I've never heard Clapton better

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  1. DM426

    DM426 Member

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    YMMV, but I thought this performance was sublime. It seemed like he was so completely into it, everything else just ceased to exist. And then he and the music were one.

    What more can any musician ask for.

     
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    supergenius365 Silver Supporting Member

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    Completely agree.

    What a great band as well. Steve Gadd alone would be great, but add Willie Weeks on bass....damn.
     
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    Great video OP! Here's another version from a Hyde Park concert:

     
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    That was excellent. EC can still bring it, and he's almost 70. I just hope to still be on the right side of the grass when I'm 70.

    I will never understand the hate that EC, Joe Bonamassa, and John Mayer get here, other than as jealousy.
     
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    Totally agree. I saw him do ISTS back in the mid 80's and it was a highlight of the show then. This one reminds me of that moment.
     
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    Splitting hairs perhaps, but I have heard better.

     
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    I just finished Clapton's autobiography. He had a pretty wild life. He's one of my favorite musicians ever. There are better players, better singers, better song writers, but Clapton put together such a great body of work that touched on so many genres.
     
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    If you're looking for Clapton in the zone, this is the best recording I can think of.

     
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    Yeah, the '97 Hyde Park concert was the ultimate... wow. He does the arrangements different, the band is spot on and it's the full meal deal band... amazing . Sure, by today's standards there are better players; Robben Ford , Sco, etc. But few as tasty or good at songwriting!
     
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    Cream for me..... OP clip did not do it for me at all. Different strokes for different folks!
     
  11. Me Again

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    My sentiments exactly. What a career.
     
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    I'm a huge Clapton fan, but I never liked his cover(s) of "I Shot the Sheriff."
    It always sounds like a lounge act to me.

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  13. mdrake34

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    According to his autobiography, Clapton didn't particularly care for it either. He was talked into recording it when he didn't want to, and he didn't want to include it on the album, but it was not only included but released as a single.

    He said Bob Marley called him and told him he liked it, but he couldn't understand anything else he said, lol.
     
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    Agree. Clapton got me into guitar playing, still a huge fan of so much of his work. But also a huge Marley fan and this cover is just bad... and always has been.
     
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    I think what Clapton didn't hear was the word "royalties". And then that would make sense.
     
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    The journeyman, 24 nights, and from the cradle CDs are from an era when he was firing on all cylinders, in my opinion. That's not to take away from parts of other eras, but for those couple of years he seemed to be consistently high level.
     
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    I always liked this one for tone and playing. EC doesnt move me as much as others, but I could listen to this all day.

     
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    If we're talking both singing and playing I think this is as good as anything he ever did. His delivery of those lyrics are spot on
     
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    now THAT's how a 335 should sound!
     
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    No comment, other than I'd rather hear him playing the blues on an ES-335. That's when he's really in the zone.
     

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