David Bowie / Tokyo Dome 1990 Pre-FM Master / 2CD

David Bowie / Tokyo Dome 1990 Pre-FM Master / 2CD / Wardour
Live at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan 16th May 1990.  STEREO SBD

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Tokyo Dome in 1990, which was also Bowie’s biggest performance in Japan on the ultimate Greatest Hits Tour. Introducing the ultimate soundboard album that updates the longest and highest peak.
Of course, this May is “May 16, 1990: Tokyo Dome performance”. It is a super fine stereo sound board recording recorded in the second performance of “Big Egg Live” which was realized only for two nights. As anyone who has noticed this article knows, this show is a big classic that was broadcast on TV and radio. In particular, the full professional shot by our first leaked master still boasts worldwide popularity. Thus, the show is a classic, but this is not the case. It is a master that has been newly discovered recently, and it is a new masterpiece that updates the peak in sound and recording time.

[Super fine sound board with a completely different mix and a sense of work] The identity of the new master is the FM sound board of the North American specialty program “WESTWOOD ONE”. However, it is not an air check, but a pre-FM master before broadcasting. It’s clear that this is another master from the fact that the opening part is about 2 minutes long, but that is not the point. The essential sound is totally different. The sound of the leaked professional shot was also an official sound board, but this work is different for each mix, and it is even more “work-like”. Although the sound quality of the full version Pro Shot was official, the spread was not emphasized because the final goal was the TV output, so the mix was centered. However, in this work, the bread of each musical instrument is vivid, and each stroke of the drum rotates around the head. Of course, Bowie’s vocal effects and chorus are also widely felt and separated.
The SE group is even more extreme. This is clear from the first song, “Space Oddity”. In the song, “Seven, six, five … one, Lift off” is played, but I could hardly hear it in the sound board sound so far, probably because it did not disturb the vocal. However, this work is perfect. Of course, the stereo feeling and volume balance are precisely controlled, and it does not interfere with the vocals. It’s a sound with a high degree of perfection, which the engineer made painstakingly later.
Furthermore, even the loud cheers are different. The cheers of the full version professional shots have a high tone overall, and give a strong sense of the “Japanese western scene” with a yellow cheering voice. However, while the cheer of this work is low and vast, it has a sexless feel. Perhaps because of North American broadcasting, it is a cheer with a sense of statelessness worldwide rather than “Japan!”. However, the strange thing is that there is no discomfort. I think that if the cheers are completely replaced, it will be white, but it sounds exactly like the cheers of the scene because it fits perfectly with the music and mood. Even if you don’t use the cheers of the scene, it’s natural perfection. The finish is exactly the same as the official work.

[The longest live album to experience the greatest hits] It’s a new master of shock, but this work is even more devised. The master that appeared on the net was the longest ever, but not all. It’s after the performance. About 1 minute was added to the final part that was recorded only in the professional shot master of our shop excavation, and it is the longest updated version of this work only in the whole world. You might think, “Why the cheers are so long?” But it’s not. The announcements that flow in the venue are full of time. Let’s write it down.
“Tonight, the concert tonight has come to an end. In addition, this pattern will be sent on Monday, May 21 from 9 pm as a cultural statement sent as” Ben ○ Broadcast Special: David Bowie EXCITING NIGHT ON RADIO ” We are also planning to broadcast on N * K satellite broadcasting on June 11. We will be leaving the regulation, so please sit down at your own seat. It is very crowded both inside and outside the entrance. Please cooperate with the regulation exit.
…… Well, I announce it clearly until the Japanese broadcasting station and the broadcasting date. With “WESTWOOD ONE”, you can enjoy a sense of time that is absolutely impossible. It’s all about sound and length, but the biggest point of this work is the treasure trove of masterpieces spelled in the highest quality. It’s a familiar set, but it’s also a good opportunity, so let’s organize it.

