The tour in Japan proved very successful and Columbia - Nippon recorded one of the Tokyo shows to release as an album.
The resulting record " - THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS: Close Encounters To The West Coast / Live In Japan (BETTER DAYS (COLUMBIA) YX 7218 (JAPAN) 1978 / RELIX RRCD 2044 (US - CD REISSUE) 1991 REGENCY 79001 (US) 1979 / SUNDOWN SDLP 025 (UK) 1986) Recorded live in Tokyo at the Kudan - Kaikan in 1978.
Die Band vermittelt jenen Spaß, den sie selbst beim Spielen empfindet.
Born in 1452, Da Vinci was the bastard son of a peasant and a land owner, and began apprenticing for an artist at the age of 14.
The original Japanese release and later re-issued using the two different titles.
Produced by The Flying Burrito Brothers Band: Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Gib Guilbeau, Skip Battin, Greg Harris & Ed Ponder Tracks: Big Bayou / White Line Fever / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke / There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Hot Burrito # 2 / Colorado / Rocky Top Six Days On The Road / Truck Drivin' Man Surprisingly in 1979 Regency also released a single from the album coupling "White Line Fever" with "Big Bayou" which actually gave the band it's first single chart entry by reaching the lower reaches of the country singles chart.
( Note : Bob Warford is undoubtedly the best exponent around of Clarence White's guitar style although no longer playing full time professionally).
What happens next is probably the most bizarre episode in Burrito history, in March 1978 Mickey Mc Gee & Robb Strandlund both depart leaving only Guilbeau, Kleinow & Battin.