Geoffrey Downes / Sound Spark 2006 / 1 CDR

Geoffrey Downes / Sound Spark 2006 / 1 CDR /Non Label

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Live at Shibuya O-East, Tokyo, Japan 11th February 2006




Live at Shibuya O-East, Tokyo, Japan 11th February 2006 PERFECT SOUND (from Original Masters) period (Tuesday), or over-the-counter 14 January 10 (Fri) – January by mail order, Shades Amity Beano of general system, Tricone, Uxbridge, TRIAL, Wardour, ZION, MP, LUXOR, etc., of the progressive system, Gravy Train, Virtuoso, Sigma, Sirene, Ayanami, Windmill, of metal-based, Power Gate, It is the introduction of the item of gift items to customers who purchased two items in this corner of the “Import Title” Rising Arrow, DTB, Langley, also Calm & Storm,. ★ However, it will be considered only for the customers who wish. When you purchase, please tell us phone, over-the-counter, order form, by e-mail. ★ Please refrain from the hope of more than one of the same title. Was hosted by a certain manufacturer of musical instruments in the “Sound spark”, the recording’s offer, net, of course, not been around at all in trader to another, is the original and the live performances when Jeff Downs participated in the 2006 – The special release was complete recording from the master, the treasure of the sound source fan must listen. The sound quality is the best sound quality that approaches the line recording. In the planning and sandwiched between the description of Jeff, and that playing in Keyboard-only representative music of the bands that participated of their own, to install except from the solo album of Jeff at the beginning, the famous song of the familiar, the content, arrange the original You can in it is playing, have a lot of fun. Solo in the motif Cutting It Fine of Asia played in the second song, number of perfect score Gotae listen filled with a sense of scale fantastic. Playing sharp Tempus Fugit of Jesus that would have surprised the visitors impressive. In this stage, I think in had not expected himself and re-join the Jesus No way a few years later. Was played across the demonstration time the keyboard is Smile Has Left Your Eyes Asia of the familiar, but what, playing using the sampling vocals of John Wetton. To say the live performances of according to the tape of the vocal, it is a bit strange feeling, but it may be said that it is a fun project that seems to be the spirit of service of Jeff perfect score.Now, Only Time Will Tell The subsequent performance of using vocalist of (third generation?) Asia, the vocal tape of John Payne second generation. I seem to use a vocal take of the rehearsal studio or live somewhere, and quite rough, you can enjoy interesting performances this original also. Last is the Video Killed The Radio Star inevitable, but I listen to enthusiastically nearly five minutes Jeff is making full use of the vocoder on its own. It is sure that performance very attractive offers, fan is very happy. The after the show, that you plan from the Japanese master of ceremonies, is happening, the reunion tour of the United States of the original Asia will be told. One piece of content and quality, distinguished. At the time that 2006 will be remembered in many ways, it is one piece that I enjoy very much. (This is me for a photo on the day of the recording’s offer on the back jacket.)

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某楽器メーカーの主催で行われた「サウンド・スパーク」に、2006年にジェフ・ダウンズが参加した時のライヴ演奏を、録音者提供の、ネットはもちろん、トレーダー間でも一切出回っていない、オリジナル・マスターより完全収録した、ファン必聴のお宝音源を特別リリース。音質はライン録音に迫る最高音質。内容は、ジェフの説明を挟みながら、自身の参加したバンドの代表曲をキーボードのみで演奏するという企画で、冒頭のジェフのソロアルバムからのインスト以外は、お馴染みの有名曲が、オリジナルなアレンジで演奏され、大いに楽しむことができます。2曲目に演奏されたエイジアのCutting It Fineをモチーフにしたソロは、幻想的なスケール感に満ちた聴きごたえ満点のナンバー。来場者を驚かせたであろうイエスのTempus Fugitのシャープな演奏は見事。この段階では、数年後にまさか自身がイエスに再加入するとは思ってもいなかったのではないでしょうか。キーボードのデモンストレーション・タイムを挟んで演奏されたのはお馴染みのエイジアのSmile Has Left Your Eyesですが、なんと、ジョン・ウェットンのサンプリング・ボーカルを使用しての演奏。ボーカルのテープに合わせてのライヴ演奏と言うのが、ちょっと妙な感じですが、サービス精神満点のジェフらしい楽しい企画と言えるでしょう。続いてのOnly Time Will Tellは今度は、2代目(3代目?)エイジアのボーカリスト、ジョン・ペインのボーカルテープを使用しての演奏。何処かのライヴかスタジオリハのボーカルテイクを使用しているようで、結構ラフなのがこれまた面白いオリジナルな演奏が楽しめます。ラストはお決まりのVideo Killed The Radio Starですが、ジェフが自身でボコーダーを駆使しての5分近い熱演が聴けます。非常に魅力的なパフォーマンスが楽しめ、ファンは大満足されること間違いなし。終演後には、日本人司会者より、今後行われる予定の、オリジナル・エイジアのアメリカでの再結成ツアーのことが語られます。内容・音質、抜群の一枚。いろいろな意味で2006年当時のことが思い出されるであろう、非常に楽しめる一枚です。(裏ジャケには録音者提供の当日の写真を掲載しています。)

1. Opening Music 2. Introduction 3. Geoffrey Speaks 4. Instrumental 5. Geoffrey Speaks
6. Cutting It Fine/Instrumental 7. Geoffrey Speaks 8. Tempus Fugit 9. Keyboard Demonstration
10. Geoffrey Speaks 11. Smile Has Left Your Eyes 12. Geoffrey Speaks 13. Only Time Will Tell
14. Geoffrey Speaks 15. Video Killed The Radio Star 16. Outroduction

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