Live in Japan (Leon Russell album). Live in Japan is an live album by singer and songwriter Leon Russell. The album was recorded two live tour sessions. The first record section is a 1973 tour show at Budokan in ]. The second recorded section is from a 1971 tour show in Sam Houston Coliseum. While the album had some of Leon's new hits, like Tight Rope and A Song for You,, the album did not chart in the top 200. His early live album Leon Live peaked at 9 on the US charts
The first section of the record was indeed recorded at Budokan in Japan while Leon was on tour in 1973, running through hits like Tight Rope, folding A Song for You into a medley, and generally rocking like a madman. The second section is taken from a 1971 show from Houston, recordings that are rowdier and rougher, both in performance and audio. Even if this is a bit of a ragged, woolly comp, it has plenty to offer: despite the presence of 1973’s Leon Live, there aren’t many live records of Russell in full flight, so this taste of him rocking ferociously is indeed welcome.
By: Leon Russell (1974, Rock). More albums from Leon Russell: Life Journey by Leon Russell. Will O’ The Wisp by Leon Russell. The Live Album by Leon Russell. Leon Russell by Leon Russell. The Union by Leon Russell. Leon Russell And The Shelter People by Leon Russell. Leon Live by Leon Russell. Life And Love by Leon Russell. View all albums . Live In Japan. By: Leon Russell (1974, Rock).
Features previously unissued added bonus set recorded in Houston, 1971. Tracks 1-9 Recorded live in concert at the Budokan Hall, Tokyo on November 8, 1973. Originally issued only in Japan as Live In Japan, Shelter RJ-5117. Tracks 10-16 Recorded live at the Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas on April 22, 1971.
The Union is a collaboration studio album by singer-songwriters Elton John and Leon Russell, released on 19 October 2010 in the US and on 25 October in the UK. This is John's second collaboration album, after 1993's Duets. This is the first studio release by John since 1979's Victim of Love without any of his regular band members.
The original album was recorded live on November 8, 1973, at the historic Nippon Budokan Hall and sees its nine tracks complemented by a bonus set of an additional seven previously unissued live performances recorded at the Sam Houston Coliseum on April 22, 1971. Liner notes for this package were penned by Leon Russell historian Steve Todoroff - author of the upcoming book Longhair Music: The Songs And Sessions Of Leon Russell - and by Rev. Patrick Henderson - a member of the touring band for the 1973 Japan tour.
Recorded live in concert at the Budokan Hall, Tokyo on November 8, 1973. Delrose Allen Vocals (Background) Chuck Blackwell Drums Ambrose Campbell Congas Carolyn Cook Vocals (Background) Joey Cooper Guitar, Vocals (Background) Nettie Davenport Vocals (Background) Charlene Foster Vocals (Background) John Gallie Organ Rev. Patrick Henderson Piano, Vocals Carl Radle Bass Leon Russell Composer, Piano, Primary Artist, Quotation Author, Vocals . The year 2010 was a great one for Leon and for Leon Russell fans, after his perfect "Union" with Elton. What a great album! And what a great shot in the arm for Leon's career.
Leon Russell devotees will know that on his Shelter label, he released a triple live album in 1973 that pristinely preserved his 1972 show. Only the real hardcore will know, however, that Leon also released a single live album in Japan a year or so later, which captured the Budokan Hall show of his 1973 world tour. Like most Japanese vinyl it came and went in a heartbeat, and it’s never been reissued – until now, that is, when it forms 50% of this new Big Beat CD.
But Live in Japan's tone is more along the lines of Russell's Budokan set. More than anything, Russell seems determined to act as an ambassador of homegrown American music. He begins the concert like a revival, putting his backup singers front-and-center for two big gospel numbers. The rest of the album revolves around Russell's own brand of stompy rock 'n' roll, infused with piano playing straight from Tin Pan Alley: the centerpiece of the set is Russell's 1972 single "Tight Rope", and we also get the proto-funk of "You Don't Have to Go". It's easy to hear the influence Russell had on a young Elton John in these songs; you can easily imagine Elton listening to "You Don't Have to Go" as he was writing "Honky Cat", or humming along to "Queen of the Roller Derby" as he worked on "The.
|Live At The Nippon Bodukan Hall, Japan 8 November 1973 (Shelter LP RJ-5117, 1974)|
|2||Over The Rainbow/God Put A Rainbow||5:40|
|3||Queen Of The Roller Derby||1:51|
|4||Roll Away The Stone||4:00|
|8||You Don't Have To Go||2:34|
|9||A Song For You/Of Thee I Sing/Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms||8:29|
|Live At Sam Houston Coliseum 22 April 1971 (Previously Unissued 2011)|
|11||Stranger In A Strange Land||5:14|
|13||Roll Over Beethoven||4:26|
|14||Blues Power/Shoot Out On The Plantation/As The Years Go Passing By/The Woman I Love||11:42|
|15||Jumpin' Jack Flash||4:59|
|16||Of Thee I Sing/Yes I Am||9:40|
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- Recorded At – Budokan
- Recorded At – Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston
NotesRecorded live in 1973 in Japan - previous to this CD, this album was only ever available on LP in Japan (released in 1974). Features previously unissued added bonus set recorded in Houston, 1971.
Tracks 1-9 Recorded live in concert at the Budokan Hall, Tokyo on November 8, 1973. Originally issued only in Japan as Live In Japan, Shelter RJ-5117 
Tracks 10-16 Recorded live at the Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas on April 22, 1971. Previously unissued.
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