Def Leppard / Tokyo 1984 Final Night / 2CD

Def Leppard / Tokyo 1984 Final Night / 2CD / Zodiac

Translated Text:
Live at Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan 26th January 1984

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Following the great success of “PYROMANIA”, I finally realized DEF LEPPARD ‘s first visit to Japan. The first full recorded album that will be the highest in history is released.
This work is included in this work “January 26, 1984: Nakano Sansuraza” performance. This week, we also released a live album “OSAKA 1984 (Zodiac 287)” which also recorded the first visit to Japan. First of all, let’s check the position of both works with the first visit to Japan.

· January 24: Shibuya Public Hall
· January 25: Osaka Health Pension Center “OSAKA 1984”
· January 26: Nakano Sanguraza 【this work】

All three performances above. Although it came three days in a row and back and forth between Tokyo and Osaka, this program’s Nakano Sansurraza performance is the last day. This show has been archived as a masterpiece such as “ROCK TILL WE DROP (Shades 081)” and “FIRE BRIGADE (Shades 241)”, but this work is a completely different recording. It is a superb audience recording of permanent preservation that finally appeared, surpassing the two works lightly.
Actually, the sound of this work is amazing. It is a work of the same name recordingist as “OSAKA 1984” released at the same time, and it is converted into a CD directly from the original cassette. It is a wonderful inscription that boasts ultimate ultimate freshness. In addition to its freshness, the recording itself is quite amazing. As a fact, enthusiasm must also be a vivid audience recording, but direct feeling that almost does not feel the reverberation is terrible, very slight acoustics are transparent to crystal clear, and details of the performance and singing voice can not be fogged at all. It is more vivid than the two Nakano Sampler 2 works so far than “OSAKA 1984”. On the other hand, actually the breath of the audience is somewhat inhaled more than “OSAKA 1984”, but that is also the real air coming to Japan for the first time. Is this work which synchronizes to “OSAKA 1984” which can concentrate on the performance, or “super clear sound” in “1984”? This depends on your preference, but in any case, the sound of this work is sure to be “the first peak of your visit to Japan”.
In addition to such sound, this work is the first complete recording. The first live album to date has something cut in tape change etc. In this new excavation master also “Rock Of Ages” had a few seconds cut, supplemented by “ROCK TILL WE DROP” there. It was the first live album to lack all songs and pears & seamlessly.
However, no matter how good the sound is, there is no crack, it alone can not affirm “the best masterpiece”. This work is the highest masterpiece which is contained in the quality by its quality. The set is the same as Osaka, but the position of the show is important. As mentioned above, this work was the last day in Japan, but the schedule is “Tokyo → Osaka → Tokyo”. I came back to Tokyo which was a great success at once, and I have no concern from the beginning of the show. I do not feel it gradually, but it is full of real feeling and confidence that I have had a huge success in Asia for the first time since the performance. In addition, the condition of the band is also great. In order to understand this, let’s introduce the whole world tour here as well.

· February 9 – March 15: Europe # 1 (25 performances)
· March 18 – September 20: North America (115 performances)
· October 7 – December 18: Europe # 2 (29 shows)
· January 24 – 26: Japan (3 shows) ← ★ Coco ★
· January 29 – February 7: Australia / Thailand (4 shows)

This is the whole of “PYROMANIA WORLD TOUR 1983-1984”. In this way, Europe / North America which became the main part in 1983 has finished turning, Japanese performance and Australia was a special editing position. Although I am not tired because I have been absent-mindedly for more than a month’s holiday, I need a place to regain a can restart. In general it is said to be 5-6 performances, but it is quick to get back to young bands only. This work is resuming 3 performances eyes, it has been brilliantly opened full-time for the first time. It is just like a specimen of performance or performance.
In addition to sound quality and length, “top masterpiece” that is top of the show. For the first time in Japan … No, it is a masterpiece live album rarely seen in all history of DEF LEPPARD ‘s visit to Japan. Press 2CD to leave that glow forever. Please, please enjoy it thoroughly.
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『PYROMANIA』の大成功を受け、遂に実現したDEF LEPPARDの初来日。その最高峰となる史上初の完全収録アルバムが登場です。
本作に本作に収められているのは「1984年1月26日:中野サンプラザ」公演。今週は、同じく初来日を記録したライヴアルバム『OSAKA 1984(Zodiac 287)』も同時リリース。まずは、初来日スケジュールで両作のポジションを確認しましょう。

