Let It Rain

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  1. cuttyshark

    cuttyshark Member

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    Was re-listening to EC's first solo album - initial release much anticipated by me.
    I always thought that song was the best cut. Upon re-listening, I believe it is the true predecessor of what would become the Layla album (Same players, sans DA). I think only a few months separated the recordings). If it hadn't been released before, they could have added it to Layla, and it would have fit right in.

    I cannot find a recorded live version of it.
     
  2. Jeff Gehring

    Jeff Gehring Silver Supporting Member

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    Great tune. There are a couple of YT vids of live versions:

     
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    I love this song.
    Great phrasing and melody.

    This was during the Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett phase.

    Good stuff

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    There's a SMOKING live version of Let It Rain on the deluxe remaster of 461 Ocean Boulevard, tremendous performance.
     
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    hah! i saw derek & the dominoes play it as their closer 11-22-70...maybe the best show i ever saw (on a personal level - i saw god, or close to it)...what an incredible band! eric really was THAT GOOD, once upon a time
     
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    A great tune (co-written by Bonnie Bramlett). He did this tune at the May 2015 '70th birthday' shows at RAH; a family member of mine in London bought me tix to the show, but I ended up not making it. Dang. EC is coming to MSG in the spring though! A shorter roadtrip than RAH!
     
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    My God, those were 2 great videos! Thanks for posting.
     
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    How tall is Clapton?.....that Tele looks huge......
     
  11. Bluesful

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    Isn't that pic from Blind Faith's Hyde Park gig?
     
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    Yeah... that man got me to want to play guitar back in the 70's as a teenager. I wanted to play exactly like him. Never pulled it off, but that's ok... I yam what I is.
     
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    The interweb says 5' 10".
    It also says SRV was only 5' 5" which surprises me. I just thought Tommy Shannon was a giant :)
     
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    This is the only period of Clapton I like other than the old blues stuff. This live allium is the only one worth owning in my opinion. It's such a great album.
     
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    Agreed. Fantastic live album. Great playing, great tone. Although at the time I was learning I did also pick up 461 Ocean Blvd and learned alot of songs from that.... which then get me into Bob Marley in the 70's, as a teenager. That's a whole 'nother discussion.
     
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    Big +1 for all those that love this song!
     
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    As a little bit of trivia regarding this song, Steven Stills over dubbed that little descending bass riff near the end, you can still hear the original bass track underneath it.
     
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    EC, Stills, and Dave Mason play the guitar harmony parts on the original studio track, IIRC.

    Agreed on that original D&D In Concert album. Why Does Love Got to be So Sad is amazing on that. They used a different track of that song on the D&D Live at the Fillmore box set that isn't nearly as good, IMO.
     
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    True. I also really liked the History of Eric Clapton album. It had some of the old Yardbird, Clapton and Page stuff, Mayall, a few Cream tunes, Blind Faith, Delaney and Bonnie, right up to Derek and the D's. Great compilation.

    Now back the Derek and the Domino's and Let it Rain!
     
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    What's the difference between that record and the Live at the Fillmore one?
     

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