Judas Priest & Iron Maiden / Definitive Chicago 1982 / 2CD+ 1Bonus DVDR

Judas Priest & Iron Maiden / Definitive Chicago 1982 / 2CD+ 1Bonus DVDR  / Zodiac
Live at the International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL, USA 21st September 1982 plus Ltd Bonus DVDR “Live Vengeance ’82: Extreme Microphone Mix”

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This is the top experience of the music genre “HEAVY METAL”! The live album of the ultimate tour where JUDAS PRIEST and IRON MAIDEN in the climax eradicate Ho is the birth!!!
In the history of heroic metal, there were various coupling performances and live shows. But no other combination is as strong as this. After all, the protagonists are the two major heroes, PRIEST and MAIDEN, who symbolize metal, which was also in 1982. Yes, it’s a live album in which both males from the “cry of revenge” times and the “mark of magical powers” ​​confront each other. “Chicago performance on September 21, 1982” is engraved in this work. It’s a transcendental audience recording.
Before the corona vortex, Rob Halford said “I want to tour with MAIDEN” and Steve Harris returned “It’s a good idea”, but it was in the news, but both men actually did a joint tour I’ve done it again. From 1980 to 1982, the up-and-coming IRON MAIDEN served as the undercard for the already mid-sized JUDAS PRIEST. It’s a good opportunity, so let’s confirm the position of the show from the history of the co-star tour.

・March 7th-April 1st: UK (21 performances)
・June 3-14: North America (12 performances)
・June 27-July 30: North America (25 performances)
・September 14-October 23: North America (30 performances) ←★Coco★

[“HOT OFF THE HEADS PRODUCTION” recording the miracle tour] This is a tour schedule where both men line up. After that, I sometimes met at festivals, but this is the only joint tour. The number of performances is not exact because there are subtle differences in the records of both bands, but I think you can understand the approximate scale. At that time, both males didn’t feel like selling couplings, but for Priest it was “one of the leading bands”. In 1982, Maiden was also a headliner in Europe, but in the North America he was the last liner. The Chicago performance of this work is a part of such a 1982 North American tour. It was the 6th concert of the coupling schedule.
This work recorded at such a show is a superb audience recording with “super”. I’m sure some of you have come to the pinnacle, but this work is the hottest series “HOT OFF THE HEADS PRODUCTION” collection. The other day, I introduced the Maiden edition from the Shades label, but the same person was also recording the priest edition of the main act continuously. Moreover, the priest edition is not the first appearance. I think many of you remember the “DEFINITIVE VENGEANCE” that shocked you with super quality a few years ago, but in fact, that super famous recording was also “HOT OFF THE HEADS PRODUCTION”!
Of course, this work is not just a tying recurrence. It has been refined on the premise that it will be a coupling work from Omoto Master. Even though it was recorded on the same day, there was a difference in digital transfer for several years, so that feeling of discomfort was completely eliminated. On top of that, I improved the clarity, adjusted the pitch completely, and corrected the stereoscopic disturbance that was occurring (very slightly). In “DEFINITIVE VENGEANCE”, the recording failure “Hell Bent For Leather” was complemented by the official sound board of another performance, but this time “The night of the two major band competitions” is the theme, so it is not a supplementary record. It was finished as a live album that was pushed out only by the truth of.

