ERIC CLAPTON COLLECTS RARE ’70S MATERIAL FOR BOX SET

ERIC CLAPTON COLLECTS RARE ’70S MATERIAL FOR BOX SET

Eric Clapton fans with a little extra cash lying around will have a chance to relive God’s mid-’70s glory days this fall with a sprawling six-disc box set that collects rare, remastered and unreleased cuts.

Titled ‘Give Me Strength,’ the new box focuses on the sessions and live dates Clapton recorded during 1974-75, resulting in the hit records ’461 Ocean Boulevard,’ ‘There’s One in Every Crowd’ and ‘E.C. Was Here.’

According to the press release announcing the set, it comes “beautifully housed in a 60-page book” and includes “88 remastered, remixed, rare unreleased and live recordings, including session outtakes” as well as 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.’ Fans can also look forward to extensive photos and liner notes in the box, which is currently available for pre-order at around $80.

‘Give Me Strength’ is due in stores on Nov. 25. Take a look at the complete track listing below.

 

Eric Clapton ‘Give Me Strength’ Track Listing

’461 Ocean Boulevard’ Expanded Version
‘Motherless Children’
‘Give Me Strength’
‘Willie and the Hand Jive’
‘Get Ready’
‘I Shot the Sheriff’
‘I Can’t Hold Out’
‘Please Be With Me’
‘Let It Grow’
‘Steady Rollin’ Man’
‘Mainline Florida’

Studio Outtakes
‘Ain’t That Lovin’ You’
‘Meet Me (Down at the Bottom)’
‘Lonesome Road Blues (Walkin’ Down the Road)’
‘Getting Acquainted’ (previously unreleased)
‘Getting Acquainted 2′ (previously unreleased)
‘Eric After Hours Blues’
‘Please Be With Me’ (previously unreleased)
‘Give Me Strength’ (previously unreleased)

‘There’s One in Every Crowd’ Expanded Version
‘We’ve Been Told (Jesus Is Coming Soon)’
‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’
‘Little Rachel’
‘Don’t Blame Me’
‘The Sky Is Crying’
‘Singin’ the Blues’
‘Better Make It Through Today’
‘Pretty Blue Eyes’
‘High’
‘Opposites’

Studio Outtakes
‘Burial’ (previously unreleased)
‘Whatcha Gonna Do’
‘I Found a Love’
‘(When Things Go Wrong) It Hurts Me Too’
‘Fools Like Me’ (previously unreleased)

Non-Album Single Release
‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’
‘Someone Like You’

‘E.C. Was Here’ Remixed and Expanded Version
‘Smile’ (Recorded at Long Beach Arena, July 20, 1974)
‘Have You Ever Loved a Woman’ (Recorded at Long Beach Arena, July 20, 1974)
‘Presence of the Lord’ (Recorded at Long Beach Arena, July 20, 1974)
‘Crossroads’ (Recorded at Long Beach Arena, July 20, 1974)
‘I Shot the Sheriff’ (Recorded at Long Beach Arena, July 20, 1974)
‘Layla’ (Recorded at Long Beach Arena, July 20, 1974)
‘Little Wing’ (Recorded at Long Beach Arena, July 20, 1974)
‘Can’t Find My Way Home’ (Recorded at Long Beach Arena, July 20, 1974)
‘Driftin’ Blues / Ramblin’ on My Mind’ (Recorded at Long Beach Arena, July 20, 1974)
‘Ramblin’ on My Mind / Have You Ever Loved a Woman’ (Recorded at Hammersmith Odeon, Dec. 4, 1974)
‘Willie and the Hand Jive / Get Ready’ (Recorded at Long Beach Arena, July 20, 1974)
‘The Sky Is Crying / Have You Ever Loved a Woman / Ramblin’ on My Mind’ (Hammersmith Odeon)
‘Badge’ (Recorded at Nassau Coliseum, June 28, 1975)
‘Driftin’ Blues’ (Recorded at Providence Civic Center, June 25, 1975)
‘Eyesight to the Blind / Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad’ (Recorded at Providence Civic Center)
‘Further on Up the Road’ (Recorded At Nassau Coliseum, June 28, 1975)

The Freddie King Criteria Studios Sessions
‘Sugar Sweet’
‘TV Mama’
‘Boogie Funk’ (previously unreleased)
‘Gambling Woman Blues’ (previously unreleased, full-length version)

’461 Ocean Boulevard’ 5.1 Surround Sound Mix (Previously Unreleased Elliot Scheiner Mix)
‘Motherless Children’
‘Give Me Strength’
‘Willie and the Hand Jive’
‘Get Ready’
‘I Shot the Sheriff’
‘I Can’t Hold Out’
‘Please Be With Me’
‘Let It Grow’
‘Steady Rollin’ Man’
‘Mainline Florida’

Studio Outtakes
‘Ain’t That Lovin’ You’
‘Meet Me (Down at the Bottom)’
‘Lonesome Road Blues (Walkin’ Down the Road)’

’461 Ocean Boulevard’ Original 4.0 Quadraphonic Mix
‘Motherless Children’
‘Give Me Strength’
‘Willie and the Hand Jive’
‘Get Ready’
‘I Shot the Sheriff’
‘I Can’t Hold Out’
‘Please Be With Me’
‘Let It Grow’
‘Steady Rollin’ Man’
‘Mainline Florida’

‘There’s One In Every Crowd’ Original 4.0 Quadraphonic Mix
‘We’ve Been Told (Jesus Is Coming Soon)’
‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’
‘Little Rachel’
‘Don’t Blame Me’
‘The Sky Is Crying’
‘Singin’ the Blues’
‘Better Make It Through Today’
‘Pretty Blue Eyes’
‘High’
‘Opposites’