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Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert

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Released  10 September 1973
Release date  10 September 1973
Label  RSO Records
Artist  Eric Clapton
Producer  Bob Pridden
Genres  Rock music, Blues rock
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Recorded  13 January 1973, Rainbow Theatre, London
Length  34:48 73:49 (remastered edition)
Rainbow Concert (September 1973)  461 Ocean Boulevard (1974)
Similar  Eric Clapton albums, Blues rock albums

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Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert is a live album by Eric Clapton, recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in London on 13 January 1973 and released in September that year. The concerts, two on the same evening, were organised by Pete Townshend of the Who and marked a comeback by Clapton after two years of inactivity, broken only by his performance at the Concert for Bangladesh in August 1971. Along with Townshend, the musicians supporting Clapton include Steve Winwood, Ronnie Wood and Jim Capaldi. In the year following the two shows at the Rainbow, Clapton recovered from his heroin addiction and recorded 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974).


A remastered expanded edition of the album was released on 13 January 1995, the 22nd anniversary of the concert.


The concert was held at the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park, north London, on 13 January 1973. The venue was popular during the 1960s and early 1970s; musicians such as The Beatles, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and Queen performed there. The concert was recorded using Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio.


In a retrospective review, Allmusic deemed the album "an adequate live document, though one can find better performances of the songs on other records." The review also noted that the performance was an ensemble effort, and was as much a showcase for Steve Winwood as it was for Clapton.

Track listing

Side one
  1. "Badge" (Eric Clapton, George Harrison) – 3:32
  2. "Roll It Over" (Clapton, Bobby Whitlock) – 6:43
  3. "Presence of the Lord" (Clapton) – 5:37
Side two
  1. "Pearly Queen" (Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood) – 7:00
  2. "After Midnight" (J. J. Cale) – 5:12
  3. "Little Wing" (Jimi Hendrix) – 6:32

1995 remastered edition

  1. "Layla" (Clapton, Jim Gordon) – 6:25
  2. "Badge" (Clapton, Harrison) – 3:18
  3. "Blues Power" (Clapton, Leon Russell) – 6:03
  4. "Roll It Over" (Clapton, Whitlock) – 4:38
  5. "Little Wing" (Hendrix) – 4:36
  6. "Bottle of Red Wine" (Bonnie Bramlett, Clapton) – 3:51
  7. "After Midnight" (Cale) – 4:25
  8. "Bell Bottom Blues" (Clapton) – 6:25
  9. "Presence of the Lord" (Clapton) – 5:18
  10. "Tell the Truth" (Clapton, Whitlock) – 6:04
  11. "Pearly Queen" (Capaldi, Winwood) – 4:55
  12. "Key to the Highway" (Big Bill Broonzy, Charlie Segar) – 5:46
  13. "Let It Rain" (Bramlett, Clapton) – 7:46
  14. "Crossroads" (Robert Johnson) – 4:19


  • Eric Clapton – guitar (lead) & vocals
  • Pete Townshend – guitar (rhythm) & vocals
  • Ronnie Wood – guitar (rhythm and slide) & vocals
  • Ric Grech – bass guitar
  • Steve Winwood – keyboards & vocals
  • Jim Capaldi – drums & vocals
  • Jimmy Karstein – drums
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah – percussion
  • Songs

    2Roll It Over6:55
    3Presence of the Lord5:38


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