Allman Brothers Band / Tokyo 1991 1st Night / 2CD

Allman Brothers Band / Tokyo 1991 1st Night / 2CD / Zion
Translated Text:
Live at Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan 9th January 1991.


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Legend of the first visit to Japan realized at last in 22 years. That memorial finest live in Japan is the world’s first appearance.
Their first visit to Japan became a reality in 1991. Until then Greg Allman came to Japan by solo, but as the THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND which also had Dicky Betts, he had to wait until the second reunion. It is contained in this work, “January 9, 1991: Nakano Sanguraza Performance” among such first visits to Japan. This work is a direct CD of the original master who directly inhaled the atmosphere at the work site. First of all, let’s check the position of the show on a schedule.

· January 9: Nakano Sanguraza 【this work】
· January 10: Nakano Sanguraza
· January 11: Human Memorial Auditorium
· January 13: Kobe International Hall
· January 14: Osaka Health Pension Center

This is the 5th performance of the first visit to Japan. Nakano sanpraza performance of this work is the first day even the first visit to Japan. In other words, it was a genuine “first Japan stage”.
It is an extremely memorial work for us Japanese, but the biggest point of this work is the best sound that blows even such emotion. This work was made a thing was a recording man known as a master in the Kanto since the 1980s, who also worked on numerous masterpiece press albums at our shop. This work is the first published from its treasured collection. That sound is a special class even among the masterpieces collection. Proof of audience recording is inscribed in raw cheers, but its vivid tones / singing voices are sturdiness away from customer records. If you listen carefully, you also inhale the venue acoustics, but it is horribly transparent. Make sure that the core of the musical sound is glossy and there is no turbidity or cloudiness. Hot rock & blues roars in plenty of transparency.
Even though it is quality that departed from the audience record, audience recording is certainly done. The greatest taste is the feeling of the workplace that witnessed the first visit to Japan waiting to wait …. No, it is “smell”. Of course, a brutal musical tone obstructs the audience / noise, but even if it is faint it there is definitely a spectator’s breath. An opening scene where the anxiety and expectation of “Really came” went to the apex, the tense feeling of breathing in a little while before the performance started, the lock accelerated, and every time the blues dripped Burning cheers … …. The first visit to Japan, because it is also the first day of the one-time rest, the sense of air, the songs of one song swirls the feeling of the first experience.
It is depicted in such a sound that the audience responds to the spectators’ “I wanted to listen!” While doing the latest work “SEVEN TURNS” at that time featuring (5 songs out of 9 albums!), The core of the show is still a major song of the past year. From “debut” to “BROTHERS AND SISTERS” “Kore! The hot and glamorous thing of that blues ….

Right now I will not mention “AT FILLMORE EAST” as an example, but THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND is a genuine, strongest live band. It was “January 9, 1991” that Japan experienced its true value for the first time. It is the monument of the live album which recorded the air of the memorable place with 100% of the real life.
I thought that I could not touch it, but I still can not stop writing. Greg Allman who died a long time on May 27, 2017. Because of mentioning the report, the name recordingist also invented this recording. I want many people to chew a lot of people “the day” for the first visit to Japan, quarter century that lived the same time as Greg. This work is a permanent preservation 2 pairs of such feelings and superb sounds. Not only good sounds, good songs and good performances are in the highest grade, we have 2 live novel live albums for Japanese. To your hand who will share this feeling this weekend.
彼らの初来日が現実になったのは1991年のこと。それまでグレッグ・オールマンがソロで来日したことはありましたが、ディッキー・ベッツも揃ったTHE ALLMAN BROTHERS BANDとしては、2度目の再結成まで待たねばならなかった。本作に収められているのは、そんな初来日のうち「1991年1月9日:中野サンプラザ公演」。本作は、その現場で直接大気を吸い込んだオリジナル・マスターをダイレクトにCD化したもの。まずは、ショウのポジションを日程で確認しておきましょう。

・1月9日:中野サンプラザ 【本作】

そんなサウンドで描かれるのは、観客達の“これが聴きたかった!”に応える熱演。当時の最新作『SEVEN TURNS』をフィーチュア(アルバム全9曲中5曲!)しながらも、ショウの中核はやはり往年の大代表曲。デビュー作から『BROTHERS AND SISTERS』までの“コレぞ!”が一気呵成に押し寄せるのです。そのブルースの熱く、艶やかなこと……。

今さら『AT FILLMORE EAST』を例に出すまでもなく、THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BANDこそ生粋の、そして最強のライヴバンド。その真価を日本が初めて体験したのは「1991年1月9日」だった。その記念すべき現場の空気を本生100%で記録したライヴアルバムの金字塔です。

Disc 1 (69:05)
1. Intro 2. Don’t Want You No More 3. It’s Not My Cross to Bear 4. Statesboro Blues
5. Blue Sky 6. Low Down Dirty Mean 7. Southbound 8. Good Clean Fun
9. Loaded Dice 10. Gambler’s Roll 11. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed

Disc 2 (75:05)
1. Band Introductions 2. One Way Out 3. Ramblin’ Man 4. True Gravity
5. Jessica 6. Whipping Post

Gregg Allman – organ, piano, guitar, vocals Dickey Betts – guitar, slide guitar, vocals
Warren Haynes – guitar, slide guitar, vocals Allen Woody – bass, background vocals
Butch Trucks – drums, percussion Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson – drums, percussion


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