Black Crowes / Osaka 2001 / 2CD+1Bonus Single DVDR

Black Crowes / Osaka 2001 / 2CD+1Bonus Single DVDR / Zodiac
Translated Text:
Live at Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan 31st July 2001 Plus Bonus DVDR “Greek Theatre 2001.

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THE BLACK CROWES, which is a popular press CD series of the finest live in Japan. That latest bullet appears.
This work includes “Osaka Health Pension Center” on July 31, 2001. They co-starred with Jimmy Page and brought the world to life, they came back to Japan by pulling power art “LIONS”. This work is a masterpiece of 100% original 100% sound representing 2001. First of all, let’s confirm the position of this Osaka performance in a schedule.

· July 25: Shibuya Public Hall
· July 27: Shibuya public hall
· July 29: Nagoya Kogyo Kaikan
· July 30th: Zepp Fukuoka
· July 31: Osaka Health Pension Center 【this work】

Over all, five performances. This work’s Osaka performance will be the last day. They will be suspended in 2002, but it is the “last live in Japan” realized before that.
This work which contained such Osaka performance is the finest audience album. There are also people who seem to be “what an audience it is” just because we delivered a remarkable desk stereo sound board so far, but this work is different from Sonjyon Sogo’s guest book. What made this work a thing is a legendary name recordingist who waved a great deal in Osaka in the 90’s. In our shop, we have pressed this recording house collection in series, and its lineup is super powerful. Just to mention … … RAINBOW “OSAKA 1995 1ST NIGHT (BLACK BOX 006)”, AC / DC “OSAKA 2001 (ZODIAC 182)”, RICHIE SAMBORA “UNDISCOVERED SOUL IN OSAKA (ZODIAC 199)” etc., masterpiece · hits There is a slurry. This recording man is characterized by the nearest sound which is called “just like a soundboard”, but the guitar sound is particularly amazing. The other day, SYKES ‘OSAKA 1998 (ZODIAC 233)’ which was released at the same time, ‘OSAKA 2002 (ZODIAC 234)’ of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN also received great praise. This work is the best album of such a masterpiece collection and it is a superb live album that is totally bathed in a bluesy and sticky guitar.
Actually, the sound of this work is abnormal. There is no doubt that it is an audience recording just by using the original master of the masterpiece, but if you listen without knowing anything, it sounds like only a sound board. Super clear & vivid sound which is not inferior at all compared with the stakeholders’ outgoing sound board which we have introduced so far. Moreover, how did you record? The cheers are spreading beyond the performance, and it is a direct feeling and balance that you want to ask “Do you made a microphone in the middle of the stage do?”
The 2001 show drawn with such quality is also tremendously “dense”. As a historical fact, it will be before the suspension of the activity, but it is not very, but I can not imagine such a band. All 19 songs are played, but the centerpiece of that is the latest work “LIONS” at that time. It is a large-scale behavior of 8 songs out of 13 albums. There is also an official live board “LIVE” during this period, but there are songs that I can not listen to there. That number and really nine songs. Half of the show is different from “LIVE”, including new songs “Come On”, “Losing My Mind” and “Young Man Old Man” of “LIONS”.
Moreover, such new song group is amazing than the album. “LIONS” has become a topic of rich (too?) Sound, but add “plenty” and “calorie” unique to the stage as it is, with its “darkness” as it is. If the album is a rich “Rockin ‘blues juice”, it is a plenty of lively feeling like shaking the Mino Juice with a water truck.

Not only as one live album, but also as a superb Japanese performance series collection, as the complement of the official live board “LIVE” is also the best two sets. A super masterpiece of an audience album that is not to be defeated by stakeholders’ outgoing sound board. Bruce & Rock became exciting at its 100% sound. Please, enjoy it as much as you want.

