Paul McCartney / Tokyo Dome 1990 1st Night / 2CD+1Bonus DVDR

Paul McCartney / Tokyo Dome 1990 1st Night / 2CD+1Bonus DVDR / Non label
Live at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan 3rd March 1990 plus Bonus DVDR “Japan 1990 Various TV Reports” Remaster & Upgrade


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It was March 3 that Paul McCartney’s first performance in Japan was exceptionally delayed in discovering good sound sources and introducing items. The CD-R “IT’S GREAT TO BE BACK” was released from the nostalgic MASTERPORT label for the excavation audience album that finally appeared in the 21st century and more than 10 years later. It was highly praised by enthusiasts as it was the finest audience on the first day of their first performance in Japan, which was finally unearthed, and it was also highly acclaimed in specialized magazines at the time. In terms of concert sound, the reason why it was so popular at that time was that it captured the sound image so clear and on at Tokyo Dome.
Despite this, however, there are some parts where this sound source is periodically muffled, and in that sense it is suitable for CD-R, but it was not actually released on the press disc. It was realized at the time of the release of “TOKYO DOME 1990”, which was a coupling with another reissue of the masterpiece “2ND NIGHT AT THE DOME” released on the press CD. Now, ten years have passed since the release of “IT’S GREAT TO BE BACK”, and technology has made it possible to mitigate the change in sound quality of the sound source.

However, “TOKYO DOME 1990” was discontinued in the old days. If that’s the case, then it’s no wonder that maniacs have requested reoccurrence, but since its release, time has passed and more technology is being developed. Therefore, this time, the first single release for the first visit to Tokyo Dome will be realized for the first time.
▽ Of course, we paid close attention to this release as well, and that difference in sound quality. From the remastering work, it was verified that “Is there a difference in sound quality between the A side and B side of the cassette?” It seems that the sound quality of the B side has deteriorated due to aging. Or, when recording with two cassettes, the second tape deteriorated over time, and the corresponding part deteriorated. In addition, crackling noise is also generated in the part where the sound changes, which is also a sign of deterioration.
The changes in sound quality and noise that occurred there were alleviated more than the last time, and the pitch error that is typical of cassette recording is precisely adjusted. Anyway, the sound image is amazingly close to the whole, and it is a sound source with excellent features, so this treatment guarantees a finish and upper feeling that is even easier to hear than the “TOKYO DOME 1990” version.

Even so, the sound of this recording is really close and easy to hear. Not only that, but it’s amazing that you can hear Paul’s bass line. In 1990, it was difficult to capture such a force with audience recording using DAT. That is the greatest merit of analog recording using a cassette. Since the release of the CD-R “IT’S GREAT TO BE BACK”, it has been well-established for its ease of hearing and warm texture, but it has the feeling that it has been further refined by this remaster.
This is the first day of Tokyo Dome that you can enjoy with this superb sound quality. Is this the biggest performance of Paul at your first visit to Japan? It seems that his hustling is so remarkable. It was also the first day of the performance that came to Japan, which was the third time for Paul to be honest. In addition, the schedule was reassembled one month after coming to Japan. Just twists and turns. In such a situation, Paul could not hustle on the first day when he finally realized it.
In addition to that, Paul’s voice is also outstanding, and of course it is the first day of the tour. But more than that, it’s probably because two weeks had passed since the February short-term US tour, which was the cause of the usual schedule change (Poll worsened the cold during the tour). The closeness of the sounds makes it feel like it’s doing well, but it’s definitely this day that I’ve been singing so far in my first performance in Japan.
This time, the closed circuit March 9th video will be released at the same time, but when you compare it around “Got To Get You Into My Life” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” where hard shout is required, The difference is obvious. It is clear that Paul himself was challenging the stage while feeling the off-effects seriously, and with the fact that it was finally realized in Japan, he is singing and talking with happiness. On that point, the 9th was more professional, or, of course, was conscious of live broadcasting. It would be interesting to hear how the behavior on this stage is clearly different. If you listen to this remaster again, you may be able to feel the great performance of the day even more. Carefully take the best tour first day with such a best version.

