Heart / Tokyo 1988 2nd Night / 2CD

Heart / Tokyo 1988 2nd Night / 2CD / ZODIAC

Live at Yoyogi Olympic Pool, Tokyo, Japan 2nd April 1988

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HEART in 1988 was in the middle of the heyday with consecutive hits of “HEART” and “BAD ANIMALS”. Introducing the finest original master who conveys the performance in Japan.
The performance recorded in this work is “April 2, 1988: Yoyogi Olympic Pool”. It is the best audience recording. Speaking of Yoyogi in 1988, “DREAMS OVER (Shades 062)” and “BAD ANIMALS IN TOKYO” are familiar in our shop, but this work is different from both. In order to explain the situation in that area, let’s first look back on the schedule at that time and confirm the position of the show.

・ March 28: Nagoya City Assembly Hall
・ March 29: Nagoya City Assembly Hall
・ March 30: Osaka Castle Hall
・ April 1: Yoyogi National Gymnasium ← * BAD ANIMALS IN TOKYO
・ April 2: Yoyogi National Gymnasium ← ★ This work ★
・ April 5: Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium

Above, all 6 performances. “BAD ANIMALS IN TOKYO” is the day before the venue. It’s the same show as “DREAMS OVER”, but it’s a completely different recording. And that sound is amazing. It’s a real audience recording where you can hear conversational voices such as “Huh yo” and “I can’t see your face” before the performance starts, but when the intro of “Bad Animals” begins to flow, I’m really impressed with the superb performance sound and singing voice. Be pulled out. Unlike the previous guest record feeling, the thick core reaches the ear without a sense of distance, and if the details are clear to the finest parts, the separate feeling of each instrument is also wonderful. The “DREAMS OVER” master was also wonderfully clear, but the feeling of close contact with this work is incomparable. It’s the best time to think again, “No, it wasn’t an FM broadcast” every time between songs.
Moreover, this work is also the longest in history. No matter how good the sound is, it’s the cassette era. It is inevitable that the tape change will not be recorded, and there were three cuts in this recording as well. Therefore, in this work, it is supplemented with the “DREAMS OVER” master. We have realized a seamless complete recording of the full show of the day from corner to corner.
The direct sound is drawn with a sparkling full show that had been firing platinum albums in rapid succession. Speaking of live in the Capitol era, the official board “ROCK THE HOUSE LIVE!” Is the standard, but even if this work is the same member, the tour is different. The sets are also very different, so let’s organize them while comparing them.

● Classics (8 songs + α)
・ DREAMBOAT ANNIE: Dreambat Annie / Crazy On You / Magic Man
・ LITTLE QUEEN: Barracuda (★) / Love Alive (★)
・ DOG & BUTTERFLY: Straight On
・ PASSIONWORKS: How Can I Refuse? (★)
・ Cover: Keep A Knockin’/ Rock And Roll
● 80’s Capitol era (11 songs)
・ HEART: The Wolf / Nothin’At All / What About Love / These Dreams / Never / If Looks Could Kill (★)
・ BAD ANIMALS: Bad Animals / I Want You So Bad / Wait For An Answer / Who Will You Run To (★) / Alone
* Note: The “★” mark is a song that was also heard in “ROCK THE HOUSE LIVE!”.

… And it looks like this. Normally, rare notable songs are marked with “★”, but this time the opposite is true. About 20 songs are played at this show, but only 5 songs were heard in “ROCK THE HOUSE LIVE!”. Everything else is uncovered. Especially, “Bad Animals”, “I Want You So Bad” and “Wait For An Answer” of “BAD ANIMALS” are rare songs only for this tour, and “Nothin’At All” and Little Richard’s cover “Keep A Knockin'” Is also a valuable number unique to this period.
And the gorgeous ensemble that plays such a set is wonderful. Denny Carmassi & Mark Andes’s rhythm section that powerfully kicks up the five organs and beats the six swords on the thick and glittering guitar wall. The 70’s numbers have been revived metallically, and the “HEART” and “BAD ANIMALS” numbers have no sense of nostalgia, and the momentum is amazing because they are in the middle of a big hit. And, instead of being buried in such a backing, Ann Wilson’s climax vocalization … You can enjoy a majestic full show that only those who have been exposed to the wind of great success can ring.

The performance in Japan in 1988, which was in the middle of the glorious Capitol era and was at the height of its popularity. It is a masterpiece of a live album where you can fully experience the scene with the best sound that you think it is an FM sound board. Press 2CD that permanently preserves the “era of brilliance”. That fragrance that was floating in Yoyogi Stadium. Please inhale to your heart’s content with this work.

