THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “There are certain albums in the extensive Neil Young Archives that take on a unique life of their own. Maybe it’s their rarity, or a galvanizing reputation that sets them apart. One of the most anticipated releases in this ongoing musical march is the live collection Odeon Budokan, co-starring his long-running bandmates in Crazy Horse.
Originally recorded in 1976 almost a world apart at two overseas venues — Hammersmith Odeon in London and Nippon Budokan Hall In Tokyo — the 10-track album includes an electrifying range of songs, from well-known classics to true surprises. Tracks on Side 1 were recorded in London March 31, 1976, and feature Young’s solo set on guitar and piano from the first half of the concert. Side 2 tracks were recorded two weeks earlier on March 11, 1976, with Young and Crazy Horse at an early electric apex.
This is the first official vinyl release of Odeon Budokan. It has only been available on CD as part of Young’s Archives Volume II box.”