ポール・マッカートニーの初来日公演の中では例外的に良質音源の発掘やアイテムの登場が遅れていたのが3月3日。21世紀を迎え、なおかつ10年以上の歳月が経過したところでようやく登場してくれた発掘オーディエンス・アルバムが懐かしのMASTERPORTレーベルからリリースされたCD-R「IT’S GREAT TO BE BACK」でした。それは遂に発掘された初来日公演初日の極上オーディエンスということでマニアの間で高い評価を得て、また当時の専門誌でも絶賛されたもの。コンサート音響という点ではまだまだ当時の東京ドームにおいて、これほどまでにクリアーでオンな音像で捉えてくれたことが人気の理由でした。
とはいえこの音源、周期的に音がこもってしまう箇所があり、それがある意味ではCD-R向きだといえ、実際にプレスのディスクでリリースされることもなかったのです。それが実現したのは、これまた名音源を、こちらはプレスCDにてリリースした名作「2ND NIGHT AT THE DOME」の再発とのカップリングだった「TOKYO DOME 1990」のリリース時。今度は「IT’S GREAT TO BE BACK」のリリースから10年が経過し、テクノロジーが同音源の音質の変化を緩和させることを可能にしてくれたのです。

ところが「TOKYO DOME 1990」もとっくの昔に廃盤。となればマニアから再発のリクエストが寄せられていたのも当然な訳ですが、それのリリースからも時間が経過し、さらにテクノロジーが発達している。そこで今回は初来日東京ドーム初日だけの単体リリースが初めて実現するのです。
そこで生じていた音質の変化やノイズを前回以上に緩和させ、なおかつカセット録音にありがちなピッチの狂いも緻密にアジャスト。とにかく全体を通して驚くほど音像が近く、素性の優れた音源ですので、今回のトリートメントによって「TOKYO DOME 1990」バージョンよりもさらに聞きやすくなった仕上がりやアッパー感を保証します。

それにしてもこの録音は本当に音が近くて聞きやすい。それだけでなくポールのベースラインまでしっかり聞き取れてしまうのが凄いではありませんか。1990年当時であれば、DATを使ったオーディエンス録音でこうした迫力を捉えるのは難しかった。そこがカセットを使ったアナログ録音最大のメリットというもの。CD-R「IT’S GREAT TO BE BACK」のリリース時から、その聞きやすさやウォーミーな質感には定評がありましたが、今回のリマスターによって一段と磨き上げられた感があります。
今回は同時にクローズド・サーキットの3月9日映像がリリースされますが、ハードなシャウトが要求される「Got To Get You Into My Life」や「Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band」辺りで聞き比べるとその差は歴然。ポール自身もオフの効用をまじまじと実感しながらステージに挑んでいたことは明らかで、それがようやく実現できた日本でのステージということも相まって、本当に楽しそうに歌ったり話したりしている。その点9日の方はもっとプロっぽいというか、当然ながら生中継を意識していた。このステージ上の振る舞いが明らかに違う様子を聞き比べるのも面白いでしょう。今回のリマスターで改めて聞いてみると、より一層この日の名演ぶりを痛感させられるのでは。そんなベストバージョンにて最高のツアー初日をじっくりと。


Disc 1 (73:47)
01. Figure Of Eight
02. Jet
03. Got To Get You Into My Life
04. Rough Ride 5. Band On The Run
06. We Got Married
07. Let ‘Em In
08. The Long And Winding Road
09. The Fool On The Hill
10. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
11. Good Day Sunshine
12. Can’t Buy Me Love
13. Put It There
14. Things We Said Today
15. Eleanor Rigby
16. This One

