Bob Dylan / Costa Mesa 1989 Mike Millard First Generation Tapes / 2CD

Bob Dylan / Costa Mesa 1989: Mike Millard First Generation Tapes / 2CD / ZION

Live at Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA, USA 8th September 1989 ULTIMATE SOUND


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Another shocking discovery from Mike Millard’s huge recording collection! Speaking of Bob Dylan’s concerts he recorded, a series of recordings at the 1978 LA Universal Amphitheater and the 1979 Warfield Theater appeared several years ago, all of which were released as limited press CDs and were well received. Was sought. For enthusiasts around the world, it was thought that Dylan’s sound source left by Millard was from 1978 to 1979, but 10 years later, he was recording Dylan’s show again!
The new mirrored recording unearthed this time is Costa Mesa in September 1989. Speaking of the sound source that he left here in 1989, “COSTA MESA 1989 MIKE MILLARD FIRST GENERATION TAPES” that captured the stage of Neil Young in August is a new place in my memory, but a few weeks later, again Mirrored, who visited the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, recorded Dylan’s show for the first time in a while.
A very interesting fact is hidden here. At that time, Neil was “FREEDOM” and Dylan was “OH MERCY”, and it was a time just before the release of masterpieces that proclaimed their resurrection as album artists. With the release of those albums, their resurrection is solid, but Millard went to see each show for the first time in a while, as if he had sniffed out that the two artists were coming back to life. I wonder if that will be the case.

Another interesting fact. When it comes to Dylan in 1989, there is a strong impression that high-quality audience recordings are rumbling. However, the sound quality of the sound sources that had been on the market only on this day was a disappointing level, and the sound quality rank was actually called “C” on fan sites. Even when JEMS released the mirrored sound source this time, he mentioned that “the past sound source was sound quality C rank”. It is hard to say that the quality of the audience recording in 1989 is B grade or lower.
Because of that, the sound source of the day was spread only among a limited number of traders until now, but it was not because it was a rare sound source, but because the sound quality was too bad. It seems that few people heard this day even if they were quite enthusiasts.
The recording by Mirrored that suddenly appeared in such a situation is like a different dimension of high sound quality. This time too, the stable on-sound image and outstanding sound quality. The only thing that happened at the end of “Rank Strangers To Me” was a cut due to a tape change, but fortunately the performance is about to stop, and JEMS picked up that part at the time of this release. , A level that hardly bothers me even if I say a cut. Certainly, it was possible to make up for this weak cut with a conventional sound source, but since there was too much difference in sound quality, I did not dare to add processing. The mirrored quality is so clear this time as well.

And the performance of Dylan and the band just before the release of the masterpiece “OH MERCY” is in great shape. In 1988 and 1989, when GE Smith was a guitarist in the first place, the performance level was generally high, and in 1989, with the rapid changes in the set list, it was an irresistible time for enthusiasts. “HAGUE 1989” in June and “HOT AUGUST NIGHT 1989” in August, which were released on a limited press CD, proved that, but this September also performed at Costa Mesa. Great thing.
Dylan at this time had a stage where the song progressed crisply without issuing any MC, but if you say Dylan’s strength to continue singing so high voltage. Therefore, in the first half, the fierce performance with the band followed literally in the push-push mood continues, but the acoustic part played by GE Smith and two people who take a breather from there is finally wonderful.
In addition, on this day, Dylan sang “Baby Let Me Follow You Down” on his first album in this corner, and the performance as if he had just returned to his original intentions is the best. Aggressive performances with the band as the background like 1966 are good, but the acoustic performances and Dylan’s powerful songs here are exceptional.
Another rare performance of the day was Van Morrison’s cover “One Irish Rover”, which is one of the cover songs that Dylan liked to sing this year, but the tune and the sound of the band go very well together, so the stage You can see that it has become a brilliant repertoire.
And although GE Smith’s guitar play that supports Dylan was wonderful every day, it is clear that he is more enthusiastic than usual on this day. The best example is the scene where the riff of the Rolling Stones “The Last Time” was mixed with the riff while playing the riff at the opening “Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)”. It is truly mirrored recording that you can hear clearly even for this moment. His sound source does not disappoint enthusiasts this time as well. Following “HAGUE 1989” and “HOT AUGUST NIGHT 1989”, the stage “First of all” in September 1989 is the birth of a piece!