『HEART』『BAD ANIMALS』の連続ヒットで全盛のド真ん中にいた1988年のHEART。その日本公演を伝える極上オリジナル・マスターが登場です。
そんな本作に記録されているのは「1988年4月2日:代々木オリンピックプール」公演。その極上オーディエンス録音です。1988年の代々木と言えば、当店でも『DREAMS OVER(Shades 062)』や『BAD ANIMALS IN TOKYO』がお馴染みですが、本作はどちらとも異なる。その辺の事情をご説明するためにも、まずは当時のスケジュールを振り返り、ショウのポジションを確かめてみましょう。

・4月1日:国立代々木競技場 ←※BAD ANIMALS IN TOKYO
・4月2日:国立代々木競技場 ←★本作★

以上、全6公演。『BAD ANIMALS IN TOKYO』となっているのは同会場の前日。『DREAMS OVER(の一部)』とは同じショウですが、まったくの別録音です。そして、そのサウンドこそが驚愕。開演前に「はえーよ」「顔も見えないな」等の会話声も聞こえるリアルなオーディエンス録音なのですが、いざ「Bad Animals」のイントロが流れ出すや、極上な演奏音と歌声にド肝を抜かれる。先ほどまでの客録感とは打って変わって極太な芯が距離感なく耳元に届き、ディテールも微細部まで克明なら各楽器のセパレート感も見事。『DREAMS OVER』マスターも素晴らしくクリアではありましたが、本作のド密着感は比較にならない。曲間の度に「そういやFM放送じゃなかったよな」と思い直すような極上ぶりなのです。
しかも、本作は史上最長でもある。いかに極上サウンドの名録音とは言ってもカセット時代。テープチェンジの録音漏れは避けがたく、この録音でも3カ所のカットがありました。そこで本作では『DREAMS OVER』マスターで補填。当日のフルショウを隅から隅までシームレスな完全収録を実現致しました。
そんなダイレクト・サウンドで描かれるのは、プラチナ・アルバムを連発していたキラキラと輝くようなフルショウ。キャピトル時代のライヴと言えば、公式盤『ROCK THE HOUSE LIVE!』が基準となるわけですが、本作は同じメンバーではあってもツアーは異なる。セットも大幅に違いますので、比較しながら整理してみましょう。

・DREAMBOAT ANNIE:Dreamboat Annie/Crazy On You/Magic Man
・LITTLE QUEEN:Barracuda(★)/Love Alive(★)
・DOG & BUTTERFLY:Straight On
・PASSIONWORKS:How Can I Refuse?(★)
・カバー:Keep A Knockin’/Rock And Roll
・HEART:The Wolf/Nothin’ At All/What About Love/These Dreams/Never/If Looks Could Kill(★)
・BAD ANIMALS:Bad Animals/I Want You So Bad/Wait For An Answer/Who Will You Run To(★)/Alone
※注:「★」印は『ROCK THE HOUSE LIVE!』でも聴けた曲。

……と、このようになっています。普段ならレアな注目曲に「★」印を付けますが、今回は逆。このショウでは約20曲が演奏されていますが、『ROCK THE HOUSE LIVE!』でも聴けたのは5曲だけ。他はすべて被っていないのです。特に『BAD ANIMALS』の「Bad Animals」「I Want You So Bad」「Wait For An Answer」はこのツアーだけのレア曲ですし、「Nothin’ At All」やリトル・リチャードのカバー「Keep A Knockin’」もこの時期ならではの貴重なナンバーです。
そして、そんなセットを演じるゴージャスなアンサンブルが素晴らしい。ぶ厚く煌びやかなギターの壁に、五臓をパワフルに蹴り上げ、六腑を叩きのめすデニー・カーマッシ&マーク・アンデスのリズム隊。70年代ナンバーもメタリックに蘇り、『HEART』『BAD ANIMALS』ナンバーも懐メロ感がなく、大ヒット真っ最中だからこその勢いが凄い。そして、そんなバッキングに埋もれるどころか従えてしまうアン・ウィルソンの絶頂ヴォーカリゼーション……まさに大成功の風を全身に浴びた者だけが鳴らせる威風堂々のフルショウを味わえるのです。


Disc 1 (56:59)
1. Introduction
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
11. I Want You So Bad
12. Wait For An Answer
13. Who Will You Run To

Disc 2 (42:52)
1. Never
2. How Can I Refuse ★0:03-0:28 同日別マスターで補填
3. Silver Wheels / Crazy On You
4. If Looks Could Kill ★演奏後5:04-6:58 同日別マスターで補填
5. Alone
6. Magic Man ★演奏後3:41-5:18 同日別マスターで補填
7. Love Alive
8. Keep A Knockin’ / Rock And Roll

Ann Wilson – Vocals
Nancy Wilson – Guitar, Vocals
Howard Leese – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Mark Andes – Bass, Vocals
Denny Carmassi – Drums



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