Nick Masons Saucerful Of Secrets / Paris Olympia 2018 / 2CD

Nick Masons Saucerful Of Secrets / Paris Olympia 2018 / 2CD / Sigma

Translated Text:
Live at Olympia, Paris, France 10th September 2018

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Those who think “Do you want to go out again” too, please do not be interested in this time as well even those who are “not interested too early”. This work is the ultimate live album that finally appeared. Not only as a single musical work, but also the very existence supernumeric board that symbolizes the existence of the project itself. The vertex work without side by side is appearing with their first permanent preservation press 2CD.
NECK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS, as well as the main character of this work. In our shop, we focused on the initial PINK FLOYD reprint project from the start of the moment and continued to report the trend with the live album. This work is its “top”. Supernatural recording which surpassed many past masterpieces group and reached only one extreme. The current situation that the release story of an official work does not come out, this work is also the cornerstone of NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS itself. Those who have been looking forward to the report so far, as well as those who are “NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS in the end,” it is a live album that you can recommend with the whole spirit.
It is contained in such a work “Paris performance on September 10, 2018”. This time it is the perfect addition to those who are new to you so let’s look back on their activities.

· May 20 – 24: UK # 1 (4 shows)
– After about 3 months –
· September 2 – 21: Europe (15 shows) ← ★ Coco ★
· September 23 – 29: UK # 2 (6 performances)
· April 29 – May 4: UK # 3 (4 shows)

This is the schedule which has been published to date. After doing 4 shows like Showcase in May 2018, it started full-scale from September. We visited throughout Europe with 21 performances. This piece’s performance in Paris is a concert that corresponds to “Europe” 7 performances. It will be a show a while ago, but there are reasons for it. All of the schedule is now finished, and the sound source summary by maniacs is almost almost to be completed. This work was saved to that timing. At our shop we thought that we should preserve permanent works of vertex, waiting until ‘no more than Paris’ is confirmed. It is “the best masterpiece” after careful review of the examination.
That sound is exactly the supreme. There is no slight distortion on the stubborn on, fine and details are as if you are looking at the oil painting with a magnifying glass. Even the presence of the atmosphere rather than the distance feeling is clear enough to forget, the ringing is extremely glossy and beautiful like a velvet. Synth’s treble extends straight to the empty space, heavy bass vibe is delicate as if trying the performance limits of speakers and headphones. And the midrange, which is dancing in between, is not even one cloudy. It is a place to write “as if it is a soundboard” or “official class” if it is usual, but even that is nothing. Dimensions that have no meaning, such as the type of recording method anymore. It is such a sound that challenges the supreme music record, and it is the world of beautiful sounds that admire the CD can play the sound so far.
This work further remastered such transcendental recording. Of course, it is not unusual sound pressure creation etc. Rather, I suppressed the high tones that were extremely slightly strong, and just adjusted the total balance. It is difficult to understand without listening with headphones, but miraculous sound should remain in the ultimate form. I polished the finish aiming for height that never exceeded.
The paradise of the initial FLOYD number painted with such ultimate sound is overwhelming. For those experiencing with many live albums already, I think that there is no new taste other than transcendental sounds, but if they explain for the first time, their show is thoroughly done, initial FLOYD limited. From the debut single “Arnold Layne” of the 60’s to the “cloud shadow” of 1972 set. Only the famous songs before the stage changes in “madness” are plenty demonstrated.
The vintage mood is overwhelming, and “Lucifer Sam”, “Let There Be More Light”, “See Emily Play”, “Bike” and “Point Me at the Sky”, which were only played in the 1960s, Even in the 70’s even the original home FLOYD could not hope for “Fearless”, “The Nile Song”, “Vegetable Man” which was an outtake of “Mystery” also revives with live performance. It’s wonderful because it’s not just a maniac to say. “One Of These Days” and “Astronomy Domine” familiar with Dave Gilmore and Roger Waters solo, “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun” will also be played, and the atomic heart mother “Atom Heart Mother” and “If” will be showcased in their own arranged medley.
A member who plays such a set is also a masterpiece of the UK. Serving as Nick’s rhythm partner singing was a tour member of FLOYD Gai Pratt, singer and guitarist to Gary Kemp of SPANDAU BALLET, to another guitar Lee Harris of THE BLOCKHEADS, and to the keyboard Dom Beken, known as a producer / composer. Both of them are backed by a long career and the playing power is an iron wall, and understanding of FLOYD music is deep. Moreover, this work is eleventh performances including the warm-up in May, and the ensemble is still fresh and still fresh.

