Pink Floyd / Hamilton 1975 / 2CD

Pink Floyd / Hamilton 1975 / 2CD / Sigma

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Live at Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton, ON. Canada 28th June 1975

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The ultimate sound source of Pink Floyd waiting in 1975 will be converted to Hatsune from Sigma finally this weekend!

Speaking of Floyd in 75 years, people who know it is a name sound source · name recording year. Boston performance on June 18, 1955 (recording by famous Steve Hopkins) on just the famous place, Seattle performance on April 10 (※ team recording by Mr. famous taper JEMS), and on April 26 Excellent sound sources are completely missing such as LA performances (name recording by Mike · Millard ※). And another one, rather than arranging the shoulders of … · · · The performance day where the recording of the 75th best of the best surpassing the recordings of these masterpieces is left is June 28th 1975 Canada, which was the final performance of the Floyd 75 year North American tour, is a live performance at Hamilton’s Iver Wynn Stadium.

A live recording at this Canadian Football Stadium that once existed is a sound source whose existence is known as an extremely high-quality stereo AUD recording of angry waves that can even even sound boards. In the past, “HAMILTON ’75 (Sirene-082) “Or” STEEL BREEZE (gift board) “, but let’s get started with organizing the features of each of these pre-launch boards.

【HAMILTON ’75】 (Sirene-082 / released in October 2005)

· The master sound source used for sound formation was the thing owned by the Jimi · Hendrix sound source collector living in the local Canadian province where this stadium was located (※ probably 1st Gen), the title that completely recorded the whole of this day for the first time in history .

· There were only incomplete ones that had been circulated on other labels before, so that any of them was packed in 2 CDs and edited and cut violently the original source. However, this title is the first three-sheet composition that made it possible to listen to the flow of the show seamlessly by recording the first part of the show on the disc 1, the second part on the disc 2 and the encore on the disc 3 with the recording source uncut was.

· Master sound source uncut · It is proud of the longest recording time because of unprocessed original sound, especially the state of the scene which continues for a while after the “Echoes” performance (the conversation such as “Any comments, JIM?” By recording mates? I can only listen on the Sirene board.

· There is a cut in 4 minutes 00 seconds just “Shine On You … Part 6-9” which corresponds to a tape change. Moreover, the tone color changed at the 13th second of “Us And Them”, the pitch problem due to the original tape deterioration at “Eclipse”, etc. Although the sound quality was the best and the longest recording board, the defects existed as it was.

【STEEL BREEZE】 (Gift card / released in April 2013)

· A remastered collection of “Steel Breeze (HRV CDR 013)” released from the fan president label Harvested Records.

· This source itself is the same as “HAMILTON ’75 (Sirene-082)”, but this Harvested source is almost certainly thought to be its original base Master tape original sound (※ or its digital · clone), vivid sound quality There was an upper feeling.

· Removed slightly remaining noise in the original sound carefully, it corrects pitch which was slightly lower, and performs re-mastering to eliminate discomfort on hearing as much as possible.

· Perfectly compensated cuts that existed at 4 minutes 00 seconds of “Shine On You … Part 6-9” of “HAMILTON ’75”. If we do not point out that this is the case, perfect finish which is absolutely unknown at first is realized. Also, the pitch problem due to analog degradation that occurred slightly at the 13th second of “Us And Them”, “Eclipse”, is not here due to the difference between genes and the tape used.

· “HAMILTON ’75” is recorded in the opposite channel left and right. Probably the source is most definitely master-direct, this phase is probably the original figure, and the source of “HAMILTON ’75” is that when this original sound passed to the hands of a sound collector living in Canada, the source of that dubbing There is a possibility that the wiring was connected L and R in reverse.


· · · There was such a difference in each of the pre-launch boards roughly, but the latest work of this time will appear there. Actually this Hamilton performance, although it was such a name recording, Sigma board title did not exist. Of course, there were many times that the press formulation was considered, but it is nice that Floyd appears something every month as an excavation sound source emerges sometimes or a tremendous sound source is brought directly into this label, so that time In conclusion, these standard sources have been postponed, as a result. Actually, when the Harvested sauce of Hamilton in this 75 years was released, at the same time the release plan was changed due to the phenomenal 72 years Kyoto sound source “KYOTO 1972 (Sigma 92)” came out, gifts for the time being It was about the history that “STEEL BREEZE” appeared as a board.

