Linda Ronstadt & The Nelson Riddle Orchestra / Budokan 1984 / 1CD / Zion
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Linda Ronstadt in 1984, when “WHAT’S NEW” became the triple platinum since “SIMPLE DREAMS”, and a new charm blossomed. Introducing a valuable original recording that allows you to experience the third performance in Japan, which was realized with the arrival of jazz mogul Nelson Riddle.
It was the performance of “March 30, 1984: Nippon Budokan” that was imbued with this work. It is a superb audience recording that permanently preserves the whole story. Speaking of the 1984 Japan Tour, the TV special program Pro Shot is also a standard, but this work is a completely different performance. Let’s look back on the schedule at that time to understand the situation in that area.
・ March 30: Nippon Budokan ← ★ This work ★
・ March 31: Tokyo Prince Hotel
・ April 1: Nippon Budokan (13th Tokyo Music Festival)
・ April 3: Kanagawa Kenmin Hall ← * TV broadcast
・ April 4: NHK Hall
・ April 6: Osaka Festival Hall
・ April 7: Nagoya Civil Hall
Above, all 6 performances (+ α). Speaking of Nippon Budokan, he also appeared in the “13th Tokyo Music Festival” as a special guest, but this work is a different solo performance. It was the first day of the Japan tour.
This work recorded at such a show is truly a world of “excellent” beautiful sounds. Crystal clear, clear air, crisp contours, and a responsive core … everything is beautiful, and I don’t know the distance anyway. Unlike the rock type that we usually handle, the hall sound does not act as cloudy or muddy, and the reverberating vibe is delicate like aurora and smooth like velvet. “Beauty that is completed only when there is a sound”, not “it does not make you feel the sound”. Such beauty resides in Linda’s singing voice and in the majestic orchestra. If you focus only on the clarity and say “it’s like a sound board”, it will be an insult to the recording. It is a recording in which the soul can be tossed by such “beauty of space”.
Of course, as you know, it doesn’t always look beautiful because it’s an audience recording. The reason why this work is so beautiful is that it is a masterpiece by a famous recording artist. After all, this work was created by a famous recording artist who is said to be the best in the history of Japanese recording. This person is said to surpass even the prestigious Kinney, and recordings that represent the Western music audience recording itself, such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, Stones, PINK FLOYD, U2, etc. mainly in the 1980s. Left. Legendary master Mike Millard’s “LOS ANGELES 10.1.1977 (Zion-183)” will be released at the same time this week, but this work can also be called “Japanese mirrored” directly from the legendary master’s original cassette. It is a marvelous brand that has been made into a CD.
The world of jazz standard led by Nelson Riddle is drawn with such a beautiful sound. The set is not limited to “WHAT’S NEW”, but there are plenty of famous songs that have expanded the world. Let’s organize the set here so that you can understand its mellowness.
● What’s New (9 songs)
・ I’ve Got a Crush on You ／ What’s New ／ Crazy He Calls Me (★) ／ Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry ／ Someone to Watch Over Me ／ I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You / What I’ll Do (★) / Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) / Goodbye
● Others (8 songs + α)
・ Don’t Cry Now: Desperado (★)
・ Rush Life: Falling in Love Again
・ Others: Keepin’Out of Mischief Now / Instrumental (★) / Hey Daddy / Mr. Sandman / Kalamazoo / Dream / Choo Choo Ch’Boogie (★)
* Note: The “★” mark is a song that cannot be heard even in the sharp video “IN CONCERT-WHAT’S NEW”.
… And it looks like this. He also sings the pronoun “Desperado”, but the axis is definitely “WHAT’S NEW”. This tour is also left in the official video “IN CONCERT-WHAT’S NEW”, but the repertoire such as “Crazy He Calls Me” and “What I’ll Do” was a song that I could not hear there either, and as a result the album “WHAT’S NEW” ] All songs recorded in the show. In addition, a lot of famous songs unique to this period were taken up, “Mr. Sandman” co-starred in Emmylou Harris’s “EVANGELINE” and Louis Armstrong’s “Keepin’Out” which was also the title of the unreleased phantom album. Various standards such as “of Mischief Now” and “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” by King Louis Jordan of Jump will be shown.
The live performance version of “WHAT’S NEW” and its extended version, the 1984 performance in Japan. It is a super masterpiece of a live album that revives the full show from the original cassette of a legendary master. It’s beautiful not “for the audience” but “because it’s a guest record”. An evening of masterpieces drawn by Mine, which is only allowed for enthusiasts who know the underground sound source. Please enjoy it with the permanent storage press CD.
★ Recorded by the best audience of the performance of “March 30, 1984: Nippon Budokan”. Crystal clear, clear air, crisp contours, and a responsive core … Everything is beautiful, and the vibe of the reverberating hall is delicate like aurora and smooth like velvet. It is a superb beauty recording that lives in Linda’s singing voice and in a majestic orchestra, not “doesn’t make you feel the sound” but “the beauty that is completed only when there is a sound”. You can enjoy not only all the songs of “WHAT’S NEW” but also a group of masterpieces of jazz standard that will expand further.