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Give Me Strength 3LP Giveaway

Published // 01.Dec.13

Here's your chance to enter to win the triple vinyl of Give Me Strength - The '74 / '75 Recordings housed in a deluxe slipcase courtesy of Where's Eric! and Universal. In early 1974, after a three-year absence that followed Eric Clapton's major success with Derek and the Dominos' seminal album Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs, which sealed his stature as one of rock's most revered guitarists, a rejuvenated and musically refreshed Clapton stepped into the recording studio and staged a massive resurgence with his 1974/1975 trilogy of albums - 461 Ocean Boulevard, which featured his first No. 1 hit single 'I Shot The Sheriff,' There's One In Every Crowd and the live E.C. Was Here - standing as one of the most remarkable rebirths in rock's history. Those albums decisively cemented the guitarist as both a musical and commercial force, while successfully staking out an entirely new set of creative challenges.

To celebrate this watershed era in Eric Clapton's legendary career these three original albums, 461 Ocean Boulevard, There's One In Every Crowd and E.C. Was Here, have been meticulously remastered and are now available in a beautifully packaged, heavyweight 3LP set inside a deluxe slipcase. It will be released on 9 December in the UK and 10 December in the US. 

On the same dates, Universal will also release a 5-CD/1 Blu-Ray Give Me Strength - The '74 / '75 Recordings Super-Deluxe Box Set that captures a full year's worth of recordings from April 1974 to June 1975. It has 88 remastered, remixed, rare unreleased and live recordings, including session outtakes, a new 5.1 Surround Sound mix of 461 Ocean Boulevard and original quadrophonic mixes of 461 Ocean Boulevard and There's One In Every Crowd. It also comes with a 60 page hardbound book with extensive liner notes and packed with rare photos and behind-the-scenes images.

Where’s Eric! is giving away 1 copy of Eric Clapton Give Me Strength - The '74 / '75 Recordings (3LP) courtesy of Universal. The contest is open to all who are registered to receive the free Where’s Eric! e-mail newsletter. The occasional newsletter features the latest and most-accurate Eric Clapton news, including one-off concert and tour announcements, and more!*

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Contest Rules: No purchase necessary. Registration to receive the free Where’s Eric! Email Newsletter is required for entry. Individuals can register for the free e-newsletter by adding their email address here. Registration for the e-newsletter will be confirmed to validate contest entry. Contest starts 30 November and ends 15 December 2013 at 23:59 (UK). One entry per person. Multiple entries, the registration of multiple email addresses for one person and incomplete entries will result in disqualification. Contest entries must be sent to contests@whereseric.com with the subject header "Give Me Strength". Where’s Eric! is not responsible for the timeliness of delivery or electronic or computer malfunctions that may affect the delivery or content of entry. Winners will be selected in a random draw from all eligible entries on or about 16 December 2013. Winners will be notified by email. If winners cannot be reached within 5 days of notification, alternate winners will be selected.Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made. All decisions of Where’s Eric! Staff are final.

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Give Me Strength: The '74 / '75 Recordings (3LP)
LP1: 461 OCEAN BOULEVARD
Side 1
01. Motherless Children
02. Give Me Strength
03. Willie And The Hand Jive
04. Get Ready
05. I Shot The Sheriff
Side 2
06. I Can't Hold Out
07. Please Be With Me
08. Let It Grow
09. Steady Rollin' Man
10. Mainline Florida
LP2: THERE'S ONE IN EVERY CROWD
Side 1
01. We've Been Told (Jesus Coming Soon)
02. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
03. Little Rachel
04. Don't Blame Me
05. The Sky Is Crying
Side 2
06. Singin' The Blues
07. Better Make It Through Today
08. Pretty Blue Eyes
09. High
10. Opposites
LP3: EC WAS HERE
Side 1
01. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
02. Presence Of The Lord
03. Driftin' Blues
Side 2
04. Can't Find My Way Home
05. Ramblin' On My Mind / Have You Ever Loved A Woman
06. Further On Up The Road

Give Me Strength: The '74 / '75 Recordings Super-Deluxe Box Set
DISC ONE - 461 OCEAN BOULEVARD expanded version