However, its hard acid is also this week. This 75-year Hamilton in Sicma’s first harmonious tone appearance this weekend reviews its “STEEL BREEZE” from scratch, and Harvested source again gives a strict and careful restoration so as not to lower the value of the original sound, an outstanding original sound suitable for the Sigma brand It will appear as the ultimate 75-year Hamilton who revived with the waveform sound. “STEEL BREEZE”
It is the track allocation which divides disc 1 and 2 greatly from the beginning, but since “STEEL BREEZE” is a gift board of purchase privilege in the first place, it is not translated by anyone and has not experienced that sound yet = 2005 There are also many cases where the sound image is stopped by the sound image of “HAMILTON ’75 (Sirene – 082)”. So let’s review the changes from “STEEL BREEZE” over and over again in the meaning of reconfirming the awfulness of this sauce.

First of all, at the beginning “Raving And Drooling” comes out from the beginning, its brush-up feeling is felt, and the loud and magnificent musical vocabulary comes out with precision sharpened. This will be a shock to those who stop on the Sirene board sound image. Immediately after the end of the performance, Roger will check out the phrase “Wish You Were Here” with a more lively scene, so it’s essential to check it. “You Gotta Be Crazy” has a remarkable improvement in the output of the ensemble, especially as the drum’s graininess has been improved, it makes it easier to grasp the dynamism of the rhythm and the sense of driving. This is remarkable especially when inserting a phrase with a hook, but the guitar is high in precision that the movement of Gilmore’s finger can be seen in front of him, and the depiction that the Harvested source original sounded It is going to be overwhelmed by force again. “Shine On You … Part 1-5” also has a superb transparency and depth. This is probably the ultimate for the resolution of the midrange and the power of the bass range that has been remastered. It is only this latest work that comes out with such clarity with the sensual sound and sound work developed by Sax in the second half.

Since the disc 1 includes halfway through the complete reproduction of the dark side, the second part begins as it is, but even more amazing finish will continue in the future. For example, the reverberation of “Time” also increased depth and stereoscopy, and the outline of the guitar and the depth of the edge also reached the ultimate level this time. Even if there was an official live board of 75 years, the clarity and vividness so far will not be equipped first. On the other hand, in “STEEL BREEZE”, I changed my disc with “Breathe (Reprise)”, but this work expanded the part first and included “The Great Gig In The Sky” in this disc. It is changed to the specification that the disc 1 ends at the position where the flow break caused by the 2-piece set is the minimum at the end after the start of the next “Money” starting wrapped in the tone of the piano is the disc end .

That “Money” is a fade in from the end of “The Great Gig In The Sky”. There is no lack of sound from disc 1 because it was recorded about 1 minute before the start of the performance and the middle bass stretched by guitar solo also has a pale bass sound behind the Sirene board as well as “STEEL BREEZE” Please be noted that we will come out with breathtaking amplitude above. “Any color You Like” has made the tone of the growing synthesizer even brighter. The clarity of musical dialogue by guitar and women’s guide / vocal is also increasingly clear. “Echoes” is not only the instantaneous power of the newly refreshed sound but also the penetrating power of the sound which stretches like a stuff is a big difference. In addition, the final flight scene, the moment the fireworks rise, or the moment when the smoke vigorously emerges where the guitar turns into an opening string and releases a dazzling melody “Pushu !!” sound (※ 18 minutes 55 – 56 seconds) Although it can be confirmed, this also appears with a really lively site sound like experiencing it in front of you.

· · · · 75 year old Hamilton first appearance of the Sigma board with ultra · ultra · high quality sound stereo AUD recording surpassing many 75-year name recordings. Since it is a name sound source finally appearing beyond the catalog number 200 series, this label etc. should not be issued such as those not meeting that expectation. By all means take this opportunity to get this work, I want to see the swelling of this sound arrived at the Sigma board finally through the gift board. I want to grab the expansion of this melodious melody. If you touch it with this exquisite stereo AUD sound, you will surely think that you have not noticed half the musical propulsive power that Floyd had been releasing this day. It finally appeared at last, this is the vertex board of 75 years Hamilton gets groaned with Sigma !!!


