I gave this one a 7, as the mix ranges from inspired to very strange indeed.
If you are familiar with the stereo version, then you'll know how track 1 - Motherless Children - has that awesome slide guitar throughout providing the main riff. In this, the original Quad mix BTW, this is almost inaudible.
Yet tracks like "Willie & the Hand Jive" and "Let it Grow", the latter in particular, are almost sublime in their delivery.
It's one you should definitely buy if you are a fan - how it stacks up to the SACD I have no idea. I will be waiting for the promised DVD-A of that mix myself.
A '6' from me....this was just the point where Clapton seemed rather uninspired, though there's no denying he's very loose and relaxed here.
The mix itself, as Neil says, is erratic in nature....at times the mixes will make sense, and at others, it's as if no one referenced the stereo mixdown first. This is not unusual in Quad or 5.1 mixes by any means, but more obvious here, I think, than on many other albums.
After revisiting in my 2012 Acura TL/Tech/ELS, I give it a 6.5
As others have stated, sonics are strange compared to the SACD
Saving grace is that it's 5.1 in my car; SACD only plays stereo/dolby digital
through 10 speakers
Good, not great vehicle disc; Mainline Florida rocks!