Eric Clapton hosted a record-breaking 24 nights at the Royal Albert Hall in 1990/1991. The sound from these unique shows, featuring blues, rock and orchestral sets, has been remastered and will be presented alongside original film footage in a global cinema event this May. You can watch the eight minute performance of Layla below.
Across 24 Nights captures Clapton’s definitive performances and highlights from both years, bringing fans together to celebrate the ultimate musical event cinema experience.
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“We have completely remixed the audio for the concerts in Dolby Atmos from scratch as well as editing and re-Grading the film from original rushes that we found,” audio producer and Eric Clapton’s long-time musical collaborator Simon Climie said. “It’s been quite a journey, and we are excited for the fans to hear these remarkable performances – often called the Holy Grail for the Eric Clapton fan, in Immersive Sound, in the cinema for the first time.”
Across 24 Nights has a global screening on 17 May 2023, with Encore Screenings from 21 May 2023. Tickets are available from https://www.ericclaptoncinema.com.
This is Eric Clapton at his most exhilarating. Featuring 17 hits, including Wonderful Tonight, Layla, White Room and Cocaine, alongside rare gems such as a performance of Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door with Phil Collins.
We will see Clapton joined by top musicians and special guests, including Buddy Guy and Albert Collins. Clapton’s nine-piece band are also joined by the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by legendary composer Michael Kamen.
Eric Clapton – The Definitive 24 Nights
On 23 June 2023, Warner Records will release The Definitive 24 Nights as limited-edition boxed sets, including nearly six hours of live music and 35 unreleased performances. The collection distils Clapton’s Albert Hall residencies, using the best performances from the rock, blues, and orchestral nights to create full concerts for each genre.
All the audio and video included in The Definitive 24 Nights was painstakingly restored and upgraded by Clapton’s team of Simon Climie (audio production and mixing), producer Peter Worsley (Slowhand at 70 and The Lady In The Balcony), and director David Barnard (The Lady In The Balcony).
The Definitive 24 Nights can be pre-ordered from https://ec.lnk.to/24Nights.
The limited-edition boxed sets will be available as either 6-CDs ($139.98) or 8-LPs ($199.98) on 23 June and both versions come with three Blu-ray discs for the video content, a hardbound book and an individually numbered lithograph featuring a photograph of Clapton by Carl Studna.
Standalone versions of the individual concerts – 24 Nights: Rock, 24 Nights: Blues, and 24 Nights: Orchestral – will be released the same day in 2-CD/DVD ($29.98) and 3-LP (Rock and Orchestral) ($49.98) and 2-LP (Blues) ($39.98) configurations.