Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
March 20, 2017
This was the second night of a brief tour, with few changes from night one. The set was short, virtually no pauses between songs, same setlist as night one, but different sequence. With no second guitar player, Clapton played lead, rhythm and handled all the vocals. Not bad for a man of his age.
Overall I would say the show was satisfying, but far from his best. I do not expect EC to be touring too much longer, and wanted to have one last chance to see him live.
The sound in MSG was surprisingly good, at least where I was sitting. The patch cord from the preamp to my recorder was bad and caused a number of short drop-outs in the left channel, which I patched from the right. I apologize if I missed any. Overall I think the recording is quite good and would have been better without the usual chatter from my neighbors. Sample is attached.
Source: CA-14 cards > CA9100 > Edirol R-09HR @ 24/48 > Kingston SDHC > Audacity- left channel drop-outs patched, tracks split, EQD, downsampled to 16/44.1 > flac (level 8)
Location: Floor Section C
Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Chris Stainton – piano, keyboards
Walt Richmond - organ, keyboards
Nathan East – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Sharlotte Gibson – backing vocals
Sharon White – backing vocals
Gary Clark Jr.
03-Key to the Highway
04-Hoochie Coochie Man
05-I Shot the Sherif
07-Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
09-Tears In Heaven
13-Little Queen of Spades
16-Sunshine of Your Love (Encore)
17-Before You Accuse Me- with Jimmie Vaughan and Gary Clark Jr. (Encore)