October 23, 2008

CHEAP TRICK’S BUDOKAN!

30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION on 3 CD/1 DVD!!
Thanks for the head's up of this new re-release from follow blogger:
Layla's Classic Rock


Rick in Tampa 2008 photo by Java John









From
CheapTrick.com

“I WANT YOU... TO WANT... ME” ON DVD!

CHEAP TRICK’S BUDOKAN!: 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION,
5.1 SURROUND SOUND DVD + 3CD PACKAGE CELEBRATES LANDMARK TOKYO CONCERT OF 1978

CHEAP TRICK’S LIVE AT BUDOKAN NOW BECOMES A “SIGHT & SOUND” EVENT AS 1978 CONCERT FOOTAGE IS RELEASED FOR THE FIRST TIME, ALONGSIDE NEWLY MIXED AND MASTERED AUDIO
OF THE ORIGINAL CONCERT ON 3 CDs

DVD features original concert that aired once on Japanese television in 1978 – never aired in U.S. and commercially available for the first time in this package, plus new 2008 interviews with the band members and other people involved with the landmark concert...Follows historic Cheap Trick concert return to Budokan in April 2008

Box set available starting November 11, 2008, through Epic/Legacy;
180 gram audiophile vinyl pressing of original LP in stores October 28th

(SEE VIDEO CLIP BELOW)

I've been a huge fan of Cheap Trick's fun lovin' rock n roll since the first time I heard "Surrender" for Budokan...as are I'm sure millions of folks that were teenagers in the late '70's are. That album was just pure energy! And having grown up a fan of "The Dead End Kids", the look of Rick Nielson and Bun E Carlos was just perfect!

The first time I had the pleasure to see the band was at the FLORIDA WORLD MUSIC FEST April 1979....what a line up! Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Cheap Trick, Brownsville (Station), and Mahogany Rush. The news that night reported that Ted Nugent could be heard 8 miles away from the Tangerine Bowl! What a show!


















I saw the band once or twice in the eighties, the not again till this decade. First off, Robin Zander showed up at Rick Derringer's "Musicians 4 Disaster Relief" at Universal Studios Orlando in February '05, a concert to help Hurricane and /Tsunami victims (sadly, Rick had to cancel out). Others on the bill that night: Eddy Money, Dickie Betts, Loverboy, Michael Bolton, Twisted Sister (first night reuniting), and Mark Farner. All whom autographed my commemorative artwork (other signed copies were auctioned off for the cause).







M4DR poster by Java John











Then in 2007 Cheap Trick put on an awesome free concert in downtown Orlando promoting their latest release "ROCKFORD" - an awesome concert, and awesome cd. It was the first time my 11 year old son saw the band, and he loved them.
I painted the below Ukulele with the artwork from Rockford, with hopes to get it autographed by the band, sadly no luck - yet!



















And lastly, we got to see Cheap Trick with Heart and Journey this past July in Tampa - they were awesome as ever, and the stage set looked great (see top picture). Can't wait till next time!!

Surrender - Live Orlando 12-31-99


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surrender....but don't give yourself away.....

CHEAP TRICK

1 comment:

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Hey thanks for stopping by my blog! The CD/DVD is yours (I have to listen to it first so I can review it but then will mail it to you).

I love your site. It made me smile, and I needed to smile tonight!

I missed Heart/Cheap Trick/Journey and am still mad at myself for not going! Heart is one of my all time favorites!