ERIC CLAPTON & HIS BAND
2011 February 25th,
Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Audience, 109.25 mins, Master Copy, DGB, Mastering Boguspomp
Lineage : Sony TCD-D100 DAT recorder with Core Sound Binaural microphones > Sony PCM-R300 > Tascam CD-RW700 > CDR > EAC > Soundforge 9.0 with Waves Platinum Plug Ins > TLH Flac level 8 with SBA > You
Comments by DGB :
Sitting in section 119 1st block lower level left hand side of the stage. Not expecting much from this concert. I have seen Eric Clapton over 80 times since the 80s & the last few shows in Vancouver with the exception of his last show in 2007 were very much what I describe as 'autopilot' shows. In fact I had to this point lost a lot of interest in Eric Clapton in general since the mid 90s. What a surprise I had in store.
From the 1st note that Eric played I knew that I was in for a great concert experience.
Eric's playing & singing throughout the whole show was right up there with the best shows that I have seen from him. If the concert had finished after the first 6 electric numbers I would have gone home very happy. His solo in particular on 'Old Love' was outstanding.
There was lots of energy coming from Eric including lots of lifting & bending of his legs during solos which I cannot remember seeing for a long time. There was no question that on this night Eric came out to play & delivered the goods. This concert is in my opinion ranked right up there with one of the best Eric Clapton shows that I have seen.
Great sound from where I was sitting from. Came out with an excellent recording in my opinion.
Comments by Boguspomp :
This is the first of many Clapton shows, recorded by DGB, that will be posted here. This show has the number DGB-EC 01. All the other shows will follow, not necessarily in order of their recording dates. It is a privilige to work on these shows and I am grateful, that DGB entrusted me again with his recordings.
Our last collaboration created 6 shows, KAR001 - KAR006, including Neil Young, Buddy Guy, Santana...That series will continue too.
For the moment, let's focus on Eric Clapton.
Enjoy the ride.
01. Key To The Highway
02. Going Down Slow
03. Hoochie Coochie Man
04. Old Love
05. I Shot The Sheriff
07. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
08. River Runs Deep
09. Rocking Chair
10. Same Old Blues (song by JJ Cale)
13. Wonderful Tonight
14. Before You Accuse Me
15. Little Queen Of Spades
18. Further On Up The Road
Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Chris Stainton – keyboards
Tim Carmon - keyboards
Willie Weeks – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals
Sharon White – backing vocals