Black Sabbath / Portland 1970 Reel To Reel Master / 1CD

Black Sabbath / Portland 1970 Reel To Reel Master / 1CD / Zodiac

Translated text:
Sullivan Gymnasium, University Of Southern Maine, Portland, ME. USA 7th November 1970

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BLACK SABBATH flew into the world in 1970. That hidden reel master appears in a permanent preservation press CD.
It is contained in this work “Portland Performance November 7, 1970”. It is a superb audience recording that will let you experience the scene. Speaking of 1970, a historic famous board “BLACK SABBATH” “PARANOID” was released, and “MASTER OF REALITY” was also a year of revolution. Among them, this work is a part of “PARANOID TOUR”. First of all, let’s imagine the position of the show from Sabbath’s first world tour.

“September 18″ PARANOID (UK) released ”
· September 11 – October 26: Europe # 1 (25 performances)
· October 30 – November 28: North America # 1 (30 shows) ← ★ Coco ★
· November 29 – December 20: European # 2 (8 shows)
“January 1″ PARANOID (US) released ”
· January 7 – 23: Europe # 3 (11 shows)
· January 31: MYPONGA POP FESTIVAL appearance
“February 5” MASTER OF REALITY “Production Start”
· February 6 – April 4: Netherlands + North America # 2 (39 performances)
· April 14 – 26: European # 4 (11 shows)

This is the outline of “PARANOID TOUR”. After “VOL.4” the rotation of “album production → tour” is prepared, but at this time it is a busy schedule to constantly make albums during the tour. Among them, “North America # 1” was also the first American tour of Sabbath, and Portland performances of this work were concerts corresponding to its 5 performances.
This work full of such beginnings is an extremely wonderful vintage audience. In the year 1970, audiences recording is extremely minimal because there was nothing short of debut. Besides, most of them are of strict quality. However, this work is an exception that is too precious. It has been digitized directly from the master reel discovered in recent years, its freshness is ultimate. Because there is a slight sense of space, I will not mistake the sound board, but the performance sound that reaches straight is extremely neat and clear everywhere. A rugged core is sturdy, and the sound of thick walls not even dubbing traces are beautiful. And above all, it is glossy. Although it is a vintage unique amber sound, its gloss flows out plenty without being contaminated by noise. Besides, there is nothing to disturb the performance and singing voice. There is also a fifth public performance from the American continent, it has not reached popularity enough to bring out enthusiasm yet, and audience noise is hardly bothersome. You can taste the band potential which created the name board “PARANOID” to every corner.
Only master and reel which can be said to be just a miracle, maniacs all over the world are amazed to find out. I received masterpieces and acclaim as well as “ETERNAL VOID OF DOOM: THE LEGENDARY MASTER” which was the best audience of “PARANOID TOUR”. However, although it was miraculous, it was not perfect. There is a tape change in “War Pigs” “Fairies Wear Boots”, the volume is unstable overall. The last thing that was fatal was “Fairies Wear Boots”. The glossiness up to that time was impaired and there was noise which was made as a stuff (In other words, even if there are faults, the basic quality is high enough to be said as “the best”). Therefore, this work brushes up with miraculous reel sound further with meticulous mastering. Of course, I do not do an uncanny man like damaging the ringing of beautiful vintage, accurate pitch is also natural. In addition, we corrected the unstable sound volume as much as possible (within an unnatural range), and thoroughly corrected the noise of “Fairies Wear Boots”. Truly, although lack of tape change is hard to do, I finished it in a valuable 1970 scorn for about 46 minutes, a live album that can soak up to my heart’s content.
The splendor of the show drawn with that sound loses words. As mentioned earlier, this “North America # 1” is the first American tour for them. While being overwhelmed by the cultures of the New Continent experiencing for the first time, 21-year-old Ozzy Osbourne barks a bit, 22-year-old Aomi roars a revolutionary heavy riff. Its youthful momentum is doubled by drugs but it does not cause collapse and spins out terrible chaos. For their American tour, a few performances at the beginning came running rushing throughout the United States, becoming a tremendous popularity in the late stages. This work is the site that caused such “rumor”. The breath of the audience who is overwhelmed by the heavenly sounds of ancient times now is also a real 1970 document.

Nevertheless, the 1970 superb vintage sound is too delicious 1 piece. It is a masterpiece of the live album that refined the super-name recording called the tour · best even if there are drawbacks, raised to the highest peak quality ever.
Speaking of 1970’s high-quality recording, there were only sound boards, so I could not have 100% experience at the work place. However, its toothiness also ends with this work. Although it is a sound comparable to the Brussels performance (which was once called Paris 70), it also has a tremendous presence in the field. It is exactly the inscription in the insignificant article other than anything other than “the heritage of the UK rock.” Please, please enjoy plenty with the permanent preservation press CD.

BLACK SABBATHが世界に羽ばたいた1970年。その秘宝リール・マスターが永久保存プレスCDで登場です。
本作に収められているのは「1970年11月7日ポートランド公演」。その現場を体験させてくれる極上オーディエンス録音です。1970年と言えば、歴史的な大名盤『BLACK SABBATH』『PARANOID』が発売され、『MASTER OF REALITY』も制作された革命の年。そのうち、本作は“PARANOID TOUR”の一幕です。まずは、サバス初のワールドツアーからショウのポジションをイメージしてみましょう。


これが“PARANOID TOUR”の概要。『VOL.4』以降は「アルバム制作→ツアー」のローテーションが整いますが、この頃はツアーの最中にも絶え間なくアルバムを作る忙しないスケジュール。そのうち「北米#1」は、サバス初のアメリカ・ツアーでもあり、本作のポートランド公演はその5公演目にあたるコンサートでした。
まさに奇跡としか言いようのないマスター・リールだけに、その発掘には世界中のマニアが驚喜。これまで“PARANOID TOUR”のベスト・オーディエンスだった『ETERNAL VOID OF DOOM: THE LEGENDARY MASTER』と並ぶ傑作と絶賛を受けました。しかし、奇跡的ではあっても完璧ではなかった。「War Pigs」「Fairies Wear Boots」にテープチェンジがあり、全体的に音量が不安定。さらに致命的だったのはラストの「Fairies Wear Boots」。それまでの艶やかさが損なわれ、ブツブツとしたノイズが入っていたのです(逆に言えば、欠点があっても“ベスト”と言われるほど基本クオリティが高いのですが)。そこで、本作は奇跡のリール・サウンドをさらに細心マスタリングでブラッシュ・アップ。もちろん、見目麗しいヴィンテージの鳴りを損なうような無粋なマネはせず、正確なピッチも当たり前。その上で不安定な音量を(不自然にならない範囲内で)可能な限り補正し、「Fairies Wear Boots」のブツブツしたノイズも徹底的に修正しました。さすがにテープチェンジの欠けは如何ともし難いものの、貴重な1970年の薫りに約46分間、心ゆくまで浸りきれるライヴアルバムに仕上げました。



1. Intro 2. Paranoid 3. N.I.B. 4. War Pigs 5. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
6. Iron Man 7. Hand Of Doom 8. Fairies Wear Boots

Zodiac 304


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