, a place, a feeling. It's like this - "drunk Eric" shows generally fall into two categories: they're either horrid, or fun, but rarely anything else. But this one is unusual. Clapton's lubricated enough so that he's flip, he's funny, he's relaxed - but at times, he simply CHANNELS into his guitar playing in a way you won't find elsewhere. He's so looped and at the same time, so dead ON, it's scary. The standout track here is a surreal performance of "Little Wing" that easily stands up to any rendition. If you only want to have one recording from the '74 tour, this would be it. Recommended. And for the fun: Quips include: "We're In Tune!"(introducing 'Smile') "This is a song written by Charlie Chaplin - and it that ain't good enough for you ... it's good enough for me"."This is from me new album ... it ain't that expensive"."I belong to Glasgow"."This is me band ... and if they aren't good enough for you ... " (Eric seemed to like that phrase a lot) " ...I'll FIRE THE LOT OF THEM!". "How come he gets all the fucking birds?" (introducing the band) "and my name is ... ROBERT JOHNSON". Best of all: While the band plays "Little Queenie", Eric sings the "Star Spangled Banner" - horribly out of key!

7-5-74 - IT'S ROBBIE'S BIRTHDAY - MORE COMPLETE THAN MOST ANY OTHER RECORDING I'VE FOUND. GOOD SOUNDBOARD. EC IS QUITE CHATTY, ALBIET IN HIS DRUNKEN WAYS. GOOD SHOW HOWEVER.

7-10-74 CIVIC CENTER - CD-R1 from DAT source - slight upgrade to the commerical release Blues Power.

7-13-74 BRIGHT LIGHTS, BLUES CITY -  The date on the CD jacket is incorrectly listed as July 14, 1974. Beware as there are many different versions with great changes in audio quality. I still don't think I have the SB5 version, but it's close to that.

7-18-74 SMILING AWAY - Definitely one of the more "focused" of EC's 1974 shows - in less polite terms, this is one of the ones where he was not drunk! An excellent, very crispy soundboard, instruments and vocals are all very clear with good seperation, and very little hiss, you can even hear EC's amplifier buzz a bit in quieter passages. Well-done mix, although the B3 is a tad too prominent, otherwise excellent.

7-19-74 ON WHITE - Some songs recorded for release on "EC Was Here." To me the next nights show is slightly better. Songs to check out are "I Shot The Sheriff" and "Get Ready." I also have rare Artwork for this show.

7-20-74 SLOW DOWN HAND - Probably the greatest concert from the 70's I have heard from EC. His guitar sound is agressive and very lound - and it sounds great! A historical concert if you ask me. This version of "Driftin Blues" is a classic. About 3 tracks contained in "Crossroads 2".

7-21-74 SAN FRANCISCO '74 - Excellent overall recording quality, very little tape hiss, runs a bit slow. EC does the band introductions in "Get Ready" and unlike many shows from the 1974 tour, where the band introductions are a long, drawn out affair, EC is short and to the point. EC turns 'Matchbox' into a Carl Perkins medley of sorts, tossing in a verse of "Boppin' the Blues". Audio quality takes a real dive with the beginning of "Layla", which is incomplete. Sounds like some problem with the analog source, as there are spots where the recording returns to its previous quality. It continues like that through the end of "Tell the Truth", getting back on track before the beginning of "Blues Power". Finally, the band does a nice segue from Steady Rollin' Man into Crossroads. Missing the encore of "Little Queenie". Two shows performed on this date, unknown which show this is.

7-27-74 HIDEAWAY - Limited, numbered edition of 200 copies. One of the better performances from the 1974 tour, the band is in top form. Worth acquiring if only for the spirited performance of 'Hideaway'. Slightly better quality than the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds recording available on cd-r.

7-30-74 NEW ORLEANS '74 - MANY MANY FAKES OF THIS SHOW EXIST. CHECK YOUR DISCS TO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T HAVE JULY 20, 1974 LONG BEACH. THE REAL SHOW IS A DECENT AUDIENCE RECORDING WITH QUITE A BIT OF CROWD CHATTER. VERY DECENT VERY LOOSE "JAM" TYPE SHOW.

8-1-74 UNSURPASSED VOL.2 -  Keith Moon is also featured on the last two tracks, although not mentioned on the CD jacket.

