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Japan: 1983 – Whitesnake toured Japan in February of 1983

Matrix: V ETS-2522A 111 + C II, ETS – 2522B 112 +, V ETS-2523A 111 + C II, ETS – 2523B 111 +, V (B) ETS-2524A 111 + C II, ETS – 2524B 111 +

2522 A: The Shadow Of The Blues / Rough And Ready / Ready And Willing
2522 B: Don’t Break My Heart Again / Here I Go Again
2520 A: Love Hunter / Mickey Moody solo / Love Hunter
2520 B: Crying In The Rain / Soldier Of Fortune / Jon Lord On Keyboards
2521 A: Cozy Powell On Drums / 633 Squadron / Over The Top / 1812 Overture / Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
2521 B: Fool For Your Loving / Thank You Blues / Wine, Women And Song / We Wish You Well

Source: Supposedly from Newcastle City Hall on 14 December 1982, however, the following comment from a DP + related bands bootleg discography should make us suspicious: “It’s strange, that all the stage banter is cut out and so there is no real evidence of the place of the show.”

ETS may have done this for all their masters to not have the Japanese recordings stand out like a sore thumb with all their cuts but who knows. It would certainly be very noticeable to remove, for example Jon Lord’s introduction mentioning the city (as heard on the Osaka concert on YT).

 

Band: Whitesnake
Title: Budokan 1983 Monitor Mix Definitive Edition
Date: February 22, 1983
Venue: Budokan, Tokyo, Japan

01 Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues
02 Rough An’ Ready
03 Ready An’ Willing
04 Don’t Break My Heart Again
05 Here I Go Again
06 Love Hunter
07 Micky Moody Guitar Solo & Colin Hodgkinson Bass Solo
08 Love Hunter (Return)
09 Crying In The Rain
10 Jon Lord Keyboard Solo
11 Cozy Powell Drums Solo feat. 633 Squadron & 1812 Overture
12 Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
13 Fool For Your Loving
14 Thank You Audience / Wine, Women An’ Song
15 We Wish You Well

Compare with the Newcastle set list from the 2nd night on 14 December ’82

    Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues
    Rough An’ Ready
    Ready An’ Willing
    Don’t Break My Heart Again
    Here I Go Again
    Lovehunter incl. Moody/Hodgkinson Solo
    Crying In The Rain / Soldier Of Fortune
    Organ Solo
    Drum Solo (cut out)
    Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City (cut in)
    Fool For Your Lovin’
    Thank You Blues
    Wine, Women And Song

 

If someone owns this set, could they please listen and report back if it’s a Japanese concert or not (using the Osaka recording on YT as a guide)?

 

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Japan: 1982

The name points to the fact that three ex-members of Deep Purple were part of the band’s line up in 1981: David Coverdale, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.

The back cover states that this audience recording comes from the Hammersmith Odeon in London on 09 June 1981. While the band performed there on that day, the recording comes from their Japan tour in the second half of June, most probably from Tokyo’s Nakano Sun Plaza Hall. A collector would just have to compare the UD album with the source tapes (which exist for every night of the tour). 

6575A:  Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues / Sweet Talker / Ready An’ Willing / Don’t Break My Heart Again     
6575B:    Till The Day I Die / Love Hunter / Mickey Moody’s Slide Guitar Solo / Love Hunter     
6576A:    Mistreated / Soldier Of Fortune / Woman From Tokyo     
6576B:    Tomorrow Never Knows / Shuffle     / Lazy     / Ian Paice’s Drum Solo / Shuffle / Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City     
6577A:    Would I Lie To You / Fool For Your Loving / Come On
6578A:  Thank You Blues / One Woman Song / We Wish You Well

Q on an on online forum “So tell me,what is your favourite Snake boot? I need direction” A: ““The Deep Purple Old Boys Club”  Tokyo on the come and get it tour, bloody brilliant.

Set list comparison:

Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, June 9th, 1981

01 Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues 05:13
02 Sweet Talker 04:27
03 Ready An’ Willing 05:24
04 Don’t Break My Heart Again 05:51
05 Till The Day I Die 05:48
06 Love Hunter (incl. Micky Moody solo) 10:55
07 Mistreated (incl. Soldier Of Fortune) 14:26
08 Jon Lord solo 05:41
09 Belgian Tom’s Hat Trick (incl. Ian Paice solo) 13:14
10 Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City 08:20
11 Would I Lie To You 06:26
12 Fool For Your Loving 04:04
13 Come On 03:13
14 Thank You Blues 00:57
15 Wine, Women An’ Song 11:29
16 We Wish You Well 01:26

1981-06-26 Tokyo, Japan
01 Opening
02 Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues
03 Sweet Talker
04 Ready An’ Willing
05 Don’t Break My Heart Again
06 Till The Day I Die
07 Lovehunter
08 Micky Moody Guitar Solo / Lovehunter
09 Mistreated
10 Soldier Of Fortune
11 Jon Lord Keyboard Solo
12 Belgium Tom’s Hat Trick
13 Ian Paice Drum Solo / Belgium Tom’s Hat Trick
14 Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
15 Would I Lie To You
16 Fool For Your Loving
17 Come On
18 Thank You Blues
19 Wine, Women An’ Song
20 We Wish You Well

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