Sandwiched between two tragedies, this is a relaxed Eric Clapton who was simply entertaining. Music fan Geetarz, well known on the internet, calls the show a blistering performance.
On August 27, 1990 guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, who was touring with Clapton, and two members of their road crew were killed in a helicopter crash between concerts. On March 20, 1991, Clapton's son, Conor, who was four and a half, died when he fell from the 53rd-story window of his mother's (Italian model Lory Del Santo) New York City apartment.
Whatever his feelings about Stevie Ray Vaughan's death, Clapton kept to himself. But he took his time to get warmed up and one might be forgiven for thinking that here truly was a journeyman, just getting the job done. The opening Pretending and No Alibis were more like finger exercises (though some fans have claimed that these were top-notched performances) but Clapton really soared with I Shot The Sheriff and Old Love. From then on, this was a Clapton who easily had the crowd eating out of his hands.
This show has existed in various forms - for example, Montevideo Blues (United) is missing Crossroads and Sunshine Of Your Love. There is also an abrupt cut between I Shot The Sheriff and White Room. Eric Clapton - Estádio Centenário is a two-CD set of the full show but "flawed by a few small skips," according to Geetarz. This Paddington set is actually a three-CD version (Disc Three is the segment by Mick Taylor) and with the show intact, plus a superb sound (soundboard? and with the audience nicely mixed in), fans can now cast the other versions aside.
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