Nick Masons Saucerful Of Secrets / Irving 2019 / 2CDR

Nick Masons Saucerful Of Secrets / Irving 2019 / 2CDR / Amity

Live At Toyota Music Pavillion, Irving, TX, USA 24th March 2019.

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The North American Tour of SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS, which closed off in the midst of great popularity. The super clear clear highest live album which was born from the final board is appearance.
It is “April 20, 2019 Philadelphia show” that is included in such a work. It is the audience recording of the super-absent class. This work is a super masterpiece that I would like to recommend to anyone getting started from now on. For a more detailed North American tour collection arrangement, please give an overview of their activities, as we will give a commentary on “BOSTON 2019 (Amity 549)”, which will be released simultaneously. Let’s check the show position in that.

● 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)
・ July 3-27: Europe # 2 (15 performances)

This is the full performance of SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS that has been published to date. Now they are back in the UK and have started an arc tour “UK # 3” and will run through this Golden Week. The Philadelphia show of this work is just before that. It was the 27th performance that hits the last one before “North America” ​​leg.
This work that recorded such a show, audience recording of transcendent level such as cutting off making full use of the performance of the masterpiece “Schoeps MK41v”. What’s great is the on-core and ultra-clear sound. It seems to have been recorded from the balcony seat in the middle of the left and right, but in any case there is no sense of distance at all. It is incredibly intimate that it is transmitted through the space, and the details are super delicate. Furthermore, the clarity is not unusual. Even if you clear your ears with headphones, you won’t hear a hole, yet it has the luster and brilliance of red wine poured into a crystal glass.
Furthermore, the enthusiasm that makes me feel a neat but neat beauty is also great. Whether the set expanded from last year’s European tour or the upgraded performance has gained a reputation, the venue is booming. However, it tastes TPO exquisitely, and there is almost no immediate voice. Cheers come off softly when it comes to tunes, places of interest, and places to be heard, and they are pulled back. Its timing and balance are exquisite. Perhaps this is the effect of a balcony recording. It’s a three-dimensional effect like cooking under the performance and singing voice, and it’s a vast area that overlooks the venue but does not disturb it. Moreover, thanks to the clearness of the applause’s clear stroke, a sense of perspective is born, which is directly connected to the sense of scale. All that is ideally captured. In fact, there are songs that use a cheering SE like “Fearless”, but the SE and the real bond are fused so indistinguishably that the music world is enriched.
This splendor is at its peak. So far “LOS ANGELES 2019 2ND NIGHT (Amity 538)” has appeared a number of times as an index of the North American tour, but the clearness and beauty of this work goes far above. In addition, “COLUMBUS 2019 (Amity 545)” is the highest peak as the same kind of clear system recording, but this work is tighter than that, and the brightness of the metallic gloss level also surpasses even more than that. There is still something that can not be thrown away even with the heavy and rich sound of “LOS ANGELES 2019 2ND NIGHT”, but if you choose one forcibly, this work is the highest peak. As a matter of fact, it is an audience recording that the recording person himself makes a name for himself, but it is a name recording that may be released as an official work as it is.
Of course, the show is also a great sound not to lose the sound. As I have talked about so many times, the North American Tour combines the largest set list of the past with a matured performer. I was worried about tiredness only on the last tour of the tour, but I can not feel that it was controlled very well. Although I feel that it is not a performance that will overthrow with momentum or pressure, it is even drifting even a majestic figure like yokozuna sumo wrestling.

Anyway, a super clear sound. Although it was a mass production tour of a well-known recording that is rarely seen in the rock world, this work is a well-known item among them. Although I can not remove the case board “BEACON THEATER 2019 1ST NIGHT (Amity 547)” that enjoys co-starring with Roger Waters, it can be said that the live album is usually “First of all!”. From now on, the summary of the North American tour will begin, but maybe the sound beyond this work is a bit impossible … maybe a great masterpiece that just seems so. Please enjoy it carefully.

★ Superior sound quality board using Schopes MK41.

大好評のうちに幕を閉じたSAUCERFUL OF SECRETSの北米ツアー。その最終盤から誕生した超絶クリアな最高峰ライヴアルバムが登場です。
そんな本作に収められているのは「2019年4月20日フィラデルフィア公演」。その超絶級のオーディエンス録音です。本作は、これから入門される方にも全力でお薦めしたい超傑作。より詳しい北米ツアーのコレクション整理は同時リリースとなる『BOSTON 2019(Amity 549)』の解説に譲るとして、まずは彼らの活動全容をご覧ください。その中でショウのポジションを確かめてみましょう。


これが現在までに公表されているSAUCERFUL OF SECRETSの全公演。現在の彼らはイギリスに戻って凱旋ツアー「英国#3」を開始しており、このゴールデンウィーク中まで駆け抜ける予定。本作のフィラデルフィア公演はその直前。「北米」レッグのラスト1つ手前にあたる27公演目でした。
そんなショウを記録した本作は、名機「Schoeps MK41v」の性能を生かし切ったような超絶レベルのオーディエンス録音。何よりも素晴らしいのはオンな芯とウルトラ・クリアな鳴り。左右ド真ん中のバルコニー席から録音されているようなのですが、とにかく距離感がまったく感じられない。空間を伝わってきたのが信じられないほどの密着感で、ディテールも超繊細。さらにクリアさも尋常じゃない。ヘッドフォンで耳を澄ませてもホール鳴りが感じられず、それでいてクリスタル・グラスに注がれた赤ワインのような艶と輝きを備えているのです。
この素晴らしさは、頂点的。これまで北米ツアーの指標として何度も『LOS ANGELES 2019 2ND NIGHT(Amity 538)』を登場させてきましたが、本作のクリアさ、美しさでは遙かに上を行く。また、同種のクリア系録音としては『COLUMBUS 2019(Amity 545)』が最高峰だったわけですが、本作はそれよりもさらにキリッと引き締まり、金属光沢レベルの輝きも上回っている。『LOS ANGELES 2019 2ND NIGHT』の重厚でリッチな鳴りも今なお捨てがたいものがありますが、強引に1本選ぶのであれば、本作こそが最高峰。事実としては録音者自身が名乗りを上げるオーディエンス録音なのですが、このまま公式作品としてリリースすることもできそうな名録音なのです。

とにかく超絶なクリア・サウンド。ロック界でも希にみる名録音の大量生産ツアーだったわけですが、本作はその中でもズバ抜けた銘品。さすがにロジャー・ウォーターズとの共演が楽しめる事件盤『BEACON THEATRE 2019 1ST NIGHT(Amity 547)』は外せないものの、通常ライヴアルバムなら「まずはコレ!」と言える。これから北米ツアーの総括が始まるわけですが、恐らく本作を超えるサウンドはちょっと無理なのではないか……そうとしか思えない大傑作。どうぞ、じっくりとお楽しみください。

★Schopes MK41を使用した極上音質盤。

Disc 1(56:08)
1. Intro 2. Interstellar Overdrive 3. Astronomy Domine 4. Nick Mason Introduction
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 Introduction
13. If 14. Atom Heart Mother 15. If (reprise)

Disc 2(59:14)
1. The Nile Song 2. Guy Pratt Speaking 3. Green Is The Colour 4. Gary Kemp Speaking
5. Let There Be More Light 6. Childhood’s End 7. Nick Mason Speaking
8. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 9. See Emily Play
10. Bike 11. One Of These Days 12. A Saucerful Of Secrets 13. Point Me At The Sky

Amity 539

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