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Eric Clapton Unplugged Deluxe Edition

Eric Clapton Unplugged Deluxe Edition

(Eric Clapton)
Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Box Set
Back in the 90’s MTV pulled a surprise punch (just before they stopped being music television) and introduced the world to their Unplugged format. They had everyone from Lauryn Hill to Alice In Chains on the show. It was an even bigger surprise when the music giant of yesteryear grabbed Eric Clapton to perform. This re-issued collection is from that show. 
This collection is a completely remastered edition of Eric Clapton Unplugged that includes two CD’s and one DVD. The first CD includes the show in its entirety (14 tracks) that include all of Clapton’s performed hits and blues homage’s. 
The second CD includes alternate takes of three songs, one of which has two alternate takes, as well as two bonus songs (Circus and Worried Life Blues). Like the previous disc, these tracks are completely remastered.
The DVD includes the show in its entirety plus 9 more songs that did not air on the MTV Unplugged show. What you get is the show, rehearsals, and more, all remastered. 
So, to let the cat out of the bag, I’ve never really been a huge Clapton fan. That being said, I was able to go into this review having previously experienced the show during its original air date and was able to focus more on the fine tuning of the reissue.
Music production has a come a long way since the 90’s and this reissue is proof of it. Listeners will easily find themselves immersed in the show as audience tones are kept level with the music. Instruments have depth and clarity that allows you to enjoy them without having them fall all over one another in the soundsphere. Tones are warm, the use of headphones will help extract even the slightest of finger slides across the strings, and even the DVD comes with a 5.1 mix that sets you right in the room. 
So while I’m not the biggest Clapton fan on the planet I do appreciate the kid gloves this reissue was treated with, and I think that those who are Clapton fans, well they’re in for a treat. Enjoy. 
AJ Garcia
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