Great Performances: Season 37, Episode 17

Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood: Live from Madison Square Garden (28 May 2009)

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History rocked and rock made history during a sold-out three-gig stand at Madison Square Garden in late February 2008 when icons Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood performed a concert together ... See full summary »

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History rocked and rock made history during a sold-out three-gig stand at Madison Square Garden in late February 2008 when icons Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood performed a concert together for the first time since their all-too-brief days in the legendary Blind Faith in 1969. Whether they will ever team again is unknown. Written by Anonymous

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23 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood: Live from Madison Square Garden" is a superb concert film. This film successfully and explosively highlights the musical artistry of two undisputed titans on the Blues/Rock Scene of the late 60's. Although Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood made only one album and one tour as 'Blind Faith', this highly rated musical unit paved the way for a new direction in the evolving sounds of Blues, Jazz, Soul, and Folk. In 1968 Clapton's band, 'Cream', was imploding due to personnel differences, and Winwood had left 'The Spencer Davis Group' to form a new jazz flavored outfit called, 'Traffic'. Problems within 'Traffic' led Winwood to team up with guitarist Eric Clapton for a series of jams to further stretch the boundaries of Rock. This interaction led to the formation of 'Blind Faith'. "Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood: Live from Madison Square Garden" is a documentation of some of the better songs from each man's work during this period in their musical history. Clapton staged a reunion with 'Cream' in 2005, and this proved to be a lackluster affair. However, this reunion at Madison Square Garden in 2008 is as fresh, vibrant, and musically challenging as it was in 1969. Each man offers up one-hundred and ten percent of his musical talent, and delivers a blockbuster performance. If you were a fan when 'the sound' was new, or you are exploring the roots of Rock, this concert is A Must See. Also, it must be noted that Netflix graciously provides the entire concert (two hours plus) on a single disc.


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