Monday, November 25, 2013

AUDIO: Eric Clapton previews unreleased 1970s song Boogie Funk

Eric Clapton is previewing an unreleased 1970s song, “Boogie Funk”, as featured on the upcoming 6-disc box set, “Give Me Strength: The 1974 / 1975 Recordings.”

Due November 26, the package features a wealth of unreleased recordings, outtakes, studio sessions and live recordings.

In early 1974, after a three-year absence that followed Eric Clapton’s major success with Derek and the Dominos’ seminal album “Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs”, which sealed his stature as one of rock's most revered guitarists, a rejuvenated and musically refreshed Clapton stepped into the recording studio and staged a massive resurgence with his 1974/1975 trilogy of albums – “461 Ocean Boulevard”, which featured his first No. 1 hit single “I Shot The Sheriff,” “There's One In Every Crowd” and the live “E.C. Was Here” – standing as one of the most remarkable rebirths in rock's history. Those albums decisively cemented the guitarist as both a musical and commercial force, while successfully staking out an entirely new set of creative challenges.

The 5-CD/1-Blu-Ray disc box set "Eric Clapton – Give Me Strength: The 1974/1975 Recordings" is housed in a 60-page book and captures a full year’s worth of recordings, from April 1974 to June 1975.

Featured are 88 remastered, remixed, rare unreleased and live recordings, including session outtakes, from the three albums mentioned above. Also included is 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.”

See also:

VIDEO: Eric Clapton plays Tears In Heaven at 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival
VIDEO: Allman Brothers perform Whipping Post at 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival
VIDEO: Eric Clapton jams with Allman Brothers at 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival
VIDEO: Eric Clapton previews 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD
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