[Transcendence live album where official sound board also flies] If you don’t know about “HOT OFF THE HEADS PRODUCTION” or “HOT OFF THE HEADS PRODUCTION”, the explanation will be “?”. For those who are new to the experience… “This is amazing!” Bukkake “Marude Sound Board”. If the core is very thick, the feel is on and the details are super delicate. Anyway, even if you listen to it with headphones, there is no sense of distance (at all), and a huge spectacle is sucked in with a balance like an official live album without a magnificent call & response. Moreover, the sound board feel is further enhanced by original mastering that improves the clarity of the original sound of the net. It’s a “HOT OFF THE HEADS PRODUCTION”, which is a series of audience recordings. I wrote earlier, “In DEFINITIVE VENGEANCE, it was complemented by the official sound board of another performance”, but it is a transcendent direct recording as much as possible.
And the sound drawn is the collision of both males at the peak… There is no doubt that this is bad. The band potential that created the “cry of revenge” and “the engraving of magical power” that embody the ideals of heavy metal explodes, and they are a big passion to eat each other. Both Rob Halford and Bruce Dickinson have screams that they have never heard before, and the ensemble is iron-clad so that they can be drawn to it. Both bands were decidedly twin, and Steve Harris’s back-and-forth gallop was amazing. Speaking of 1982, there are official works such as “LIVE VENGEANCE ’82” for priests and “BEAST OVER HAMMERSMITH” for maiden, but this work is so strong that it surpasses either of them. Not only for metal, but for rock, the rivalry brings out more charm than it should, but this work is its ideal form. It’s a live album where the strangeness of the coupling explodes.

”JUDAS PRIEST vs IRON MAIDEN” that directly embodies the dream of metal artists. As mentioned above, this coupling existed for nearly 90 performances, but it was difficult to have it for recording. Many tapers record only the bands they are looking for, and the quality is difficult even if both are recorded very rarely… Under such circumstances, this work is the only live album that allows you to taste both of them in superlative quality. The “HOT OFF THE HEADS PRODUCTION” collection allows you to enjoy not only the priest version that was actually pressed alone but also the Maiden version with the same superb quality. Experience the “ideal of heavy metals” in a set of 2 discs that have been permanently preserved!

これぞ、音楽ジャンル“HEAVY METAL”の頂点体験! 絶頂時代のJUDAS PRIESTとIRON MAIDENが鎬を削る究極ツアーのライヴアルバムが爆誕です!!!
コロナ渦が起きる前にはロブ・ハルフォードが「MAIDENとツアーしたい」と言いだし、スティーヴ・ハリスが「良いアイディアだね」と返した事がニュースにもなりましたが、実際に両雄が合同ツアーしたこともありまた。それは1980年から1982年にかけてで、すでに中堅だったJUDAS PRIESTの前座を新進気鋭のIRON MAIDENが務めたのです。良い機会ですので、その共演ツアーの歴史からショウのポジションを確かめてみましょう。

・9月14日-10月23日:北米(30公演) ←★ココ★

そんなショウで記録された本作は「超」の付く極上オーディエンス録音。もうピンと来た方もいらっしゃると思いますが、本作は今話題の超極上シリーズ“HOT OFF THE HEADS PRODUCTION”コレクションなのです。先日、メイデン編をShadesレーベルからご紹介しましたが、同じ人物がメインアクトのプリースト編も続けて録音していたわけです。しかも、プリースト編も初登場ではない。数年前、超極上クオリティで衝撃を振りまいた『DEFINITIVE VENGEANCE』をご記憶の方も多いと思いますが、実はあの超名録音も“HOT OFF THE HEADS PRODUCTION”だったのです!
もちろん、本作は単なる抱き合わせ再発ではありません。大元マスターからカップリング作になることを前提に磨き直したもの。録音したのは同日でもデジタル・トランスファーには数年の差がありましたので、その違和感を完全に解消。その上でヌケを良くし、ピッチも完全に調整、(極わずかに)発生していたステレオ感の乱れも補正しました。『DEFINITIVE VENGEANCE』では録音漏れの「Hell Bent For Leather」を別公演の公式サウンドボードで補完していましたが、今回は「2大バンド競演の夜」こそがテーマなので補填はせず、貴重記録の真実のみで押し切るライヴアルバムに仕上げました。

