Live from Madison Square Garden

Live from Madison Square Garden

by Eric Clapton, Steve WinwoodEric Clapton


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This two-CD live album features historic performances by former bandmates Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, jamming together for the first time in 40 years: including Blind Faith's "Presence of the Lord," "Can't Find My Way Home," and "Had to Cry Today," plus Clapton's "After Midnight," "Tell the Truth," "Crossroads," and "Forever Man" and Winwood's "Dear Mr. Fantasy," "Glad," and "Well All Right."

Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/2009
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0093624979883
catalogNumber: 517584
Rank: 46127

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Clapton   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Steve Winwood   Primary Artist,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Chris Stainton   Keyboards
Willie Weeks   Bass
Ian Thomas   Drums

Technical Credits

Sam Myers   Composer
J.J. Cale   Composer
Jim Capaldi   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Joe Walsh   Composer
Steve Winwood   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Jerry Allison   Composer
Eric Clapton   Composer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Pete Jackson   Executive Producer
Joe Mauldin   Composer
Otis Rush   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Tom Whalley   Executive Producer
Michael "Fire" Eaton   Executive Producer
James Towler   Engineer
James Pluta   Producer
John Beug   Executive Producer
Scooter Weintraub   Producer
Ellen Wakayama   Art Direction
John McDermott   Producer

Customer Reviews

Live from Madison Square Garden 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Jimmynyehowell More than 1 year ago
The groans that may understandably leak from the glazed lips of the adults out there should be silenced. No, this is hardly the painful experience you might imagine. I suppose we should be pleased that these two towering rock giants are alive to even pull off this project. All the expected tunes are here, in starightforward arrangements, with the original voices covering their respective tunes. Winwood still possesses incredible pipes and Clapton more than manages to stay awake. The Hendrix tribute is fitting and moving. For any so called Dinosaurs in the readership, this is right up your alley.
Magnum-1 More than 1 year ago
A fine double disc live album, with one of the most unlikely reunions around. After not performing together in almost 40 years, since the fall out of the group Blind Faith, Clapton appeared on one of Winwood's studio albums. Then they did several performances at Madison Square Garden (from which this recording was taken) and they then embarked on a tour. This live album is quite good with a number of unexpected but wonderful song choices. The songs pull largely from Blind Faith's single album (though "Sea of Joy" is strangely absent), the band Traffic, and lots of electric blues. The pair stays away from the majority of their big hits. For example Winwood's work with the Spencer Davis Group is absent as is his biggest solo hit "Higher Love." Same goes for Clapton, as there are no Cream songs and his big hits like "Wonderful Tonight" and "Layla" are missing. These aren't complaints but if you are the type of listener who only wants BIG hits this is probably not for you. As with most Clapton live albums there is no on stage banter or conversations with the audience, this show is simply wall to wall music. And the liner notes are way too sparse with a few pictures and composition credits but nothing more (possibly a marketing ploy to make you buy the companion DVD documentary). As for the performances they are quite good, Winwood is in spectacular voice, his organ and guitar work (though often covered by Clapton's guitar) is also great, reminding us why he was once one of the most promising musicians around. This is also Winwood's only Live album so it holds a special value. Clapton also pulls out some great riffs and even though there are many (possibly too many) Clapton live albums this is one of the better ones with a large number of songs that are not available on his other live recordings. Overall this will surely please fans of Blind Faith and Traffic as well as the pairs die hard fans. Not a great album but certainly a very very good one.
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dried_squid More than 1 year ago
Can't get much closer to Blind Faith. I selected the CD over the DVD for emotional reasons. I don't need to see it. For me, in most instances, I prefer to listen to music, not see it. I can read music, but that's another story. Listening to music, as the artist interprets it ... is my piece of cake. I like Cream and Blind Faith, so I'm happy.
SYost More than 1 year ago
The most important album of either one of their careers.
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LarsandSyd More than 1 year ago
Open up a bit low but when they turn to third track the soulfulness is there and they pump up. They sound like you want Clapton and Winwood to do. You know Claptons guitar and Winwoods voice as characters, not surprising but solid and good vibrations. More unexpected is the the tracklist. Buy, you know what you like in your wardrobe.