Queen / Nagoya 1979 / 2CD

Queen / Nagoya 1979 / 2CD / Wardour
Live at International Exhibition Hall, Nagoya, Japan 28th April 1979

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“JAZZ JAPAN TOUR” has attracted a lot of attention due to the appearance of his impact works “YAMAGUCHI 1979 (Wardour-325)” and “KOBE 1979 (Wardour-327)”. A great masterpiece live album recording the scene with a definitive sound is a reprint.
The “April 28, 1979: Nagoya International Exhibition Center” performance is included in such a work. Yes, it is a superb audience recording that gained great popularity in that sold-out title “THE PLEASURE CHEST”. As mentioned earlier, this “JAZZ JAPAN TOUR” has recently been hit by new excavations. Since the collection has been quite substantial, let’s check the position of this work while arranging it again on the schedule.

・ April 13: “BUDOKAN 1979 1ST NIGHT”
・ April 14: “BUDOKAN 1979 2ND NIGHT”
・ April 19 + 20: “DEFINITIVE OSAKA 1979”
・ April 21: “KANAZAWA 1979”
・ April 23: “PRIDE AND JOY (Nippon Budokan)”
・ April 24: Nippon Budokan
・ April 27: “KOBE 1979”
・ April 28: Nagoya International Exhibition Center ← ★ This work ★
・ April 30 + May 1: “MEMORIAL GYM (Fukuoka)”
・ May 2nd: “YAMAGUCHI 1979”
・ May 5th + 6th: Makomanai Ice Arena
※ Note: Only representative works each day.

Above, all 15 performances. Not only the largest number of QUEEN visits to Japan, but also the Nippon Budokan 5 performances, famous venues across the country are crowded. Their Japan tour is an average of 8 performances, so it almost doubles the number of episodes at once, and it was a climax of both the name and reality. The collection can be enjoyed with live album except Nippon Budokan the fourth day and Sapporo 2 performances. The Nagoya performance of this work is a concert that hits 10 performances in the second half of such a longest tour.
And this show was also a long-known, unexplored secret area of ​​recording. That aspect has changed in 2008 “MR. FAHRENHEIT (Wardour-060)”. There was a shock that experienced a show that no one had ever heard before, but it was only a foreshock. Another recording of the sound more wonderful to be the main shock is a new excavation in 2010. That is what this work is about. Compared with the shocked “MR. FAHRENHEIT”, detailed clearness, close distance feeling, on direct feeling, depth feeling up to 3D feeling … Upgrade sound surpassed in all aspects. It’s also a warm on-site sound, so it’s not exactly what I’m calling it a “sound board”, but the four people’s playing sounds and singing voices jumped straight to their hands, and even the fresh sound was overwhelming.
The power of the scene approaching dynamic is also great, but it is especially the low sound scene that you feel the goodness of recording. The piano and acoustic guitars sound delicately, and they are fascinated by their fineness and luster. Please pay attention to the intro of “Death On Two Legs” if it is a piano and “Love Of My Life” if it is an acoustic guitar. Despite the intoxicating cheers, it does not disturb even the delicate acoustics, and even enhances the sentimental mood. And, when Freddie sings, the enthusiasm changes to silence, and Freddie’s singing voice echoing throughout the hall permeates the whole body …. What a beautiful thing. A space of beauty that you want to soak forever, the emotion that lives in it. This is the best part of audience recording. It is a name recording that lets you taste it a lot.
The show drawn with such a sound is also great. Coming to Japan in 1979, there were a lot of poor shows by Freddy, especially “April 25” that was televised. The image was not good because the broadcast was too famous, but Nagoya has recovered considerably. Of course, suddenly the best condition! It’s not a miracle, but the enthusiasm of recovering from Japan Budokan’s misery is reminiscent, and a deeply empathic squeeze of pressure approaches the chest. The sound of this work is so wonderful that you are aware of such subtleties.

