AC/ DC / Osaka 2001 / 2CD

AC/ DC / Osaka 2001 / 2CD / Zodiac

Translated Text:
Live at Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan 22nd February 2001


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Finally also is suggesting to retire until Cliff Williams, AC / DC, which has become not know more and more the future. In 2014 suffer from Malcolm Young dementia, arrested Phil Rudd. In 2016 it leaves for Brian Johnson of hearing impairment, “to the end now of the tour, I will withdraw from the tour and recording” Now Cliff is I had professed. Among the loved over the years “five golden”, the left is to become Angus Young, just as alone.
This work has appeared in such timing, name recording that the “five golden” has left me in Japan. “February 22, 2001: Osaka Castle Hall performance” I Audience album of. ‘s The third time of the Japan tour one-act, but first let’s look back a “STIFF UPPER LIP JAPAN TOUR 2001”.

– 2001 February 19, 2011: Yokohama Arena
– February 20, 2001: Yokohama Arena
– 2001 February 23, 2011: Osaka Castle Hall [this work]

In this way, the 2001 Japan tour all three performances. Osaka Castle, was the last day. Such Osaka’s performances were recorded, the virtuoso, which has been rumored to be best in Osaka in the 1990s. In recent years, conducted numerous works of this virtuoso in our shop, David Bowie “A REALITY IN OSAKA: THE LAST CONCERT IN JAPAN (Wardour-169)” and Prince “ONE NITE ALONE IN OSAKA (ZION-080)”, KANSAS “OSAKA 2001 (Virtuoso 298/299)”, RAINBOW “OSAKA 1995 1ST NIGHT (BLACK BOX 006)” is very popular. This work, in the latest installment of the original master series,’s the best recording of the 2001 Japan tour.
So that the Masters group talks, the arm of this name recording artist is a rarity. Quality of this work also, is what not different to that fame. “You Shook Me All Night Long” in AC / DC it is also certain I of the scene become over peak too loud, immediately corrected at the beginning. From “Stiff Upper Lip” is the second song, I like clear sound and above masterpiece group spread. This fact is also, virtuoso of weirdness. I do not know what was the recording of while listening to earphones, but as it was while listening, ear to discern the recording sound in a large volume of the site is to have been away from ordinary people, just can not hear adjusted for if more amazing. In any case, without any difference in Re considerable sleight of hand is, enjoy the sound that can produce precisely because the sense and the technology to offer. The musical tone is direct in thick not only clear. Absolutely no venue reverberation to a large Osaka Castle Hall supposed to be, you sound of zero sense of distance is jammed with plenty.
Although’s the quality that can be called as “like the sound board” is also taking this one point, but still this work is surely audience recording. To keenly aware it is the enthusiasm of the venue. Because you are in accordance with the musical sound of loud, even between songs it great cheer does not feel much, hot air before the performance, which was recorded before adjusting the ultra-realistic. Visit to Japan at this time since 1982, indeed 19 years. There gathered the audience of hot air is odd, to rupture Ie likely …… even now is “very long Oazuke” that has been waiting for can not wait wait to wait, have begun to burst. Classic “Angus!” Call, of course, hear roar from its end-to-end, roar up angry voice of Nobutoi “Hey Come I will!” (?). 2010 visit to Japan later this nine years was also amazing, but the atmosphere swirling in this work it is much more. There is no such unusual hot air to boost has been AC / DC is intends nasty croton. As also wrote earlier, but cheers of this work is the modest volume, the enthusiasm will come oozing from enthusiastic performance the first time in the band. “When you were before the apathetic were tourists, it does not palm can this play,” I have great high tension the first time in that.

