Metallica / Eau Claire 1986 / 1CD

Metallica / Eau Claire 1986 / 1CD / Zodiac

Translated Text:
Live at Old Mill Expo Center, Eau Claire, WI. USA 29th May 1986  STEREO SBD

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Cliff / Burton A powerful stereo soundboard in the life is newly introduced. What is recorded in this work is “Eau Claire Show on May 29, 1986”. Of course, it is a scene of “DAMAGE, INC. TOUR”.
Several sound boards have been uncovered from “DAMAGE, INC. TOUR”, and some are also included in the Deluxe Box of “MASTER OF PUPPETS” which is currently sprinkling and the current topic. However, the Eau Claire performance of this work is not only different from that, it is also not known as a boot leg, and it was not even an audience recording. Just such a secret sound board, the other day the net / satellite radio station “SiriusXM” broadcast. This work is a press CD of that broadcast. First of all, let’s check the position of the Eau Claire performance on the timeline of the time.

“March 3 Release of” MASTER OF PUPPETS ”
· March 27 – June 21: North America # 1 (58 shows) ← ★ Coco ★
· July 5th + 6th: Europe # 1 (2 shows)
· July 11th – 25th: North America # 2a (11 shows)
“July 26: James injury”
· July 27 – August 3: North America # 2 b (6 performances)
· September 10 – 26: European # 2 (13 performances)
“September 27: Cliff died”

This is the flow from release of “MASTER OF PUPPETS” until the cliff dies. The Eau Claire performance of this work was a concert that was the 42th performance of the head “North America # 1”.
It is surprising just to be the world’s first appearance, but its quality further draws out. What is wonderful is a neat sound! Of course, it is not a release but a live desk directly connected soundboard, but even among the line recordings that have been excavated so far, it is beautiful in preeminence and the lines of genius cliffs are also clearer. In the beginning, even the cliff era soundboard can be heard only, thankfully, its feel is quite wild. There were not many things on the verge of roaring. On the other hand, this work seems to have been possible even if real-time release at that time was possible if arranging the mix a little more. Of course, whether it is neat or not, contents are cruel METALLICA. Riff roars like an explosion, shouts are also 100% burning! The destructive power that has been turning over the world, whether neat or positive, is not damaged at all. No, because it is super delicate · de fastball to detail, it is more violent.
It is probably the official’s achievement that this sound was excavated. Although this work is a broadcast to the last, in fact the official is cooperating, and at the beginning of the program Lars introduces the concert as a DJ. Although it is completely speculation, I left a secret sound board for the promotion of the “MASTER OF PUPPETS” Deluxe Box …… I guess so. As I guessed again, about 2 minutes in the end of “Seek & Destroy” was out of the box because it was a missing recording (this work complemented with the soundboard of “May 24 Cape Girard Show”) , Quality is the best sound of the dimension to be officially released as part of the box.
This work realized such “That should be a live album original … …”. Not only the full show complementing the missing part but also the sound was upgraded with the aim to “original official goods”. Of course, I do not do such a maneuver as to impair the subtle delicacy of Ooyama, but the former broadcast was broadcasting the excavation master as it was, even if the echo feeling was excessive and it was slightly muzzled. In this work, supposing to enjoy many times on CD, organize each range. I made it a good sound of the street clearly, and also made a heavy bass feeling a deep bass. “If you put it out as a work rather than a broadcast, it should be like this” – “The sound of the site was supposed to be this” faithfully reproduced.

