Live at the Budokan (Chic album)

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Live at the Budokan
Chic - Live At The Budokan.jpg
Live album by Chic
Released February 23, 1999
Recorded April 17, 1996
Genre Disco, funk, R&B, jazz, samba
Length 66:53
Label Sumthing Else
Producer Nile Rodgers
Chic chronology
Chic Freak and More Treats
(1996)Chic Freak and More Treats1996
Live at the Budokan
A Night in Amsterdam
(2006)A Night in Amsterdam2006
Alternative cover
Re-release with alternative cover.
Re-release with alternative cover.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau(2-star Honorable Mention)[1]

Live at the Budokan is a live album by American band Chic, released on Nile Rodgers' label Sumthing Else in 1999.

The album contains the concert at Tokyo's Budokan on April 17, 1996 that was to be the very last performance by fellow Chic member Bernard Edwards who died the following day. The concert was a celebration of the Chic legacy and featured an all-star line-up with guest appearances by Sister Sledge, Slash from Guns N' Roses and Steve Winwood and was released three years after its recording, in unedited form including the spoken introductions by both Edwards and Rodgers.

The concert was released on DVD in 2006 and the Budokan album has been re-issued as Chic In Japan and Live In Japan.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Bernard Introduction - 1:09
  2. Band Introduction - 0:33
  3. "Le Freak" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 5:14
    • Performed by Chic & Slash
  4. "Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah)" (Intro) (Edwards, Lehman, Rodgers) - 0:31
  5. "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" (Edwards, Lehman, Rodgers) - 7:04
  6. "I Want Your Love" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 6:17
  7. Sister Sledge (Intro) -0:12
  8. "He's the Greatest Dancer" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 4:37
  9. We Are Family (Intro) - 0:22
  10. "We Are Family" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 10:06
    • Performed by: Chic & Sister Sledge
  11. "Do That Dance" (Oliver, Ramtulla, Rodgers) - 3:24
  12. Good Times (Intro) - 0:15
  13. "Good Times"/"Rapper's Delight" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 7:12
  14. Stone Free (Intro) -0:21
  15. "Stone Free" (Jimi Hendrix) - 4:22
  16. "Chic Cheer" (Edwards, Rodgers) - 14:20
  17. Backstage - 0:23
  18. Bernard #2 - 0:31



  • Producer - Nile Rodgers
  • Recorded By, Mixed By - Gary Tole
  • Recorded live at the Budokan and mixed at Wonder Station Studios, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York.
  • Mastered By - George Marino


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Chic". Robert Christgau.