Iron Maiden / Ryogoku Kokugikan 2016 Day 1 / 2CDR

Iron Maiden / Ryogoku Kokugikan 2016 Day 1 / 2CDR  / Non Label

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Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan 20th April 2016.


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5 years after the tragedy of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the last eight years was realized concert in Japan! Its first report is also now has !! this tour to Japan arrive early, but was only 2 days in the unusual two countries Kokugikan, of this work has been recorded, the first day. “April 20, 2016” is the full audience album performances.
Record who have worked on this film, master taper that barrage masterpieces in Tokyo and Kanagawa. The two countries Kokugikan even if he seems to have been the first time of the challenge, but was please deliver a gem of great sound that I do not think so for the first time. Of course, it is the original master of the full premiere not even appeared on the net.
In fact, the sound flowing from this work, delicacy of Japanese unique is also beautiful. But I think many people tasted the ferocious large chorus in the field, this work while plenty of realism, the tone in the middle de Den! And towering. Even the heroic voice of Bruce Dickinson without being obstructed roar to nothing, is also a beautiful name recording glossy sound of triple guitar. “THE BOOK OF SOULS WORLD TOUR 2016” of this time has been mourn the bad harvest of worldwide audience recording, but as Japan in the first report hear the sigh of collectors around the world.
However, the first day, as has become a hot topic, even on the net did not say that all possible measures are the balance of the PA. Until the echo of venue in this work is the ideal Ikazu, which is somewhat based retracted. Definitely the tapered side is doing their best, perhaps this work more than sound, but I think that it is almost impossible, …… (IRON MAIDEN So to have dignified can press of it a little more snapping feeling we could show, after all bass sound is not negotiable). Anyway, it this is also the story of a very sophisticated dimension. Japan tour in fine rich sound than the sound, which is the image from the words of the normal “audience recording” There is no difference in that taste plenty.
And, precisely because Japan first day, delicious point of precisely because the audience recording two. One is a large chorus. 5 years from the revenge of 2011 disappeared with the phantom by the Great East Japan Earthquake, the sore singing of accumulated in the reservoir Japan audience the best! The familiar classic masterpieces group is, of course, sing sing even in the new song !! especially amazing is 13 minutes more than Omagari “The Red And The Black”. Chanting of the surge of Singapore Long of “I’m a sing!” Is a large spectacle, as if to illusion whether Budokan or the Saitama Super Arena. While it only for large chorus is transmitted of, because the direct sense of the voice and the tone of Dickinson is not compromised in any way terrible. Again, virtuoso of the recording is different …. Of course, representative music rush in the second half of the show is flare up even hotter, until the last of the last, joy that is opposed to the “long-awaited IRON MAIDEN” is I blow out from the speaker.
The second is “The Trooper”. It might be some people you know, but this day Dickinson in “The Trooper” is a large mistake. To have jumped at the cavalry outfit I was good, but forget the microphone. Moreover, not even notice that there is no microphone, began to sing Now waving the British flag! I realized finally in the place of. In performer of hard-bitten, this unforced errors is seemingly could not believe, nothing but stunned stand rooted to the spot Dickinson. I handed the microphone from the staff for a while, far from the congestion of the song is also a half, “Ha, ha, ha, ha !!!” and fall about laughing …. In the meantime, including the place where Utaimakuru on behalf of the audience, fun scene in the rhea is I listen to super-clear.

IRON MAIDEN to me deliver the unchanging ultimate heavy metal in the eight years. Is a live album that will leave the memories in brilliant. Gem virtuoso is fully recorded to clear the first “MAIDEN KOKUGIKAN” history. Iron and memories in the hot, by all means.


