Marillion / Sheffield August 1982 / 2CD+ 1Bonus DVDR

Marillion / Sheffield August 1982 / 2CD+ 1Bonus DVDR / Virtuoso

Live at Limit Club, Sheffield, UK 19th August 1982 Saliva Tears Tour. plus Bonus DVDR “FISH YEARS”

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The ultra-early MARILLION’s ultra-super-live album has been newly discovered. It is appearance in permanent preservation press 2CD.
In our shop, we have delivered the masterpieces of the early MARILLION until now, but this work is the beginning of an extraordinary season. You say that you haven’t made even your debut work “SCRIPT FOR A JESTER’S TEAR” ……, or it is a record of the semi-professional era that has not contracted with EMI yet. As it is a good opportunity, let’s check the situation from the activities at that time.

・ January 3-March 9: UK # 1 (23 performances)
・ March 25-May 29: UK # 2 (37 shows)
・ June 19-July 29: UK # 3 (12 performances)
・ August 12-September 25: UK # 4 (17 performances) ★ ★ Coco ★
“October 25: Single” Market Square Heroes “release”
・ October 26-November 26: UK # 5 (28 performances)
“December” SCRIPT FOR A JESTER’S TEAR “production start”
・ December 28-30: UK # 6 (3 performances)

This is the 1982 MARILLION. This work is the super-superior audience recording of the 6 performances “August 19, 1982 Sheffield performance” of “British # 4” among these. Their first record was a single “Market Square Heroes”, but this work has not even begun. The oldest record in the official “EARLY STAGES” was the Grassgow performance in September, so it’s an early-early live album even older than that.

[Super-excellent quality over sound board while feeling full of handmade] Saying such semi-professional recording is not the quality itself either ………! Although I tried to write “audience” on the category earlier, the sound of this work is completely different from what I imagine in the words of “audience”. At first it is microphone recording, but both performance and singing voice transcend direct. There is no sense of distance, it is a super tight feeling that stands among the members, and it transcends to one note of every musical instrument. The ferocious stereo feeling is also strange, and there should be no noise at the venue. If there is no encouragement to fly between songs, it can only be considered as a sound board. It’s not just that line recording, but the level of a super-super sound board directly connected to the table. On the contrary, it is better than the official soundboard “EARLY STAGES”.
There is also a reason that it became so much sound. In fact, before signing EMI, they were recording the stage with band approval. This work is one that came out of its treasured collection, and it is the ultimate product that was directly digitized from Ogen Master.
The sound is just like the person concerned. There’s no need to hide the mic, it’s as if you put it in front of each instrument and mix it. It’s a complete guess, but I might have been recording to sell to a record company. Rather than just recording by official recognition of the band, it only seems to be trying to draw out the charm of the band. That sound is too good and it has been recorded from the sound check without the audience. It seems that the cheers buzzing loudly between the songs are also appealing to the fellows, saying, “This is a band that is cool enough!”

[The show of glory that super rare set explodes] While it is such a handmade feeling of perfect score, there is no handmade feeling for the show to be drawn. Of course, the mood of the show is full of semi-professionalness surrounded by friends, but the progressive rock coming out from there is dense and rich. The “She Chameleon” of “FUGAZI” is played as early as well, but the rest is only the delicious song of the debut work “SCRIPT FOR A JESTER’S TEAR” and the initial single. It is all unfolded in the initial arrangement.
As a matter of fact, this work is about one month before the Glasgow performance of the official work “EARLY STAGES”, but the set is quite different. The “Grendel”, “Institution Waltz”, “Margaret” and “Charting The Single”, which I could not even hear in that official album, will also be shown a lot. Especially valuable is the “Institution Waltz”. It is an unreleased song that saw the eyes of the sun in the re-recording version of Fish’s “YIN AND YANG”, but it can be heard by live performance of MARILLION at that time. It is also enjoyable with super quality that kicks the sound board.