極上ライヴ・イン・ジャパンのプレスCDシリーズが大好評を博しているTHE BLACK CROWES。その最新弾が登場です。

・7月30日:Zepp Fukuoka
・7月31日:大阪厚生年金会館 【本作】

そんな大阪公演を収めた本作は、極上のオーディエンス・アルバム。これまで驚異的な卓直結ステレオ・サウンドボードをお届けしただけに「なんだオーディエンスか」と思われる方もいらっしゃるかも知れませんが、本作はそんじょそこらの客録とはワケが違う。本作をモノにしたのは、90年代の大阪で辣腕を振るった伝説の名録音家。当店では、この録音家コレクションをシリーズでプレス化しており、そのラインナップは超強力。ちょっと挙げますと……RAINBOW『OSAKA 1995 1ST NIGHT(BLACK BOX 006)』、AC/DC『OSAKA 2001(ZODIAC 182)』、RICHIE SAMBORA『UNDISCOVERED SOUL IN OSAKA(ZODIAC 199)』等々、大傑作・ヒット作がズラリ。この録音家は「まるでサウンドボード」としか言いようのないド直近サウンドが特徴なのですが、特にギターサウンドが凄い。先日、同時リリースされたSYKESの『OSAKA 1998(ZODIAC 233)』、YNGWIE MALMSTEENの『OSAKA 2002(ZODIAC 234)』も大絶賛を賜りました。本作は、そんな名匠コレクションの最新弾にして、ブルージーで粘っこいギターを思う存分に浴びられる極上ライヴアルバムなのです。
そんなクオリティで描かれる2001年のショウがまた、凄まじく“濃い”。史実としては活動停止前になるわけですが、とてもではありませんがそんなバンドとは思えない。全19曲が演奏されるわけですが、その中軸となるのは当時の最新作『LIONS』。アルバム13曲中8曲の大盤振る舞いなのです。この時期にはオフィシャルのライヴ盤『LIVE』もあるわけですが、そこでは聴けない曲もたんまり。その数たるや実に9曲。『LIONS』の新曲「Come On」「Losing My Mind」「Young Man Old Man」をはじめ、ショウの半分が『LIVE』とは違うレパートリーなのです。


Disc 1(60:48)
1. Intro. 2. Midnight From The Inside Out 3. A Conspiracy 4. Greasy Grass River
5. Come On 6. Sting Me 7. Cursed Diamond 8. Remedy 9. Lickin’ 10. Losing My Mind
11. Ballad In Urgency 12. Wiser Time

Disc 2(59:34)
1. Soul Singing 2. Thorn In My Pride 3. Horsehead 4. Jealous Again 5. Young Man Old Man
6. Cosmic Friend 7. She Talks To Angels 8. Virtue And Vice


Black Crowes / Greek Theatre 2001 / 1Single Bonus DVDR / Non Label
Translated Text:
Live at Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. USA 15th May 2001 PRO-SHOT

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Main press press 2CD “OSAKA 2001” is a large decision board containing 2001 tours in Japan with an extraordinary high quality sound. If there is something missing from that super masterpiece, that is a “spectacle”. So I will present a representative multi camera / pro shot of the same “LIONS” era to that bonus.
There are 3 kinds of images contained in this work. Mainly with a pro shot of “May 15, 2001 Los Angeles Show”, 2 bonuses are recorded for 2 types of studio live TV programs. First of all it will be the main Los Angeles performance. In the show about two and a half months before the main press press 2CD, the 30 minute frame broadcast was also done. In this work, that television broadcasting is recorded. That quality is perfect. There is also a pro shot of “MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL” on this tour, but this work is above the quality. Even though it is not as high as modern glittering / shiny digital broadcasting, it is a level where official release is also sufficient at that time. It makes me feel like I’m really looking at the official product, such as processing to mix monochrome images to the camera work with good sense and interviews between songs.
The show drawn with that quality is a big performance that can not lose to the main press 2CD. Although it will be recorded digest of 6 songs only in the broadcasting frame of about 30 hours, the balance is the condensation of the latest work “LIONS” and “AMORICA”. There, it is a composition which mixed “Stare It Cold” which can not be heard also in this volume press 2CD. To the last, “new promotion” is the main focus, selections that are compatible with new works as well as new songs as well as past repertoire. Although it can hardly be said that it summarizes the charm of THE BLACK CROWES, it is a show where the feeling of the era of “2001” smells.
After that, a studio live of a television program that appeared for “LIONS” promotion. “May 10, 2001 THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO” and “LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN June 8, 2001”. Both perform the new song “Soul Singing” with the ultimate quality that might end up the main Los Angeles performance. They are shining in the stage, but because of the station studio it’s a pleasant pro shot with a moody set and costume.

