Eric Clapton / Phoenix 1985 / 2CD

Eric Clapton / Phoenix 1985 / 2CD / Beano

Translated Text:
Live at Compton Terrace, Phoenix, AZ. USA 21st July 1985.

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Eric · Clapton’s treasure sound release which comes here “every week” is released! This week, we released two quality musical instruments from our “Original Behind the Sun US Tour”, which will be released for the first time in Japan, in 1985, which almost overcomes alcoholism and showed a fearless appearance full of vitality I will do. Two master’s providers are heavyweight tapers who are familiar and reside in the UK. Although there is no “deviant” in the source of treasure, it was surprising because the 2 masters this time was a sound source which has not been distributed at all, even between tape traders, which never came out at all. This CD is released on press CD This is the complete recording source of the Phoenix performance of July 21, 1985 which hit the American Tour · Second leg. Let’s clarify the position of this performance over time in this year.

· February 28 – March 15, 1985: European tour including England
Meanwhile, «March 1, 1985: released the album” BEHIND THE SUN “»
· April 9 – May 3, 1985: National Tour, First Leg
· May 8, 1985: US music live program Late Night With David Letterman Appearance
· June 21 – July 27, 1985: National Tour, Second Leg ← ★ Coco ★
· October 5 – October 11, 1985: 6th Japan tour
· October 14 – November 6, 1985: A short-term Europe tour after visiting London, Alaska
· From 3rd to 23rd 1985 December, it is off for a while, but during that time, he flew to the concert of Buddy · Guy & Junior · Wells, Sting, Gary Brooker, Dire · Straits etc and stands on stage

It was a year we spent on promoting this album under the release of the album “BEHIND THE SUN” which was completed in the previous year, but this show was hitting the biggest market, the last journey through the whole country . In order to hit the motivation work, you can see that Clapton made two tours with particular emphasis on America. This simultaneous released 2 CDR “Houston 1985” is a performance that was hitting the first leg, so you can listen to unreleased sound sources at the same time and with different legs, listen to each performance. The reason for releasing the Phoenix performance on the main board on the press CD was because it was a wonderful level where sound quality was outstanding. It is a level that you can believe even if you say “It’s a soundboard” unless you have cheers and applauds of the audience. You can listen to all the unpublished performances at such a wonderful superb level. How much is the British heavy taper collection at all? In the song of I Shot The Sheriff, there is a part that contains the sound that is felt as “noise” as “noise”, but as it was noticed by looking at the venue name, as it was an outdoor concert, the strong wind blowing through the venue It is the sound picked up by Mike. Including this, it is a superb sound source full of live presence. Regarding quality, it is a good board that you can trust the full width, but let’s tell the contents. By visiting the United States twice with the legs separated, each leg became full of charm. The set list changed. That was the occasion to appear on the American television program “David Letterman Show” on May 8th. In response to a request from Paul Schaffer who served as the music director of this show, I played the White Room for the first time in 17 years with the house band of the show (this house band includes Steve Jordan who later supports Clapton I was enrolled in the drum). Clapton, who was satisfied with this work, set this song in from the tour second leg. Therefore, you can listen to this song on the main board as well. The main board is worth not only super high sound quality but also excellent performance is recorded. Steppin ‘Out featuring Sean Murphy, She’s Waiting, Badge, Let It Rain, Double Trouble, Cocaine, Layla, Forever Man, Further On, including this White Room, I Shot The Sheriff, Same Old Blues, Tangled In Love The play quality heard on Up The Road is wonderful. It is not an overstatement to say that the slow-hand playing method of anger is bursting with almost all songs already. It was a late afternoon tour that showed the world that Clapton is alive in time with that “live aid”, and confronted further confidence. Without a doubt, it can be said that it was a time when one career peaked in his career. And it has been proved in the main board. Prior to Layla’s performance, Clapton announces “I will offer this song to Debbie who celebrated his 30th birthday.” I do not know what kind of relationship this was with Debbie, but in that sense, this day was an important day I gave for those important to Clapton. With this song, Clapton gifts the best solo that is wonderful. Only our shop will release the finest stereo and audience master of the world first show which saw the eyes of the day beyond the time of 32 years! Please listen at loud volume. And please, enjoy Strap’s name bassist, the late Donald · Duck · Dan’s base play, which supported Clapton only during this period. It will be released with a limited press CD with a sticker representing the first edition, so please order as soon as possible.

