Eric Clapton Adds UK Shows, Releases Live Album

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Eric Clapton Live in San Diego with special guest JJ Cale coverUpdate (September 26): Clapton has announced three new shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, for next May 22, 24 and 25.  They will be his only U.K. shows of next year. Clapton will be accompanied by band members Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White and Michelle John. The shows sold out immediately though re-sale tickets are available here.

In case you missed it, here was our report about Clapton’s new live album…

A live recording from a May 15, 2007 Eric Clapton concert in San Diego that features the late J.J. Cale – and other guests – is being released on September 30. The performance was from Clapton’s world tour. Cale – Clapton’s idol, who died in 2013 – appears on five of the tracks. Other guitar greats who join in are Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II and Robert Cray. Eric Clapton Live in San Diego with Special Guest JJ Cale is available on two CDs and as a 3-LP set on Reprise Records. Pre-order is available here.

Earlier this year, Clapton released a solo album, I Still Do. (Read Best Classic Bands‘ review here.)

Among the highlights are “Cocaine,” written by Cale and recorded by Clapton on his 1977 Slowhand album, as well as “Motherless Children,” from 1974’s 461 Ocean Boulevard and the Derek & the Dominos songs “Tell the Truth,” “Got to Get Better in a Little While” and “Layla.” Cray, the tour’s opening act, appears on “Crossroads.” (Full track listing is below.)

Check out the guitar work on the recently released “Motherless Children” video from the performance…

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Here’s “Anyway the Wind Blows” featuring Clapton with Cale, Trucks and Bramhall II…

Eric Clapton Live In San Diego With Special Guest JJ Cale

01. Tell the Truth
02. Key to the Highway
03. Got to Get Better in a Little While
04. Little Wing
05. Anyday
06. Anyway the Wind Blows (with JJ Cale)
07. After Midnight (with JJ Cale)
08. Who Am I Telling You (with JJ Cale)
09. Don’t Cry Sister (with JJ Cale)
10. Cocaine (with JJ Cale)
11. Motherless Children
12. Little Queen of Spades
13. Further On Up the Road
14. Wonderful Tonight
15. Layla
16. Crossroads (with Robert Cray)

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  1. Litsi
    #1 Litsi 30 August, 2016, 17:51

    Clapton sounds great! both guitar and voice

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