Live in Japan is a 1977 live album from The Runaways. The album was originally released only in Japan, and some other regions including; Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It was not intended for release in the USA or UK.
The Runaways would like to thank Udo Artists inc.
and Nippon Phonogram for making their first tour
of Japan incredible. Also thanks to
Japanese staff :
American staff :
Kent J. Smythe
The U.S.A. staff would like to
thank A.M. and B.B. for
keeping them very normal
also we thank ourselves for
spending the ¥700
An on the road production for kim Fowley,
Produced by KENT J. SMYTHE AND THE RUNAWAYS
Runaways Fan Club 6000 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood California 90028 U.S.A.
P.S. Send us your picture so we can see who you are - The Runaways
Recorded at the Tokyo Koseinenkin Kaikan
and the Shibuya Kokaido 5 / 6 / 12 Jun 1977
Mixed at Onkio-Haus-Studio 18 / 19 Jun 1977
Mixed by Kent J. Smythe & Takashi Kitazawa
Engineer : Toshio Kobayashi
Special thanks to :
Mr. UDO and A. TERABAYASHI, Hiro Nakamura, Big Mac Imamura
The initial Japanese vinyl LP edition had a 'gate-fold cover', and included 12" x 12" (30 cm x 30 cm) photos of all five band members, with brief bio-notes on the back (the printing is of hand written data by the band member whose photo is on the front), plus a booklet with the song lyrics printed in both English and Japanese. The initial French editions also had a gate-fold cover and included the photos, but not the lyrics. The Canadian version didn't have the gate-fold cover, and didn't include either the photos or the lyric inserts. The album was never released in the United States. A 2004 Compact Disc version was issued by Cherry Red UK, after Phonogram dropped the album from its catalogues.