Budokan II – Cheap Trick – 1993



Album Budokan II by the band Cheap Trick
Album Budokan II by the band Cheap Trick

Budokan II is the second live album by the American rock band Cheap Trick, released in 1993. The album was recorded during the band’s concerts at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, in April 1978. The album features 12 tracks, including some of the band’s most popular songs, such as “I Want You to Want Me”, “Surrender”, and “Dream Police”. The album also includes a cover of The Beatles’ “Day Tripper” and a medley of “Clock Strikes Ten” and “Hello There”. Budokan II is a sequel to the band’s first live album, Cheap Trick at Budokan, which was released in 1979 and became a huge commercial success. Budokan II was intended to showcase more of the band’s performance at the Budokan, as well as to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album. The album received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the band’s energy and musicianship, but criticized the sound quality and the lack of new material. Budokan II was not as successful as its predecessor, peaking at number 156 on the Billboard 200 chart and selling less than 500,000 copies.

Budokan II is a must-have album for any fan of Cheap Trick. It is a great live album that captures the energy and excitement of the band’s live performances.

The personnel of the album Budokan II by Cheap Trick, released in 1993, are:

  • Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Tom Petersson – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Bun E. Carlos – drums
  • Cheap Trick – producer, mixing
  • Tomoo Suzuki – recording engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering engineer
  • Risa Zaitschek – art direction
  • Dana Shimizu – design
  • Doug McBride and Jim Hoffman – assistant engineers (tracks 11 to 19, 21, 22)
  • Jack Douglas – mixing (track 20)
  • Phil Bonanno – mixing (tracks 11 to 19, 21, 22)
  • Kenji Miura, Bob Alford and Koh Hasebe – photography

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