75年のフロイドと言えば、知る人ぞ知る名音源・名録音の当たり年。有名なところだけでも同75年6月18日のボストン公演(※ 名手スティーブ・ホプキンスによる録音)、4月10日のシアトル公演(※ 有名テーパーJEMS氏達によるチーム録音)、そして4月26日のL.A公演(※ かのマイク・ミラードによる名録音)といったズバ抜けて優れた音源が揃っています。そしてもうひとつ、これらに肩を並べる・・・というよりは、これら名手らの録音をも完全に凌駕する75年ベスト・オブ・ベストの録音が残されている公演日が1975年6月28日、フロイド75年北米ツアーの最終公演となったカナダはハミルトンのアイヴァー・ウィン・スタジアムで行われたライブです。

かつて存在したこのカナディアン・フットボール競技場での実況録音はサウンドボードすらも突きける怒涛の超高音質ステレオAUD録音としてその存在が知られている音源で、過去に『HAMILTON ’75 (Sirene-082)』や『STEEL BREEZE (ギフト盤)』といったタイトルで知られていた訳ですが、まずはそれら各既発盤の特徴を整理するところから始めましょう。

【HAMILTON ’75】(Sirene-082 / 2005年10月リリース)

・ 音盤化に使用したマスター音源は、このスタジアムがあった現地カナダ在住のジミ・ヘンドリックス音源収集家が所有していたもの(※ 恐らく1st Gen)で、この日の全容を史上初めて完全収録したタイトル。

・ これ以前に他レーベルで流通していた既発盤は、どれも2CDに詰め込むために元ソースを激しく編集・カットした不完全なものしか存在しなかった。しかしこのタイトルは録音ソースをノーカットのままディスク1にショウ第1部、ディスク2に第2部、ディスク3にアンコールを収録して、ショウの流れをシームレスで聴ける様にした初の3枚組構成だった。

・ またマスター音源ノーカット・原音未加工ゆえに最長の収録時間を誇り、特に「Echoes」終演後に暫く続く現場の様子(※ 録音仲間?達による” Any comments, JIM ? “といった会話)は、現在もこのSirene盤でしか聴けない。

・ テープチェンジにあたる「Shine On You…Part 6-9」の4分00秒ジャストにカットがある。また「Us And Them」の13秒目で音色が変化したり、「Eclipse」で元テープ劣化によるピッチ問題を抱えるなど、音質極上・最長収録盤ながらも欠点はそれなりに存在していた。

【STEEL BREEZE】(ギフト盤 / 2013年4月リリース)

・ ファン主宰レーベルHarvested Recordsから公開された「Steel Breeze (HRV CDR 013)」をリマスター収録したもの。

・ このソース自体は『HAMILTON ’75 (Sirene-082)』と同一だが、このHarvestedソースはほぼ間違いなくその大元であるマスターテープ原音(※ もしくはそのデジタル・クローン)と思われ、音質に鮮烈なアッパー感があった。

・ その原音に僅かに残っていたノイズを丁寧に取り除き、やや低めだったピッチを補正して聴感上の違和感を可能な限り無くすリマスターを施している。

・ 『HAMILTON ’75』の「Shine On You…Part 6-9」の4分00秒に存在したカットをパーフェクトに補填。ここがそうだと指摘しなければまず絶対に分からない完璧な仕上がりが実現している。また「Us And Them」の13秒目で若干変わった音色、「Eclipse」で発生していたアナログ劣化によるピッチ問題も、ジェネの差と使用テープの違いからここには全く無い。

・ 『HAMILTON ’75』とは左右チャンネルが逆に収録されている。使用ソースがほぼ間違いなくマスター・ダイレクトなだけに恐らくこの位相が本来の姿で、『HAMILTON ’75』使用のソースはこの原音がカナダ在住の音源収集家の手に渡った際、そのダビング時の配線がL・R逆に繋がれていた可能性がある。


・・・と、各既発盤にはざっとこうした違いがあった訳ですが、そこに登場するのが今回の最新作。実はこのハミルトン公演、これほどの名録音でありながらもSigma盤タイトルが存在していなかったのです。もちろんプレス化が検討されたことは以前から何度もありましたが、嬉しい事にフロイドは毎月何かと発掘音源が登場したり、時には当レーベルにとてつもない音源が直接持ち込まれたりしますのでその検証に時間を割かねばならず、結果的にこうした定番ソースは先送りにされ続けてきたのでした。実はこの75年ハミルトンのHarvestedソースが公開された時も同時期に『KYOTO 1972 (Sigma 92)』という驚異的な72年の京都音源が出て来た事でリリース計画が変更になり、ひとまずギフト盤として『STEEL BREEZE』が登場したという経緯があったほどです。

