anyone around here who knows more about this?
According to hmv.jp this is going to be a 6 CD release by Warner Japan. amazon.de has it for preorder at measly 119 euro.
JP's is obviously still a big hero in Japan.
Listening To: Night Passage
Five of the CD's are reissues of his Warner albums, WOM, Twins, Invitation, and The Birthday Concert. The sixth is a disc of unreleased material, which I don't believe has been detailed yet. Its probably a little bit of overkill to include Invitation which is nothing more than excerpts from Twins. The translator I used suggests there is some sort of duplicate of his bass included but it isn't clear, it translated the album names to Nvit Ation and The Bird Day Concert.
Bird Day...LOLL John!
I've been told that the unreleased stuff might be from Peter Erskine's private collection, but not confirmed.
One guy who said he had the set said there will be unreleased tracks from the Birthday Concert. There were at least three songs played that night that were not on the release, Queitude, Donna Lee, and Truth. There were also tracks from the Twins shows that were not on the album, namely a great chart of Donna Lee with a Bobby Mintzer bass clarinet intro, so hopefully they will include that as well.
Sounds good! :)
Info on the 6th disc-
1. Tokyo, 1978 (11:25) --- solo concert performance in Tokyo Weather Report
2. Reading, PA, 1978 (11:24) --- solo in Reading Pennsylvania's Weather Report Performance
3.Tokyo, Japan 1980 (8:31) ---
4 with a solo performance in Tokyo Weather Report concert. London, UK 1980 (12:02) --- solo concert performance at London's Weather Report
5. Solo Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1981 (8:47) ---
6 unreleased solo birthday concert performance. Band Intro, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1981 (2:48)
7. Tune Up, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1981 (0:37)
8. Domingo-Bass only, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1981 (5:21)
Members of the band's unreleased Big Birthday Concert, Domingo and playing warm-up