Hey one of my favorite tunes is up on the Acoustic Disc site, as today's free download.
Japan was originially called Opus 23 before the band's first tour of Japan. The D Dorian mode scale gives it a sound that David heard in Japanese music & he renamed it.
Originally released on Mondo Mando it features a 2 mandolins in harmony melody. I learned this one from the Grisman Homespun lesson set of Cd's & Dawg tune book. Check it out!