Duran Duran / Hammersmith Odeon July 1981 / 2CD+1Bonus DVDR

Duran Duran / Hammersmith Odeon July 1981 / 2CD+1Bonus DVDR / Wardour
Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK 9th July 1981 plus Bonus DVDR “TV Live 1981”

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The DURAN DURAN of 1981, which sent the 1st album to the 3rd place in the UK and the 10th place in the US and made a shocking debut. The original master of the prestigious “Kinney” who can experience the site with the finest sound is a new excavation.
It was “London performance on July 9, 1981” that was blown by a new excavation master of shock. It is the finest audience recording recorded at the famous venue “Hammersmith Odeon”. Speaking of “Hammersmith in 1981”, the official BBC “IN CONCERT” is also famous, but this work is a completely separate performance. Let’s confirm the position of the show from the schedule at that time in order to understand the relationship of the neighborhood.

・ January 4: London performance
・ February 27-March 8: UK # 1 (8 performances)
《June 15 「DURAN DURAN」 released》
・ June 29-July 11: UK # 2 (11 performances) ← ★ Here ★
・ September 7-12: Europe # 1 (4 performances)
・ September 16-October 10: North America (16 performances)
・ October 30-December 23: Europe # 2 (25 performances) ← ※ BBC

This is 1981 of DURAN DURAN. BBC’s “IN CONCERT” was the year-end “December 17th” show, but this work was a long time ago. The tour started immediately after the debut work “DURAN DURAN” was released, and it was the 9th performance of “UK # 2”.
This work that recorded such a show is a shining audience recording of the prestigious Kinney character. Kinney recording is a sound that thoroughly pursues the clearness unique to the audience rather than the sound board-like close contact feeling, but this work can be said to be its “extreme”. Anyway, it is super clear from corner to corner. Andy’s guitar can be picked up to a little picking nuance, and if Nick’s keyboard shines down, Simon’s vocals that go through all of them are also clearly defined by words and words of MC.
In fact, the bass is light, but it is not spoiled or blurred. Rather, the Rhythm Corps are super-clear, and John’s bass is brilliant from the attack sound to the vibe. Although it is not a powerful force that kicks the belly, it is a super clear sound that makes even a sound board and FM sound source out of the question about vividness. Moreover, the sound looks great on the show. Immediately after the debut, the momentum of being youthful and terrifying is amazing, anyway fresh. The sound of this work raises its brightness many times.
There are a lot of masterpieces that are drawn in such a sound. There are a lot of numbers that you can’t listen to even in the classic BBC “IN CONCERT”.

● DURAN DURAN (9 songs + α)
・ Girls on Film / To the Shore / Night Boat / Planet Earth / Anyone Out There / Sound of Thunder / Careless Memories / Planet Earth (Night version)
・ BBC IN CONCERT song: Tel Aviv / Friends of Mine / Girls on Film (Night version)
● Single (4 songs)
・ Late Bar / Faster Than Light / Khanada
・ Songs that cannot be heard at BBC IN CONCERT: Like an Angel
● Other (2 songs)
・ My Own Way “RIO”
・ BBC IN CONCERT songs you can’t listen to: Tell Me It’s Just a Rumor Baby (THE ISLEY BROTHERS cover)

… and it looks like this. There was no repertoire to choose from just after debut, and all the songs of “DURAN DURAN” were played, and the single B-side song was also shown from one end. “Planet Earth” and “Girls on Film” have been encore once again in “Night Version”. In addition, “My Own Way” of the next work “RIO” was also taken up, and even a cover song was shown. Anyway, only David Bowie’s cover “Fame” isn’t playing in the songs released by 1981. We have a comprehensive repertoire that can be played at that time.
The precious numbers such as “Khanada” only for this tour and “To the Shore” and “Faster Than Light” unique to those days are full of excitement, but the most impressive is the B-side song “Like an Angel” of the single “My Own Way” THE ISLEY BROTHERS cover “Tell Me It’s Just a Rumor Baby”. Both of these songs are not only listen to “IN CONCERT”, but they are extremely rare songs that have been recorded only once or twice. You can enjoy it with the super clear sound of prestigious Kinney.
A brilliant sound in the clear and famous Kinney collection. What’s more, it is a live album that shines with plenty of super freshness just because of the original cassette. A masterpiece of the early masterpieces with that sound. Please enjoy this plentiful press 2CD that will leave this shine forever.

