Little Feat / Shinjuku 1978 Soundboard / 2CD

Little Feat / Shinjuku 1978 Soundboard / 2CD / ZION

Live at Shinjuku Koseinenkin Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan 4th July 1978 STEREO SBD

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The first miracle visit to Japan that was realized during the life of Lowell George. A new soundboard album that conveys the scene is discovered. Introducing the Permanent Preservation Press 2CD! The performance of “July 4, 1978: Tokyo Kosei Nenkin Kaikan” is enclosed in this work. It is the superb stereo sound board recording. Speaking of LITTLE FEAT’s first visit to Japan, the FM sound board for radio broadcasting is also a big standard, but this work is a completely different performance. To confirm the situation, let’s first look back on the legendary first visit to Japan schedule. ・ July 1: Nagoya City Assembly Hall ← * FM broadcast & “NAGOYA 1978” ・ July 4: Tokyo Kosei Nenkin Kaikan ← ★ This work ★ ・ July 5: Nakano Sunplaza ・ July 6: Osaka Festival Hall ・ July 7: Nakano Sunplaza ・ July 8: Nakano Sunplaza ← * FM broadcast “TOKYO 1978 FINAL NIGHT” Above, all 6 performances. The FM broadcast has been known for Nagoya on the first day and Nakano Sunplaza on the last day, but the Tokyo Kosei Nenkin Kaikan of this work is neither of them, and it is the second performance. It is shocking that the sound board was newly discovered for the first time in 43 years, but I was surprised at the quality. The feeling of direct connection that seems to be a spill is different from “WAITING FOR COLUMBUS”, and the slightly rough mix is ​​also extremely vivid. In that sense, it may not be the type called “completely official class”, but that is rather a beauty. The live performances of the six people are brilliantly separated and poured into the brain, rather than the production and brilliance created later. There is no hope of a simulated experience at the live venue, such as a fiercely distant and small cheer between songs, but instead, the feeling of synchronization with the performance is tremendous. You can immerse yourself in the sense of unity that the skull itself has become part of the PA system. Moreover, the master freshness is also wonderful. It has a vintage feel of the 70’s, but it doesn’t mean dubbing marks or aging. It’s analog warmth, but it’s natural and fresh. Such a master has been sleeping unknowingly for more than 40 years … It is a new excavation that shakes the fact itself. The sound drawn is a full show that can be called “WAITING FOR COLUMBUS from Japan”. There is also the familiar Japanese performance FM sound board “TOKYO 1978 FINAL NIGHT (Uxbridge 1402)”, but here let’s organize the set while comparing it with the original version of “WAITING FOR COLUMBUS”. ● SAILIN’SHOES ・ A Apolitical Blues / Tripe Face Boogie / Willin’ ● DIXIE CHICKEN ・ Fat Man In The Bathtub / Dixie Chicken ● FEATS DON’T FAIL ME NOW ・ Skin It Back (★) / Rock and Roll Doctor (★) / Oh Atlanta / Feats Don’t Fail Me Now ● THE LAST RECORD ALBUM ・ Day Or Night / All That You Dream ● TIME LOVES A HERO ・ Time Loves a Hero / Day at the Dog Races (★) / Old Folks Boogie / Rocket in My Pocket ● Others ・ Don’t Bogart That Joint * Note: The “★” mark is a song that cannot be heard on the official “WAITING FOR COLUMBUS (original version)”. … And it looks like this. In 2002, an extended deluxe edition of “WAITING FOR COLUMBUS”, which increased the number of outtake songs by 10 songs, was released, but the above is just a comparison with the original version. The basics are based on “WAITING FOR COLUMBUS”, but the three songs “Skin It Back”, “Rock and Roll Doctor”, and “Day at the Dog Races” that cannot be heard there are also delicious. Actually, it is different from “TOKYO 1978 FINAL NIGHT” on the last day, and “A Apolitical Blues” that cannot be heard is shown there. In other words, a Japanese singer-songwriter, Ms. OY, who participated as a guest in “Day At The Dog Races” and “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now”, couldn’t hear it on the final day. Especially in the encore “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now”, you can enjoy the Japanese MC and singing voice that calls her “Saa, Douzo” on the sound board. A full sound board with a shock that is different from the standard FM sound source. It is a new excavation of a miracle realized beyond the space-time of 43 years. A sound directly connected to the brain that can be completely synchronized with the enthusiasm that Lowell George left in Japan. Please fully experience with the permanent storage press 2CD. ★ Superb stereo sound board recording of “July 4, 1978: Tokyo Kosei Nenkin Kaikan” performance. The sound board was newly excavated for the first time in 43 years, and the feeling of direct connection that seems to be an outflow is extremely vivid, and the live performances of 6 people are poured into the brain. The feeling of synchronization with the performance is great, and the skull itself is an immersive feeling as if it became a part of the PA system. The show is delicious with “Skin It Back,” “Rock and Roll Doctor,” and “Day at the Dog Races,” which you can’t even hear in “WAITING FOR COLUMBUS,” and you can enjoy co-starring with a Japanese singer-songwriter, Ms. A.Y. A truly shocking soundboard album

