After having made one studio-album, and two Live-DVDs and albums with Lisa Gerrard, Klaus Schulze thought it was time to give the world back the “pure” Klaus Schulze again.
Having been invited by his big Japanese Fan, Mr. Gen Fujita, he and his crew flew to Tokyo to play his very first solo concerts since November 2003.
The concerts in Tokyo in March 2010 were remarkable for many reasons.
First of all, the Japanese crew rebuilt Klaus‘ legendary and extraordinary equipment exactly the same way as you can see it at his European concerts. Considering the fact that this equipment includes a lot of rare instruments and devices, the Japanese crew did a great job.
Secondly, the concert itself contained some surprises: It was the first time that Klaus Schulze rebuilt and remodeled his classic “ Crystal Lake ” (original released 1977 on the album “Mirage”), renamed here as: “The Crystal Returns”.
Also astonishing was the fact that Klaus played electric guitar on the track, “Sequencers Are Beautiful” - of course in his own, totally unconventional way.
In all, these were breathtaking concerts that combined Klaus tradition and vision: You will love the sequencer-sounds as well as the new components.
And of course, the DVD gives you the perfect vision of these intense and atmospheric performances.
“Big In Japan” had already been released in as a box-set, limited to 500 copies and as an European Version.
This American version is different to all previous editions::. The tracklisting of the two CD’s is the same as on the European Edition, but you will get a totally new DVD with different tracks – this time edited and produced by the famous French film director James Frachon, who already filmed Klaus Schulze on the DVD’s “Rheingold” and “Dziekuje Bardzo”
The Artwork of this edition is blue on silver.
Along with this stylish package, these historic moments are now available for every Klaus Schulze fan in America!
« This American Version of “Big In ” contains a different DVD than the limited Japanese version (already sold out!) and a different DVD than the European Version! It will be released on NTSC-format especially for the American market.
« DVD is produced in 5.1 Surround Sound!
« KLAUS SCHULZE’s first solo-recordings since 2007, recorded live in Tokyo 2010!
« 2CD’s and one DVD
« The classic “ Crystal Lake ” in a new, breathtaking version
« Premium Edition Silver Box (Digi-Pac)!
« Mailout to affin customers (50.000 to 60.000 mailouts)
« Promo Edition (2CDs in Cardboard-Sleeve) available
CD 1 1. The Crystal Returns 38:09 2. Sequencers Are Beautiful 39:00
CD 2 1. La Joyeuse Apocalypse 46:41 2. Nippon Benefit 14:16 3. The Deductive Approach 12:12
DVD (only with this American Edition!) 1. La Joyeuse Apocalypse (47:28) 2. The Deductive Approach (13:33) 3. Nippon Benefit (16:38)