BOB DYLAN - TOKYO 1978 (Mr Peach; amended artwork)

August 17, 2014 – 5:17 am

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.
Thanks to Chris Whithouse for the amended back cover.

Live In Japan Vol 3 [Tarantura TCDBD-3-1/2, 2CD]

Live at the Budokan Dai-Hall, Tokyo, Japan; February 23, 1978. Very good audience recording by Terry Peach.

In the ’70s, while Mike Millard was wow-ing fans with his “field” recordings, Mr (Terry) Peach was doing the same in Japan. In fact, Mr Peach has also been referred to as the “Mike Millard of Japan”. Here is a 1978 Mr Peach show for your enjoyment and comparison, with the June 1978 Los Angeles show (click here).

Thanks to cevau for sharing the tracks on the net.

gsparaco reviewed in 2012 at

Bob Dylan always sought to reinterpret and rearrange his songs. But the 1978 Street Legal era remains one of the most interesting and radical. Although Dylan began the year with his first trip to Japan for 11 shows, the most recent releases from this year document the European and American shows from later in the year. Even the releases in the past decade documenting the Japan tour focus upon the Osaka and Tokyo shows from later in the tour. Dylan played the first three shows at Budokan in Tokyo. Audience tapes have been in circulation, but none have found their way onto any release. Tarantura have rectified the situation by releasing uncirculated Mr Peach tapes for these shows.

February 23 captures the third night in Budokan in excellent stereo with a minor tape flip in the middle. It is a good but nervous performance. Dylan himself sounds self-conscious and make several quips through the performance. Before “Love Minus Zero/No Limit,” commenting on a mistake in the lights, jokes “we left the light show home tonight” and after a sloppy “Like A Rolling Stone” he jokes “Thank you!  We almost played that one right.”

The show comes to grand finale with nice versions of “The Man In Me,” “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” and especially “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” using the flute set to a reggae beat. The set ends with “Forever Young” and “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” It is a very good, but not classic, performance. They are still trying to learn the new arrangements and have not yet introduced any new songs to the set.

Click here for the full write-up.

Silver discs (provided by an industry source) > Flac

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Disc 1
Track 101. Monitor check, opening 0:57 (4.6MB)
Track 102. A Hard Rain’s A-gonna Fall (instrumental) 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 103. Lonesome In My Bedroom 2:49 (4.7MB)
Track 104. Mr Tambourine Man 5:17 (8.9MB)
Track 105. I Threw It All Away 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 106. Love Minus Zero/No Limit 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 107. If You See Her Say Hello 4:08 (6.9MB)
Track 108. Ballad Of A Thin Man 4:49 (8.1MB)
Track 109. I Don’t Believe You 4:30 (7.6MB)
Track 110. Maggie’s Farm 5:05 (8.6MB)
Track 111. Girl Of The North Country 4:56 (8.3MB)
Track 112. Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright 5:21 (9.0MB)
Track 113. To Ramona 4:22 (7.3MB)
Track 114. Like A Rolling Stone 5:55 (10.0MB)
Track 115. I Shall Be Released 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 116. Going Going Gone 4:24 (7.4MB)
Track 117. Announcement for 20-min interval 1:07 (1.9MB)
70 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) 5:02 (8.5MB)
Track 202. Blowin’ In The Wind 4:31 (7.3MB)
Track 203. Just Like A Woman 5:04 (8.5MB)
Track 204. Oh Sister 4:52 (8.2MB)
Track 205. You’re A Big Girl Now 5:21 (9.0MB)
Track 206. All Along The Watchtower 4:18 (7.2MB)
Track 207. Simple Twist Of Fate 4:59 (8.4MB)
Track 208. All I Really Want To Do 4:01 (6.7MB)
Track 209. I Want You 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 210. The Man In Me 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 211. Tomorrow Is A Long Time 4:32 (7.6MB)
Track 212. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door 4:52 (8.2MB)
Track 213. Band Introductions 2:01 (3.4MB)
Track 214. It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) 6:39 (11.2MB)
Track 215. Forever Young 6:43 (11.3MB)
Track 216. The Times They Are A-Changin’ 5:34 (9.4MB)
Track 217. Announcement 0:52 (1.5MB)
77 mins

Bob Dylan - rhythm guitar, harmonica, vocals
Billy Cross - lead guitar
Steve Douglas - saxophone, Flute, Recorder
Bobbye Hall - percussion
David Mansfield - pedal steel, violin, mandolin, dobro, guitar
Alan Pasqua - keyboards
Ed Rash - tambourine
Steven Soles - acoustic rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Rob Stoner - bass guitar, backing vocals
Ian Wallace - drums
Debi Dye - backing vocals
Jo Ann Harris - backing vocals
Helena Springs - backing vocals

In 1979, Dylan released Bob Dylan At Budokan, which was recorded on February 28 and March 1, 1978. Click here to order the album.

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  1. 9 Responses to “BOB DYLAN - TOKYO 1978 (Mr Peach; amended artwork)”

  2. cheers !

    By Derek on Aug 17, 2014

  3. Wow! Thanks once more Big O! the Japanese Mike Milard? Brilliant!

    Any chance of a rescan for the artwork? It’s awful small and isn’t clear. The back cover especially. Just a small point and I could make my own from the info you provide here but it is a shame

    Thanks anyhoo!

    By swappers on Aug 17, 2014

  4. Many thanks. Nice memory of how things were back in 78 …. saw this show when it reached London and it was good, very good - even superb. Wonderful band and Bob was out in front leading like the champion performer is was/still is! Anyway, thanks again.

    By Canute on Aug 17, 2014

  5. Wow! Absolutely love this site! Thank you!

    By Paul Best on Aug 17, 2014

  6. Hello swappers

    This is the best we can do… for now. Have not come across high-res scan of artwork.

    By bigozine2 on Aug 17, 2014

  7. Very great, another 78 concert, Thanks !!

    By C on Aug 18, 2014

  8. wow -

    By darth on Aug 27, 2014

  9. WOW indeed darth

    By GMAL on Aug 27, 2014

  10. great to hear this!!
    I think its a really strong performance overall
    ROLLING STONE IS EXCELLENT!!! maybe the ending of it is slightly shaky but but no way is this version sloppy!!. how I Wish he could still sing it with the same power and passion as he does here.
    Its an excellent concert with songs not featured later in the tour MANY THANKS!!

    By great mate on Dec 4, 2014

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