Bob Dylan / Live At Royal Festival Hall 1964 / 2CD+1Bonus DVDR

Bob Dylan / Live At Royal Festival Hall 1964 / 2CD+ 1Bonus DVDR

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Royal Festival Hall, London, UK 17th May 1964 STEREO SBD plus Bonus DVDR “ISLE OF WIGHT 1969


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Bob Dylan ’60s vintage Dylan rarities When is the end of the year every year between the fan is released, a new phenomenon that is that began in 2012 has become a hot topic. It is reduced to the title, such as in our ‘or “BOB DYLAN RADIO STATION PROMO” THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN FREEWHEELIN “‘ OUTTAKES” from such (laughs) have I, but anyone if Dylan fan this time There has been put together a sound source that had been hoping to be “want to have a press CD”.
Became a hot topic at the end of first last year it would sound source that contains the live at 1964 Royal Festival Hall. This performance is the presence of the recording has been confirmed from previously became the first UK live performance of Dylan, it was called the great topic in such as between fans and magazine when finally appeared at the end of last year. Until because barely a few songs revealed the stereo sound board recording whole picture finally the Royal Festival Hall, which had been circulated in the underground. Oh, Korezo perfect stereo sound you want is called the Real Live recording any comparable no perfect quality even been released in this state “BOOTLEG SERIES”!
And passed a few months from the release of “THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN ‘” If likened the album, yet already that the songs of the next album, “ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN” being played, as long as it is a fan Everyone will raise the voice of admiration, it means that the live of charming excessive period.

“FREEWHEELIN ‘BOB DYLAN” I was the best masterpiece Dylan of Real fork era was created, but subsequent “THE TIMES ~” is the one that said you from his long career as the “beginning of the first of excessive life”. Examples of Real fork era not only came to an end with this album, yet I had also retreated strong and messenger serving figure such as “FREEWHEELIN ‘”.
It was further accelerated and become 1964, Dylan will completely finished the role of the previous Messenger specific folk singer like. Although it until the message specific no exaggeration to say that I novel by reversal from song style of is a translation to be a literal “ANOTHER SIDE ~”, most of the audience gathered here Royal Festival Hall “FREEWHEELIN ‘”then you’ll be Dylan of the image had been gathered in the hope.

As a result, not only the live first British performances of this day, do not you earlier to be anything interesting that obtained is also the unveiling live “New Dylan” that changed the appearance as. After all that “Blowin ‘In The Wind” is not playing, not only the “It Is not Me, Babe” and “Chimes Of Freedom” instead, is showing off to the most recent work, such as early as “Mr. Tambourine Man” because there I. Still is a good and ’64 Dylan unique friendly performance and falling behavior of of those songs were carefully listened without complained British spectators, and reflected even as it is allowed to go crazy rather . After all because the sound is perfect, enough to be felt up to playing the first time that it was full of self-confidence by Dylan.
Yet “Walls Of Red Wing” and “Eternal Circle” are playing a rare number of real folk era, such as, but it is really unique charm of live of this day. Because still is the beginning of excessive period, while you are still also featured plenty of songs of folk era, atmosphere can be felt from the performance will what is totally different to the previous year.

Although there is a rare live of such fan rapture, such as in the Pink Floyd recent years of studio rarities, but it is that anything nasty to the sound source is circulated through the analog LP. But please do not worry! And is natural for the When this recording to remove the scratch noise emanating from the LP with pinpoint. Furthermore, “Chimes Of ~” and to frequent in “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”, hit pom breath into the microphone at the time of the utterance noise, even a slight sound out also relaxation, such as by the master of aging seen in the latter was allowed to, and finished to a stress-free listen state. Probably at the time in 1964 it might be this the way had been shelved without against.
Mega Rare LIVE fan has rapture will be released in the last limit of the press CD at the end of last year! This in even without find difficult LP available, or was promoted to Comfortable playback of happy live album many times without changing the face of the record. The bonus is recorded Festival Hall appearances before the broadcast sound source (this also is what was included in last year release). Should Dylan fans have been waiting these CD of a lot. Please return to listen many times at the best Rare live the best sound quality and stability of the press CD!

