Heart / Wembley Arena 1988 / 2CD

Heart / Wembley Arena 1988 / 2CD / Zodiac

Translated Text:
Live at Wembley Arena, London, UK 5th March 1988

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BAD ANIMALS” written by Multi Platinum which ranked 2nd in the US and 4th in the UK. The live album that vacuum packed the glow of that great heyday appears.
It is contained in this work “London performance on March 5, 1988”. It is a superb audience recording recorded at the huge venue “Wembley Arena”. This week we will have a big album “LIVE TRILOGY (Zodiac 284)” of the hit era, but that is a performance in Japan. This work is part of the British tour that took place before that. First of all, let’s imagine the position of the show from the whole picture of the world tour.

“June 6” BAD ANIMALS “released”
· June 26 – July 27: North America # 1 (17 performances)
· August 21 – September 18: North America # 2 (16 shows)
· October 9 – November 8: North America # 3 (23 performances)
· November 27 – December 20: North America # 4 (18 performances)
· January 18: Fresno performance
· February 19 – March 8: Europe (14 performances) ← ★ Coco ★
· March 28 – April 5: Japan (5 shows)
· June 4 – July 18: North America # 5 (17 performances)

This is the outline of “BAD ANIMALS TOUR 1987-1988”. The number of performances is not strict because there are obscure points in the record at that time, but I think that you can understand the approximate flow. The so-called “gorgeous age” started from “HEART” who beat out the No. 1 in the US, but the tour is only in North America and Japan. HEART, which was born for the first time in 1988, has advanced to Europe. This show’s London performance is the “Europe” leg 11 eyes. “Wembley Arena” It was also the first day of four consecutive days.
This work which contained such a show is a really spectacular spectacle audience. As a matter of fact, this UK tour was introduced in masterpiece press CD “LEAP NIGHT (Shades 440)” by master craft “Crazy S.”, but this work is a sister work by the singer. Again, it is a finest product which has been precisely CDized from “Crazy S.” original cassette. In fact, the sound of this work is wonderful to shine the fame of “Crazy S.” more. While “LEAP NIGHT” was a hall class, this work is a huge arena, but clearness is quite equal. Although the distance feeling is not zero, the slightly dressed venue acoustics are transparent and transparent, neither hiding details nor cloudiness. Just a rich coloring of the ringing, a fresh performance and singing voice reach straight through the clear space. In the huge venue audience, the deep bass tends to be weak point is also beautiful, each wave of the vive is so wavy that it seems to be visible in the eyes.
Although it is quite unusual quality of “80s audience” at all, there is firm taste of the customer record. First of all, the vast spectacle feeling. Despite the clearness of the hall class, the sea of ​​the crowd that spreads to a full extent in three-dimensional feeling is still “Wembley Arena”. Actually (very slightly) I pick up the voice of the nearby seat, but the far perspective between it and the distant seat far there is amazing. The applause / chantation which is boiling from there is a truly undulating carpet. It adds to the glossiness of velvet to the wonderfully gorgeous HEART show. Moreover, the audience is a British who has been waiting with a reborn HEART, and the place is “Wembley Arena” highlight performance. The great success mood is more perfect than usual.
And the spectacle of the performance sound. HEART in this era is not merely flashy, it’s dynamic but at the same time dynamic. A powerful beat, a singing voice of Fujimori Robert Plant burr, a delicate and sharp guitar, all draw a huge drama. This work well understands that the performance and singing voice dominate every corner of the huge venue and swallow the audience. What do you say, it seems to be inside a super-huge speaker swallowing as many as 12,000 people. This unique immersive feeling / microcosm feeling can never be tasted in the soundboard or the official board. It is the real pleasure that only super clear audience recording gives us.
It is a live full of luxury and confidence because it is a huge hit era that is drawn with that sound. The set includes 11 songs “HEART” and “BAD ANIMALS”, and 9 songs before “PASSIONWORKS”. And it is a configuration to be tightened with “Rock And Roll” of LED ZEPPELIN. In the gorgeous era, you can taste the best songs with the oldest and newest balance.

