Strangely enough, Cheap Trick's big breakthrough, 1979's AT BUDOKAN, was almost never released stateside. The band had become superstars in Japan on the strength of their first three studio albums, and when they toured the country in '78, several of their shows were taped for a Japan-only live release. When the resulting album began racking up impressive sales in the U.S. as an expensive import, Epic wisely released it domestically, where it peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts and spawned the top ten hit single "I Want You To Want Me."
01 Hello there 02 Come on come on 03 Elo kiddies 04 Speak now (or forever hold your peace) 05 Big eyes 06 Lookout 07 Downed 08 Can't hold on 09 Oh caroline 10 Surrender 11 Auf wiedersehen 12 Need your love
13 High roller 14 Southern girls 15 I want you to want me 16 California man 17 Goodnight 18 Ain't that a shame 19 Clock strikes ten
01 Hello there 02 Elo kiddies 03 Speak now (or forever hold your peace) 04 Lookout 05 Downed 06 Can't hold on 07 Oh caroline 08 Surrender 09 Auf wiedersehen 10 Southern girls 11 I want you to want me 12 California man 13 Goodnight 14 Ain't that a shame 15 Clock strikes ten 16 Budokan 1978: come on come on [*] 17 Budokan 2008: voices [*] 18 Budokan 2008: if you want my love [*] 19 Cheap trick 2008 interview: looking back [*]