Neil Young & Promise Of The Real / Red Rocks 2015 2nd Night / 2CD

Neil Young & Promise Of The Real / Red Rocks 2015 2nd Night / 2CD / Zion

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Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA 9th July 2015


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From Monsanto the scathing criticism the album “MONSANT YEARS” by placing it released a Note Neil Young’s most recent US tour, which show off the place that is thriving of gene recombination technology, the live at the July 9 Red Rocks recording. Had been already live sound source appears on the net of this day, use the audience recording of this unique get is completely different from that in the release. Moreover commonplace quality limited press CD release because sound quality’s better to be excellent here. On a sound image of the force, such as the whole of clearness, it’s the best source to surpass the previous sound source in the room.

“MONSANT YEARS” recording served as the back with The Promise Of The Real (the band formed in the center of the children of Willie Nelson) By was According to tour, the album similarly aggressive tone of the stage to become one with it thinks Ya, emergency deadly set list of classic number of Neil Young golden are aligned Zurari as it were open the lid was called reputation among enthusiasts around the world.
Although the first half of the live’s a Neil Young specialty of solo playing talking, anyway refer to the set list. Or unsparingly fed configuration … like Greatest Hits Shaw from the fan rapture of masterpieces is opening? About illusion likely a gorgeous selection of music. Just Neil Young’s’ 70s masterpieces, yet configuration songs that had been recorded in the name board such as “HARVEST” and “COMES A TIME” is played in quick succession is a guarantee that you can enjoy absolutely not be a fan of Neil!

The Promise Of The Real is applied “Hold Back The Tears” recording volume from the fact that the balance of the sound output has changed at the will up and down, but please be assured that it is also not at a level such that interfere with listening. But that “Hold Back ~”, which also can be seen from the song selection of mania rapture, from participating bands deadly song selection will continue. After all, “Out On The Weekend” and “Words (Between The Lines Of Age)”, ie luxury pole ball set list that the opening and closing number of “HARVEST” are both played. “TIME AND WORDS” ’73 or would not be since Detroit performance of our release of these songs have been played aligned.
Since then the “Bad Fog Of Loneliness,” “Harvest Moon”, stop the “Down By The River” and the like, much to the masterpieces of the cavalcade amazed. When performing a Neil Young new band and tour, there is a tendency to try a wide range of repertoire in order to explore the possibility, but the compatibility between the current of The Promise Of The Real is outstanding. That it is a “hit” a premonition of collaboration, without golden repertoire mentioned up to this break in the past of atmosphere, we have proven that it is played in really good feeling.

On the other hand also in the goodness of the can of the new song group from the album “MONSANT YEARS” in it should not be relied forbid surprise. “A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop” is also in the same album Although it is Monsanto and the song was scathingly criticized the Starbucks to support the company, Neil Young clause yet it is showing the climax surprisingly tune of the fully open I. Where is Crosby Stills and Nash, which came to Japan in the first half of this year became the new song corner of the second half live, while not deny the feeling that voltage has fallen to soon, also released the album constantly now Subsequently Neil Young was the scene around here is painfully aware that it expected.
And it is live late is to rush to the “Love And Only Love,” the beginning and the hard number live of climax, almost without leaving a between songs, also take my hat off to earnestly power to continue to play. The past few years of tour with Crazy Horse but had received a high reputation among fans, and own superb sound quality the charm of this tour who have confronted the performance of the next-Revel was followed by a new band I was confined in the sound source. Would have been waiting for the fans, the press CD release Neil Young latest tour will finally achieved!

遺伝子組み換え技術のモンサント社を痛烈に批判したアルバム「MONSANT YEARS」をリリースして老いてなお盛んなところを見せつけるニール・ヤングの最新アメリカ・ツアーから、7月9日のレッド・ロックスでのライブを収録。既にこの日のライブはネット上に音源が現れていましたが、今回のリリースにはそれとはまったく違った独自入手のオーディエンス録音を使用。しかも音質はこちらの方が優秀なのだから限定のプレスCDリリースが当たり前のクオリティ。オンな音像の迫力、全体のクリアネスなど、先の音源を余裕で凌ぐ極上音源なのです。

