Bob Dylan - At Budokan (Japanese Edition)
The recording is from two different shows on February 28 and March 1, 1978 at Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
The album comes as a shock, a sacrilege and an unexpectedly playful bonanza.
This radical re-imagining of his most familiar songs would become a hallmark of his concert approach from there on out, but at the time, some critics and fans were utterly dismayed.
"At Budokan" reached #13 in the US and went platinum, while simultaneously peaking at #4 in the UK.
'World Tour 1978' was a concert tour and Dylan embarked on a year-long world tour, performing 114 shows in Japan, the Far East, Europe and the US, to a total audience of two million people.
Bob Dylan said:
The more I think about it, the more I realize what I left behind in Japan -my soul, my music and that sweet girl in the geisha house-
I wonder does she remember me? If the people of Japan wish to know about me, they can hear this record, also they can hear my heart still beating in Kyoto at the Zen Rock Garden.
Someday I will be back to reclaim it.
- Mr. Tambourine Man
- Shelter From The Storm
- Love Minus Zero/No Limit
- Ballad Of A Thin Man
- Don't Think Twice, It's Allright
- Maggie's Farm
- One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
- Like A Rolling Stone
- I Shall Be Released
- Is Your Love In Vain?
- Going, Going, Gone
- Blowin' In The Wind
- Just Like A Woman
- Oh, Sister
- Simple Twist Of Fate
- All Along The Watchtower
- I Want You
- All I Really Want To Do
- Knockin' On Heaven's Door
- It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
- Forever Young
- The Times They Are A-Changin'
- Bob Dylan — Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
- Steve Douglas — Saxophone, Flute, Recorder
- Steven Soles — Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
- David Mansfield — Pedal Steel Guitar, Violin, Mandolin, Dobro, Guitar
- Billy Cross — Lead Guitar
- Alan Pasqua — Keyboards
- Rob Stoner — Bass, Backing Vocals
- Ian Wallace — Drums
- Bobby Hall Porter — Percussion
- Ed Rash — Tambourine
- Debi Dye, Jo Ann Harris, Helena Springs — Backing Vocals