Watch Clapton Rehearse “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” Before Unplugged Performance

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Before Eric Clapton took the stage for one of MTV’s most legendary Unplugged performances, he and his band tried to work the kinks out of his cover of Jimmy Cox’s 1923 composition “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out.” This unpolished rehearsal didn’t make the final cut of Clapton’s Grammy Award winning 1992 Unplugged album, which features a cover of “Before You Accuse Me” among others, but the cameras were still rolling during his warmup.

Check out the fascinating fly-on-the-wall video above to watch Clapton and has band perform a bit of fine tuning before they made their legendary performance on MTV. This clip, along with remastered songs, two DVDs and bonus rehearsal footage will all be released in Clapton’s new Unplugged: Expanded and Remastered reissue, which is set to hit stores on Oct. 15 via Rhino.

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