Eric Clapton is no stranger to the Royal Albert Hall in London. He has performed there over 200 times since his debut with the Yardbirds in 1964. Also, Clapton holds the record for the longest run of concerts at the venue.
In 1990 and 1991, Eric played a staggering total of 42 shows. He showcased his versatility with three different lineups each night, a rock band, a blues band, or an orchestra conducted by Michael Kamen.
The shows were a triumph for Clapton and his fans and spawned the acclaimed double live album and home video 24 NIGHTS, which captured highlights from the run. However, as impressive as that release was. It only superficially covered the material that the crew recorded and filmed during those 42 shows.
Now, more than 30 years later, Clapton has decided to revisit that historic run and give it the definitive treatment it deserves. He has meticulously restored and upgraded all the audio and video from those concerts for THE DEFINITIVE 24 NIGHTS, a limited edition boxed set that will be available on June 23, 2023, in two configurations – a 6-CD set and an 8-LP set.
Both versions of THE DEFINITIVE 24 NIGHTS come with three Blu-Ray discs featuring all the video content from the shows, including some previously unreleased performances. The boxed sets also include a hardbound book with rare photos, memorabilia, and a new essay by Clapton. Additionally, each boxed set comes with an individually numbered lithograph of Clapton by Carl Studna.
For those who prefer a more focused experience, standalone versions of the individual concerts –
- 24 NIGHTS: ROCK
- 24 NIGHTS: BLUES, and 24 NIGHTS: ORCHESTRAL – will also be released on June 23, 2023, in various configurations.
The record company will release the 24 NIGHTS concerts in rock, blues, and orchestral versions on the same day. The concerts will be available in 2-CD/DVD and 3-LP (Rock and Orchestral) and 2-LP (Blues) configurations. Each of these sets is a limited edition release. Each set includes a booklet with rare photos and liner notes by Clapton.
All of these editions are available for pre-order now (CLICK HERE), and they promise to be a must-have for Eric Clapton fans and music lovers in general.
With THE DEFINITIVE 24 NIGHTS, Clapton has given us a chance to relive one of the most legendary concert runs in rock history, and to hear and see it in a way that was never possible before. Don’t miss it!