September 11, 2012 – 4:27 am


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In The West Of Japan [Wow Wow Wow, Disc 9, 10, 11 of 11]

Live at the Rainbow Hall, Nagoya, Japan; October 25, 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 9 (Disc I)
Track 901. Layla - 07:29 (10.2MB)
Track 902. Change The World - 03:48 (5.2MB)
Track 903. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out - 02:56 (4.0MB)
Track 904. Tears In Heaven - 04:59 (6.8MB)
Track 905. Going Down Slow - 08:20 (11.4MB)
Track 906. Broken Hearted - 07:14 (9.9MB)
Track 907. Pilgrim - 07:20 (10.0MB)
Track 908. Before You Accuse Me - 05:15 (7.2MB)
Track 909. I Shot The Sheriff - 08:18 (11.4MB)
Track 910. Wonderful Tonight - 04:42 (6.4MB)

Disc 10 (Disc J)
Track 1001. Tore Down - 03:33 (4.8MB)
Track 1002. Have You Ever Loved A Woman - 06:09 (8.4MB)
Track 1003. Cocaine - 04:45 (6.5MB)
Track 1004. Tearing Us Apart - 06:12 (8.5MB)
Track 1005. Old Love - 09:56 (13.6MB)
Track 1006. Sunshine Of Your Love - 10:02 (13.7MB)
Track 1007. Everyday I Have The Blues - 09:48 (13.4MB)

Disc 11 (bonus disc)
Track 1101. Change The World – 03:42 (5.0MB)
Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan; October 13, 1997 (soundboard)

Track 1102. Modern Girl – 05:15 (7.2MB)
Pilgrim album outtake 1998

Track 1103. Pilgrim – 04:24 (6.0MB)
A cappella, from 12-inch vinyl single?

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. 4 Responses to “THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: ERIC CLAPTON - JAPAN 1997 (DISC 9, 10, 11)”

  2. yay.. we got cd11. woohoo. actual ec outtakes are very rare.

    By darth on Sep 12, 2012

    Clapton [cream] outtakes

    By wurm on Sep 12, 2012

  4. Keep them coming, Phil and bigO!!

    By NAMoosedog on Sep 12, 2012

  5. wurm - yeah theres tons of cream outtakes and sessions. not much ec tho. theres some blind faith stuff out there too. theres a few cds worth of ec sessions from 74 80 82 and of course 70 including rehearsals and jam sessions and so on but as for actual outtakes alternates and songs that just didnt ever get released or make it to official releases as opposed to live recordings that is.. there just isnt much out there. i have a hell of an ec collection and i have about 5-6 cds worth of studio sessions that he didnt release post derek. the pilgrim track is a real rarity. in fact both of them are.

    By darth on Sep 12, 2012

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