Monday, 25 May 2020

RE-UPLOAD: Japan - Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan - 08.12.1982 (Flac)

Thanks to Dave Solar for posting this one on MWP.

Original Info File;


Source: FM Tokyo Radio
Lineage1: ?? > Tape > WAV > APE (Most of release)
Lineage2: ?? > Vinyl > WAV > APE (Bridges, Quiet Life, Islands Africa)
Transfered by: Michael Whincup, Remastered by: Carl (erutan)

Artwork is included.

01. Burning Bridges 3:50
02. Sons Of Pioneers 4:53
03. Alien 5:11
04. Gentlemen Take Polaroids 6:33
05. Swing 5:45
06. Cantonese Boy 3:46
07. Visions Of China 4:03
08. Nightporter 6:31
09. Ghosts 6:06
10. Still Life In Mobile Homes 5:29

01. Methods Of Dance 6:37
02. Quiet Life 4:39
03. European Son 4:28
04. The Art Of Parties 6:21
05. Bamboo Music (duet with Akiko Yano) 6:45
06. Taking Islands In Africa (Yukihiro Takahashi sings lead vocals) 5:11
07. (applause for encores) 0:54
08. Life In Tokyo 7:01
09. Canton 5:18
10. Good Night (duet with Akiko Yano) 2:28

CD2 was corrupt and I had to convert to wav and to retrack.

David Sylvian - voc, guitar
Mick Karn - bass
Steve Jansen - drums
Richard Barbieri - keys
Ryuichi Sakamoto - add. keys
Members of Yellow Magic Orhestra (YMO)

YMO joined the band near the end of the set on various songs.

earlier seeder's comment:
This is one of the last shows Japan ever played! Members of Yellow Magic
Orchestra (YMO) join the band near the end of the set on various songs. The
recording was originally captured from its broadcast on Ryuichi Sakamoto's
"Sound Street" radio. As with nearly all Sylvian related boots before 2001,
lineage is unknown. The tracks on tape are superior but the tape was missing
the three tracks that had to be added in from vinyl. Taking Islands in Africa
seems to have been a little warped on the LP it was taken from, the other two
tracks blend in surprisingly well.

I used noise reduction and FFT EQ filters optimized for both sources, and spent
a LOT of time trying to get a good balance between cleaning up the sound and
leaving original frequencies and integrity intact. I basically tryed to make up
for the alterations caused by a tape transfer, then match the vinyl tracks to
the sound that came out of that. EQ is still a *little* rough because I decided
to err on the side of caution (you can always tweak on your own). In the end I'm
very pleased with the results, and am glad I used a light touch, hiss is
noticable on some of the softer tracks but isn't distracting like it was before.
This show was mixed by John Punter, so I didn't want to destroy his work.


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