Australia (Newcastle), April 2004 Review

artist: eric clapton date: 05/06/2004 category: live concerts
eric clapton: Australia (Newcastle), April 2004
Eric seemed much more comfortable with the more bluesy tracks, clearly preffering to widdle away B.B.King style rather than churn out tired versions of his old classics.
 Sound: 6
 Perfomance: 8
 Overall Impression: 8
 Overall rating:
 8.5 
 Reviewer rating:
 7.3 
 Users rating:
 9.7 
 Votes:
 3 
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overall: 7.3
Australia (Newcastle), April 2004 Reviewed by: AcidMother, on may 06, 2004
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Sound: Eric arrived on stage at the Metro Arena in Newcastle and acknowledged the applause from the 11,000+ spectactors, the majority of which paid up to 50 to see the guitar-playing icon. The opening songs, tracks from his pre-unpluged album, were completely marred by the awful and clutered sound and it took around 20 minutes for the sound engineers to rectify ther awful din eminating from the huge P.A. system. // 6

Perfomance: Clapton really delivered on tracks such as the classic 'I Shot the Sherrif' and the Robert Johnson cover 'The`re Red Hot'. Eric seemed much more comfortable with the more bluesy tracks, clearly preffering to widdle away B.B.King style rather than churn out tired versions of his old classics. // 8

Overall Impression: The concerts venue, The Arena in Newcastle, has a notorius reputation for its poor sound and expensive food/drink and adding the this the crowd seemed very hushed despite paying a small fortune for tickets. Despite these factors Clapton lived up to legend status in dramatic fashion and further cemented his reputation as a guitar god. // 8

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