The biggest point of this work is the heat performance of semi-professional period MARILLION above all. However, the impact of the sound makes even the precious show’s worthless. The fact is that it is a microphone recording, but I have to write it as an “audience,” but I really don’t want to write. It can only be heard on the direct-to-the-table sound board, and the official excavated sound board is also lightly flooded. A live album in which live music of dawn is poured into the brain with sound quality and quality of such transcendent. A super masterpiece that shocks in a dimension beyond whether it is a fan of MARILLION. It is an imminent birth with permanent preservation press 2CD.

当店ではこれまでも初期MARILLIONの傑作をお届けしてきましたが、本作は群を抜いた黎明期。何と、まだデビュー作『SCRIPT FOR A JESTER’S TEAR』さえ制作していない……と言いますか、まだEMIとも契約していないセミプロ時代の記録なのです。良い機会ですので、当時の活動から状況を確かめてみましょう。

《10月25日:シングル『Market Square Heroes』発売》

これが1982年のMARILLION。本作はこのうち「英国#4」の6公演目「1982年8月19日シェフィールド公演」の超極上オーディエンス録音なのです。彼らの初レコードはシングル『Market Square Heroes』だったわけですが、本作はその製作さえ始まっていない。オフィシャル『EARLY STAGES』でも一番古い記録は9月のグラスゴウ公演でしたから、それよりもさらに古い極初期のライヴアルバムなのです。

そんなセミプロ録音と言うことは、クオリティもそれなり………ではない! 先ほど区分上、仕方なく「オーディエンス」と書いてみたものの、本作のサウンドは「オーディエンス」の言葉でイメージするものとはまったく異なる。一応はマイク録音ではあるのですが、演奏も歌声も超絶ダイレクト。距離感ゼロどころか、メンバーの間に立っているような超密着感で、ありとあらゆる楽器の1ノートに至るまで超絶。猛烈なステレオ感も異様で、会場鳴りもへったくれもありゃしない。曲間で飛び交う声援がなければ、サウンドボードとしか思えない。それも、そんじょそこらのライン録音ではなく、卓直結の超極上サウンドボードのレベル。それどころか、正真正銘の公式サウンドボード『EARLY STAGES』より凄いのです。

そんな手作り感満点なサウンドでありつつ、描かれるショウには手作り感ゼロ。もちろん、ショウのムードはいかにも仲間に囲まれたセミプロらしさが溢れるのですが、そこから湧き出すプログレッシヴ・ロックは濃密にして特濃。早くも『FUGAZI』の「She Chameleon」も演奏されますが、残りはデビュー作『SCRIPT FOR A JESTER’S TEAR』と初期シングルの美味しい曲ばかり。それもすべて初期アレンジで繰り広げられるのです。
実のところ、本作は公式作『EARLY STAGES』のグラスゴウ公演の約1ヶ月前にあたるのですが、セットも結構違う。あの公式盤でも聴けなかった「Grendel」「Institution Waltz」「Margaret」「Charting The Single」もたっぷりと披露されるのです。中でも特に貴重なのは「Institution Waltz」。フィッシュの『YIN AND YANG』の再レコーディング版で日の目を見た未発表曲ですが、それを当時のMARILLIONの生演奏で聴ける。それも、サウンドボードを蹴散らす超絶クオリティで楽しめるのです。



Disc 1(55:07)

1. He Knows You Know

2. He Knows You Know 3. She Chameleon 4. The Web 5. Garden Party 6. Grendel

Disc 2(40:52)
1. MC 2. Institution Waltz 3. Margaret 4. 3 Boats Down From The Candy
5. Charting The Single 6. Forgotten Sons 7. Market Square Heroes

Fish – Vocal Steve Rothery – Guitars Mark Kelly – Keyboards
Pete Trewaves – Bass Mick Pointer – Drums

Virtuoso 398/399


Marillion / Fish Years / 1Single DVDR/ Non label
European & UK TV Broadcast Compilation PRO-SHOT