1stアルバムを全英3位、全米10位に送り込み、衝撃のデビューを飾った1981年のDURAN DURAN。その現場を極上サウンドで体験できる名門“キニー”のオリジナル・マスターが新発掘です。
まさに衝撃の新発掘マスターに吹き込まれていたのは「1981年7月9日ロンドン公演」。伝統の名会場“ハマースミス・オデオン”で記録された極上オーディエンス録音です。「1981年のハマースミス」と言えば、公式化もされたBBCの“IN CONCERT”も有名ですが、本作はまったくの別公演。その辺の関係を理解する意味でも、当時のスケジュールからショウのポジションを確かめておきましょう。

《6月15日『DURAN DURAN』発売》

これがDURAN DURANの1981年。BBCの“IN CONCERT”は年末「12月17日」のショウでしたが、本作はそれよりずっと前。デビュー作『DURAN DURAN』リリース直後からツアーを開始しており、その「英国#2」9公演目にあたるコンサートでした。
そんなサウンドで描かれるのは、初期なればこその名曲が山盛り。定番のBBC“IN CONCERT”でも聴けないナンバーも大量に披露していますので、比較しながらセットを整理してみましょう。

・Girls on Film/To the Shore/Night Boat/Planet Earth/Anyone Out There/Sound of Thunder/Careless Memories/Planet Earth (Night version)
・BBC IN CONCERTで聴けない曲:Tel Aviv/Friends of Mine/Girls on Film (Night version)
・Late Bar/Faster Than Light/Khanada
・BBC IN CONCERTで聴けない曲:Like an Angel
・My Own Way『RIO』
・BBC IN CONCERTで聴けない曲:Tell Me It’s Just a Rumor Baby(THE ISLEY BROTHERSカバー)

……と、このようになっています。デビュー直後だけあってまだ選ぶほどのレパートリーがなく、『DURAN DURAN』の全曲を演奏し、シングルB面曲も片っ端から披露。「Planet Earth」と「Girls on Film」は“Night Version”でもう一度アンコールに演奏しています。さらに、それでも足りなかったのか次作『RIO』の「My Own Way」も取り上げられ、カバー曲まで披露。とにかく、1981年までに発表した曲で演奏していないのはデヴィッド・ボウイのカバー「Fame」だけ。当時演奏できるレパートリーを総ざらいしているのです。
このツアーだけの「Khanada」や当時ならではの「To the Shore」「Faster Than Light」等、初期の貴重ナンバーが目白押しですが、極めつけなのはシングル『My Own Way』のB面曲「Like an Angel」とTHE ISLEY BROTHERSのカバー「Tell Me It’s Just a Rumor Baby」。どちらも“IN CONCERT”で聴けないばかりか、1・2回しか演奏された記録がない激レア曲。それを名門キニーの超クリア・サウンドで楽しめてしまうのです。


Disc 1 (40:32)
1. Tel Aviv
2. My Own Way
3. Girls on Film
4. Late Bar
5. To the Shore
6. Faster Than Light
7. Khanada
8. Night Boat
9. Planet Earth

Disc 2 (42:11)
1. Anyone Out There
2. Like an Angel
3. Friends of Mine
4. Sound of Thunder
5. Careless Memories
6. Tell Me It’s Just a Rumor Baby
7. Planet Earth (Night version)
8. Girls on Film (Night version)

Simon Le Bon – lead vocals Andy Taylor – guitar Nick Rhodes – keyboards
John Taylor – bass Roger Taylor – drums



Duran Duran / TV Live 1981 / 1DVDR / Non label

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The main press 2CD is a cultural heritage-level live album recording the full stage of DURAN DURAN, where the prestigious Kinney has just debuted. Of course, it ’s a masterpiece that does n’t require bonuses, but the impact of the debut era is really impressive. Therefore, we have prepared a superb video collection of professional shots of TV appearances from 1981.
Included in this work are 7 types and 16 songs of pro-shot live (+ α). It ranges from rare to familiar images, but is recorded by the best masters selected by overseas enthusiasts. These nine types can be broadly classified into four. Let’s introduce each individually.

[Individual TV pro shots (5 types, 6 songs)] 最初 The first appearance is a short television appearance in song units. A collection of videos from the UK’s famous programs “TOP OF THE POPS”, “OLD GRAY WHISTLE TEST”, and “GET SET FOR SUMMER”. “UK # 2” ended in March 1981 before the album was released. Appears until August. “TOP OF THE POPS” appears every time a single is released, and includes three episodes in March, May, and August.
Most of them are mimes, but you can witness a stylish performance that embodies neuro-romantic with the best professional shots. Among them, the live performance “OLD GRAY WHISTLE TEST”, which appeared two days before the main press 2CD, is a masterpiece shot that will give you a glimpse of the “opposite side” of the best live album.