This work which even forgot “MR. FAHRENHEIT” of shock. Sold out for great popularity due to its superb quality. The stock which had been sleeping in the warehouse was sometimes received several times, but all of them were all dead. In response to the great popularity of such “JAZZ JAPAN TOUR 1979”, the new artwork redesigns and reprints. It is appearance in permanent preservation press 2CD.
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衝撃作『YAMAGUCHI 1979(Wardour-325)』『KOBE 1979(Wardour-327)』の登場により、俄然注目を集めている“JAZZ JAPAN TOUR”。その現場を決定的なサウンドで記録した大傑作ライヴアルバムが復刻です。
そんな本作に収められているのは「1979年4月28日:名古屋国際展示場」公演。そう、あの完売タイトル『THE PLEASURE CHEST』で大人気を博した極上オーディエンス録音です。先述した通り、この“JAZZ JAPAN TOUR”は最近になって新発掘が連発。コレクションもかなり充実してきましたので、改めて日程で整理しつつ、本作のポジションも確かめてみましょう。

・4月13日:『BUDOKAN 1979 1ST NIGHT』
・4月14日:『BUDOKAN 1979 2ND NIGHT』
・4月19日+20日:『DEFINITIVE OSAKA 1979』
・4月21日:『KANAZAWA 1979』
・4月23日:『PRIDE AND JOY(日本武道館)』
・4月27日:『KOBE 1979』
・4月28日:名古屋国際展示場 ←★本作★
・4月30日+5月1日:『MEMORIAL GYM(福岡)』
・5月2日:『YAMAGUCHI 1979』

そして、このショウもまた、長らく録音の知られていない秘境でした。その様相が変わったのが2008年の『MR. FAHRENHEIT(Wardour-060)』。それまで誰も聴いたことのないショウが体験できる衝撃が走ったのですが、それさえ前震にすぎなかった。本震となる更に素晴らしいサウンドの別録音が2010年に新発掘。それこそが、本作なのです。衝撃の『MR. FAHRENHEIT』と比べても詳細なクリアさ・間近な距離感・オンなダイレクト感・奥行きまである立体感……すべての面で凌駕したアップグレード・サウンド。暖かみのある現場音響でもあるので「まるでサウンドボード」と呼ぶタイプでこそありませんが、4人の演奏音と歌声が手元まで真っ直ぐ飛び込むフレッシュなサウンドは圧倒的ですらあった。
ダイナミックに迫るシーンの迫力も素晴らしいのですが、特に録音の良さを実感するのは弱音シーン。ピアノやアコースティック・ギターが繊細に鳴り、その細やかさ、艶やかさにうっとりする。ピアノなら「Death On Two Legs」のイントロ、アコギなら「Love Of My Life」にご注目いただきたい。飛び交う歓声も吸い込んではいるものの、繊細なアコースティックの響きさえ邪魔することなく、センチメンタルなムードを一層高めてさえいる。そして、フレディが歌い出すや、その熱狂も静寂へと代わり、会場中に響き渡るフレディの歌声が全身に染み渡る……。なんと美しい。永遠に浸っていたい美の空間、その中に佇む感動。これこそ、オーディエンス録音の醍醐味。それをたっぷりと味わわせてくれる名録音なのです。

衝撃の『MR. FAHRENHEIT』さえ忘れさせた本作。その素晴らしすぎるクオリティゆえに大人気のうちに完売。何度か倉庫に眠っていた在庫が入荷する事もありましたが、それらもことごとく瞬殺でした。そんな“JAZZ JAPAN TOUR 1979”の大名盤が大人気に応え、新アートワークでリニューアル復刻。永久保存プレス2CDで登場です。


Disc 1(70:41)
1. We Will Rock You(slow) 2. We Will Rock You(fast) 3. Let Me Entertain You 4. Somebody To Love
5. If You Can’t Beat Them 6. Death On Two Legs 7. Killer Queen 8. Bicycle Race
9. I’m In Love With My Car 10. Get Down Make Love 11. You’re My Best Friend 12. Now I’m Here
13. Teo Torriatte 14. Don’t Stop Me Now 15. Dreamers Ball 16. Love Of My Life 17. ’39

Disc 2(52:11)
1. It’s Late 2. Brighton Rock incl. Drum & Guitar Solo 3. Keep Yourself Alive 4. Bohemian Rhapsody
5. Tie Your Mother Down 6. Sheer Heart Attack 7. We Will Rock You 8. We Are The Champions
9. God Save The Queen


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