Live In Japan

Artist: Micky Dolenz
Format: CD+DVD
Bar-code: 5060209950099
Cat No: 7A009

A lavishly packaged CD + DVD digisleeve set, including a 24 page booklet, packed with informative liner notes and many previously unseen pictures. The DVD is NTSC Region 0 (Region Free) and will play on standard DVD players worldwide. Micky Dolenz travelled to Japan in early 1982 to give his first ever tour as a solo performer, towards the end of a massive Monkees resurgence that had sparked there in the fall of 1980. Dolenz’s Japanese concerts marked the closest thing he had ever done (up to that point) to a solo concert tour. While he had toured extensively in 1975 and 1976 with Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart, he had seldom set foot on the concert stage post-Monkees ‘on his own’. Dolenz employed a Japanese group of musicians for his backup band, hiring an outfit called Marlboro. The tour provides a revealing look into what he himself, only fifteen years removed from the original Monkees phenomenon, may have considered the crème-de-la-crème of their catalogue. While the practice of playing deep cuts for diehard fans has become more common in recent years, at this early juncture Dolenz makes some captivating choices, including: 1969’s “Pillow Time”, written by his mother Janelle Scott and two killer Nesmith compositions from Headquarters, “Sunny Girlfriend” and “You Just May Be The One”. Also included are the Davy Jones staple “I Wanna Be Free”, “Shades Of Gray” and what might be the first ever concert performance of “Zor And Zam”. The CD + DVD version includes five bonus tracks, including the first ever release of “I’m Your Man” from 1978s World Popular Song Contest in Tokyo, and the first ever reissue of “Tomorrow” from the West End play Bugsy Malone, which Dolenz directed.

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1. (Theme From) The Monkees
2. Sunny Girlfriend
3. Last Train To Clarksville
4. You Just May Be The One
5. I’m A Believer
6. Randy Scouse Git
7. Zor And Zam
8. Mary Mary
9. I Wanna Be Free
10. Pillow Time
11. Shades Of Gray
12. No Time
13. Daydream Believer
14. (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
15. Goin’ Down
16. Pleasant Valley Sunday
17. Beverly Hills
18. To Be Or Not To Be

CD Only Bonus Tracks:

19. I’m Your Man (Semi-final)
20. I’m Your Man (Final)
21. Tomorrow
22. To Be Or Not To Be (Single Ver.)
23. Beverly Hills (Single Ver.)

  • Previously Unreleased Recordings
  • 24 Page Colour Booklet
  • Extensive Liner Notes
  • Incl. NTSC Region 0 DVD (region free)
  • Includes Five CD Bonus Tracks