Starting today, you can buy a brand-new “Deluxe Edition” of Eric Clapton‘s bright and pleasing, March 1992, Unplugged concert on MTV. Yes, you get a remastered CD, with six new songs and a DVD that curates the entirety of the MTV performance.
Every and all guitar players must purchase both the album and the video performance if you want to understand just how a light hand — a slowhand — survives in performance when blended with voice and rhythm.
Clapton is at his very best in this acoustic guitar showcase, and you really come to understand the genius of his playing. He is an old-pro master and I don’t think he’s been more interesting in anything he’s done since that historic, six-Grammy-award-winning, performance.