Fleetwood Mac / LA Forum 1977 2nd Night Mike Millard Original Master Tapes / 2CD

Fleetwood Mac / LA Forum 1977 2nd Night Mike Millard Original Master Tapes / 2CD / Wardour

Live at the Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA 30th August 1977

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New excavation master series of Mike Millard who is shocking the whole world. The latest bullet is the permanent preservation press 2CD. Until now, impact works such as LED ZEPPELIN, PINK FLOYD, QUEEN, etc. have been fired repeatedly, but this time the leading role is FLEETWOOD MAC. It is a full-live album of the heyday of the great heyday, with “Fantastic Mac” and “rumors” climbing to the darling of the era.
This work was recorded in “August 30, 1977 Los Angeles Performance”. Audience recording recorded about 2 months later with “THE FORUM” same as “LISTEN TO THIS EDDIE”. Speaking of “Mike Millard”, the taper is a legend in the legend and a symbol of the history of concert recordings. The design is widely known in the collector world, but the latest excavations in recent years have reversed conventional wisdom. Until now, the original master of the Millard Collection is said to have been lost, and it has become the norm that “they were burned down before their birth”, “the bereaved family of unknown value” disposed. However, the truth was discovered at the end of 2019. Omoto masters that should have been lost were found one after another. Along with that, the legendary recording of FLOYD was upgraded, but at the same time, it was shocking that many recordings that would be completely unveiled were discovered. In our shop, QUEEN’s shocking work “L.A. FORUM 1977 2ND NIGHT: MIKE MILLARD ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES (Wardour-407)” is a huge hit, but this work is also the first appearance of a treasure that has never been known.
触 れ る Before touching the contents, first of all, show position. Let’s look back on the schedule of 1977, which entered the climax.

● 1977
<< February 4 “rumors” release >>
・ February 24-April 1: North America # 1 (14 performances)
・ April 2-26: Europe (15 performances)
・ May 1-July 24: North America # 2 (29 performances)
・ August 15-October 4: North America # 3 (25 performances) ← ★ coco ★
・ November 6-23: Oceania (9 performances)
・ November 6-December 10: First visit to Japan / Hawaii (5 performances)
● 1978
・ July 17-August 30: North America # 4 (17 performances)

This is the whole picture of “RUMOURS TOUR”. In 1977, the legend came to Japan for the first time, but this performance in Los Angeles was about two months ago. It was the sixth concert of the North America # 3, the main performance of the World Tour.
本 This work recorded in such a show is the design itself of “Mike The Mike”. A beautiful recording that resembles the QUEEN version six months ago in general, and lets you relax in the exquisite sound. If the direct feeling of the on core is great, the details are super delicate. The sensation of the singing voice of Stevie Nicks, where the sense of separation extends over the perfect performance sound, is what I call it. The factor lies in the talent of the mirrored natural gift, but it seems that there is also the power of the position only in this work. Apparently, this show seems to be recording in the second row just in front of the stage, while the closeness is overwhelming. Of course, the area near the front isn’t always optimal for recording, but there’s no reason to worry about mirroring. No wraparound of the sound is felt at all, only the direct feeling of the taste is utilized neatly.
つ Another factor that seems to be in the second row is the enthusiasm of the scene. Due to the popularity of FLEETWOOD MAC, more real enthusiasm is absorbed than usual in the mirrored collection. Furthermore, the second column also means “in front of security.” It seems like you are in a wheelchair, but it is also noticeable. It would not have been possible to silence them by grabbing money around them. Of course, even though it’s a lot, it’s a story in the mirrored collection, and (like the QUEEN edition) the popular mood itself is also a delicious real recording.
れ る This sound is the full show of FLEETWOOD MAC, which is enjoying the spring of our world right now. Speaking of them in their heyday, although there is a traditional official board “Fleetwood Mac Live”, it is an edited work assembled from multiple tours, but this work is an audience recording that is all through. The experience is great, but the sets are also very different. Let’s organize it by comparing here.

● Fantastic Mac (8 songs)
・ Say You Love Me / Monday Morning / Rhiannon / Landslide / Over My Head / I’m So Afraid / World Turning (★) / Blue Letter (★)
● Rumors (9 songs)
・ Dreams / Oh Daddy (★) / Never Going Back Again / Gold Dust Woman (★) / You Make Loving Fun (★) / Go Your Own Way / The Chain (★) / Second Hand News (★) / Songbird (★ )
● Others: Oh Well
* Note: The “★” mark is a song that cannot be heard on the official edition “Fleetwood Mac Live”.

… and it looks like this. Concentrate and return two of the big hits, “Fantastic Mac” and “Rumors”, which are in the middle of a big hit. He plays most of the songs in both works, with the exception of the 1969 single “Oh Well”. Based on “Dreams”, which ranks No. 1 in the U.S., he will perform a rich set only at that time with the lush freshness. Not only is each song dazzling, but the enthusiasm created by stacking them is wonderful, and the enthusiasm makes the stage even hotter. It’s a live album that gives you the full experience of a special show with an even more natural experience, even though the sound is as good as the official version of “Fleetwood Mac Live”.
初 It is the first public master that the legendary Taper has recorded the full show at the height. The sound is worthy of being called “MAC’s Eddie”, and the content of the live is richer than the best albums. If you are not interested in the history of recording at all, you will be captivated by a show drawn with superb sound, and even if you let a friend who does not know the audience recording hear only an official live album Let’s go. That’s just a super famous board. Please enjoy as much as you want with the permanent preservation press 2CD.

