Paul McCartney / Tokyo Dome 1993 1st & 2nd Night / 4CD

Paul McCartney / Tokyo Dome 1993 1st & 2nd Night / 4CD / Non Label

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Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan 12th & 13th November 1993 (From Original Masters)

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In the 2010s (Thinking of Paul’s third visit) coming to Japan on a moment’s notice, our shop will release the first appearance audiences recording of Ultra-class 1993 visit to Japan. Ever since the beginning of “THE NEW WORLD TOUR IN TOKYO DOME”, “2ND NIGHT IN TOKYO DOME 1993”, and so on, a number of items from our own sound source have been produced. In the first place in 1993, the performance of the arrival in Japan arrived in the 2010 age, and the reevaluation has been eeling up, and with the album “OFF THE GROUND”, it became popular with maniacs more than at that time in 1993.
In response to such a trend, our shopping event released all the items for the 1993 visit to Japan as Sold Out. “TOKYO 1993 SECOND NIGHT” which became the third release from our stage on the second day of Tokyo Dome among others was an upper version that I recorded from the master of the oldest “C’MON PEOPLE 1993” It was a famous board that included facts (laughs) that were not pointed out in specialty magazines, but this was also a long time since becoming Sold Out.
From this situation, I think whether you can understand how the 93 tour concerts have been reevaluated. However, this time, we uncovered the completely unpublished audiences recording on the first day and the second day of Tokyo Dome in 1993. To the extent that it is as superior as this, and the sound source which contained the live of recent years has never been circulated among traders at all, surprises can not be forbidden.
As for how high the sound quality is, the quality which goes beyond the sound source of “TOKYO 1993 SECOND NIGHT” or “C’MON PEOPLE 1993” lightly is over. Audience recording recorded in these titles is also an excellent recording boasting a tremendous on balance as a sound source that captured the live of Tokyo Dome in 1993. However, while the performance was captured to a large extent, there was a weak point that Paul’s voice was driven to the back and it was a balanced balance. Both the sound source of this time and the sound source of this time the balance of Paul’s voice is great and it is wonderful!
Among them, regarding the second day, if you compare it with the past titles listed earlier, the difference is clear. Besides, the balance with excitement of the surroundings is also good, and I can show out the sound source of those titles with plenty of room in terms of being able to taste the presence feeling without disgust. To say it to anything it’s excellent clearance for the two days of audience recording this time. This can also be said to be a deciding factor which makes a difference with past sound sources and items. Because we taste a little stereo feeling on either day, here is a place I would like you to taste plenty of clearance enough to be rich in the presence and enchantment by headphones by all means.

Regarding the second day, there is a place where the sound is muffled in the middle of “Hope Of Deliverance”, but the sound quality of enchantment that you can listen carefully even if you subtract it. In 1993, the performance to Japan came back to the simpler and more straight-forward rock sound as the synth-sized sound like the one in 1990 was retreated and even the drummer changed. It seems like the change of this sound was not appreciated at that time or it was a part that we could not appeal to fans so much.
This point has also been reevaluated firmly in recent years, and it is also a point of reevaluation that the number from “OFF THE GROUND” which is no longer played live is plentifully featured. Although it was a Paul band of the time when he was performing a preeminent performance from 1989, Wicks played the interlude of “Penny Lane” on the first day, and on that day Paul was “C’mon People “to remove the sound of the piano, the fun scene unique to live is also caught in the highest sound quality.
Regarding the first day, a name board and name recording called “BIG EGG 1993 NOVEMBER 12” was released at the time in 1993, but it is a sound image which is a twin in comparison with it, and hear it with regards to its power If it is said that it is lightly surpassing the sound source that it was, you should be able to imagine the new audience recording that we found excavated, a different quality. No, this is amazing.
And “My Love” which has been disappearing from the live repertoire for a long time, and “Now, There, And Everywhere” which now became to be played with lowering the key than the 90-year-old arrival date by Paul The point which is dignifiedly sung is very attractive. At that time Paul also felt that it stepped into the mature range, but it is truly young if you listen to it about twenty-five years ago, now it is! From such a performance of Paul ‘s 1993 visit to Japan, a superb sound source that can be called a new standard without complaint is now appearing in press CD limited to here. No complaints of performance and sound quality!

