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Eric Clapton image by Ros O'Gorman

Eric Clapton image by Ros O'Gorman

Eric Clapton Performs Fifty Years Further On Up The Road In Atlanta

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on April 2, 2013

in Live,News

Eric Clapton is in the midst of his Fifty Years Further On Up the Road tour celebrating his 50th year in the business, bringing the show to Gwinnett Arena in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday night.

Eric Clapton image by Ros O'Gorman

Eric Clapton image by Ros O'Gorman

This year, he has added new members to his regular crew of Chris Stainton, Willie Weeks, Michelle John and Sharon White with Doyle Bramhall II, Steve Jordan, Greg Leisz and vocalist Paul Carrack.

The set list for the show spanned almost all of Clapton’s career from three Cream classics to three from his Derek and the Dominos project to numerous of his solo works. Surprisingly, he only included one song from his latest, Old Sock, while reprising three classics from 1977’s Slowhand and three from the Robert Johnson salute sessions.

Clapton also let Carrack take center stage for two of his own hits, How Long from his days as lead singer of Ace and Tempted from his time with Squeeze. Paul also closed out the show with a cover of Joe Cocker’s High Time We Went.

Main Set

  • Hello Old Friend (from No Reason to Cry, 1976)
  • My Father’s Eyes (from Pilgrim, 1998)
  • Tell the Truth (from Derek & the Dominos’ Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, 1970)
  • Gotta Get Over (from Old Sock, 2013)
  • Black Cat Bone (Albert Collins cover)
  • Gotta Get Better In A Little While (from Derek & the Dominos’ In Concert, 1973)
  • Tempted (Paul Carrack on lead) (from Squeeze’s East Side Story, 1981)
  • Badge (from Cream’s Goodbye, 1969)
  • Driftin’ Blues (from E.C. Was Here, 1975)
  • Lay Down Sally (from Slowhand, 1977)
  • Tears In Heaven (from Unplugged, 1992)
  • Layla (from Derek & the Dominos’ Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, 1970)
  • Wonderful Tonight (from Slowhand, 1977)
  • How Long (Paul Carrack on lead) (from Ace’s Five-a-Side, 1974)
  • Stones in My Passway (from the DVD Sessions For Robert J, 2004)
  • Love In Vain (from Me and Mr. Johnson, 2004)
  • Crossroads (from Cream’s Wheel’s of Fire, 1968)
  • Little Queen Of Spades (from Me and Mr. Johnson, 2004)
  • Cocaine (from Slowhand, 1977)


  • Sunshine Of Your Love (from Cream’s Disraeli Gears, 1967)
  • High Time We Went (Paul Carrack on Lead) (Joe Cocker cover)
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