At Budokan

At Budokan

by Bob DylanBob Dylan


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A two-disc accounting of Bob Dylan's 1978 world tour during one of its early stops. The songs have again been rearranged in a style many found too grandiose, but the band is frequently effective.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074643606721
catalogNumber: 36067
Rank: 79279

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Dylan   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Rob Stoner   Bass,Vocals
Bobbye Hall   Percussion
Steven Soles   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Billy Cross   Guitar
Jo Ann Harris   Vocals
David Mansfield   Dobro,Guitar,Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Violin
Alan Pasqua   Keyboards
Helena Springs   Vocals
Ian Wallace   Drums
Steve Douglas   Flute,Recorder,Saxophone
Debi Dye   Vocals

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Don DeVito   Producer
Teppei Kasai   Engineer
Jacques Levy   Composer
Tamoo Suzuki   Engineer
Tetsuro Tomita   Engineer
G.H. Sukegawa   Engineer

Customer Reviews

At Budokan 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
First, this album was recorded in 1978 and came out in April of 1979, Dylan's first Christian album came out later in August of 1979, so if the critics were judging Budokan because of Slow Train Coming (as an earlier reviewer indicated), the critics had it backwards (again). Budokan should be seen for itself. It certainly is a very different Dylan album. Its not exactly mellow, but it is played in front of a very respectful crowd which is so quit that you almost forget this is a live album. But that is far from being a bad thing. These songs are beautifully performed and every detail of the performance can be heard. Now I love the Rock elements of Before the Flood and The Rolling Thunder Revue, but this live set comes across as a meditation, a glory in the song itself, not that these recordings lack power, they just lack the screaming crowds. This is not a popular Dylan album, but it is none-the-less one of his best.
glauver More than 1 year ago
At the time (1978) this album was released the critics seemed split about its merits. After Dylan's Christian period many of them, especially at Rolling Stone, completely dismissed it. I always liked many of the redone songs. The female singers detract as often as they help but Bob sounds pretty good and the band is quite versatile. Before the Flood and Live 1966 are the best live Dylan efforts but this is interesting, more so than Real Live or Dylan and the Dead.