[September 11, 1981 “MANDAGSBORSEN” (4 songs)] Up to this point, it was a one-shot appearance, but the following are four stage live images. The first is the Swedish TV program “MANDAGSBORSEN”, which is the “Europe # 1” period in this commentary. This is already superb. Although this work is a masterpiece master set chosen by mania, the air check master is the main. On the other hand, these four songs are thought to have been digitized by Daimoto Master, are super beautiful even with modern digital standards, and are outstanding high quality images in this work.
And I’m glad that it is a live performance although it is four songs. The program is held on a special stage set up in the hotel casino, so unlike ordinary concerts, the audience sits around the table and responds sensibly. However, the performance and singing voice in front of the audience are vivid, and the feeling of being “out there” that is intensely radiated can never be tasted by mime.

[November 30, 1981 “OFF THE RECORD” (6 songs)] The last professional shot is a genuine concert professional shot. This is “OFF THE RECORD”, which broadcasts the performance of Chichester, which corresponds to “Europe # 2” in the main story. In terms of image quality, it is as beautiful as dubbing the official video once, but it is beautiful enough to be less than “MANDAGSBORSEN”.
Unlike “MANDAGSBORSEN”, which was a corner of the casino, the performance of moving around a wide stage is the original brightness. Although the audience is still sitting down, nori and enthusiasm are undoubtedly real fans, and the enthusiasm performance is amazing because it is witnessing such audiences. The single B-side song “Faster Than Light” stands out, and “My Own Way” recorded in the next work is also shown. You can witness the original show with the maximum volume of 6 songs.

After these 7 kinds of live images, there are more valuable images. Two types of rare interview videos are included. At that time, the average age of 20.8 years old, they can enjoy the original and serious appearance.
DURAN DURAN became a darling of the times with its debut. This full-length press 2CD allows you to experience their full show on site with superb sound, and this work that you can witness with multi-camera pro shots. Please fully enjoy it together.

本編プレス2CDは、名門キニーがデビュー間もないDURAN DURANのフル・ステージを記録した文化遺産級のライヴアルバム。もちろん、本来であればボーナスなど不要の大傑作なのですが、デビュー時代の衝撃は映像でこそ鮮烈です。そこで、1981年当時のテレビ出演プロショットを集成した極上映像集もご用意しました。

最初に登場するのは曲単位の短いテレビ出演。英国の名物番組“TOP OF THE POPS”・“OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST”・“GET SET FOR SUMMER”の映像を集めたもので、アルバム発売前の1981年3月から「英国#2」が終了した1981年8月までの出演です。“TOP OF THE POPS”にはシングルが発売されるたびに出演しており、3月・5月・8月の3回分が収録されています。
ほとんどはマイムだったりしますが、ニューロマンティックを体現したスタイリッシュなパフォーマンスを極上プロショットで目撃できる。中でも生演奏の“OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST”は本編プレス2CDの2日前の出演であり、極上ライヴアルバムの“向こう側”を垣間見押せてくれる傑作ショッットです。


【1981年11月30日“OFF THE RECORD”(6曲)】
最後のプロショットこそ、正真正銘のコンサート・プロショット。本編解説の「欧州#2」にあたるチチェスター公演を放送した“OFF THE RECORD”です。画質的には公式ビデオを1回ダビングしたようなクオリティで、“MANDAGSBORSEN”には及ばないものの十分に美麗です。
カジノの一角だった“MANDAGSBORSEN”とは違い、広いステージを動き回るパフォーマンスは本来の輝きそのもの。やはり観客は座っているものの、ノリや熱狂は間違いなく本物のファンであり、そんな観客を目の当たりにしているからこその熱演は素晴らしい。シングルB面曲の「Faster Than Light」辺りから総立ちになり、次作に収録される「My Own Way」も披露。本作最大の6曲というボリュームで本来のショウを目撃できます。

デビューと共に時代の寵児となったDURAN DURAN。そんな彼らのフルショウを極上サウンドで現場体験できる本編プレス2CDと、マルチカメラ・プロショットで目撃できる本作。どうぞ、あわせてたっぷりとご堪能ください。

1. Planet Earth (Top Of The Pops, UK 5th March 1981)
2. Careless Memories (Top Of The Pops, UK 21st May 1981)
3. Night Boat (Old Grey Whistle Test 7th July 1981)
4. Anyone Out There (Old Grey Whistle Test 7th July 1981)
5. Girls On Film (Get Set For Summer, UK July 1981)
6. Girls on Film (Top Of The Pops, UK August 1981)

Mandagsborsen, Sweden 11th September 1981

7. Anyone Out There
8. Planet Earth
9. Girls on Film
10. Careless Memories

Off The Record: Chichester Festival Theatre, UK 30th November 1981

11. Friends Of Mine
12. Anyone Out There
13. Faster Than Light
14. My Own Way
15. Girls On Film
16. Careless Memories

17. Interview #1
18. Interview #2


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