Live in Japan

Live in Japan

by Leon Russell


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Released roughly a year after Leon Russell performed an unlikely mainstream comeback with the assistance of Elton John, the 2011 disc Live in Japan contains a wealth of live performances from Russell at his peak. The first section of the record was indeed recorded at Budokan in Japan while Leon was on tour in 1973, running through hits like "Tight Rope," folding "A Song for You" into a medley, and generally rocking like a madman. The second section is taken from a 1971 show from Houston, recordings that are rowdier and rougher, both in performance and audio. Even if this is a bit of a ragged, woolly comp, it has plenty to offer: despite the presence of 1973's Leon Live, there aren't many live records of Russell in full flight, so this taste of him rocking ferociously is indeed welcome.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/09/2011
Label: Omnivore Recordings
UPC: 0816651010035
catalogNumber: 101003
Rank: 135836

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leon Russell   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Chuck Blackwell   Drums
Ambrose Campbell   Conga
Joey Cooper   Guitar,Background Vocals
John Gallie   Organ
Rev. Patrick Henderson   Piano,Vocals
Wayne Perkins   Guitar,Background Vocals
Carl Radle   Bass
Nettie Davenport   Background Vocals
Delrose Allen   Background Vocals
Charlene Foster   Background Vocals
Carolyn Cook   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jimmy Reed   Composer
Lester Flatt   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Don Preston   Composer
Bonnie Bramlett   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Eric Clapton   Composer
Denny Cordell   Producer
Greg Dempsey   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Deadric Malone   Composer
Peter Nicholls   Producer
Cheryl Pawelski   Reissue Producer
Keith Richards   Composer
Suenori Fukui   Engineer,Remixing
Steve Todoroff   Liner Notes
Joe Josea   Composer
Takashi Kitazawa   Director
Patrick Henderson   Composer,Liner Notes
Nobuya Itoh   Producer

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