Eric Clapton
"I Am Yours"
Charlotte, NC
October 17, 2006

Geetarz #156 / 157

Recording by JM
Photos By Sambo #8
Commentary By Imnotaper
Mastering and Artwork by Geetarz
Supervision and Moral Support by Cody Husky

Disc 1:
I Shot the Sheriff
Got to Get Better in a Little While
Old Love
Anyday (Dedicated to Carl Radle)
Motherless Children
Back Home
I Am Yours
Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)
Running on Faith

Disc 2:
After Midnight
Little Queen of Spades
Further On Up the Road
Wonderful Tonight

Bonus Disc:

Robert Cray
Charlotte, NC
October 17, 2006 (Opening Act)

Geetarz #158

Recording By JM
Photos by Sambo#8
Mastering and Artwork by Geetarz
Supervision and Moral Support By Cody Husky

The Band:
Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals
Doyle Bramhall II Guitar
Derek Trucks Guitar
Chris Stainton Keyboards
Tim Carmon Keyboards
Willie Weeks Bass
Steve Jordan Drums
Michelle John Backing Vocals
Sharon White Backing Vocals

Imnotaper's Comments:

My friend Sam and I were on the second row for Clapton's first appearance at Bobcat's Arena. EC emerged from backstage already playing, as if he couldn't wait to start. He smiled, chatted with band members between songs and was more animated than usual. The solos were intense throughout the show. Derek Trucks was wonderful. His solo during "Cocaine" was absolutely eerie, almost like a wounded animal.

There were a few notable things about this show: "Anyday" was dedicated to Carl Radle, because some of his family were in attendance. Clapton pulled out the Gibson ES-335 for "After Midnight" and "Little Queen of Spades." It was one of the last times, if not the last, that Clapton has played a Gibson in concert. His performance of "Back Home" was the last time anything from that album has been played. This show was also the last time "I Am Yours" was played. Last but not least, as the band lined up for the final bow, Eric spotted the Heads on a Stick that Sam and I were waving. He laughed and pointed them out to Derek.

This recording has some serious issues during "Further On Up The Road" and "Wonderful Tonight." There is mic noise, then "FOUTR" gets very muffled. Voices can be heard. I wondered if the taper had been discovered. "WT" is also muffled, then everything returns to normal for "Layla."

But these problems should not keep you from downloading this show. It is one of the best of the 45 I have witnessed. 

Geetarz Comments:

Thanks to JM for his patience as it took me over a year to get to these masters! I hope the wait was worth it. Thanks so Sambo#8 and Imnotaper for the great photos and recollections from the show.