Night After Night (U.K. album)

Night After Night is a live album recorded by the British band U.K. It features the trio lineup of Eddie Jobson, John Wetton, and Terry Bozzio.

Night After Night
Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 1979
Recorded29 and/or 30 May, 4 June 1979
VenueNakano Sun Plaza Hall (Tokyo, Japan)
Nippon Seinenkan (Tokyo, Japan)
GenreProgressive rock
96:37 (extended version)
ProducerEddie Jobson, John Wetton
U.K. chronology
Danger Money
Night After Night
Concert Classics Vol.4
Singles from Night After Night
  1. "Night After Night"
    Released: 14 September 1979[1]
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Recorded in late May and early June 1979 at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall and Nippon Seinenkan, Tokyo, Japan, it is UK's third album and their first live recording, released in September 1979 in support of the band's US tour supporting Jethro Tull (which Eddie Jobson joined after UK's split) and later headlining European tour.

The album was remastered in 2016 and included as part of the box-set Ultimate Collector's Edition, along with an extended version containing nine songs not included in the original album and in actual concert order .[3]

Background edit

According to Eddie Jobson, the album was recorded at the request of Polydor in Tokyo, originally intended for a Japan-only release, but Polydor in the US were also interested in releasing it.[4] John Wetton explained, "The Japanese record companies, they said that live albums are so popular in Japan right now, that any act coming in, it's almost compulsory to do a live album in Japan, just for release in Japan."[5]

The title track and "As Long As You Want Me Here" do not appear on any studio release by the band.

Track listing edit

All songs written by Eddie Jobson and John Wetton except where indicated.

Original album edit

Side one
1."Night After Night"5:21
2."Rendezvous 6:02"5:17
3."Nothing to Lose"5:25
4."As Long As You Want Me Here"5:00
Side two
2."Time to Kill"Jobson, Wetton, Bill Bruford4:17
3."Presto Vivace"Jobson1:12
4."In the Dead of Night" 6:22
5."Caesar's Palace Blues" 4:58

CD edit

1."Night After Night" 5:21
2."Rendezvous 6:02" 5:17
3."Nothing to Lose" 5:25
4."As Long As You Want Me Here" 5:00
6."Time to Kill"Jobson, Wetton, Bill Bruford4:17
7."Presto Vivace"Jobson1:12
8."In the Dead of Night" 6:22
9."Caesar's Palace Blues" 4:58

Extended version edit

Disc 1
1."Night After Night" 5:09
2."Danger Money" (previously unreleased) 8:08
3."The Only Thing She Needs" (previously unreleased) 9:14
4."Nothing to Lose" 5:12
5."Bass Solo" (previously unreleased)Wetton5:15
6."Thirty Years" (previously unreleased)Jobson, Wetton, Bruford6:16
7."Carrying No Cross" (previously unreleased) 13:27
8."Rendezvous 6:02" 5:32
9."As Long As You Want Me Here" 5:02
Disc 2
2."Time to Kill"Jobson, Wetton, Bruford4:20
3."Violin Solo" (previously unreleased)Jobson4:32
4."Time to Kill - Reprise" (previously unreleased)Jobson, Wetton, Bruford2:21
5."By the Light of Day - Part II" (previously unreleased)Jobson1:36
6."Presto Vivace"Jobson1:05
7."Drum Solo" (previously unreleased)Terry Bozzio3:45
8."In the Dead of Night" 6:22
9."Caesar's Palace Blues" 5:02

Personnel edit


Singles edit

  • "Night After Night" / "When Will You Realize" (released in UK/Europe)

The A-side is an edited version of the album track, while the B-side is a non-album studio recording that didn't appear on any CD until the 2016 Ultimate Collector's Edition box-set (although it was re-recorded with different lyrics on John Wetton's solo album Caught in the Crossfire in 1980).

References edit

  1. ^ "45cat - U K - Night After Night / When Will You Realize - Polydor - UK - 2001 913".
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Kelman, John (25 September 2016). "U.K.: Ultimate Collectors' Edition". All About Jazz. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  4. ^ U.K.: Göta Lejon, Stockholm, Sweden (December 6, 1979) full show, audio only. YouTube. Archived from the original on 10 December 2021.
  5. ^ Curtiss, Ron; Weiner, Aaron (3 June 2016). "John Wetton (King Crimson, U.K., Asia): The Complete Boffomundo Interview". YouTube. Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2019. Event occurs at 27:57-28:19.