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Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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There's no scarcity of anthologies devoted to the span of Eric Clapton's work throughout his career, so there's a danger the soundtrack to Lili Fini Zanuck's documentary, Life in 12 Bars, will immediately seem redundant. Yet this companion piece to the film is perfectly complementary, deceptively discerning collection, even apart from the previously-unreleased items it contains. ...

Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars

Read "Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars" reviewed by Doug Collette

Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars
Eagle Vision
2018

There's a point right near the end of Lili Fini Zanuck's film devoted to Eric Clapton where the archetypal guitar hero makes a solemn statement regarding the profound importance of music in his life. His declaration strikes an unusually resounding ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steve Winwood at the Space at Westbury

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Steve Winwood
The Space at Westbury
Westbury, NY
April 20, 2017

Fifty-one years after a teenaged Steve Winwood sang “Gimme Some Lovin'" with the Spencer Davis Group, the rock, pop and rhythm and blues legend can still nail the vocal and hit all the notes on the '60s anthem. On ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The Traveling Wilburys Collection

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It's very safe to say there's never been a band like the Traveling Wilburys and equally fair to state no such band has been regarded as they have, either at the time of their inception or with the benefit of hindsight as afforded by the comprehensive package that is The Traveling Wilburys Collection.

Yet ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Gov't Mule at the Beacon Theatre on New Year's Eve

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Gov't Mule
Beacon Theatre
New York, NY
December 30-31, 2011

Though Gov't Mule had played hardly any gigs since January 1, 2011, it nevertheless presented a hearty welcome to 2012 with a two-night Beacon theatre run that marked the tenth anniversary of the its New York City tradition.

No question, Gov't ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Traffic's "John Barleycorn Must Die" Returns

Traffic's "John Barleycorn Must Die" Returns

Traffic to Release Deluxe Edition of John Barleycorn Must Die March 8 Deluxe Import Includes Alternate Takes, Live Tracks & Previously Unreleased Material Santa Monica, CA: John Barleycorn Must Die is the Traffic album that almost never was but which is now commonly regarded as their definitive work. By 1970, still only 22, Steve Winwood had already served ...

Part 10 - Knitting Factory hits Fela Kuti purple patch

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Knitting Factory's comprehensive, multi-format, Fela Kuti reissue program hits a new high with its second salvo, the “Na Poi" batch, released in May 2010. The seven discs span 1974-77, a remarkably prolific and creative time even by the Afrobeat originator's own standards.

As with the first “Chop 'n' Quench" batch--reviewed in Part 7 ...

Part 7 - Knitting Factory rolls out Fela Kuti reissue program

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Following the release of its The Best Of The Black President sampler in November 2009, New York's Knitting Factory has cut to the main event in its Fela Kuti reissue program. The label, which is scheduled to release all of Kuti's albums during 2010, put out the first batch of six discs in February. Titled the ...

Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood: Live From Madison Square Garden

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Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood
Live From Madison Square Garden
Reprise Records
2009

The garish pseudo psychedelic cover graphics of guitarist Eric Clapton and keyboard player and guitarist Steve Winwood's Live From Madison Square Garden package mislead. These recordings taken from a three night run at the hallowed venue in ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Clapton, Winwood Teaming for Summer Tour

Clapton, Winwood Teaming for Summer Tour

On the heels of their early 2008 run at New York's Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood are taking their show on the road.

The former Blind Faith bandmates will play arenas beginning June 10 in East Rutherford, N.J., and have dates booked through June 30 in Los Angeles.

Clapton and Winwood had only ...