Eric Clapton - The Lady In The Balcony:”Lockdown Sessions” (CD/LP/DVD/Blu-ray) [Nov 12, 2021]

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  1. crossroads69

    crossroads69 Senior Member Thread Starter

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    Just the other day, I was spinning Clapton’s 2016 album with Glynn Johns and wondering when his next release will be. For past year, he’s been issuing one-off singles and been more in the news for his views on vaccines and lockdown.

    Anyway, just got the answer. The next release titled “The Lady In The Balcony:”Lockdown Sessions” will be out on November 12. An audio-video affair, kinda like Unplugged Vol.2, it was recorded when his Albert Hall gigs were cancelled this summer and he took the core band for more intimate sessions in the English country side. Here’s the track list:

    The Lady In The Balcony Track Listing:
    01. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
    02. Golden Ring
    03. Black Magic Woman
    04. Man of the World
    05. Kerry
    06. After Midnight
    07. Bell Bottom Blues
    08. Key to the Highway
    09. River of Tears
    10. Rock Me Baby
    11. Believe in Life
    12. Going Down Slow
    13. Layla
    14. Tears in Heaven
    15. Long Distance Call
    16. Bad Boy
    17. Got My Mojo Working

    Available in many formats: DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, 4K UHD+Blu-ray, 2 LPs pressed on yellow vinyl, and a Deluxe Edition containing the DVD, Blu-ray & CD packaged in a 40 page 12” x 12” hardback photo book, digital video & digital audio. In addition, a CD-only version will be available exclusively at Target.

    Here’s the trailer:



    And the press release:

    https://www.whereseric.com/eric-clapton-news/303-lady-balcony-lockdown-sessions”-out-november-12
     
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  2. crossroads69

    crossroads69 Senior Member Thread Starter

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    While a lot of the set list looks familiar, I look forward to some of the choices:

    - the two Peter Green covers, Black Magic Woman and Man Of The World
    - Bad Boy from the solo debut making a rare appearance!

    The rendition of Bell Bottom Blues seems interesting too and something I think he hasn’t covered for a while. Wish he didn’t have to redo staples like Tears In Heaven, Layla and Nobody Knows You for the zillionth time but guess you always need those to move more sales. Count me in for the CD+Blu-ray version…
     
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  3. Alex D

    Alex D Forum Resident

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    Sleepy Time Time.
     
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  4. Elliottmarx

    Elliottmarx Always in the mood for Burt Bacharach

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    I'm definitely interested. Seems like a mellow vibe throughout, a decent late night listen.
    I like that the band is playing together in the same room, and as far as I can tell
    Simon Climie has not marred up the recordings with drum loops and front and center
    female vocals awkwardly loud in the mix. Clapton's voice is strong. I am optimistic.

    Apparently three songs will feature electric guitars, which depending where they are in the sequence, may really help to enliven things up.
     
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  5. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    I wonder if it plans to air somewhere at sometime?
     
  6. Say It Right

    Say It Right Not for the Hearing Impaired

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    UHD all the way!
     
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  7. Mullin

    Mullin The keymaster

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    Pre ordered
     
  8. crossroads69

    crossroads69 Senior Member Thread Starter

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    I have a UHD player but have never owned 4K disc yet. Maybe this could be my first foray into 4K Blu-ray and finally push me to upgrade my super old AVR to one that does 4K.
     
  9. MHP

    MHP Lover of Rock ‘n Roll

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    As long as I don’t hear him moan about his anti-waxxing arguments, I’m in.
    Pre-ordered.
     
  10. crossroads69

    crossroads69 Senior Member Thread Starter

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    Yeah, the trailer gives that good late evening listen vibe and the acoustic arrangements should suit the mood. I just looked up the recording location and it seems like a lovely venue in Surrey.

    Btw, just hit me that this new “mostly” acoustic performance comes about 30 years after the mega successful Unplugged!
     
  11. Humbuster

    Humbuster Big hat, no cattle

    Looks interesting, however the price for CD/Blu ray needs to come down a bit before I jump.
     
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  12. Myke

    Myke Rock Geezer

    Probably best at...

    A mug of hot chocolate, my dog snuggled up at my side...
     
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  13. MYQ1

    MYQ1 Forum Resident

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    No "Wonderful Tonight", woo!! :righton:
     
  14. MYQ1

    MYQ1 Forum Resident

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    What do you care if he likes em' hairy?
     
  15. windfall

    windfall Senior Member

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    "Golden Ring" - the George and Tammy song? Possibly? The press release mentions "country..."
     
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  16. Barney Rubble

    Barney Rubble Forum Resident

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    It's from the Backless album - EC composition.
     
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  17. windfall

    windfall Senior Member

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    aha. Thanks!
     
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  18. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

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    :laughup: :biglaugh:CLASSIC!!! :righton:
     
  19. John Harchar

    John Harchar Forum Resident

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    Sounds like a great Thanksgiving type release to hang out with after the meal
     
  20. tanqueray cowboy

    tanqueray cowboy Forum Resident

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    Something new from EC is always welcome.
     
  21. Say It Right

    Say It Right Not for the Hearing Impaired

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    Get it, no matter what. The UHD set includes a Blu Ray also.
     
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  22. MYQ1

    MYQ1 Forum Resident

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    Veering off topic but have there been many 4K concert releases?
     
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  23. Say It Right

    Say It Right Not for the Hearing Impaired

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    Other than the INXS @ Wembley, can't think of another.
     
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  24. MYQ1

    MYQ1 Forum Resident

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    Strange as that originally came out 30 years ago.
     
  25. crossroads69

    crossroads69 Senior Member Thread Starter

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    This release is some ways similar to the Sessions For Robert J that came out in 2004. Eric and a small band filmed recording music in a small location and released on CD/DVD.

    Sessions for Robert J was great companion release to the studio album of same material, Me and Mr Johnson. I hope they release the full film on Blu-ray again, it would be worth an upgrade.
     

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