Paul Simon / Philadelphia 2018 / 2CDR

Paul Simon / Philadelphia 2018 / 2CDR / Uxbridge

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Live At Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA,USA 16th June 2018.

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Paul Simon who expressed his retirement from tour life. Currently, his last tour “HOMEWARD BOUND – THE FAREWELL TOUR” is being held. A superb live album that reports on the scene appears.
It is engraved in this work “Philadelphia Performance June 16, 2018”. First of all, let’s check the position of the show from the last tour’s full scope.

· May 16 – June 20: North America # 1 (21 performances) ← ★ Coco ★
· June 30 – July 8: Europe (6 shows)
· July 10th – 15th: UK (4 shows)
· September 5 – 22: North America # 2 (11 shows)

This is the schedule which has been published to date. Initially, the Hyde Park performance on July 15 was the last but later “North America # 2” was added. The Queen’s performance on September 22 is announced as the last show. Among them, Philadelphia ‘s performance of this work was a concert that was the 19th show at the end of “North America # 1”.
This work, which contains such a show, is a beautiful audience / sound as shimmering. Mr. “edtyre” who is talked about as a master of modern times was handled. He is Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, The MOODY BLUES Recordings gathered worldwide acclaim, a person who has a reputation for beautiful sound by the famous machine “Schoeps MK 41 v”. Although this work is also not a type to mistake as a sound board, the performance sound which reaches straight is overcome to detail and the core is solidly firm. The feeling which seems to have strengthened a little echo feeling more than the official live album, the performance piercing through it is extremely clear.
And above all, Paul’s singing voice. The venue dressed in slightly coloring and moist, creating a deep taste. In the up tempo, it supports the live voice vigorously, and slowly delivers a deep emotion to every corner of the venue. Again, because the sound is transparent to crystal clear, the subtleties are doubled without being hidden. In addition, warm presence is wonderful. “Wells · Fargo · Center” which became the site is a stadium accommodating about 20,000 people, a real feeling that space is boiling. There is nothing obstructing powerful playing and singing voice, but the generous acclaim given to a masterpiece of a long career is raised, and the spectacle of the large chorus which 20,000 people turn into a thick chorus corps is wonderful. This taste can never be tasted by a sound board whose core is naked. It is not a “close to line” but a sophisticated sound that pursued “beauty because it is an audience”.
“HOMEWARD BOUND – THE FAREWELL TOUR” drawn with such quality is superb. It is a comprehensive stage where solo and SIMON & GARFUNKEL were mixed as well as decorating the last. Careers beyond half a century from the debut will flash back like running lanterns. Approximately many songs have been played in recent tours, among them those that listen to ears are “Kodachrome” for the first time in five years and “Can not Run, But” for the first time in 19 years. Especially, it is the extreme thing “Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War”. Although it is a masterpiece of “HEARTS AND BONES”, this song was played on the stage since then. It is the resurrection for the first time in 34 years.

The last declared “HOMEWARD BOUND – THE FAREWELL TOUR”. In the report of the first report, the call of the representative work of the tour is also a high name recording as soon as possible. A concert concentrating more than half a century of career to about two and a half hours and 26 songs. It is a mark of beautiful that recorded the scene by modern masterpiece with arm. Please, please enjoy it carefully and carefully.

ツアー人生からの引退を表明したポール・サイモン。現在、彼のラスト・ツアーとなる“HOMEWARD BOUND – THE FAREWELL TOUR”が行われています。その現場をレポートする極上ライヴアルバムが登場です。


そんなショウを収めた本作は、キラめくように美しいオーディエンス・サウンド。手がけたのは現代の名手として話題の「edtyre」氏。彼はポール・マッカートニーやロジャー・ウォーターズ、THE MOODY BLUESの録音が世界的に絶賛を集めた人物で、名機「Schoeps MK41v」による美音に定評のある人物。本作もサウンドボードと間違えるタイプではないのですが、真っ直ぐに届く演奏音はディテールまで克明で、芯もしっかりと逞しい。公式ライヴアルバムよりも少しエコー感を強めたような感覚で、その中を貫く演奏は極めてクリアなのです。
そんなクオリティで描かれる“HOMEWARD BOUND – THE FAREWELL TOUR”こそが素晴らしい。最後を飾るだけあってソロもSIMON & GARFUNKELも交えた集大成的なステージ。デビューから半世紀を超えるキャリアが走馬燈のようにフラッシュバックしていくのです。おおよそは近年のツアーで演奏されてきた曲が多いのですが、その中で耳を惹くのは、5年ぶりの「Kodachrome」や19年ぶりとなる「Can’t Run, But」。特に極めつけなのが「Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War」。『HEARTS AND BONES』の名曲ですが、この曲がステージで演奏されたのは当時以来。実に34年ぶりとなる復活なのです。

最後を宣言した“HOMEWARD BOUND – THE FAREWELL TOUR”。その第一報レポートにして、早くもツアー代表作の呼び声も高い名録音です。半世紀を超えるキャリアを約2時間半・26曲に濃縮したコンサート。その現場を現代の名手が腕によりをかけて記録した美音の銘品です。どうぞ、じっくりと心ゆくままご堪能ください。

Disc 1(71:26)
1. America 2. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover 3. The Boy in the Bubble 4. Dazzling Blue
5. That Was Your Mother 6. Rewrite 7. Mother and Child Reunion
8. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard 9. Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War
10. Can’t Run But 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water 12. Wristband 13. Spirit Voices

Disc 2(74:32)
1. The Obvious Child 2. Questions for the Angels 3. The Cool, Cool River
4. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes 5. You Can Call Me Al
6. Graceland 7. Still Crazy After All These Years 8. Late in the Evening
9. Homeward Bound 10. Kodachrome 11. The Boxer 12. American Tune 13. The Sound of Silence

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