Eric Clapton - Eppelheim, Germany
Heidelburg, Germany - June 17, 1977 - CD-R2 - 62:26/47:46 - Aud 3

Disc 1:                            Disc 2:

1.Hello Old Friend                 1.Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out 
2.Sign Language                    2.Have You Ever Loved a Woman
3.Alberta                          3.Steady Rollin' Man
4.I Shot the Sheriff               4.Layla (missing beginning)
5.Knockin' On Heaven's Door        5. Further On Up The Road       
6.Tell The Truth
                                                                                                                                                7.I Can't Find My Way Home 
8.Key to the Highway 

Comments: The crowd is a hoot on this one. The first part of the show is typical of the period, very laid-back. Eric really doesn't play any lead until the outro of "Sheriff" when he cuts loose with an extended solo, which really gets the crowd going. In retrospect, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that by the late 70s, Eric's rock days seemed long behind him and who knew he would come back so strong in the 1980s and 1990s? So when EC finishes his solo, the crowd near the taper is exuberant: "Clapton Ain't Dead!" ... "Pretty Good for an OLD MAN!" ... "Just like the Fillmore Days!". After a nice performance of "Badge" someone near the taper
asks, laughing, "Got your money's worth?". Disc 2 begins with a quiet version of "Nobody Knows You..." which is unfortunately marred by some idiots who decide to scream into the quiet performance. EC begins "Have You..." with a long, graceful solo, lasting almost 5 minutes before the vocal. And after "Layla", applauding to bring EC back onto the stage for an encore, someone says "he wouldn't DARE leave!!!". Of course EC doesn't, and comes back with a nice uptempo performance of "Further On Up the Road." Source: CAS -> CAS -> CD-R. A fair audience recording with some tape hiss, and lots of crowd noise, but still a fun listen from EC's more "laid back" period.