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Tokyo Legal
source:  Audience tape

Disc one
Hard Rain (instrumental)
Love Her With A Feeling (Tampa Red)
Mr. Tambourine Man
I Threw It All Away
Shelter From The Storm
Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Girl Of The North Country
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Maggie's Farm
To Ramona
Like A Rolling Stone
I Shall Be Released
Is Your Love In Vain?
Going, Going, Gone
Disc two
One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
Blowin' In The Wind
Just Like A Woman
Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan/Jacques Levy)
Simple Twist Of Fate
You're A Big Girl Now
All Along The Watchtower
The Man In Me
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
Forever Young
The Times

Here is a nice little package from the God Father, so named because Dylan was touring in support of Street Legal (Even though he only performs one song). The two disc set is housed in a three panel folding cardboard sleeve that can be viewed from the cover link above. The discs slip inside the folding panels. The photos, fonts, and layout all spell class. Simply gorgeous aesthetics. There is one minor flaw with the information. On the back, the first song of disc two is listed as One More Cup Of Coffee. The Olof files, an otherwise very reliable source, lists it as well, and the manufacturer simply took the information without double checking it. Dundas lists the correct song. Type "Dundas" under the books category at the superstore to locate a copy. The Front and Back links above point to inserts created for those who prefer to store their discs in a jewel case, and the correct song title is listed on the jewel case insert. All three inside and outside panels are linked above as well. (Cond.)
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Nippon Budokan Hall  Tokyo, Japan March, 2 1978

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Godfatherecords / G.R. 309/310

Sept. 2008
8½ stars

Bob's Boots ref  #

Thanks to Terry Farrington for scans and info

Review: (Cont.)
The two nearly identical looking discs in this set are printed with the standard issue G.R. black label. The recording is from a different and better sounding tape than was recently released in a six CD set entitled Another Side Of Budokan. Of course, the arrangements can be heard in perfect soundboard quality on the official release, simply called At Budokan, that was recorded on the two nights previous. This Godfatherecords release, alas, is from an audience cassette tape; and the limitations of that media are evident in several places. There is a bit of noise at times, and the volume changes in a couple of spots, but over all, it's a great period recording. This is the first silver release of this particular tape. Is Your Love In Vain? is introduce as a new song, and sounds most like the recorded version. Highlights include a beautiful To Ramona and a slightly spooky sounding Oh, Sister. This show was the third show of the five consecutive ones performed at Budokan. As a note of interest, the following month the band Cheap Trick recorded at the same Tokyo venue, and released their own double with the same title as Dylan's. Already popular in Japan, they enjoyed a much larger USA fan base because of "At Budokan".© 2008 CD Pinkerton -

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