Advantages This is a live peformance
Disadvantages It's not a triple album
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|Cover / Inlay Design and Content|
|Value for Money|
|How does it compare to the artist's other releases||Outstanding|
|How does it rate alongside the competition||Outstanding|
One More Car, One More Rider by Eric ClaptonWhen this album came out I hadn't made my annual pilgrimage to see Mr Clapton for a few years as he seemed to be taking a break. So I was having withdrawal symptoms of live music at its best and that's what you get from this artist his best at every performance. So it was with great relief that I received this CD for a present for Christmas 2003. . Although in 2004 I saw him at the M.E.N. in Manchester.
When putting the CDs on I would make sure you're not interrupted as this is a live CD.Tracks on the first CD Open with a sit down set.
1. Key To The Highway - written by William Broonzy and Charles Seegar - This song kicks the
album off and it is one of the best and most covered blues. Most famously by Brownie McGhee
& Sonnie Terry. But put this album on and you hear the audience cheering and welcoming the
band on stage with a thank you from Eric and then an acoustic solo guitar with a few chords being
expertly finger picked. Then Eric leads into the opening sequence of this famous song,
The vocals open with ....... "I got the Key to the Highway, where I'm bound to go, I'm gonna leave
here running, cause walkin's far to slow"....... the song goes on and includes some great acoustic
guitar work and vocals until the audiences warm applause at the end of the first track.
As this song ends Eric tells the audience Thank you "that tonight we're gonna do a selection of stuff from the past and the present, that was a new song, this is an old one by Joe Turner called"
3. Got You On My Mind - still carrying on the acoustic set this old one is dare I say a beautiful song!
The vocals leading off with "Got you on my mind every time I hear your name", this song has to be
heard to get the full impact of how the song sounds there are some wonderful backing vocals with
Eric calling Andy (Andy Fairweather Low) to give the songs only guitar solo and there is plenty of
good keyboard work with Eric supplying fine guitar backing.
5. Bell Bottom Blues - Continues this fine acoustic set with the keyboard providing the fill ins, The
song continues "It's all wrong, it's all right, the acoustic guitar work is as good as any electric solos
usually expected with the rest of the band playing their part. A guitar fil ends this song with a
Thank you from Eric.
7. Father's Eyes - So to Electric guitar with some fine opening guitar to set up a quite moody song,
the atmosphere is electric and the band are starting to warm up. This is another fairly new song
that matures with age and is fast becoming a favourite with audiences. This has one guitar solo
that is not more than a few bars Eric letting the keyboards come to the fore. The electric guitar
plays this out with Eric traversing the whole fret board in his playing ending on some notes that
can only be described as ringing like bells. He never fails to thank his audience at the end of his
9. Going Down Slow - written by St Louis Jimmy - This is a fine blues song arguably for me the best
on the album with fine vocals, keyboard and guitar solos throughout, with the Bass and Drums
featuring prominently towards the close of the track. Finished of with a guitar solo and into the
first chord of
Tracks on second CD carry on with the electric set1. I Want A Little Girl - written by Murray Mencher and Billy Mull - The keyboards open this up with
2. Badge - written by Eric Clapton and George Harrison - This has been done many time by Eric
and he could play this in his sleep, he is surrounded with talented musicians and this song really
soars with excellent guitar solos. Badge shows how Eric covers the whole of the fret board with
his playing and the Bass is brilliant. David Sanchez is playing an instrument or attachment, I dont know what it is called but there is a fine solo using that instrument which requires a length of tube to the mouth connected to the keyboards, ends by fading the
4. Have You Ever Loved A Woman - written by Billy Myles - The blues at it's very best Eric leads
into this track with some of the finest guitar playing that you will ever hear, and sings " Have you
ever loved a woman, so much you tremble in pain, when all the time you know she bears another
mans name." all the time giving those solos with a great piano solo in the middle, followed by
keyboards, the audience cheering throughout and with the final verse and ending with a fiery
guitar solo, The biggest cheer of the night and a thank you from Eric. I've changed my mind I
have two best tracks on this album and this is the second.
6. Wonderful Tonight - written by Eric Clapton - Eric always plays this well, some nights better than
others and as mentioned before he was having a particularly good night on this occasion.
Another faultless performance on the guitar and vocals. With the band having plenty of the solos.
Eric finishing off with a solo.
8. Sunshine Of Your Love - written by Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Pete Brown - Another classic
played without fault, the vocals shared with the bassist Nathan East, Eric is on fire with his
playing. The playing of this song usually means that the Concert is coming to a close and so it
was and onto,
Eric concludes with God Bless You thank you very much and goodnight.Conclusion
I love the work of Eric Clapton as you probably would have gathered. But if you haven't got this album and like any of the songs played here you won't be disappointed with the purchase.Thanks for reading.
© dvdsprks2 2007
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Release Date: 2002-11-04, Audio CD, WARNER BROS
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