April 2, 2011 – 3:57 am

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Budokan 1972 [HeartBreakers Records, 2CD]

Live at the Budokan, Tokyo, Japan; May 4, 1972. Very good audience recording.

As the radioactive leak at Fukushima continues - at press time, 4,385 times the legal level; and the leakage already finding its way to the United States - our cover story this week by Mike Whitney (Is Fukushima Ready To Blow?) is a grim reminder of what can go wrong when a country goes nuclear. Procol Harum’s Power Failure seems prophetically prescient somehow.

While we relive these shows by Ten Years After and Procol Harum in Japan in 1972 (now, that’s a double-bill that’s not likely to come to a stadium near you; plus the performances are top notch), let’s also spare a thought for the recent earthquake victims of Japan, China and New Zealand.

And for those who can, in your own countries, donate to a charity that is sending aid to Japan and/or any of the afflicted places.

Thanks to Doinker who shared the tracks in 2006 and to genkigen for keeping the show alive.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Ten Years After
Track 101. One Of These Days [5:55] (9.4MB)
Track 102. Once There Was A Time [3:30] (5.6MB)
Track 103. Standing At The Station [12:17] (20.1MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 103. Standing At The Station (megaupload link)
Track 104. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [7:55] (12.6MB)
Track 105. Hobbit [8:27] (13.5MB)
Track 106. Slow Blues In C [8:42] (13.9MB)
Track 107. Scat Thing / I Can’t Keep From Cryin’ Sometimes [17:48] (29.2MB)
Track 108. I’m Going Home / Blue Suede Shoes [9:02] (14.4MB)

Disc 2
Ten Years After
Track 201. Sweet Little Sixteen [6:46] (10.8MB)

Procol Harum
Track 202. Shine On Brightly [4:20] (6.9MB)
Track 203. Simple Sister [3:33] (5.6MB)
Track 204. Whaling Stories [7:53] (12.6MB)
Track 205. Fires (Which Burn Brightly) [5:29] (8.7MB)
Track 206. Conquistador [5:03] (8.0MB)
Track 207. Homburg [4:20] (6.9MB)
Track 208. Bringing Home The Bacon [4:45] (7.6MB)
Track 209. Power Failure [7:53] (12.6MB)
Track 210. A Salty Dog [5:11] (8.3MB)
Track 211. In The Autumn Of My Madness [12:04] (29.2MB)
Track 212. A Whiter Shade Of Pale [6:42] (10.7MB)

Click on the link to order Ten Years After releases.

Click on the link to order Procol Harum releases.

  1. 14 Responses to “TEN YEARS AFTER, PROCOL HARUM - TOKYO 1972”

  2. hey bigo, i’ll definitely get the ten years after set! i enjoyed the last show you posted. i’ll just won’t split it. make track 1 of disc 2 track 9. i’m not real familiar with procol harum.


    By Ed Saad on Apr 2, 2011

  3. Standing at the Station is fantastic. I’ve been to concerts in Tokyo, and this one is bringing back some memories. Three different great ones, King Crimson, David Bowie, Echo and the Bunnymen, 1983-84. Be well amigos and thanks for keeping the music alive.
    James, Sophia University, 1984

    By James on Apr 2, 2011

  4. Top Sound You are the Best!!!!!!!

    By Udo on Apr 2, 2011

  5. Awesome! PH & TYA. Sounds fine as well. Thank you.

    By lanzarishi on Apr 2, 2011

  6. I can’t believe Ed Saad is unfamiliar with anyone , let alone Procol Harum. Ed, you will like Procol Harum.

    By JamWel on Apr 3, 2011

  7. @ jamwel. ok. i don’t know about “unfamilar with anyone”. read some of my posts, and you’ll see what i know. i download 95% of the shows offered by bigo. i usually pass on shows that have ommited tracks or stuff like lady gaga.


    By Ed Saad on Apr 3, 2011

  8. Thanks bigO!

    @Ed Saad. Robin Trower was lead guitarist with Procol Harum, if that helps.

    By Namoosedog on Apr 3, 2011

  9. hey namoosedog, thanks. yes, i knew he played with them, but is he on this show? i listened to some samples of one of their greatest hits, and it really wasn’t hitting me.

    i really like the trower show bigo offered last year and the ones with jack bruce and gary husband. great stuff.

    if you’re on the book of faces, look me up.


    By Ed Saad on Apr 4, 2011

  10. here’s the trower boot i mentioned above, if anybody wants it. it’s hendrix.


    By Ed Saad on Apr 4, 2011

  11. The Procol Harum cut you list as “In the Autumn of My Madness” is actually “In Held ‘Twas In I” (basically an extended multi-part epic from the Shine On Brightly album), although the first line (repeated a few times) IS “In the autumn of my madness” which to a non-Procol listener sounds like it’d make a good title. Off-topic, they were Douglas Adams’ favorite band, for any Hitchhiker’s Guide fans - Gary Brooker, Procol founding member, played at his funeral a few years back. There’s also a problematic edit/ jump at 10:10 in this track, probably from the original recording. Robin Trower had left to form his own band in 1971, so the guitarist on this recording is probably Dave Ball, who stepped in for Trower; a year later, in late ‘72, Mick Grabham took over for five years or so.

    By DouglasEC on Apr 7, 2011

  12. @ douglasec so i have no regrets i will get the procol harum set. this way i’ll have the complete budokan sets. i made a note of “in held ’twas in i” too. it’s actually on the artwork listed. i checked the other titles and i think it’s fires (which burnt brightly). everything else seems correct.


    By Ed Saad on Apr 9, 2011

  13. hey bigo, thanks. i’ll tell you this is better than i thought it would be. not bad at all. i played it walking and running earlier. i don’t know if i’ll start collecting all their shows or albums, but, it’s nice to have atleast one show by them.

    put up more avant!


    By Ed Saad on Apr 9, 2011

  14. any more informations about this show?

    By Walter on Apr 17, 2011

  15. I grabbed the PH set. I’m a huge fan and appreciate the chance to hear another show from them.

    By Matt on Apr 21, 2011

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