Eric Clapton
"MTV Presents - Eric Clapton"
Various Dates/Venues

Geetarz DVD #107 - NTSC DVD-R1

Technical Stuff:

Type: DVD
Region: 1
TV System: NTSC

Video Stream:
Type: Interlaced MPEG2
Bitrate: 5.500 Mbps
Framerate: 29.970 Hz
Resolution: 704x480
Aspect ratio: 4x3

Audio Stream:
Type: Linear PCM
Bitrate: 1536 Kbps
Number of channels: 2
Sampling Frequency: 48khz
Sampling Bits: 16

Geetarz Comments: 

Documentary and career retrospective broadcast on the MTV network in (c) 1985, in promotion of the "Behind the Sun" album. 

Contains performance clips and an intervew segment conducted by Clapton Biographer Ray Coleman. 

Also contains footage from the filming of the "Forever Man" music video as well as well as - now here's the interesting bit - footage from the rehearsals for the 1985 tour. 

DVD-R1 from c. 3rd generation VHS.

After a long period in which EC's career sort of languished, and then just completely fell apart, 1983 saw a new fresh outlook, which was continued in 1984.

But 1985 was the breakthrough year for the "new Eric Clapton", invigorated and with a career very much on the rise.

It's a personal favorite tour, and what better way to kick it off than this overview.


~Geetarz, January 2010