Opening Night at MSG: 2/25/08

Opening Night At MSG: 2/25/08

Set List:

Had To Cry Today
Low Down
Forever Man
Sleeping in the Ground
Presence of the Lord
Glad/Well All Right
Double Trouble
Pearly Queen
Tell the Truth
No Face, No Name, No Number
After Midnight
Split Decision
Ramblin' On My Mind
Georgia On My Mind
Little Wing
Voodoo Chile
Can't Find My Way Home
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Crossroads (Encore)

In The Press:

"The musicians, who formed Blind Faith after Cream and Traffic dissolved, opened the show with Had to Cry Today, from the 1969 supergroup's sole, self-titled album. Vocally, Winwood took the lead with his keening tenor and embellished Clapton's muscular riffing with his own lyrical guitar work. Winwood was again at the fore on Blind Faith's Presence of the Lord."
--Elysa Gardner, USA Today 

"Winwood's highflying vocals added soul to Clapton's "Tell the Truth." The latter's solos brought Traffic's "Pearly Queen" to fuller fruition. And for Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing," they both fell utterly into sync. Peaks that stellar allowed the show's more workmanlike moments to be forgiven, and made one hope we don't have to wait another 40 years to see these two hook up again."
--Jim Farber, New York Daily News 

"At MSG they touched on Winwood's stints in Traffic, busting out "No Face, No Name, No Number," "Pearly Queen" and "Dear Mr. Fantasy," on which Winwood laid down a nasty guitar solo. Clapton sang the blues on "Forever Man," "After Midnight" and "Crossroads." They also played three tracks by their mutual friend Jimi Hendrix: The fourth song of the night was "Changes," from Band of Gypsys, and later in the set they offered the one-two punch of "Little Wing" and "Voodoo Child," with Clapton offering blistering solos. In the middle of the set, Clapton appeared alone, singing "Ramblin' On My Mind," which he first recorded with John Mayall's Blues Breakers in 1966. Following that, Winwood took the stage by himself, pumping his B3 organ and wailing "Georgia on My Mind," which he first recorded with the Spencer Davis Group in 1965."
--Rolling Stone