One More Car, One More Rider is a live album by Eric Clapton.
It was recorded at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California on the 18 & 19 August 2001 and was released in November 2002.
At the time, it was thought that this would be the last time Clapton would tour the world. We now know those comments weren’t true as there have been more tours and more live albums.
Eric Clapton One More Car One More Rider
1. Key To The Highway
3. Got You On My Mind
4. Tears In Heaven
5. Bell Bottom Blues
6. Change The World
7. My Father’s Eyes
8. River Of Tears
9. Goin’ Down Slow
10. She’s Gone
1. I Want A Little Girl
3. Hoochie Coochie Man
4. Have You Ever Loved A Woman?
6. Wonderful Tonight
8. Sunshine Of Your Love
9. Over The Rainbow
We have a set that includes plenty of Clapton classics including quite a rare version of Layla together with tracks from the more recent albums, Reptile and Pilgrim.
Playing on this album are:
Eric Clapton – Guitar, vocals
Andy Fairweather-Low – Guitar, background vocals
Billy Preston – Hammond B-3, keyboard instruments, vocals
David Sancious – Keyboards, melodica
Nathan East – Bass guitar, backing vocals
Steve Gadd – Drums
That’s a great band of professional players and they give Clapton a very solid base. The album has a lovely relaxed feel to it without any sloppiness.
On its own, I think this album sounds very good but few of us, even me with my love of live albums, wants every Eric Clapton live album.On the quiet and gradually over the years, I’ve collected quite a few but there aren’t many I listen to regularly.
Instead I think most of us want to be selective and find the best, most interesting and most historic of his live recordings.
The problem is that he’s had such a long career, first as the fiery blues guitar player for Cream and Derek & the Dominos, then as the classic rock star in the mid to late 1970s. Since then he’s been both recycling and trying to reinvent himself.
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Buying One More Car, One More Rider]
To help you to find the album quickly and easily, I’ve given you the following links:
- Amazon.com as a CD or mp3
- Amazon.co.uk as a CD or mp3
- iTunes as a digital download
- eBay as a CD
It’s still worth checking around on the websites to make sure that there isn’t a more up-to-date or less expensive option. There is also the option of a DVD.
What Do You Think?
Do you think that this album is the best Eric Clapton live album?
What do you like or dislike about it?
The Best Live Albums Ever
I haven’t included this in either of the main best album polls that Clapton albums might feature – best blues rock live albums or best classic rock live albums.
My aim is to help you to find the best live albums through readers polls, my own reviews and from bringing in Amazon reviews.
You can see the complete list of readers polls at Live Album Polls.