Eric Clapton Release 1994 Performance Video Of ‘Motherless Child’
via Eric Clapton / Youtube
Eric Clapton is streaming a video performance of his blues classic “Motherless Child,” recorded live in 1994 at the Fillmore in San Francisco. The captured video marks as the second preview to his live concert film Nothing But The Blues to be released on June 24.
The latest addition to his video releases follows his 1994 performance of the Freddie King classic, “Have You Ever Loved A Woman.” Both songs are included in the film and was part of Clapton’s tour in support of his blues covers album, From The Cradle, which was broadcast once in the U.S. on PBS in 1995 and got nominated for an Emmy Award.
Now upgraded to 4K as part of the upcoming film documentary written and produced by Scooter Weintraub and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. It includes an in-depth interview with Clapton conducted by Scorsese, where they discuss Clapton’s love for the blues and his influences from bluesmen like Muddy Waters and B.B. King.
Many of Clapton’s music influences, such as Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Walker will appear in the film through archived performances, interviews, and photographs.
In addition to the film, Reprise Records will release a new soundtrack with more than an hour of previously unreleased live performances recorded during Clapton’s 1994 tour and will be available as a standalone CD and 2LP vinyl. The music will also be available for digital and streaming services on the same day of the release.
The CD features 17 songs; the double LP 18, and the DVD and Blu-ray each contain 20 songs. A Super Deluxe Edition comes with the documentary on Blu-ray, the soundtrack on both formats, a bonus CD with four extra tracks “Driftin’,” “Country Jail Blues,” “Kid Man Blues,” and “Too Bad,” with official merch and memorabilia.
Watch his live performance below.