ボブ・ディランのファンの間では毎年年末になると60年代ビンテージ・ディランのレア音源がリリースされる、という新たな現象が2012年始まったことが話題となっています。そんな中から当店でも「FREEWHEELIN’ BOB DYLAN RADIO STATION PROMO」や「THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’ OUTTAKES」のようなタイトルに還元されて(笑)いるのですが、今回もディラン・ファンなら誰もが「プレスCDで持っていたい」と願っていた音源をまとめあげました。
まず昨年末に話題となったのは1964年ロイヤル・フェスティバル・ホールでのライブを収めた音源でしょう。ディランの初イギリス・ライブ・パフォーマンスとなったこの公演は以前から録音の存在が確認されており、遂に昨年末に登場した時はファンの間や専門誌などでも大いに話題を呼びました。それまでかろうじて数曲がアンダーグラウンドに流通していたロイヤル・フェスティバル・ホールのステレオ・サウンドボード録音が遂に全貌を現したからです。おお、これぞリアル・ライブ・レコーディングと呼びたくなる完璧なステレオ・サウンドはこのまま「BOOTLEG SERIES」でリリースされたとしても何ら遜色のないパーフェクトなクオリティ!
しかもアルバムに例えれば「THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’」のリリースから数か月が経過し、それでいて既に次のアルバム「ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN」の曲が演奏されているという、ファンであれば誰もが感嘆の声を上げるであろう、魅力的な過度期のライブということになります。

「FREEWHEELIN’ BOB DYLAN」はリアル・フォーク時代のディランが作り上げた最高傑作だったのですが、続く「THE TIMES~」は彼の長いキャリアからすると「最初の過度期の始まり」と言えるものです。例のリアル・フォーク時代はこのアルバムで終わりを告げただけでなく、それでいて「FREEWHEELIN’」のような力強いメッセンジャーたる姿も後退していたのです。
それが1964年になるとさらに加速し、ディランは以前のようなメッセンジャー的なフォーク・シンガーの役割を完全に終えてしまいます。それまでのメッセージ的な歌から一転して私小説と言っても過言ではない作風が文字通りの「ANOTHER SIDE~」となる訳ですが、ここロイヤル・フェスティバル・ホールに集まった観客のほとんどは「FREEWHEELIN’」ディランのイメージを期待して集まっていたことでしょう。

結果としてこの日のライブは初イギリス公演というだけでなく、先のように姿を変えた「新生ディラン」のお披露目ライブともなり得たのが何とも面白いではありませんか。何しろあの「Blowin’ In The Wind」は演奏されず、代わりに「It Ain’t Me, Babe」や「Chimes Of Freedom」だけでなく、早くも「Mr. Tambourine Man」といった最新作まで披露されているのですから。それでもイギリスの観衆が不満を訴えずにじっくりと聞き入ったのはそれらの曲の良さや64年のディランならではの親しみやすい演奏と立ち振る舞いであり、それがむしろ夢中にさせているようにすら映ります。何しろ音が完璧なので、ディランによる自信に満ち溢れた演奏ぶりまで感じられるほど。
それでいて「Walls Of Red Wing」や「Eternal Circle」といったリアル・フォーク時代のレア・ナンバーを演奏しているがこの日のライブの本当に独特な魅力です。やはり過度期の始まりですので、まだまだフォーク時代の曲もふんだんに取り上げている一方で、その演奏から感じられる雰囲気は前年とまったく違うものでしょう。

そんなファン狂喜のレア・ライブではありますが、ピンク・フロイド近年のスタジオ・レア音源などと同じように、アナログLPを介して音源が出回ったのは何とも厄介なことですよね。しかしご安心ください!今回の収録に当たってはLPから発せられるスクラッチノイズをピンポイントで削除するのは当たり前。さらには「Chimes Of~」や「A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall」で頻発する、発声時の息がマイクにポンポン当たるノイズ、さらには後者で見られたマスターの経年によるわずかな音切れなども緩和させ、ストレスなく聴ける状態へと仕上げました。恐らく1964年当時にはこれに対する術がなくお蔵入りしていたのかもしれません。

Disc 1(45:48)
1. The Times They Are A-Changin’ 2. Girl From The North Country 3. Who Killed Davey Moore?
4. Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues 5. Ballad Of Hollis Brown 6. It Ain’t Me, Babe 4:31
7. Walls Of Red Wing 8. Chimes Of Freedom 9. Mr. Tambourine Man 10. Eternal Circle

Disc 2(52:52)
1. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall 2. Talking World War III Blues 3. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
4. Only A Pawn In Their Game 5. With God On Our Side 6. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
7. Restless Farewell 8. When The Ship Comes In

Bonus tracks
BBC “Tonight” TV Programme, Broadcasted on 12th May 1964
9. With God On Our Side

ATV “Hallelujah” Programme, Recorded on 14th May 1964 (never broadcast)
10. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right


BD 51764


Bob Dylan / Isle Of Wight 1969 / 1DVDR / Non label

Woodside Bay, Near Ryde isle Of Wight, UK 31st August 1969.

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