Concert Details

24 Nov 01 - Eric Clapton

Location:

Venue: Aichiken Taiikukan

City: Nagoya

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. River Of Tears
09. Going Down Slow
10. She’s Gone
11. I Want A Little Girl
12. Badge
13. Hoochie Coochie Man
14. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
15. Cocaine
16. Wonderful Tonight
17. Layla
18. Sunshine Of Your Love (encore)
19. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (encore)

Fan Reviews:

Review by Jii Aoi

Two hours by rapid train and I was in Nagoya. Very handy indeed.

Eric’s Nagoya show has had another reputation of constant quality (with a few nortable exceptions, needless to say). In fact, some of his best Japanese performances happened here. Since his first visit in 1977, this was to be his twelfth show in this third biggest Japanese city as well as my fifth expedition over here to catch Eric.

It was another solid two-hour performance of nineteen songs. The setlist was the same as the first Osaka night with the omission of "My Father’s Eyes".

Unlike the last Osaka show which everybody was impressed by altogether, different people say different opinions about tonight. Many insists that it was as great as the third Osaka night (and a few even go on to say it was actually better), while others maintain that it was just as good as the first Osaka show, or slightly less in quality.

One thing is for sure: the Pilgrim mini-set was definitly better than any of the three nights in Osaka. Eric was in full swing on both "River of Tears" and "She’s Gone". His guitar was on fire on these occassions. Everybody agrees that this portion of the show in Nagoya was the best of the four nights so far.

At the same time, it was the peak of the show–once "She’s Gone" was gone, the guitar playing lost some of the muse, sometimes merely average. The solo on "Cocain" was one of the shortest I had ever heard. This, and "Have You Ever Loved a Woman", were much better on the first Osaka show.

Indeed, it was a very good show. In my opinion, however, those who give an unconditional praise to this show somewhat overestimate it, presumably affected by the highly-charged performance of the Pilgrim mini-set.
 

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