Paul McCartney & Wings / Fly South Soundboard Highlights Alternate Mono Mix / 2CD

Paul McCartney & Wings / Fly South Soundboard Highlights Alternate Mono Mix / 2CD / Non Label
Live at Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia 13th November 1975.  SBD

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This is a radio broadcast of the Wings of Melbourne concert in 1975, which I mentioned in the video version, but this will be released simultaneously as a limited press CD. Australian broadcasters were recording on both television and radio (both in mono audio), not to miss the wings of the popular climax. The material broadcasted from there later traveled to Japan via the pole side, and realized the apology broadcast of the performance to Japan. Moreover, for radio broadcasts, the bootlegs were made separately in Japan and overseas because the sound quality is very good. The LP made overseas was named “FLY SOUTH” bearing the same title this time, and the Japanese-made product was “ROCK SHOW‘ 75 “by MARC label. However, in terms of sound quality, the fact that Japan was a smash hit made us feel proud.
It is this radio sound source broadcasted in Australia under the title of “PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS: IN CONCERT” at the time of ’75, but it is not “HIGHLIGHTS DOWNUNDER” released by ORANGE when it comes to the item that reminds me of it Is not it. The masterpiece which told Melbourne for 75 years with the highest sound quality by CD. However, it was inconvenient to say that two encore songs were recorded at the end of the live sound source compilation “BIG MAC’S LIVE TRACK” because the broadcast was not long enough to fit on a single disc.

This time I got a master with better sound quality than “HIGHLIGHTS DOWNUNDER”, and recently recorded the radio sound source of Melbourne ’75, which was apt to be pushed by the image, in the best condition. First of all, the sound quality itself is more natural and better, and it makes me sure that it is the upper version clearly. But that’s not all. It is the best version that has been wiped out of some of the unstable elements that were occurring in “HIGHLIGHTS ~”. The same title had a glitzy dropout on the right channel in front of “Maybe I’m Amazing”, but it’s a master with a sense of stability that doesn’t cause any problems at all. However, the second half of the live will not be included in other items, it will be released in the best state without complaints upper version that can be heard without stress in any way.
The sound of the video that was completely open and the sound quality of the directly connected sound board is also powerful, but the high-quality, well-organized sound of the radio sound source is still exceptional. While the finish is very smart throughout, the attraction of the large presence of Paul’s base. Especially from the end of the live, the buoys are ringing. In addition, echo has been added to the vocals in some songs, and although it is monaural, it is a perfect finish as a live album of Wings in 1975.

It will be that “Little Woman Love / C Moon” and “Junior’s Farm”, which were the highlights of the 75-year tour, have been omitted from the broadcast. Nevertheless, it is a very enjoyable thing to hear as it sounds different from the sound of the video. On the contrary, since the audio was also covered at the time of the television broadcast unlike the outflow version of the video, it was possible to know how good the sound source was, and at the same time, the wise measures like a broadcast station were applied. It would have been difficult to play the sound board sound directly connected to the public broadcast video.
In fact, the quality of the radio source is really great. It boasts so much clearness, so it has no problem to enjoy as a virtual live album of 75 years Wings. If it is this excellent sound quality, I will assert that it is the best live recording that can be enjoyed thoroughly even if it is not a mania. Then, just from the sound, it will be clearly transmitted the performance of the Australia-like atmosphere that is completely different from the 76-year tour. In addition, the appearance of the member who is enjoying it becomes clear again. Please enjoy high-definition video version with high degree of perfection as live video, and the best clearest sound source of this, Wings of 75 years by set by all means!

映像版の方で触れたウイングス1975年メルボルン公演のラジオ放送ですが、こちらに関しても限定プレスCDの音盤として今回は同時にリリースします。オーストラリアの放送局は人気の絶頂にあったウイングスを逃すまいと、テレビとラジオの両方から収録(どちらもモノラル音声)していました。そこから放送された素材が後にポール側を経由して日本に渡り、来日公演のお詫び放送を実現させています。しかもラジオ放送に関しては音質が非常に良いことから海外と日本でそれぞれにブートレグまで作られました。海外製LPは今回の同じタイトルを冠した「FLY SOUTH」、日本製はMARCレーベルによる「ROCK SHOW ‘75」でした。しかし音質面に関しては日本製が圧勝だったことは、我々からすると誇らしい気がします。
75年当時は「PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS : IN CONCERT」と題してオーストラリアで放送されたこのラジオ音源ですが、それを身近に思い出させてくれるアイテムと言えば、ORANGEがリリースした「HIGHLIGHTS DOWNUNDER」ではないでしょうか。CDで75年メルボルンを最高音質で聞かせてくれた名盤。とはいっても放送がディスク一枚に収まる長さでなかったことから、アンコール2曲が「BIG MAC’S LIVE TRACK」というライブ音源コンピレーションの最後に収録されたのは正直言って不便でしたが。

今回は何と「HIGHLIGHTS DOWNUNDER」よりもさらに音質の良いマスターを入手、最近は映像に押され気味だった75年メルボルンのラジオ音源を最高の状態で収録。まず音質自体がより自然でしかも抜けが良く、はっきりアッパー版であることを確信させてくれます。しかしそれだけではありません。「HIGHLIGHTS~」で生じていたいくつかの不安定要素も一切払拭されたベスト・バージョンなのです。同タイトルは「Maybe I’m Amazed」の前で右チャンネルに派手なドロップアウトが生じていましたが、そうした問題がまったく起きない安定感抜群のマスター。それでいてライブ後半が他のアイテムに収録されるようなこともなく、あらゆる意味でストレスなく聞き込める最高の状態な文句なしのアッパー版でのリリースとなります。

惜しむらくは75年ツアーの目玉だった「Little Woman Love / C Moon」と「Junior’s Farm」が放送からは省かれてしまったことでしょう。それでもなお、映像の音声とはまるで違う音の仕上がり具合は聞いていて非常に楽しめるもの。逆に映像も流出版と違ってテレビ放送時にもラジオ音声が被せられていたのだから、いかに優れた音源であるかが分かると同時に、いかにも放送局らしい賢明な措置が施されていたのですね。公共の放送ビデオにあった卓直結サウンドボード音声を流すのは厳しかったのでしょう。

Disc 1 (45:40)
1. Venus And Mars / Rock Show 2. Jet 3. Let Me Roll It 4. Maybe I’m Amazed
5. Live And Let Die 6. Bluebird 7. I’ve Just Seen A Face 8. Blackbird
9. Waltzing Matilda / Yesterday 10. You Gave Me The Answer 11. Magneto And Titanium Man 12. Go Now

Disc 2 (36:56)
1. Call Me Back Again 2. My Love 3. Listen To What The Man Said 4. Letting Go 5. Medicine Jar
6. Band On The Run 7. Hi, Hi, Hi 8. Soily

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