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EC's last tour of '90's, 1999 Japan Tour has started at Budokan Tokyo from
At ten past seven, the lights went off and the music from TDF album stopped.
Eric was walking in to the stage from the right hand side of the stage with
his guitar followed by the other members. It was a very simple stage
without any gimmicks other than instruments. Eric was in the half sleeve
light blue shirts and the rolled up blue jeans with the raced up boots on.
The glasses look different from the one from the Chronicles jacket picture.
It was a silver framed smaller one. The guitar was black Fender Eric
Clapton signature Stratocaster with black Ernie Ball strap hooked into
Fender tweed Twin amp through effecters as usual. The other 6 members are
all dressed in black.
The first tune was gMy Father's Eyesh as expected. There were no slide
guitar part but Eric played the lead in the intro. Next two blues tunes
were gHoochie Coohie Manh and gReconsider Babyh both from gFrom the
Cradleh. In my opinion, he is in the best form when he plays the blues. As
he gets older, the blues fits him better. Ifm sure he likes to play the
blues the best, and I like him playing the blues the best. Then he played 4
pilgrim songs, gGoing Down Slowh, gRiver of Tearsh, gPilgrimh and
After that, they changed into the acoustic set. The first one was gRambling
on My Mindh which was one of the best performance of the night. He played
the Dobro with the glass bottle neck bar on his little finger. I felt like
listening real Robert Johnson. I do hope he will continue to play like this
in the small halls when he becomes 70 years old. Then he changed to Martin
000-28EC and started the intro of gBell Bottom Bluesh. It was
unbelievable for us to listen him to play this rarely live played song. It
sounded like the original gLaylah version than one in the g24 Nightsh.
It was definitely the highlights in the show. (At least for maniac old
fans.) Then he continued the hit medley, gTears in Heavenh and gChange
the Worldh. (For non-maniac new fans.)
The band changed back to the electric set but somehow Andy Fairweather Low
was spotlighted instead of Eric. I though it was the mistake but it was
not. It was a big surprised for us Suddenly Andy started singing the heavy
blues called gGin Househ. It was a big surprise for us. It was nice to
hear Eric playing very heavy slide solo. Then he continued promised
gCocaineh and heavy gOld Loveh followed by gBadgeh and gWonderful
Then he started playing the most dramatic intro of the rock music, which was
the long waited electric version of gLaylah. We expected this to happen
as he didnft play this song in the acoustic set. It was me at 15 years old
who froze on the arena when I heard this song first time in the opening of
the show at the same place, the Budokan 24 years ago. Since that day, I
have never be able to get out of this world. The laid-backed latter part of
the song is also very good. After that I thought he started the gCocaineh
again but it was the intro of gSunshine of Your Loveh which was the last
song before encore. There were 3 vocal part which were Andy, Nathan and
The encore was gBefore You Accuse Meh. He walked out from the stage about
quarter past nine.
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|9th Nov.(Tue)||Budoukan Tokyo||
|11th Nov. (Thu)||Aichi Taiikukan, Nagoya||
|3th Nov. (Sat)||Fukuoka Messe, Fukuoka||
|15th Nov. (Mon)||Osaka jo
|16th Nov. (Tue)||Osaka jo Hall,Osaka||
|17th Nov. (Wed)||Osaka jo Hall,Osaka||
|19th Nov. (Fri)||Budoukan Tokyo||
|20th Nov. (Sat)||Budoukan Tokyo||
|22nd Nov. (Mon)||Budoukan Tokyo||
|24th Nov. (Wed)||Yokohama Arena, Yokohama||
|26th Nov. (Fri)||Budoukan Tokyo||
|27th Nov. (Sat)||Budoukan Tokyo||
|29th Nov. (Mon)||Budoukan Tokyo||
|30th Nov. (Tue)||Budoukan Tokyo||
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