Alcatrazz / Live Sentence Usa / 1CDR

Alcatrazz / Live Sentence Usa / 1CDR /Shades

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Live In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA 1984.

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Milwaukee performance from Mr. Alcatraz ‘s US tour that made the Japanese tour in January 1984 a great success. As for the sound quality at the time of audience recording of the time it is superior and the pitch is accurately recorded. Yngwie’s super fast playing play is recorded very clearly, and you can enjoy his unique and intense solo & riff play with unspoiled high quality sound in any song. Before Night Games is entered MC “Song recorded with” Live Sentence “recorded in Tokyo”. Graham’s vocals are also very stable, and even in the high part they are steadily appearing, and the strong performance of this day is heard. Even if you listen to it right now, there is a tremendous impact on light-speed play that “Descending from the Michael Schenker band’s song, Michael and I wrote” and the Desert Song that starts with MC also breaks in that riff. Member introduction is after Evil Eye and Yvvey is taking a big cheer. The extension of the vocal of Looong in the second half of Graham’s All Night Long is the best. Anyway, the fast playing like this time by Yngwie is the best in the career, and it is irritating to hear it with this clear sound! One piece of fans who listen to miraculous collaboration remaining in the history of hard rock with real high quality sounds is appearing.

★ It is a review summary of beatleg magazine vol.102 (January 2009 issue). For your information.

84 years sound source to be excited to listen has been released. Although the date is not described in Jake, but the appearance announcing “LIVE SENTENCE” entering by the MC in front of Night Games, Inghi putting the melody in the end of Lost In Hollywood at the end of the solo, and the list of the set list I think that it is a musical thinking from March to May of 1984 thinking from the musical performance. By the way, it is a different sound source from the retro titled “THE FINAL ATTRACTION (no label)” which recorded Milwaukee performance (July 7th) of 1984. The performance of this day will be exhausted by Night Games, Desert Song, Kree Nakoorie. The feeling of unity and groove feeling of the ensemble is outstandingly good, and it seems that Ingy’s light speed phrase entangled with each other while striking the gap of rhythm (especially Desert Song and Kree Nakoorie late part is intense) think. This is a place I want you to listen to this work and make your heart hot. It is also apt to be overlooked by hiding in such a gig, but please also listen to Yan · Uvena’s wonderfully rhythmical and accurate drumming in Jet To Jet and Lost In Hollywood.
Touching the sound source itself, I think that this is the master tape, but there is a cut between the songs, there is a part where faded out → in about 1/07 sec of an ingoist solo. However, as long as you listen to the sound, there is no way that the sound of another day is being inserted by editing, so I think that it is all right with this day’s performance. Also, while recording audiences, the sound quality is excellent and the pitch is accurately recorded, and the point that you can listen to excellent performances with uncomfortable sounds is also a special mention. Finally, the singing of Graham where the difference between good and bad is intense depending on the day, but this day is very stable from beginning to end, and also note that singing expression at Kree Nakoorie is a performance of a gem in particular.


1984年1月の日本ツアーを大成功させたアルカトラスが行なったUSツアーよりミルウォーキー公演を収録。音質は当時のオーディエンス録音としては上々でピッチも正確に収録されています。イングヴェイの超速弾きプレイが非常にクリアーに収録されており、どの曲でも彼の唯一無二の強烈なソロ&リフ・プレイを文句なしの高音質で楽しむことができます。Night Gamesの前に「東京で録音した「Live Sentence」収録の曲」というMCが入ります。グラハムのボーカルも非常に安定しており、高い部分でもしっかりと出ており、この日の好調ぶりが伺われます。「次はマイケル・シェンカー・バンドの曲、マイケルと俺が書いた曲」とMCでスタートするDesert Songもあのリフに割って入るような光速プレイは、今聴いても凄いインパクトがあります。メンバー紹介はEvil Eye の後にありイングヴェイは大喝采を浴びています。グラハムのAll Night Long 後半のLooongのボーカルの伸ばしは最高です。とにかくこの時代のイングヴェイの迸るような速弾きはキャリア中でも最高であり、それがこれだけクリアーなサウンドで聴けるのは堪りません!ハード・ロック史に残る奇跡の共演をリアルな高音質で収録したファン必聴の一枚が登場です。

★beatleg誌 vol.102(2009年1月号)のレビュー要約です。ご参考まで。

聴いてワクワクする84年音源がリリースされた。ジャケに日付が記載されていないがNight Games手前のMCで入る”LIVE SENTENCE”をアナウンスする様子やLost In Hollywood の後半でインギーがソロの最後におちゃらけメロディを入れている事、そしてセットリストの並びから考えて84年3月~5月頃の演奏と考えて間違いないと思う。ちなみに、同84年のミルウォーキー公演(7月7日)を収録したレトロな既発タイトル『THE FINAL ATTRACTION (no label)』とは別音源である。この日の演奏は何と言ってもNight Games、Desert Song、Kree Nakoorieに尽きるだろう。アンサンブルの一体感とグルーヴ感が抜群に良く、そこにインギーの光速フレーズがリズムの間隙をぬいながら縦横無尽に絡んでゆく様子(特にDesert SongとKree Nakoorie後半は強烈だ)には鳥肌が立つと思う。これは是非本作を聴いて胸を熱くして欲しいところだ。またそんなインギーに隠れて見逃されがちだが、Jet To JetやLost In Hollywoodに於けるヤン・ウヴェナの、素晴らしくリズミカルで的確なドラミングにも耳を傾けて戴きたい。
音源そのものについて触れると、これはマスターテープがそうなっているのだと思うが、曲間でカットがあり、インギーのソロの1分07秒付近でフェイドアウト→インする箇所がある。但し、音を聴く限り他日の音が編集によって挿入されている様子は無いので全てこの日の演奏で間違い無いと思う。またオーディエンス録音ながら音質良好でピッチも正確に収録されており、優れた演奏を違和感の無い音で聴き通せる点も特筆される一枚だ。最後に、日によって良し悪しの差が激しいグラハムの歌唱だがこの日は終始大変安定しており、中でもKree Nakoorieでの歌唱表現は珠玉のパフォーマンスである事も付記しておく。

1. Incubus 2. Too Young To Die, Too Drunk To Live 3. Jet To Jet 4. Night Games
5. Island In The Sun 6. Desert Song 7. Kree Nakoorie 8. Guitar Solo 9. Since You Been Gone
10. Suffer Me 11. Hiroshima Mon Amour 12. Lost In Hollywood 13. Evil Eye 14. All Night Long

Graham Bonnet – Vocal Yngwie Malmsteen – Guitar Jimmy Waldo – Keyboards
Gary Shea – Bass Jan Uvena – Drums



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