To be fair most computer speakers are never going to do justice to this music, my lappy ones are useless. Pineman100: Can you still sing and play the high key riff at 63, thought not, another one for the carbolic please.
I haven't seen Clapton live since about 1964, when I went to Golders Green to see John Mayall featuring Clapton. Just me and 30 other fans in a tiny room above the pub under the railway bridge (?Green Man?, can't remember...).
Clapton, of course, was sensational, but the thing I remember most about the gig was Hughie Flint falling off the back of the tiny stage, complete with drum kit :)
Back then, it seemed like a pretty small group of enlightened people thought 'Clapton is God', nice to see CiG carrying the banner after all these years!
Like you, I saw him live in London on several occasions, but for me he has always fallen just short - there are better guitarists and better singers out there. Clapton has tried to sing the blues, but again doesn't quite cut it for me - I can name several much better blues singers.
That's not to say he isn't a great performer - he is, but he isn't a god by a very long chalk..........in my opinion.