8-4-74 ONE OF THOS HILARIOUS SHOWS - Noted for being the show in which EC performs
The Who's, "Can't Explain!"  Guests included Kieth Moon, and I believe Pete Townshend. Decent Soundboard quality and certainly a fun CD to listen to, even if it only has about 4 songs from this show.

9-28-74 HAMPTON ROADS - ONE OF THE BETTER SOUNDBOARDS THAT I HAVE COME ACROSS, VERY REAL AND AUTHENTIC SOUND. MORE COMPLETE THAN ANY OTHER VERSION TO DATE.

10-2-74 LOOKIN BACK - SURPRISING QUALITY. HARD TO DETERMINE IF THIS IS SB OR AUD, BUT WITH THE CROWD NOISE, IT'S CERTAINLY A GOOD AUDIENCE RECORDING.

10-31-74 FIRST VISIT, FIRST NIGHT - QUITE A NICE "SHERIFF" HERE. BEWARE THE CROWD IS VERY LOUD - UNLIKE MOST OF THE JAPANESE SHOWS. SUPPOSE THIS SHOW COULD USE A REMASTER, BUT THAT WOULD BE A DIFFICULT TASK. THE ONLY REAL DRAWBACK TO THIS SHOW IS THE HIGH PITCH AND CLAPPING NEAR THE TAPER. BEYOND THAT, THIS IS EC'S FIRST APPEARANCE AT THE BUDOKAN THEATRE IN TOKYO - QUITE A COLLECTORS ITEM.

11-6-74 MAINLINE CROSSROADS - A LOT OF TAPE HISS AND A HIGH PITCH TO THIS RECORDING. BEYOND THAT, THE QUALITY ISN'T BAD AT ALL - JUST MIGHT HURT YOUR EARS A BIT.

11-28-74 LUDWIGSHAFEN 1974 (REMATERED BY ME) - WITH THE UPGRADE IN SOUND YOU CAN APPRECIATE THIS SHOW MUCH MORE. EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT DISC 1 WHICH STRANGELY OMITS THE OPENER, "LET IT GROW." THE REORDING ITSELF IS NOT GREAT, WITH MIC FLUTTER AND MOVEMENT FROM TIME TO TIME. WHAT YOU DO GET IS SOME OF THE BEST "JAMMING" EVER. IN PARTICULAR, THE WHOLE BAND SHINES AND PROVES WHY THIS CERTAINLY WAS ONE OF EC'S BEST TOURING BANDS. WONDERFUL VERSIONS OF "TELL THE TRUTH" AND "WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE/GET READY."  TAKE NOTE OF THE DELAY EC USES WITH HIS GUITAR. "LITTLE WING" HERE IS FAMOUS FOR IT'S LONG LONG DELAY. YOU CAN HOWEVER, NOTICE THIS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SHOW AND IT WORKS GREAT, SPECIALLY ON THE RIFFS! NOT MUCH MORE I CAN SAY EXCEPT THAT THIS IS A TRUE ROCK 'N ROLL SHOW FROM THE 70'S. NO DOUBT I WILL REMASTER THIS SHOW AGAIN TO MAKE IT EVEN MORE PERFECT. THIS IS ONE THE BEST SHOWS FROM THE 70'S.

11-30-74 IN ROTTERDAM - BETTER QUALITY THAN SOME OF THE OTHER VERSIONS, BUT NOT TOO MUCH TO NOTE HERE. NICE GUITAR EFFECTS, HOWEVER, WITH EC USING A DELAY.

12-4-74 LZ WAS THERE - One of my favorties for the 70's or any other decade. If you want standout solo's, improvisation, and just pure great playing this one's for you. All "Little Wing, Crossroads, Blues Power" stand out for me- a must have!

12-5-74 LZ WAS HERE - The selection that was on "Crossroads 2" is the best. Good, but not great for my ears. Audio is nearly perfect.

4-14-75 BRISBANE BLUES - THIS SHOW IS A DECENT SB RECORDING. NOT COMPLETE, SOME NOTICEABLE TAPE HISS FROM THE MASTER. INCOMPLETE RECORDING.

4-14-75 COMPLETE BRISBANE - EVERYTHING THAT THE OTHER VERSION IS NOT. THIS SET IS COMPLETE, AND THE SOUND IS BETTER.

