1 Apr 04
One day after his 59th Birthday, Eric Clapton was at work in Munich’s Olympiahalle, delighting fans with an outstanding show. Wolfgang Schueer, sent this review to Where’s Eric!:
The Munich show was outstanding – from the very first note till the end. EC was in great form playing some extraordinary solos on CTW, Kind hearted, sheriff – just to name a few. His singing was excellent as usual but his guitar playing really blew me away. Although he played some songs from the new album the show really rocked the audience. You could see that the audience wasn’t familiar with the R. Johnson catalog but the way the songs were arranged they sounded more like fresh rock songs than 70 years old country blues. The new songs were played with more passion and more intensity than on the studio album.
Doyle Bramhall let’s you forget AFL immediately. He added some fine rocking solos and he was a great completion to EC’s playing. I never expected him to be that good when I think back of him as a support act on the Reptile tour.
No word necessary about Steve Gadd and Nathan East – still the driving force behind EC. Chris Stainton was as good as I remember him from the Japan tour and Billy Preston is a class of his own. Although I was a little bit dissapointed that he played only 2 or 3 exceptional solos. The rest of the time you could hear him tastefully accompanying the songs. I would have loved to hear him more often on his hammond organ.
Set List – Munich Germany 31 March 2004: