December 5, 2019 – 5:21 am


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Osaka 1983 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan; July 29, 1983. Very good soundboard (low gen).

This tour was later made into a video with the Tokyo performance, but many fans may not be aware that this Osaka performance is in circulation. [Robbie Robertson left the group in 1976.]

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Thanks to julsay for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.

Low gen cassette sbd copy owned by tour agent > Jerry Moore reel > my cassette > sony sbm-1 > HHB CDR recorder

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Disc 1
Track 101. Rag Mama Rag 4:24
Track 102. Long Black Veil 5:05
Track 103. Up On Cripple Creek 5:35
Track 104. The Shape I’m In 4:11
Track 105. It Makes No Difference 6:54
Track 106. Milk Cow Blues 3:42
Track 107. Mystery Train 4:53
Track 108. King Harvest 3:52
Track 109. Voodoo Music 5:41
Track 110. WS Walcott Medicine Show 3:50
49 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. You Don’t Know Me 3:35
Track 202. Stage Fright 5:26
Track 203. Caledonia 6:33
Track 204. Genetic Method, Chest Fever 7:16
Track 205. Java Blues 4:28
Track 206. I Shall Be Released 3:54
Track 207. Get Back To Memphis 4:22
Track 208. The Weight 5:55
42 mins

Levon Helm - vocals, drums, mandolin, guitar
Rick Danko - vocals, bass, guitar
Richard Manuel - vocals, piano, drums
Garth Hudson - keyboards, saxophone
Earl Cate - guitar
Ernie Cate - keyboards
Ron Eoff - bass
Terry Cagle - drums

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  1. 58 Responses to “THE BAND - OSAKA 1983”

  2. Rumor has it this was a band of Big Uns

    By U L E on Dec 5, 2019

  3. Same set list as the Tokyo show. But thanks.

    By Chin Ho on Dec 5, 2019

  4. Not the same without that pri*k Robbie Robertson, but still a stellar show. Thanks!

    By Mark on Dec 5, 2019

  5. I saw this tour in Manchester, NH 15 September 1984 for the River-fest Celebration. I have an audience recording tucked away someplace recorded on my old Sony D7 Cassette recorder. This sounds great. This same band with the Cate Brothers opened up for the Grateful Dead 06 September 1980 Lewiston, Maine and had the Dead-Heads standing with mouth’s wide open with heads full of doses just shaking. WTF? Another great show. Thank You so much again. Our commercial free show can be heard Saturdays 3-6 PM eastern time at from the campus of U-MASS-LOWELL in Lowell, MA. Tune into “The Blues Deluxe Show” . Our show has been on for 30+ years. Turn it up & Many Thanks again to Big O. Our hero~!

    By Bootleg-Steve on Dec 5, 2019

  6. Mark once again gets a shot in at a legendary performer. How do you know Robbie Robertson is a prick Hebrew Mark ? Did you ever meet the man ? Go away Mark .

    By T J on Dec 5, 2019

  7. Also I don’t think Robbie is Jewish . I believe he is Canadian with Native American heritage.

    By T J on Dec 5, 2019

  8. The band wasn’t the band without RR . Just saying.

    By Bill on Dec 5, 2019

  9. simply because Robbie chose to invest his money instead of killing himself with drugs and alcohol many so -called fans think he is the bad guy. Helm,Danko and Manuel all had the opportunity to keep earning residuals but instead wanted cash buyouts to support their life styles. I chose to love the Band in its entirety and blame no one person for its demise. like they said in the Last Waltz..”It`s a damn impossible way of life” rejoice in the fact we still hear new shows and have all those glorious lps from Big Pink on to savor..The Band is Dead..Long Live the Band.

    By sluggo on Dec 5, 2019

  10. I never met him, but Levon Helm did, and he related many stories of RR’s obnoxious behaviors. Others in the industry have similar stories to tell. And I have seen enough interviews to come to my conclusion that he’s a pretentious yahoo. But I acknowledge he’s a hell of a guitar player and songwriter.

    Don’t cry, T J- It’s just my opinion. It cannot harm you in any way unless you value my opinion so much that if I say something you disagree with it wounds you.

    I’m not going away, so you might as well just skip my posts or develop a thicker skin.

    By Mark on Dec 5, 2019

  11. Another fine post…thanks! This will go very well with the Byrds reunion show from yesterday. Thanks for sharing…

    By MisterManiac on Dec 6, 2019

  12. Hey TJ-

    I see you’re upping your Ass Hole game lately. Trying to keep up with Derrick, HHH, Anti, and all the other bigoted idiots.

    Glad you found a way to enjoy yourself here (at everyone elses expense) because being a cunt is probably your only enjoyment in life.

    Oh, and your bit about Robertson not being Jewish because he’s Canadian. That’s funny, but you just go on with your driveling dotard self!

    Have a great night!

    By Golda Meir on Dec 6, 2019

  13. Did somebody call?
    Here I am.
    Ask me about how my family escaped the Holocaust and emigrated to Toronto…and the hundred of thousands of other Canadian Jews.

