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ERIC CLAPTON & JEFF BECK
Two Blue Birds Fly [no label, 3CD]
Live at the Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan; February 21, 2009. Very good audience recording.
Clapton fans are dedicated, to say the least. Within a couple of hours after the last song, the entire show was torrented on the internet. Not only that, by February 24, a remastered version of the show was already being shared.
Given their age and their stature, it seems that every time Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck pick up a guitar and walk onto a stage, it’s already a historic occasion. Between the two, Jeff Beck comes across more fiery though at this stage in their respective careers, each has nothing to prove. They have paid their dues and if they can give a slick performance, fans are already more than happy and satisfied. Cutting edge stuff is better left to younger turks. That said, Beck is still pretty biting. He still runs rings around Goodbye Pork Pie Hat and Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers while covers such as A Day In The Life and the Peter Gun Theme can only bring a smile to the face.
Inspirational might not be the term that comes to mind watching/hearing Clapton play but he’s certainly entertaining - maybe he needs a full concert to really stretch himself. And it does seem like those days when a second guitarist can egg him on (as what Duane Allman did in the ’70s) are long gone.
Thanks to Henry (henry614) who shared this show [and the artwork] on the internet. This is what Henry noted: “This is a remastered version of the original recording uploaded by STrance over on TTD (and was reseeded by kingfrippson). Thanks dude! My friend ML13 did the remaster intended to share with his close friends… The original recording suffers [from] low volume particularly on Clapton’s acoustic set… and ML13 nails it!”
Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.
These tracks are no longer available for download. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you want to download them at a later date.
Disc 1 [Jeff Beck & his band]:
Track 101. The Pump
Track 102. You Never Know
Track 103. Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers
Track 104. Stratus
Track 105. Angel
Track 106. Led Boots
Track 107. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat > Brush WIth The Blues
Track 108. Solo instrumental (by Tal Wilkenfeld with Jeff Beck)
Track 109. Blue Wind
Track 110. A Day In The Life
Track 111. Peter Gunn Theme
Disc 2 [Eric Clapton & his band]:
Track 201. Driftin’ Blues
Track 202. Layla (acoustic)
Track 203. Motherless Child
Track 204. Running On Faith
Track 205. Tell The Truth
Track 206. Little Queen Of Spades
Track 207. Before You Accuse Me
Track 208. Cocaine
Track 209. Crossroads
Track 210. “see you in a minute!” > short break
Disc 3 [Eric Clapton & his band with Jeff Beck]:
Track 301. You Need Love
Track 302. Listen Here > Compared To What
Track 303. Here But I’m Gone
Track 304. Outside Woman Blues
Track 305. Brown Bird
Track 306. Wee Wee Baby
Track 307. Want To Take You Higher
Jeff Beck & His Band:
Jeff Beck - guitar
Tal Wilkenfeld - bass
David Sancious - keyboards
Vinnie Colaiuta - drums
Eric Clapton & His Band:
Eric Clapton - guitar & vocals
Doyle Bramhall II - guitar & backing vocals
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Willie Weeks - bass
Abe Laboriel Jr. - drums
Michelle John - backing vocals
Sharon White - backing vocals
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