MTV Unplugged

Season 3 Episode 1

Eric Clapton

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 11, 1992 on MTV - Music Television
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Eric Clapton
Taped at the Bray Studios in Windsor, England in January of 1992, Clapton is accompanied by Nathan East (bass), Andy Fairweather-Low (guitar), Ray Cooper (percussion), Steve Ferrone (drums), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Katie Kissoon and Tessa Niles on backing vocals. Song selections include "Tears In Heaven" (from the motion picture release "Rush"), "Running On Faith," "Before You Accuse Me," a song by early musical inspiration Bo Diddley, and a new version of "Layla." Clapton also performs some new never-before-recorded material, including "Lonely Stranger," a song which he wrote in Los Angeles in 1991 during the recording of the soundtrack for "Rush" and after the death of his son Conor, and "The Circus Left Town," which is about the last night Clapton spent with Conor at the circus. "MTV Unplugged" with Eric Clapton introduces a new element into the series where artists will talk about the songs they perform. Throughout the special, MTV airs liner note style interview clips in which Clapton talks about the inspiration behind each song selection, his early musical influences, and more. This special presentation of "MTV Unplugged" was taped the day before Clapton was inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame for his work with the Yardbirds, and during rehearsals for his now annual performance at The Royal Albert Hall in London. This marks his first solo appearance in over a year. Clapton recently came off a tour of Japan with George Harrison. Recorded 1/16/92 at Bray Film Studios - Windsor, England Set List: 01. Signe 02. Before You Accuse Me 03. Hey Hey 04. Tears In Heaven 05. The Circus Left Town 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 [Clapton solo] (written by Robert Johnson) 12. Alberta (traditional; arranged by Leadbelly) 13. San Francisco Bay Blues 14. Malted Milk 15. Rollin' and Tumblin' 16. Worried Life Blues 17. Old Lovemoreless

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