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Eric Clapton And Steve Winwood Release Ltd. Ed. 2-Disc CD/DVD

May 19th, 2009 9:00pm EDT
Eric Clapton Steve Winwood Live from madison Square GardenAfter their extraordinary sold-out three-nights at Madison Square Garden last year, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood are set to release a 2-disc CD/DVD of their amazing performances on May 19, 2009 from Reprise Records.

The rock legends took the stage together for just three concerts in a highly anticipated collaboration, performing a string of hits that included Blind Faith's "Presence of the Lord," and "Can't Find My Way Home," in addition to Clapton's classics "After Midnight" "Tell the Truth" and "Crossroads" and Steve Winwood's "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "Glad." The limited edition CD/DVD set also includes "The Road to Madison Square Garden," an exclusive documentary which features interviews with both men, as well as rare footage and photographs of Cream, Traffic and Blind Faith. Bonus performances on the DVD include "Lowdown," "Kind Hearted Woman" and "Crossroads."

Both Winwood and Clapton have long and prestigious musical careers with countless honors and awards to their names. Their musical paths connected in 1969 with the formation of Blind Faith, a group that pioneered the fusion of rock and blues into tremendous studio and stage success. Despite critical and popular acclaim, the band was short-lived with only one album and a brief 1969 tour that debuted July 12 at Madison Square Garden and ended August 24th in Hawaii. Since that final show, Winwood and Clapton have remained friends, but had only performed together a few times over the years for an occasional song at a charity event. The 2008 Madison Square Garden shows were the first full Winwood-Clapton concerts in 40 years.

Steve Winwood is currently signed to Columbia Records and released an album of new music, Nine Lives in 2008. Eric Clapton's compilation album Complete Clapton was released in 2008 on Reprise Records.

Awesome: Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood "After Midnight" Live at MSG (player opens in new window/tab)


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CD Disc One
1. Had To Cry Today
2.Low Down
3. Them Changes
4. Forever Man
5. Sleeping In The Ground
6. Presence Of The Lord
7. Glad
8. Well Alright
9. Double Trouble
10. Pearly Queen
11. Tell The Truth
12. No Face, No Name, No Number

CD Disc Two
1. After Midnight
2. Split Decision
3. Rambling On My Mind
4. Georgia On My Mind
5. Little Wing
6. Voodoo Chile
7. Can't Find My Way Home
8. Dear Mr. Fantasy
9. Cocaine

DVD Disc One
1. Had To Cry Today
2. Them Changes
3. Forever Man
4. Sleeping In The Ground
5. Presence Of The Lord
6. Glad
7. Well Alright
8. Double Trouble
9. Pearly Queen
10. Tell The Truth
11. No Face, No Name, No Number
12. After Midnight
13. Split Decision
14. Rambling On My Mind
15. Georgia On My Mind
16. Little Wing
17 .Voodoo Chile
18. Can't Find My Way Home
19. Dear Mr. Fantasy
20. Cocaine

DVD Disc Two
-The Road To Madison Square Garden, an exclusive documentary featuring new interviews with Eric and Steve, together with rare footage and photographs of Cream, Traffic and Blind Faith.
-Rambling On My Mind: The final preparation for the three legendary performances highlighted by an acoustic soundcheck performance by Eric of the Robert Johnson standard "Rambling On My Mind."
-Plus Bonus Madison Square Garden Performances of "Low Down," "Kind Hearted Woman" and "Crossroads."