Dream Theater / London 2016 1st Night / 2CDR

Dream Theater / London 2016 1st Night / 2CDR / Non Label

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Live at Palladium Theatre, London, UK 18th February 2016


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Prog-Hissage the “THE ASTONISHING” of metal biggest blockbuster and became DREAM THEATER, DREAM was initiated unprecedented “album full reproduction” and “new song only” tour THEATER. Now just live album that contains the first day performance of the buzz is appeared in gift-title!
Until now also “METROPOLIS PT. 2” and many times in the name board cover, but is they that have made “album full reproduce live”, this time just a little story is different. When fully reproduce the two sets of story album up to about 130 minutes “THE ASTONISHING”, there is no time to do the other songs. If one or more of the other bands, favorite song or only pick up the normal style was, but would place the story of the excerpt concert + representative song encore, they what to eliminate all the popular songs, representative music, new song of “THE ASTONISHING” I went on a game only. In other words, instead of “dazzle of Broadway” of GENESIS, it is why took the style of “The Wall” of PINK FLOYD. Without knowing emergency if PINK FLOYD was the darling of the times in the “madness”, a methodology that avoids even the IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST. Is not anything a tremendous challenging spirit, but this work is the audience album that contains the premiere “London show February 18, 2016”, which asked for the first time into the world that challenge.
This live is, but you have also been housed in the masters taper of the United Kingdom resident was recording “THE ASTONISHING WORLD PREMIERE (Shades 626)”, of course, another record. Currently, I master of the hottest on the net, the boiling is not only “complete reproduction of the blockbuster”, quality is also the topic. But certainly in the audience recording, the sound is overflowing is beautiful to look at clear of. John Petrucci also wonderfully clear that Jordan Rudess Kira have the appearance of a keyboard or a James LaBrie high notes for, in the mid-range try as long as the finesse. On top of that, the bass also Zubutoku dynamic that is difficult in the audience recording. “THE ASTONISHING WORLD PREMIERE” is the personality of virtuoso sound loving warmth of DAT recording was a gem to bring out the excitement, this work is more general. So-called latest seems to digital equipment is of a quality sound.
“THE ASTONISHING” the world of 100% this student to be drawn in such a sound, it is it is beautiful and a series of heart trembling drama. Indeed “Pull Me Under” as well and ……’m the head Dekkachi too much because “Under A Glass Moon” is also not live, but was crossing also anxiety, amazing because not the case and I actually listened. Story of the live performance version, wraps venue in convincing more than the studio work, fill in the deployment and the drama dazzling between about 140 minutes or more albums. Daring challenge is also not just a bluff, is full of convincing, “this is I was a need”, to the satisfaction after the finale, “Astonishing”, that the other songs not only the icing on the cake it will be brought home. After watching the epic movie, it helped also watching cherry-pick of past masterpieces. So, it is exactly what is wrapped in a sense of satisfaction, such as the movies and musicals.

Album “THE ASTONISHING” was a blockbuster condensed flavor of progressive rock, such as “2-Pack”, “full story concept”, “full orchestra introduction”. However, the world was not ending in two sets of studio albums. Theaters in the musical is also envisioned, such as will be announced until the game of, explosively I mean that spread the world, even on the stage also said the royal road, the main road, it has greatly expanded the huge wings.
Moreover, it is not end in self-satisfaction, surely move the hearts of the audience in the field, in spite of the new song, in spite of the premiere, which drawer to chorus. Challenged the challenges of all time they are, it was won from the first night. The book production 100% of the audience, the album is a convincing evidence. Not only taste a huge world, one to quickly inform them of victory. Fan & mania & people of the collector is, of course, anyone who until the regular-release album has not put out a hand, for those who were to “DREAM THEATER Hey ……” Now, this challenge is in how epoch-making, I would like to know what has been how loved. Gift release for that. “Century of dream theater”, is a curtain in your home this weekend!

