Iron Maiden / Definitive Live Killers – 2nd Press / 1CD

Iron Maiden / Definitive Live Killers – 2nd Press / 1CD / Zodiac

Live at Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan 24th May 1981 Evening Show. STEREO SBD(UPGRADE)


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IRON MAIDEN of the Paul Di’Anno era that changed the world’s heavy metal. The superb stereo sound board album that has reigned at the top will be reissued on the 2nd press.
“May 24, 1981: Nakano Sam Plaza Performance” is engraved in this work. The best sound board recording … Yes, it is the highest peak of the legendary radio broadcast “FM Live Special” by a certain public broadcasting station !!

[The highest peak of the legendary live album] This program is truly a legend. Only IRON MAIDEN, which has been popular since that time, is a super-famous live where countless existing titles have been born so that the titles cannot be listed here. If you are reading this bad sentence, you probably have one of them. Among them, the best master that still can’t be surpassed was the Langley label “LIVE KILLERS” that appeared in 2003. Not only all the songs that were broadcast, but also the comments of the announcer who announced the end from the beginning of the program, and the best audience of the encore that was not broadcast are completely recorded. In addition, the ultra-high-quality sound that surpasses all existing ones has received great acclaim as “IRON MAIDEN’s ultimate one”, and it was a shocking work that wiped out all kinds of existing ones.
This work is the ultimate sound of the best master. It is the highest peak update board that challenged the limit of the sound that the recording itself had by meticulous digital remastering. The sound is just supreme. By adjusting the high-pitched sound and making it a low-pitched tone, and repeating fine adjustments, we approached the “ultimate” sound. As expected, the sound board part was not a dramatic change because it was awarded as “ultimate”, but we treated it as much as possible without killing the naturalness of the original sound.
On the other hand, the encore “Prowler” was reborn as a completely different product. Only this song used ultra-high-quality audience recording, but on the Langley board, the sound was thin and fluttering only after the ultra-high-quality sound board, and the “bonus feeling” could not be wiped out. However, in this work, while maintaining the clarity approaching FM broadcasting, the power has increased sharply, and it is not a “bonus” but a dignified “epilogue” that is comparable to the main sound board.
In this way, this work, which challenged “above the ultimate”, is the ultimate not only in the sound but also in the live itself. After all, this first visit to Japan is the “arrival of a new music culture” that can be said for Japan since the first visit of LED ZEPPELIN and DEEP PURPLE, and for IRON MAIDEN himself, he crossed the ocean from Europe for the first time and “the size of the earth”. It was also a “tour” that I knew. It’s a live performance where the audience and the band are full of fresh stimuli and joy, and they collide with each other.

[Diano era collection spreading from this work] In addition, this work has reigned at the top of the Diano era, but after that, “COMPLETE BEAT-CLUB 1981 (Zodiac 326)” and “DEFINITIVE NIJMEGEN 1981 (Zodiac 400)” were also discovered. Currently, it is one of the three major live works. It’s a good time to organize your Diano era soundboard collection. First of all, from the contents of this work, which is a masterpiece.

● Iron Maiden (7 songs + α)
・ FM sound board: Sanctuary / Remember Tomorrow / Strange World (★) / Phantom Of The Opera / Iron Maiden / Running Free / Transylvania
-Unbroadcast AUD Complement: Prowler
● Killers (9 songs)
・ Wrathchild / Purgatory / Another Life / Genghis Khan / Killers / Innocent Exile / Twilight Zone / Murders In The Rue Morgue / Drifter
* Note: “★” marks are songs that cannot be heard in “COMPLETE BEAT-CLUB 1981” and “DEFINITIVE NIJMEGEN 1981”.

… And it looks like this. This work can be enjoyed with complete official quality up to the precious “Strange World”, but in the Diano era, there are songs left on the sound board other than the above. Let’s organize that too.

● Sound boards other than this work (4 songs)
・ “Prowler” “Charlotte the Harlot” …… Bonus DVDR “COMPLETE BEAT-CLUB 1981” is OK.
・ “Women in Uniform” …… The only sound board that appears in “TOP OF THE POPS” on the official DVD “THE EARLY DAYS”)
・ “I Got The Fire” …… The official single take from “THE ULTIMATE COMPILATION 1978-1981”.

● Others (3 songs)
・ “Invasion” …… There are only audience recordings, and “DEFINITIVE MUSIC MACHINE 1979” from the Tony Parsons era is the best.
・ “Burning Ambition” “Prodigal Son” …… No live record.

