Eric Clapton - New Orleans Arena
New Orleans, La. - June 12, 2004 - CD-R2 - Aud 2
Comments: Billy Preston was not at this show due to illness, and as no replacement was on hand Chris Stainton handled all keyboard duties at this performance. With one band member missing, EC and band all stepped up to the plate and performed a great show. Unfortunately, as is the case so often, the best performances are captured on the worst recordings and this is no exception. Sound quality is quite poor, with a lot of analog tape hiss. Frankly this is below the threshold of what one can listen to for enjoyment alone, and as such this recording is pretty much just for the diehard collectors/historians. As Robert Randolph and the Family Band had a previously scheduled performance at the Bonnaroo Festival, the Jimmie Vaughan not only provided the opening act but joined EC on stage for the encore "Sweet Home Chicago".