Queen / New York 1975 / 1CD


Queen / New York 1975 / 1CD / Wardour
Live at Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, NY, USA 16th February 1975 (Late Show)

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Discover the unknown treasure of “SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR” over 45 years! Urgent, permanent storage press decision!
This work is the first appearance master who is now shocking the world. It’s neither an upgrade nor a separate recording. It is an audience recording of “February 16, 1975 New York Performance (Night)”, which has never been recorded. Speaking of “SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR”, it is also the official live album “LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74”, and the legendary first visit to Japan is also realized. What kind of position is this work in such a situation? First of all, let’s look back and check the schedule of those days.

● 1974
・ October 30-November 20: UK (19 performances) ← * Official
<< November 8 “SHEER HEART ATTACK” release >>
・ November 23-December 13: Europe (11 performances)
● 1975
・ February 5-24: North America # 1 (19 performances) ← ★ Coco ★
・ March 5th-April 6th: North America # 2 (21 performances)
・ April 19th-May 1st: First visit to Japan (8 performances)

This is the whole view of “SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR”. The tour started in Europe with a large number of votes, and in 1975, when the year changed, the circuit was held in North America and Japan. When it comes to North American tours in 1975, we are familiar with the two major names in our store, “THE ROYAL AMERICAN TOUR 1975” and “MILWAUKEE 1975”, both of which are “North America # 2”. In contrast, the New York performance of this work was the 12th performance of “North America # 1”.
This work that conveys such an early show is a vintage audience with a deep taste. Above all, the freshness is fresh. After all, this new excavation is the first debut of the 1st Gene Cassette. It’s not a type that mistakes it for a sound board, but it has a wonderful clear air feeling that I can’t think of it 45 years ago, and a powerful core jumps in the middle of it. The clearness is clear enough to understand each word of the lyrics, and the attack sound of the bass that is often spoiled in audience recording is clearly heard.
Of course, even so, it’s a vintage master. Actually, the original sound that appeared on the net was distorted (especially in the latter half), but this work was further refined with meticulous mastering. While maximizing the sound of the master itself and the reality of the original sound, we pursued the smoothness that can be enjoyed as a musical work as much as possible.
The show drawn with such a sound is a show that youthful energy blows out while concentrating and reducing the initial three pieces. The set is very similar to the November performance of “LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74”, but not exactly the same. This is also a good opportunity, so let’s organize it here.

● QUEEN (3 songs)
・ Son And Daughter / Keep Yourself Alive / Liar
● QUEEN II (5 songs)
・ Procession / Ogre Battle / Father To Son / White Queen (As It Began) / The March Of The Black Queen
・ Now I’m Here / Flick Of The Wrist / In The Lap Of The Gods / Killer Queen / Bring Back That Leroy Brown / Stone Cold Crazy / In The Lap Of The Gods … Revisited
● Others (3 songs)
・ Big Spender / Modern Times Rock’n ‘Roll / Jailhouse Rock

… And this is how it looks. Roughly speaking, it’s a set without “Seven Seas of Rhye” from “LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74”, but the performance that spells it is extremely hot. Historically, six lectures were scheduled between “North America # 1” and “North America # 2”, but canceled due to Freddie’s sickness. Since it was “North America # 1” just before that, I wouldn’t have heard any voice … I thought it was really good! ▽ Because of the serious American invasion that followed last year, the beat is intense, and the guitar is also fierce. Freddie’s shout who followed it is also an aggressive and unbelievably mood. Perhaps Freddie’s upset was only in the last few performances of “North America # 1”. In this work, it’s equivalent to the restored “North America # 2” … but it’s a great performance that seems even more than that.
Even so, it was said that such a recording was still asleep. It is rare for a band to have a boom of re-evaluation as much as QUEEN, and sound source discovery has progressed each time. For that reason, the fact that such a treasure recording has popped out since 1975, when it was thought to be exhausted, is a shock. The highest peak board that has refined the new excavation master as much as possible. Please enjoy the permanent preservation press CD!

知られざる“SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR”の秘宝が45年の時を超えて新発掘! 緊急、永久保存プレス化決定です!!
本作は、今まさに世界に衝撃を振りまいている初登場マスター。それもアップグレードでもなければ、別録音でもない。これまで一切の記録が知られてこなかった「1975年2月16日ニューヨーク公演(夜の部)」のオーディエンス録音なのです。“SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR”と言えば、公式ライヴアルバム『LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74』にもなっており、伝説の初来日も実現。そんな中で本作はどんなポジションにあるのか。まずは、当時のスケジュールから振り返って確かめてみましょう。

・2月5日-24日:北米#1(19公演) ←★ココ★

これが“SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR”の全景。ツアーは大票田のヨーロッパから開始され、年の改まった1975年は北米と日本をサーキット。1975年の北米ツアーというと、当店でも2大名盤『THE ROYAL AMERICAN TOUR 1975』『MILWAUKEE 1975』がお馴染みですが、それはどちらも「北米#2」。それに対し、本作のニューヨーク公演は「北米#1」の12公演目にあたるコンサートでした。
そんなサウンドで描かれるショウは初期3枚を濃縮還元しつつ、若々しいエネルギーが吹き出すショウ。セットは『LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74』の11月公演に酷似していますが、まったく同じでもない。良い機会でもありますので、ここで整理してみましょう。

・Son And Daughter/Keep Yourself Alive/Liar
・Procession/Ogre Battle/Father To Son/White Queen (As It Began)/The March Of The Black Queen
・Now I’m Here/Flick Of The Wrist/In The Lap Of The Gods/Killer Queen/Bring Back That Leroy Brown/Stone Cold Crazy/In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited
・Big Spender/Modern Times Rock ‘n’ Roll/Jailhouse Rock

……と、このようになっています。ざっくばらんに言って『LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74』から「Seven Seas of Rhye」を抜いたセットなのですが、それを綴る演奏は猛烈に熱い。史実からすると「北米#1」と「北米#2」の間には6講演が予定されていたものの、フレディの不調でキャンセル。その直前の「北米#1」ですから声も出ていないだろう……と思いきや、実に快調! 昨年に続く本格的な米国侵攻に燃えておりビートも激しく、ギターも苛烈。それを従えたフレディのシャウトもいつになく攻撃的で、とんでもなく灼熱なムードなのです。恐らく、フレディの不調は「北米#1」でも最後の数公演だけだったのでしょう。本作では復帰した「北米#2」と同等……いえ、それ以上とさえ思える素晴らしい大熱演をブチかましてくれるのです。


1. Procession
2. Now I’m Here
3. Ogre Battle
4. Father To Son
5. White Queen
6. Flick Of The Wrist
7. In The Lap Of The Gods
8. Killer Queen
9. The March Of The Black Queen
10. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
11. Son And Daughter
12. Keep Yourself Alive
13. Stone Cold Crazy
14. Liar
15. In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited
16. Big Spender
17. Modern Times Rock ‘n’ Roll
18. Jailhouse Rock
19. God Save The Queen


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