Album artwork for The Complete Budokan 1978 by Bob Dylan
Album artwork for The Complete Budokan 1978 by Bob Dylan
Album artwork for The Complete Budokan 1978 by Bob Dylan
Album artwork for The Complete Budokan 1978 by Bob Dylan

The Bob Dylan World Tour 1978 marked the artist's first international concert dates since 1966 and his first live shows since the Rolling Thunder Revue blasted through North America in 1975-76. A major international musical event, the year-long tour found Bob Dylan performing 114 shows in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe, to a combined audience of two million fans.

The tour launched in February 1978 with eleven historic performances: Dylan' first-ever concerts in Japan which included eight shows at the revered Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo. Two of the Budokan shows - February 28 and March 1, 1978 - were recorded on 24-channel multi-track analog tape with 22 performances excerpted from those shows appearing on Bob Dylan At Budokan, a 2LP set first issued on Columbia Records as a Japan-only release in November 1978, followed by a global release in April 1979 in response to widespread demand. The Complete Budokan 1978 marks the first time any of Dylan's complete performances from his 1978 world tour have been officially available.

4CD - A deluxe box set celebrating Bob Dylan's 1978 world concert tour and the 45th anniversary of the artist's first concert appearances in Japan, The Complete Budokan 1978 presents two full shows originally recorded on 24-channel multitrack analog tapes at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan Hall on February 28 and March 1, 1978 and offers fans 36 previously unreleased Dylan performances amongst the 58 tracks. Presented in a luxurious deluxe box, The Complete Budokan 1978 includes facsimile memorabilia such as concert tickets, pamphlets, posters, and flyers; 60-page full-color photo book of previously unpublished photos of Dylan on-stage and behind-the-scenes at the airport, press conferences and more; exclusive liner notes.

2LP - Another Budokan 1978, a 2LP highlight edition featuring 16 specially selected unreleased tracks from the box set.

Bob Dylan

The Complete Budokan 1978

Columbia
Album artwork for The Complete Budokan 1978 by Bob Dylan
CDx4

£189.99

56 Track 4 CD set.

Released 17/11/2023Catalogue Number

19658843782

Album artwork for The Complete Budokan 1978 by Bob Dylan
LPx2

£39.99

16 Track Highlights Set

Black
Released 17/11/2023Catalogue Number

19658843791

Bob Dylan

The Complete Budokan 1978

Columbia
Album artwork for The Complete Budokan 1978 by Bob Dylan
CDx4

£189.99

56 Track 4 CD set.

Released 17/11/2023Catalogue Number

19658843782

Album artwork for The Complete Budokan 1978 by Bob Dylan
LPx2

£39.99

16 Track Highlights Set

Black
Released 17/11/2023Catalogue Number

19658843791

The Bob Dylan World Tour 1978 marked the artist's first international concert dates since 1966 and his first live shows since the Rolling Thunder Revue blasted through North America in 1975-76. A major international musical event, the year-long tour found Bob Dylan performing 114 shows in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe, to a combined audience of two million fans.

The tour launched in February 1978 with eleven historic performances: Dylan' first-ever concerts in Japan which included eight shows at the revered Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo. Two of the Budokan shows - February 28 and March 1, 1978 - were recorded on 24-channel multi-track analog tape with 22 performances excerpted from those shows appearing on Bob Dylan At Budokan, a 2LP set first issued on Columbia Records as a Japan-only release in November 1978, followed by a global release in April 1979 in response to widespread demand. The Complete Budokan 1978 marks the first time any of Dylan's complete performances from his 1978 world tour have been officially available.

4CD - A deluxe box set celebrating Bob Dylan's 1978 world concert tour and the 45th anniversary of the artist's first concert appearances in Japan, The Complete Budokan 1978 presents two full shows originally recorded on 24-channel multitrack analog tapes at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan Hall on February 28 and March 1, 1978 and offers fans 36 previously unreleased Dylan performances amongst the 58 tracks. Presented in a luxurious deluxe box, The Complete Budokan 1978 includes facsimile memorabilia such as concert tickets, pamphlets, posters, and flyers; 60-page full-color photo book of previously unpublished photos of Dylan on-stage and behind-the-scenes at the airport, press conferences and more; exclusive liner notes.

2LP - Another Budokan 1978, a 2LP highlight edition featuring 16 specially selected unreleased tracks from the box set.