Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
With Special Guest Buddy Guy during the encore
June 17, 2009
Source: Core Sound Cartioid mics > Zoom H2 (48kHz/24-bit)
(8th Row, Section 220, Stage Right/House Left)
Transferred to the hard drive using my card reader.
Downsampled to 44.1kHz/16-bit using Audacity.
Misc. edits, fades and normalization to 95% using Cool Edit Pro.
Chopped up using CD Wave Editor. Mastered to fit on 2 audio CDs.
SBEs corrected using Trader's Little Helper. ("-fixed" removed from filenames.)
Encoded to FLAC (Level 7) using Trader's Little Helper.
01. Had To Cry Today
02. Low Down
03. After Midnight
04. Presence Of The Lord
05. Sleeping In The Ground
07. Well All Right
08. Tough Luck Blues
09. Pearly Queen
11. There's A River
12. Forever Man
13. Georgia On My Mind (Winwood solo)
01. How Long
02. Layla (acoustic version)
03. Can't Find My Way Home
04. Split Decision
05. Voodoo Chile
06. Sweet Home Chicago < You Better Watch Yourself (encore)
07. Drowning On Dry Land (encore)
Note: a few seconds of "Sweet Home Chicago" are missing because the recorder
was in the process of saving the WAV file as it reached the maximum size limit.
Originally recorded in 48kHz, the maximum size of the WAV (which is 2Gb) was reached
about 125 minute into the show (during the encore). The recorder saved the file,
and continued recording in another WAV file. But, a little snippet was lost in the
process. You'll hear an abrupt edit in an other wise excellent, nearly error-free
recording with minimal crowd distraction.
Eric Clapton - Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
Steve Winwood - Keyboards, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
Chris Stainton - Keyboards
Willie Weeks - Electric Bass Guitar
Abe Laboriel, Jr. - Drums
Michelle John - Vocals
Sharon White - Vocals
WOW - great show and one of the best concert tours of the year. The decision
to bring on Buddy Guy seemed to have been spontaneous. After "Voodoo Chile,"
Eric turned to Stevie and made a "cut it" gesture (hand across throat). Eric
then declined the fresh guitar a stage hand had tried to offer (indicating to
me that the stage crew was expecting the usual "Cocaine") and promptly left
the stage. The band left the stage for the usual false exit before the encore,
and I noticed an additional amp being wheeled on and mic'ed.
An extra guest during an Eric Clapton show in Chicago can only mean one person
- Buddy Guy, the Blues Mayor of the City. Buddy came on stage, and they
tore the house down. Buddy played Stevie's powder blue guitar, which was poorly
mic'ed (and inaudible) for the first few minutes of the encore.
After the fifteen-minute encore, Eric and Buddy left
the stage rather abruptly. There was no final bow from the performers, as is
common. Stevie Winwood merely walked off the stage without
any acknowledgement from Clapton, and the house lights came on.
I'm not sure how the egos of 60-something rock stars are, but I thought it was
somewhat remarkable that Clapton seemed to be more interested in ending the
show with his arms around Buddy Guy than waving a final farewell and bow
with Steve Winwood.