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Sunday, 1 November 2009

Layla (acoustic) - Eric Clapton

It was a good concept for a TV programme: take an artist, preferably an accomplished one, and have him (or her, or them) play a selection of his tracks without the aid of electronic equipment. This was the basic idea for 'MTV Unplugged', a series that turned out well in the early Nineties. It was interesting to see that bands like the Cure were exceptionally inventive, and singers like George Michael, Seal and even Eric Clapton were actually very good. (And what a shame that Tori Amos had already become too contrived by the time she appeared in the programme).

Sometimes artists would release their performances on 'Unplugged' as an album. Eric Clapton's performance was released in 1992, with the performance of 'Layla' released as a single. It reached number 4 in the Dutch Top 40 and number 45 in the UK singles chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 1774
Found: Virgin Megastore, London, October 21, 1992
Cost: 2 pounds
Tracks: 'Layla (acoustic)' / 'Tears in heaven (acoustic)'

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