Queen / Hammersmith Odeon 1979 / 2CD

Queen / Hammersmith Odeon 1979 / 2CD / Wardour
Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK 26th December 1979 & The Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea

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The legendary recording of 1979 left by prestigious Kinney brushes up with a new master. It is a permanent preservation press appeared in 2CD.
That legendary recording is “London performance on December 26, 1979”. Although it is famous also for images such as short television broadcasting and leakage pro shots on this day, this album is a live album that completely records the entire story of the show. It is a superb audience recording recorded at the traditional name hall “Hammer Smith · Odeon”. The biggest point is in the upgraded sound, but first of all the show position. Speaking of 1979, “JAZZ TOUR” became “LIVE KILLERS”, but this work is somewhat different “CRAZY TOUR”. Let’s look back from the schedule at the time to organize the situation.

● 1978
· October 28 – December 20: North America (35 performances)
● 1979
· January 17 – March 1: Europe (28 performances)
· April 13 – May 6: Japan (15 shows)
“June” THE GAME “Production Start”
“June 22” LIVE KILLERS “released”
· August 18: SAARBRUCKEN OPEN AIR appearance
“October 5 singles” Crazy Little Thing … “released”
· November 22 – December 26: Britain (20 performances) ← ★ Coco ★

This is the flow after “JAZZ”. “LIVE KILLERS” was produced from the “European” tour, but began producing the next work “THE GAME” before and after its release. In October we released the first single “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, and it was “CRAZY TOUR” that we did in England in my home country. In “JAZZ TOUR”, there was no UK tour, and the schedule was entered with the power of 20 performances. Even on such an UK tour, Hammersmith ‘s performance of this work is highlight. Not only on the last day but also a part of the Cambodia Relief Charity Concert “CONCERT FOR KAMPUCHEA” by Paul McCartney’s call. It was also its first day.
Such a show was filmed in Proshot, partly television broadcasting. After that, the outflow Pro shot was excavated and it became a symbol of 1979. However, such video editing is incomplete. In contrast, this work is a live album that you can enjoy full show. Moreover, the quality is superb. In any case, that “Kinney” that made this work a thing. Although it is a prestigious prestige who can say even synonymously with the boot history of the Japanese performance, in reality many overseas recordings are also left. This work is also a recording of the inscription recorded by the staff of Kinney who passed away.
This recording itself has been known for a long time and has been used as a masterpiece representative of 1979, but this work is further upgraded New master. Although it is unknown whether it is an Omoto master, it is far more refreshing than before and fresh. Although the stereo feeling of “Jailhouse Rock” which had already been disturbed in the past was also well prepared, the vividness that the more it goes over the full story. The shining clearness also makes me feel tight, as if the recording position approached quite a while ago about 2-3 rows. If you already know the origin, you know that it was originally on recording, but New Master will further close to QUEEN. After experiencing this work, I will not be able to listen to the already outburst already so wonderful. Moreover, this work further remastered such new master. This recording started slightly overpeaking and it is also known to gradually improve, but this work relaxes it easier to hear that over feeling. Of course, the pitch which was already mad at the previous departure was prepared precisely, and it finished to the ultimate form suitable for the highest peak master.
A full show that you can experience with such a superb sound … … amazing. It’s too amazing. Although it is also known as pro shot image as mentioned above, there is a plenty full version of famous songs that were cut there. A moment to enumerate …… about 12 minutes including “If You Can not Beat Them” “Mustapha” “Spread Your Wings” “Keep Yourself Alive” “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Silent Night” and “Brighton Rock” Also full of guitar & drum solos. The show conforms to “LIVE KILLERS”, but there are also new songs “Save Me” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” of the next work “THE GAME” that I could not listen to there.
Especially “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” is wonderful. Although this song was also an image, actually Singa Long did not stop ringing even after the performance was finished, but I was forced to reply to QUEEN. They respond to the puzzling taste, entering “Bohemian Rhapsody” as soon as saying “I’m sorry (laugh)” …. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” became a big hit marking the second place in Britain as the latest single, but its real time feeling is wonderful. Also included are songs between songs and MCs that were tricky in the video. Although how pro shots are left, the feeling of experiences of the performance is not comparable either.

A great masterpiece of extreme condition and extreme tension bursting out. It is a superb live album that caught that full show with the best sound of Kiny Magic’s full opening. Historic masterpiece whose traditional masterpiece was upgraded with the new master. Please, please enjoy at anytime with the permanent preservation press 2CD forever.

★ Keene tape. Awesome sound quality. To the existing departure, distance feeling shrinks and it is getting better with the difference of muddy.

