February 19, 2010 – 4:09 am

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London 2010 [no label, 3CD]

Live at the O2, London, UK, February 13, 2010. Very good audience recording.

Ever since Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck played together in Japan in 2009 and the enthusiastic response their shows generated, fans in Europe and the United States have been looking forward to their shows.

On stage, it didn’t take long for Beck’s new band to find its groove [though some fans suggested that it might take a couple of shows for the band to settle in]; Beck’s songs for his new album are both spacey and commanding and definitely worth at least a listen; and if Rod Stewart wasn’t on hand to belt out People Get Ready, there was Joss Stone as the perfect foil to Beck’s scathing guitar. And Moon River with Clapton was quite a joy.

At this point in his career, Clapton is seen as a dependable and masterful craftsman (OK, I Shot The Sheriff had a bit more spunk) but one wonders what can really bring out the magic in the bluesman? Sure, he may be in for the long haul but wouldn’t it be nice, at least once in a while, he had played as if his life depended on it?

Pete Paphides reviewing the O2 show in the English Times said: “Beck joined Clapton for a final hour, which began with them trading licks at a brisk canter for Shake Your Money Maker. On a razor-raw You Need Love and Wee Wee Baby, Clapton sounded like a man meditating on the emotions that this music made him feel the first time around. On the latter, Beck spent the space between each line succumbing to his inner showman, firing his imaginary pistol in the air every time he played a note that he particularly liked.”

Perhaps longtime fans have every reason to complain - even considering that before this gig, Clapton and Beck had never shared a major British stage together. But unlike, say, Cliff Richard and The Shadows’ 2009 shows, where it’s quite amazing to see 70-year-old Cliff strut his stuff, one wished the Clapton-Beck show had more fireworks.

Thanks to Tratty for recording the show and to jack1940 for sharing the lossless tracks on the Dime site. And thanks to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

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.

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Disc 1 (Jeff Beck’s set):
Track 101. Eternity’s Breath (2.4MB)
Track 102. Stratus (6.1MB)
Track 103. Led Boots (5.5MB)
Track 104. Corpus Christi Carol - with 12-piece orchestra (from Jeff’s forthcoming album) (3.9MB)
Track 105. Bass solo by Rhonda Smith (2.4MB)
Track 106. Hammerhead - with 12-piece orchestra (from Jeff’s forthcoming album) (6.2MB)
Track 107. Mna Na Heireann - with Sharon Corr on violin and orchestra (9.1MB)
Track 108. People Get Ready (2.5MB)
Track 109. Big Block (8.0MB)
Track 110. There’s No Other Me - with Joss Stone (from Jeff’s forthcoming album) (6.3MB)
Track 111. I Put A Spell On You - with Joss Stone (from Jeff’s forthcoming album) (5.0MB)
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Track 112. A Day In The Life - with 12-piece orchestra (7.6MB)

Disc 2 (Eric Clapton’s set):
Track 201. Driftin’ - acoustic (7.6MB)
Track 202. Layla - acoustic (5.9MB)
Track 203. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out - acoustic (4.7MB)
Track 204. Running On Faith - acoustic (7.9MB)
Track 205. When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful (5.0MB)
Track 206. Tell The Truth (8.1MB)
Track 207. Key To The Highway (7.1MB)
Track 208. I Shot The Sheriff (12.7MB)
Track 209. Wonderful Tonight (6.0MB)
Track 210. Cocaine (9.2MB)
Track 211. Crossroads (7.9MB)

Disc 3 (Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton’s set)
Track 301. Shake Your Moneymaker (5.4MB)
Track 302. Moon River (7.2MB)
Track 303. You Need Love (6.6MB)
Track 304. Outside Woman Blues (7.1MB)
Track 305. Little Brown Bird (11.1MB)
Track 306. Wee Wee Baby (8.4MB)
Track 307. (I Want To Take You) Higher (5.6MB)
Track 308. Encore break (3.2MB)
Track 309. Hi Ho Silver Lining - encore (Eric and Jeff shared vocals) (6.7MB)

*Tracklist taken from “Where’s Eric!”

Jeff Beck - guitar
Jason Rebello - keyboards
Rhonda Smith - bass
Narada Michael Walden - drums

Eric Clapton - guitar / vocals
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Walt Richmond - keyboards
Willie Weeks - bass
Steve Gadd - drums
Michelle John - backing vocals
Sharon White - backing vocals

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  1. 11 Responses to “ERIC CLAPTON AND JEFF BECK - LONDON 2010”

  2. well well well..the bigo just never fails to deliver..congrats boys..

    By sluggo on Feb 19, 2010

  3. Thanks! Great! Much appreciated!

    By kalle on Feb 19, 2010

  4. hey bigo, thanks! i’m playing it right now. i’m on track 2 right now. so far, so good.


    By Ed Saad on Feb 19, 2010


    WOW! I am going to see this concert TONIGHT at madison Square Garden!

    Did I mention that my head just exploded?

    THANKS, BigO!

    By Walter on Feb 19, 2010

  6. Clapton’s performance with Yoko Ono should be making the rounds soon. Some of it’s up on You Tube:

    By Danny on Feb 19, 2010

  7. Thanks a million for posting this killer show. Beck smokes like always!

    Thanks again - this is one of my favorite sites.

    By Mark on Feb 20, 2010

  8. Thanks for posting this! Going to see Jeff Beck in June and this is a good warm up.

    By Joe B on Feb 25, 2010

  9. Thanks for even more great stuff!

    By drkrick on Jun 30, 2011

  10. I enjoyed a recent Jeff Beck concert so I was looking forward to hearing the 2 giants play together.

    By Appeltje on Aug 31, 2011

  11. Great show(s), thanks!

    By Appeltje on Sep 2, 2011

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