Recorded December 1969. The set contains Delaney & Bonnie & Friends complete performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall, plus the next night’s performances at Colston Hall in Bristol, finishing with the early and late shows from the tour’s final stop at Fairfield Halls in Croydon. 48pp booklet.
In December 1969, Delaney And Bonnie came to England for a tour which was recorded for a live album which came out in March 1970. The band featured Eric Clapton plus future members of Derek And The Dominos which is the main reason this album has always been in print. Another reason for the albums availability is the simple fact that it’s shit hot. D & B are both in fine voice and the band play as if their lives depend on it. The album also featured an uncredited George Harrison on slide guitar and he would utilise the band for his debut album which was recorded in 1970.
In 2010, Rhino issued a limited edition and pricey 4CD box set of all the recordings from the UK leg of the tour including a date at the Royal Albert Hall, Colston Hall in Bristol and both sets from Fairfield Halls in Croydon which is where the albums contents were taken from.
Long deleted and changing hands for good money, Warners have now reissued the set in reconfigured packing and a much more affordable price. In short, this box set is a no-brainer for fans of Eric Clapton, D&B, and good solid rock and soul and country sounds.