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Eric Clapton / Slowhand: 35th Anniversary super deluxe edition

Eric Clapton / Slowhand Super Deluxe Edition box set

Eric Clapton‘s 1977 album Slowhand is being released as a super deluxe edition box set (and other formats) on 19 November to celebrate its 35th anniversary.

The album includes of two of Clapton’s best known songs Wonderful Tonight, and the cover of J.J. Cale’s Cocaine.

The Super Deluxe box set includes three previously unreleased session outtakes (four in total) and two CDs are devoted to presenting the complete 14-track performance of the Hammersmith Odeon concert on 27 April 1977.

The record has been remastered from the original Olympic Studios 1/4″ flat analog master tapes and the session tracks and live performances are newly mixed from the original two-inch analogue tapes. This all sounds very promising from a sound perspective.

Probably the most exciting aspect is the audio-only DVD that comes only with this super deluxe box. This disc offers the album in 5.1 surround sound (not hi-res) and a hi-res stereo version.

Finally, included with the super deluxe edition, is a LP version of the remastered album, pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl, three replica tour programmes from the period and a book featuring a behind-the-scene look at the recording.

Track Listings, pre-order links and details below:


Super Deluxe Edition Box Set

Disc 1 – Slowhand Remastered and Expanded

  1. Cocaine
  2. Wonderful Tonight
  3. Lay Down Sally
  4. Next Time You See Her
  5. We’re All the Way
  6. The Core
  7. May You Never
  8. Mean Old Frisco
  9. Peaches and Diesel
  10. Looking at the Rain (Bonus track)
  11. Alberta (Bonus track)
  12. Greyhound Bus (Bonus track)
  13. Stars, Strays and Ashtrays (Bonus track)

Disc 2 – Slowhand Hi-Res Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound Audio DVD

  1. Cocaine
  2. Wonderful Tonight
  3. Lay Down Sally
  4. Next Time You See Her
  5. We’re All the Way
  6. The Core
  7. May You Never
  8. Mean Old Frisco
  9. Peaches and Diesel

Disc 3 – Live at the Hammersmith Odeon April 27, 1977 (Part 1)

  1. Hello Old Friend
  2. Sign Language
  3. Alberta
  4. Tell the Truth
  5. Knockin’ on Heavens Door
  6. Steady Rolling Man
  7. Can’t Find My Way Home
  8. Further On Up the Road
  9. Stormy Monday

Disc 4 – Live at the Hammersmith Odeon April 27, 1977 (Part 2)

  1. Badge
  2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
  3. I Shot the Sheriff
  4. Layla
  5. Key to the Highway

Vinyl LP

Side 1

  • Cocaine
  • Wonderful Tonight
  • Lay Down Sally
  • Next Time You See Her
  • We’re All the Way

Side 2

  • The Core
  • May You Never
  • Mean Old Frisco
  • Peaches and Diesel
  • Deluxe Edition

 2CD Deluxe Edition

Disc 1 – Slowhand Remastered and Expanded

  1. Cocaine
  2. Wonderful Tonight
  3. Lay Down Sally
  4. Next Time You See Her
  5. We’re All the Way
  6. The Core
  7. May You Never
  8. Mean Old Frisco
  9. Peaches and Diesel
  10. Looking at the Rain (Bonus track)
  11. Alberta (Bonus track)
  12. Greyhound Bus (Bonus track)
  13. Stars, Strays and Ashtrays (Bonus track)

Disc 2 – Live at the Hammersmith Odeon April 27, 1977 (Highlights)

  1. Tell the Truth
  2. Knockin’ on Heavens Door
  3. Steady Rolling Man
  4. Can’t Find My Way Home
  5. Further On Up the Road
  6. Stormy Monday
  7. Badge
  8. I Shot the Sheriff
  9. Layla

 

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[…] The big box doubles the standard deluxe edition’s two discs, by including a DVD with hi-res stereo and 5.1 surround sound (not lossless), and including the Hammersmith Odeon gig from 27 April 1977 in its entirety. It also comes with a 12-inch vinyl version of the album (full spec here). […]

[…] Clapton’s 1977 album is issued in this box set and features unreleased outtakes, a live concert and the album in 5.1 surround and hi-res stereo. More here. […]

Lee

I love this album, but I’m not convinced a couple of unreleased tracks + live gig and a few extra gubbins is worth over £70.

Also, since the set comprises of material from 1977, surely this would have been an appropriate place for Clapton’s ‘Old Grey Whistle Test’ gig to make its DVD debut… Opportunity missed.

James Boulton

Certainly would be great for Old Grey Whistle Test to be released on cd or dvd and defently a opportunity missed .

Shaun

They are probably just going to port the 5.1 mix from the SACD to this edition. And as it will not be MLP (DVD-Audio) then the SACD will most likely be superior in sound quality.

Luc D.

The stereo track in high rez is much more appealing to me, IMO. That, and the vinyl of course!

Ron de Joode

The SACD is my ultimate reissue. Nothing left to be desired. Neither this too expensive boxset.

James

Interested to see how the audio compares with the SACD edition. Looks like a good set. Wonder how ridiculous the price will be!!