|One Night at Budokan|
|Live album by|
|Recorded||12 August 1981|
|Venue||Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan|
|Producer||MSG, David Wooley and David Kirkwood|
|Michael Schenker Group chronology|
|Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal||5/10|
One Night at Budokan is a live album by Michael Schenker Group released in 1982. This album was recorded at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan as part of their 1981 tour.
All songs written by Michael Schenker and Gary Barden except where noted.
(*)Bonus Tracks not featured on original LP
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