この間、≪1985年3月1日:アルバム「BEHIND THE SUN」リリース≫
・1985年5月8日:米音楽ライブ番組 Late Night With David Letterman 出演
・1985年6月21日~7月27日:全米ツアー、セカンド・レッグ ←★ココ★

前年にレコーディングが完了したアルバム「BEHIND THE SUN」のリリースを受け、このアルバムのプロモーションのために費やした一年でしたが、本公演は最大のマーケット、全米を回ったツアーの最終行程に当たっていました。意欲作をヒットさせるために、クラプトンが特にアメリカを重視して2回のツアーを組んでいたことがお判りいただけるでしょう。今回同時リリースの2CDR「Houston 1985」はファースト・レッグに当たっていた公演ですので、未公開音源を同時に、しかもレッグの異なる、それぞれに聴きどころ満載の公演を聴いていただけるわけです。本盤のフェニックス公演をプレスCDでリリースしました理由は、ずばり音質が非の打ち所のない素晴らしいレベルだったからです。オーディエンスの歓声・拍手がなければ「サウンドボードです」と言っても信じていただけるレベルなのです。それほど素晴らしい極上レベルで未発表の公演のすべてを聴くことができる。まったくイギリスの重鎮テーパーのコレクションはどれほどなのでしょうか? I Shot The Sheriff の曲中では「ゴォー」というノイズに感じられる音が入っている箇所がございますが、これは会場名を見てお気づきのように、野外コンサートだったため、会場を吹きぬけた強風をマイクが拾った音なのです。これも含み、生々しい臨場感に溢れた極上音源です。クオリティについては全幅のご信頼を置いていただいてよい本盤ですが、内容をお伝えしていきましょう。全米をレッグを分けて二度訪れたことにより、それぞれのレッグが魅力に満ちたものになりました。セットリストに変化がついたのです。そのきっかけとなったのは、5月8日のアメリカのテレビ番組「デヴィッド・レターマン・ショウ」への出演でした。この番組の音楽ディレクターを務めていたポール・シャッファーからのたっての要請に応え、17年ぶりに番組のハウスバンドと共にWhite Roomをプレイしたのです(このハウスバンドには後にクラプトンをサポートするスティーヴ・ジョーダンがドラムで在籍していました)。この出来に満足したクラプトンは、ツアー・セカンドレッグからこの曲をセットインさせたのです。従って、本盤でもこの曲を聴くことができるというわけです。本盤が価値あるのは、超高音質のみならず秀逸なパフォーマンスが収録されていることです。このWhite Roomを含み、 I Shot The Sheriff、Same Old Blues、Tangled In Love、ショーン・マーフィーをフィーチャーしたSteppin’ Out、She’s Waiting、Badge、Let It Rain、Double Trouble、Cocaine、Layla、Forever Man、Further On Up The Roadで聴かれるプレイクオリティが素晴らしいのです。もうほぼ全曲で怒涛のスローハンド奏法が炸裂していると言っても過言ではありません。時期的にはあの「ライブ・エイド」でクラプトン健在なりを世界に示し、さらに自信を漲らせて臨んだツアー終盤でした。間違いなく、彼のキャリアにおいては一つのピークを極めていた時期だったと言えるでしょう。そしてそれが本盤でも証明されています。Laylaの演奏前には、クラプトンが「30歳の誕生日を迎えたデビーにこの曲を捧げます。」とアナウンスしています。このデビーさんとはどういう関係だったのかは分かりませんが、そういう意味では、この日はクラプトンにとっても大切な人のために贈った大切な日だったわけです。この曲でクラプトンは、流麗な最高のソロをプレゼントしています。32年の時を超え日の目を見た世界初公開の極上ステレオ・オーディエンスマスターを当店だけがリリース致します!大音量でお聴きください。そしてどうぞ、この時期のみクラプトンをサポートした、スタックスの名ベーシスト、故ドナルド・ダック・ダンの弾むベースプレイもお楽しみください。初回盤を表すステッカー付限定プレスCDでのリリースとなりますので、お早めのオーダーをお願い致します。

Disc 1 (44:20)
1. Intro. 2. Tulsa Time 3. Motherless Children 4. I Shot The Sheriff 5. Same Old Blues
6. Tangled In Love 7. White Room 8. Steppin’ Out (featuring Shaun Murphy)

Disc 2 (63:19)
1. Wonderful Tonight 2. She’s Waiting 3. She Loves You (featuring Marcy Levy) 4. Badge
5. Let It Rain 6. Double Trouble 7. Cocaine 8. Layla 9. Forever Man 10. Member Introduction
11. Further On Up The Road

Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals Tim Renwick – guitar Chris Stainton – keyboards
Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn – bass Jamie Oldaker – drums Marcy Levy – backing vocals
Shaun Murphy – backing vocals


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