「MONSANT YEARS」のレコーディングでバックを務めたThe Promise Of The Real(ウィリー・ネルソンの子供たちを中心に結成されたバンド)をツアーにも従えたことで、アルバム同様に攻撃的な調子のステージになるかと思いきや、いざ蓋を開けてみればニール・ヤング黄金のクラシック・ナンバーがズラリ揃った必殺のセットリストが世界中のマニアの間で評判を呼びました。
ライブの前半はニール・ヤングお得意のソロ弾き語りなのですが、とにかくセットリストをご覧ください。ファン狂喜の名曲がオープニングから惜しげもなく繰り出された構成…まるでグレイテスト・ヒッツ・ショウか?と錯覚しそうなほどゴージャスな選曲。ニール・ヤング70年代の名曲ばかり、しかも「HARVEST」や「COMES A TIME」といった名盤に収録されていた曲が立て続けに演奏される構成はニールのファンでなくとも絶対に楽しめること請け合いです!

The Promise Of The Realが加わる「Hold Back The Tears」で出音のバランスが変わったことから録音ボリュームが上下してしまいますが、それもリスニングの妨げとなるようなレベルではないのでご安心ください。しかし「Hold Back~」という、これまたマニア狂喜の選曲から解るように、バンドが加わってからも必殺の選曲は続きます。何しろ「Out On The Weekend」と「Words (Between The Lines Of Age)」、つまり「HARVEST」のオープニングとクロージング・ナンバーがどちらも演奏されるという贅沢極まりないセットリスト。これらの曲が揃って演奏されたのは当店リリースの「TIME AND WORDS」73年デトロイト公演以来ではないでしょうか。
その後も「Bad Fog Of Loneliness」に「Harvest Moon」、とどめは「Down By The River」など、呆れるくらいに名曲のオンパレード。ニール・ヤングは新たなバンドとツアーを行う際、可能性を探るべく幅広いレパートリーを試す傾向がありますが、今回のThe Promise Of The Realとの相性は抜群。「アタリ」な予感なコラボレーションであることは、ここまで挙げた黄金のレパートリーが過去の雰囲気を壊すことなく、実にいい感じで演奏されていることが証明しています。

一方でアルバム「MONSANT YEARS」からの新曲群の出来の良さにも驚きを禁じえません。同アルバムの中でも「A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop」はモンサント社と同社を支援するスターバックスを痛烈に批判した曲ですが、それでありながらニール・ヤング節が全開の曲調が驚くほど盛り上がりを見せているのです。今年の前半に来日したクロスビー・スティルス・アンド・ナッシュがライブ後半の新曲コーナーになったところで、途端にボルテージが落ちてしまった感が否めないのに対し、今もコンスタントにアルバムをリリースし続けてニール・ヤングはこの辺りが流石だと痛感される場面でした。
そしてライブ終盤は「Love And Only Love」を始めとしたハードなナンバーでライブのクライマックスへと突入するのですが、ほとんど曲の間を空けず、ひたすら演奏し続けるパワーにも脱帽。ここ数年のクレイジー・ホースとのツアーはファンの間で高い評価を受けていましたが、新たなバンドを従えたネクスト・レヴェルのパフォーマンスを見せつけてくれた今回のツアーの魅力を極上音質の独自音源で封じ込めました。世界中のファンが待ち望んでいたであろう、ニール・ヤング最新ツアーのプレスCDリリースが遂に実現します!

Disc 1(78:46)
1. After The Gold Rush 2. Heart Of Gold 3. Long May You Run 4. Old Man 5. Mother Earth
6. Hold Back The Tears 7. Out On The Weekend 8. Unknown Legend 9. Peace Of Mind
10. Field Of Opportunity 11. Wolf Moon 12. Harvest Moon 13. Words 14. Bad Fog Of Loneliness
15. Walk On 16. Winterlong 17. A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop

Disc 2(69:58)
1. People Want To Hear About Love 2. A New Day For Love 3. Down By The River 4. Workin’ Man
5. Big Box 6. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere 7. Monsanto Years 8. Love And Only Love
9. If I Don’t Know

Neil Young – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, pump organ, harmonica
Lukas Nelson – electric guitar, vocal
Micah Nelson – electric guitar, electric charango, piano, vocals
Anthony LoGerfo – drums Tato Melgar- percussion Corey McCormick – bass, vocal


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