Eric Clapton and Friends
"Character Defects"
Woking, Surrey, UK
December 31, 1992

CD-R2 - Aud 2

Disc 1:

I feel so good (!)
Knock on wood
Sweet home Chicago
Five long years
I heard it through the grapevine (Jackie vocals)
Little queenie
Everyday I have the blues
You drink the water, I drink the wine (not sure of the title; Alan Darby vocal)
Stormy Monday
Love letter (Maggie Ryder vocals)

Disc 2:

In the midnight hour (start of the 2nd set after midnight)
Sinner's prayer
Auld Lang Syne
Lay down Sally
Wonderful tonight
A whiter shade of pale (Gary Brooker vocals)
I need you (Gary Brooker vocals)
Good golly, Miss Molly (Gary Brooker vocals)

Band Lineup:

EC and his band were billed as 'The Character Defects'.

Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals
Alan Darby Guitar
Chris Stainton Keyboards
Gary Brooker Keyboards, Vocals
Jackie Vocals
Maggie Ryder Vocals

Geetarz Comments: This is a very special performance, the first of what would become a nearly annual event for EC. As he wrote in his autobiography:

The end of the year saw the birth of what has become an
annual event for me - the New Year's Eve sober dance at
the Leisure Centre in Woking. It had started the year
before as a disco party in Merrow, suggested by my 
friend Danny, as a recourse for people who didn't want
to drink on New Year's Eve. It was a great success and
marked my first ever attempt at sober dancing. But when
we held the postmortem meering the day after the dance,
some bright spark asked why we couldn't have live music
in the future, seeing as how we had such an abundance
of talent in the fellowship. The dance has been going
strong ever since, and I play every year, except in 
emergencies. I always look forward to it because it's
fun, it's very relaxed, and I can play anything I want.
On top of that, I know it has also kept a few people
from drinking who otherwise would have succumbed to the
pressure of the festivities.

"Clapton: The Autobiography" - p. 255