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Live In Japan is a 1973 Live Album by Sarah Vaughan, recorded at Nakano Sun Plaza Hal in Tokyo, Japan. It regarded as one of her finest concert recordings and was inducted in the National Recording Registry in 2006.


Side One

  1. "A Foggy Day" (1:21)
  2. "Poor Butterfly" (5:04)
  3. "The Lamp Is Low" (1:37)
  4. "Round Midnight" (5:37)
  5. "Willow Weep For Me" (3:00)

Side Two

  1. "There Will Never Be Another You" (1:34)
  2. "Misty" (3:12)
  3. "Wave" (7:03)
  4. "Like Someone In Love" (2:29)
  5. "My Funny Valentine" (5:32)

Side Three

  1. "All Of Me" (1:56)
  2. "Where Do I Begin" (5:05)
  3. "Over The Rainbow" (7:01)
  4. "I Could Write A Book" (2:15)

Side Four

  1. "The Nearness Of You" (6:58)
  2. "I'll Remember April" (3:33)
  3. "Watch That Happens" (3:04)
  4. "Bye Bye Blackbird" (7:39)

The CD version adds the following songs as bonus tracks on the second disc:

  1. "I Cried For You" (1:33)
  2. "Summertime" (4:01)
  3. "The Blues" (7:32)
  4. "I Remember You" (5:09)
  5. "There Is No Greater Love" (4:03)
  6. "Rainy Days And Mondays" (6:11)
  7. "On A Clear Day" (1:54)
  8. "Tonight" (1:12)
  9. "Tenderly" (3:27)


  • Sarah Vaughan: vocals, piano on "The Nearness Of You".
  • Carl Shroeder: piano
  • John Giannelli: double bass
  • Jimmy Cobb: drums

Trope In Japan

  • Alliterative Title: "The Lamp Is Low", "Willow Weep for Me" and "Bye Bye Blackbird".
  • Blues: "The Blues".
  • Cover Album: All songs are covers. The encore "Bye Bye Blackbird" even one she never performed before.
  • Distinct Double Album: The original two LP's were released separately. The CD version brings them together as one album.
  • Epic Rocking: The 7:03 "Wave", the 7:01 "Over the Rainbow", the 6:58 "The Nearness Of You", the 7:39 "Bye Bye Blackbird" and the 6:11 "Rainy Days and Mondays"
  • Face on the Cover: Sarah on stage.
  • A Foggy Day in London Town: "A Foggy Day".
  • Instrumental: As Sarah confesses she has forgotten the lyrics to "Willow Weep For Me" and thus she merely scats throughout it.
  • Live Album: Recorded live.
  • Miniscule Rocking: The 1:21 "A Foggy Day", the 1:37 "The Lamp Is Low", the 1:34 "There Will Never Be Another You", the 1:56 "All Of Me", the 1:33 "I Cried For You", the 1:54 "On A Clear Day" and the 1:12 "Tonight".
  • One-Word Title: "Misty", "Wave" and "Summertime".
  • Questioning Title?: "Where Do I Begin?"