He may have played the last world tour of his career, but fans can still catch Eric Clapton in concert.
On November 13, the guitar hero will issue Live in Hyde Park on DVD. The 90-minute recording captures Clapton’s 1996 performance at London’s Hyde Park in front of more than 150,000 fans. The disc includes two bonus tracks not on the original 1998 VHS release: a cover of Muddy Waters’ “Hoochie Coochie Man” and the blues standard “It Hurts Me Too.”
During the show, Clapton played songs from Cream — the group he formed in the ’60s with bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker — and his solo years. Tracks included “Badge,” “Layla,” “White Room,” “Tearing Us Apart,” “Old Love,” “I’m Tore Down,” “Have You Ever Loved a Woman,” “Holy Mother” and the Bob Marley classic “I Shot the Sheriff.” Clapton was backed by the East London Gospel Choir and the Kick Horns on “Everyday I Have the Blues,” “Five Long Years” and “Wonderful Tonight.”
The free concert also featured sets by Bob Dylan, the Who and Alanis Morissette, though none of these performance are on Live in Hyde Park, Clapton’s sixth home video release.
The guitarist will perform at “The Concert for New York City” at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. The benefit show, whose lineup also includes Paul McCartney, the Who, Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child, Backstreet Boys and Billy Joel, will air live on VH1 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, 6 p.m. CT (see “Jay-Z Added To Concert For New York” ).