Micahel Schenker Group / The Mad Axeman Strikes Back / 2CDR

Micahel Schenker Group / The Mad Axeman Strikes Back / 2CDR / Non Label

Translated Text:
Live at Sun Palace Hall, Fukuoka, Japan 13th January 1983


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Kinney recording of nostalgia is reprinted in the gift-title! It will come even if you are already familiar with this green jacket. 1983 M.S.G. to symbolize the one of such famous board 3 Disc LP “THE MAD AXEMAN STRIKES BACK (ETS 2516/17/18)”. That name board the’s the live album, which was reprinted from the analog board of the finest state.
This work, which very recently was Koamania is meticulously digitized overseas, and mastering. Also on the net “nostalgic!” “Was it so good sound?” And the place has become a hot topic. But also in our shop we were enjoying gathered staff under one roof, there? This something it’s strange ……… !?
In fact, it is known as the “November 27, 1982 Hammersmith performances” from that time, How can has been opened to the public with the mania also “Hammersmith 82” that caused analog, not thoroughly say MC venue name. Do you say, are earnestly scraping the MC. Moreover, this performance, there is that this glue, I heard somewhere. For example, “Armed And Ready”. Clapping that was aligned with the Bishitsu is single-mindedly repeated endlessly, large chorus of only kana pronunciation title as “Ahman Leh Dee!” In the rust. Moreover, “eek” of yellow scream mingled with the rush in the pivotal points. Because Kinney at the time are also went to England recording it does not is not obtained and Hammer Smith, this, thorough investigation in to say that Japan ‘s ………. I tried to verify from the thorough search, it was found! This live is, for the second time Japan tour. It also is was the first day, “January 13, 1983 Fukuoka Sun Palace Hall”. Once, let’s holding in the schedule.

– January 13: Fukuoka Sun Palace Hall [this work] – January 15, 2011: Nagoya City Auditorium
– January 17, 2011: Kyoto Kaikan
– January 18, 2011: Osaka Welfare Pension Hall
– January 19, 2011: Osaka Welfare Pension Hall
– January 20: Tokyo Nippon Budokan

On this day, outflow sound board album “GOD RETURNS DEFINITIVE MASTER (Langley Deluxe 015)” also I or there, this work is truly expected of Kinney Magic. Flying V Michael Schenker and of course with, yet Katsuaki also base that was Gary Baden singing and Gorigori’, natural “sound” is downright amazing seems audience recording. “ASSAULT ATTACK TOUR 1982-1983” we have been dealing with customer record is also a large number of, but neat, clear sound up to this point is a little mind of a superb sore about is not.
And, large prime M.S.G drawn by the sound .. It has also become a jerk and skillfully Baden, rhythm of Chris Glen and Ted McKenna is exactly impregnable. Flying V …… dance comfortably likely to dance on top of such a back. Although memories of the first visit to Japan Cozy Powell is a brilliant, ensemble members all were devoted to tightly “protagonist V”, still dazzling. It shows that feeding the “Ulcer” “Rock You To The Ground,” “Bijou Pleasurette” “Desert Song,” “Looking For Love” of such a band is “83 years” likeness fully open. Doh, still kore, kore but it is what M.S.G.!

For many years, everyone is “82 years Hammersmith” believe that was not suspected Kinney recording the name of album “THE MAD AXEMAN STRIKES BACK”. This one played its best on CD. Yet nostalgia fully open, its beauty, glare has not been compromised in any way even after a time of 33 years. A great live album to this 100% students experience the “1983 M.S.G. of”. This weekend, to you of your hand!

懐かしのキニー録音がギフト・タイトルで復刻です! このグリーンのジャケットに見覚えのある方もいらっしゃるでしょう。1983年M.S.G.を象徴するかのような有名盤3枚組LP『THE MAD AXEMAN STRIKES BACK(ETS 2516/17/18)』。あの名盤を極上状態のアナログ盤から復刻したライヴアルバムなのです。
本作は、ごく最近になって海外のコアマニアが懇切丁寧にデジタル化し、マスタリングしたもの。ネット上でも「懐かしい!」「こんなに良い音だったっけ?」と話題になっているところ。当店でもスタッフ一堂が集まって楽しんでいたのですが、あれ? これなんかヘンじゃね………!?
実は、当時から「1982年11月27日ハマースミス公演」と知られており、アナログ起こししたマニアも“ハマースミス82”と公開しているのですが、MC会場名を徹底的に言わない。と言いますか、MCを削りまくっている。しかも、この演奏、このノリ、どこかで聴いたことがある。例えば、「Armed And Ready」。ビシッと揃った手拍子がひたすら延々と繰り返され、サビでは「あーまん・れーでぃー!」とタイトルだけカナ発音の大合唱。しかも、要所要所で沸き上がる黄色い悲鳴混じりの「きゃーっ!」。当時のキニーは渡英録音もしているのでハマースミスもあり得なくはないのですが、これ、日本じゃ………と言うことで徹底調査。片っ端から確認してみたところ、判明しました! このライヴは、2度目の来日公演。それも初日「1983年1月13日福岡サンパレスホール」だったです。一応、日程で押さえておきましょう。

・1月13日:福岡サンパレスホール 【本作】

この日は、流出サウンドボード・アルバム『GOD RETURNS DEFINITIVE MASTER(Langley Deluxe 015)』もあったりするのですが、本作は流石流石のキニー・マジック。マイケル・シェンカーのフライングVは当然として、ゲイリー・バーデンの歌声やゴリゴリッとしたベースも克明でありながら、オーディエンス録音らしい自然な“鳴り”がなんとも素晴らしい。“ASSAULT ATTACK TOUR 1982-1983”の客録も多数扱って参りましたが、ここまで端正でクリアなサウンドはちょっと覚えがないほどの極上っぷりなのです。
そして、そのサウンドで描かれる大全盛M.S.G.。バーデンもグッと巧くなっていますし、クリス・グレン&テッド・マッケンナのリズム隊はまさに鉄壁。そんなバックの上で気持ち良さそうに舞い踊るフライングV……。初来日コージー・パウエルの想い出が鮮烈ではあるものの、メンバー全員がキッチリ「主役はV」に徹したアンサンブルは、やはり眩しい。そんなバンドが“83年”らしさ全開の「Ulcer」「Rock You To The Ground」「Bijou Pleasurette」「Desert Song」「Looking For Love」を繰り出すショウ。いやはや、やっぱりコレ、コレがM.S.G.なんですよね!

長年、誰もが「82年ハマースミス」と信じて疑わなかったキニー録音の名盤『THE MAD AXEMAN STRIKES BACK』。その極上CD化を果たした1本です。懐かしさ全開でありながら、その美しさ、眩しさは33年の刻を経ても些かも損なわれていなかった。“1983年のM.S.G.”を本生100%体験するには絶好のライヴアルバム。今週末、あなたのお手元へ!

Disc 1(49:31)
1. Ulcer 2. Cry For The Nations 3. Attack Of The Mad Axe Man 4. Rock You To The Ground
5. Bijou Pleasurette 6. Victim Of Illusion 7. Into The Arena 8. Desert Song
9. Courvoisier Concerto 10. Lost Horizons

Disc 2(41:54)
1. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie 2. Looking For Love 3. Armed And Ready 4. Doctor Doctor
5. Are You Ready To Rock 6. Rock Bottom

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