Eric Clapton
"I Tried Not to Be Anything Else"
San Antonio, Texas, USA
November 12, 1976

Smile 05/06 - SB 5

Disc 1:

1. Hello Old Friend
2. Sign Language
3. Little Queenie
4. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
5. Tell the Truth
6. Love Me Please
7. All Our Past Times

Disc 2:

1. Double Trouble
2. Blues Power
3. One Night
4. Badge
5. Layla
6. I Shot the Sheriff

Band Lineup:
Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals
George Terry Guitar, Vocals
Carl Radle Bass
Dick Sims Keyboards
Jamie Oldaker Drums
Sergio Pastora Rodriguez Percussion
Yvonne Elliman Backing Vocals
Marcy Levy Backing Vocals, Harp

Geetarz Comments:

This is a nice soundboard, and a fun show. 

There have been a number of releases of this show over the years on different labels. Other than multi-gen cassette tapes that were traded (remember those, folks?) the first truly decent source I ran across was "Tulsa Tops Were Here" on the ECDR label. Then some years later, ECDR had a second release, entitled "Tulsa Tops Were Here! Again!" which was a marked improvement. This (2004) release on the Smile label seems, to me, to be identical in sound quality to the ECDR release (and yes, I've compared them on studio headphones). The track times are subtly different for each release, only because of where the tracks are split.

If you already have "Tulsa Tops Were Here! Again!" and you're not a compleatist, you likely don't need this version. If you don't have this show at all, I'd say you would likely be equally happy with either version.

Please note that as with many EC titles, there are various versions of this performance out there where people have just randomly used artwork and a title. If you don't have clear lineage, this may be a download you'd want.

~Geetarz, July 2009