Anyway, I am surprised again by arranging professional shots and this is good sound of press 2CD of main volume. Although the sound of this work is an unmistakable superb sound board, the sound of the main press 2CD is not losing at all … … Is it saying that the enthusiasm of 100% real life far exceeds far. Is “OSAKA 2001” really a audience recording … ?.
Although I derail without thinking unexpectedly, I imagined a scene spreading on the “far side” of such a masterpiece press 2CD, and a multi camera / pro shot that imagines the imagination. Please, please enjoy it altogether.
本編プレス2CD『OSAKA 2001』は、異常な次元の超ハイクオリティ・サウンドで2001年の来日公演を収めた大決定盤。その超傑作に足りないものがあるとすれば、それは“光景”。そこで、そのボーナスには同じ『LIONS』時代の代表的マルチカメラ・プロショットをお贈りします。
本作に収められている映像は3種。「2001年5月15日ロサンゼルス公演」のプロショットをメインに、テレビ番組のスタジオライヴ2種をボーナス収録しています。まず登場するのは、メインのロサンゼルス公演。本編プレス2CDの約2ヶ月半前にあたるショウで、30分枠の放送もされました。本作では、そのテレビ放送を収録しています。そのクオリティはまさに完璧。このツアーには“MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL”のプロショットも残されていますが、クオリティは本作の方が上。現代のギラギラ・ピカピカなデジタル放送ほどではないにしろ、当時なら十分にオフィシャル・リリースも可能なレベル。センスの良いカメラワークにところどころモノクロ映像を混ぜ込む処理、曲間にインタビューを挟む構成など、本当に公式品を見ているような気分になります。
そのクオリティで描かれたショウは、本編プレス2CDにも負けない大熱演。約30時間の放送枠だけに6曲のダイジェスト収録になりますが、そのバランスは最新作『LIONS』と『AMORICA』を凝縮したもの。そこに、本編プレス2CDでも聴けない「Stare It Cold」を混ぜ込んだ構成です。あくまでも“新作のプロモーション”が主眼で、新曲はもとより過去のレパートリーでも新作と相性の良いセレクション。THE BLACK CROWESの魅力を総括しているとは言い難いものの、“2001年”の時代感が匂い立つショウなのです。
その後に続くのは、『LIONS』プロモーションのために出演したテレビ番組のスタジオライヴ。「2001年5月10日THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO」と「2001年6月8日LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN」です。いずれもメインのロサンゼルス公演を食ってしまいかねない極上クオリティで、新曲「Soul Singing」を演奏。ステージの方が輝く彼らではありますが、局スタジオだからこそのムーディなセットと衣装も楽しいプロショットです。

それにしても、こうしてプロショットを並べて改めて驚くのは本編プレス2CDの音の良さ。本作の音声は紛れもない極上サウンドボードなのですが、本編プレス2CDのサウンドはまったく負けていない……と言いますか、本生100%ならではの熱気は遙かに上回っている。『OSAKA 2001』は、本当にオーディエンス録音なのだろうか……。

1. Introduction 2. Midnight From The Inside Out 3. Soul Singing 4. Lickin’
5. Wiser Time 6. Stare It Cold 7. Cursed Diamond

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 10th May 2001
8. Soul Singing

Late Show with David Letterman 6th June 2001
9. Soul Singing


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