Venue: Event Halle, Messe Basel
Eric Clapton – Guitar / Vocals
Andy Fairweather Low – Guitar / Vocals
Chris Stainton – Keyboards
Paul Carrack – Keyboards / Vocals
Dave Bronze – Bass
Henry Spinetti – Drums
Michelle John – Backing Vocals
Sharon White – Backing Vocals
First of two shows. Eric Clapton headlines the final two evenings of the annual indoor music festival, Baloise Session.
Five songs at this concert were written by JJ Cale and performed as a tribute: “Don’t Go To Strangers,” “Since You Said Goodbye,” After Midnight,” “Call Me The Breeze,” and “Cocaine.” “After Midnight,” rarely featured in a set list, was performed in the style of JJ Cale, rather than the way it was recorded in the studio by Eric (1970 and 1987).
01. Don’t Go To Strangers
02. Knock On Wood
03. Key To The Highway
04. Hoochie Coochie Man
05. Got My Mojo Working
06. Since You Said Goodbye
07. After Midnight
08. Call Me The Breeze
09. Gin House
10. How Long (Paul Carrack – vocals)
12. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
13. Goodnight Irene
16. Wonderful Tonight
18. Little Queen Of Spades
20. High Time We Went (Paul Carrack – vocals)
Review by Kornel Ringli
I have just returned from tonight’s show in Basel. It was my 18th EC gig and definitely one that stands out. The venue was small (1500 people), almost like a club. Crisp sound. And I was very close to the stage. The setlist was quite surprising and contained many JJ Cale songs. Key To The Highway, Since You Said Goodbye, After Midnight (new version) and Pretending were my favorites.
Review by Heidi Widmer
What a fantastic show! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Several songs were in memory of JJ Cale and After Midnight was therefore rendered as JJ Cale used to play it. So emotional.