既発や“HOT OFF THE HEADS PRODUCTION”をご存じないと、やや「?」になりそうな説明になってしまいました。まったく初体験の方に申しますと……「これは凄い!」。ぶっちゃけ「まるでサウンドボード」です。芯は極太なら感触は猛烈にオン、ディテールも超細やか。とにかくヘッドフォンで耳を澄ませても距離感が(まったく)なく、盛大なコール&レスポンスも間近声なしに巨大なスペクタクルだけが公式ライヴアルバムのようなバランスで吸い込まれている。しかも、ネットの原音からヌケを良くした独自マスタリングにより、サウンドボード感がさらの増強。オーディエンス録音を連発している“HOT OFF THE HEADS PRODUCTION”なので客録と分かるものの、本作を聴いただけではそうは思えない。先ほど「DEFINITIVE VENGEANCEでは、別公演の公式サウンドボードで補完していた」と書きましたが、それが可能なほどの超絶ダイレクト録音なのです。
そして、そのサウンドで描かれるのは、ピークを迎えた両雄の激突……これが悪かろうハズがない。ヘヴィメタルの理想を体現した『復讐の叫び』『魔力の刻印』を創り上げたバンド・ポテンシャルが爆発し、互いに食われまいとする大熱演。ロブ・ハルフォードもブルース・ディッキンソンも他では聴いたことがないような絶唱を轟かせますし、それに引っぱられるようにアンサンブルも鉄壁。両バンドともツインがビッシビシと決まり、スティーヴ・ハリスのバッキバキ・ギャロップも凄いド迫力。1982年と言えばプリーストには『LIVE VENGEANCE ’82』、メイデンには『BEAST OVER HAMMERSMITH』といった公式作もあるわけですが、本作はそのどちらに凌駕するほど強烈なのです。メタルはだけでなく、ロックはライバル心が本来以上の魅力を引き出すものですが、本作はその理想形。まさしくカップリングの妙が炸裂するライヴアルバムなのです、

メタル者の夢をそのまま体現した「JUDAS PRIEST vs IRON MAIDEN」。上記したように、このカプリングは90公演近く実在したわけですが、これまで録音で楽しもうと持っても困難でした。多くのテーパーがお目当てのバンドしか録音せず、ごく希に両者を録音していてもクオリティが難あり……。そんな中で、本作は両者を超極上に味わえるただ1本のライヴアルバムなのです。実際に単独でプレス化されていたプリースト編だけでなく、メイデン編までも同じ極上クオリティで味わえる“HOT OFF THE HEADS PRODUCTION”コレクション。「重金属の理想」の永久保存した2枚組、どうぞ存分にご体験ください!


Disc 1 (42:49)
1. Intro
2. The Hellion
3. Electric Eye
4. Riding on the Wind
5. Heading Out to the Highway
6. Metal Gods
7. Bloodstone
8. Breaking The Law
9. Sinner
10. Desert Plains
11. The Ripper

Disc 2 (78:35)
1. Diamonds and Rust
2. Devil’s Child
3. Screaming for Vengeance
4. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’
5. Victim of Changes
6. Living After Midnight
7. The Green Manalishi

Rob Halford – Vocals
Glenn Tipton – Guitars
K.K. Downing – Guitars
Ian Hill – Bass
Dave Holland – Drums

8. Wrathchild
9. Run to the Hills
10. Children of the Damned
11. The Number of the Beast
12. 22 Acacia Avenue
13. Hallowed Be Thy Name
14. Iron Maiden

Bruce Dickinson – Vocals
Steve Harris – Bass
Dave Murray – Guitar
Adrian Smith – Guitar
Clive Burr – Drums

Zodiac 397


Judas Priest / Live Vengeance ’82: Extreme Microphone Mix/ 1Single DVDR / Non Label
Live at Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA 12th December 1982 PRO-SHOT(Audio: Vocal & Drum Only!)

