January 1, 2014 – 5:05 am

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

Live at the Korakuen Dome “Big Egg”, Tokyo, Japan; November 2, 1988. Excellent soundboard. Slight hiss.

Thanks to the person who shared this on the net in 2006.

This show was broadcast on Japan TV and has circulated as DVDs (one version was an incomplete show; the other, a complete show but with some of the songs cut in or faded out); and as different versions on bootlegs - On The Crossroads; A Wednesday Night At The Tokyo Dome; part of the Complete Japan Tour ‘88 boxset and a one-CD/incomplete Live In Japan (US Disc).

This Mid Valley release is complete and, by most accounts, the best sounding of the lot.

CD > Toast > Wav > xACT > Flac

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Crossroads 7:50 (13.2MB)
Track 102. White Room 6:32 (11.0MB)
Track 103. I Shot The Sheriff 8:33 (14.4MB)
Track 104. Lay Down Sally 6:26 (10.8MB)
Track 105. Wonderful Tonight 7:35 (12.7MB)
Track 106. Tearing Us Apart 7:31 (12.6MB)
Track 107. After Midnight 6:03 (10.2MB)
Track 108. Can’t Find My Way Home 6:25 (10.8MB)
Track 109. Money For Nothing 6:42 (11.3MB)
Track 110. Candle In The Wind 4:34 (7.7MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues 5:01 (8.4MB)
Track 202. I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That 5:52 (9.9MB)
Track 203. I’m Still Standing 3:39 (6.1MB)
Track 204. Daniel 4:19 (7.3MB)
Track 205. Band Introduction 3:14 (5.4MB)
Track 206. Cocaine 6:58 (11.7MB)
Track 207. Layla 10:31 (17.7MB)
Track 208. Solid Rock 5:31 (9.3MB)
Track 209. Saturday Night’s Allright 5:58 (10.0MB)
Track 210. Sunshine Of Your Love 14:28 (24.3MB)
2 hours 14 mins

Eric Clapton - guitar
Elton John - piano
Mark Knopfler - guitar
Alan Clark - keys
Nathan East - bass
Steve Ferrone - drums
Ray Cooper - percussion
Tessa Niles - vocals
Tracy Ackerman - vocals

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  1. 13 Responses to “ERIC CLAPTON - TOKYO 1988”

  2. Thanks, bigO! 3 of my favorites

    By NAMoosedog on Jan 1, 2014

  3. Interesting… Listenable, through a lot of hiss…

    By Timmy on Jan 1, 2014

  4. Who is Nate Williams on lead vocal for “Wasted”?

    By Timmy on Jan 1, 2014

  5. Thanks for this GREAT show! But if it was recorded in Japan, wy does the singer on Can’t Find My Way Home say thank you in Portuguese (multo obrigado)?

    By ytl on Jan 2, 2014

  6. It’s Nathan East on lead vocals for “Can’t Find My Way Home”, as Eric says before the song begins.

    And East says “domo arigato” which is Japanese for thank you, not “multo obrigado”.

    By Andrew Wild on Jan 2, 2014

  7. This will be an excellent soundtrack for the first Thompson Saturday night Subzero Bonfire of the new year. Thank you Big O amigos.

    By James on Jan 2, 2014

  8. heres an interesting article on a fine gentleman who buys headstones for blues musicians unmarked graves.

    By barth on Jan 3, 2014

  9. excellent post mr barth
    seems there still might be some decent people in this cold world.

    By the emperor`s new clothes on Jan 3, 2014

  10. The band actually quotes a Weather Report song called A Remark You Made at the beginning of Layla.

    By RLennyPincus on Jan 3, 2014

  11. as many times as you hear it there is still something so gripping about the electric intro to Layla.

    By the emperor`s new clothes on Jan 4, 2014

  12. Ray Cooper has got to be the luckiest guy in rock and roll!

    By sluggo on Jan 4, 2014

  13. Semi-complete concert:

    By BF on Jan 17, 2014

  14. thought blues guitarist fans would find this interesting especially snowy white fans -

    By darth on Jan 17, 2014

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