David Bowie And The Spiders From Mars / A Star Is Born Royal Festival Hall 1972 / 1CD

David Bowie And The Spiders From Mars / A Star Is Born Royal Festival Hall 1972 / 1CD / Wardour

Translated text:
Live at Royal Festival Hall, London, UK 8th July 1972 *UPGRADE (2 Source Mix)

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“ZIGGY STARDUST TOUR” too much special night appeared at the highest quality. It is decided to permanently save press CD.
That special night is “London performance on 7th July 1972”. Benefit performance by international environmental group “Friends Of The Earth” founded in the previous year on this day. It is also known as the day when Lou Reed stood on the stage of Britain, a monument concert that realized the co – starring of him and Bowie. This show has been known for a long time since recording, but this work is a matrix album that will be its highest peak.
First of all, the position of the show before the contents to worry about. Speaking of the early days of “ZIGGY STARDUST TOUR”, there was also a member change in an early stage. First of all, let’s organize the circumstances with the schedule.

· January 29: Aris Barrie Performance
“February 4” Ziggy Stardust “completed”
· February 10 – July 15: British # 1 (50 performances) ← ★ Coco ★
· August 19th + 20th: Rainbow Theater 2 Concert
· August 27 – September 7: UK # 2 (10 performances)
· September 22 – December 2: North America (29 shows)
· December 23 – 29: UK # 3 (4 performances)

“ZIGGY STARDUST TOUR” continued from January 1972 until July 1973, but the above is only the 1972 year excerpt. The keyboard has been changed finely in this period, and the schedule above is organized according to Nicolas · Peg’s masterpiece “THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE”. In ‘British # 1’, the first keyboardist: Nicky Graham, Rainbow Theater 2 shows in August is Matthew Fisher, ‘British # 2’ is Robin Lamley and ‘From North America’ to the end of the tour in 1973 is Mike Gerson . The performance of this work was a concert at the end of the third performance from the end of Nikki era “British # 1”.
As mentioned above, such a show has long known some audiences recording, but the original of this work is different from the conventional board. It is a matrix album released by overseas Coremania in recent years. Two types of recordings were used, one with hiss noise, one on the other was high sound quality but bass was thin. This maniac is carefully selected for the best ones even with 2 kinds of recordings, synchronized after careful treatment. Recording with low bass was acquired with a thick and glossy sound by the matrix, and hiss noise has been removed at the level of limit that does not affect the subtlety of the performance sound. Collectors around the world are surprised at the polite finish, and the researcher also acclaims that “I have never heard such a good sound”.
In this work, such a matrix sound source was refined with a meticulous remaster. Of course, we do not manage such as to contaminate the design sound with the sound pressure production of uncannaded cod. It mitigates momentary noise and noise that was left behind very slightly, and corrects the pitch that was as fast as 30% of semitones to just. Furthermore, I complemented the lack of 15 seconds in the middle stage of “I Feel Free” with another source. While giving maximum respect to the design of Coremania, we applied “last claw”.
Then the show, which was revived with the highest quality in history, is exactly the legendary name. Media seems to have been invited only to Benefit · Sho, storm that various reviews are acclaimed. Melody · Maker’s magazine also communicates the appearance of the day with a feverish tale, but the headline “A STAR IS BORN! (Also the title of this work)” tells everything. Although it is not covered with screams at all, it is a wonderful enthusiasm included in the performance, although it plays a solid performance and thick performances on the scene. It is not only Bowie’s fans gathering only for the benefit, but it can be found on one page of history that is overwhelmed by the birth of new icons.
And co-star with historic Lou Reed. At the end of the show Bowie proudly introduces Rou and will play with three songs of THE VELVET UNDERGROUND’s “White Light White Heat”, “Waiting For The Man”, “Sweet Jane”. “White Light White Heat” and “Waiting For The Man” were regular regular tours, but “Sweet Jane” was a rare rare performance with few remaining live records. Although it is truly sung at the main as expected, there are Bowie’s … … No, Ziggy’s singing voice is involved. Co-star of such century can be enjoyed with the highest quality ever.