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This press 2CD is a great decision board to permanently save the early season MARILLION near the contract with EMI. Of course, right after that, they were the leaders of the new generation of prog- ress, and they all prospered the world. Therefore, we have prepared a collection of superb professional shots that you can witness at a glance the great success of the fish age.
Such a work has been recorded in 10 types of television appearance pro shot. From SCRIPT FOR A JESTER’S TEAR to MISLPACED CHILDHOOD, it’s the ultimate pro shot compilation that covers all of the Golden Age European broadcasts of the Fish era! Of course, everything is the finest high-quality master, “one fish and say MARILLION Kore” and become one.
The composition of this work is not strictly time series, but organized by type. Let’s introduce the contents in detail.

● July 1, 1983 ROSKILDE FESTIVAL (Denmark)
22 minutes of two major songs “Forgotten Sons” and “Margaret”. In “Forgotten Sons,” a fish dressed as a soldier fires a microphone stand as a machine gun, firing continuously, and in “Margaret”, if it seems that he has danced with the priests, he jumps into the audience and stares. It is also seen that she is smashed and runs away to the dressing room. It is a sudden, super-must-see image that exceeds the degree of importance.

● January 21, 1983 OXFORD ROAD SHOW (UK)
February 10, 1984 OXFORD ROAD SHOW (UK)
Studio live 4 songs from 3 programs in his native UK. “He Knows You Know” with “Ano” make-up, “Forgotten Sons” with military camouflage, etc. In spite of the studio, the attraction of the theatrical fish is full open with live music that is not mime.

● March 12, 1984 SIGHT & SOUND IN CONCERT (UK)
Includes 4 songs and 40 minutes of club gigs on the day of “FUGAZI” release date. It was a live performance in the studio, but the production stage with the fans in front of it is even more theatrical, and the performance jumping out of the projected screen of the silhouette is also suspicious. Not only the fish, but also the performance of the members is skillfully made, and the live of the golden period with a sharp effect can be tasted with the best pro shot.

● June 11, 1984 PINK POP FESTIVAL (The Netherlands)
● May 26, 1985 ROCK AM RING (West Germany)
● Mannheim performance on June 21, 1986 (West Germany)
Includes three songs from three performances during the daytime outdoor pro shot all over Europe. Spectaculars in front of huge crowds are all spectacular, and it is also interesting that the fish become ordinary in shape over time. In particular, ROCK AM RING is a must. This year is the first, and I play the first 3 songs of “MISLPACED CHILDHOOD” and “Garden Party” just before the release. Especially “Garden Party” is impressed. It is a must-see also for the boys of the jester cosplay who appear lightly.

November 27, 1984 BBC OLD GRAY WHISTLE TEST (UK)
● November 5, 1985 Frankfurt (West Germany)
The last is two shows that I can not live on. There is also a live scene in Frankfurt in 1985, but the main interview is. Even more powerful is 1984’s O.G.W.T., a planning section where you visit Fish’s home to show you the record collection. THE KINKS, Pete Townsend, Janis Ian, PINK FLOYD, etc., it’s also coming out GENESIS. With “Broadway of Glamorousness” in one hand, he said, “The concert I first saw was the one,” and the involuntary development that mutters “Yes, I knew somehow” on the screen is unbelievable (his collection Also see Starcastle, VDGG).

More than 10 types. It is a compilation of the fish age MARILLION spelled with the best TV pro shot. Although the main story press 2 CD is a question-and-answer legend board, it could not be a legend without subsequent success, no matter how good it was. The extra live of the Press 2CD also adds to the scrumptiousness even more because it feels the true identity of the fish age in the retrofit work. A chance to experience MARILLION in the Golden Age from the dawn to the demolition. Please enjoy it by all means together with the main press 2CD.

