|UK Release Date||13 July 1992|
|UK Catalogue Number||Dark Horse 7599-26964-1|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||Failed to chart|
|Peak UK Chart Position||–|
|Lowest Matrix Numbers||Only the one press|
Released on 13 July 1992 in the UK and 14 July 1992 in the US, Live In Japan is actually credited to George Harrison With Eric Clapton And Band. It failed to chart in the UK and only managed to reach number 126 in the US. In Japan it reached number 15 in the charts.
These recordings are taken from George’s short tour of Japan which he undertook with Eric Clapton between 1 December 1991 and 17 December 1991. The tour was billed as the Rock Legends Tour and 12 gigs in total were played in 6 different cities. The actual recordings are from the gigs at Osaka and Tokyo.
The set list for the tour ran exactly as it does on the album with While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Roll Over Beethoven being played as the encore. What’s not included is the four songs Eric Clapton did every night, Pretending, Old Love, Badge and Wonderful Tonight, which were played between Piggies and Got My Mind Set On You. It’s also worth pointing out that on the first night of the tour two extra tracks, Fish On The Sand and Love Comes To Everyone, were performed, with Love Comes To Everyone being dropped from the second night onwards then Fish On The Sand from the third night.
My copy is shown below
The pictures below are of my hard to get hold of, one and only European press which was made in Germany and has the matrix numbers WMME Alsdorf 759 926964-1-A, WMME Alsdorf 759 926964-1-B, WMME Alsdorf 759 926964-1-C and WMME Alsdorf 759 926964-1-D. Visually the records looks in excellent condition, there are some very light sleeve removal marks, and it plays through immacultely – no background noise at all. The sleeve is in excellent condition, just the lightest touch of creasing and light shelfwear – it still has it’s yellow sticker top left and £11.49 HMV price sticker top right. The inner sleeves are also in excellent condition, just the lightest touch of ringwear but no splits or tears.
Estimated Value : £100 – £150