[Slowhand] EC & the Usual Band Offer

ToeKneeF slowhandnj at comcast.net
Thu Jul 15 16:26:25 EDT 2004

While listening to the recorded shows from this tour, I am impressed by 
the renewed intensity in Eric's playing. I'm sure Doyle has contributed 
to it, but I just have to think EC is in a different place as a person 
and that is manifesting itself through his playing. In the past, when EC 
was able to loosen up, away from the formal "TOUR" construct, he would 
demonstrate a greater enthusiasm in his playing. That is why I so 
greatly enjoy listening to the shows he's done, to celebrate the New 
Year, at the Woking Leisure Center. Jane Newell has most generously 
shared these shows with me and now, I would like to share them with my 
fellow Slowhanders.

I believe this is the New Year's Eve show from Dec. 31, 2001 - January 
1, 2002. It sounds like a line recording but, the sound is a little 
overdriven. The musical performances, however, are superb. That is not 
to say that they are technically flawless, I believe only 1 day of 
rehearsal is alloted for the show. What you get are some very fine 
musicians playing the music they love and having FUN doing it. They're 
not doing it for the money, they're doing it for themselves! The set 
list is:

Disc 1
01. Intro
02. Tempted (By The Fruit Of Another) - Paul Carrack
03. Before You Accuse Me - EC
04. Good Golly Miss Molly - Gary Brooker
05. Wonderful Tonight - EC
06. Heard It Through The Grapevine - PC
07. You Win Again - GB
08. Heaven On Earth (La, La, La, La) - Andy Fairweather Low
09. Knock On Wood - EC
10. You Can't Judge A Book (Just By Looking At The Cover) - GB
11. High Heel Sneakers - PC
12. Hoochie Coochie Man - EC
13. Little Queenie - GB

Disc 2
01. Auld Lang Syne - All
02. Midnight Hour - EC
03. Whiter Shade Of Pale - GB
04. Reconsider Baby - EC
05. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - PC
06. Stranger In My Hometown - GB
07. Bring It On Home To Me - PC
08. Lay Down Sally - EC
09. Gin House - AFL
10. Five Long Years - EC
11. Cocaine - EC
12. Whole 'Lotta Shakin' (Going On) - GB
13. Shake, Rattle, and Roll - GB

You know the drill.......Subject line should say either Woking w/burner 
or Woking w/o burner and please state your willingness to offer this 
back to 5 fellow Slowhanders, with no geographical limitations, if you 
do have a burner. Also please include your mailing address. 3 sets go to 
the first responses with a burner and 2 sets go to the first responses 
without a burner...................T

"Anyone who would take the first step without
having thought through the last step is a fool
and should not be allowed in the councils of war"

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