Compared to Gilmore and Waters, although it is somewhat maniac image NICK MASON ‘SA SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS, it is full of masterpieces familiar to the ear when listening to it, fresh arrangement and contemporary sound are fresh. It is because the direction that we want “to listen more” that the world is too wonderful is also the fact that it is a release rush at our shop.
This work is their “top” record. For those who already touched many live albums, the sound is too shocking and it is a great one to experience for the first time. It is a cultural heritage of a live album that everyone wants to experience.

本作の主人公はもちろん、NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS。当店では初期PINK FLOYD復刻プロジェクトを始動の刹那から注目し、その趨勢をライヴアルバムでレポートし続けて参りました。本作は、その“てっぺん”。これまでの幾多の傑作群を凌駕し、ただ1つの極みに達した超名録音。オフィシャル作品のリリース話が出て来ない現状、本作はNICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETSそのものの頂点でもある。これまでレポートを楽しみにされてきた方はもちろんのこと、「結局、NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETSってどんなものなのさ?」という方にも全霊でお薦めできるライヴアルバムなのです。


そんな究極のサウンドで描かれる初期FLOYDナンバーのパラダイスは圧倒的。すでに幾多のライヴアルバムでご体験の方には超絶サウンド以外に新味はないと思いますが、初めての方のためにご説明しますと彼らのショウは徹頭徹尾、初期FLOYD限定。セットは60年代のデビューシングル「Arnold Layne」から1972年の『雲の影』まで。『狂気』でステージが変わる以前の名曲だけがたっぷりと披露されるのです。
そのヴィンテージなムードは圧倒的で、60年代にしか演奏されてなかった「Lucifer Sam」「Let There Be More Light」「See Emily Play」「Bike」「Point Me at the Sky」が次々と繰り出され、70年代にしても本家FLOYDでは望めなかった「Fearless」や「The Nile Song」、『神秘』のアウトテイクだった「Vegetable Man」までもが生演奏で甦る。だからと言って単にマニアックなだけでもないから素晴らしい。デイヴ・ギルモアやロジャー・ウォーターズのソロでもお馴染みの「One Of These Days」や「Astronomy Domine」「Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun」も演奏されますし、本家では望めなかった『原子心母』からも「Atom Heart Mother」と「If」が独自アレンジのメドレーで披露される。
そんなセットを演じるメンバーも英国の名手揃い。ニックのリズム・パートナーを務めつつ歌うのはFLOYDのツアーメンバーでもあったガイ・プラット、シンガー兼ギタリストにSPANDAU BALLETのゲイリー・ケンプ、もう1人のギターにTHE BLOCKHEADSのリー・ハリス、そしてキーボードにはプロデューサー/作曲家として知られるドム・ベケン。いずれも長いキャリアに裏打ちされた演奏力は鉄壁で、FLOYDミュージックへの理解度も深い。しかも、本作は5月のウォームアップを含めて11公演目であり、そのアンサンブルはだいぶこなれ始めつつ、まだまだフレッシュでもあるのです。

ギルモアやウォーターズに比べると、ややマニアックなイメージのNICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETSですが、実際に聴いてみれば耳馴染んだ名曲だらけであり、斬新なアレンジや現代的なサウンドが新鮮でもある。当店でリリース・ラッシュとなっているのも、その世界があまりにも素晴らしく「もっと聴きたい」という方が絶えないからです。

Disc 1 (51:54)
1. Soundscape 2. Interstellar Overdrive 3. Astronomy Domine 4. Nick Mason Speaking
5. Lucifer Sam 6. Fearless 7. Obscured By Clouds 8. When You’re In 9. Arnold Layne
10. Vegetable Man 11. Nick Mason Speaking 12. If 13. Atom Heart Mother 14. If (Reprise)

Disc 2 (53:08)
1. The Nile Song 2. Guy Pratt Speaking 3. Green Is The Colour 4. Gary Kemp Speaking
5. Let There Be More Light 6. Nick Mason Speaking 7. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
8. See Emily Play 9. Bike 10. One Of These Days 11. A Saucerful Of Secrets 12. Point Me At The Sky

Nick Mason – Drums Guy Pratt – Bass, vocals Gary Kemp – Guitar, vocals
Lee Harris – Guitar Dom Beken – Keyboards

Sigma 222


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