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ERIC CLAPTON and STEVE WINWOOD
St Paul 2009 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Xcel Energy Center, St Paul, MN, June 18, 2009. Very good audience recording.
It would be safe to say that not only were the Eric Clapton-Steve Winwood 2008 shows successful, the two enjoyed each other’s company onstage and had a good time, hence the show goes on.
Back in 1969, both Clapton and Winwood were in Blind Faith, who only released one album and had a brief tour. The group disbanded on August 24 in Hawaii - 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the group. Apart from the Madison Square Garden gig in 2008, the two had collaborated earlier at the Chicago Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2007.
In St Paul, Clapton lets it rip from the word go - listen to After Midnight for some fiery display - and there does not seem to be any letting up from either Clapton or Winwood.
Scott Lyson posted the following comments on Whereseric.com: “The crowd at the Xcel only sat during No Face and Georgia, but EC’s solo during Driftin’ caused half the crowd to erupt from their seat, and the crowd remained standing for the rest of the concert. The two masters played brilliantly together. I was surprised that most of the crowd were familiar with a majority of the material played and sang along quite a bit.
“The band was fantastic, and as the reviews correctly point out, drummer Abe Laboriel, Jr. really packed a punch. Seemed definitely more like an EC concert than a SW concert, and Eric I don’t think hit a bad note. I thought almost every song was performed better than the NY shows.”
Thanks to Mcboots who recorded and shared the show on the Dime site and for the artwork.
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.
01. Had To Cry Today
02. Low Down
03. After Midnight
04. Presence Of The Lord
05. Sleeping In The Ground
07. Well Alright
08. Tough Luck Blues
09. Pearly Queen
11. No Face, No Name, No Number
12. Forever Man
01. Georgia On My Mind
03. How Long Blues
05. Can’t Find My Way Home
06. Split Decision
07. Voodoo Chile
09. Dear Mr. Fantasy
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Steve Winwood - vocals, Hammond B3, piano, guitar
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Willie Weeks - bass
Abe Laboriel, Jr. - drums
Michelle John - backing vocals
Sharon White - backing vocals
Click here to order Clapton-Winwood Live From Madison Square Garden 2009.