Queen / Glasgow 1973 / 1CD

Queen / Glasgow 1973 / 1CD / Wardour

Translated Text:
Live At Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK 23rd November 1973


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The impact of historical tape appeared. This work is the audience album QUEEN that contains the “November 23, 1973 Glasgow performances”. And produced the “QUEEN II” in August, and start a UK tour as opening act of Mott the Hoople after the two months. The 11 is the record of the very early QUEEN falls first performances.
This recording, even known yet not exist until now, those suddenly appeared on the net in recent years. Speaking after all the “1973”, did not have at most four-5 also known until now. while a band of researchers and collectors are everywhere around the world, it is the sound source was not found in more than 40 years of research came out and pop, but it does not know the impact barrel and scale.
In women taper of this work was recorded, actually Mott the Hoople fan of. At that time, but seems to carry the foot to the venue to mercenary Fupuru, where it was the eyes, enthusiastic and audience seeking QUEEN become rookie band. While I think “hell, I’m someone that?”, It seems to have turned the tape. Did not push even pause to mind the remaining tape, “Father To Son” is missing beginning in “Ogre Battle”, “Son And Daughter” that should have been played on the day are not recorded. The sound a little at cracking slightly, “musical work” than “historical records” and to be one call. Writing term might come to mind is the type such as “Find music from the noise,” but this is not the case. Come hear from this work, only the tone of almost all bands. Even cracking feeling during recording, tape According and running uneven, aging is absolutely no, the band is also very close. That said sound that can not be acclaimed and would listen to audio basis, rather than a kind, such as forcing the patience, music and performance, of course, also passion that has been put in there I comes through plenty.
Such valuable precious of master had been recorded, hot hot and blazing like QUEEN. In fact, this day, but I hit the last day of the 9th consecutive performances, throat Freddie was at that time still a 27-year-old is tireless. I will continue to pull Guigui the awards in intense Vaud Cali THEY tion. Valuable “Hangman” is also great, but the tension is gradually getting up to go in accordance with the second half, makes resound phantasmagoric Zessho In “Liar”.
Amazing also enthusiastic audience that was fueled by the enthusiastic performance. Although the production is finished, because “QUEEN II” is being released is the March of next 1974 years, the audience does not know all the songs. Nevertheless, “Father To Son” and “Ogre Battle” from tremendous great response. Well there is that great cheer is covered in such as radio broadcasting, but is at the same the rush of raw cheers of about the same. After this, “QUEEN II” will be a big hit Wimbledon 5, but the symptom is already swirling. This After only of hot air was before, taper was a fan of Mott the Hoople is not wonder want and press the record button ….

Or very the initial QUEEN had any live, Did not feel what the audience of home country to stare at it. As it is no more It is one that comes out to Real. Indeed, it is the album that hard to say that for beginners is to sound manner. Avid enthusiast, to the people of QUEEN researcher, I would like you to listen by all means. Jump out at the end of the last, the preciousness of blues cover “I’m A Man” and I think of being even remember dizziness.
However, please do not misunderstood. If you write a “mania, … towards the expert”, but is it dull impression just like documents article is not the case. Those of mania, the direction of researchers, deeper and deeper so much, is loves the QUEEN. QUEEN you have stuck in this work, usually ignited the hearts of calm researcher, are you full of heat that would pull the fist to grip Max. Speaking this in reverse, if you listen to this work, if became hot nor helpless, is that you have the same passion and mania and researcher.
In historical valuable excavation, historical album containment a hot hot flare up very early QUEEN on a single press CD. This weekend, and will deliver to your original beyond the ’42 of space-time.

衝撃のヒストリカル・テープが現れました。本作は、「1973年11月23日グラスゴウ公演」を収めたQUEENのオーディエンス・アルバムです。8月に「QUEEN II」を制作し、その2ヶ月後にモット・ザ・フープルの前座としてUKツアーを開始。その11公演目にあたる極初期QUEENの記録なのです。
本作を記録したのは女性テーパーで、実はモット・ザ・フープルのファン。当時はフープル目当てに会場へ足を運んだそうですが、そこで目にしたのは、QUEENなる新人バンドを求める熱狂的なオーディエンス。「一体、何者なんだ?」と思いつつ、テープを回したそうです。テープ残量を気にして一時停止でも押していたのか、「Father To Son」「Ogre Battle」では冒頭が抜けており、当日演奏されたはずの「Son And Daughter」は収録されていません。そのサウンドは少々割れ気味で、“音楽作品”より“歴史記録”と呼ぶべきもの。こう書くと「ノイズの中から音楽を探す」といったタイプが思い浮かぶかも知れませんが、そうではありません。本作から聞こえてくるのは、ほとんどすべてバンドの楽音のみ。録音時の割れ感はあっても、テープよれや走行ムラ、経年劣化はまったくなく、バンドも非常に近い。オーディオ的に聴いてしまうと絶賛できないサウンドとは言え、忍耐を強いるような類ではなく、楽曲やパフォーマンスはもちろんのこと、そこに込められたパッションもたっぷりと伝わってくるのです。
その熱演に煽られた観客の熱狂も凄い。制作が終わったとはいえ、「QUEEN II」がリリースされるのは翌1974年の3月ですから、観客は曲をまったく知らない。それにも関わらず、「Father To Son」や「Ogre Battle」から凄まじい大反響。よくラジオ放送などで大歓声が被せられることがありますが、それと同じくらいの生歓声が沸き上がるのです。この後、「QUEEN II」は全英5位の大ヒットとなりますが、その予兆がすでに渦巻いている。これだけの熱気を前にしたら、モット・ザ・フープルのファンだったテーパーが録音ボタンを押したくなるのもムリはない……。

極初期QUEENがどんなライヴをしていたのか、それを見つめる本国の観客は何を感じていたのか。それがこれ以上ないほどリアルに飛び出してくる1枚です。確かに、サウンド的には初心者向けとは言い難いアルバムです。熱心なマニア、QUEEN研究家の方々には、ぜひとも聴いていただきたい。最後の最後に飛び出す、ブルースのカバー「I’m A Man」の貴重さには目眩さえ覚えられるのではないでしょうか。
1. Father To Son 2. Ogre Battle 3. Hangman 4. Keep Yourself Alive 5. Liar
6. Jailhouse Rock Medley(Jailhouse Rock / Shake Rattle And Roll / Stupid Cupid / Jailhouse Rock reprise)
7. Big Spender 8. I’m A Man


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