For a man who built his reputation as an electric guitar god, it’s strange that Eric Clapton found his greatest success when he turned everything down. Still, his Unplugged album remains one of his most popular albums, selling over 19 million copies and winning six Grammys. Now, over 20 years after its release, Clapton and Rhino Records are preparing to release and expanded, 2-disc version of Unplugged.
The expanded set contains a remastered version of the original album-which consisted of mostly blues covers, Clapton’s hit single “Tears In Heaven” and a re-arranged version of “Layla”-and a second disc of unreleased material, including a cover of “Worried Life Blues” and a few songs that would eventually end up on Clapton’s album Pilgrim. The set also comes with a DVD of Clapton’s famed performance on MTV Unplugged, now with two performances that did not make the original broadcast.
The expanded edition of Eric Clapton’s Unplugged comes out on October 15th.