そんな本作に封じられているのは「1978年7月4日:東京厚生年金会館」公演。その超極上ステレオ・サウンドボード録音です。LITTLE FEATの初来日と言えば、ラジオ放送のFMサウンドボードも大定番ですが、本作はまったくの別公演。その事情を確認するためにも、まずは伝説の初来日スケジュールを振り返ってみましょう。

・7月1日:名古屋市公会堂 ←※FM放送&『NAGOYA 1978』
・7月4日:東京厚生年金会館 ←★本作★
・7月8日:中野サンプラザ ←※FM放送『TOKYO 1978 FINAL NIGHT』

以上、全6公演。FM放送は初日の名古屋と最終日の中野サンプラザが知られてきましたが、本作の東京厚生年金会館はそのどちらでもなく2公演目にあたります。43年ぶりにサウンドボードが新発掘というのも衝撃的ですが、そのクオリティにもびっくり。いかにも流出物らしい卓直結感は『WAITING FOR COLUMBUS』とは趣が異なり、ややラフなミックスも極めて生々しい。その意味では「完全オフィシャル級」と呼ぶタイプではないのかも知れませんが、それがむしろ美点。後から作り込んだ演出やあざとさがまるでなく、6人の生演奏が見事にセパレートしたまま脳みそに流し込まれる。曲間でも猛烈に遠く小さい歓声などライヴ会場の疑似体験感は望むべくもありませんが、その代わり演奏とのシンクロ感派絶大。頭蓋そのものがPAシステムの一部になったような一体感に没入できるのです。
そんなサウンドで描かれるのは、「日本発のWAITING FOR COLUMBUS」とも言えるフルショウ。お馴染みの日本公演FMサウンドボード『TOKYO 1978 FINAL NIGHT(Uxbridge 1402)』もありますが、ここでは『WAITING FOR COLUMBUS』のオリジナル盤と比較しながらセットを整理してみましょう。

・A Apolitical Blues/Tripe Face Boogie/Willin’
・Fat Man In The Bathtub/Dixie Chicken
・Skin It Back(★)/Rock and Roll Doctor(★)/Oh Atlanta/Feats Don’t Fail Me Now
・Day Or Night/All That You Dream
・Time Loves a Hero/Day at the Dog Races(★)/Old Folks Boogie/Rocket in My Pocket
・Don’t Bogart That Joint
※注:「★」印は公式『WAITING FOR COLUMBUS(オリジナル盤)』では聴けない曲。

……と、このようになっています。2002年にはアウトテイク10曲も増量した『WAITING FOR COLUMBUS』の拡張デラックス・エディションもリリースされましたが、上記はあくまでオリジナル盤との比較です。基本は『WAITING FOR COLUMBUS』に準じつつ、そこでも聴けない3曲「Skin It Back」「Rock and Roll Doctor」「Day at the Dog Races」も美味しい。実は最終日の『TOKYO 1978 FINAL NIGHT』とも異なっており、そこでは聴けない「A Apolitical Blues」が披露されている。もっと言えば「Day At The Dog Races」「Feats Don’t Fail Me Now」でゲスト参加している日本の某シンガーソングライターA.Y.女史も最終日では聴けなかったポイント。特にアンコールの「Feats Don’t Fail Me Now」では「サア、ドウゾ」と彼女を呼ぶ日本語MCや歌声もサウンドボードで楽しめるのです。

★「1978年7月4日:東京厚生年金会館」公演の超極上ステレオ・サウンドボード録音。43年ぶりにサウンドボードが新発掘されたサウンドボードで、いかにも流出物らしい卓直結感が極めて生々しく、6人の生演奏が脳みそに流し込まれる。演奏とのシンクロ感派絶大で、頭蓋そのものがPAシステムの一部になったような没入感です。ショウは『WAITING FOR COLUMBUS』でも聴けない「Skin It Back」「Rock and Roll Doctor」「Day at the Dog Races」も美味しく、日本の某シンガーソングライターA.Y.女史との共演も楽しめる。まさに衝撃のサウンドボード・アルバム

Disc 1 (52:40)
1. Intro.
2. Skin It Back
3. Fat Man In The Bathtub
4. Rock and Roll Doctor
5. Time Loves A Hero
6. Day Or Night
7. Oh Atlanta
8. A Apolitical Blues
9. Day At The Dog Races

Disc 2 (49:00)
1. All That You Dream
2. Old Folks Boogie
3. Dixie Chicken
4. Tripe Face Boogie
5. Willin’
6. Band Introductions
7. Don’t Bogart That Joint / Willin’
8. Feats Don’t Fail Me Now
9. Rocket In My Pocket


Lowell George – Guitar & Vocal
Paul Barrere – Guitar
Kenny Gradney – Bass
Sam Clayton – Percussion
Bill Payne – Keyboards
Ritchie Hayward – Drums





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