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Delaney and Bonnie and Friends

On Tour With Eric Clapton (Deluxe Edition)

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August 12, 2010

Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett were a husband-and-wife team whose soul- inflected rock earned them an admirer in Eric Clapton — the guitarist even credited Delaney for giving him the confidence to sing. Cut at London's Royal Albert Hall while the Bramletts were touring with Clapton in 1969, this live album featured wicked performances of the kind of country and boogie that would define Southern rock. The four-disc reissue includes the entire concert plus songs from later nights. The 52 tracks catch the musicians — a who's who of Clapton-related players, including George Harrison — at their peak. Bonnie's wailing, powerhouse vocals steal the show on R&B burners like "That's What My Man Is For," and some of the best songs here are ones that didn't fit onto the original vinyl album — including Clapton's heartfelt "I Don't Know Why."

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