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Cheap Trick - Live!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Let me tell you, Cheap Trick is at their absolute best in the live setting. This CD represents the raunchier songs from the first three albums vs. the more commercial "At Budokan". Since the release of the Complete Budokan 2CD set this has become obsolete. However, it contains live versions of tracks not available on "Complete". These songs may actually not have been part of the Budokan concert but stand out in their own right. Classic Cheap Trick. Get it while you can."
Shshhh! Don't Tell anyone, but Budokan II is better than the
Ricahrd A. Salzer | Chesapeake, Virginia, USA | 01/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"...Two reasons. Number One: It sounds better
than the original mastered copy of the LIVE
@ Budokan, which was copied from the original
tape. And (B): The song selection isn't the
same old Ain't That A Shame, I Want You To Want
Me and Surrender that us Cheap Trick fans have
heard for decades now. This LP is also w/ cuts
from the Dream Police Tour of 1979 (well, three
cuts anyway), and you can tell by the dress code
these guys have on the cover and inside of sleeve.
Also: Don't miss Budokan: The Complete comcert to
hear what we've been missing all these years. Tom
Petersson's best work with Cheap Trick yet, is here!"
Budokan II: A powerful and intense live record *
Hoagie Mike | Sacramento, CA | 07/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Originally released in Japan in 1993, then in the U.S. after the band's "Woke Up With A Monster" cd, with little fanfare (although Spin magazine gave it a good review) in '94, Sony's "Budokan II" is comprised of outtakes from the original, legendary "At Budokan" album, and also contains three tracks taken from the following year- '79 Japan tour, as well. Production wise, the bass and bottom end is way up in the mix here, and this album is much louder than any other "Budokan" Cheap Trick album, then and now. Yes, the audience noise and screams are a tad loud, but that adds to the wild and crazy vibe of it all.
This is Cheap Trick at their best. Every song rocks up a storm, and the song list includes some of the band's heaviest, classic material from the first 3 albums. The only slow tempo number is the bluesy, and effective "Can't Hold On", which was originally on the "Found All The Parts" EP. Scorchin' hot versions of "Elo Kiddies", "Southern Girls", "Downed", "Oh Caroline", "California Man", and the ultimate pop-punk rock explosion - "Auf Wiedersehen", are the instant highlights, but really everything here flows perfectly, and this overlooked, now out of print, live cd is a hidden gem in Cheap Trick's awesome catalog. Live rarities like "Stiff Competition" and "How Are You" (from the '79 tapes) are a real treat as well. If you've never heard this-pick it up if you can find it. You will thank me. Even if you have "At Budokan-The Complete Concert" get this, it's a 5 star monster classic live album, from one of the greatest ROCK bands of all-time.