Japan: Late 1985/early ’86
Value: It recently sold for $60 but that was a lucky bid for the seller, as I have seen it sell for as low as $23. Night Ranger just are not that collectible.
Source: Back cover states this was recorded at Long Beach Arena – Japanese bootleggers favorite US venue – in June of 1985. They toured Japan in April and May of 1985 just prior to the release of Seven Wishes album, which are emphasized on the back cover, which makes me think that this is really a ‘Live in Japan’ recording.
1615 A: Touch of Madness / Rumors in the Air / Eddie’s comin’ out Tonight 1615 B: Seven Wishes / Sentimental Street / Faces / This Boy needs to Rock 1616 A: Call my Name / Sing me Away / Close your Eyes / Night Ranger 1616 B: You can still Rock in America / Sister Christian / Don’t tell me you love me
If you have any further information regarding this release, please leave a comment.
Japan: 1985 – they toured Japan in December of ’83 and in 1985
A concert listing in New York magazine, retrieved online, confirms that Night Ranger did indeed perform a concert at the Pier in NYC on 23 July 1984 (Tony Carey opened).
While it’s usually not easy to value Japanese bootlegs – which range from the $12 I paid for an ETS release to the $3K that a pristine Pink Floyd Tokyo/Osaka Triple might go for – , this one goes for $30 these days.
If you can help identify/confirm the source for this recording, please leave a comment.
Japan: 1984 – Their Live In Japan 1983 video was quite popular back in the day.
Source: I would have been stumped and left with nothing but a small image blown up to larger (and grainier) proportions from an old eBay auction, had it not been for this Japanese blog post:
“It is described as a 1984 LA Forum performance, but it seems to be a Japanese performance as usual
2 pairs of audience recording. It is analog quality sound quality.
Shiro’s works are generally red (purple?) Jacket, but there are also blue jackets.
Looking at the label it seems to be the same manufacturer as the manufacturer who produced Rainbow boot “Sweet Silence”.
What is the exact source? If you know, please leave a comment.
XL/Shiro would produce two more Night Ranger bootlegs.