Nick Masons Saucerful Of Secrets / Definitive Boston 2019 / 2CD

Nick Masons Saucerful Of Secrets / Definitive Boston 2019 / 2CD/ Sigma

Live at the Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA, USA 13th April 2019

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The ultimate live album of the early FLOYD reprint project finally born. NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS One of the transcendents to become a masterpiece is permanent storage Press 2CD decision. We have introduced so many live albums in our shop, but there is nothing more than this in sound or content. This is a great masterpiece for SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS, which has no official work yet. It is the best masterpiece ever.
It is “April 13, 2019 Boston performance” that is included in such this work. It is the super extraordinary matrix album. So far, I have organized the collection on a daily basis for collectors, but this is a super-branded album that will be familiar to all kinds of rock fans. Check out the show’s position from the whole view of their activities so that it is easy for anyone who is the first to experience this film, as it is easy to enter into a live album that is no more than the “first one.”

● 2018
・ May 20th-24th: UK # 1 (4 performances)
・ September 2-21: Europe # 1 (15 performances)
・ September 23-29: UK # 2 (6 performances)
● 2019
-March 12-April 22: North America (28 performances) ★ ★ Coco ★
・ April 29-May 4: UK # 3 (5 performances)
>> Now Coco <<
・ July 3-27: Europe # 2 (15 performances)

The entire performance of SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS for which this has been published. Now they have finished their homeland tour and are charging for the summer ‘continent Europe tour’ Europe # 2 ‘. The “UK # 3” archive has already begun, but the Boston show where this film was recorded is the “North America” ​​leg that is in front of it. It was a concert that hits the 22 performances in the subsequent period.
This show has already been reported in “BOSTON 2019 (Amity 549)”, but this work is completely different. It is a live album with a matrix of two completely different top audience recordings. The quality is … … so much trouble about what kind of words to describe. It is natural that the original two sources are the best, but both matching and editing are perfect. Core, detail, sound, direct feeling … everything is completely perfect even if you check it as far as you think. This is really, really ugly. After all, the main role of this work is SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS. So far we have introduced about 40 live albums, but only two have reached the press. It is only “PARIS OLYMPIA 2018 (Sigma 222)” and this work. I think you can understand the “pitch of the sound” by itself, but it is more than that. As a matter of fact, PINK FLOYD’s fans are highly aware of “sounds” as there are nobody in the rock world, and the audience recording of SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS is only at the highest level. Even so, the sound of this work is not enemy even if such masterpieces are bundled, and it kicks off saying “the dimension is different”. It can be described as “sound board,” “official class audience,” etc., but the more you express it in words, the more it feels like giving up. Even with the PINK FLOYD taper, which is the highest peak in the rock world, the matrix realized the sound that could not be achieved with a single customer record … it is the transcendence sound of the highest peak in the rock world over the spot.
Although it is a cultural heritage class only by the sound quality, it is surprised that the contents of the show are not lost either. There are more “Remember A Day” and “Childhood’s End” than “Europe # 1” of the pre-press work “PARIS OLYMPIA 2018”, and the “North America” ​​leg of this work is a definitive covering all repertoires played so far set. I don’t know what show I’m planning for “Europe # 2” or 2020, but it’s hard to imagine Nick, who is 75 years old this year, will have a longer show than now. Although it is possible to replace it with a new repertoire in search of newness, it will cause other than the songs of “Korezo!” Which are not supposed at the beginning of the project. Of course, all is a story of possibility, but probably this work is likely to be the end point reached not by “replacement” but by “expansion” route.
It has become a story that also includes the possibility, but this work ingests even the weight of the history that has already been established. Of course, the whole story is filled with the early FLOYD repertoire before “madness”, but more than that is actually MC. Nick played a mic after “Astronomy Domine” and talks about the memories of the Boston Tea Party performance that PINK FLOYD played in 1970. And the top point to that performance. It was in San Francisco on the third performance of “North America” ​​that the definitive set was completed including the song order. The Boston performance of this work is 20 performances from there, and the ensemble has reached the stage of maturity.
Matrix sound of the other dimension, the largest set in which all of the repertoire was infused, and the performance that reached maturity …. From all viewpoints, from now on as “the masterpiece of the initial FLOYD project” and “SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS representative work” I can only think of going over. To say the least, it’s definitely the ultimate supreme live album that will continue to convey to the future “Nick Mason’s 2019” that expresses the feelings towards the initial FLOYD on the whole.

Great. Too great. Unlike the stage of Roger Waters and Dave Gilmore who also show their solo numbers, Nick Mason pulled out insisting on “pre-madness” thoroughly. As well as its conceptual attitude, this work is a live album that has been developed into ensembles and sounds. As long as the official live album does not appear … No, even if the official sound board comes out, it will not be exceeded. Please enjoy forever as long as you live with the permanent preservation press 2CD.

