FREE / Rock Explosion 1972 / 1 DVDR

FREE / Rock Explosion 1972 / 1 DVDR /Non Label

Translated text:

Live at Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo, Japan 22nd July 1972 PRO-SHOT


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July 22, 1972, the reorganization free live that stood in Korakuen Stadium stage as opening act of EL & P, than at the time of the television broadcasting take, about 26 minutes recording. The day of the performance, late at night, I have recorded a take of special broadcast legend in Tokyo 12 channel. “Worth a thousand words seemingly believing” is exactly what is this thing, Paul Rogers dressed in familiar Shiroshozoku in gravure to the main, rabbit, Yamauchi, under the new line-up of four people organized with Kirk, the first official live, you will be able to enjoy a very good multi-camera pro shot. Although the evening, you will be servants anyone rock fans in the four figure that enthusiastically to back the still bright sky eyes on the screen become glued. Also enter Japanese moderator comments in between songs, but because they do not or interfere with the performance scene, also excellent atmosphere around here. Tasteful and vocals of Rabbit In Unseen Love, you can also see a precious scene that he is effectively playing the tubular bells. Kirk also sing while beating the drum, I will climax easily. Main of CD in the last three songs Fire And Water, which has been supplemented by another sound source, Heartbreaker, etc. Different from the Honky Tonk Women actual song order, the second half of the force to be seen in the great video there is a great thing. Mix has been recorded at the base is intensely loud sounds of Yamauchi, its Gorigori was feeling, we gave birth a great sense of scale. (Fire And Water In the second half lose sight of the Rogers song configuration, you can also see how the look back behind the drum than .Honky Tonk somehow lyrics and guitar uncertain Rogers In Women, Rabbit will not let the vocals of high spirits.) Somehow, This is the summer performances of strong 1972-free plain image, but in compelling When anyway see in the video, official live premiere because, of course ensemble is rough, but compelling and, Standing how each character of the sound is, it has amazing thing. Definitely, It is one of all of Western fan must-see.

1972年7月22日、EL&Pの前座として後楽園球場のステージに立った再編フリーのライヴを、当時のテレビ放送テイクより、約26分収録。公演当日に、深夜、東京12チャンネルにて特別放送された伝説のテイクを収録しています。「百聞は一見に如かず」とはまさにこのことで、グラビアでお馴染みの白装束に身を包んだポール・ロジャースをメインに、ラビット、山内、カークとの4人編成での新ラインアップによる、初の公式ライヴを、大変優れたマルチカメラ・プロショットで堪能することができます。夕方とはいえ、まだ明るい空をバックに熱演する4人の姿にロック・ファンは誰もしもが画面に目が釘付けになってしまうことでしょう。曲間では日本人司会者のコメントも入りますが、演奏シーンを邪魔したりしないので、この辺も雰囲気抜群。Unseen Loveではラビットの味わい深いボーカルと、彼がチューブラーベルを効果的に演奏する貴重なシーンも見ることができます。カークもドラムを叩きながらの熱唱で、なかなか盛り上がります。メインのCDでは別音源にて補填されていたラスト3曲Fire And Water、Heartbreaker、Honky Tonk Womenが実際の曲順とは違えど、素晴らしい映像で見れる後半の迫力は凄いものがあります。ミックスは山内のベースが強烈にラウドな音で収録されており、そのゴリゴリした感触が、凄いスケール感を産み出しています。(Fire And Water後半ではロジャースが曲構成を見失い、ドラムを後ろを振り返る様子も確認できます。Honky Tonk Womenでは何となく歌詞やギターがおぼつかないロジャースより、ラビットがノリノリのボーカルを聞かせています。)なんとなく、地味なイメージの強い1972年フリーの夏の公演ですが、とにかく映像で見ると迫力満点で、公式ライヴ初演ゆえ、当然アンサンブルは荒々しいですが、音の説得力や、それぞれのキャラの立ち方は、それは凄いものがあります。間違いなく、全ての洋楽ファン必見の1枚です。

1. Seven Angels 2. Unseen Love 3. Fire And Water 4. Heartbreaker 5. Honky Tonk Women

Paul Rodgers – Lead Vocals, Guitar John “Rabbit” Bundrick – Keyboards, Vocals
Tetsu Yamauchi – Bass Simon Kirke – Drums, Vocals


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