4-20-75 SYDNEY BOOGIE - A neat introduction to "Blues Power" that, according to the Bootography entry is "Dream, Dream, Dream". Also interesting, "Opposites" is at the end of Layla instead of the instrumental coda. The venue is incorrectly listed as "Sydney Opera House" on the CD inserts (PF)

6-18-75 MID SOUTH COLISEUM - This show is really confusing me. From listening to it, I can only hear EC singing on 2 tracks? Wonder if it's just the way it was recorded, or if he really let someone else do the vocals on this nite. Somebody fill me in if you solve this problem! This show contains an extremely rare 70's performance of "Sunshine Of Your Love." After hearing the concert from 11-16-76, this show may suffer from the same problem in that it plays too fast.

6-24-75 JOKER (PT.1) - Another Mid Valley success story, what a fun show! Clear, crisp recording, it's like being 3rd row center on a warm summer night. The band is in fine spirits and puts on an enjoyable show. Also one of the best looking CD covers ever. Recommended

6-25-75 JOKER 2 - Another sterling Mid Valley release. Complete zaniness with Keith Moon on the second half, quite fun. Carlos Santana and Joe Cocker also perform on the last four tracks. The highlight here is of course the Clapton/Santana guitar duel on "Eyesight to the Blind" which made its' way to official release on the Crossroads 2 box set.  Also note the "sysabend" site incorrectly dates this show as 8-14-75 at the L.A. Forum.

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1975 SOLID ROCKUPATION - ONE OF THOSE GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS BOOTS. THIS 3-CD SET CONTAINS GOOD PORTIONS OF 5 EC SHOWS. SPREAD OUT OVER 3 DISCS THEY WERE A TOUGH LISTEN, NOT TO MENTION KEEP TRACK OF. I HAVE SEPERATED THIS BOOT INTO MORE MANAGEABLE DISCS. VERY WORTHWHILE, AND POSSIBLY THE BEST SOUND AVAILABLE.*

7-10-75 KANSAS CITY - COMPLETE SHOW. MORE OF A LESSER QUALITY AUDIENCE RECORDING IN THIS COMPLETE 2-CD VERSION.

7-10-75 KANSAS CITY (FROM SOLID ROCKUPATION, REMASTERED BY ME) - TAKEN FROM A 3 DISC SET. THIS HAS BETTER SOUND, ALTHOUGH THIS IS NOT THE COMPLETE SHOW.

8-3-75 VANCOUVER '75 (REMASTERED BY ME) - "VANCOUVER '75" MAY NOT BE THE ACTUAL TITLE. THIS SHOW WAS TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM THE MASTERS AND FIXED UP A BIT. GOOD SHOW ALL AROUND, WITH VERY AUTHENTIC SOUND, ALBEIT QUITE LOUD.

8-9-75 JOKER 2 - HARD TO KNOCK THIS ONE, IT HAS A VERY GOOD, BUT NOT PERFECT SB6 RATING. THIS IS THE COMPLETE SHOW - MANY VERSIONS ARE NOT COMPLETE.

8-14-75 LEGENDARY L.A. FOURM - To me, this is not a legendary show. Slight cracking for 1 minute into the first disc - goes away thereafter.

8-16-75 SAN DIEGO (FROM SOLID ROCKUPATON) SOUNDBOARD QUALITY ALTHOUGH ONLY CONTAINS ABOUT 6 SONGS. FILLER IS FROM 8-12-75.

8-17-75 TUCSON (FROM SOLID ROCKUPATION) - VERY NEAR THE COMPLETE SHOW, BUT SEEMS TO BE MISSING SOME. SOUNDBOARD QUALITY. FILLER IS FROM 7-11-75.

8-30-75 THE SCOPE - This is not the complete show. Only an above average show in my opinion. Sound is good.

10-23-75 GOT THE POWER - ALTHOUGH WIDELY REGARDED AS AN AVERAGE SHOW,  I DO ENJOYED THIS ONE. THE SOUND CAN BE CONFUSING, EVERYTHING IS CLEAR EXCEPT FOR THE AUDIENCE - THIS POINTS TO AN MP3 TRANSFER. THIS IS RARELY NOTICEABLE, AND TAKES AWAY NOTHING FROM THE SHOW. NICE JAM ON "TELL THE TRUTH."

10-24-75 GOT THE POWER - WHILE THE PREVIOUS SHOW BOASTED A VERY GOOD MP3 TRANSFER, THIS ONE DOES NOT. THIS IS A HORRIBLE MP3 RECORDING THAT JUST CANNOT BE LISTENED TO. DON'T KNOW IF ONLY "MY" COPY HAS THIS AT THIS POINT. I WOULD NOT LISTEN TO THIS SHOW UNLESS YOU LIKE PAIN.