2010年代における(2014年を抜かした)三回目のポール来日が刻々と迫る中、当店がウルトラ級の1993年来日公演初登場オーディエンス録音をリリースいたします。これまでも「THE NEW WORLD TOUR IN TOKYO DOME」、「2ND NIGHT IN TOKYO DOME 1993」などを皮切りとして、当店からは独自音源によるアイテムがいくつも生み出されてきたものです。そもそも1993年の来日公演は2010年代を迎えてからの再評価がうなぎ上りであり、アルバム「OFF THE GROUND」と共にマニアの間で93年当時以上の人気を得るようになってきました。
そうした風潮を受けて当店がリリースした93年来日公演アイテムもすべてSold Outとなっています。中でも東京ドーム二日目のステージの当店から三度目のリリースとなった「TOKYO 1993 SECOND NIGHT」はいにしえの名盤「C’MON PEOPLE 1993」のマスターから収録してみせたアッパー版だったという、専門誌でも指摘されなかった事実(笑)も含んだ名盤であったのですが、これまたSold Outとなって久しいもの。
この状況からも、いかに93年来日公演が再評価されてきたのかを理解してもらえるかと思います。ところが今回は93年東京ドームの初日と二日目の完全未発表オーディエンス録音を発掘。これほど極上な状態で、なおかつ近年のライブを収めた音源が今までトレーダー間にも一切出回っていなかったことには、驚きを禁じ得ません。
どれほど高音質であるかと言うと、先の「TOKYO 1993 SECOND NIGHT」あるいは「C’MON PEOPLE 1993」の音源をも軽く超えるほどのクオリティ。これらのタイトルに収録されたオーディエンス録音も1993年の東京ドームのライブを捉えた音源としては驚異的にオンなバランスを誇る秀逸な録音。ただし、それらは演奏が大きめに捉えられていた一方で、ポールの声が奥に追いやられ気味なバランスというウィーク・ポイントがありました。今回の音源は両日の音源ともにポールの声のバランスが大きくて素晴らしい!
中でも二日目に関しては、先に挙げた過去のタイトルと聞き比べてもらえれば、その差は歴然としています。おまけに周囲の盛り上がりとのバランスも良く、嫌味の無い臨場感が味わえるという点に関してもそれらのタイトルの音源を余裕で凌いでみせます。それに何と言っても今回の二日間のオーディエンス録音はクリアネスが抜群。これもまた、過去の音源やアイテムとの差をつける決定的な要因と言えるでしょう。どちらの日もちょっとしたステレオ感まで味わるのだから、ここは是非ともヘッドフォンにて豊かな臨場感やうっとりさせられるほどのクリアネスをたっぷりと味わってみてほしいところ。

二日目に関しては「Hope Of Deliverance」の途中で音がこもる箇所があるのですが、それを差し引いてもじっくりと聴き込める魅惑の音質。93年の来日公演は90年の時のようなシンセサイズされたサウンドが後退し、さらにはドラマーまでも交代したことで、よりシンプルでストレートなロック・サウンドへと回帰した時期。このサウンドの変化は当時あまり評価されなかったというか、あまりファンにアピールできなかった部分であったように思えてなりません。
この点に関しても近年になってしっかり再評価されており、今ではライブで演奏されることがなくなった「OFF THE GROUND」からのナンバーがたっぷりとフィーチャーされているという点もまた再評価のポイント。1989年から安定感抜群の演奏を身上としていた当時のポール・バンドですが、その割に初日ではウィックスが「Penny Lane」の間奏を弾き違えてしまったり、二日目ではポールが「C’mon People」でピアノの音を外してしまったりと、ライブならではの楽しい場面も極上音質にてキャッチされています。
初日に関しては紙ジャケの「BIG EGG 1993 NOVEMBER 12」という名盤かつ名録音が1993年当時にリリースされていましたが、それと比べてみても双璧を成すオンな音像であり、迫力に関してはそこで聞かれた音源をも軽く上回るものだと表現すれば、今回当店が発掘してみせた新たなるオーディエンス録音、別格のクオリティを想像してもらえるはず。いやはや、これは凄い。
そしてライブのレパートリーから姿を消して久しい「My Love」や、今やキーを下げて演奏されるようになった「Here, There, And Everywhere」といったナンバーが90年の来日時よりも絶好調なポールによって堂々と歌い上げられている点が実に魅力的。当時はポールも円熟の域に踏み入れたものだと感じたものですが、さすがに25年近く前のこと、今になって聴いてみれば、まだまだ若い!そんなポールの93年来日公演から、文句なしに新たなるスタンダードと呼べる極上音源が今、ここに限定のプレスCDにて登場です。演奏も音質も文句なし!

Live at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan 12th November 1993

Disc 1 (68:09)
1. Intro. 2. Drive My Car 3. Coming Up 4. Looking For Changes 5. Jet 6. All My Loving
7. Let Me Roll It 8. Peace In The Neighbourhood 9. Off The Ground 10. Can’t Buy Me Love
11. Robbie’s Bit (Thanks Chet) 12. Good Rockin’ Tonight 13. We Can Work It Out
14. I Lost My Little Girl 15. Ain’t No Sunshine 16. Hope Of Deliverance 17. Michelle
18. Biker Like An Icon 19. Here There And Everywhere 20. Yesterday 21. My Love

Disc 2 (58:29)
1. Lady Madonna 2. C’mon People 3. Magical Mystery Tour 4. Let It Be 5. Live And Let Die
6. Paperback Writer 7. Back In The U.S.S.R. 8. Penny Lane 9. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
10. Band On The Run 11. I Saw Her Standing There 12. Hey Jude

Live at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan 14th November 1993

Disc 3 (68:59)
1. Intro. 2. Drive My Car 3. Coming Up 4. Looking For Changes 5. Jet 6. All My Loving
7. Let Me Roll It 8. Peace In The Neighbourhood 9. Off The Ground 10. Can’t Buy Me Love
11. Robbie’s Bit (Thanks Chet) 12. Good Rockin’ Tonight 13. We Can Work It Out
14. I Lost My Little Girl 15. Ain’t No Sunshine 16. Hope Of Deliverance 17. Michelle
18. Biker Like An Icon 19. Here There And Everywhere 20. Yesterday 21. My Love

Disc 4 (61:57)
1. Lady Madonna 2. C’mon People 3. Magical Mystery Tour 4. Let It Be 5. Live And Let Die
6. Paperback Writer 7. Back In The U.S.S.R. 8. Penny Lane 9. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
10. Band On The Run 11. I Saw Her Standing There 12. ‘O Sole Mio 13. Hey Jude

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