Heaven & Hell / Nagoya 2007 / 2CD

Heaven & Hell / Nagoya 2007 / 2CD / Zodiac
Live at Civic Auditorium, Nagoya, Japan 25th October 2007

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The hero, Ronnie James Dio, has unearthed a new original recording of the world’s first public release that tells the last Japanese performance of his life. Introduced in Permanent Storage Press 2CD.
The last show is “October 25, 2007: Nagoya City Auditorium” performance. It was a performance tour to Japan in the BLACK SABBATH reorganization project “HEAVEN & HELL” with Tony Iomi and Geiser Butler. Our store archives a memorial tour with the finest masterpiece recording. First, let’s organize the collection by schedule.

・October 22 “TOKYO 2007 (Tokyo International Forum)”
・October 23rd “LOUD PARK 07 OSAKA”
・October 25: Nagoya City Hall ←★This work★

Above, all 4 performances. I came to Japan as the headliner of “LOUD PARK 07”, but I also performed alone in Tokyo and Nagoya. This work is a live album on the last day. And this is the last live-in-Japan event on Ronnie. It was the last night of all 58 performances, including BLACK SABBATH/DIO, 31 years after RAINBOW first came to Japan in 1976.
The sound recorded in this memorial scene is also excellent. After all, this work was recorded by Mr. “West Japan’s strongest taper” who is a virtuoso who has no one on the right who took HR / HM. At the moment, there is no hope of visiting the outside of Japan because it is in the middle of the new Corona Pandemic, but it is a treasured collection that was put out to endure the difficult situation. In fact, it was an early work that was recorded by “Mr. Saito” for personal use at the time, but the sound is similar to that of today’s masterpieces.
The most wonderful thing is the direct feeling of the powerful and robust core. Compared to the current “strongest” Mr. recording that makes me wonder, “Where is the audience?” Super clear (of course the cheers are much smaller than the normal audience standard). Ronnie is in close contact as if he were singing in front of him, and Iomi and Geezer felt the vibration of the strings. And Vinnie Apis. Anyway, the sound of the snare tends to be light in the audience recording, but this work is dense and has a great response. Moreover, even though it is so powerful, it never gets scared. In terms of the luster of the sound, it is a type of direct sound called “a sound board” rather than “a beautiful sound unique to a customer record.”
The last full show in Japan is drawn with such a close contact sound. The Osaka performance became a short set due to a partition mistake (you can enjoy it in “LOUD PARK 07 OSAKA (Shades 1156)” which is also the initial “strongest” Mr. collection), but Nagoya is a single performance And a full set. Here, let’s organize while comparing with Osaka.

● HEAVEN AND HELL (4 songs)
・Children of the Sea/Die Young/Heaven and Hell//Neon Knights (★)
● MOB RULES (4 songs)
・The Mob Rules/The Sign of the Southern Cross (★)/Voodoo/Falling Off the Edge of the World
● DEHUMANIZER (2 songs)
・I/Computer God (★)
*Note: The “★” marks are songs that could not be heard in the “LOUD PARK 07 OSAKA” performance in Osaka.

…And this is how it looks. It is a culmination of Ronnie Sabbath, but the fact that “this is the last” that exudes from each song is more important. Is “Heaven and Hell” particularly interesting? It is a masterpiece that develops up-tempo at the last, but a mic trouble happened there on that day. It is often said that Ronny threw a microphone at the scene without throwing away irritation, but it was the audience who saved the trouble. “Hey! Hey!” gets excited, and instead of Ronnie’s microphone, which repeats appearing and disappearing, a chorus occurs. And at the end of the song, the main chorus of the main riff by Ronnie and the audience who revived! Because trouble has occurred, you can witness a dramatic big circle with a superb sound.

With this show, the history of Ronnie and Japan has come to an end, and after about 2 years and 9 months, he became a person who will never return. Not to mention Ronnie himself, no one should know that this is the last day. Even if I knew that, the cheers of “Ronnie!” This work is a musical work that you can enjoy a wonderful show with the best sound, but I can’t stop feeling more than that. A memorial album that contains “the last night” that never returns. Please bite it to your heart’s content with the Permanent Storage Press 2CD.

★Ronnie James Dio’s last performance in Japan

そのラスト・ショウとは「2007年10月25日:名古屋市公会堂」公演。トニー・アイオミやギーザー・バトラーとのBLACK SABBATH再編プロジェクト“HEAVEN & HELL”での来日公演でした。当店では、メモリアルなツアーを極上の傑作録音でアーカイヴ。まずは、日程でコレクションを整理してみましょう。

・10月22日『TOKYO 2007(東京国際フォーラム)』
・10月23日『LOUD PARK 07 OSAKA』
・10月25日:名古屋市公会堂 ←★本作★

以上、全4公演。”LOUD PARK 07”のヘッドライナーとして来日したわけですが、東京・名古屋では単独公演も実施。本作はその最終日のライヴアルバムです。そして、この日こそが正真正銘ロニー最後のライヴ・イン・ジャパン。1976年のRAINBOW初来日から31年、BLACK SABBATH/DIOも含めて全58公演に及んだ最後の一夜なのです。
そんな密着サウンドで描かれるのは、日本最後のフルショウ。大阪公演は仕切りのミスでショート・セットになってしまいました(同じく初期”最強”氏コレクションでもある『LOUD PARK 07 OSAKA(Shades 1156)』でお楽しみいただけます)が、名古屋は単独公演とあってフルセット。ここでは大阪と比較しながら整理してみましょう。

・Children of the Sea/Die Young/Heaven and Hell//Neon Knights(★)
・The Mob Rules/The Sign of the Southern Cross(★)/Voodoo/Falling Off the Edge of the World
・I/Computer God(★)
※注:「★」印は大阪公演『LOUD PARK 07 OSAKA』では聴けなかった曲。

……と、このようになっています。まさにロニー・サバスの集大成なわけですが、それ以上に1曲1曲から滲み出す「これが最後」という歴史の事実が重い。特に面白いのが「Heaven and Hell」でしょうか。ラストでアップテンポに展開する名曲ですが、この日はそこでまさかのマイクトラブルが発生。現場ではロニーも苛立ちを隠さずにマイクを放り投げたことが語り継がれていたりもしますが、そのトラブルを救ったのは観客。「Hey!Hey!」と盛り上げ、出たり消えたりを繰り返すロニーのマイクに代わって唱和が巻き起こる。そして、曲の最後は復活したロニーと観客によるメインリフの大合唱! トラブルが起きたからこその劇的な大団円も極上サウンドで立ち会えるのです。


★ロニー・ジェイムズ・ディオ 最後の日本公演


Disc 1 (56:24)
1. E5150
2. The Mob Rules
3. Children of the Sea
4. I
5. The Sign of the Southern Cross
6. Voodoo
7. Drum Solo
8. Computer God
9. Falling Off the Edge of the World

Disc 2 (34:19)
1. Die Young
2. Heaven and Hell
3. Neon Knights

Ronnie James Dio – Vocals
Tony Iommi – Guitar
Geezer Butler – Bass
Vinny Appice – Drums

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