January 27, 2011

Concert #60 - Eric Clapton at the Forum (May 1, 1990)

My third encounter with EC. The first time he had Phil Collins drumming for him. The second time he enlisted Mark Knopfler to be in his band. So who's it gonna be this time, I was asking myself.

Well, for his encore, EC brought out a musician who did not need introduction, and fittingly, didn't get introduced: George Harrison, who just happened to be in town to record the Traveling Wilburys' first album. Standing side-by-side, Eric & George first traded a few blues licks, then they played "Crossroads" and "Sunshine Of Your Love". Sadly, they did not do "Badge", but it was lots of fun anyway.

This gig was part of Eric's "Journeyman" world tour, in support of the album of the same title. The show opened with three songs from "Journeyman", then continued with some of his best known songs, including some from his days with Cream and Blind Faith.

The band included only musicians I had heard of before, among them Alan Clark of Dire Straits fame.


Eric Clapton – guitar / vocals
Phil Palmer – guitar
Greg Phillinganes – keyboards
Alan Clark – keyboards
Nathan East – bass / vocals
Steve Ferrone – drums
Ray Cooper – percussion

  1. Pretending
  2. No Alibis
  3. Running On Faith
  4. I Shot The Sheriff
  5. White Room
  6. Can’t Find My Way Home (Nathan East - vocals)
  7. Bad Love
  8. Before You Accuse Me
  9. Old Love
  10. Tearing Us Apart
  11. Wonderful Tonight
  12. Band Introduction
  13. Cocaine
  14. A Remark You Made
  15. Layla
  16. Blues Improvisation (with George Harrison)
  17. Crossroads (with George Harrison)
  18. Sunshine Of Your Love (with George Harrison) (Nathan East - vocals)
George Harrison & Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton's concert at the Forum - Bootleg CD

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