Disc 2 (53:43)
01. My Brave Face
02. Back In The U.S.S.R.
03. I Saw Her Standing There
04. Coming Up
05. Let It Be
06. Ain’t That A Shame
07. Live And Let Die
08. Hey Jud
09. Yesterday
10. Get Back
11. Golden Slumbers
12. Carry That Weight
13. The End


Paul McCartney / Japan 1990 Various TV Reports / 1DVDR / Non Label
TV Programme Compilation from 28th February to 9th March 1990

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1990’s Paul realized the performance in Japan since the Beatles. The main press 2CD is a live album that permanently preserves the first day show, which changed the history of Western music for 24 years. As a bonus to celebrate the birth of such a new name board, we have prepared a superb image collection that gives a sense of the era of Paul’s visit to Japan.
In this work, there are many TV programs that were being broadcast by the terrestrialists at the time. This is a professional shot collection that collects 18 kinds of featured corners for 64 minutes by reporting Paul’s arrival in Japan. Among the 18 kinds, there is a little news of Hong about 1 minute, exclusive coverage, interviews and gutsuri contact reports. This work is roughly arranged in chronological order and organized into four sections. Let’s introduce each one immediately.

[February 28, 1990: Narita Airport Arrival Report (10 types, about 20 minutes)] First to appear is the first report of Japan in the 21st century. It contains 10 types of bulletin corners (4 types of news programs on the night of the day / 6 types of wide shows the next morning) to inform Paul of arrival at Narita Airport. Each one is short only for breaking news, but what is amazing is the quality. Of course there are 18 kinds, so there are some quality differences, but all are edited from the finest masters recorded by domestic recording mania. While it has analog image quality, it has a dazzling screen without dubbing marks or tracking noise, which is beautiful for the modern digital eyes.
And, the special sense of the era drawn with that quality. The sight of the airport where 1000 fans panicked is also intense, and the commentator was excited just by “Paul passed customs!”, and many reports related to the departure of Stones. “February 1990,” when western music rock became the center of Japan, popped out in each corner. Moreover, the news of Chinese orphans remaining in the intervening period, the arrest of Mr. Hoki Deok, the mixed telephone number of Tokyo with 9 digits and 10 digits, and 1 dollar is 148.52 yen. ……. You can jump over 30 years at a stretch.

[March 1, 1990: Live press conference (1 type, approximately 13 minutes)] Next, one of the highlights of this work. This news program features a press conference held on March 1st, the day after arrival. In the evening news of a private broadcasting station, we are broadcasting “Matchbox” and a press conference that was performed before the concert.
The point here is a “live broadcast” feeling. Actually, there is another guest in the studio: Bella Chaslavska, but during the greeting, when Paul’s performance (MZA Ariake on the stage) is about to begin, “Thank you. Everyone, screen. Please see. Paul came out…” Mr. Yu Ando, ​​a program caster, also seems to be a Paul fan, and his tone is excited, and he feels a little distracted when transmitting other news. Even after a press conference, the commercials did not start easily, but when I returned to the program, it had already begun, and the questions about the Beatles reunion were exhausted… Just raw. The atmosphere of the archipelago is “Mr. Paul is in Japan for the first time in 24 years”.

[March 3-8, 1990: Concert Report (5 types, 12 minutes)] The third section is the live concert performance report. There are two types of programs that convey the performance on the first day (March 3 and press conference) and two types of programs on the second day (March 5). In addition, there are 5 types of programs that feature backstage anecdotes on the 3rd day: 1 type.
The points here are various entertainers in addition to the valuable “Figure Of Eight” and “Put It There” professional shots. There is no comment, but Mr. Ma*shi Tashiro was in the studio, and Mr. Rashimoto said, “You can understand Paul’s music.” “I was surprised at the press conference and everyone was surprised at it,” he said (though, as mentioned above, the live was not a surprise). In addition, Pico Izumi and Nori P, Yu Ando, ​​Shige Mizutani, and Toko Matsushima who also saw the Beatles in the Tokyo Dome site report also appeared. Somehow only women, but each tells their feelings for Paul.

