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  Leon Russell

   Live In Japan


Live In Japan


This will mark the historic album's first release outside of Japan and its first time on CD anywhere. 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.

'I am excited to hear the Live In Japan album myself, having not heard these tapes in so many years,' said Russell. 'The band on the show was very inspiring to me, and I think this is the kind of Leon Russell show that fans remember best. Japan is one of my favorite places on Earth.'

These bonus tracks are extraordinary in many respects. They show a raw, gritty singer and his band just as they are taking off, making great, original music, while loving every minute of it. They also show why Russell was considered one of the greatest live acts in the annals of rock music. The bonus tracks are a great addition to an already great album, and the fact that they are of such a high quality for the era is nothing short of remarkable. The combination of Live In Japan and the Live in Houston '71 tracks make this is a must-have for any Leon Russell fan.

ARTIST SITE   |   RELEASED: August 9, 2011   on Omnivore


   

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TRACK LISTING


1. Heaven
2. Over The Rainbow / God Put A Rainbow
3. Queen Of The Roller Derby
4. Roll Away The Stone
5. Tight Rope
6. Sweet Emily
7. Alcatraz
8. You Don't Have To Go
9. A Song for You/Of Thee I Sing / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
10. Alcatraz
11. Stranger In A Strange Land
12. Groupie (Superstar)
13. Roll Over Beethoven
14. Blues Power / Shoot Out On The Plantation / As The Years Go Passing By / The Woman I Love
15. Jumping Jack Flash
16. Of Thee I Sing / Yes I Am

 UPCOMING TOUR DATES

 Aug 
 02 
Plymouth, NH, US
Leon Russell at The Flying Monkey
 Aug 
 06 
Burlington, VT, US
Leon Russell with Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band at Higher Ground
 Aug 
 07 
Norfolk, CT, US
Leon Russell at Infinity Hall
 Aug 
 22 
Wilmington, NC, US
Leon Russell at Brooklyn Arts Center
 Sep 
 03 
London, UK
Leon Russell at Cadogan Hall
 Sep 
 04 
Helsinki, Finland
Leon Russell at Savoy-teatteri
 Sep 
 11 
Danville, IL, US
Phases of the Moon 2014
 Oct 
 14 
Springfield, MO, US
Willie Nelson and Leon Russell at Shrine Mosque
 Oct 
 16 
Kansas City, MO, US
Leon Russell at Knuckleheads
 Oct 
 21 
Oakland, CA, US
Leon Russell at Yoshi's Jazz Club, Oakland
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