Eric Clapton - Little Rock ROCKS!
Little Rock, Arkansas - June 11, 2004 - CD-R2 - Aud 2
Comments: This is an absolutely awful audience recording, plagued by a simply amazing amount of hiss as well as a good deal of tape-based wow and flutter. It's amazing that one will find such an embarassingly awful recording in the 21st century - particularly considering that there are numerous shows recorded in the late 1960 with cheap condenser mics that sound far better! Tragicially, Geetarz' Law (The Best Performances beget the Worst Recordings and Vicey Versa) holds true and this is truly one of the best performances of EC's 2004 Tour. "Walk Out in the Rain" features uncharacteristically agressive solos from EC, who also dedicates "I Want a Little Girl" to the recently departed singer Ray Charles. Both "Layla" and "Cocaine" are positively breathtaking, with EC and band in full rock-n-roll mode. Anyone who can overlook the deficiencies in the recording will be well rewarded by a great performance.