The Yardbirds’ career was now barreling along, but guitarist Eric Clapton wasn’t happy with the non-stop manic enthusiasm of the band’s stage act. "Slowhand" itched to return to the basics of blues.
The Yardbirds’ following was growing as word spread among fans. No matter where they played, their devoted audience would follow — and the audience brought their own excitement.
After "Slowhand" joins the band, creative differences between the guitar god and other members surface.
Boasting previously uncollected live recordings by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and others, this blues trilogy veers wildly from archival treasure to mildly disappointing curio.