そんな本作に収録されているのは10種類に及ぶテレビ出演プロショット。『SCRIPT FOR A JESTER’S TEAR』から『MISLPACED CHILDHOOD』まで、フィッシュ時代の黄金期ヨーロッパ放送をすべて網羅した究極プロショット・コンピレーションなのです! もちろん、すべてが最高級のハイクオリティ・マスターで、「フィッシュ時代MARILLIONと言ったらコレ」となる1枚。

●1983年7月1日ROSKILDE FESTIVAL(デンマーク)
大曲「Forgotten Sons」「Margaret」の2曲を22分収録。「Forgotten Sons」では兵士に扮したフィッシュがマイクスタンドを機関銃に見立てて連射し、「Margaret」では司祭たちと踊りまくったかと思えば、客席に飛び込んで揉みくちゃ。ボロボロにされて楽屋へ走り去る姿も見られる。貴重度を超えた、いきなりの超・必見映像です。

●1983年1月21日OXFORD ROAD SHOW(英国)
●1984年2月10日OXFORD ROAD SHOW(英国)
母国イギリスの3番組からスタジオ・ライヴ4曲。“あの”メイクで凄む「He Knows You Know」、全身迷彩のミリタリーな「Forgotten Sons」等々。スタジオにも関わらず、マイムではない生演奏でシアトリカルなフィッシュの魅力が全開です。

●1984年3月12日SIGHT & SOUND IN CONCERT(英国)

●1984年6月11日PINK POP FESTIVAL(オランダ)
●1985年5月26日ROCK AM RING(西ドイツ)
ヨーロッパ各地の日中野外プロショットを3公演6曲収録。いずれも巨大な群衆を前にしたスペクタクルがもの凄く、時代を追うごとにフィッシュが普通の格好になっていくのも面白い。特に必見なのはROCK AM RING。この年が第1回で、当時リリース直前だった『MISLPACED CHILDHOOD』の冒頭3曲と「Garden Party」を演奏しています。特に「Garden Party」が感動的。チラッと写る道化師コスプレの少年たちも必見です。

最後はライヴにたまらない番組を2つ。1985年のフランクフルトにはライヴシーンもありますが、メインはインタビュー。さらに強力なのが1984年のO.G.W.T.で、フィッシュの自宅を訪問してレコードコレクションを見せてもらう企画コーナーです。THE KINKS、ピート・タウンゼンド、ジャニス・イアン、PINK FLOYD等に混じって、やはり出てくるのがGENESIS。『眩惑のブロードウェイ』を片手に「最初に見たコンサートは彼らだったんだ」と語り、思わず画面に向かって「うん、なんとなく知ってた」とつぶやきたくなるベタな展開も最高です(彼のコレクションにはStarcastle、VDGGも見えます)。


Roskilde Festival, Denmark 1st July 1983
1. Forgotten Sons 2. Margaret

UK TV 1983-1984
3. He Knows You Know – Oxford Road Show 21st January 1983
4. Forgotten Sons – O.G.W.T. 20th May 1983
5. Punch And Judy – Oxford Road Show 10th February 1984
6. Assassing – Oxford Road Show 10th February 1984

Sight & Sound In Concert
Gold-Diggers Club, Chippenham, UK 12th March 1984

7. Intro 8. Assassing 9. Script For a Jester’s Tear 10. Incubus
11. Fugazi

Pink Pop Festival, Geleen, Holland 11th June 1984
12. Assassing

Rock am Ring, Nurburgring, Adenau, Germany 26th May 1985

Mislpaced Childhood
13. Pseudo Silk Kimono 14. Kayleigh 15. Lavender 16. Garden Party

Live at Maimarktgelande, Mannheim, Germany 21st June 1986
17. Assassing

BBC Old Grey Whistle Test 27th November 1984
18. Fish’s Record Collection

Eissporthalle, Frankfurt, Germany 5th November 1985
19. Intro. 20. Lavender 21. Interview with Fish 22. Childhoods End?

Fish – Vocals Steve Rothery – Guitar Mark Kelly – Keyboards Pete Trewavas – Bass
Ian Mosley – Drums


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