10-29-75 EYESIGHT TO THE BLIND - NEAR SOUNDBOARD QUALITY AND A GREAT SHOW TO MENTION.

11-1-75 GOT THE POWER - LACKING A BIT IN QUALITY, NICE TO HAVE TO COMPLETE THE SET ONLY.

11-7-76 TELL THE BLUES - AN OVERLOOKED SHOW FOR ME AS I TEND TO DENY THE '76 SHOWS THEIR WORTH. THIS ONE COULD BE THE BEST '76 SHOW I'VE HEARD. NICE SOUNDBOARD. DO NOT PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THE JULY 11, 1976 DATE ON THE ARTWORK, NO SUCH SHOW EXISTED.

7-31-76 CRYSTAL PALACE (REMASTERED BY ME) ODD SOUNDING RECORDING, ALTHOUGH NOT THAT BAD OF A LISTEN. GUEST FREDDIE KING ON "FURTHER ON UP THE ROAD."

11-16-76 LAYLA'S BIRTHDAY - Unfortunately this is the version which runs fast and makes the whole band sound like chipmunks. It is listenable, but the voices are a bit too high. From what I can tell, sounds like a very good show.

4-26-77 THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST - Certainly one of the "drunk" shows EC did. I guess it was popular at the time- a VHS tape is in circulation. A bit laid back for most of the show, but EC really gets into "I Shot The Sheriff" and "Further on up the Road."

4-27-77 BLUES FOR YOU - THE ARTWORK MAY REFER TO THIS SHOW AS BEING FROM 4-24-77, BUT IT IS NOT. AMAZINGLY THIS 1-CD INCOMPLETE VERSION BOASTS THE BEST SOUND I'VE HEARD FROM THIS CONCERT DATE. STRANGE. THE FIRST TRACK HAS MAJOR SKIPPING.

4-27-77 LIVE IN GREAT SMOKE - EC seemed to really sober up for this one. The band is tight and there is certainly a lot more fire with everybody. Good version of Tell the Truth."

4-27-77 THE SECOND NIGHT (REMASTERED BY ME) - TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM THE MASTER RECORDINGS AND EDITED. MUCH MUCH MORE ENERGY THAN I EXPECTED. VERY LISTENABLE.

6-11-77 LIVE IN LEIDEN - VERY GOOD AUDIENCE RECORDING TO MY EARS AND AN ABOVE AVERAGE SHOW TO BOOT. THE GUITAR AND ENTIRE BAND COME THROUGH QUITE LOUD IN THE MIX, BUT THAT'S A GOOD THING. A VERY INSPIRED "I SHOT THE SHERIFF", WITH SOME VERY NICE WAH WAH WORK.  ALTHOUGH NOT COMPLETE AND ONLY 1 DISC, THE DISC DOES RUN 79 MIN; MOST OF THE SHOW.

6-19-77 MERHRZWECKHALLE - SURPRISINGLY GOOD QUALITY, EVERYTHING BUT THE BAND SOUNDS LIKE IT'S STRAIGHT FROM A SOUNDBOARD. WHAT'S VERY NICE HERE IS ONE OF THE BEST VERSIONS OF "HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN" FROM THE 70'S. PERHAPS ONLY THE MEGA-SHOWS FROM '74 CAN BEAT THIS ONE, BUT IT'S STILL WORTHY.

9-30-77 FIRST NIGHT (REMASTERED BY ME) PRETTY DECENT SOUND, ALTHOUGH IT CAN BE THIN AND HIGH PITCHED AT TIMES. INTERESTING "BLUES WITH A FEELING" AS I CANNOT RECALL IT BEING PERFORMED AT ANY OTHER TIME; 1993 COULD BE PROBABLE. HARD TO JUDGE THE SHOW FROM THE LIMITED SOUND, ALTHOUGH LISTENABLE. WOULD TEND TO LEAN IN THE DIRECTION OF BELOW AVERAGE.

10-6-77 BUDOKAN - PRETTY DECENT SOUND, CLEAR BUT A LITTLE DISTANT. "THE CORE" IS NICE FOR THE OPENER, BUT THE 2ND SOLO ON "SHERIFF" STEALS THE SHOW.

