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Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood's Last Night

02 Jun 2011

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood's Last Night

Yesterday evening, Eric Clapton and former Blind Faith bandmate, Steve Winwood, concluded their 11-night residency at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Support was provided by Andy Fairweather Low And The Low Riders, with Andy playing his incredible 105th concert at The Royal Albert Hall. He commended Clapton on stage describing the show as unbelievable. You can find Andy's recent best of album 'Best of Andy Fairweather Low - The Low Rider' here.

In this final concert Eric and Steve pulled out all the stops for their 20-song strong set. Highlights included a beautiful rendition of Ray Charles's 'Georgia' and an incendiary cover of Jimi Hendrix's 'Voodoo Chile' - the original 1968 recording of which featured Steve Winwood on organ.

The encore was a version of Traffic's 'Dear Mr Fantasy', heavily-requested throughout the night. The lyrics to this song were famously penned by Jim Capaldi, and it is the title to our forthcoming limited edition Dear Mr Fantasy. Steve Winwood has written a lot of text for this upcoming book, and will be taking part in the book's signing.

Other than this, the evening included a fabulous mix of songs including hits of Eric's - including an acoustic 'Layla' - and naturally a lot of music from Blind Faith. 'Presence of the Lord' and 'Can't Find My Way Home' were just two of the highlights. Genesis subscribers wishing to catch Eric on tour this year should click here for further information.

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