Eric Clapton's 70th Birthday Goes To Video
The recently announced concert film documenting one of the special 70th birthday shows Eric Clapton played this past May at London's Royal Albert Hall will be released as a home video and album in multiple formats on November 13.
Slowhand at 70: Live at the Royal Albert Hall will be available as a two-CD/DVD set, a two-CD/Blu-ray package and a Deluxe Edition featuring two CDs and two DVDs.
The main DVD and Blu-ray, as well as the two audio discs, capture Clapton and his backing group playing a career-spanning set that includes renditions of songs Eric originally played with Cream and Derek and the Dominos, tunes from his solo albums and covers of his blues hero Robert Johnson. Among the classic songs featured are "Layla," "I Shot the Sheriff," "Tears in Heaven," "Crossroads," "Cocaine" and "Wonderful Tonight." The DVD and Blu-ray also include an extra performance, of the song "Little Queen of Spades."
The Deluxe Edition's bonus DVD contains archival footage of Clapton playing at various events at the Royal Albert Hall throughout the years, including performances from Cream's 1968 farewell tour, Eric's 1990 Journeyman trek, a 2004 UN benefit gig with Italian singer Zucchero, Cream's 2005 reunion concerts and a 2010 Prince's Trust benefit show. The Deluxe release also features a 60-page hardcover book of photographs.
Prior to its home video release, the Slowhand at 70 film will be screened in select Village cinemas in Australia in October and starting on November 4 in the U.S. For more information, visit EricClaptonFilm.com.
Here is the full track list of Slowhand at 70 -- Live at the Royal Albert Hall album:
"Somebody's Knockin' on My Door"
"Key to the Highway"
"Tell the Truth"
"Hoochie Coochie Man"
"You Are So Beautiful"
"Can't Find My Way Home"
"I Shot the Sheriff"
"Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out"
"Tears in Heaven"
"Let It Rain"
"High Time We Went"