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Recorded live: 1969

Released: June 1970


Rating: 3.828 (average of 13 ratings)


Genre: classic British blues rock


Quotable: --


Album Tracks:

  1. Things Get Better (Cropper/Floyd/Wayne) [4:20]
  2. Poor Elijah – Tribute to Johnson (Bramlett/
    Ford/Russell)
    [5:00]
  3. Only You Know and I Know (Mason) [4:10]
  4. I Don’t Want to Discuss It (Beatty/Cooper/Shelby) [4:55]
  5. That’s What My Man Is For (Griffin) [4:30]
  6. Where There’s a Will There’s a Way (Bramlett/Whitlock) [4:57]
  7. Comin’ Home (Bramlett/Clapton) [5:30]
  8. Little Richard Medley: Tutti Frutti/The Girl Can’t Help It/Long Tall Sally/Jenny Jenny (Little Richard/Trout) [5:45]


Sales:

sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated --


Peak:

peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 29
peak on U.K. album chart 39


Singles:

  • Comin’ Home (12/20/69) #84 US, #16 UK
  • Only You Know and I Know (10/71) #20 UK
  • Where There’s a Will There’s a Way (3/72) #99 UK


On Tour with Eric Clapton
Delaney & Bonnie
Review:
“This…live album, cut at Croydon late in 1969, is not only the peak of Delaney & Bonnie's output, but also the nexus in the recording and performing careers of Eric Clapton and George Harrison. On Tour with Eric Clapton features the guitarist performing the same blend of country, blues, and gospel that would characterize his own early solo ventures in 1970. He rises to the occasion with dazzling displays of virtuosity throughout, highlighted by a dizzying solo on I Don't Want to Discuss, a long, languid part on Only You Know and I Know, and searing, soulful lead on the beautifully harmonized Coming Home. Vocally, Delaney & Bonnie were never better than they come off on this live set, and the 11-piece band sounds tighter musically than a lot of quartets that were working at the time, whether they're playing extended blues or ripping through a medley of Little Richard songs. It's no accident that the band featured here would become Clapton's own studio outfit for his debut solo LP, or that the core of this group — Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle, and Jim Gordon — would transform itself into Derek & the Dominoes as well; or that most of the full band here would also comprise the group that played with George Harrison on All Things Must Pass and at the Concert for Bangladesh, except that the playing here (not to mention the recording) is better. Half the musicians on this record achieved near-superstar status less than a year later, and although the reasons behind their fame didn't last, listening to their work decades later, it all seems justified” (Eder).


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Last updated March 31, 2008.