This is all the songs from the Diano era. It is possible to enjoy other than 3 songs on the finest sound board, and this work is also one of the highest peaks that is the key to that. A masterpiece that is a symbol of the first visit to Japan and shines at the top of the Diano era. And a historic super-masterpiece that is the first step to open the door of the Diano era collection. It is a dignified reprint here with the 2nd press.

★ The best sound board recording of “May 24, 1981: Nakano Sam Plaza Performance”, which has symbolized the legendary first visit to Japan. It is the highest peak board in history. With the ultimate quality that brushed up the highest peak master who has not surrendered the throne of the best quality for many years, not only all the songs that were broadcast, but also the comment of the announcer who announces the end from the beginning of the program, and the best audience of Angkor that was not broadcast are completely recorded. It is the best masterpiece of the Diano era, which can be said to be more than “Iron Maiden” and “Killers”.

世界のヘヴィメタルを変えた、ポール・ディアノ時代のIRON MAIDEN。その頂点に君臨してきた超極上ステレオサウンドボード・アルバムが2ndプレスで復刻リリース決定です。

この番組は、まさに伝説。当時から人気が沸騰していたIRON MAIDENだけに、ここでタイトルを列挙できないほど無数の既発が生まれた超・有名ライヴ。この駄文を読まれているあなたも、何らかしらの既発を1本はお持ちなのではないでしょうか。その中でも今なお超えるもののないベスト・マスターだったのが2003年に登場したLangleyレーベルの『LIVE KILLERS』でした。放送された全曲どころか番組冒頭から終了を告げるアナウンサーのコメント、放送されなかったアンコールの極上オーディエンスまでも完全収録。さらに、あらゆる既発を凌駕する超高音質サウンドは“IRON MAIDEN究極の1枚”と大絶賛を受け、ありとあらゆる既発を一掃してしまった衝撃作でした。
こうして「究極”のさらに上」に挑戦した本作は、サウンドだけでなくライヴそのものも究極的。なにしろ、この初来日は、日本にとってはLED ZEPPELIN、DEEP PURPLEの初来日以来とも言える“新しい音楽文化の到来”であり、IRON MAIDEN自身にとっては初めて欧州から大洋を渡り、“地球の大きさを知った”ツアーでもあった。観客とバンドが互いに新鮮な刺激と喜びに満ちあふれ、その充実感をぶつけ合ったライヴなのです。

また、ディアノ時代の頂点に君臨してきた本作ですが、その後さらに『COMPLETE BEAT-CLUB 1981(Zodiac 326)』『DEFINITIVE NIJMEGEN 1981(Zodiac 400)』も発掘。現在では3大ライヴ作となりました。良い機会ですので、ディアノ時代のサウンドボード・コレクションも整理してみましょう。まずは、最高傑作である本作の内容から。

・FMサウンドボード:Sanctuary/Remember Tomorrow/Strange World(★)/Phantom Of The Opera/Iron Maiden/Running Free/Transylvania
・Wrathchild/Purgatory/Another Life/Genghis Khan/Killers/Innocent Exile/Twilight Zone/Murders In The Rue Morgue/Drifter

……と、このようになっています。本作は貴重な「Strange World」まで完全オフィシャル級クオリティで楽しめるわけですが、ディアノ時代には上記以外にもサウンドボードで残されている曲も残されている。それも整理しておきましょう。

・「Prowler」「Charlotte the Harlot」……ボーナスDVDR『COMPLETE BEAT-CLUB 1981』でOK。
・「Women in Uniform」……公式DVD『THE EARLY DAYS』の“TOP OF THE POPS”出演が唯一無二のサウンドボード)
・「I Got The Fire」……『THE ULTIMATE COMPILATION 1978-1981』収録の公式シングル・テイク。

・「Invasion」……オーディエンス録音しかなく、トニー・パーソンズ時代の『DEFINITIVE MUSIC MACHINE 1979』がベスト。
・「Burning Ambition」「Prodigal Son」……ライヴ記録なし。




01. Radio Intro.
02. Wrathchild
03. Purgatory
04. Sanctuary
05. Remember Tomorrow
06. Another Life
07. Drum Solo/Another Life(reprise)
08. Band Introductions
09. Genghis Khan
10. Killers
11. Innocent Exile
12. Twilight Zone
13. Strange World
14. Murders In The Rue Morgue
15. Phantom Of The Opera
16. Iron Maiden
17. Running Free
18. Transylvania
19. Dave Murray Guitar Solo
20. Drifter
21. Radio Outro.
22. Prowler(Audience Recording) ★これのみオーディエンス録音(同日)


Paul Di’anno – Vocal
Steve Harris – Bass
Dave Murray – Guitar
Adrian Smith – Guitar
Clive Burr – Drums


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