プログレ・メタル最大の話題作となったDREAM THEATERの「THE ASTONISHING」を引っさげ、前代未聞の“アルバム完全再現”&“新曲のみ”ツアーを開始したDREAM THEATER。今まさに話題沸騰の初日公演を収めたライヴアルバムがギフト・タイトルで登場です!
今までも「METROPOLIS PT. 2」や名盤カバーで何度も“アルバム完全再現ライヴ”を行ってきた彼らですが、今度ばかりはちょっと話が違う。約130分に及ぶ2枚組のストーリー・アルバム「THE ASTONISHING」を完全再現すると、他の曲をやる時間がない。他のバンドであれば、気に入った曲だけピックアップした通常スタイルか、物語の抜粋コンサート+代表曲アンコールとするところでしょうが、彼らはなんと人気曲・代表曲を一切排除して、「THE ASTONISHING」の新曲のみで勝負に出た。つまり、GENESISの「幻惑のブロードウェイ」ではなく、PINK FLOYDの「ザ・ウォール」のスタイルを執ったわけです。「狂気」で時代の寵児だったPINK FLOYDならいざ知らず、IRON MAIDENやJUDAS PRIESTでさえ避けた方法論。何とも凄まじいチャレンジング・スピリットなわけですが、本作は、その挑戦を初めて世に問うた初演「2016年2月18日ロンドン公演」を収めたオーディエンス・アルバムです。
このライヴは、イギリス在住の巨匠テーパーが録音した「THE ASTONISHING WORLD PREMIERE(Shades 626)」にも収められていますが、もちろん別録音。現在、ネットで話題沸騰中のマスターなのですが、沸騰しているのは「超大作の完全再現」だけではなく、クオリティも話題。確かに客席録音ではあるものの、そのサウンドは見目麗しいクリアさが溢れ出す。ジョーダン・ルーデスのキラめくキーボードやジェイムズ・ラブリエのハイノート、中音域で技巧の限りを尽くすジョン・ペトルーシも素晴らしくクリア。その上で、オーディエンス録音では難しいとされる低音も図太くダイナミック。「THE ASTONISHING WORLD PREMIERE」は、DAT録音の暖かみを愛する巨匠サウンドの個性が感動を引き出す逸品でしたが、本作はもっと一般的。いわゆる最新デジタル機材らしいはクオリティ・サウンドなのです。
そんなサウンドで描かれる本生100%の「THE ASTONISHING」世界は、それはそれは美しくも心震えるドラマの連続。さすがに「Pull Me Under」も「Under A Glass Moon」もないライヴというのは頭デッカチ過ぎじゃ……と、不安もよぎりましたが、実際に聴いてみるとそうはならないから凄い。生演奏バージョンの物語は、スタジオ作を超える説得力で会場を包み込み、アルバム以上の約140分間をめくるめく展開とドラマで埋め尽くす。大胆な挑戦もただの虚仮威しではなく、「これが必要だったんだ」という説得力に充ち満ちており、大団円「Astonishing」の後の満足感には、他の曲は蛇足にしかならないことを痛感させられます。大作映画を見た後に、過去の名画のつまみ食いを観ても仕方がない。そう、まさに映画やミュージカルのような満足感に包まれるのです。

アルバム「THE ASTONISHING」は、“2枚組”・“完全ストーリー・コンセプト”・“フルオーケストラ導入”といったプログレの旨みを凝縮した超大作でした。しかし、その世界は2枚組のスタジオアルバムで終わるものではなかった。ミュージカルでの劇場公開も構想され、ゲーム化まで発表されるなど、爆発的に世界を広げているわけですが、その王道・本道とも言えるステージの上でも、巨大な翼を大きく広げた。
しかも、それが自己満足に終わらず、現場の観客の心を確実に動かし、新曲にも関わらず、初演にも関わらず、合唱まで引き出している。空前絶後の挑戦に挑んだ彼らは、第一夜から勝利を収めたのです。その確たる証拠である本生100%のオーディエンス・アルバム。巨大な世界を味わうだけでなく、彼らの勝利をいち早くお知らせする1本。ファン&マニア&コレクターの方々はもちろんのこと、レギュラー・リリースのアルバムまでは手が出せないという方、今まで「DREAM THEATERねぇ……」だった方にも、この挑戦がいかに画期的で、いかに愛されているのかを知って頂きたい。そのためのギフト・リリースです。“世紀の夢劇場”、今週末あなたのご自宅で開演です!

Disc 1
1. Descent Of The Nomacs 2. Dystopian Overture 3. The Gift Of Music 4. The Answer
5. A Better Life 6. Lord Nafaryus 7. A Saviour In The Square 8. When Your Time Has Come
9. Act Of Faythe 10. Three Days 11. The Hovering Sojourn 12. Brother Can You Hear Me?
13. A Life Left Behind 14. Ravenskill 15. Chosen 16. A Tempting Offer

Disc 2
1. Digital Discord 2. The X Aspect 3. A New Beginning 4. The Road To Revolution
5. 2285 Entracte 6. Moment Of Betrayal 7. Heaven’s Cove 8. Begin Again 9. The Path That Divides
10. Machine Chatter 11. The Walking Shadow 12. My Last Farewell 13. Losing Faythe
14. Whispers On The Wind 15. Hymn Of A Thousand Voices 16. Our New World 17. Power Down
18. Astonishing 19. Outro

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