ERIC CLAPTON AND JEFF BECK - HOTSHOTS

June 30, 2011 – 4:32 am

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ERIC CLAPTON AND JEFF BECK
Two Gunslingers In The O2 [Beano-034, 3CD]

Live at The O2 Arena, London; February 14, 2010. Very good to excellent audience recording.

When fans heard the Japan 2009 shows where Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck teamed up, they were eagerly waiting for THE EVENT to take place in Europe and America. We offered the O2 February 13, 2010 show shortly after it was shared on the net (click here) and Beano has actually packaged the Feb 13 and 14 shows into a six-CD set.

Instead of repeating ourselves, here is the Feb 14 show.

Slowhander posted at collectorsmusicreviews.com:

Stratus is again a highlight and Jeff Beck introduces his new drummer Narada Michael Walken to the audience right after it… Sharon Corr collaborates again on the wonderful Mna Na h-Eireann. People Get Ready melts me and its only downside is its shortness, not even clocking at two minutes! Jeff leaves tranquility behind for the blaring sounds of  the powerful Big Block… Tonight is Imelda May’s turn on vocals. Her voice takes us back to 1950 on a fine orchestral interpretation of Lilac Wine that has grown on me. A Day In The Life is brilliant but Jeff has a surprise left as he delivers a superb account of Puccini’s classic song Nessun Dorma that leaves the crowd asking for more!

Like the previous night, once the stage is ready for Eric, the lights go down and Eric emerges from the darknness with his Martin acoustic guitar in hand and sits down to perform another great version of Driftin’. Probably due to time limitations Layla is dropped tonight. For a while I thought it might be played during the electric set, but unfortunately that did not happen… Running On Faith is a heartfelt song that I enjoy greatly. When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful is played for the second and last time on tour. It would be replaced by I‘ve Got A Rock’n’Roll Heart on the US and Canadian dates to coincide with the promotion of the new Fender themed cellular device from T-Mobile: the limited “my Touch 3G Fender-Eric Clapton Edition”.

Tell The Truth sees EC flub a line just at the beginning of his solo.. Sheriff is as immense as it can get and has to be again a show stealer with a very fluid lead guitar all throughout!! No Wonderful Tonight - EC seems to be in a hurry - and we get such a hell of a blues number as Little Queen Of Spades…

Unlike last night, EC does not leave the stage tonight and Jeff joins him right after Cocaine. Clapton and Beck wrap up the night with the very same fun setlist. For me, highlights have got to be the delicious Moon River, with Beck playing the melody and Clapton singing, Little Brown Bird - always interesting with both guitarists soloing simultaneously - the stomping Wee Wee Baby and Hi Ho Silver Lining, one hell of a discovery for me that weekend!

Both nights are captured in excellent audience quality with slight crowd interferences in places and all six CDs are packed in a fatboy jewelcase with lots of pictures from the shows. So far Beano’s is the only silver release of these memorable, historical shows making it a very recommendable title to own.

Click here for the full review.

Thanks to Andrea82 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

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Disc 4
Track 401. Eternity’s Breath (2.4MB)
Track 402. Stratus (7.4MB)
Track 403. Led Boots (6.2MB)
Track 404. Corpus Christi Carol (5.0MB)
Track 405. Bass Solo by Rhonda Smith (2.9MB)
Track 406. Hammerhead (7.1MB)
Track 407. Mna Na Heireann (10.6MB)
Track 408. People Get Ready (2.6MB)
Track 409. Big Block (9.1MB)
Track 410. Lilac Wine (8.9MB)
Track 411. A Day In The Life (9.8MB)
Track 412. Nessun Dorma (5.8MB)

Disc 5
Track 501. Driftin’ (9.3MB)
Track 502. Nobody Knows You When You’e Down And Out (5.7MB)
Track 503. Running On Faith (9.4MB)
Track 504. When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful (5.7MB)
Track 505. Tell The Truth (9.8MB)
Track 506. Key To The Highway (8.2MB)
Track 507. I Shot The Sheriff (15.6MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 507. I Shot The Sheriff (megaupload link)
Track 508. Little Queen Of Spades (13.5MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 508. Little Queen Of Spades (megaupload link)
Track 509. Cocaine (10.9MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 509. Cocaine (megaupload link)