10-7-77 BUDOKAN FIRST APPEARANCE - A very good performance. Some analog his is slightly noticeable, and the mix is not very friendly to your ears as it can sound a too high pitched at times. Lots of energy in this show, "I Shot the Sheriff" and "Double Trouble" steal the show.

10-7-77 PRISMATIC BLUES - JUST THE VERSION HERE OF "SHERIFF" MAKES THIS ONE OF MY FAVORITE EC SHOWS OF ALL TIME. PERIOD. THIS IS THE AUDIENCE RECORDED VERSION, BUT IT JUST MAY SOUND BETTER THAN THE OTHER SB VERSION. EXCELLENT PLAYING BY EC - YOU'LL HEAR SOME WAH WAH IN "SHERIFF" LIKE YOU'VE NEVER REALLY HEARD BEFORE. A HISTORIC SHOW TO ME.

2-11-78 WONDERFUL TONIGHT VOL.3 - Excellent sound quality, near SB6. Extremely rare version of "Peaches and Diesel" here. I'd say this has to be a top show from '78.

6-23-78 RODEO MAN - PRETTY RARE SHOW THAT FEATURED EC JOINING BOB DYLAN IN THREE MAJOR FESTIVALS OVER EUROPE. THIS IS A GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS SHOW. THE VOCALS AND GUITAR COME THROUGH PRETTY DECENT IN THE RECORDING, BUT THERE IS JUST WAY TOO MUCH CHATTER IN THE CROWD NOT TO MENTION A BARKING DOG THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SHOW! HOW ANNOYING. VOLUME DOES SHIFT AND DROP OUT EVERY NOW AND THEN, THIS SHOW CERTAINLY HAS THE FEEL OF A "CARNIVAL" PERFORMANCE. VERY FEW OF THOSE END UP BEING WORTHWHILE.  STILL, BETTER THAN EXPECTED RECORDING OF A VERY AVERAGE SHOW. GOOD PERFORMANCE OF "RODEO MAN."

11-6-78 BARCELONA '78 - A VERY POOR AUDIENCE RECORDING, ONE OF THE VERY WORST THAT I OWN. PERHAPS IT'S A BIT CLEAR AT TIMES, BUT STILL NOT WORTH LISTENING TO.

11-8-78 PALAIS DES SPORTS - GOOD, BUT NOT A GREAT 70'S SHOW. VOCALS ARE DISTANT AND THE SOUND DOES CHANGE HALFWAY THROUGH THE CD. ONE OF THE RARE 70'S VERSIONS OF "WALK OUT IN THE RAIN" AND "I'LL MAKE LOVE TO YOU ANYTIME."

6-2-79 NO JACKET REQUIRED - Hard to judge this show- it's audio is a cassette>CD-r Copy. Seems to be a bit slow except for the blues numbers such as "Double Trouble." The complete show is not featured here.

6-24-79 SEATTLE W/MUDDY WATTERS - A SURPRISINGLY GOOD SHOW. THE SOUND DOES HAVE ISSUES, BEING THAT THE VOCALS SEEM A BIT MUFFED, BUT BEYOND THAT IT IS BETTER THAN AVERAGE. THE 2 GIRLS WHO TALK THROUGHOUT THE SHOW NEXT TO THE MIC ARE ALSO A PAIN. "KNOCKIN ON HEAVEN'S DOOR" HAS SOME EXTA WAH-WAH GUITAR AND THIS IS ONE OF THE VERY FEW PERFORMANCES I LIKE OF THIS SONG. THE SMALL ARENA GIVES EC'S GUITAR A NICE SOUND.

10-29-79 THE LOST ISRAEL TAPES - SURPRISING SOUND, OBVIOUSLY THE "REMASTERED" VERSION IS A LITTLE BETTER. A QUALITY 1979 SHOW WITH LOTS OF ENERGY. ONE OF MY FAVORITES, AND I LISTEN TO IT OFTEN. VERY NICE DOUBLE TROUBLE.

11-27-79 OSAKA 1979 (I) - EVEN WITH TOO MUCH BASS, AND TOO LOW ON THE VOCALS, THIS IS STILL A VERY LISTENABLE SHOW. EXTENDED WAH-WAH SOLO ON "DOUBLE TROUBLE."

12-1-79 OSAKA 1979 TOUR - BETTER SOUND THAN STATED ON OTHER SITES, VERY LISTENABLE.

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