Date: 2019.05.16
Royal Albert Hall
United Kingdom, GB

Title: In The Purple Rain

Format: DVD

Another release by the Slowhand Archive Project. This release presents a multicamera film of Eric Clapton's last performance at Royal Albert Hall, London, during the 2019 run. 
This show (just like the first show that week) was especially memorable for a very welcome shakeup of the setlist. Electric Layla, Purple Rain and no High Time. What more do you want? Add to that "Pretending" (closer to the original than he did during the 2006 tour), "Tearing" and "Sheriff". Filmed by 3 EC fans from different angles and with two different audio sources available (select your preferred lossless audio stream in your player), this multicam release brings back great memories. 

Select audiostream in your player:

Audio source 1: Camera Panasonic HC-VX980
Audio source 2: Daspyknows 20th row dead center

Due to the multicam sources and edit nature of the project, we have focused on creating the best possible viewing and listening experience based on the different cameras each with different technical specifications. While doing so, we abandoned attempts to be 100% lossless. 
This film is strongly edited and cropped. Colors and contrast levels are adjusted. Some scenes are outstanding. Some scenes are poor. A few scenes are of low resolution, shaky or rather tightly cropped. These were included anyway because the other available sources were poorer, mostly because some other fan obstructed a clear shot. This is a true global fan project, made by EC fans for EC fans. The video has received a revolving text-logo in the lower right corner making life for bootleggers and dishonest copycats, as hard as possible.

Set List: 
01. Motherless Children
02. Pretending
03. Key to the Highway
04. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
05. I Shot the Sheriff
06. Driftin' Blues
07. Nobody Knows You 
08. Tears in Heaven
09. Change the World
10. Running on Faith
11. Tearing Us Apart
12. Holy Mother
13. Crossroads
14. Little Queen of Spades
15. Layla
16. Crowd
17. Purple Rain
18. Before You Accuse Me*


Eric Clapton - guitar / vocals
Nathan East - bass / vocals
Sonny Emory - drums
Doyle Bramhall - guitar / vocals
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Paul Carrack - organ / keyboards / vocals
Katie Kissoon - vocals
Sharon White - vocals
Jimmie Vaughan - guitar*

3 cameras: Panasonic HC-VX980+Unknown camera+Sony DSC-RX100>Multicam editing in Adobe Premiere Pro with audio sync to lossless 48Hz PCM stream>Mpeg2/Wav export>AVStoDVD>DVD folder 

Format : MPEG Video
Format version : Version 2
Format profile : Main@Main
Format settings : CustomMatrix / BVOP
Format settings, BVOP : Yes
Format settings, Matrix : Custom
Format settings, GOP : M=2, N=14
Duration : 16 min 4 s
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 5 655 kb/s
Maximum bit rate : 6 428 kb/s
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 576 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 25.000 FPS
Standard : PAL
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Scan order : Top Field First
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.545
Time code of first frame : 01:35:19:22
Time code source : Group of pictures header
GOP, Open/Closed : Open
Stream size : 650 MiB (63%)

Audio1: Camera audio (Panasonic HC-VX980): 
Format : PCM
Format settings : Big / Signed
Muxing mode : DVD-Video
Duration : 16 min 4 s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 536 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Bit depth : 16 bits

Audio2: Recorded by Daspyknows 20th row dead center
Schoeps MK4 Nbox Platinum DR-2D 24 Bit 48K
Processed using Soundforge 11, resample, to 16bit 44.1K. TLH to convert to Flac 
Exported as: 
Format : PCM
Format settings : Big / Signed
Muxing mode : DVD-Video
Duration : 16 min 4 s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 536 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Bit depth : 16 bits

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