Eric Clapton released his iconic ‘Unplugged’ album 30 years ago this week on August 25th, 1992. That album changed the perception of Clapton from being a guitar legend to all-around entertainer.
The album was recorded on January 16th, 1992 in Windsor, England for the MTV show “Unplugged.” It first introduced to the acoustic version of "Layla," (a song Clapton did with Derek & The Dominos in 1970), along with the first live version of "Tears in Heaven," a song written after the death of his four-year old son Conor in 1991.
Unplugged eventually won six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Best Rock Song for "Layla," and Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Tears in Heaven."
It has since sold more than 26 million copies worldwide. Clapton talked about the success of the album, saying, "The success of Unplugged and the freedom that gave me to explore all of my past and so many different avenues of music without feeling that I had to be anybody else but me sort of opened the way to do anything."
Clapton will return to the road for seven shows next month starting on September 8th in, Columbus, Ohio. The set of shows runs through September 19th with the second of two shows at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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[Source: Classic Hits Today]