Japan Releases “Live from the Budokan – Tokyo FM 1982”

Japan: Live from the Budokan – Tokyo FM 1982A new live album from the English new wave band Japan called Live from the Budokan – Tokyo FM 1982 is now available. The 2-CD set captures the quartet in their namesake country during their final tour in December of 1982.

Mick Karn’s sublime fretless playing is all over the record, which spans their career’s output. “They started out as a glam rock-inspired band but developed their sound to incorporate electronic music and art-rock influences, eventually becoming an influence on the 1980s New Romantic scene in the UK, although the band themselves were not a part of it,” the album description explains.

Japan also welcomed Yellow Magic Orchestra members Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto as well as Akiko Yano for several songs.

Live from the Budokan – Tokyo FM 1982 is available now on CD.

Live from the Budokan – Tokyo FM 1982 Track List:

CD 1

  1. Burning Bridges
  2. Sons Of Pioneers
  3. Alien
  4. Gentlemen Take Polaroids
  5. Swing
  6. Cantonese Boy
  7. Visions Of China
  8. Nightporter
  9. Ghosts
  10. Still Life In Mobile Homes

CD 2

  1. Methods Of Dance
  2. Quiet Life
  3. European Son
  4. The Art Of Parties
  5. Bamboo Music
  6. Taking Islands In Africa
  7. Life In Tokyo
  8. Canton
  9. Good Night

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