My 2times impressions of Clapton Japan tours
I went to all Clapton fourteen tours in Japan from 1974. In this over 20 years I went almost concerts in Japan.
I'll introduce my short impression of Clapton all tours in Japan.
I couldn't believe I could see Clapton in Japan. It was too exciting I didn't remember details. Clapton played "Let It Grow" only this tours. I want to hear once more.
1975:2nd Japan tour
In those days Everyone thronged under the stage. Firstly Clapton played "Layla". "Tell The Truth" was played very long.
1977:3rd Japan tour
Opening was The Core ( You can hesr in Crossroads2 ). I like this. Marcy Levy was good well.
1979:4th Japan tour
I was so happy that I knew live recording at Budoukan. It was named "Just One Night". In this concert "Layla" was played short version for record. But I thought it was not so good. We couldn't hear "Layla" in "Just One Night" as expected.
1981:5th Japan tour
I was pleased with "Another Ticket". I like this very much. Recently we can't hear this.
In those days "Layla" was played the first half tune. Clapton played solo guitar over 10 minutes in "Layla". I like piano part. Do you think so ?
In this tour I could hear "Shadow of pale". I could heared "She's Waiting".
1985:6th Japan tour
I like this tour. You can see this tour situation in video. Clapton tours were always simple. But in this tour they were absorbed in lighting system. "Let It Rain" was good.
1987:7th Japan tour
In this tour I could hear Robert Crey. "Lay Down Sally" was played using fadeout technique with lighting system. It was good.
1988:8th Japan tour
This Tour was jointed with Elton Jhon and Mark Noprer. It was great tour. In this tour I could hear slow version "After Midnight". This Tour was telecasted and I recorded. It's a my treasure.
1990:9th Japan tour
This tour was named
"Journey Man Tour". I think this tour was best tour in
Clapton's twelfth Japan Tours. I think his member was great
and Japan tour was last tour in world tour. I could hear
"Bihind The Mask" in Yokohama. I was very happy. Anyway
Clapton played almost same songs in his tours. If you can hear
another song you are luckey.
Before concerts we could hear Layla orchestra tape. It was great. I couldn't hear orchestra nights in London. I want to go to London!!
"Wonderful Tonight" changed good direct. Katie Kasoon's vocal and Clapton guitar were played together. It's great.
1991:10th Japan tour
Clapton jointed with George Harison in Tokyo Dome. Clapton band was good sound in Clapton's music but not so good in George's music. I guess band members practiced not enough. Clapton played only 4 songs. But it was interested in his songs. Clapton played "Old Love""Wonderful Tonight" !!! What do you think?
1993:11th Japan tour
This tour was the tour after "Unplugged". Clapton played blues in the first half concert. And Clapton played popular songs in the after half concert. I like this patern concerts. My greatest pleasure was "Circus Left Town". I love this song.
1995:12th Japan tour
This was so famous tour named "Nothing But The Blues Tour". I play acoustic guitar instead of electric guitar. This tours were very simple. But all concerts were sold out. I was very happy.
1997:13th Japan tour
This Japan tour was like a
set meal. Many famous songs were played. This tour was not my
best favorite tour.
But 4 new songs were very good for me. I'm looking foward to new album. And Joe Sample on Old love was excellent.
I could meet many people at Budoukan and e-mailed many people. It was wonderful for me.
1999:14th Japan tour
I think this Japan tour was
one of the best tour.
EC had very exciting shows. There was no bad show.
We could hear Bell Bottom Blues on unplugged set. I think this is the first in his tours.
Please see detail at the Japn tour corner.
2001:15th Japan tour
I think this Japan tour was
not the best tour.
Same set list, same show time, I think that this tour was without surprise.
I think that long tour is impossible as he says.
I think RAH was the best of this year.
2003:16th Japan tourI think this Japan tour was very good tour.
I lived in Ookurayama town near Yokohama city. The streets were closed nearby my house. I heared new hall constructed. I wished I could see Clapton here. Some years passed, at last I could see Clapton there in '90. I was very happy!