★ First appearance sound source of mirrored recording. This is great sound quality!

今回発掘された新たなミラー録音は1989年9月のコスタメサ。1989年にここを去った音源といえば、8月にニール・ヤングの舞台を捉えた「COSTA MESA 1989 MIKE MILLARD FIRSTGENERATIONTAPES」は私の記憶ですが、数週間後、コスタメサのパシフィックアンフィシアターを訪れたミラードは、久しぶりにディランのショーを録音しました。
非常に興味深い事実がここに隠されています。当時、ニールは「FREEDOM」、ディランは「OH MERCY」であり、アルバムアーティストとしての復活を宣言した傑作がリリースされる直前の時期でした。それらのアルバムのリリースで、彼らの復活は堅実です、しかしミラードは彼が2人のアーティストが生き返っていることを嗅いだかのように、久しぶりにそれぞれのショーを見に行きました。そうなるのだろうか。

もう一つの興味深い事実。 1989年のディランに関しては、高品質のオーディエンス録音がゴロゴロしているという強い印象があります。しかし、この日だけ発売されていた音源の音質は残念なレベルで、ファンサイトでは実際に「C」と呼ばれていました。今回、JEMSがミラーリングされた音源をリリースした時も、「過去の音源は音質Cランクだった」とのことでした。 1989年のオーディエンス録音の品質がB級以下とは言い難い。
そんな状況でいきなり登場したミラードのレコーディングは、高音質の異次元のようなものです。今回も安定したオンサウンド画像と抜群の音質。 『Rank Strangers To Me』の最後に起こったのはテープ交換によるカットだけでしたが、幸いパフォーマンスが止まりそうになっており、今回のリリース時にJEMSがその部分をピックアップしました。 、カットと言っても気にならないレベル。確かに、従来の音源でこの弱いカットを補うことは可能でしたが、音質の差が大きすぎたので、あえて加工を加えることはしませんでした。今回もミラーリングされた品質はとてもクリアです。

そして、傑作「OHMERCY」のリリース直前のディランとバンドのパフォーマンスは素晴らしい形をしています。 1988年と1989年にGEスミスが最初にギタリストだったとき、パフォーマンスレベルは概して高く、1989年にはセットリストが急速に変化したため、愛好家にとって魅力的な時期でした。 6月の「HAGUE1989」と8月の「HOTAUGUSTNIGHT 1989」は、限定プレスCDでリリースされたことが証明されたが、今年の9月はコスタメサでも演奏された。素晴らしいことです。
また、この日、ディランはこのコーナーのファーストアルバムで「連れてってよ」を歌い、本来の意図に戻ったようなパフォーマンスが最高。 1966年のようなバンドを背景にしたアグレッシブなパフォーマンスは良いですが、ここでのアコースティックパフォーマンスとディランのパワフルな曲は格別です。
その日のもう一つの珍しいパフォーマンスは、ヴァン・モリソンのカバー「One Irish Rover」でした。これは、ディランが今年歌うのが好きだったカバー曲の1つですが、バンドの曲とサウンドは非常によく調和しているので、ステージそれが素晴らしいレパートリーになっているのを見てください。
そして、ディランをサポートするGEスミスのギタープレイは毎日素晴らしかったですが、彼がこの日はいつもより熱心であることは明らかです。一番良い例は、オープニング「Most Likely You Go Your Way(And I’ll Go Mine)」でリフを演奏しながら、ローリングストーンズの「TheLastTime」のリフがリフとミックスされたシーンです。この瞬間でもはっきりと聞こえるのは、まさにミラーリングされた録音です。彼の音源は今回も愛好家を失望させません。 『HAGUE 1989』 『HOT AUGUST NIGHT 1989』に続き、1989年9月のステージ 『まずは』が作品誕生!

Disc 1 (31:39)
1. Intro
2. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
3. Positively 4th Street
4. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
5. I Want You
6. Ballad Of A Thin Man
7. Highway 61 Revisited

Disc 2 (58:56)
1. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
2. Baby Let Me Follow You Down
3. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
4. Rank Strangers To Me
5. One Irish Rover
6. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
7. I’ll Remember You
8 . I Shall Be Released
9. Like A Rolling Stone
10. Mr. Tambourine Man
11. All Along The Watchtower

Bob Dylan –vocal & guitar
GE Smith –guitar
Tony Garnier –bass
Christopher Parker –drums



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