By: Troy Frisby
Eric Clapton is going “Unplugged” once again.
The legendary musician announced via an official press release today that he will rerelease his diamond-certified live album “Unplugged” more than 20 years after its original release, and it seems to be well worth the wait.
Along with remastered editions of the original 14 tracks from the album, including the iconic “Tears in Heaven” and “Layla,” the “Unplugged” reissue includes previously unreleased music and rehearsal footage.
The second of two discs from “Unplugged: Expanded and Remastered” will include “outtakes and alternate” versions of songs that weren’t included on the album, including early versions of “Circus” and “My Father’s Eyes,” another version of “Walkin’ Blues” and a special cover of Bic Maceo Merriweather’s “Worried Life Blues.”
Aside from the two-disc set, the reissue features a DVD collection of Clapton and his band rehearsing for more than an hour before hitting the stage for MTV on August 25, 1992.
When Clapton first released the album in ’92, he sold more than 19 million copies and won six Grammys, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year.
“Unplugged” will be available on October 15. Which Clapton song are you most excited to hear on the reissue? Share in the comments below!