Disc 6
Track 601. Shake Your Moneymaker (6.2MB)
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Track 602. Moon River (8.2MB)
Track 603. You Need Love (9.6MB)
Track 604. Outside Woman Blues (7.7MB)
Track 605. Little Brown Bird (17.0MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 605. Little Brown Bird (megaupload link)
Track 606. Wee Wee Baby (9.2MB)
Track 607. (I Want To Take You) Higher (10.8MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 607. (I Want To Take You) Higher (megaupload link)
Track 608. Hi Ho Silver Lining (7.3MB)

Jeff Beck & His Band
Jeff Beck - guitar
Jason Rebello - keyboards
Rhonda Smith - bass
Narada Michael Walden - frums
Accompanied by a 12-piece orchestra

Eric Clapton & His Band
Eric Clapton - guitar and vocals
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Walt Richmond - keyboards
Willie Weeks - bass
Steve Gadd - drums
Michelle John, Sharon White - backing vocals

Click on the link to order Eric Clapton albums.

Click on the link to order Jeff Beck’s Emotion & Commotion.

  1. 12 Responses to “ERIC CLAPTON AND JEFF BECK - HOTSHOTS”

  2. hey bigo, thanks! i got clapton & beck-japan, nyc and london shows last year. i was late getting the japan show, but i’ll get this one too. it makes a nice b-day present for myself. i’ll just fill up my drive with free music.

    best,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on Jun 30, 2011

  3. Happy Birthday Ed

    By Admin on Jun 30, 2011

  4. thanks bigo! get on facebook!!! i might be able to get half of this show. i got walk in an hour and a half.

    best,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on Jun 30, 2011

  5. whoops. i was looking at 2.13.10. yes, i’ll be able to get disc 1 right now.

    By Ed Saad on Jun 30, 2011

  6. even if this is discs 4-6, i am going to do mine as 1-3 cause it’s a different show and date. plus, i don’t think i have an album title for 2.13.10. i think, i just have it labeled as eric clapton & jeff beck-the o2 arena, london, england 2.13.10. i will check. i got all of disc 1. i need to fix the tags now.

    best,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on Jun 30, 2011

  7. BigO does it again. Spectacular!

    By TDC on Jun 30, 2011

  8. Thanks bigO! Clapton and Beck- awesome…..

    By Namoosedog on Jul 1, 2011

  9. hey bigo, i got disc 2 or 5. i’ll play it walking.

    thanks for the b-day wish yesterday! i really appreciate it. i talked to carla kihlstedt!!! i love her.

    maybe in the future, you can offer a king crimson show. i don’t have one.

    right now i’m listening to lizzy borden-give ‘em the axe. it’s great metal from the 80’s. i don’t ever stop loving this stuff. i saw lizzy borden open for yngwie j. malmsteen here in b’ham, al at 5 points south music hall in march 2001 with my brother. it did rule. i was right up front for lizzy and then it got way too crowded for yngwie so i moved back a little bit. definitely put up some yngwie. he’s the best guitarist on the planet.

    best,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on Jul 1, 2011

  10. i’m awake, bigo. i’m going to get disc 3 or 6 and tull now.

    By Ed Saad on Jul 2, 2011

  11. oh yeah, you know what’s a good show you offered in april. people do a search for steve miller band-germany. even if jet airliner isn’t on it, get it cause serenade is. it’s great.

    i talked to mary twice yesterday. life is good.

    best,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on Jul 2, 2011

  12. Still hope to hear the Clapton show from 2007 from San Diego that JJ Cale was a guest at. I’ve seen it posted on other sites and a couple of clips on You Tube, but heard the whole show was one of EC’s best in recent years.

    Guess Jeff is into that other Jeff (Buckley) a lot… 2 songs from “Grace” covered here. An instrumental “Hallelujah” with EC and JB could’ve been the new “Little Wing?”

    By Danny on Jul 9, 2011

  13. Hallelujah is Leonard Cohen`s baby.

    By sluggo on Jul 10, 2011

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