Eric Clapton / Yokohama 1999 / 2CD

Eric Clapton / Yokohama 1999 / 2CD / Tricone
Live at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan 24th November 1999.  STEREO SBD(UPGRADE)

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Eric Clapton entered the countdown state until the arrival in Japan for the first time in three years. A strange stereo sound board album that makes him revive twenty years ago appears.
It is Japanese performance that is included in this work. It is “November 24, 1999: Yokohama Arena” performance which was carried out along with the announcement of the album “PILGRIM”. First of all, to discover the memory of 20 years ago, let’s review the schedule of the time and see the position of the show.

· November 9th: Nippon Budokan
· November 11th: Aichi Gymnasium
· November 13: Marin Messe Fukuoka
· November 15th – 17th: Osakajo Hall (3 performances)
· November 19 – 22: Nippon Budokan (3 performances)
· November 24th: Yokohama Arena 【this work】
· November 26th – 30th: Nippon Budokan (4 performances)

This Yokohama performance is also a symbol of Japan’s visit to Japan in 1999. On that day a camera of a certain broadcasting association entered and it was aired on satellite channels. That professional shot image has become a big classic. This work is also the stereo soundboard sound of that TV broadcast.
Why is it so … now, but the reason is quality. This is super – superb sound which is not extraordinary. This broadcast seems to circle to a half official DVD, I’ve heard it repeatedly watching repeatedly as far as it gets tired, but … I have never heard of this quality. The beauty of that ringing, noiseless luster, the vividness of detail, and texture level texture. Everything is different from previous officials and half officials. That sound is amazing from the beginning. A cheerful applause for the appearance of Clapton, and an arpeggio to stuff … … The three-dimensional feeling is completely different from here. In conventional DVDs and sound-discarded CDs, it seems that this applause and guitar stuck to the flat plate, but this work is three-dimensional like one sound rises, spreads and disappears.
It is even more amazing as the band enters. Is it easy to understand, is it a snare drum? In the previous episode, all the bands and sounds are on top of the flat plate, so details are crushed, and if the peak of hitting sound is also stuck, the disappearing super weak sound will be crushed and will not be heard. On the other hand, this work is beautifully left all its beautiful, and it feels beautiful until the moment of disappearance in the empty space.
What is surprising is that it is a non-remaster. There was nothing wrong with the digital processing, the natural feeling of the time itself dominates the whole story. Of course, the departure was also more than enough at the official grade. However, this work is more than that. Is it okay to describe “Official name board class sound”? The more I listen with my headphones, the more I doubt that the difference was really the same broadcast.
There is also a moment of being a transcendental sound to that extent. Actually, the master of this work was acquired with a special route. This is the same route as SADE’s shock work “PROMISE IN TOKYO (Wardour-194)” and JOURNEY’s “BUDOKAN 2013 (Zion-110)”, Jeff Beck’s “DEFINITIVE TOKYO 1999 (Wardour-275)”. In other words, it was brought together with Clapton’s “BUDOKAN 2009 5th Night (Tricone 159/160)”. I arrived there was a video master of Pro Shot, initially surprised by that beautiful image beauty, but the sound was more amazing. In order to realize its real dreadfulness, I dare took a permanent preservation press conversion as a live album without images.

Anyway, why is it so different with the same broadcasting? Although there is a mystery in its method / reason, the sound as evidence is still here. Moreover, it continues to prove as SADE, JOURNEY, Jeff Beck … …. If you have touched one of the albums above, you may feel that you are never an exaggeration.
It is the latest work of the transcendental sound board of such a special route. Actually, it is an abnormal board standing in the dimension of the vertex even in the rank called “official class” which is pinch of. Literally, the world of beauty where respiration stops when you notice it. Waiting for Clapton’s re-visit now is the paradise of the sound you want to taste.

★ It is unbelievable upgrade master. Topic noisy! !


・11月24日:横浜アリーナ 【本作】

そこまでの超絶サウンドなのにもワケがある。実は、本作のマスターは特別なルートで入手されたもの。これはSADEの衝撃作『PROMISE IN TOKYO(Wardour-194)』やJOURNEYの『BUDOKAN 2013(Zion-110)』、ジェフ・ベックの『DEFINITIVE TOKYO 1999(Wardour-275)』と同じルート。つまり、クラプトンの『BUDOKAN 2009 5TH NIGHT(Tricone 159/160)』と同時にもたらされたものなのです。到着したのはプロショットの映像マスターであり、当初はその美しすぎる映像美に驚いたのですが、音声はもっと凄かった。その本当の凄味を実感していただくため、あえて映像なしのライヴアルバムとして永久保存プレス化を断行致しました。



Disc 1(63:32)
1. My Father’s Eyes 2. Pilgrim 3. River Of Tears 4. Going Down Slow
5. Hoochie Coochie Man 6. She’s Gone 7. Ramblin’ On My Mind 8. Tears In Heaven
9. Bell Bottom Blues 10. Change The World

Disc 2(51:35)
1. Gin House 2. Cocaine 3. Wonderful Tonight 4. Badge 5. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
6. Layla 7. Sunshine Of Your Love


Eric Clapton – Guitar, Vocals Andy Fairweather Low – Guitar, Vocals
Nathan East – Bass, Vocals Steve Gadd – Drums David Delhomme – Keyboards
Katie Kissoon – Backing Vocals Tessa Niles – Backing Vocals

Tricone 177/178


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