April 18, 2012 – 12:19 pm

“Hello, kambawa Tokyo…”

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Mr Midnight [no label, 2CD]

Live at the International Forum, Tokyo, Japan; October 26, 2010. Very good to excellent sound - a mix between an In Ear Monitor source (soundboard) and an audience source.

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Days before leaving for Japan, Mick Ralphs informed the band he could not [join] the tour due to a hip problem leaving Howard Leese as the primary guitarist. Leese definitely steps up and does a very good job filling his shoes on such short notice. Opening all shows on the tour is Paul’s son, Steve Rodgers.

Mr. Midnight features the last date of the Japanese tour in Tokyo. Advertised as a mix between a front row audience source and an In Ear Monitor mix, the IEM definitely dominates the audio with little evidence of the audience source. All instruments are heard in the mix with the focus on the lead and backing vocals. This most likely comes from Paul Rodgers’ mix where his voice is the most prominent with guitar and bass laying just under the drums. At times the backing vocals are a bit loud but get better as the night continues.

The tape starts with a full version of The Beatles “I Am The Walrus” over the PA before the band hits the stage with “Can’t Get Enough”… perhaps the band’s greatest opening number and sets the tone for the rest of the show. After “Honey Child” Paul greets the audience in Japanese while taking a seat at the piano for “Run With The Pack”…

Paul plays a three-minute acoustic ditty, “Yoakeno Keiji” also known as “Twilight Zone”, written some years earlier for a Japanese TV show. “Feel Like Makin’ Love” is preceded by some nice mandolin from Howard Leese. Paul flubs a line in “Shooting Star” proving that even seasoned veterans lose their way from time to time while Howard Leese provides a tasty guitar solo…

“Bad Company” is the first of four encores followed by “Be My Friend” from Rodgers and Kirk’s days with Free. Simon Kirk is quoted as saying this was an emotional moment bringing back memories of the late Paul Kossoff. “Stormy Monday” brings out the best in Paul Rodgers’ soulful blues style and brings an unexpected twist to the end of a successful show and tour.
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Disc 1
101. Intro (I Am The Walrus) - Omitted
Track 102. Can’t Get Enough (6.7MB)
Track 103. Honey Child (5.5MB)
Track 104. Run With The Pack (7.5MB)
Track 105. Burnin’ Sky (9.7MB)
Track 106. Oh! Atlanta (7.5MB)
Track 107. Seagull (7.1MB)
Track 108. Gone, Gone, Gone (8.4MB)
Track 109. Mr. Midnight (6.3MB)
Track 110. Yoakeno Keiji (5.1MB)
Track 111. Electric Land (10.0MB)
Track 112. Feel Like Makin’ Love (10.4MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Shooting Star (12.3MB)
Track 202. Rock And Roll Fantasy including Ticket To Ride and I Feel Fine (9.4MB)
Track 203. Movin’ On (8.8MB)
Encore #1
Track 204. Bad Company (11.2MB)
Track 205. Be My Friend (15.0MB)
Encore #2
Track 206. Ready For Love (16.0MB)
Track 207. Stormy Monday Blues (8.4MB)

Paul Rodgers - vocals, piano, guitar, harmonica
Simon Kirke - drums
Howard Leese - guitar
Lynn Sorensen - bass

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  1. 6 Responses to “BAD COMPANY - TOKYO 2010”

    Well, I might grab this one now!

    Not the same tired and trite BAD CO setlist.

    Hard to believe, these guys used to be one of the bands that ruled the 70’s. You could never see Zeppelin, the tours were so infrequent, but one could actually get to see BAD COMPANY live!

    By THE Russian Assassin on Apr 18, 2012

  3. paul rodgers is one of the classic rock guys who can still get out there and not look or sound dated.

    By sluggo on Apr 18, 2012

  4. Sorry to interrupt but-
    Dick Clark dead at 82

    Levon Helm in final stages of cancer.

    and Ted Nugent opened his mouth again and will be hunted by Secret Service sans prostitutes.

    and the funny version,3085/

    By sking on Apr 19, 2012

  5. To hear Mick Ralphs with Bad Company, check out Big O’s other recording of Bad Co in 2010:

    BAD COMPANY Live at the BBC Radio Theatre, London; March 26, 2010. BBC 2 In Concert - broadcast on October 21, 2010. Very good FM broadcast.

    By 4yrsnojob on Apr 19, 2012

  6. Let us not forget…. ROBIN GIBB!

    LEVON HELM and ROBIN GIBB…. please get well soon…. lets pray they are not suffering.

    Just another part of our childhood gone. Pre-MTV, that was THE ONLY place (just about) to see our idols live and in the flesh!

    I will never forget seeing PUBLIC IMAGE on BANDSTAND! What a magic morning that was in 1980!

    By THE Russian Assassin on Apr 19, 2012

  7. u could never see zep?? they toured the usa in 70 71 72 73 75 and 77. i saw them 16x and my first time was in 73. and im not counting anything since 77.

    if u can get ahold of the bad co set from a couple of years ago that they did i believe from hollywood fla at the hard rock in 08 trust me on this. its one of their hottest sets i have ever watched / listened to in my entire music listening career. ive seen them live about 8-12x. i have dozens of their shows. ive never seen paul do a bad show. even at his worst he will sing his fn ass off. i wouldnt be surprised if his throat bleeds after some of these shows. not all singers can call what they have an instrument. his is.
    and with howard in the line up? holy crap!! id give anything to be able to see these guys again. ive known howard since the first time he showed up in nyc with heart. btw.. no one in rock has a hotter wife. trust me on this. normally when i would photograph band members id cut out their chicks cuz i was into the pics for myself. with leese i went out of my way to get her into the pics. haha. but now im in columbus ohio and chances are ill never get to see these guys again. sigh.

    this set looks wonderful. lets thank god cyndi lauper didnt make a guest appearance in the middle. lol.

    By darth on Apr 19, 2012

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