Eric Clapton

1992 02 04 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, UK 

Audience, 141.38, A-, Master, Recorded by DGB, Mastered by Boguspomp, DGB-EC-05

Lineage : Sony D6 recorder > Sony Cassette Deck TC-WR635S > Sony PCM-R300 (using SBM > processing) > Tascam CD-RW700 > CDR > 
EAC > Soundforge 9.0 with Waves Platinum Plug Ins > TLH Flac level 8 with SBA > You

Introduction by DGB :

As previously indicated in a previous posting by Boguspomp, in a joint colaboration between DGB & Boguspomp all of my Eric Clapton 
master recordings will be released under the DGB-EC series. All of these recordings will be transferred directly from my master 
recordings & remastered by the wonderful & talented Boguspomp for optimum sound quality. Many of these recordings have been released 
in various formats over the years including releases under bootleg labels such as Mid Valley. All of these releases have never been 
taken directly from my master recordings since I have never given or authorised the release of my master recordings directly to 
any bootleg label. The intent is to release the best versions possible of these recordings.

I will provide my own personal comments based on my recollections & memories of each show that is released. 
Some of these stories will include the many challenges of recording shows. 
References will be made to personal contacts & friends, but for privacy purposes, no names will be disclosed. 
Anyone reading these stories will know who you are. I will also provide my own personal opinion about the sound quality of each recording,
as well as the quality of Eric’s performance. I have seen Eric Clapton countless times (80+ and counting) and am very critical, 
not only of my own recordings, but also of Eric’s playing. These are my own personal opinions, which you may not necessarily agree with, 
but having seen Eric Clapton as many times as I have, I feel that I am probably a good judge. 
If you do not agree with my comments, please do not hold this against me. Remember this is just my personal opinion.

Both Boguspomp and I would like to hear from anyone with any feedback or opinions whether these are good or bad.

Comment by DGB about this show :

Located on the floor somewhere in the 1st 20 rows left hand side of stage... Very good to excellent recording...
Another great show although not as good as the night before. Great versions of ‘Old Love’, ‘Layla’ & ‘Crossroads’... 
Based on our experience from the night before we did not want to risk trying to get into the venue the same way... 
We decided to go into a restaurant that was connected to the venue which opened earlier than the venue doors. 
After we sat down we saw that there was virtually no security from the separate door leading from the restaurant into the venue. 
So no problems getting in for the 2nd (4 Feb 1992) & 3rd (5 Feb 1992) nights... 
Unfortunately I got busted taping during the show on the 3rd night (another long story) & therefore I have no master tape from that night. 
I learned a big lesson as a taper to always keep your guard up & remain discreet at all times. 
My friend who was sitting in a different seat on the 3rd night was successful in taping this show.

Comments by Boguspomp :

Show # 2 of the many 1992 shows taped by DGB. I like the sound a little better than from the night before. 
For EC a very long show with more than 141 minutes runtime. Nowadays he is almost always done at the 110 minutes mark, with Steve Winwood at times coming to 135 minutes. 
What I also like is that the setlist is mixed up every day with some songs added and others played in different spots, than the night before.
That keeps everything fresh and exciting. For my taste a very good show with many highlights. 
Before Old Love is a tapeflip, so again a good spot for the CD split.

Enjoy the show


Disc 1:

01 She's Waiting
02 Anything For Your Love
03 I Shot the Sheriff
04 Running On Faith
05 My Father's Eyes
06 Tearing Us Apart
07 Circus Left Town
08 Tears in Heaven
09 Signe
10 Pretending
11 Before You Accuse Me 

Disc 2:

12 Old Love
13 Badge
14 Wonderful Tonight
15 White Room
16 Layla
17 Audience
18 Crossroads incl. Band Introductions
19 Sunshine of Your Love 
20 Guitar Frenzy leading into
21 Drums and Percussion Solos

Eric Clapton - Guitar, Vocals
Nathan East - Bass, Vocals
Steve Ferrone - Drums
Chuck Leavell - Keyboards
Ray Cooper - Percussion
Andy Fairweather Low - Guitar, Vocals
Tessa Niles - Backing Vocals
Katie Kissoon - Backing Vocals