その伝説録音とは「1979年12月26日ロンドン公演」。この日は短いテレビ放送や流出プロショットなど映像でも有名ですが、本作はショウの一部始終を完全収録したライヴアルバム。伝統の名会場“ハマースミス・オデオン”で記録された極上オーディエンス録音です。その最大のポイントはアップグレードしたサウンドにありますが、まずはショウのポジション。1979年と言えば、『LIVE KILLERS』にもなった“JAZZ TOUR”が浮かびますが、本作はちょっと違う“CRAZY TOUR”。その状況を整理する意味でも、当時のスケジュールから振り返ってみましょう。

《6月『THE GAME』制作開始》
《6月22日『LIVE KILLERS』発売》
《10月5日シングル『Crazy Little Thing…』発売》

これが『JAZZ』以降の流れ。『LIVE KILLERS』は「欧州」ツアーから制作されましたが、その発売と前後して次作『THE GAME』の制作を開始。10月には先行シングル『Crazy Little Thing Called Love』をリリースし、母国イギリスで実施したのが“CRAZY TOUR”でした。“JAZZ TOUR”では英国公演がなかったこともあり、20公演に及ぶ力の入った日程が組まれました。そんな英国ツアーでも、本作のハマースミス公演はハイライト。最終日というだけでなく、この日はポール・マッカートニーの呼びかけによるカンボジア救済チャリティ・コンサート“CONCERT FOR KAMPUCHEA”の一部。その初日でもありました。
この録音自体は従来から知られ、1979年を代表する名作と湛えられてきましたが、本作はさらにアップグレードしたニューマスター。大元マスターかどうかは不明なものの、既発よりも遙かにクッキリとしていて瑞々しい。既発では乱れ気味だった「Jailhouse Rock」のステレオ感も整っていますが、それ以上なのが全編を貫く鮮やかさ。輝くようなクリアさは密着感にもなり、録音ポジションが2-3列ほど前にグッと近づいたかのよう。既発をご存じの方なら、元々オンな録音なのをご存じと思いますが、ニューマスターはさらにQUEENに迫ってしまう。本作を体験した後では、あれほど素晴らしかった既発もモコモコして聴けなくなってしまいます。しかも、本作はそんな新マスターをさらに細心リマスタリング。この録音は若干オーバーピーク気味に始まり、徐々に改善していくことでも知られていますが、本作はそのオーバー感を聴きやすく緩和。もちろん、既発では狂っていたピッチも正確に整え、最高峰マスターに相応しい究極形に仕上げました。
そんな極上サウンドで体験できるフルショウは……凄い。凄すぎる。前述のようにプロショット映像でも知られるわけですが、そこではカットされていた名曲もたっぷりの完全版。ちょっと列挙しますと……「If You Can’t Beat Them」「Mustapha」「Spread Your Wings」「Keep Yourself Alive」「Bohemian Rhapsody」、さらには「Silent Night」や「Brighton Rock」を盛り込み約12分にも及ぶギター&ドラムソロも完全収録。ショウは『LIVE KILLERS』に準じていますが、そこでは聴けなかった次作『THE GAME』の新曲「Save Me」「Crazy Little Thing Called Love」も披露されています。
特に「Crazy Little Thing Called Love」は素晴らしい。この曲は映像にもなっていましたが、実は一度演奏が終わってからもシンガロングが鳴り止まずにQUEENに無理矢理リプライズさせていた。彼らも困惑気味に応えつつ、「いい加減にしとけ(笑)」と言わんばかりに「Bohemian Rhapsody」へ突入する……。「Crazy Little Thing Called Love」は最新シングルとして全英2位をマークする大ヒットとなっていたわけですが、そのリアルタイム感が素晴らしいのです。その他にも映像ではブツ切りだった曲間やMCの数々も収録。いかにプロショットが残されているとは言え、名演の体験感は比較にもなりません。




Disc 1 (62:08)
1. Intro 2. Jailhouse Rock 3. We Will Rock You (fast) 4. Let Me Entertain You
5. Somebody To Love 6. If You Can’t Beat Them 7. Mustapha 8. Death On Two Legs
9. Killer Queen 10. I’m In Love With My Car 11. Get Down Make Love 12. You’re My Best Friend
13. Save Me 14. Now I’m Here 15. Don’t Stop Me Now 16. Spread Your Wings

Disc 2 (51:20)
1. Brian MC 2. Love Of My Life 3. ’39 4. Keep Yourself Alive
5. Drum/Guitar Solos (incl. Silent Night) 6. Brighton Rock (ending)
7. Crazy Little Thing Called Love 8. Bohemian Rhapsody 9. Tie Your Mother Down
10. Sheer Heart Attack 11. We Will Rock You 12. We Are The Champions
13. God Save The Queen



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