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Title:

Live in Japan (1st print)
Face au public (2nd print)
Gravado ao vivo em Paris (3rd print)

Cover: LP Original - Japanese First Edition
front  /  with obi  /  back  /  label  /  pasted-in booklet  /  text
LP Testprint France (6.11.1972) - Side A  /  Side B
LP Reprint France (1972) - front  /  back  /  label
LP Reprint Brazil (1973) - front  /  back  /  label
LP Reprint Japan (1976) - front  /  back  /  label
LP Reprint Japan (1980) - front  /  back  /  insert  /  label
Tracks:
  1. Garota De Ipanema
  2. Samba Triste *
  3. Jesus bleibet meine Freude
    (Jesus Alegria dos Homens) *
  4. Marcha Escocesa
  5. Consolacao
  6. Tristeza
  7. Euridice *
  8. Berimbau
  9. Chanson De L'Adieu (Chopin, op.10, 3)
Group: Baden Powell Quartet
Musicians: Baden Powell (git, vcl)
Ernesto Ribeiro-Goncalves (b)
Helio Schiavo (dr)
Alfredo Bessa (perc, vcl)
Guitar Model: Author 3 by luthier Reinaldo DiGiorgio
Year of performance: From Monday to Tuesday, 5-6 October 1970,
Sankei Hall, Osaka, Japan
Total Time 40:37 min.
Label: Barclay-King Record (Japan)
Barclay (France, Brazil, Japan)
LP number: GP-35 (1st japanese edition)
80.474 (France, 1972)
104.8008 (Brazil, 1973)
BRCLP 60041 (Italy, 1974)
GXI 9005 (Japan, 1976)
GXH-3012 (Japan, 1980)
TXA 26 (Tape, 1971-1972 ?)
Release Year: LP: January 1971, Japan
LP: Nov. - Dec. 1972, France (as Face au public)
LP: 1973, Argentinia (as Frente al publico)
LP: 1973, Brazil (as Gravado ao vivo em Paris)
LP: 1974, Italy (as Il Mondo Musicale Di Baden Powell ?)
LP: 1976 & 1980 Japan
MC: 1973, Brazil (as Gravado ao vivo em Paris)
Tape: unknown year, possible 1971-1972, Japan
Also published on: Il Mondo Musicale Di Baden Powell (LP, Italy, 1974) [?]
O Universo Musical de Baden Powell (Sampler 2003) *
Description: The first LP Edition comes with a Textured gatefold rare
picture sleeve with four pasted-in booklet.
Last page update: 23 August 2017
Comments:  

BrazilOnGuitar says: On 26th September 1970 the Baden Powell Quartet visited Japan for the first time. On 3 October they performed a show at the 2nd Newport Jazz festival.
And starring at "Music Fair" (Fuji TV) and "Night Show" (NHK TV).
On 5-6 October Baden plays at the Sankai Hall in Osaka.
On 2 November, Baden recorded Manha de Carneval and Itsuki no Komoriuta at King Record Studio. On 9 November, he left Japan and headed to Germany, the next stop to continue his concert tour.
The record Live in Japan represents a live recording of the concert program the Quartet was going to play during their following tour in Europe. They played an early version of "Abracao em Madrid", an improvised "Batuque in B - Berimbau", "Formosa" and also other ones.

Only three songs of this great concert were released on CD in 2003. An uncut recording of this concert in Japan is long overdue, but unfortunately not to expect. The Japanese first pressing was released January 1971 and very carefully done - Made in Japan.

This record "Live in Japan" was also released 1972 under the wrong title "Face au public - Live at the Olympia" and 1973 as "Gravado ao vivo em Paris" with "Euridice" wrongly titled as "Folha Morta" or "Lenda do Abaete": the beginning of an erronous track-list, that found its way into the sampler O Universo Musical de Baden Powell from 2003.

Extrait of the Conversation between Baden and Oshima Mamoru.
BP: Do you know where I can rent a bicycle?
OM: It's very dangerous to ride a bicycle in Tokyo. There is a bicycle course in Miura peninsula.
BP: You may think it is very strange, but I was a bicycle racer before. I tried to be No. 1 racer in Brazil, but I became a musician.

Baden Powell was always drinking "on the rock (double) of Johnny Walker Black Label. Mr. Oshima brought Baden to a traditional Japanese restaurant. There were some Geisha and one of them was playing Koto. Baden changed the tuning of Koto and played it like a Hawaiian guitar. All of Geisha girls were surprised with his strange and tremendous technique.


We thank Robert G. for his translation and Yoshioka Shinichi-san for his detailed informations. A special thank to François Decker (son of Jacqueline François) for his generous gift of the Test-LP Face au public.

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