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Richard Clapton, Photo Ros O'Gorman

Richard Clapton, Photo Ros O'Gorman

Richard Clapton performs for first time ever at Melbourne’s Spotted Mallard

by Paul Cashmere on January 27, 2019

in News

Richard Clapton is giving his fans the full Clapton experience at his sideshows during Red Hot Summer fans.

At the pub shows along the tour, Richard can expand the set and go deeper into the albums.

That has proven a treat for Richard Clapton fans, we tend to know the word for every song off every album.

The Clapton classic ‘The Best Years Of Our Lives’ was at the Spotted Mallard shows. It was absent from the larger theatre shows of 2018.

‘Goodbye Tiger’, the title track from arguably Richard’s greatest album ‘Goodbye Tiger’ was introduced as “a song about Melbourne” although legend has it that it was started out in Sydney when Hunter S. Thompson came to town and was finished a few days later after a flight to Berlin.

The ‘Goodbye Tiger’ classic ‘Deep Water’, clearly is Sydneycentric.

‘I Am An Island’, (the original recording featuring Jon Farriss and an uncredited Jimmy Barnes) is still one of the finest examples of Australian Rock ever.

Richard Clapton, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, 25 January 2019

Something About You (from The House of Orange, 2016)
Stay With Me (from The House of Orange, 2016)*
Capricorn Dancer (from Highway One soundtrack, 1976)
Get Back To The Shelter (from Dark Spaces, 1980)*
Liberty Bell (from The House of Orange, 2016)*
Here Inside Of Me (from The House of Orange, 2016)*
Ace of Hearts (from Hearts in the Nightline, 1979)
Glory Road (from Glory Road, 1987)
Deep Water (from Goodbye Tiger, 1977)
Dancing With the Vampires (from Harlequin Nights, 2012)
Down In The Lucky Country (from Goodbye Tiger, 1977)
Distant Thunder (from Distant Thunder, 1993)
I Am An Island (from The Great Escape, 1982)

The Best Years Of My Life (from The Great Escape, 1982)*
Girls on the Avenue (from Girls on the Avenue, 1975)

Goodbye Tiger (from Goodbye Tiger, 1977)*

* additional to Red Hot Summer shows

See Richard Clapton on the Red Hot Summer tour.

Red Hot Summer Series One remaining dates

Jan 26 Country Club Lawns, Launceston TAS
Jan 27 North Gardens, Ballarat VIC
Feb 2 Roche Estate, Hunter Valley NSW
Feb 3 Bella Vista Farm, Sydney NSW
Feb 9 Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island QLD
Feb 10 Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island

Red Hot Summer series one features Jimmy Barnes, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Living End, Diesel, Richard Clapton, Chocolate Starfish.

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