Warner Reprise Video just announced the November 13th release of a new DVD from Eric Clapton entitled Live In Hyde Park. Originally released on VHS format in 1998, the “Live In Hyde Park” DVD showcases the master guitarist and singer during his appearance at an epic, free concert in London on June 29, 1996. More than 150,000 people gathered in Hyde Park to witness the historic musical event which also featured performances by Bob Dylan, The Who and Alanis Morissette. The 90-minute program, filmed under the supervision of director Julia Knowles, features selections from some of Clapton’s classic musical endeavors including: “Layla,” “I Shot the Sheriff” and “White Room.”
Throughout the concert film, Clapton takes viewers on a musical odyssey and pays tribute to such artists as Freddie King, Elmore James and B.B. King. Other track selections featuring the artistry of The East London Gospel Choir and The Kick Horns include: “Badge,” “Wonderful Tonight,” “Five Long Years,” “Tearin’ Us Apart,” “Old Love,” “I’m Tore Down,” “Have You Ever Loved A Woman,” “Everyday I Have The Blues” and “Holy Mother.”
Presented in 5. Dolby Digital, DTS and PCM Stereo, “Live In Hyde Park“features two tracks that were not originally included in the VHS release. Added to the original home video’s line up is Clapton’s rendition of the Muddy Waters electric blues “Hoochie Coochie Man” and the blues standard “It Hurts Me Too,” which Clapton reprised on his 1994 triple platinum album release, “From The Cradle.”
“Live In Hyde Park” will be in stores on November 13 and carry a suggested retail price of $24.99.