Cheap Trick ‎– At Budokan: The Complete Concert - 1978 Classic Rock 150 Grm 2LP

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Cheap Trick ‎– At Budokan: The Complete Concert

Epic ‎– 88985301181, Legacy ‎– 88985301181, Epic ‎– 88985301181S1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Gatefold
16 Apr 2016
Power Pop, Pop Rock, Arena Rock, Hard Rock


A1 Hello There
A2 Come On Come On
A3 Elo Kiddies
A4 Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace
A5 Big Eyes


B1 Lookout
B2 Downed
B3 Can't Hold On
B4 Oh Caroline
B5 Surrender



C1 Auf Wiedersehen
C2 Need Your love
C3 High Roller
C4 Southern Girls


D1 I Want You To Want Me
D2 California Man
D3 Goodnight
D4 Ain't That A Shame
D5 Clock Strikes Ten


Companies, etc.

Distributed By – Music On Vinyl B.V.
Manufactured By – Music On Vinyl B.V.
Manufactured For – Sony Music Entertainment
Manufactured By – Epic
Manufactured For – Legacy
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Epic Records
Copyright (c) – Epic Records
Mixed At – Record Plant, N.Y.C.
Mixed At – Sony Music Studios, New York City
Mastered At – Sony Music Studios, New York City
Mastered At – Battery Studios, New York


Crew [Director Of Security] – Ken Harris (5)
Crew [Interpreter] – Noriko Kabayshi
Crew [Logistics (Office)] – Jeff Messenger
Crew [Road Manager] – Kirk Dyer
Design – Masaru Kawahara
Design Concept [Cover Concept, Assisted By] – Glenn Preston
Design Concept [Cover Concept] – Robin Zander
Engineer – Gary Ladinsky
Engineer [Assisted] – Mike Beiriger
Mastered By – Vic Anesini
Mastered By [LP Master Prepared By] – Mike Piacentini
Mixed By – Danny Kadar, Jay Messina
Mixed By [Assisted] – Robb Williams
Performer – Bun E. Carlos, Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson
Photography By – Kenji Miura, Koh Hosebe
Producer [Original Recordings Produced By] – Cheap Trick
Producer [The Complete Concert Produced By] – Bruce Dickinson (2), Cheap Trick
Production Manager, Lighting [Lighting Designer] – Matthew Perrin (2)
Public Relations [Publicist] – Lois Marino
Recorded By [Recording Engineer] – Tomoo Suzuki
Stage Manager – John Muzareli*
Supervised By [Mixing] – Jack Douglas
Supervised By [Production] – Ken Adamany
Technician [Guitars And Bass] – Dave Wilmer
Technician [Sound Technician] – David Lewis (10)
Technician [Staging] – Hal Sherburne


US pressing made in France

150 gram audiophile vinyl
Gatefold sleeve
Exclusive #RSD16 Record Store Day 2016 "First Release"
Limited Edition of 5000 copies
Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode: 889853011810
Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): 88985301181 16-0020NL - A NJ MPO
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): 88985301181 16-0020NL - B NJ MPO
Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched): 88985301181 16-0020NL - C MPO NJ
Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, etched): 88985301181- 16-0020NL - D NJ MPO


Back in 1979, when this record was originally released, double-live albums were all the rage, and for good reason: Kiss, Aerosmith, Peter Frampton, Ted Nugent and Parliament all cut some unforgetable wax of their own in the double-live genre.

But then, Cheap Trick came along with their own live album on a single record that blew all those others out of the water, for its intensity and musical chops. I'll put Robin Zander up against any of the vocalists, Rick Nielsen up against Ace Frehley, Nugent, Michael Hampton or Joe Perry and Bun E. Carlos up against Peter Criss anyday.

Like Kiss, Cheap Trick was one of those bands that sounded better live. The song lineup is a perfect distillation of their unique hard-rock-cum-bugglegum sound: The set opens with "Hello There," a rousing crowd pleaser.

"Come On Come On" and "Lookout" really let the listener know how BIG the boys from Rockford, Ill., were in Japan. These are great songs for their mostly teenage female audience, and the screaming of their fans behind the tracks sounds like it could have been recorded at the Beatles' 1965 concert at Shea Stadium.

The best on this set are in the middle: "Big Eyes," "Need Your Love" -- which have been woven together to give Rick Nielsen a nice long guitar riff, and Robin Zander some reverberating vocals to woo the Japanese girls with -- and their remake of the Fats Domino tune, "Ain't That A Shame."

"I Want You To Want Me" has a harder edge than in the studio version, thankfully played without that tinkling piano.

But, the best in the set is "Surrender," which was recorded before the studio version was released. This is the version radio stations still play, and is full of double-entendre worthy of AC/DC.

Appropriately, it closes with "Goodnight," a reworking of "Hello There" -- nice bookend effect.

"Clock Strikes Ten" is a great last cut on this album, not quite the rock anthem "Rock and Roll All Nite" is, but a signature Cheap Trick track just the same.

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Legacy
Color Black