September 7, 2012 – 3:58 pm


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In The West Of Japan [Wow Wow Wow, Disc 7/8 of 11]

Live at the Green Arena, Hiroshima, Japan; October 24, 1997. Very good to excellent audience recording.

Following Clapton’s 1997 tour of Japan, Wow Wow Wow had released an 11-CD box set showcasing the following sets:
October 20, 1997 - Marine Messe, Fukuoka
October 21, 1997 - Castle Hall, Osaka
October 22, 1997 - Osaka Jo Hall, Osaka
October 24, 1997 - Green Arena, Hiroshima
October 25, 1997 - Rainbow Hall, Nagoya

Included in the set is a three-track bonus CD featuring: Change The World (from soundboard tape, October 13, 1997); Modern Girl (outtake from the Pilgrim album) and Pilgrim (a cappella version).

One could say Clapton was cruising - the setlist remained the same! A consummate entertainer, the guitarist did not disappoint his Japanese fans. Overall, a nice collection for those who want the Japan 1997 shows.

Thanks to Phil for sharing the tracks.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

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Disc 7 (Disc G)
Track 701. Layla - 05:50 (8.0MB)
Track 702. Change The World - 03:41 (5.0MB)
Track 703. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out - 02:50 (3.8MB)
Track 704. Tears In Heaven - 04:46 (6.5MB)
Track 705. Going Down Slow - 08:00 (10.9MB)
Track 706. Broken Hearted - 07:16 (9.9MB)
Track 707. Pilgrim - 07:53 (10.8MB)
Track 708. Before You Accuse Me - 05:08 (7.0MB)
Track 709. I Shot The Sheriff - 08:56 (12.2MB)
Track 710. Wonderful Tonight - 04:34 (6.2MB)

Disc 8 (Disc H)
Track 801. Tore Down - 03:20 (4.5MB)
Track 802. Have You Ever Loved A Woman - 07:12 (9.8MB)
Track 803. Cocaine - 05:23 (7.4MB)
Track 804. Tearing Us Apart - 06:44 (9.2MB)
Track 805. Old Love - 08:57 (12.2MB)
Track 806. Sunshine Of Your Love - 10:30 (14.4MB)
Track 807. Everyday I Have The Blues - 10:42 (14.7MB)

Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Andy Fairweather-Low - guitar
Joe Sample - keyboards
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Steve Gadd - drums
Dave Bronze - bass
Tessa Niles - vocals
Katie Kissoon - vocals

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  1. 3 Responses to “THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: ERIC CLAPTON - JAPAN 1997 (DISC 7 and 8)”

  2. Thanks once again, Phil and bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Sep 8, 2012

  3. Thanks very much for posting this set. I have a recording of the Fukouka show and it has remained a firm favourite for many years. Fresh form the European summer festival of 1997 which featured Legends, Clapton retained the services of Steve Gadd and Joe Sample which gave a slightly jazzy feel to the sound of the band and he was also using wah-wah on several numbers. Great to hear some other nights from this tour now. Cheers.

    By Macca on Sep 9, 2012


    By DROPKICKSARGE on Sep 17, 2012

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