The world ‘s great success wind crossed the ocean and finally reached the UK. It is a stock that Musical Instruments recorded with a giant spectacle show rarely seen in the history of HEART with the arm. To those who are listening to ‘LEAP NIGHT’, continue on that famous board. And for the first time to mention “Crazy S. Sound” also a big spectacle live album that I can recommend with full power. Please, enjoy plenty.

全米2位、全英4位に輝いたマルチプラチナム作『BAD ANIMALS』。その一大全盛期の輝きを真空パックしたライヴアルバムが登場です。
本作に収められているのは「1988年3月5日ロンドン公演」。巨大会場“ウェンブリー・アリーナ”で収録された極上のオーディエンス録音です。今週は大ヒット時代の一大集成アルバム『LIVE TRILOGY(Zodiac 284)』も登場しますが、そちらは日本公演。本作は、その前に行われた英国ツアーの一幕です。まずは、ワールドツアーの全体像からショウのポジションをイメージしてみましょう。

《6月6日『BAD ANIMALS』発売》

これが“BAD ANIMALS TOUR 1987-1988”の概要。当時の記録にあやふやなところがあるので公演数は厳密ではありませんが、おおよその流れはご理解いただけると思います。全米No.1を叩き出した『HEART』からいわゆる“ゴージャス時代”は始まっていたわけですが、そのツアーは北米と日本のみ。1988年になって初めて生まれ変わったHEARTがヨーロッパへと進出。本作のロンドン公演は、その「欧州」レッグ11公演目。“ウェンブリー・アリーナ”4連続の初日でもありました。
そんなショウを収めた本作は、実に素晴らしいスペクタクル・オーディエンス。実のところ、この英国ツアーは名匠“Crazy S.”氏の名作プレスCD『LEAP NIGHT(Shades 440)』でもご紹介したことがありますが、本作はその姉妹作。やはり“Crazy S.”氏のオリジナル・カセットから精緻にCD化した極上品なのです。実際、本作のサウンドは“Crazy S.”の名声を一層輝かせる素晴らしさ。『LEAP NIGHT』はホールクラスだったのに対し、本作は巨大アリーナになるわけですが、クリアさはまったくの互角。距離感ゼロというわけではないものの、ほんのりまとった会場音響も透明に透き通っており、ディテールを隠すことも曇らせることもない。ただ鳴りを豊かに彩りつつ、透き通った空間を瑞々しい演奏と歌声が真っ直ぐに届く。巨大会場オーディエンスでは弱点になりがちな重低音も美しく、ヴァイヴの波1つ1つが波形で目に浮かびそうなほどきめ細やかなのです。
そのサウンドで描かれるのが、大ヒット時代だからこその豪華さと自信に満ち溢れたライヴ。セットは『HEART』『BAD ANIMALS』の半分ずつ11曲と、『PASSIONWORKS』以前の9曲。そして、LED ZEPPELINの「Rock And Roll」で締める構成です。ゴージャス時代でも最も新旧バランスが取れたベスト選曲がタップリと味わえます。

世界的な大成功の風が大洋を渡り、遂に英国まで届いた。HEARTの歴史でも希に見る巨大なスペクタクル・ショウを名匠が腕によりをかけて記録した銘品です。『LEAP NIGHT』を愛聴されている方には、あの名盤の続きを。そして初めて“Crazy S.サウンド”に触れる方にも全力でお薦めできる大スペクタクルのライヴアルバム。どうぞ、たっぷりとお楽しみください。


Disc 1 (42:29)
1. Intro. 2. Bad Animals 3. The Wolf 4. Barracuda 5. Nothin’ At All 6. What About Love
7. Dreamboat Annie 8. These Dreams 9. Straight On 10. Even It Up

Disc 2 (58:27)
1. I Want You So Bad 2. Wait For An Answer 3. Who Will You Run To 4. Never 5. How Can I Refuse
6. Silver Wheels 7. Crazy On You 8. If Looks Could Kill 9. Alone 10. Magic Man 11. Love Alive
12. Keep A Knockin’ / Rock And Roll

Special Thanks: Crazy S.


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