全世界を震撼させているマイク・ミラードの新発掘マスター・シリーズ。その最新弾が永久保存プレス2CDで登場です。これまでもLED ZEPPELINやPINK FLOYD、QUEENなどの衝撃作が連発しましたが、今回の主役はFLEETWOOD MAC。それも『ファンタスティック・マック』『噂』で一気に時代の寵児へと登り詰めた一大全盛期のフルライヴ・アルバムです。
そんな本作が録音されたのは「1977年8月30日ロサンゼルス公演」。『LISTEN TO THIS EDDIE』と同じ“THE FORUM”で約2ヶ月後に記録されたオーディエンス録音です。“マイク・ミラード”と言えば、伝説中の伝説であり、コンサート録音史の象徴ともなっているテーパー。その意匠についてはコレクター界に広く知られているわけですが、昨今の新発掘群は従来の常識を覆したもの。これまでミラード・コレクションのオリジナル・マスターは失われたとされており、「生前に本人が焼き捨てた」「価値を知らない遺族が処分した」等々が定説となってきました。ところが、2019年末になって真実が発覚。失われたはずの大元マスターが次々と見つかったのです。それに伴ってFLOYDの伝説録音もアップグレードしましたが、同時に衝撃だったのは完全初公開となる録音も多数発掘されたこと。当店ではQUEENの衝撃作『L.A. FORUM 1977 2ND NIGHT: MIKE MILLARD ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES(Wardour-407)』が大ヒットしておりますが、本作もまた知られてこなかった初登場の秘宝なのです。


これが“RUMOURS TOUR”の全体像。1977年には伝説の初来日も実現したわけですが、本作のロサンゼルス公演はその約2ヶ月前。ワールド・ツアーのメイン「北米#3」の6公演目にあたるコンサートでした。
そんなショウで記録された本作は“Mike The Mike”の意匠そのもの。全体的には半年前のQUEEN編に似ており、絶品の鳴りに心がとろける美録音。オンな芯のダイレクト感も絶大ならディテールも超繊細。分離感も完璧な演奏音の上で伸びるスティーヴィー・ニックスの歌声の素晴らしさと言ったらもう。その要因はミラード天賦の才にあるわけですが、本作に限ってはポジションの威力もあるようです。どうやらこのショウではステージ真ん前の2列目で録音していたらしく、その間近感が圧倒的。もちろん、最前付近が録音に最適とは限らないわけですが、ミラードにその心配などあるわけがない。音の回り込みなどまったく感じられず、旨みのダイレクト感だけが綺麗に活かされているのです。
もう1つ、2列目が要因と思われるのは現場の熱狂。人気絶頂のFLEETWOOD MACということもあって、普段のミラード・コレクションよりもリアルな熱狂が多めに吸い込まれている。さらに言えば、2列目というのは「セキュリティの目の前」という事も意味する。例によって車椅子で臨んだようですが、それは目立つ姿でもある。周囲に金を掴ませて黙らせることまでは出来なかったのでしょう。もちろん、多めとは言ってもミラード・コレクションの中での話であり、(QUEEN編と同じように)人気絶頂のムードそのものが美味しいリアル録音でもあるのです。
そんなサウンドで描かれるのは、今まさに我が世の春を謳歌しているFLEETWOOD MACのフルショウ。全盛期の彼らと言えば、伝統の公式盤『フリートウッド・マック・ライヴ』もあるものの、あれは複数のツアーから組み上げられた編集作なのに対し、本作は一気貫通のオーディエンス録音。その体験感も絶大ですが、セットも大幅に異なる。ここで比較しながら整理してみましょう。

・Say You Love Me/Monday Morning/Rhiannon/Landslide/Over My Head/I’m So Afraid/World Turning(★)/Blue Letter(★)
・Dreams/Oh Daddy(★)/Never Going Back Again/Gold Dust Woman(★)/You Make Loving Fun(★)/Go Your Own Way/The Chain(★)/Second Hand News(★)/Songbird(★)
●その他:Oh Well

……と、このようになっています。大ヒット真っ最中の2大名盤『ファンタスティック・マック』『噂』を濃縮還元。両作のほとんどの曲を演奏しており、例外は1969年のシングル「Oh Well」だけ。全米1位に輝く「Dreams」を筆答に、当時だからこその濃厚なセットを全盛の瑞々しさで演奏していく。しかも1曲1曲が眩しいだけでなく、それらを積み重ねていくからこそ生まれる熱狂が素晴らしく、その熱気がステージをさらに熱くさせていく。公式盤『フリートウッド・マック・ライヴ』にも負けない極上サウンドでありながら、さらに自然な体験感で特濃なショウをフル体験できてしまうライヴアルバムなのです。


Disc 1 (48:52)
1. Intro
2. Say You Love Me
3. Monday Morning
4. Dreams
5. Oh Well
6. Rhiannon
7. Oh Daddy
8. Never Going Back Again
9. Landslide
10. Over My Head
11. Gold Dust Woman

Disc 2 (42:45)
1. You Make Loving Fun
2. I’m So Afraid
3. Go Your Own Way
4. World Turning
5. Blue Letter
6. The Chain
7. Second Hand News
8. Songbird

Lindsey Buckingham – Guitar, Vocals
Stevie Nicks – Vocals
Christine McVie – Keyboards, Vocals
John McVie – Bass
Mick Fleetwood – Drums


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