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This work is just a shocking image! This work is JUDAS PRIEST’s… No, it is a masterpiece of the music genre “HEAVY METAL” that is a masterpiece of the official live “LIVE VENGEANCE ’82”. The performance and video are exactly the same, but only the drums and vocals are extremely extracted. Often, the multi-tracks of each part are leaked from the studio album, but if you think of it as a full-scale live version, it would be easy to imagine.
When I played it back, I could barely hear the guitar and bass (even if I could hear it, it was a little too far away), and the heroic voice burst on the beat that Tom and Bassdra carved! The more you understand, the easier it is to understand. This is a title you’ll want to enjoy with headphones, but please be careful with the volume. If you turn up the volume too much for a small performance, too intense a scream will stick into your brain (be careful with “Screaming For Vengeance”!).
Moreover, the main voice is Rob Halford, who is about to conquer the United States right now. K.K. Going down and saying, “How many octaves does he get?”, the high note is in excellent shape, and the long tone that stretches out forever produces subtlety with height control. Not to mention the power of the Bakuso tune, the high-tone vividness of the “Desert Plains” chorus that stretches out vigorously and fuels the customers!
In addition, there are plenty of transformative “voice arts” in the undulating 70s songs such as “Sinner” and “The Ripper”. If you think that you have approached Wild with a faint voice, at the next moment you make a terrible voice with a dos voice, this time when you speak with a smooth voice, a sudden scream breaks the sky. On the other hand, in “Devil’s Child,” Rob barks and plays as if he had never heard a melody in the studio. It’s easy to see that at the live, he played the Spontinous by sensing the air and the audience, rather than reproducing the melody of the studio beautifully. Rob is not a so-called singer, but a vocalist who manipulates his voice!!
Rob is not the only one. In a part without a song such as a guitar solo or a riff, only the drum is really, but the beat of Dave Holland heard there is also good. In a nutshell, it’s just a simple beat, but its groove feeling is surprisingly rich and far from the image of “metal=inorganic”. It’s a band that has changed drummers over a long history, but it’s (albeit still) that they’ve been asking for more than just a “technical drummer.”
Also, there is a way to enjoy the back in this work. In the vocal part, the sound of the stringed instrument team goes far away (is the vocal microphone picked up?), but the only part that seems to be replacement is the rob vocal. For example, in “Victim Of The Changes”, Glen and Rob share the microphone in the video, but only Rob has voice (in contrast, in “Hell Bent For Leather”, you can hear Chichin and two voices). Furthermore, the volume is finely and finely adjusted in the scene where Rob and the audience interact, and even though it’s a live performance, it’s easy to see how meticulous work is repeated to complete the work. JUDAS PRIEST enthusiasts may find it interesting to analyze the back side of the production of the definitive masterpiece “LIVE VENGEANCE ’82”.

“LIVE VENGEANCE ’82” is a “metal textbook” that says, “If you want to know what kind of music metal is, look at this”. This work, which extracts only the “voice”, can fully enjoy the “textbook of metal vocals”. Why Rob is a metal icon, how far he can sing, and what a heavy metal vocal is. It’s too clear to answer all of those questions. You can enjoy “LIVE VENGEANCE ’82” that you don’t even know hundreds of times, and if you pursue the depth, it’s a deep one. Enjoy the ultimate “Metal Vocal” with the main press 2CD that clashes with another hero, IRON MAIDEN!

