Derek and the Dominos - Electric Factory Theatre
Electric Factory, Philadelphia, October 16, 1970 - CD-R1 from master - aud3
1) Ramblin' on My Mind
2) Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?
3) Blues Power
4) Have You Ever Loved a Woman
5) Mean Old World
6) Motherless Children
7) Let it Rain
Comment: The digital source for this disc was sourced directly from the first generation cassette master, and so is superior to the commercially available Electric Factory CD.
Performance Notes: Several sources refer to this as a soundboard - to my ears, it's clearly an audience recording, albeit with no audience noise per se. All instruments have room echo, none seem to be close-miked at all, as you would have with a board.
Luckily, an exceptional performance makes up for a marginal recording. "Ramblin" features some of EC's best slide playing. EC can at times play slide a little too precisely - but in this performance, he exhibits loopy, "out of the box" playing that clearly shows Duane Allman's influence as he dances around all the notes. Also features an incredible solo break on "Why does Love...", following an interesting intro in which EC teases the crowd with a few notes from "Eyesight to the Blind." This show also features the first-ever live performance of "Motherless Children", albeit in raw form.
Also see The Majestic Stand Volume 1.