Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band / Hammersmith Odeon London 75 Japanese Broadcast / 1DVDR

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band / Hammersmith Odeon London 76 Japanese Broadcast / 1DVDR / Non label
Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK 18th November 1975 Broadcast Date: 17th June 2006

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26-year-old Bruce Springsteen who stood on the stage for the first time in Britain after climbing up to the kid of the times with “Runaway Without Tomorrow”. The original version of the finest Pro Shot is the gift release decision.
The feature of this work is “November 18, 1975 London performance”. It is a multi-camera professional shot taken at the traditional famous venue “Hummersmith Odeon”. I think that this show has already come to the pin, but this show is also known as the excavation live album “HAMMERSMITH ODEON LONDON ’75”, and the video edition is familiar with the bonus DVD etc. of the 30th anniversary board “Tomorrow Without Runaway” .. This work is a copy of such an official DVD. .. .. Then there is not. In 2006, when the live album was released, it was a Japanese broadcasting version that was featured in the famous program “Golden Western Music Live” by a certain satellite broadcasting station.
Of course, the original taste of this work is a number of productions unique to Nippon Broadcasting, but it also shines because the show itself is legendary. Speaking of 1975, there are other excavators such as “THE ROXY 1975” and “TOWER THEATER, PHILADELPHIA 1975”. First, let’s look back at the schedule at that time and check the position.

・July 20-August 23: North America #1 (21 performances)
<<“BORN TO RUN” release on August 25″
・September 4-November 11: North America #2 (34 performances)
・November 18-24: Europe (4 performances) ←★here★
-December 2-31: North America #3 (17 performances)

This is the 1975 boss. The circuit is roughly based on the home country of America, the “THE ROXY 1975” was born in “North America #2”, and “TOWER THEATER, PHILADELPHIA 1975” was born in “North America #3”. In the meantime, the “Europe” leg was held for about a week with Potsun. Although the scale of only four performances is unreliable to call a tour, this is actually the first European concert for Springsteen. The Hammersmith performance of this work was the first day of the year, and it was his first overseas performance, not to mention England.
This work recording such a monumental show is (of course) completely official grade. Just because it was made into a DVD prior to the live album, the visual beauty of digitally broadcasting the master must not be official. Actually, it may be an edited version with 7 songs less than the official version, but the alternative (?) is the original production of the program. Speaking of Japanese programs, there are subtitles and commentary sections, but this work has both. First, subtitles, but this is not just a Japanese translation of MC. A song title (original title, Japanese title, composition credit) is attached to each song, and a unique comment is also entered. For Springsteen, what kind of song is meaningful to the scene at that time, what is the theme singing …It is only a few lines of memo, so there are no surprising new facts, but it is natural to enter the song quickly, It’s a good job casually. Furthermore, “Spirit In The Night”. The performance is legendary as it immerses itself in the ditch (?), but even in the opening tweet vocal, the subtitles say “It’s dark at night! The moon shines weakly and leaves flutter.”
The explanation section has more impact. A leading person from the trendy Osamu family, who prevailed in the drama “Love nobody loves”, appeared and talked about Springsteen hotly. I’m frightened for a moment when I say “I’m a super idol,” but when I was told, “For example, the influence of blues on G-panes and washed-out T-shirts (which I wear) is what made the world aroused.” It makes me happy to feel that there is a boss behind the handsome guy. “It might be dull, but I’d like it to look cool,” he said. The feeling of shyness is natural and makes me smile.

This work will end with a bonus clip of 6 songs. I thought it would be better to broadcast the full-length show as much as adding clips, but with the appearance of recent 80’s hit songs and recent images such as “The Rising” “Pay Me My Money Down” It is certain that a sense of overall career will be created. I want you to get hooked on this show by Bruce Springsteen! The production is so transparent and comfortable.
Anyway, it is an original version of a masterpiece professional shot that made a big feature of the first British performance. Not to mention those who experience it for the first time, those who are familiar with the official version can re-experience it freshly. Please enjoy this opportunity