しかしその辛酸も今週まで。今週末に登場するこのSigma初音盤化の75年ハミルトンはその『STEEL BREEZE』をゼロから見直し、Harvestedソース原音の価値を下げないよう改めて厳密で丁寧なレストアを施し、Sigmaブランドに相応しい抜群の原音波形サウンドで甦らせた究極の75年ハミルトンとして登場します。『STEEL BREEZE』
から大きく変わっているのはディスク1と2を分けるトラック配分ですが、そもそも『STEEL BREEZE』は購入特典のギフト盤ですので誰もが手に出来た訳ではなく、未だそのサウンドを体験されていない=2005年『HAMILTON ’75 (Sirene-082)』の音像でサウンド・イメージが止まっている方が多い可能性もあります。そこでこのソースの凄まじさを再確認する意味でも改めてその聴きどころと、『STEEL BREEZE』からの変更点を駆け足ディスクレビューしておきましょう。

まず冒頭「Raving And Drooling」は出だしからそのブラッシュアップ感が漲り、ラウドで格調高い音楽的語彙が研ぎ澄まされた精度で出てきます。これはSirene盤のサウンド・イメージで止まっている方には衝撃でしょう。演奏終了直後にロジャーが「Wish You Were Here」のフレーズを軽く爪弾くシーンも、より生々しい音で出ているので要チェックです。「You Gotta Be Crazy」はアンサンブルの出力向上感が目覚しく、特にドラムの粒立ちが良くなった事でリズムの躍動感とドライヴ感が更に掴み易くなりました。ギターも、特にフックのあるフレーズを入れる時などにこれは顕著ですが、ギルモアの指の動きが目の前で見える様な精度の高さが出ており、Harvestedソース原音が宿していた描写力に改めて圧倒される筈です。「Shine On You…Part 1-5」も透明感と奥行きが極まりました。再リマスター調整した中音域の解像度と低音域の威力はこれが恐らく究極でしょう。後半でサックスが絡んで展開する官能的な響きと音の営みも、これほどの明瞭さで出てくるのはこの最新作だけです。

ディスク1はダークサイド完全再現の途中まで含みますのでそのまま第2部が始まりますが、この先も更に驚異的な仕上がりが続出します。例えば「Time」の残響も奥行きと立体感が増し、ギターの輪郭とエッジの深さも今回究極レベルに達しました。仮に75年の公式ライブ盤が存在していたとしても、ここまでの明瞭感と鮮烈さはまず備えていないでしょう。一方『STEEL BREEZE』では「Breathe (Reprise)」でディスク・チェンジしていましたが、本作はその箇所を先に伸ばして「The Great Gig In The Sky」まで本ディスクに含めました。ピアノの音色に包まれながら出る次の「Money」スタート後をディスク・エンドとし、2枚組にした事で生じる流れの切れ目が最も最小限になる位置でディスク1が終わる仕様に変更しています。

その「Money」は「The Great Gig In The Sky」終曲手前からフェイド・イン。演奏開始の約1分前からの収録とした事でディスク1からの音の欠落も無く、ギター・ソロによって引き伸ばされた中間部も背後にある淡いベース音がSirene盤は勿論、『STEEL BREEZE』以上に息を呑む振幅で出てきますので是非御注目下さい。「Any Colour You Like」は伸びるシンセサイザーの音色が一層鮮やかになりました。ギターと女性のガイド・ボーカルによる音楽的対話も明瞭さがグッと増しています。「Echoes」は一新された強い音の瞬発力だけでなく、沁み込む様に伸びる響きの浸透力こそが大きな違いです。また終盤の飛翔シーン、すなわちギターが開放弦になって眩しい旋律を放つところでは花火が打ち上がる瞬間・もしくはスモークが勢い良く出る瞬間の「プシュッ!!」という音(※ 18分55 – 56秒)が確認出来ますが、これも目の前でそれを体験する様な実に生々しい現場音で現われるのです。


Disc 1 (78:30)
1. Raving And Drooling 2. You Gotta Be Crazy 3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond Part 1-5
4. Have A Cigar 5. Shine On You Crazy Diamond Part 6-9

The Dark Side Of The Moon
6. Speak To Me 7. Breathe 8. On the Run 9. Time 10. Breathe (Reprise) 11. The Great Gig In The Sky

Disc 2 (57:32)
1. Money 2. Us And Them 3. Any Colour You Like 4. Brain Damage 5. Eclipse
6. Soundcheck 7. Echoes

Sigma 208

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