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with Elton John and Mark Knopfler
Les Trois Mousquetaires 1988 [Mid Valley MV 042/043, 2CD]

Live at the Tokyo Dome “Big Egg”, Tokyo, Japan; November 2, 1988. Very good Pre-FM.

Thanks to ledwhofloyd for sharing the show at Dime.

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Geetarz noted:

The second performance in a special four-night run in Japan with Elton John and Mark Knopfler, this performance was broadcast both on Japanese radio and television. The radio and television broadcasts each had a slightly different mix and, for this, Mid Valley was able to source the pre-FM audio mix that would later be used for the radio broadcast.

This broadcast mix features a bit more “atmosphere” and crowd noise, the sort of thing I’ve always nicknamed the “live radio show mix”. In the past I’ve described some other shows as “crispy”, “crunchy”, “hot close-miked SBD”… and this isn’t any of those. It’s a far more “open” sounding recording, as the engineers try to balance the soundboard and audience recordings.

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ledwhofloyd noted:

I found that only the Tarantura version of this show was currently being shared on Dime, originally posted in 2019. There were a few requests in that torrent for the Mid Valley version, but I’m not sure if it was ever shared then. I prefer the Mid Valley version because it has a more natural sound with less equalization. Both sources are bit overly amplified with perhaps some brickwalling, but more so with the Tarantura version. All credit to Geetarz for the original share. On his website he writes that he thinks it’s a good audience and not pre-FM. I’m not sure if that was written before or after he originally shared these files. I am quite confident though that this is pre-FM/soundboard sourced but just has some good audience mics in the mix.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Crossroads 7:50
Track 102. White Room 6:32
Track 103. I Shot the Sheriff 8:33
Track 104. Lay Down Sally 6:26
Track 105. Wonderful Tonight 7:35
Track 106. Tearing Us Apart 7:31
Track 107. After Midnight 6:03
Track 108. Can’t Find My Way Home 6:25
Track 109. Money For Nothing (Mark Knopfler) 6:42
Track 110. Candle in the Wind (Elton John) 4:34
69 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues (Elton John) 5:01
Track 202. Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That (Elton John) 5:52
Track 203. I’m Still Standing (Elton John) 3:39
Track 204. Daniel (Elton John) 4:19
Track 205. Band Introduction 3:14
Track 206. Cocaine 6:58
Track 207. Layla 10:31
Track 208. Solid Rock (Mark Knopfler) 5:31
Track 209. Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting (Elton John) 5:58
Track 210. Sunshine of Your Love 14:28
66 mins

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  1. 15 Responses to “ERIC CLAPTON - TOKYO 1988”

  2. Rumor has it that I can’t stop thinking about penises . See my next post

    By U L E on Aug 14, 2021

  3. He moaned about the covid jabs but soon had them when they were offered to him. Old sock…

    By Derrick on Aug 14, 2021

  4. I moan from the diks jabbing my ass.

    The side effects are pleasure mmmmmm yeahhhh

    By Derrick on Aug 14, 2021

  5. Derrick- U gonna cry on my shoulder again tonight? It’s Saturday night I know you don’t have a date- with a woman, anyway. I’ll give you a nice hand job.

    By HHH on Aug 14, 2021

  6. Thanks for sharing!

    By Vincent Brennan on Aug 14, 2021

  7. Looking forward to it as usual triple .

    By Derrick on Aug 15, 2021

  8. Twernt me above nuther fake

    By U L E on Aug 15, 2021

  9. Rumor has it Eric gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Aug 15, 2021

  10. A big soft un according to Bebe , one of our resident seventies groupies U L E old buddy .

    By Scaromouch on Aug 15, 2021

  11. I’m sure it must have been all the smack that EC was taking at the time .

    By Scaromouch on Aug 15, 2021

  12. Eric didn’t have that problem with me . He was hard as a rock . His monster Coc k stood as firm as a flagpole.

    By Pam Des Barris on Aug 15, 2021

  13. Pam is correct. Eric was huge , long and thick , probably a good 12 to 14 inches long , and big around as my wrist . He certainly wasn’t soft with me . I’ve been told I give the best head ever . That’s usually the key to keeping a guy rock hard . He was also doing heroin when we got together, so was i , so dont give me that excuse.

    By Groupie Chick Traci on Aug 15, 2021

  14. Thank you Big O Amigos.
    “Can’t Find My Way Home,”is an historic song in Thompson. Will help decompress a little from this year’s Anchor Fest.
    Be well,

    By James on Aug 17, 2021

  15. Yeah there’s only five streets in Thompson so it is incredibly hard to get lost. But some do.

    By DD on Aug 18, 2021

  16. I hear Thompson is the epi center of the world.

    By HHH on Aug 18, 2021

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