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21 November 2006 - Eric Clapton & His Band

Location

Nippon Budokan Tokyo
Japan
Band Lineup: 

Eric Clapton – guitar / vocals
Doyle Bramhall II – guitar / vocals
Derek Trucks – guitar
Chris Stainton – keyboards
Tim Carmon – keyboards
Willie Weeks – bass
Steve Jordan – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals
Sharon White – backing vocals

Support: 
None
Special Guest(s): 

 

Set List: 

01. Tell The Truth
02. Five Long Years
03. Got To Get Better In A Little While
04. Old Love
05. Motherless Children
06. Driftin’
07. Key to The Highway
08. Outside Woman Blues
09. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
10. Running On Faith
11. After Midnight
12. Little Queen Of Spades
13. Before You Accuse Me
14. Wonderful Tonight
15. Layla
16. Cocaine
17. Crossroads (encore)

Show Notes: 

 

Fan Reviews: 

Review by Tsuzuki Hiroyuki

Each player has taken solo part in not a few numbers. Three guitars, two keyboards and one bass solos were heard alternately. The drumer has taken the lead at the first part having linked two numbers. Eric seems to try to be one of the players of the band.

In these instrumentalists Derek has shown the most extraordinary performance. He looks to play using the thumb,index and middle fingers. This performing style makes it possible to create tune without a break. At this point Eric's one note picking is at a little disadvantage. Nonetheless due to Derek's magnificent performance, Eric seems to feel relaxed when he takes solo. I hope Derek's performance stimulates his instinct as guitar player.

Today "Five long years "was played in slower tempo, having been similar to the studio take. Derek' and Eric's solo have become solid and fitted to this blues .Also another blues, "Before you accuse me " was performed more tightly . "Five Long Years" was slowed down in comparison with last night's version which was played on shuffle beat and Eric had his hair cut short.

Official Recording: 

 

Bootleg Recording(s): 

I’m Talking About (E&C World Star EC-0045 – 2 CD)
The Road To Tokyo – Episode 2 (ARMS 116-123 – 8 CD)