そんな本作でフィーチュアされているのは「1975年11月18日ロンドン公演」。伝統の名会場“ハマースミス・オデオン”で撮影されたマルチカメラ・プロショットです。もうピンと来られていると思いますが、このショウは発掘ライヴアルバム『HAMMERSMITH ODEON LONDON ’75』になったことでも知られ、映像編も30周年盤『明日なき暴走』のボーナスDVD等でお馴染み。本作は、そんな公式DVDのコピー。。。では、ありません。ライヴアルバムが発売された2006年に某衛星放送局の名物番組“黄金の洋楽ライブ”で特集された日本放送バージョンなのです。
もちろん、本作独自の旨みは日本放送ならではの演出の数々なのですが、それもこれもショウ自体が伝説的だからこそ映える。1975年と言えば、他にも『THE ROXY 1975』『TOWER THEATER, PHILADELPHIA 1975』といった発掘盤もありますし、まずは当時のスケジュールを振り返ってポジションを確かめておきましょう。

《8月25日『BORN TO RUN』発売》

これが1975年のボス。おおよそ母国アメリカを主戦場としてサーキットしており、『THE ROXY 1975』は「北米#2」、『TOWER THEATER, PHILADELPHIA 1975』は「北米#3」から誕生しました。その合間にポツンと約1週間だけ行われたのが「欧州」レッグ。わずか4公演という規模はツアーと呼ぶには頼りないものの、実はこれがスプリングスティーンにとって初の欧州コンサート。本作のハマースミス公演はその初日にあたり、彼にとって初英国どころか初めての海外公演だったのです。
そんな記念碑的なショウを記録した本作は(当たり前ですが)完全オフィシャル級。ライヴアルバムに先だってDVD化されていただけに、そのマスターをデジタル放送した映像美が公式級でないはずがないのです。実のところ、オフィシャル盤と比べると7曲少ない編集版だったりもするのですが、その代わり(?)となるのが番組独自の演出。日本番組と言えば字幕テロップと解説コーナーですが、本作には両方ある。まず字幕ですが、これが単なるMCの和訳ではない。1曲1曲に曲名(原題・邦題・作曲クレジット)が付せられ、さらに独自の寸評も入る。スプリングスティーンにとって、当時のシーンにとってどんな意味のある曲か、何をテーマに歌っているのか……あくまで数行のメモ程度なので驚きの新事実などありませんが、スッと自然に曲に入っていける、さり気なく良い仕事なのです。さらに「Spirit In The Night」。溝(?)にハマり込みながらのパフォーマンスが伝説的ですが、冒頭のつぶやきヴォーカルでも「夜はあくまでも暗く! 月はか弱く光を放ち… 葉は舞い落ちる」と字幕が入るのです。

そんな本作は、6曲分のクリップもボーナス的に放送して幕を閉じます。クリップを追加するくらいなら本編ショウをフルで放送すれば良いのに……と思いつつ、80年代のヒット曲や「The Rising」「Pay Me My Money Down」といった近年の映像が出てくることでキャリアの総括感が醸されるのも確か。この番組をキッカケにブルース・スプリングスティーンにハマって欲しい!という制作が想いが透けて心地よくもあるのです。

1. VJ Intro
2. Thunder Road
3. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
4. Spirit In The Night
Lost In The Flood
5. She’s The One
6. Born To Run
The E Street Shuffle
It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City
7. Backstreets
Kitty’s Back
8. Jungleland
9. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
Detroit Medley
For You
10. Quarter To Three
11. VJ Speaks

Promo Clips
12. Hungry Heart 80[The River] 13. The River 80[The River] 14. Born in the U.S.A. 84[Born in the U.S.A.] 15. The Ghost Of Tom Joad 95[The Ghost Of Tom Joad] 16. The Rising 2002[The Rising]

17. VJ Outro.
18. Pay Me My Money Down

Bruce Springsteen – guitar, vocals, harmonica
Roy Bittan – piano, backing vocals
Clarence Clemons – tenor, baritone and soprano saxophones
Danny Federici – keyboards
Garry Tallent – bass-
Steven Van Zandt – guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals
Max Weinberg – drums


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