Date: 17 February 2020

Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
United Kingdom

"A Tribute To Ginger Baker"

Slowhand Archive Project [SAP013]
Format: DVD

Title: "For Friends"

Note about this release: 
This SAP release was made possible by a large group of friends and fans from all over the world; A true global fan project. The video contains private footage from 8 different tapers living in Japan, Russia, Hungary, Israel, Denmark, United Kingdom and USA . All tapers have graciously donated their original raw files in HD and lossless quality. 

All thanks goes to András, B461, Banfi Bill, Daspyknows, Dirk, Dror, ecFan, JazzT, Leonid, X and Z. 

Eric Clapton announced the event on 25 November 2019 in aid of Leonard Cheshire, a charity close to the Baker family. The entire weekend in mid February 2020 will forever stand clear in the minds of a lot of people, all flying in to watch history in the making and having a very memorable time together. The concert was all about friends - past and present, on stage and off stage. This release is a tribute to friends. The friends joining EC at the Hammersmith. The friends of Ginger Baker and the Leonard Cheshire charity chosen by his family. Friends within the global EC fan community - and friends helping making this SAP release possible during very tough times. For friends. 

Due to the multicam sources and edit nature of the project, we have focused on creating the best possible viewing and listening experience based on the different cameras each with different technical specifications. While doing so, we abandoned attempts to be 100% lossless. 
This film is strongly edited and cropped. Colors and contrast levels are adjusted. Some scenes are outstanding. Some scenes are poor. A few scenes are of low resolution, shaky or rather tightly cropped. These were included anyway because the other available sources were poorer, mostly because some other fan obstructed a clear shot. 

Two audio tracks are included: One new remixed matrix of several available audio sources, including predominantly the lossless recordings from Empress Valley and Daspyknows. The second audio track is the original and unedited version of Daspyknows's excellent center stage recording, donated gracefully by the legend himself. 

The quality and craftsmanship showcased that night, speaks for itself. As Ginger Baker says: "It's all about the music". 

01. Introduction movie
02. Sunshine of Your Love - with Roger Waters
03. Strange Brew - with Roger Waters
04. White Room - with Ronnie Wood, Kenney Jones and Roger Waters
05. I Feel Free - with Nile Rodgers, Willie Weeks and Paul Carrack 
06. Tales Of Brave Ulysses - with Nile Rodgers and Willie Weeks
07. Sweet Wine - with Will Johns and Paul Carrack 
08. Blue Condition
09. Badge - with Ronnie Wood and Henry Spinetti
10. Pressed Rat - with Kofi Baker
11. Had To Cry Today - with Steve Winwood, Kofi Baker and Nile Rodgers
12. Presence Of The Lord - with Steve Winwood, Kofi Baker and Nile Rodgers
13. Well Alright - with Steve Winwood, Kofi Baker and Nile Rodgers
14. Can't Find My Way Home - with Steve Winwood, Kofi Baker and Nile Rodgers
15. Do What You Like / Toad - with Steve Winwood, Kofi Baker and Nile Rodgers
16. Crossroads - Everyone including Roger Waters on cowbell
17. Outro including Nile Rodgers trying to encorage 2nd encore

Eric Clapton - guitar / vocals
Paul Carrack - organ / keyboards / vocals
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Sonny Emory - drums
Steve Gadd - drums
Willie Weeks - bass
Katie Kissoon - vocals
Sharon White - vocals

Special Guests:
Steve Winwood
Roger Waters
Nile Rodgers
Ronnie Wood
Kofi Baker
Kenney Jones
Henry Spinetti
Will Johns

Lineage: Camera Panasonic HC-VX980 + unknown cameras>Premiere Pro>Multicam editing>AVDtoDVD>DVD
Audio source 1: SAP matrix of several available sources, including mainly the excellent lossless recordings from Empress Valley and Daspyknows. 
Audio source 2: Daspyknows's excellent audio recording. Recorded 25 ft from stage dead center. Schoeps MK4/NBox Platinum Tascam DR-2D 24 Bit 48K. Processed using Soundforge 11, resample, to 16bit 44.1K.


Format : MPEG-PS
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 5 836 kb/s

Format : MPEG Video
Format version : Version 2
Format profile : Main@Main
Format settings : CustomMatrix / BVOP
Format settings, BVOP : Yes
Format settings, Matrix : Custom
Format settings, GOP : M=3, N=15
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 2 648 kb/s
Maximum bit rate : 6 428 kb/s
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 29.970 (30000/1001) FPS
Standard : NTSC
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Scan order : Top Field First
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.256
Time code of first frame : 00:00:00:00
Time code source : Group of pictures header
GOP, Open/Closed : Open
GOP, Open/Closed of first frame : Closed

Audio #1
Format : PCM
Format settings : Big / Signed
Muxing mode : DVD-Video
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 536 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Bit depth : 16 bits

Audio #2
Format : PCM
Format settings : Big / Signed
Muxing mode : DVD-Video
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 536 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Bit depth : 16 bits