November 22, 2013 – 7:03 am

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Basel 2013 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Event Halle, Messe Basel, Basel, Switzerland; November 13 and 14, 2013. Excellent SFR3 Digital broadcast (November 18, 2013).

We had shared the FM broadcast of this show earlier and here is the Digital broadcast.

Fans, and those who had taken the FM broadcast, might like to note the following:

a) In the Digital broadcast, there is no skip on Track 101, Don’t Go To Strangers (around 1:52), as opposed to the one found on the FM broadcast.

b) The background digital noise (or is that guitar/feedback buzz?) on Track 204, Pretending, is inherent in the source material and is present on both the FM and Digital broadcast.

c) Though fractionally longer on the Digital broadcast, the track, 201. Driftin’ Blues, remains cut. The Digital version is 4:54.186 as compared to 4:53.337 of the FM broadcast.

Thanks to duckberry who recorded the show and shared the tracks at Dime.

Thanks also to raythegerman for the front cover.

Broadcast by Swiss radio station “SRF 3″ on November 18, 2013.
DVB-S (SkyStar 2) @256 kbps, 48kHz > mp2 > mp3DirectCut

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UPDATED: November 24, 2013

Thanks to alysha (at Dime) who provided the complete Driftin’ Blues track and the breakdown of the setlist.

alysha noted:

Swiss Public Radio/TV recorded both nights… It was announced that the second gig would be on the radio on November 18 but Mr Clapton did listen to the tapes and picked the better versions of each songs for that broadcast, so what we got was a mish mash of both nights. Then a radio DJ had very clever things to say in-between some songs and Driftin’ was half cut as the news [was] more important than Clapton… oh well. But there also was a Podcast single track mp3 on the website of the radio station with the same recording minus the talking. Sadly the mp3 is at 128kb/s and the digital FM sounds better… so the mp3 was used to fix the digital radio broadcast.

Track 201A. Driftin’ Blues (Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers; complete) - Nov 13 5:30 (9.2MB)

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Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Don’t Go to Strangers (JJ Cale) Nov 14 - 5:02 (8.4MB)
Track 102. Key to the Highway (Big Bill Broonzy) Nov 13 - 5:26 (9.1MB)
Track 103. I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon) Nov 14 - 5:24 (9.1MB)
Track 104. Got My Mojo Workin’ (Muddy Waters) Nov 13 - 4:11 (7.0MB)
Track 105. Since You Said Goodbye (JJ Cale) Nov 14 - 6:01 (10.1MB)
Track 106. After Midnight (JJ Cale) Nov 13 - 4:54 (8.2MB)
Track 107. Call Me the Breeze (JJ Cale) Nov 13 - 5:08 (8.6MB)
Track 108. Gin House (Harry Burke) [Andy Fairweather Low on vocals] Nov 14 - 6:51 (11.5MB)
Track 109. How Long (Paul Carrack) [Paul Carrack on vocals] Nov 14 - 4:55 (8.3MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Driftin’ Blues (Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers - cut) Nov 13 - 4:54 (8.2MB)
Track 202. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out (Jimmy Cox) Nov 14 - 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 203. Layla (Eric Clapton/Jim Gordon) Nov 13 - 6:10 (10.4MB)
Track 204. Pretending (Jerry Lynn Williams) Nov 13 - 5:38 (9.5MB)
Track 205. Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton) Nov 13 - 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 206. Crossroads (Robert Johnson) Nov 14 - 5:57 (10.0MB)
Track 207. Queen of Spades (Robert Johnson) Nov 13 - 10:37 (17.8MB)
Track 208. Cocaine (JJ Cale) Nov 14 - 5:51 (9.8MB)
Track 209. High Time We Went (Joe Cocker/Chris Stainton) Nov 14 - 4:55 (8.3MB)
99 mins

Eric Clapton: g, voc
Andy Fairweather Low: g, voc
Paul Carrack: key, voc
Henry Spinetti: d
Chris Stainton: key
Dave Bronze: b
Michelle John: backing voc
Sharon White: backing voc

To tie in with Eric Clapton’s 50 years in the music business, he has released Old Sock, his 20th studio album, with guests including Steve Winwood, JJ Cale and Paul McCartney. Click here to order the album.

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  2. Awesome thanks!

    By All on Nov 22, 2013

  3. Thanks for the fix!

    By NAMoosedog on Nov 24, 2013

  4. This cuts like the previous one. Am I missing something?

    By Ernie Clark on Nov 25, 2013

  5. This cuts like the previous one. Am I missing something?

    By Ernie Clark on Nov 25, 2013
    claptons been playing the same shit for three decades where you been?

    By gary lee on Nov 25, 2013

  6. Gary, I’m well aware of that but what does that have to do with the end of this song cutting?

    By Ernie Clark on Nov 25, 2013

  7. Ernie, did you download the “Track 201A”? It’s above the other tracks.

    By Dingus on Nov 25, 2013

  8. Hey Dingus, yes I did. I didn’t notice it at first. What threw me off was the fact that the cut version is still track 1 disc 2. Thanks!

    By Ernie Clark on Nov 25, 2013

  9. You’re welcome, Ernie. I did the same thing, I didn’t notice the extra track above. D’oh!

    By Dingus on Nov 25, 2013

  10. Hey Dingus, it’s an amazing show. Big O is a great website!

    By Ernie Clark on Nov 25, 2013

  11. Outstanding sound quality. Solid performances throughout, with some emphasis on older blues and some of JJ Cale’s best songs. Eric Clapton and company these days are “journeymen” in the best sense of the world. Decent vocals from Andy Fairweather-Low and generous of E.C. to share the spotlight with Paul Carrack on his solid hit “How Long,” not necessarily a song that fits into the set (more soul than blues) but performed well anyway, with two nice guitar solos. Thanks to Dingus for the note about the corrected track.

    By Jania on Nov 25, 2013

  12. For notes on the concert and tour, be sure to see the prior 11/20/13 FM radio posting of this concert, along with the comments there. Thanks, BigO!

    By Job Hunter on Nov 25, 2013

  13. thank you..nice to see eric pay tribute to j.j.

    By sluggo on Dec 2, 2013


    By darth on Dec 2, 2013

  15. Thanks for this gem! Very good soundboard recording, almost like a commercial release.

    By Rintesh Roy on Jan 10, 2014

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