東日本大震災の悲劇から5年、ついに実現した8年ぶりの来日公演! その第一報が早くも到着しました!! 今回の来日公演は珍しい両国国技館での2日間だけでしたが、本作が記録されたのは、その初日。「2016年4月20日」公演のフル・オーディエンス・アルバムです。
実際、本作から流れ出るサウンドは、日本人ならではの繊細さも麗しい。現場で猛烈な大合唱を味わった方も多いと思いますが、本作は臨場感もたっぷりながら、ド真ん中に楽音がデン!とそそり立つ。何者にも邪魔されることなくブルース・ディッキンソンの雄々しい歌声が轟き、トリプル・ギターの艶やかな響きも美しい名録音です。今回の“THE BOOK OF SOULS WORLD TOUR 2016”は全世界的に客席録音の不作が嘆かれていますが、日本第一報にして世界中のコレクターのタメ息が聞こえてくるようです。
ただし、ネット上でも話題になっているように初日はPAのバランスが万全とは言えなかった。本作でも会場の反響が理想的とまではいかず、ややベースが引っ込んでいる。テーパー側が最善を尽くしているのは間違いなく、恐らく本作以上のサウンドはほぼ不可能だと思いますが、もう少しバキバキ感が伝われば堂々とプレス化できたのに……(IRON MAIDENですから、やっぱりベース・サウンドは譲れないのです)。ともあれ、それこれも非常に高度な次元の話。通常「オーディエンス録音」の言葉からイメージされるサウンドよりもきめ細かく豊かなサウンドで日本公演がたっぷりと味わえる事には違いありません。
そして、日本初日だからこそ、オーディエンス録音だからこその美味しいポイントは2つ。1つは大合唱。東日本大震災によって幻と消えた2011年の雪辱から5年、溜まりに溜まった日本オーディエンスの歌いっぷりは最高! お馴染みのクラシック名曲群はもちろんのこと、新曲でも歌う歌う!! 特に凄いのは13分超の大曲「The Red And The Black」。「歌え!」と言わんばかりのシンガロングの唱和の大波は、武道館かさいたまスーパーアリーナかと錯覚するかのような大スペクタクル。それだけの大合唱なのが伝わりながら、ディッキンソンの声や楽音のダイレクト感が些かも損なわれないのだから凄い。やはり、名手の録音は違う……。もちろん、ショウ後半の代表曲ラッシュは一層熱く燃え上がり、最後の最後まで、“待ちに待ったIRON MAIDEN”に対面している悦びがスピーカーから吹き出すのです。
2つめは「The Trooper」。ご存じの方もいらっしゃるかも知れませんが、この日は「The Trooper」でディッキンソンは大ミス。騎兵隊の衣装で飛び出してきたまでは良かったのですが、マイクを忘れてしまった。しかも、マイクがないことにも気づかず、英国旗を振りながらさぁ歌い出し!のところでやっと気がついた。百戦錬磨のパフォーマーでも、この凡ミスは信じられなかったらしく、ただただ呆然と立ちすくむディッキンソン。しばらくしてスタッフからマイクを手渡されるのですが、歌の入りどころも半端で「Ha, ha, ha, ha!!!」と笑い転げる……。その間、観客が代わって歌いまくるところも含め、激レアで楽しいシーンが超クリアに聴けるのです。

8年ぶりにして変わらぬ極上ヘヴィ・メタルを届けてくれたIRON MAIDEN。その想い出を鮮烈に残してくれるライヴアルバムです。史上初の“MAIDEN KOKUGIKAN”を名手がクリアに記録しきった逸品。鉄と想い出は熱いうちに、ぜひ。

Disc 1 (56:42)
1. Doctor Doctor 2. Opening Movie: Take The Ed Force One 3. If Eternity Should Fail
4. Speed of Light 5. Children of the Damned 6. Tears of a Clown 7. The Red and the Black
8. The Trooper 9. Powerslave

Disc 2 (68:04)
1. Death or Glory 2. The Book of Souls 3. Hallowed Be Thy Name 4. Fear of the Dark
5. Iron Maiden 6. The Number of the Beast 7. Blood Brothers 8. Wasted Years
9. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (Outro)

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