1 person, also went away one person and AC / DC “5 people golden”. Creating world history level of ultra-name board the “BACK IN BLACK”, five people that continue to rock the Earth is not uniform anymore. If Brian is restored, Cliff is to withdraw the retirement, as well as Angus was allowed to fill, Malcolm does not return. Never ever, the one and only magic is not come generally return. Such because now is the time, for “19 years” survived 2001 enthusiasm pierces the chest. Rock ‘n’ roll that “five golden” has left me in this Japan, of precisely because survived a very long time enthusiastically. It a name recording artist of contemporary stamp is fully achieved “Japan of the name board”. Containment to press 2CD remain permanently, this weekend to your handy.


そんなタイミングで登場した本作は、その“黄金の5人”が日本に残してくれた名録音。「2001年2月22日:大阪城ホール公演」のオーディエンス・アルバムなのです。3度目のジャパンツアーの一幕なのですが、まずは“STIFF UPPER LIP JAPAN TOUR 2001”を振り返ってみましょう。

・2001年2月23日:大阪城ホール 【本作】

このように、2001年のジャパンツアーは全3公演。大阪城は、その最終日でした。そんな大阪公演を記録したのは、90年代の大阪で随一と噂されていた名手。近年、当店ではこの名手の作品を数多く手がけており、デヴィッド・ボウイ『A REALITY IN OSAKA: THE LAST CONCERT IN JAPAN(Wardour-169)』やプリンス『ONE NITE ALONE IN OSAKA(ZION-080)』、KANSAS『OSAKA 2001(Virtuoso 298/299 )』、RAINBOW『OSAKA 1995 1ST NIGHT(BLACK BOX 006)』が大好評。本作は、そのオリジナル・マスター・シリーズの最新作にして、2001年ジャパンツアーのベスト録音なのです。
上記の名作群が語るように、この名録音家の腕は絶品。本作のクオリティもまた、その名声に違わぬものです。冒頭の「You Shook Me All Night Long」ではAC/DCのあまりの大音量にオーバーピークになってしまうシーンもあるのですが、すぐさま修正。2曲目の「Stiff Upper Lip」からは、上記の名作群と同様のクリアサウンドが広がるのです。この事実がまた、名手の凄味。イヤホンをして聴きながらの録音だったのかは分かりませんが、聴きながらだったとしても、現場の大音量の中で録音サウンドを聞き分ける耳は常人離れしていますし、聴かずにカンだけで調整したのならもっと凄い。いずれにせよ、相当な手練れには違いなく、そのセンスと技術だからこそ生み出し得るサウンドを存分に味わえる。その楽音は、クリアなだけではなく極太でダイレクト。大きな大阪城ホールのはずなのに会場残響が一切なく、ゼロ距離感のサウンドがたっぷりと詰まっているのです。

1人、また1人とAC/DCを去っていった“黄金の5人”。世界史レベルの超名盤『BACK IN BLACK』を生み出し、地球をロックさせ続けた5人はもう揃いません。仮にブライアンが回復し、クリフが引退を撤回し、アンガスがフィルを許したとしても、マルコムは戻れない。もう二度と、唯一無二のマジックは還ってこないのです。そんな今だからこそ、“19年”を乗り越えた2001年の熱狂が胸に突き刺さる。“黄金の5人”がこの日本に残してくれたロックンロール、長大な時間を乗り越えたからこその熱演。それを当代きっての名録音家が収めきった“日本の名盤”。永久に残るプレス2CDに封じ込め、今週末あなたのお手元へ。

Disc 1 (60:22)
1. Intro 2. You Shook Me All Night Long 3. Stiff Upper Lip 4. Shot Down In Flames
5. Thunderstruck 6. Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be 7. Hard As A Rock 8. Shoot To Thrill
9. Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution 10. Sin City 11. Bad Boy Boogie

Disc 2 (61:56)
1. Hells Bells 2. Get It Hot 3. The Jack 4. Back In Black 5. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
6. Highway To Hell 7. Whole Lotta Rosie 8. Let There Be Rock 9. T.N.T.
10. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

Brian Johnson – Vocal Angus Young – Guitar Malcom Young – Guitar, Vocal
Cliff Williams – Bass, Vocal Phil Rudd – Drums

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