遂に誕生した初期FLOYD復刻プロジェクトの究極ライヴアルバム。NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETSの最高傑作となる超絶の1本が永久保存プレス2CD化決定です。当店ではこれまで幾多のライヴアルバムをご紹介してきましたが、サウンド的にも内容的にも本作以上はない。未だ公式作品のないSAUCERFUL OF SECRETSにとって、まさに最高傑作。史上最高の大名盤です。


これが公表されているSAUCERFUL OF SECRETSの全公演。現在の彼らは母国の凱旋ツアーも終え、夏の大陸ヨーロッパツアー「欧州#2」に向けての充電期間です。すでに「英国#3」のアーカイヴも始まっていますが、本作が記録されたボストン公演はその前にあたる「北米」レッグ。その後期22公演目にあたるコンサートでした。
このショウはすでに『BOSTON 2019(Amity 549)』でもレポートしておりますが、本作は完全に別物。まったく異なる極上オーディエンス録音2種をマトリクスさせたライヴアルバムなのです。そのクオリティは………どんな言葉で形容すれば良いのか悩むほど。元となった2種のソースが極上なのは当然ですが、マッチングも編集もパーフェクト。芯、ディテール、鳴り、ダイレクト感……思いつく限りの視点でチェックしてもすべてが完全無欠なのです。これは本当に、本当に凄い事。何しろ、本作の主役はSAUCERFUL OF SECRETS。これまで40作ほどのライヴアルバムをご紹介してきましたが、プレス化まで到達したのは2本のみ。『PARIS OLYMPIA 2018(Sigma 222)』と本作だけなのです。それだけでも“音の高み”をご理解いただけると思いますが、実はそれ以上。実のところ、PINK FLOYDのファンはロック界でも並ぶ者がないほど“サウンド”への意識が高く、SAUCERFUL OF SECRETSのオーディエンス録音も極上レベルばかり。それでもなお、本作のサウンドはそんな傑作群が束になっても敵わず、「次元が違う」と一蹴してしまう。「まるでサウンドボード」「オフィシャル級オーディエンス」等と形容する事もできますが、言葉で表現すればするほど、貶めているような気がしてならない。ロック界最高峰となるPINK FLOYDテーパーでも、1本の客録では成し得なかったサウンドをマトリクスで実現させた……まさに現場以上、ロック界最高峰の超絶サウンドなのです。
そのサウンド・クオリティだけで文化遺産級ですが、ショウの内容も負けていないから驚く。本作の「北米」レッグはプレス前作『PARIS OLYMPIA 2018』の「欧州#1」よりも「Remember A Day」「Childhood’s End」が多く、これまでのライヴ演奏したすべてのレパートリーを網羅した決定的なセット。今後行われる「欧州#2」や2020年に向けてどんなショウを構想しているかは分かりませんが、今年75歳を迎えたニックが今以上に長時間のショウを行うとは考えにくい。新味を求めて新しいレパートリーと入れ替える事は十分にあり得るものの、そうするとプロジェクト当初に想定されていない「コレぞ!」の曲以外が紛れる事になる。もちろん、すべては可能性の話ではあるものの、恐らく本作は「入れ替え」ではなく「拡大」路線でたどり着いた終着点となる公算が大きいのです。
可能性も含めた話になってしまいましたが、本作はすでに確定した歴史の重みさえ吸い込んでいる。もちろん、全編が『狂気』以前の初期FLOYDレパートリーで埋め尽くされているわけですが、それ以上なのが実はMC。「Astronomy Domine」の後でニックがマイクを執り、1970年のPINK FLOYDが演奏したボストン・ティー・パーティ公演の想い出を語る。そして、その演奏ぶりまで頂点的。曲順まで含めて決定的なセットが完成したのは「北米」3公演目のサンフランシスコでした。本作のボストン公演は、そこから20公演目にあたり、アンサンブルは円熟の域に達しているのです。
異次元のマトリクス・サウンド、レパートリーのすべてを注ぎ込んだ最大セット、そして円熟に達した演奏………どの視点で考えても、今後も「初期FLOYDプロジェクトの最高傑作」「SAUCERFUL OF SECRETSの代表作」として君臨していくとしか思えない。控えめに言っても、初期FLOYDへの想いを全面に表した“ニック・メイスンの2019年”を後世に伝え続けるのは間違いない究極・至高のライヴアルバムなのです。


Disc 1(53:26)
1. Intro 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. Remember A Day
10. Arnold Layne 11. Vegetable Man 12. Nick Mason Speaking 13. If
14. Atom Heart Mother 15. If (reprise)

Disc 2(58:15)
1. Guy Pratt Speaking 2. The Nile Song 3. Guy Pratt Speaking 4. Green Is The Colour
5. Gary Kemp Speaking 6. Let There Be More Light 7. Childhood’s End
8. Nick Mason Speaking 9. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
10. See Emily Play 11. Bike 12. One Of These Days 13. A Saucerful Of Secrets
14. Point Me At The Sky

Nick Mason – drums Guy Pratt – bass & vocals Gary Kemp – guitar & vocals
Dom Beken – keyboards Lee Harris – guitar & vocals

Sigma 230

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