The show drawn with that sound … … you only have to listen. The band potential which created the masterpiece of Maiden ‘s masterpiece “MASTER OF PUPPETS” is intact, flood of a metal flood that is completely different from the studio board which was gathered up in small beauty. To be honest, it is pretty rough and on the verge of collapse, but it is amazing as it will not shrink. I will accelerate as much as to say “So what?”
This is the momentum of a revolutionary child who was sweeping the world. Slash is the initial impulse is the life, but it is a super powerful live album that has risen to the climax. The treasure of the sound board which the official brought out. “MASTER OF PUPPETS” A stroke of Todome, which makes a further hammer to the metal head amazed at the deluxe box. Please, please beat me as much as you want!
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クリフ・バートン存命中の強力ステレオ・サウンドボードが新登場です。本作に記録されているのは「1986年5月29日オークレア公演」。もちろん、“DAMAGE, INC. TOUR”の一幕です。
これまでも“DAMAGE, INC. TOUR”から何本かのサウンドボードが発掘され、livemetallica.comや現在話題を振りまいている『MASTER OF PUPPETS』のデラックス・ボックスにもいくつかが収録されています。しかし、本作のオークレア公演はそのどれとも異なるだけでなく、ブートレッグとしても知られず、オーディエンス録音さえなかったショウ。そんな秘蔵サウンドボードを、つい先日ネット/衛星ラジオ局“SiriusXM”が放送。本作は、その放送をプレスCD化したものなのです。まずは、オークレア公演のポジションを当時のタイムラインで確認してみましょう。


これが『MASTER OF PUPPETS』発売からクリフが亡くなるまでの流れ。本作のオークレア公演は、ド頭“北米#1”の42公演目にあたるコンサートでした。
世界初登場となっただけでも驚きですが、そのクオリティはさらにド肝を抜く。何と言っても素晴らしいのは、端正なサウンド! もちろん、リリース用ではなく生々しい卓直結系のサウンドボードなのですが、これまで発掘されてきたライン録音の中でもバツグンに美しく、天才クリフのラインもクッキリ。そもそも、クリフ時代サウンドボードは聴けるだけでもありがたく、その感触もかなりワイルド。轟音寸前のものも少なくありませんでした。それに対し、本作はもう少しミックスを整理すれば、当時のリアルタイム・リリースも可能だったのではないかと思うほどなのです。もちろん、それだけ端正であろうとも、中身は暴虐METALLICA。リフは爆発するように轟き、シャウトもヤケっぱち度100%!! 端正であろうとも、美音であろうとも、世界をひっくり返して回っていた破壊力は些かも損なわれない。いえ、ディテールまで超繊細・ド直球だからこそ、一層暴虐なのです。
これだけのサウンドが発掘されたのは、恐らくオフィシャルの功績でしょう。本作はあくまで放送ですが、実はオフィシャルも協力しており、番組冒頭ではラーズがDJとしてコンサートを紹介している。完全に憶測ですが、『MASTER OF PUPPETS』デラックス・ボックスのプロモーション用に秘蔵サウンドボードを残していた……そうとしか思えない。これまた推測ですが、「Seek & Destroy」終盤の約2分が録音漏れだったのでボックスから外された(本作では“5月24日ケープジラード公演”のサウンドボードで補完しました)のでしょうが、クオリティはボックスの一部として公式リリースすべき次元の極上サウンドなのです。

そのサウンドで描かれるショウは……もう聴いていただくしかない。希代の大名盤『MASTER OF PUPPETS』を創り上げたバンド・ポテンシャルはそのままに、小綺麗にまとめられていたスタジオ盤とはまるで違う豪放磊落なメタルの洪水。正直なところ、かなりラフで破綻寸前だったりもするのですが、それで萎縮しないから凄い。「だからどうした?」と言わんばかりに加速していくのです。
これこそ、世界を席巻していた革命児の勢い。スラッシュは初期衝動こそが命ですが、それが最高潮に高まった超強力ライヴアルバムなのです。オフィシャルが持ち出してきたサウンドボードの秘宝。『MASTER OF PUPPETS』デラックス・ボックスに驚喜されたメタルヘッドに更なる鉄槌を下すトドメの一撃。どうぞ、思いっきりブン殴られてください!


1. Introduction 2. Battery 3. Master of Puppets 4. For Whom The Bell Tolls
5. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 6. The Thing That Should Not Be 7. Bass Solo
8. Damage Inc. 9. Fade to Black 10. Seek & Destroy 11. Creeping Death
12. Am I Evil? 13. Whiplash


James Hetfield – Guitar, Vocal Lars Ulrich – Drums Cliff Burton – Bass
Kirk Hammett – Guitar


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