Great Final At The Scope (Beano-040)
The Scope, Norfolk, VA – August 30th, 1975
Disc 1 (57:58): Opening, Layla, Bell Bottom Blues, Key To The Highway, Mainline Florida, Can’t Find My Way Home, Further On Up The Road, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Disc 2 (61:20): Blues Power (incl. drum solo), Teach Me To Be Your Woman, Stormy Monday, Tell The Truth, Let It Rain (with Poco)
Beano’s release of Great Final At The Scope is puzzling for several reasons. Norfolk Scope (Beano-038) with the complete soundboard recording was released only several months ago. This new release contains a previously uncirculated audience recording of the final show on Eric Clapton’s US tour in 1975.
It is a poor to fair recording, heavily distorted and not easily enjoyed. There are cuts in “Mainline Florida” at 3:38, “Stormy Monday” at 4:29, and a tape flip in “Let It Rain” at 6:12. The manufacturers claim this is an excellent sounding tape, but their assessment is far from accurate. For all the great tapes from the era (including the Scope soundboard), there really is no reason for this release.