    By Geddy Lee on Dec 6, 2019

  14. Is Golda Meir one of Marks other usernames? Nice try Mark . Now go away.

    By HHH on Dec 6, 2019

  15. Cate Brothers in on this one. Arkansas’s finest! Thanks BigO!!

    By oneL on Dec 6, 2019

  16. I only stated the fact that Robertson wasn’t Jewish . I’m sorry that offended some people. hhh ‘ I’ve also asked Mark to go away but he’s like a cancer that keeps growing.

    By T J on Dec 6, 2019

  17. I’ll weigh in on this shit . Mark is definitely a Jew bastard. He sucks dics ‘ I’d bet the fuckin ranch on it . Hey Anti you still with us dude ? Lonely place without your input . Hey what you think of this show ? Pretty fuckin good but I miss Robbie too .

    By Derrick on Dec 6, 2019

  18. Saw Robbie star in the movie Carny back in the early 80s . Weird movie bout carnival life. Think Robbie wrote the script . Co Stars was Jody Foster and Gary Bussy

    By Derrick on Dec 6, 2019

  19. Robbie I think has wrote several movie scores . He’s good friends with Martin Scorcese

    By Derrick on Dec 6, 2019

  20. Robbie and Garth Hudson are sadly the only band members still with us . Levon , Danko and Richard Manuel have all passed away .

    By Bill on Dec 6, 2019

  21. Hey Anti ‘ if your still with us . Watching the cowboys play the bears 7 7 first quarter. Man that motherfuckin hi yeller Dak Prescott just can’t throw the motherfuckin ball with accuracy. Throws behind receivers. Throws in the dirt . Overthrows receivers . Fuckin coons and hi yellers ain’t good passers . The only thing they is good at is runnin like fuckin monkeys. Prescott needs to be benched for Cooper Rush instead Jerrah is going to give that hi yeller 40 fuckin million a year

    By Derrick on Dec 6, 2019

  22. Jason Garrett clapping away as usual

    By Derrick on Dec 6, 2019

  23. Coach Landry would never have let a coon or hi yeller play QB. We ain’t never goin to win nuthin with Prescott

    By Derrick on Dec 6, 2019

  24. Yeah, Derrick I saw Carny also. I liked it.

    By Mark on Dec 6, 2019

  25. RR did the soundtrack for Scoesesee’s King of Comedy with Robert DeNiro. Highlight of the soundtrack was Van Morrison’s song “Wonderful Remark.”

    By Mark on Dec 6, 2019

  26. Cant we boys and men just get along and have a sausage party

    By The Gay Mark on Dec 6, 2019

  27. Robbie Robertson – “Between Trains” was the best song on Scoesesee’s King of Comedy If it had ended up on a Band album,It would be among their many classic,Bill do not responded,you know shit.

    By Tom Petty's Ghost on Dec 7, 2019

  28. Mark,do you live a double life,A while back you raved about how great Robbie Robertson Is,now you bagging him,like you know him ,I have seen enough interviews to come to my conclusion that he’s pretentious yahoo(Your Words)Do you be-leave everything you read,You are the pretentious one here….

    By Tom Petty's Ghost on Dec 7, 2019

  29. TPG- Two things can be true at the same time. Someone can be a musical genius in the studio and onstage while being a bit of a pri*k otherwise. I’m not basing my opinion solely on what others have written. RR’s interview snippets in The Last Waltz and other interviews I’ve seen with him contribute to form my opinion.

    Do you really think it’s impossible to have an opinion about someone unless you personally know them well?

    And again, why does my opinion matter so much to you? I’m not setting out to make you unhappy so maybe you should just not read my comments if they upset you so much.

    By Mark on Dec 7, 2019

  30. Yes I understand now,Two things can be true at the same time You are a know all prick and pretentious that’s my opinion,and you don’t make me unhappy I just don’t like smart ass college boys coming to a great music site an making out your smarter than the rest of us by repeating what you read in the Rolling Stone and a interview from 1976….

    By Tom Petty's Ghost on Dec 7, 2019

  31. One more thing do you and Bill stutter,or just like repeating your self Over and Over?…

    By Tom Petty's Ghost on Dec 7, 2019

  32. Derrick, I told ya man’ your shit is boring now.

    You say your a racist ok but I don’t like homos either and your as queer as they come. Your always talkin bout suckin dic. Your a pervert and all the football talk don’t fool me no more. I don’t wanna spit roast HHH either. Get back to the glory hole you faggot

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 7, 2019

  33. I only came on here to rip it out of Bill. But now I’m haunting the college boy too. But ultimately I’m like most posters on here, I know fuckin nada

    By Tom Petty’s Ghost on Dec 7, 2019

  34. Yeah Anti ‘ Derrick sucks. And he swallows too, ask TJ

    By T Curtis on Dec 7, 2019

  35. Don’t troll Derrick

    I wanna be split roasted by the biggest dics on here. Any volunteers guys?

