Nick Lowe & The Impossible / Wetlands 1995 / 2CDR / Uxbridge
Wetlands New York City NY USA 30th January 1995.
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Not only Costello in 1989, which was released at the same time, Taper Two Of Us seemed to like so-called pub rock artists, and he recorded the stage of his ally Nick Lowe. Two Of Us unveiled a club gig at a venue called Wetlands on January 30, 1995. Speaking of the live sound source of January 1995 by Rowe, the very popular sound board album “PHILADELPHIA 1995” is a new place in my memory, but I think it can be guessed from the performance on January 28th. Yes, the next gig was this Wetlands.
So I thought that the set list was the same … but instead of “Lonely Just Like Me” that was being played in Philadelphia, the ballad “14 Days” from the new album “THE IMPOSSIBLE BIRD” at that time was sung. I will. The way Rowe sings here is exquisite without any price.
More notably, the show did not end with the classic “(What’s So Funny’Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding” that was performed at the finale of this year’s tour, and the numbers from Rowe’s past albums continued Is a big service that two songs are sung. Philadelphia was a great gig, of course, but the excitement was even more terrifying on that day, which probably made Rowe feel better.
Also, the audience recording by Two Of Us has the best sound quality. While firmly capturing the intimate and lively presence unique to the club, the sound image that is even more on is overwhelming. The excitement and performance momentum unique to the club that could not be conveyed in the sound board “PHILADELPHIA 1995” is vivid. After all, the best audience recording that sucked in plenty of air on the day is exceptional, and at this level it is not inferior even if it is released on the press board.
The sound quality was so high, so I was convinced that Rowe on that day served the encore more than usual. Not only that, it seems that this scene was really a surprise, and the recording started in the middle of the intro of “36 Inches High”. In addition, it is speculated that Two Of Us rushed forward here, and the sound image that was already on-balanced has finally evolved into a sound board-like approach (laughs).
When it came to this surprise encore, the audience around me was enthusiastic about the fans, and there were a few voices singing together in both songs. I think the result of Rowe’s feelings in front of such enthusiastic fans and excitement was this further encore. Even in the same year’s performance in Japan, the main part of the concert proceeded with a feeling of listening carefully, but when it came to the encore, it was a scene that reminded me that the excitement was suddenly heated.
Is the masterpiece “PHILADELPHIA 1995” an outtake for a live album? It was a stereo sound board recording with a high degree of perfection, but this release allows you to enjoy a different and happy gig with the highest quality audience recording. The rich presence and powerful sound image is the best sound source that is paired with “PHILADELPHIA 1995”, and this time it is the best item that can be confidently recommended from beginners to enthusiasts. Please bring it with Philadelphia!