Eric Clapton ‎– Romantic Isolation: 1987 Royal Albert Hall

Mid Valley Records ‎– MID VALLEY 243~248
6 × CD, Unofficial Release

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Recorded live at Royal Albert Hall, London, 10/11/12 January 1987.

Six disc set, taken directly from the cassette masters.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Disc 1 Catalog Number): MVR 243
  • Other (Disc 2 Catalog Number): MVR 244
  • Other (Disc 3 Catalog Number): MVR 245
  • Other (Disc 4 Catalog Number): MVR 246
  • Other (Disc 5 Catalog Number): MVR 247
  • Other (Disc 6 Catalog Number): MVR 248


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August 27, 2017

In 1987, Mark Knopfler joined Eric Clapton's band for his UK and European tour. This huge six disc set, taken directly from the cassette masters and digitally transferred onto compact discs, captures three consecutive nights at the Royal Albert Hall with this band. The entire set has a sound quality that is nearly perfect, with every nuance captured in full. The first two discs (Discs I & II) document the 10 January show, while discs III & IV cover the 11 January show. And the final two discs, discs V & VI, cover the final night at the Royal Albert Hall, 12 January. Every song performed was captured save for Crossroads from the very first night. Phil Collins joins Steve Ferrone on drums for the shows dated 11 & 12 January, playing double drums with Ferrone as was his fashion throughout his career. "Romantic Isolation" is packaged in a six disc fat-boy jewel case. A two-sided insert has photographs of the master cassettes used, and the two four page inserts have the track listing and band line ups for each of the three concerts with period photographs. The front and back cover is a bit puzzling with a close up of Clapton’s hair.