Michael Schenker / Rocks Haarlem 2013 / 1DVDR

Michael Schenker / Rocks Haarlem 2013 / 1DVDR / Non Label
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Live at Patronaat, Haarlem, The Netherlands 30th May 2013


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This video is “Temple Of Rock & Lovedrive Reunion” tour was also approached in the middle, that the Netherlands-Haarlem performances of May 30, was housed in the audience shot of exquisite quality over the 104 minutes. Be known excellent audience recording, in the decisive same tour that live video was lacking, this video is exactly definitive. Angle and camera work that can affirm the finest while audience shots in addition to the outstanding clearness will to taste the feel like watching the video of the like parties shooting fan.

Start live even this day, SCORPIONS number that became a staple throughout the tour as “Lovedrive” from “Another Piece Of Meat”. The right to stage hand side, shot that captures the band from Michael in front of the front row is a great spectacular.
Screen of clearness, of course, also awesome screen composition of great power. Michael also be firmly aware of the existence of the equipment, and showing off the play as much as to say and also “I me firmly taken” in one of the songs (even sound surface is characterized by guitar is big feature). Popular “Assault Attack” and “Rock Nights My Away”, and further “Into The Arena”, one can also greatly enjoy the Michael of the guitar from the visual and auditory. Between songs in some of the music has been cut, but the music in its favor is in rapid succession paid out, you do not feel the slump on the side to watch.

Attractions of live is still, Deguy would be “Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead” and the song “Horizons”, which worked in this band. And singing the melody of Deguy remind the RAINBOW era, contest of sensational guitar tone of Michael unique, nailed a fan of the eyes and ears (Deguy is “Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead” played before the MC in, I do not miss the touching to Ronnie James Dio and Jon Lord).
“Shoot Shoot” UFO part to be addressed in five songs continuously from the live the second half of the big climax of. Catchy and “Only You Can Rock Me”, venue in the “Lights Out” in the large classic also raised a great deal. SCORPIONS masterpieces in the encore “Holiday” and “Rock You Like A Hurricane”, in addition to “Blackout”, “Rock Bottom”, “Doctor Doctor” of the UFO is barrage, live will be closing is shrouded in the best of hot air !

From the front row of the stage, is like parties this film shot in was recorded full-length live, such as video, one that is also noted in the 2013 Spring “Temple Of Rock & Lovedrive Reunion” tour. This combination of video and tour last sound source “STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL 2013” will be there to represent the 2013 live of Michael in “this one”. Of course with the original menu of this work only. The decisive image of 104 minutes, the tour last day of a sound source in conjunction with the “STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL 2013”, Please enjoy!

本映像は”Temple Of Rock & Lovedrive Reunion”ツアーも中盤に差し掛かった、5月30日のオランダ・ハールレム公演を、104分に渡る極上クオリティのオーディエンス・ショットで収めたもの。優れたオーディエンス録音は知られていても、決定的なライヴ映像が欠けていた同ツアーにおいて、本映像はまさに決定版。抜群のクリアネスに加えてオーディエンス・ショットながら最高級と断言できるアングルとカメラワークは、ファンにまるで関係者撮影の映像を観るような気持ちを味わわせるでしょう。

ライヴはこの日も、ツアーを通じて定番となったSCORPIONSナンバー「Lovedrive」と「Another Piece Of Meat」からスタート。ステージに向かって右手側、マイケルの正面最前列からバンドを捉えたショットは素晴らしい見応えです。
画面のクリアネスはもちろん、大迫力の画面構図も素晴らしいの一言。マイケルも機材の存在をしっかりと認識していて、いずれの曲でも「しっかり撮影してくれよ」と言わんばかりにプレイを見せ付けます(サウンド面でもギターが大きくフィーチャーされているのが特徴です)。人気の高い「Assault Attack」や「Rock Nights My Away」、さらに「Into The Arena」と、いずれもマイケルのギターを視覚と聴覚から大いに満喫できます。幾つかの楽曲で曲間がカットされていますが、そのおかげで楽曲は矢継ぎ早に繰り出され、観る側に中だるみを感じさせません。

ライヴの見所はやはり、ドゥギーがこのバンドで手がけた楽曲「Horizons」と「Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead」でしょう。RAINBOW時代を思い出させるドゥギーの歌メロディと、マイケルならではの扇情的なギター・トーンの競演は、ファンの目と耳を釘付けにします(ドゥギーが「Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead」演奏前のMCで、ロニー・ジェイムズ・ディオやジョン・ロードに触れているのも見逃せません)。
「Shoot Shoot」から5曲連続で取り上げられるUFOパートはライヴ後半の大きなヤマ場。キャッチーな「Only You Can Rock Me」や、大定番の「Lights Out」では場内も大いに盛り上がっています。アンコールではSCORPIONSの名曲「Holiday」や「Rock You Like A Hurricane」,「Blackout」に加え、UFOの「Rock Bottom」・「Doctor Doctor」が連発され、ライヴは最高の熱気に包まれてクロージングします!

ステージの最前列から、まるで関係者映像のようなショットでライヴの全編を収録した本作は、2013年春の”Temple Of Rock & Lovedrive Reunion”ツアーでも特筆される一本。この映像とツアー・ラスト音源「STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL 2013」の組み合わせは、「これ一つ」でマイケルの2013年ライヴを代表する存在になるでしょう。もちろん本作のみのオリジナル・メニュー付き。104分間の決定的映像を、ツアー最終日音源の「STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL 2013」と併せ、どうぞお楽しみください!

1. Introduction 2. Lovedrive 3. Another Piece Of Meat 4. Assault Attack 5. Armed And Ready
6. Into The Arena 7. Rock My Nights Away 8. Attack Of The Mad Axeman 9. Horizons
10. Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead 11. Coast To Coast 12. Shoot Shoot
13. Only You Can Rock Me 14. Let It Roll 15. Too Hot To Handle 16. Lights Out 17. Holiday
18. Rock You Like A Hurricane 19. Rock Bottom 20. Blackout 21. Doctor Doctor

Michael Schenker – Guitar Doogie White – Vocal Wayne Findlay – Guitar, Keyboards
Francis Buchholz – Bass, Vocals Herman Rarebell – Drums

COLOUR NTSC Approx. 104min.

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