Eric Clapton – Live In Basel 2013 (2013)
Eric Clapton and His Band are wrapping up their 2013 concerts this month with two shows in Basel, Switzerland. The shows are part of the “Baloise Sessions” indoor concert series and happen at the Event Halle in Basel. In front of 1,500 people, Eric and his band peformed a 20-song set on 13 November, including five songs in memory of JJ Cale: “Don’t Go To Strangers” (the opening number), “Since You Said Goodbye,” After Midnight,” “Call Me The Breeze” and “Cocaine.” “After Midnight,” rarely seen in a Clapton set list, was performed in the style of JJ Cale, rather than the way it had been recorded in the studio by Eric (in 1970 and 1987). The seated acoustic portion of the evening was limited to four songs, a bit shorter than the May/June concerts. The acoustic songs at this concert were “Driftin’,” “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out,” “Goodnight Irene,” and “Layla”.