A historic night where the competition with Lou Reed was realized and the media of the home country British known for its dryness also attracted attention. It is a matrix album that draws the whole picture with the highest quality. A century live album that completed with the addition of “last one” to the insignificant products produced by the passion of Coremania. Among the jiggies’ walks that were also briefly seen, it is too special. Please, please fully enjoy with the permanent preservation press CD.

“ZIGGY STARDUST TOUR”でも特別すぎる一夜が最高峰クオリティで登場。永久保存プレスCD化決定です。
その特別な夜とは「1972年7月8日ロンドン公演」。この日は前年に設立された国際環境団体“地球の友(Friends Of The Earth)”によるベネフィット公演。あのルー・リードが初めて英国のステージに立った日としても知られ、彼とボウイの共演も実現した記念碑コンサートなのです。このショウは古くから録音が知られてきましたが、本作はその最高峰となるマトリクス・アルバムなのです。
気になる内容の前に、まずはショウのポジション。“ZIGGY STARDUST TOUR”の初期と言えば、目まぐるしくメンバーチェンジもありました。まずは、日程でその事情を整理しておきましょう。


“ZIGGY STARDUST TOUR”は1972年1月から1973年7月まで続きましたが、上記はその1972年分だけを抜粋したもの。この時期はキーボードが細かく入れ替わっており、上記の日程はニコラス・ペグの名著『THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE』に準じて交代を整理しています。「英国#1」では初代キーボーディスト:ニッキー・グラハム、8月のレインボーシアター2公演はマシュー・フィッシャー、「英国#2」はロビン・ラムリー、そして「北米」から1973年のツアー最後までがマイク・ガーソン。本作のロンドン公演は、ニッキー時代「英国#1」の最後から3公演目という終盤のコンサートでした。
本作では、そんなマトリクス音源をさらに細心リマスターで磨き上げたもの。もちろん、無闇矢鱈の音圧稼ぎで意匠サウンドを汚すようなマネはしておりません。ごく僅かに残されていた瞬間的な異音やノイズを緩和し、半音の30%ほど速かったピッチをジャストに補正。さらに「I Feel Free」中盤にあった15秒の欠けを別ソースで補完しました。コアマニアの意匠に最大限の敬意を払いつつ、“最後のツメ”を施したのです。
そうして史上最高峰クオリティで甦ったショウは、まさに伝説の名に相応しい。ベネフィット・ショウだけにメディアも招かれていたらしく、各種レビューが絶賛の嵐。メロディ・メイカー誌も当日の様子を熱っぽく伝えていますが、その見出し「A STAR IS BORN!(本作のタイトルでもあります)」がすべてを物語っている。決して絶叫まみれではなく、骨太・肉厚な演奏が現場を掌握しきるものの、その演奏に込められた熱気が素晴らしい。ベネフィットだけにボウイのファンだけが集っているわけではないのでしょうが、新たなアイコンの誕生に圧倒されるような歴史の1ページに立ち会えるのです。
そして、歴史的なルー・リードとの共演。ショウの終盤にボウイが誇らしげにルーを紹介し、THE VELVET UNDERGROUNDの「White Light White Heat」「Waiting For The Man」「Sweet Jane」の3曲で共演を果たす。「White Light White Heat」「Waiting For The Man」の2曲はツアーのレギュラーでしたが、「Sweet Jane」はライヴ記録すらほとんど残っていない激レア・パフォーマンス。さすがにメインで歌うのはルーですが、そこにボウイの……いえ、ジギーの歌声が絡む。そんな世紀の共演が史上最高峰クオリティで楽しめるのです。



1. Kenny Everett Introduction 2. Ode To Joy 3. Hang On To Yourself 4. Ziggy Stardust
5. Life On Mars 6. The Supermen 7. Starman 8. Changes 9. Five Years 10. Space Oddity
11. Andy Warhol 12. Amsterdam 13. I Feel Free 14. Moonage Daydream 15. White Light White Heat *
16. Waiting For The Man * 17. Sweet Jane * 18. Suffragette City

David Bowie – Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Mick Ronson – Guitar, Vocals Trevor Bolder – Bass
Woody Woodmansey – Drums Nicky Graham – Keyboards

Lou Reed – Vocals / Guitar *


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