Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Doyle Bramhall II - guitar, backing vocals
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Willie Weeks - bass
Abe Laboriel Jr - drums
Michelle John - backing vocals
Sharon White - backing vocals
01. Tell The Truth
02. Key To The Highway
03. Hoochie Coochie Man
04. Here But I'm Gone
05. Outside Woman Blues
06. Isn't It A Pity
07. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
09. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
10. Motherless Child
11. Travelling Riverside Blues
12. Running On Faith
13. Motherless Children
14. Little Queen of Spades
15. Before You Accuse Me
16. Wonderful Tonight
19. Crossroads (encore)
Review by Nadja T / Switzerland
Today’s concert was my 29th and it will rank within the very best Eric Clapton concerts I have heard. I can hardly remember when a full EC concert almost overwhelmed me. Exceptions are the all blues tour from 1994 – 1995 and this past February with Steve Winwood. Usually, there are always a few songs that feel like a job. Well, not tonight. It was concise, fierce and simply stunning. The show started with a great sounding "Tell The Truth" leading straight into a very good "Key To The Highway". After "Hoochie Coochie Man" with Chris’ first solo of many tonight, came a gentle intro by EC leading into a stunning version of "Here But I’m Gone". You could feel the intense energy and Doyle’s wah wah added the extra touch to it.
"Outside Woman Blues" was fierce and angry and lead into a wonderful "Isn’t It A Pity". The energy and fierceness continued on with a phenomenal "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad" with smiles from everyone on stage and EC and Doyle playing off each other with EC offering an extended outro and Doyle adding a masterful jazzy feel to it.
"Driftin’" sounded simply fantastic. "Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out" lead straight into a great "Motherless Child". "Travelling Riverside Blues" had Chris soloing on keyboards again and EC’s slide playing sounded so much more than the usual with lots more energy.
"Running On Faith" sounded great with the back-up singers, Sharon and Michelle, and more guitar effects from Doyle. The masterful "Motherless Children" was concice, intense and angry. As always, "Little Queen of Spades" had solos from everyone with Chris giving the piano keys a beating, Doyle bending the notes and a fierce solo from EC. "Before You Accuse" with shining Doyle and Chris and smiles from everyone lead into "Wonderful Tonight". "Layla" and "Cocaine" were both fierce and awsome with Doyle adding a great rhythm and wah wah and Chris delivering another energetic solo. "Crossroads" finished the show with a roar.
I’m stunned! It just sounded right tonight. This is what I would like all EC concerts to sound like.
Review by Ben / Regensberg, Bavaria, Germany
This was my very first time at a Clapton concert and I was swept right off my feet when "Tell the Truth" began. Seriously, I thought to myself "This can’t be real, they’re not playing live, it must be a playback." Of course it wasn’t. It was just an incredible band playing fantastic music under the direction of one of the world’s greatest guitar players. I guess my personal highlight was the outro solo to "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad" because seeing Doyle (left-handed!) and Eric (right-handed!) standing next to each other with their guitars was my favourite picture of the evening. "Little Queen of Spades" was another 10-minute sparkler with incredible solos. All in all thiss was probably the greatest evening in 2008 for me!