Green Day, a band that has released something seemingly every Record Store Day (RSD) event, had yet another release for the 2014 Black Friday RSD event, this time a live album entitled Tune In Tokyo. Despite what the title suggests, not a single song on the album was recorded in Tokyo. It was recorded over several different nights and venues back in 2001 and features seven songs, most from the Warning era. All songs were recorded during March 2001 in the cities Fukuoka (Track 1), Sendai (Tracks 2,3,5,6,7) and Osaka (Track 4). This Black Friday RSD releases marks the first time the album was released outside of Japan, and re-released for the first time since 2001.
Even though this release was not listed under the “Record Store Day First” section of the official RSD release list, I got the impression Tune In Tokyo will be re-pressed/re-released or simply more variants that aren’t Black Friday RSD exclusives will pop up in the future. Based on the wording on the hype sticker on the front of the jacket, it makes it seem that this Black Friday RSD release is just on an exclusive color, which is blue limited to 5,000 copies, and is not strictly a Black Friday RSD exclusive.
An insert is included with this release, but it’s minimal and not really needed. Since this was a pricey release all things considered ($19), I’ll take a useless insert instead of not getting one for the same price, because I doubt a major label which drastically reduce the price of this if it didn’t have an insert. As has been typical with most Warner Bros. releases (Tune In Tokyo is a Reprise release, but Reprise is under the Warner umbrella) the past few years, instead of a standard paper dust sleeve they use a poly dust sleeve for this release, and not one of the good ones like Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs uses and sells either. A download card is also included but be careful when you redeem it, because if you’ve bought or redeemed another Warner Bros. release those MP3’s may appear in your cart instead of the proper Green Day album. If that scenario plays out for you simply fill out the help contact form with a short explanation as to what happened and included your download code and someone should help you out with the proper download link in 1-2 business days.
Here is the track listing for Tune In Tokyo:
- Church On Sunday
- Blood, Sex And Booze
- King For A Day
- Macy’s Day Parade