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1.0 out of 5 stars Great recording - but BEWARE CHEAP COPIES, 13 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Unplugged (Audio CD)
This recording is a 5 star for us, a favourite, so much so that over time we've purchased it more than once to give as a gift to others, family and friends ~ great music, great Clapton, great heart.

'BUT!' ~ 'BEWARE CHEAP COPIES'!!! We were planning to repeat that sharing of our appreciation for this recording by again chasing up copies to give for Christmas (2013). What arrived, two separate orders from two different Amazon Marketplace sellers, was cheap and tatty copies, likely counterfeit/pirated. That's why the one star, not for the recording itself, but for the recordings we've recently received, and so that others considering a purchase, or who have made one, might be curious enough to explore why just one star. Here follows the differences, as we own a proper copy of this, and have purchased 'proper' copies for others in the past, and have even checked a local store to see if the following points of difference hold. They do.

The Warner Brothers recording of this comes in a sturdy case, and there's an embossed 'WB' in the corner of the top cover. The printed inserts are clear, you can read the small 'white' print on the lower back of the CD, and the label on the contents insert "eric clapton unplugged" is a proper reflective metallic ink, which is quite obvious under a light, standing out.

The tatty knock-offs come in one of those cheap flexible plastic cases that can be difficult to open, or close, or both. The printed inserts are unclear. The printing on the back isn't white but instead is a kind of light grey and the small print at the bottom is particularly bad. Also obvious about this cheap printing is the top insert where the album title "eric clapton unplugged" is dull and not reflective, does not stand out under light.

Please do not support this and If you end up with one of these cheap copies please consider complaining and/or returning it. Even if the artist's profit from this is a small percentage, it is their due, as too the company that has supported them. Support musicians and their music, not pirates/thieves and piracy/thieving...

But ~ ***** ~ 5 stars for a great musician and a wonderful recording that continues to give us pleasure, as too for those who have received it as a gift from us.

Here's another option you might consider, 'expanded and remastered', as I suspect this, two CDs and a DVD, would be too much bother and would be difficult to 'copy' cheaply, and, having more trust in them than the marketplace, it is available direct from Amazon:

Unplugged [Expanded & Remastered]
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