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* Live Recording *

Recorded: March12, 1992

Released: August 25, 1992

Rating: 4.040 (average of 19 ratings)

Genre: acoustic British blues rock


Album Tracks:

  1. Signe (Clapton) [3:13]
  2. Before You Accuse Me (McDaniel) [3:44]
  3. Hey Hey (Broonzy) [3:16]
  4. Tears in Heaven (Clapton/Jennings) [4:36]
  5. Lonely Stranger (Clapton) [5:27]
  6. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out (Cox) [3:49]
  7. Layla (Clapton/Gordon) [4:46]
  8. Running on Faith (Williams) [6:30]
  9. Walkin’ Blues (Johnson) [3:37]
  10. Alberta (traditional) [3:42]
  11. San Francisco Bay Blues (Fuller) [3:23]
  12. Malted Milk (Johnson) [3:36]
  13. Old Love (Clapton/Gray) [7:52]
  14. Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Waters) [4:12]


sales in U.S. only 10 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated 900,000
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 24 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 3
peak on U.K. album chart 2

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Tears in Heaven (studio recording) (1/11/92) #2 US, #5 UK, #9 AR, #1 AC
  • Layla (Unplugged version) (9/5/92) #12 US, #9 AR, #8 AC
  • Running on Faith (Unplugged version) (3/6/93) #15 AR, #28 AC


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. One of the Top 100 All-Time World’s Best-Selling Albums Album of the Year Grammy winner. Click to go to awards page.

Eric Clapton
“Eric Clapton’s Unplugged was responsible for making acoustic-based music, and Unplugged albums in particular, a hot trend in the early ‘90s. Clapton's concert was not only one of the finest Unplugged episodes, but was also some of the finest music he had recorded in years. Instead of the slick productions that tainted his ‘80s albums, the music was straightforward and direct, alternating between his pop numbers and traditional blues songs. The result was some of the most genuine, heartfelt music the guitarist has ever committed to tape. And some of his most popular – the album sold over seven million copies in the U.S. and won several Grammies” (Erlewine).

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Last updated March 27, 2008.