24 Nights

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24 Nights
Live album by Eric Clapton
Released 8 October 1991
Recorded January–February 1990
February–March 1991
The Royal Albert Hall, London, England
Genre Rock, Blues
Length 52:43 (CD 1)
52:40 (CD 2)
Label Duck / Reprise
Producer Russ Titelman
Eric Clapton chronology
Journeyman
(1989)
24 Nights
(1991)
Rush
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

24 Nights is a live album by Eric Clapton, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England, in 1990 and 1991. It was released on 8 October 1991. The album is a "best of" from the 42 concerts Eric Clapton did at the Royal Albert Hall in those two years. Clapton set a record by playing a run of 24 nights at the London Royal Albert Hall between 5 February and 9 March 1991, following an 18-night run in 1990. Clapton reportedly was not satisfied with the 1990 concert recordings and delayed the release of a CD until after the "24 Nights" of the 1991 dates.[3]

These concerts were performed with 4 different instrumental formations, 4-piece, blues, 9-piece and orchestra nights, the last featuring the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michael Kamen. The cover illustration is by Peter Blake.

Track listing (CD)[edit]

Disc One[edit]

  1. "Badge" (Eric Clapton/George Harrison) – 6:51
  2. "Running on Faith" (Jerry Lynn Williams) – 6:49
  3. "White Room" (Jack Bruce/Pete Brown) – 6:10
  4. "Sunshine of Your Love" (Bruce/Brown/Clapton) – 9:11
  5. "Watch Yourself" (Buddy Guy) – 5:39
  6. "Have You Ever Loved A Woman" (Billy Myles) – 6:52
  7. "Worried Life Blues" (Big Maceo Merriweather) – 5:28
  8. "Hoodoo Man" (Amos "Junior" Wells) – 5:41

Disc Two[edit]

  1. "Pretending" (Williams) – 7:08
  2. "Bad Love" (Clapton/Mick Jones) – 6:25
  3. "Old Love" (Clapton/Robert Cray) – 13:01
  4. "Wonderful Tonight" (Clapton) – 9:11
  5. "Bell Bottom Blues" (Clapton) – 6:39
  6. "Hard Times" (Ray Charles) – 3:45
  7. "Edge of Darkness" (Clapton/Michael Kamen) – 6:30

Track listing (DVD)[edit]

  1. "Running on Faith" (6:49)
  2. "White Room" (6:10)
  3. "Sunshine of Your Love" (9:11)
  4. "Watch Yourself" (5:39)
  5. "Have You Ever Loved A Woman" (6:52)
  6. "Worried Life Blues" (5:28)
  7. "Pretending" (7:08)
  8. "Bad Love" (6:25)
  9. "Old Love" (13:01)
  10. "Wonderful Tonight" (9:11)
  11. "Bell Bottom Blues" (6:39)
  12. "Hard Times" (3:45)
  13. "Edge of Darkness" (6:30)

Recording dates[edit]

  • 24/01/1990 – 4-piece : "Running on Faith", "White Room" and "Sunshine of Your Love".
  • 05/02/1990 – Blues Band : "Worried Life Blues", "Watch Yourself" and "Have You Ever Loved a Woman".
  • 09/02/1990 – Orchestra : "Bell Bottom Blues" and "Hard Times".
  • 10/02/1991 – 4-piece : "Badge".
  • 18/02/1991 – 9-piece : "Pretending", "Bad Love", "Old Love" and "Wonderful Tonight". "No Alibis", "I Shot The Sheriff" and "Cocaine" released on various CD singles of "Wonderful Tonight".
  • The versions of "Old Love", "Wonderful Tonight" and "Pretending" (2nd solo only) on the "24 Nights" video are different from their album counterparts, but they were not taken from the previous night's show. They may even have been taken the year before.
  • 28/02/1991 – Blues Band : "Hoodoo Man".
  • 08/03/1991 – Orchestra : "Edge of Darkness".

References[edit]

  1. ^ 24 Nights Eric Clapton Allmusic.com William Ruhlmann
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
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