01 MOTHERLESS CHILDREN 
02 GIVE ME STRENGTH 
03 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE 
04 GET READY
05 I SHOT THE SHERIFF 
06 I CAN’T HOLD OUT 
07 PLEASE BE WITH ME 
08 LET IT GROW 
09 STEADY ROLLIN’ MAN 
10 MAINLINE FLORIDA 
Session out-takes:
11 AIN’T THAT LOVIN’ YOU 
12 MEET ME (DOWN AT THE BOTTOM) 
13 LONESOME ROAD BLUES (WALKIN’ DOWN THE ROAD)
14 GETTING ACQUAINTED (previously unreleased)
15 GETTING ACQUAINTED 2 (TOO LATE) (previously unreleased)
16 ERIC AFTER HOURS BLUES
17 PLEASE BE WITH ME (ACOUSTIC) (previously unreleased)
18 GIVE ME STRENGTH (DOBRO 1) (previously unreleased)
DISC TWO - THERE’S ONE IN EVERY CROWD expanded version
01 WE'VE BEEN TOLD (JESUS IS COMING SOON) 
02 SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT 
03 LITTLE RACHEL 
04 DON'T BLAME ME 
05 THE SKY IS CRYING 
06 SINGIN' THE BLUES 
07 BETTER MAKE IT THROUGH TODAY 
08 PRETTY BLUE EYES 
09 HIGH 
10 OPPOSITES 
Session out-takes:
11 BURIAL (previously unreleased)
12 WHATCHA GONNA DO 
13  I FOUND A LOVE
14 (WHEN THINGS GO WRONG) IT HURTS ME TOO
15 FOOLS LIKE ME  5:09  (previously unreleased)
Non-album single release:
16 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR
17 SOMEONE LIKE YOU
DISC THREE - E.C. WAS HERE remixed and expanded version
01 SMILE  3:35
Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974
02 HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN  7:41
Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 19, 1974
03 PRESENCE OF THE LORD  8:47
Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974
04 CROSSROADS  4:38  (previously unreleased)
Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974
05 I SHOT THE SHERIFF  7:35   (previously unreleased)
Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974
06 LAYLA 6:00  (previously unreleased)
Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974
07 LITTLE WING  8:57  (previously unreleased)
Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974
08 CAN’T FIND MY WAY HOME  5:18
Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974
09 DRIFTIN’ BLUES / RAMBLIN’ ON MY MIND  11:38
Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974
DISC FOUR - E.C. WAS HERE remixed and expanded version
01 RAMBLIN’ ON MY MIND / HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN 
Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, December 4, 1974
02 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE / GET READY 
Recorded at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 20, 1974
03 THE SKY IS CRYING / HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN / RAMBLIN’ ON MY MIND
Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, December 5, 1974
04 BADGE 
Recorded at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale New York, June 28, 1975)
05 DRIFTIN’ BLUES
Recorded at Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, June 25, 1975
06 EYESIGHT TO THE BLIND / WHY DOES LOVE GOT TO BE SO SAD
Recorded at Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, June 25, 1975
07 FURTHER ON UP THE ROAD
Recorded at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale New York, June 28, 1975
DISC FIVE - THE FREDDIE KING CRITERIA STUDIOS SESSIONS
01 SUGAR SWEET 
02 TV MAMA 
03 BOOGIE FUNK (previously unreleased) 
04 GAMBLING WOMAN BLUES (previously unreleased full length version) 
DISC SIX (BLU-RAY)
1. 461 OCEAN BOULEVARD 5.1 Surround Sound mix (previously unreleased Elliot Scheiner mix)
01 MOTHERLESS CHILDREN 
02 GIVE ME STRENGTH 
03 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE 
04 GET READY 
05 I SHOT THE SHERIFF 
06 I CAN’T HOLD OUT 
07 PLEASE BE WITH ME  
08 LET IT GROW 
09 STEADY ROLLIN’ MAN
10 MAINLINE FLORIDA 
Session out-takes:
11 AIN’T THAT LOVIN’ YOU 
12 MEET ME (DOWN AT THE BOTTOM) 
13 LONESOME ROAD BLUES (WALKIN’ DOWN THE ROAD)
2. 461 OCEAN BOULEVARD original 4.0 quadraphonic mix
01 MOTHERLESS CHILDREN
02 GIVE ME STRENGTH 
03 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE 
04 GET READY 
05 I SHOT THE SHERIFF 
06 I CAN’T HOLD OUT 
07 PLEASE BE WITH ME  
08 LET IT GROW 
09 STEADY ROLLIN’ MAN 
10 MAINLINE FLORIDA 
3. THERE’S ONE IN EVERY CROWD original 4.0 quadraphonic mix
01 WE'VE BEEN TOLD (JESUS IS COMING SOON) 
02 SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT 
03 LITTLE RACHEL 
04 DON'T BLAME ME 
05 THE SKY IS CRYING 
06 SINGIN' THE BLUES 
07 BETTER MAKE IT THROUGH TODAY 
08 PRETTY BLUE EYES 
09 HIGH 
10 OPPOSITES 

UK FANS!  Pre-Order the new Give Me Strength: The '74 / '75 Recordings Super-Deluxe Box Set direct from Universal by 5 December and be entered to win a Fender Black Stratocaster Guitar. Details here   

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