・1月25日:大阪厚生年金会館『OSAKA 1984』
・1月26日:中野サンプラザ 【本作】

以上、全3公演。東京・大阪を行き来しながらの3日連続ライヴとなったわけですが、本作の中野サンプラザ公演はその最終日にあたります。このショウはこれまでも『ROCK TILL WE DROP(Shades 081)』『FIRE BRIGADE(Shades 241)』といった傑作でアーカイヴしてきましたが、本作はまったくの別録音。その2作を軽ーく凌駕する、遂に登場した永久保存の極上オーディエンス録音なのです。
実際、本作のサウンドは驚異的。同時リリースの『OSAKA 1984』と同じ名録音家の作品で、オリジナル・カセットからダイレクトにCD化。まさしく究極的な鮮度を誇る素晴らしい銘品なのです。その瑞々しさに加え、録音自体もすこぶる素晴らしい。事実としては熱狂も生々しいオーディエンス録音には違いないものの、会場反響をほとんど感じないダイレクト感は凄まじく、極わずかな音響もクリスタル・クリアに透き通っており、演奏・歌声のディテールをまったく曇らせない。これまでの中野サンプラザ2作はもとより、『OSAKA 1984』よりも更に鮮やかなのです。その反面、実のところ『OSAKA 1984』よりオーディエンスの息吹もやや多めに吸い込んでいるのですが、それが初来日のリアルな空気感でもある。演奏に集中できる『OSAKA 1984』か、超クリア・サウンドで“1984年”にシンクロする本作か。これは好みにもよるところですが、いずれにせよ、本作のサウンドこそが“初来日の最高峰”には違いないのです。
そんなサウンドに加え、本作は初の完全収録。これまでの初来日ライヴアルバムはテープチェンジ等でどこかしらにカットがあるもの。今回の新発掘マスターも「Rock Of Ages」に数秒のカットがあったのですが、そこを『ROCK TILL WE DROP』で補完。全曲を欠けナシ&シームレスに味わえる初めてのライヴアルバムになったのです。


これが“PYROMANIA WORLD TOUR 1983-1984”の全容。このように、1983年中に本編となるヨーロッパ/北米は回り終えており、日本公演とオーストラリアは特別編的なポジションでした。年末年始を1ヶ月以上たっぷりと休んだために疲れナシなのですが、ツアー再始動のカンを取り戻すに場数が必要。一般的には5-6公演とも言われますが、若いバンドだけに取り戻しも早い。本作は再開3公演目で、凄まじい全開・全力ぶりをブチかましている。まさに熱演・名演の見本のようなショウなのです。
サウンドクオリティ・長さに加え、ショウまで頂点的な「最高傑作」。初来日の……いえ、DEF LEPPARDの来日全史でも希に見る大傑作ライヴアルバムです。その輝きを永久に残すプレス2CD。どうぞ、ぞんぶんにお楽しみください。


Disc 1 (39:45)
1. Intro. 2. Rock Rock (Till You Drop) 3. Rock Brigade 4. High ‘N’ Dry (Saturday Night)
5. Another Hit And Run 6. Billy’s Got A Gun 7. Mirror, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
8. Foolin’ 9. Photograph

Disc 2 (42:25)
1. Rock Of Ages 2. Bringin’ On The Heartbreak 3. Switch 625
4. Phil Collen Guitar Solo 5. Let It Go 6. Steve Clark Guitar Solo
7. Wasted 8. Stagefright 9. Travelin’ Band/Rock And Roll

Joe Elliott – Lead Vocal Phil Collen – Guitar Steve Clark – Guitar
Rick Savage – Bass Rick Allen – Drums

Zodiac 288

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