Clapton, Eric - Eric Clapton & Friends Live 1986

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Catalog Number: EE190219
Format: DVD
Total Time: 58:00:00

The scope and breadth of Eric Clapton's work transcends all timelines. He has reached a status that few have during the course of an enduring career.

The Eric Clapton & Friends Live 1986 DVD briefly touches upon his recorded works. The song selection however is good, covering his Cream, Derek & The Dominoes and solo career adequately, although there are not enough meat and potatoes to do this man's career justice. It is like getting an appetizer and the waiter never comes back with the full course meal. I must add that the bonus that makes it all worthwhile, besides watching Clapton play, was viewing the animated Phil Collins on the drum kit.

As much as I did enjoy this DVD, I felt disappointed that it was so short. Completely devoid of bonus material such as interviews with Eric and people he has worked with over the years, makes this disc short and sweet entertainment. Nevertheless, it is Clapton and all the songs are great, so the redeeming qualities are plentiful for the blues-rock lovers to enjoy. If this were anyone else, I would not recommend this DVD. This could be yet another memento to add to your collection (assuming you have one) of live material from the archives of one of the greatest musicians to ever strap on a six-string.

Crossroads / White Room / Run / Miss You / Tearing Us Apart / Holy Mother / In The Air Tonight / Layla / Sunshine Of Your Love

Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Greg Phillinganes - keyboards
Nathan East - bass
Phil Collins - drums and vocals

Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
Cream - Goodbye (1969)
Cream - Best Of Cream (1969)
Derek And The Dominoes - Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
Eric Clapton (1970)
Cream - Live Cream, Vol 1 (1970)
Cream - Live Cream, Vol 2 (1972)
Cream - Heavy Cream (1972)
The History Of Eric Clapton (1972)
Eric Clapton At His Best (1972)
Derek And The Dominoes - In Concert (1973)
Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert (1973/1995*)
461 Ocean Boulevard (1974)
There's One In Every Crowd (1975)
E.C. Was Here (1975)
No Reason To Cry (1976)
Slowhand (1977)
Backless (1978)
Just One Night (1980)
Classic Cuts (1980)
Another Ticket (1981)
Timepieces (1982)
Money And Cigarettes (1983)
Behind The Sun (1985)
Timepieces, Vol 2: Live In The 70s (1985)
August (1986)
Cream Of Eric Clapton (1987/1995)
Crossroads (1988)
Homeboy (1989)
Journeyman (1989)
24 Nights (1991)
Rush (OST) (1992)
Unplugged (1992)
From The Cradle (1994)
Derek And The Dominoes - Live At The Fillmore (1994)
Cream - The Very Best Of Cream (1995)
Live In Montreaux (1997)
Cream - Those Were The Days (1997)
Pilgrim (1998)
Riding With The King (2000)
Reptile (2001)
Eric Clapton Live (2002)
One More Car, One More Rider (2002)
Cream - BBC Sessions (2003)
Me And Mr. Johnson (2004)
Back Home (2005)
Clapton Is God: The Cream Of Early Eric Clapton (2007)
Crossroads Guitar Festival: 2010 (2010)

Eric Clapton & Friends Live 1986 (DVD) (2003)

tons more "best ofs" and video releases; * expanded

Genre: Rock

Origin UK

Added: November 2nd 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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