    By HHH on Dec 7, 2019

  36. Anyone remember Michael Sam of St Louis?

    My favorite player of all time.

    By Derrick on Dec 7, 2019

  37. not me derrick/hhh. cocsucker is some pussy afraid to use their real s/n.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 7, 2019

  38. Merry Christmas Bigo…can only wish that in the New Year some of the trolls find full time work.

    By sluggo on Dec 7, 2019

  39. TPG- good for you for expressing your opinions. I bet you are every bit as smart as me. And your opinions do give me something to think about. I will try not to sound so haughty in the future.

    By Mark on Dec 7, 2019

  40. I only came on here to etc,I’m flattered that your posting for me,Looks like mark you are suffering from duel personalty disorder talking and answering yourself,sorry college boy not me who posted the last one, I never use a lame word like nada more in your vocabulary I was not expressing an opinion,just fact…nice try!

    By Tom Petty's Ghost on Dec 7, 2019

  41. Sorry I mistook someone else for being you. I use only one name, my own, and unlike some people here, and I don’t post pretending to be others. Sorry that you can’t see I was sincere in what I wrote. Some people just want to argue, so I’ll leave you to your own devices.

    By Mark on Dec 7, 2019

  42. I know it wasn’t you Anti . The queers and Jew bastards is out in full force.

    By Derrick on Dec 7, 2019

  43. And yeah ‘ I really believe Mark is a motherfuckin Jew bastard who sucks Dics .

    By Derrick on Dec 7, 2019

  44. your right derrick. he probably would love to be cornholed. i’ve been layin low because of all the same dopey comments. the clapper might get replaced by harbaugh im hearing

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 8, 2019

  45. the cowboys need a new coach real bad derrick. dont know why jerry is jackinoff. tomorrow my giants with eli are gonna destroy philly. my other team the colts suck with that coon qb

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 8, 2019

  46. mithch trubisky and josh rosen are jew bastards

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Dec 8, 2019

  47. Shut up Derrick.

    By Shut Up Derrick on Dec 8, 2019

  48. Yeah Anti ‘ the motherfuckin nfl has become a league of Coons

    By Derrick on Dec 8, 2019

  49. Coons can’t really play the QB position. They is great athletes but ain’t smart enough to read defenses and most is average to below average passers . Dak Prescott is a fuckin Hi Yeller who ain’t really that good an athlete ( guess it’s that white blood ) who also is a shitty passer who overthrows receivers and throws passes behind them and bounces passes in the dirt .

    By Derrick on Dec 8, 2019

  50. Tony Romo was a great QB who unfortunately was done in by injuries. Jerry also wasted his prime years by putting a shitty team behind him for most of his career. When he finally got a decent team Tony’s body was broke down .

    By Derrick on Dec 8, 2019

  51. Troy Aikman said that Jerrah was more of a problem then Garrett . Think about it . Who the fuck fires their coach after back to back super bowl wins like Jerry did to Jimmy Johnson. Even though they won another super bowl with Barry Switzer it was with Jimmys players . They won despite Switzer.

    By Derrick on Dec 8, 2019

  52. Jerrah only wants puppets and yes men coaching. What good coach wants to come to Dallas and have Jerry micromanage everything. The only good coach Jerry has had since Jimmy was Bill Parcels who finally had enough of Jerry’s bullshit and quit .

    By Derrick on Dec 8, 2019

  53. The fuckin team this year is a mess . Awful play calling ‘ no focus Can’t tackle ‘ teams run up and down the field on them . Garrett and his stooges on the sidelines look like statues. No emotion or passion. The players don’t respect the coaches cause they know that Jerrah is really the only person in charge

    By Derrick on Dec 8, 2019

  54. Jerrah is really the coach . He just need to finally put on his coaches hat and stand on the sidelines and coach the team . He won’t though cause he wants a scapegoat when they don’t win

    By Derrick on Dec 8, 2019

  55. His fuckin dumbass son Steven is almost as dumb as Jerrah. Sad to say for cowboys fans we ain’t never goin to get away from the Joneses anytime soon .Theys even grandkids in the mix . When Jerrah finally kicks the bucket they’ll be his kids and grandkids taking over the team

    By Derrick on Dec 8, 2019

  56. The Cowboys ain’t won a super bowl since the 95 season and it’s because of Jerry Jones . Once he finally fired Garrett and his flunkies he’ll just replace them with different shifty coaches . More of the same . Jerrah is a billionaire so he really dont give a fuck .

    By Derrick on Dec 8, 2019

  57. Jerry holds press conferences and addresses the team before the coach after every game . What other owner does that shit ?

    By Derrick on Dec 8, 2019

  58. Gay Mark. When’s the party start? Got mine in my hand, now. Ready to unload in your mouth. Early Xmas gift. Hope you want more. Santa.

    By Thick guy on Dec 11, 2019

  59. Why not post lossless, you Singapore cunts?

    By FLAC on Dec 18, 2019

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