Eric Clapton - Rainbow Theatre (not!)
London, England (NOT!)- February 5, 1981 (NOT!) - CD-R2 (OKAY, YES) - Aud 3
Comments: This recording is not from 1981 but is in fact from the December 4, 1979
performance at the Budokan Theater in Tokyo, Japan. It is
apparently sourced from a low quality vinyl bootleg, complete with many crackles and pops, and
runs quite a bit fast to boot (pun intended). Avoid.
Now, here's the really interesting thing about this show. Although this particular recording is in fact NOT of any performance on 5 February, and although the tourography does not reference a show on this date, one did in fact take place.
"NONSENSE!" you say. Yes, so did I. But the "smoking gun" as it were, was provided by website contributor Sparky Marky who not only shed some light on this performance but sent a scan of his ticket:
"... the date of the show I went to is 5th February 1981. I think you have it listed as 25th February. I do remember that the show was shortly after Eric had cancelled some US dates after an ulcer or something and this was a rescheduled show - whether that has any bearing on the date info or not, I don't know."