Clapton Brings 'Hyde Park' To DVD
Warner/Reprise is readying an Eric Clapton concert DVD, "Live in Hyde Park," for Nov. 13 release. The disc, featuring the legendary guitarist playing to 150,000 people at a free concert in London on JWarner/Reprise is readying an Eric Clapton concert DVD, "Live in Hyde Park," for Nov. 13 release. The disc, featuring the legendary guitarist playing to 150,000 people at a free concert in London on June 29, 1996, was originally released in VHS form in 1998.
The 90-minute performance featured Clapton playing an assortment of his greatest hits as well as covers of bluesmen Freddie King, Elmore James, and B.B. King. The East London Gospel Choir and the Kick Horns also joined the guitarist onstage to flesh out songs such as "Everyday I Have the Blues," "Five Long Years," and "Wonderful Tonight."
The DVD version will include two songs not featured on the "Live in Hyde Park" VHS: a cover of Muddy Waters' "Hoochie Coochie Man" and the blues standard "It Hurts Me Too," which Clapton had covered on his 1994 chart-topping album "From the Cradle."
Clapton's latest album, "Reptile," debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 in March. His collaboration with King, "Riding With the King," sits at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Blues Albums tally after 69 weeks on the chart. As previously reported, Clapton will perform at the Concert for New York benefit, set for Saturday (Oct. 20) at New York's Madison Square Garden.