● 60s / early 70s (10 songs)
・ SPACE ODDITY: Space Oddity
・ HUNKY DORY: Changes / Life On Mars?
・ ZIGGY STARDUST: Starman / Ziggy Stardust / Suffragette City / Rock’n ‘Roll Suicide
・ ALADDIN SANE: Panic In Detroit / The Jean Genie
・ DIAMOND DOGS: Rebel Rebel
● Late 70’s (8 songs)
・ YOUNG AMERICANS: Young Americans / Fame
・ STATION TO STATION: TVC 15 / Stay / Station To Station
・ LOW: Be My Wife / Sound And Vision
・ “HEROES”: Heroes
● 80’s (7 songs)
・ SCARY MONSTERS: Ashes To Ashes / Fashion
・ LET’S DANCE: Let’s Dance / China Girl / Modern Love
・ TONIGHT: Blue Jean
・ YOUNG LIONS: Pretty Pink Rose

≫ It’s a super-luxury that will be the “best record with live performance”. I have been able to enjoy such a full show until now, but in this work, the completeness and “feeling of work” of the official product line are still present. Although it is an upgrade album that can not be ignored as a Japanese performance collection, it is a two-disc set that will be even more music work as “Live version Greatest Hits”. We hope you will enjoy the permanent preservation press 2CD to your heart’s content.


その新マスターの正体は北米の名物番組“WESTWOOD ONE”のFMサウンドボード。ただし、エアチェックではなく放送前のプレFMマスターなのです。開演パートが約2分長い事からも別マスターなのは明らかですが、それどころの話ではない。肝心要のサウンドがまるで別物なのです。流出プロショットの音声もオフィシャル級サウンドボードだったわけですが、本作はミックスごと異なり、より一層「作品的」なのです。完全版プロショットの音声は音質こそ公式級だったものの、最終目標がテレビ出力のせいか、ミックスが中央に寄っており広がりは強調されていませんでした。しかし、本作は各楽器のパンも鮮やかでドラムも1打1打が頭の周りをグルグルと回る。もちろん、ボウイのヴォーカル・エフェクトやコーラスも幅広く感じられ、グッとセパレートしているのです。
もっと極端なのがSE群。これはもう1曲目の「Space Oddity」から明らか。曲中で「Seven, six, five……one, Lift off」と流れるわけですが、これまでのサウンドボード音声ではヴォーカルを邪魔しないためかほとんど聞こえませんでした。しかし、本作はばっちり。もちろん、ステレオ感も音量バランスも精緻にコントロールされ、ヴォーカルの邪魔にもなっていない。明らかに後からエンジニアが苦心して生み出した完成度の高いサウンドなのです。

「ただ今をもちまして、今夜のコンサートは終了いたしました。なお、この模様は5月の21日月曜日、午後9時から文化○送で『文○放送スペシャル:デビッド・ボウイーEXCITING NIGHT ON RADIOー』としてお送りいたします。またN○K衛星放送でも6月11日に放送する予定です。これより規制退場させていただきますので、皆さま一旦ご自分のお席にお座りください。場内・入り口共に大変混混雑いたしますので、どうぞ規制退場にご協力ください」
……とまあ、日本の放送局や放送日までハッキリと告知している。“WESTWOOD ONE”では絶対にあり得ない時代感を楽しめるのです。サウンドや長さの話ばかりになってしまいましたが、本作最大のポイントは最高峰クオリティで綴られる名曲の宝庫。もはやお馴染みのセットではありますが、良い機会でもありますので整理しておきましょう。

・SPACE ODDITY:Space Oddity
・HUNKY DORY:Changes/Life On Mars?
・ZIGGY STARDUST:Starman/Ziggy Stardust/Suffragette City/Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide
・ALADDIN SANE:Panic In Detroit/The Jean Genie
・YOUNG AMERICANS:Young Americans/Fame
・STATION TO STATION:TVC 15/Stay/Station To Station
・LOW:Be My Wife/Sound And Vision
・SCARY MONSTERS:Ashes To Ashes/Fashion
・LET’S DANCE:Let’s Dance/China Girl/Modern Love
・TONIGHT:Blue Jean
・YOUNG LIONS:Pretty Pink Rose


Disc 1 (58:57)
1. Intro.
2. Space Oddity
3. Changes
4. TVC 15
5. Rebel Rebel
6. Be My Wife
7. Ashes To Ashes
8. Starman
9. Fashion
10. Life On Mars?
11. Blue Jean
12. Let’s Dance
13. Stay
14. Member Introduction
15. China Girl

Disc 2 (63:21)
1. Intro.
2. Sound And Vision
3. Ziggy Stardust
4. Station To Station
5. Young Americans
6. Suffragette City
7. Fame
8. Heroes
9. Panic In Detroit
10. Pretty Pink Rose
11. Modern Love
12. The Jean Genie
13. Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide


David Bowie – Vocals, Sax & Guitar
Adrian Belew – Guitar, Vocal
Erdel Kizilcay – Bass
Rick Fox – Keyboards
Michael Hodges – Drums


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