Live At Budokan
Other Releases By Willie Nelson
In 1984, Willie Nelson was coming into the beginning of his popularity, having racked up 16 No. 1 country hits from the previous decade and crossing over to the pop charts multiple times, while starring in a series of hit movies and becoming one of the most recognized figures in popular culture. He united fans across genres and generations and his live shows had already become legendary.
In February of that year, he performed in Tokyo to kick off a five-city tour that marked his first time playing in Japan, showing how global his appeal had become. The first shows were at the Budokan, the legendary martial arts hall, and the February 23rd show was recorded and filmed for broadcast, eventually seeing release only as a laserdisc in Japan.
However, the video was never released anywhere else and the audio was never released at all…until now.
Exclusively on vinyl for participating independent retailers for RSD Black Friday, this performance finds Willie and Family at a monumental point of their powers and includes a 27-song, hit-filled set across two LPs.