Concert Details

21 Nov 01 - Eric Clapton

Location:

Venue: Osaka-Jo Hall

City: Osaka

Country: Japan

Band Lineup:

Eric Clapton – guitar / vocals
Andy Fairweather Low – guitar / vocals
David Sancious – keyboards / guitar / vocals
Greg Phillinganes – keyboards
Nathan East – bass / vocals
Steve Gadd – drums

Support:

None

Show Notes:

 

Special Guest(s):

 

Set List:

01. Key To The Highway
02. Reptile
03. Got You On My Mind
04. Tears In Heaven
05. Layla
06. Bell Bottom Blues
07. Change The World
08. My Father’s Eyes
09. River Of Tears
10. Going Down Slow
11. She’s Gone
12. I Want A Little Girl
13. Badge
14. Hoochie Coochie Man
15. Stormy Monday
16. Cocaine
17. Layla
18. Sunshine Of Your Love (encore)

Fan Reviews:

Review by Jii Aoi

After one day’s off came the second night. We all expected to be treated to a even better show, as Eric and the band had taken an enough rest to be energized again for tonight, presumably. We were wrong.

In fact, though, the accoustic set was better than the first night. I was convinced that this would surely be a great night. I was wrong.

The Pilgrim mini-set was just as good as the previous night, if not better. Maybe an autopiloted solo on "Badge" suggested what was to come later, on hindsight. Instead of "Have You Ever Loved a Woman" on the first night, Eric played "Stormy Monday", which everybody had predicted to hear on Monday evening two days ago. A good performance, nice solo, nothing wrong with it, but there was an undeniably anti-climax feeling lurking somewhere in me.

And so felt Eric perhaps. As Andy, who was entirely out of sight during "Stormy Monday", returned to the stage, Eric whispered something in his ears. I felt something was wrong.

In short, the rest of the show was one of a hurried performance. After a dissappointingly uninspired "Cocain", Eric went straight into "Layla"–no "Wonderful Tonight"! How ironical, when I had finally come to like the piece after all those years of moans and yawns, it dissappeared from the set, just as so many of the like-minded wished it to!

Eric returned for an brief encore of "Sunshine", not hiding a strong irritation. As he finished it, there was no more–no "Rainbow"! The second, and biggest surprise tonight, something nobody predicted to get at all.

I don’t know what happened to him. Physical condition, exhaustion maybe–rather strange idea though, considering that he had an off the previous day. But an audience member who was near the stage observed that he gave a deep sigh more than once. Some even go further to speculate that the reported ill-health of George Harrison may have affected his feeling, and thus the playing.

Eighteen songs were played in an hour and fifty minutes. All in all, this was another of his typically erratic night not without some moments.

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