E. C. Was Here

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E. C. Was Here
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Live album by Eric Clapton
Released August 1975
Recorded 19–20 July 1974 at the Long Beach Arena – 4 December 1974 at the Hammersmith Odeon – 25 June 1975 at the Providence Civic Center
Genre Blues-rock
Length 46:40
Label Polydor
Producer Tom Dowd
Eric Clapton chronology
There's One in Every Crowd
(1975)There's One in Every Crowd1975
E. C. Was Here
(1975)
No Reason to Cry
(1976)No Reason to Cry1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Q 3/5 stars[2]

E. C. Was Here is a 1975 album by Eric Clapton. It was recorded live in 1974 and 1975 at the Long Beach Arena, the Hammersmith Odeon, and the Providence Civic Center by Record Plant Remote during Clapton's first tour since Derek and the Dominos in 1970, which resulted in the In Concert album.

An expanded version was included as discs 3 and 4 of Give Me Strength: The 1974/1975 Recordings, 5CD/1Blu-Ray set

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Have You Ever Loved a Woman" (Billy Myles) – 7:52
  2. "Presence of the Lord" (Eric Clapton) – 6:40
  3. "Driftin' Blues" (Johnny Moore, Charles Brown, Eddie Williams) – 11:43
Side two
  1. "Can't Find My Way Home" (Steve Winwood) – 5:20
  2. "Ramblin' on My Mind" (Robert Johnson) – 7:20
  3. "Further on Up the Road" (Joe Medwick, Don Robey) – 7:36


Disc 3 of Give Me Strength The 1974/1975 Recordings
  1. "Smile"(Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
  2. "Have You Ever Loved A Woman"(Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 19, 1974)
  3. "Presence Of The Lord"(Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
  4. "Crossroads"(Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
  5. "I Shot The Sheriff"(Previously Unreleased-Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
  6. "Layla"(Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
  7. "Little Wing"(Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
  8. "Can't Find My Way Home"(Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
  9. "Driftin' Blues/Ramblin' On My Mind"(Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
Disc 4 of Give Me Strength The 1974/1975 Recordings
  1. "Ramblin' On My Mind/Have You Ever Loved A Woman"(Hammersmith Odeon, London, December 4, 1974)
  2. "Willie And The Hand Jive/Get Ready"(Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974)
  3. "The Sky Is Crying/Have You Ever Loved A Woman/Ramblin' On My Mind"(Hammersmith Odeon, London, December 5, 1974)
  4. "Badge"(Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale New York, June 28, 1975)
  5. "Driftin' Blues"(Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, June 25, 1975)
  6. "Eyesight To The Blind/Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad"(Providence Civic Center Providence, Rhode Island, June 25, 1975)
  7. "Further On Up The Road"(Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale New York, June 28, 1975)

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Wally Heider — engineer
  • Ed Barton – engineer
  • Brian Engolds – engineer
  • Ralph Moss – engineer
  • David Hewitt – engineer

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ "Q: ...designed to reassure the public that Eric Clapton had not gone mad....a decent set..."
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, New South Wales: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. Note: This reference gives Australian albums and singles information. It is used for chart peak positions as early materials were released before ARIA regulated the Australian charts itself (1989).
  4. ^ "InfoDisc : Les Albums (CD)". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (in French). InfoDisc.fr. Archived from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  5. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
  6. ^ "– Yamachan Land (Archives of the Japanese record charts) – Albums Chart Daijiten – Eric Clapton" (in Japanese). 30 December 2007. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Eric Clapton – E.C. Was Here". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
  8. ^ "Eric Clapton | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
  9. ^ AllMusic
  10. ^ "InfoDisc : Les Albums (CD) de 1975 par InfoDisc". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (in French). InfoDisc.fr. Archived from the original on 11 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2015.