[March 7+9, 1990: Close coverage (2 types, approx. 20 minutes)] The last section is another highlight. Actress: A close contact report by Tomo Fuji. Fujio is also known as a big fan of Paul and seems to have stayed at the same hotel as Paul (two weeks before arrival) in a completely private place. This is an exclusive interview by her, but this is already a masterpiece. He was completely fan-minded, crying when the car window was spoken to by the other person, and when he met, he was nervous, soaring, and choking. As expected, there is only an actress and he does a professional job firmly in the interview, but there is no so-called whiteness that seems to be so-called Geno’s human intention “This is the hand Paul shook hands” “I am happy, I am now … …” The seriousness of the fans came to me so painfully that I was really smiling.
Finally, a news program telling that the couple participated in a tree-planting event at an elementary school in Tokyo. Yu Ando, ​​who appeared three times, asked elementary school students, “Do you know Paul McCartney?”, and in the field report, Paul also dances with elementary school students around a folded paper crane. This is a video that shows a lot of Japanese shasha, which was also news.

Above, a total of 18 kinds, 64 minutes of TV pro shot collection. Assuming that the masterpiece live album, the main press 2CD, is a record of the concert scene, this work is a vacuum-packed version of “Japan in 1990”. Many of the images are familiar with gifts and bonuses, but when you watch them all together in this way, the “scent of 30 years ago” is drifting deeply. Please inhale “Spring of 1990” with your heart’s content.




ここでのポイントは貴重な「Figure Of Eight」「Put It There」のプロショットに加え、さまざまな芸能人たち。コメントはありませんが田代ま○し氏がスタジオにいて、梨元○氏が「(ポールの音楽は)ヤングの方でも分かる」と触れ、局アナ時代の有賀さ○きさんは「なかなかシンプルで良かった」「記者会見でいきなりライヴは意外でみんな驚いた」とすっとぼける(前述の生中継の通り、ライヴはサプライズではなかったのですが)。さらに、東京ドームの現場レポートでもビートルズを観たという泉ピ○子さんやのりPさん、安藤優○さん、水谷○重さん、松島ト○子さんも登場。どういうわけか女性ばかりですが、それぞれにポールへの思いを語るのです。



[ARRIVAL AT AIRPORT] Arrived at Narita Airport on 28th February 1990

28th February 1990

1. FNN Super Time
2. KTV News Flash
3. Sports Today
4. News Station

1st March 1990
5. Talk Shower
6. Yajiuma Wide
7. Yajiuma Shimbun (a part of Yajiuma Wide)
8. Ohayo! Nice Day
9. Catch
10. Time:3

MZA Ariake, Tokyo 1st March 1990

11. Introduction
12. Matchbox
13. News
14. Press Conference Intro
15. CM
16. Press Conference

[VARIOUS REPORTS] Midnight 3rd March 1990

FNN Date Line
17. Figure Of Eight/Put It There (Tokyo Dome 3rd March 1990)

All Night Fuji
18. Matchbox/Press Conference (MZA Ariake 1st March 1990)
19. TV Studio 女性司会者「初日公演に行った」「あなた行ったの?(誰と?)」

5th March 1990
Concert Report : Tokyo Dome 3rd March 1990

20. Yajiuma Wide
21. Ohayo! Nice Day feat. Figure Of Eight

8th March 1990

22. Yajiuma Wide

[OHAYO! NICE DAY] Ohayo! Nice Day
Interview with Paul McCartney on 7th March 1990

23. Introduction
24. On the way to Tokyo Dome
25. Interview with Paul McCartney
26. Figure Of Eight (Live)
27. Aftershow
28. TV Studio

9th March 1990

FNN Super Time
29. Tree-Planting Ceremony at elementary school in Tokyo




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