Sunday, December 30, 2012

Eric Clapton & Friends - 2007-12-31 - Woking, Surrey, UK

Eric Clapton & Friends (performing as 'Complete Abandon')
with special guests Joe Walsh, Pete Townshend, and Ringo Starr
Woking Leisure Center, Woking, Surrey, UK

Soundboard recording, excellent quality (Mid Valley MVR 594/595)
mp3 @ 320K
Artwork included

Happy New Year Everyone! For this year's New Year's Eve Concert presentation here is a unique show (in great quality) from Eric Clapton and some very special friends. Apparently, this is something that Eric has done regularly, that is, perform on New Year's Eve at a small venue in Woking with a different 'band' name each time, as part of a 'dry' NYE show (apparently, the show is partly sponsored by a local Alcoholics Anonymous chapter). In 2007, the band was called 'Complete Abandon', and in addition to such notable players as Gary Brooker and Andy Fairweather Low, also featured guest appearances by Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr, and Pete Townshend. The setlist consists primarily of old Rock 'n Roll and Blues standards and classics, and is certainly not a typical Clapton show, but it is a good old-fashioned rollickin' good time, and represents a unique one-of-kind show experience. So, here is Eric and Friends as Complete Abandon in a great NYE show. Enjoy!

Disc 1
1. Introduction
2. Knock On Wood
3. Reconsider Baby
4. You Can't Judge A book By Looking at the Cover
5. Sea Cruise
6. Gin House
7. Rockin' Robin
8. Rocky Mountain Way
9. Boys
10. Honey Don't
11. Old Black Joe

Disc 2
1. Auld Lang Syne
2. In The Midnight Hour
3. Hoochie Coochie Man
4. Lucille
5. Blueberry Hill
6. We Shall Not Be Moved
7. Goodnight Irene
8. Three Steps to Heaven
9. Cocaine
10. A Whiter Shade of Pale
11. Shake Rattle and Roll
12. Little Queenie

'Complete Abandon' lineup
Eric Clapton
Henry Spinetti
Dave Bronze
Andy Fairweather Low
Paul Wassif
Chris Stainton
Gary Brooker
Michelle John
Sharon White
Special guests:
Ringo Starr
Pete Townshend
Joe Walsh

Obtained from Viva Les Bootlegs quite awhile back. Thanks!


Alberto said...

thanks!!! great show!

puremagicmatador said...

fabulous sound...great guitar work by EC as always, love Whiter Shade especially

rintesh said...

Thanks for this fabulous show! It sounds like a good audience recording or may be a matrix.