Elton John / Wembley 1977 / 1DVDR

Elton John / Wembley 1977 / 1DVDR / Non label

Translated Text:
Live at Wembley Empire Pool, London, UK 3rd November 1977 PRO-SHOT


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A sudden “retirement declaration” and a famous large standard pro shot in luxury co-starring are a gift release decision. Such a show, which is also a legend, was held “November 3, 1977 London performances”. It was a concert at “Wembley · Empire Pool (now: Wembley · Arena)” which is also the final day of “BLUE MOVES TOUR”.
This show is recorded with multiple cameras, it is known as a long-standing big staple. In 1979, it was broadcasted in a certain public broadcasting station in Japan, but in that case it is an excerpt version along the broadcasting frame. This work is a full length version of about 2 hours different from such a Japanese broadcast.
That quality is excellent. Vintage sensation also drifts in image quality and camera work only in television broadcasting 40 years ago, but the freshness of master is nothing. Although it can not be said that there is no “white line noise 1” indeed, it is just “not zero”. I can not find any dubbing traces, and the shining blonde shining through the spotlight is clear up to one. Brilliant coloring is the essence of that time, and it can be completely immersed in a glossy screen almost without full noise. Of course, the sound is also the best sound board. Some hiss noise enters somewhat in the middle of the show, but it also improves with several songs and it gets a beautiful sound as late as it is.
It is truly a historical show that is drawn with such quality multi-camera pro shot. In the set list, big hit songs of the 70’s line up with the slurry, and the singing voice of Elton singing it is also youthfulness of 30 years and 7 months. It is a wonderful concert that can not be thought of as a show of a person who stops music activities for a very long time after about a very long time.
However, this work is also a show which leaves a name in its “retirement declaration”. The historic moment will come after you finish singing “Bennie And The Jets”. Elton talks out smallly to the audience waiting for the next song. “I have not been on tour for a long time and I really got lost as to whether I really went back to the road but I decided, tonight is my last show (I have not been touring for a long time and it’s I’ve made a decision and this is the last show I’m gonna do. “Did you not measure the true intention of this word, or just could not hear it? Or, the audience returns somewhat strange cheers. In such a mood, “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” begins … ….
Alongside such a “retirement declaration”, the greatest sights of this work are performed with luxury guests. In the encore that began with introduction of band members after finishing the main part set, duets with two guests, Kiki Dee and Stevie Wonder have been realized. It is Kiki that first appears. Of course, “Do not Go Breaking My Heart”. Duets that seemed happy for a hit song that won first place in the UK single chart in the first year in the previous year. In the end, there are also scenes that cuddle and kiss.
It is Stevie Wonder that appears there. I sit on the piano after being escorted by Elton and Kiki. When Elton started to sing “Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance!)” Lightly, Stevie is playing tambourine seemingly pleasant, but when the song breaks up, Steve ‘s turn comes. Elton’s “Get Up, get up & dance ♪” involves scat with that soulful singing voice. And finally Elton gave up the piano, and in the end it was a dodger! Even though this co-star alone is a sightseeing spot, Elton at this time is right after declaring retirement. “This is the last show”, that last song lined up with Stevie … …. Just imagining the mental state of this moment is a deepest song.

Of course, after the announcement of the next album “A SINGLE MAN”, Elton did a big tour as if nothing had happened. However, this feeling at the time is one piece which is drawn with plent shot of zooming plenty. It is good to soak in a group of famous songs that are spelled out with youthful singing voices, or to rush to luxurious accompaniments, or to feel the feeling of Elton at the time. A large, classic historical pro shot that you can enjoy many times. Please, enjoy this opportunity.

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突然の「引退宣言」や豪華共演でも有名な大定番プロショットがギフト・リリース決定です。そんな伝説ともなっているショウが行われたのは「1977年11月3日ロンドン公演」。“BLUE MOVES TOUR”の最終日でもある“ウェンブリー・エンパイア・プール(現:ウェンブリー・アリーナ)”でのコンサートでした。
しかし、本作はその「引退宣言」でこそ、名を残すショウでもある。その歴史的な瞬間が訪れるのは「Bennie And The Jets」を歌い終わった後。次曲を待つ観客を横目に小さく語り出すエルトン。「長い間ツアーしていなかったし、本当はロードに戻るかすごく迷ったんだ。でも、決断したんだ。今夜は、私の最後のショーだよ(I haven’t been touring for a long time and it’s been a painful decision whether to go back on the road…. But I’ve made a decision and this is the last show I’m gonna do.)」この言葉の真意を測りかねたのか、それとも単に聴き取れなかったのか、観客はどことなく妙な喝采を返す。そんなムードの中で「Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word」が始まる……。
そんな「引退宣言」と並んで本作最大の見どころは、豪華ゲストとの共演。本編セットを終え、バンドメンバーを紹介して始まったアンコールでは2人のゲスト、キキ・ディーとスティーヴィ・ワンダーとのデュエットが実現しています。まず登場するのはキキ。曲はもちろん、「Don’t Go Breaking My Heart(恋のデュエット)」。前年に初の全英シングルチャート1位を獲得したヒット・ソングを嬉しそうにデュエット。最後には寄り添い、キスするシーンもあります。
そこに登場するのがスティーヴィ・ワンダー。エルトンとキキにエスコトーされてピアノに座る。エルトンが軽快に「Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance!)」を歌い始めると、スティーヴィは気持ち良さそうにタンバリンを叩いていますが、曲がブレイクするとステーヴィの出番。エルトンの「Get Up, get up & dance♪」に、あのソウルフルな歌声でスキャットに絡んでいく。そして、遂にはエルトンもピアノを譲り、最後には連弾! この共演だけでも見どころですが、この時のエルトンは引退宣言をした直後。「これが最後のショウ」と言った、その最後の曲でスティーヴィと並ぶ……。この瞬間の心境を想像するだけで何とも深い1曲なのです。

もちろん、次作『A SINGLE MAN』の発表後には、何事もなかったように大々的なツアーを行ったエルトン。しかし、この当時の想いがズームもたっぷりのプロショットで描かれる1枚です。若々しい歌声で綴られる名曲群に浸るも良し、豪華共演にときめくも良し、当時のエルトンに想いを馳せるも良し。幾重にも楽しめる大定番の歴史的プロショット。どうぞ、この機会に存分にお楽しみください。

1. Better Off Dead 2. Daniel 3. Roy Rogers 4. The Goaldigger’s Song
5. Where To Now St. Peter? 6. Shine On Through 7. Tonight 8. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
9. Island Girl 10. Candle In The Wind 11. One Horse Town 12. Bennie And The Jets
13. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word 14. Philadelphia Freedom
15. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding 16. Rocket Man 17. (Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket
18. Your Song 19. Band Introduction 20. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
21. Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance!)

PRO-SHOT COLOUR NTSC Approx. 119min.

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