October 8, 2022 – 6:28 am

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Columbus 2022 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH; September 8, 2022. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to taper Charles Dewey Cole (live2cd) for sharing the show at Dime.

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live2cd noted:

Eric’s first US show of 2022 and the first of only eight US shows scheduled for ‘22. I had never seen EC, so this was a bucketlist of mine. He has always been my mother’s favorite artist, so I grew up on his music from the womb. I made a decision over 10 years ago to see Eric if ever given the chance, but he did not book anything in or around Columbus in that time. Funny, as he owns a home in nearby Dublin, Ohio!

Earlier this year, he finally included Columbus along with Chicago and some east coast cities on a short run. I jumped at a ticket and made sure to get one in my favorite section at The Schottenstein, section 222. It’s usually slightly cheaper than floor (in this case by $100+) and the sound can be good to great from that section.

I had a lot of whistlers and clappers in 222 and during the acoustic set, they were at their worst. It didn’t help the acoustic set was at a much, much lower volume from the electric set, so the crowd noise was much more obtrusive. I once again put iZotope RX7 to work cleaning the audio the best I could and removing these whistles during the music.

The beginning of “Tears” was marred by whistles and it now sounds great! “Layla” also needed a lot of work, but is much better sounding now, as well. I did not do much to the electric set, other than a touch of EQ and balancing the channels. I did amplify some of the quieter numbers and then normalized the entire wave.

While it’s not a perfect recording by any stretch, I’m very happy with it and can cherish it for years down the road. Eric began the show with an impromptu solo of “God Save The Queen” in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed earlier in the day. I wanted to dedicate this recording to daspyknows and thank him for all the great EC recordings over the years! One final note, I was reading that this marks the first performance of “The Sky Is Crying” in 38 years!!! Last known performance was in 1984. Crazy! Please share and turn it up!

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Equipment: Sony PCM-A10 > (USB) @ 48kHz > 44.1kHz > Cd Wave
Section 222, Row G - Seat 10

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Disc 1
Track 101. God Save The Queen 1:31
Track 102. Tearing Us Apart 6:15
Track 103. Key To The Highway 5:28
Track 104. River Of Tears 7:12
Track 105. I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man 6:22
Track 106. I Shot The Sheriff 9:38
Track 107. Driftin’ Blues 4:40
Track 108. After Midnight 3:52
Track 109. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out 3:45
49 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Layla 6:03
Track 202. Tears In Heaven 5:15
Track 203. Badge 6:19
Track 204. Wonderful Tonight 4:28
Track 205. Cross Road Blues 5:17
Track 206. The Sky Is Crying 10:56
Track 207. Cocaine 6:23
Track 208. Encore 3:14
Track 209. Before You Accuse Me 7:31
56 mins

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  1. 21 Responses to “ERIC CLAPTON - COLUMBUS 2022”

  2. Pretty much the same show I saw in Tampa in 2021, except he ended it kind of anticlimactically with High Time We Went, and Paul Carrack sang that. (Interestingly Carrack, who had a fair share of hits leading several bands and solo, did not get to sing any of them during the show.) And to think classic rock’s central figure is today not celebrated for his technical prowess or body of work but for having a bad reaction to a virus, opposing government lockdowns, and for some asinine comment he made 45+ years ago when he was drunk.

    By Tony on Oct 8, 2022

  3. Thanks for the show Big O (and of course to ‘live2cd’).

    Slight correction to Tony’s comment though, Mr. Clapton had a bad reaction to the experimental Injections, not to a virus.

    By Haryson Capri on Oct 8, 2022

  4. Gracias BigO, Eric es mucho bueno

    By Rightup Dias on Oct 8, 2022

  5. great post im jackin off and suckin off some coons that are coc slapping me. im in heaven

    By Derrick on Oct 8, 2022

  6. Im sick and tired of these geezer shows.i m sick of all this lame crap

    By Pat Grooms on Oct 8, 2022

  7. i still wouldnt mind to suck on erics’ axe.

    By Pat Grooms on Oct 8, 2022

  8. I love wearing a jockstrap over my nose and pretend its a gas mask

    By Derrick on Oct 9, 2022

  9. Rumor has it Eric gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Oct 9, 2022

  10. A big soft un according to Ms Bebe our queen groupie U L E

    By T J on Oct 9, 2022

  11. I heard smack can give you a case of the limp dik

    By T J on Oct 9, 2022

  12. I sucked off Eric for over an hour and I couldnt get him hard, it was during his heroin period. He definitely was packing a big one but was unable to fuck me

    By DEE DEE Longley on Oct 9, 2022

  13. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Oct 9, 2022

  14. My goodness, now these trolls are signing my name too . Sorry to disappoint, but I was born in 81 so unfortunately I missed the groupie scene . I certainly would have loved to suck Eric’s big dic k though, had I been alive in the seventies. He was sooo hot back then . My parents loved him . I bet I could have kept him hard .

    By Dee Dee Longley on Oct 9, 2022

  15. This is one big dude I hear . Got a big ole giant hoagie in his trousers. He’s big in the britches

    By ELU on Oct 9, 2022


    I sucked off the entire group

    By DEE DEE Longley on Oct 9, 2022

  17. I sucked off a Mexican behind the produce stand

    By U L E on Oct 9, 2022

  18. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Oct 10, 2022

  19. Never got the craze about this guy. Concert tickets go from $100 and up and he’s mostly playing covers. 18 songs in this show and 12 were written by other people!

    I’ll take more of DEE DEE’s playlist or Sir Lord Baltimore links on repeat.

    By Sumdh Umfuqh on Oct 12, 2022

  20. I’m sick your crap too, Sumdh Umfuqh .You’re reported too.

    By Confederate Bob on Oct 12, 2022

  21. awwww I hurt the poor redneck’s feelings! None of your reporting has done anything. You HHH and the rest of your a-hole multiple personalities would be the first to go if anyone.

    By Sumdh Umfuqh on Oct 13, 2022

  22. Don’t report me bro !

    By U L E on Oct 13, 2022

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