Japan ’74 Getting Closer!

In just over two week’s time BGO will issue the 1974 ‘Live In Japan’ on CD for the very first time.

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It will be the first time it has been officially released outside Japan also.  In 1975 it was released as a double album set. 

1981 Single Album Release
1981 Single Album Release

In 1981 an abridged version of this concert was released as a single album.  Once again only available in Japan.  Strangely the album sleeve had a photo on the front of it taken from the 1977 concert.  As always with Japan releases it was beautifully presented and the quality was super.

I’m getting very excited about the BGO release as I’m sure it will be brilliant.  BGO have given us some fantastic releases and hopefully they will continue to do so.  Everyone I know who have bought the last release are raving about it.  I think the 1974 Japanese concert is one of the best that has been recorded.  I hate wishing time away but I really wish 6th October comes quickly!!  I’ve been listening to the copy I made of this concert and it is amazing.  Live versions of ‘Without You’, ‘All That Love Went To Waste’, ‘Make The World A Little Younger’, ‘Sing’ and ‘Going, Going, Gone’ are terrific.  I also think this version of ‘This Is My Life’ is unbelievable.  I’m sure they will sound absolutely knockout remastered!  This is one release I think every Shirley fan should have in their collection.

Live In Japan 1974
Live In Japan 1974

Astrid’s Simply Bassey #20

And for your listening enjoyment today the song “The Greatest Performance Of My Life”  from the 1995 video “An Audience With Shirley Bassey“