One Night at Budokan

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One Night at Budokan
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Live album by
ReleasedFebruary 1982
Recorded12 August 1981
Venue Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Genre Hard rock
Label Chrysalis
Producer MSG, David Wooley and David Kirkwood
Michael Schenker Group chronology
One Night at Budokan
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Professional ratings
Review scores
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Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 5/10 [2]

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.


Track listing

1982 Original LP

All songs written by Michael Schenker and Gary Barden except where noted.

Side 1

  1. "Armed and Ready" - 6:20
  2. "Cry for the Nations" - 5:32
  3. "Attack of the Mad Axeman" - 4:50

Side 2

  1. "But I Want More" - 5:24
  2. "Victim of Illusion" - 6:18
  3. "Into the Arena" (Schenker) - 4:45

Side 3

  1. "On and On" 5:32
  2. "Never Trust a Stranger" (Paul Raymond) - 6:07
  3. "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" (Schenker, Barden, Chris Glen, Raymond, Cozy Powell) - 7:18

Side 4

  1. "Courvoisier Concerto" (Schenker, Raymond) - 3:42
  2. "Lost Horizons" - 7:22
  3. "Doctor Doctor" (Schenker, Phil Mogg) - 5:30
  4. "Are You Ready to Rock" - 7:10

2009 Remastered Edition with Bonus Tracks

Disc 1

  1. "Intro: "Ride of the Valkyries" from act 3 of Die Walküre (Richard Wagner)" - 1:31*
  2. "Armed and Ready" - 4:52
  3. "Cry for the Nations" - 5:30
  4. "Attack of the Mad Axeman" - 5:04
  5. "But I Want More" - 7:22
  6. "Victim of Illusion" - 6:14
  7. "Into the Arena" (Schenker) - 4:54

Disc 2

  1. "On and On" - 5:35
  2. "Never Trust a Stranger" (Paul Raymond) - 5:36
  3. "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" (Schenker, Barden, Chris Glen, Raymond, Cozy Powell) - 7:17
  4. "Tales of Mystery" - 3:50 (*)
  5. "Cozy Powell Drum Solo" (Cozy Powell) - 11:23 (*)
  6. "Courvoisier Concerto" (Schenker, Raymond) - 3:35
  7. "Lost Horizons" - 7:30
  8. "Doctor Doctor" (Schenker, Phil Mogg) - 6:18
  9. "Are You Ready to Rock" - 6:39

(*)Bonus Tracks not featured on original LP


Sales accomplishments


YearChartPeak positionSalesWeeks on Chart
1982UK5 [4] 60,00011
1982Sweden44 [5] -1
1982Netherlands30 [6] -5

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