本作は、まさに衝撃映像! 本作はJUDAS PRIESTの……いえ、音楽ジャンル”HEAVY METAL”の名作中の名作たるオフィシャル・ライヴ『LIVE VENGEANCE ’82』の映像に別ミックス音声を被せたもの。演奏・映像はまったく同一ですが、ドラムとヴォーカルだけを極端に抽出しています。スタジオアルバムから各パートのマルチトラックが流出することはよくありますが、そのフルスケールライヴ・バージョンとお考えいただければイメージしやすいのではないでしょうか。
再生してみると、ギターとベースがほとんど聞こえず(聞こえても遠く控え目)、タムとバスドラが刻むビートに乗ってヒロイック・ヴォイスが炸裂!! 演奏音が極端に小さいだけに、声の旨みだけが分かりすぎるほど分かりやすく伝わります。ぜひヘッドフォンで楽しんでいただきたいタイトルなのですが、くれぐれもボリュームにはお気をつけください。演奏の小ささからといって音量を上げすぎてしまうと、強烈すぎるスクリームが脳天に突き刺さります(「Screaming For Vengeance」には要注意!)。
しかも、その声の主は、今まさに全米を征服しようとしている全盛期のロブ・ハルフォードその人。K.K.ダウンイングをして「ヤツは何オクターヴの声が出るんだ?」と言わしめたハイノートは絶好調を極め、どこまでも伸びるロングトーンでは高さの中にも絶妙なコントロールで機微を演出する。爆走チューンでの迫力はもちろんですが、「Desert Plains」のサビで朗々と伸ばし、客を煽るハイトーンの鮮烈なこと!
さらに「Sinner」や「The Ripper」など、起伏の激しい70年代曲では、変幻自在な“声芸”もたっぷり。かすれ声でワイルドに迫ったかと思えば、次の瞬間にはドス声で凄味を利かせ、今度は滑らかな声で語りかると、唐突なスクリームが空を切る。その一方で「Devil’s Child」では、スタジオのメロディなど聴いたことがないかのように自由に吠え、演じるロブ。ライヴでの彼はスタジオのメロディを美しく再現することより、その場の空気・観客を感じ取ってスポンティニアスに演じているのがよく分かる。ロブこそ、いわゆる歌手(シンガー)ではなく、まさに声(ヴォイス)を操るヴォーカリストなのです!!
また、本作にはウラの楽しみ方もあります。ヴォーカルのパートは弦楽器隊の音も遠目に入る(ヴォーカル・マイクが拾っている?)のですが、差し替えと思しきパートではロブのヴォーカルだけになる。例えば、「Victim Of The Changes」では映像でグレンとロブがマイクを共有しても声はロブだけ(逆に「Hell Bent For Leather」ではキチンと2人の声が聞こえる)。さらに、ロブと観客の掛け合いシーンでも細かく細かくヴォリュームを調整しており、ライヴと言えど、作品を作り上げるためにいかに細心の作業が繰り返されているかがよく分かります。JUDAS PRIESTマニアの諸氏なら、決定的名作『LIVE VENGEANCE ’82』製作の裏側を解析するのも面白いのではないでしょうか。

『LIVE VENGEANCE ’82』といえば、「メタルがどんな音楽か知りたければ、これを見ろ」とまで言われる“メタルの教科書”。その“声”だけを抽出した本作は、“メタル・ヴォーカルの教科書”を味わい尽くすことができます。なぜ、ロブがメタルのアイコンなのか、彼がどこまで歌える人なのか、重金属ヴォーカルとは一体なんなのか。そのすべての疑問に、明快すぎるほど明快に答えてくれるのす。何百回見たかも分からない『LIVE VENGEANCE ’82』を新鮮に味わえ、深みを追究したらどこまでも深い1本。もう1つの勇、IRON MAIDENと激突する本編プレス2CDと合わせ、究極の“メタル・ヴォーカル”をたっぷりとお楽しみください!

1. The Hellion
2. Electric Eye
3. Riding On The Wind
4. Heading Out To The Highway
5. Metal Gods
6. Bloodstone
7. Breaking The Law
8. Sinner
9. Desert Plains
10. The Ripper
11. Diamonds & Rust
12. Devil’s Child
13. Screaming For Vengeance
14. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’
15. Victim Of Changes
16. Living After Midnight
17. The Green Manalishi
18. Hell Bent For Leather

Rob Halford – Vocals Glenn Tipton – Guitars K.K. Downing – Guitars Ian Hill – Bass
Dave Holland – Drums


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