Queen / Definitive Seibu Stadium 1982 / 2CD+1Bonus DVDR+1Bonus CDR

Queen / Definitive Seibu Stadium 1982 / 2CD+1Bonus DVDR+ 1Bonus CDR / Wardour

Live at Seibu Stadium, Saitama, Japan 3rd November 1982 Plus Bonus DVDR “Live In Japan Seibu Stadium 1982” & Bonus CDR “Seibu Stadium 1982 Uncirculated Master. Stereo SBD/AUD


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It is the final performance of “HOT SPACE TOUR” that spans 7 months, and the “November 3, 1982: Seibu Stadium” performance, which also became the official video “LIVE IN JAPAN”. The best live album which becomes the decision board is appearance in permanent preservation press 2CD.
The previous year’s “THE GAME TOUR” was only Nippon Budokan, but in this tour, it turned around and conquered large venues in various parts of the archipelago from northern Hokkaido to southern South Kyushu. First, let’s check the show’s position in the schedule.

・ October 19: Fukuoka City Kuden Memorial Gymnasium
・ October 20: Fukuoka City Kuden Memorial Gymnasium
・ October 24: Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium “STADIUM ROCK”
・ October 26: Nagoya City International Exhibition Center “DEFINITIVE NAGOYA 1982”
・ October 29: Hokkaido Industrial Cooperative Hall “GOT THE POWER”
・ November 3: Seibu Stadium [This work]

Above, all 6 performances. Although Japan itself was the final destination of the world tour, the Seibu Stadium performance was the final performance. And this show is just a symbol of 1982. Above all it is big that it is left as an official video work, but it is famous not only that but also extreme audience recording. This work is a live album that makes full use of such many sources and penetrates the full show with the highest peak sound.
First of all, the top priority was the official soundboard created from “LIVE IN JAPAN”. Currently, six songs are made into DVD as a bonus of “QUEEN ON FIRE: LIVE AT THE BOWL”, but it is a long sound board released with a laser disc at that time instead. However, it is about one hour even if it says long, and it is not a full show. So I completed about 52 minutes missing in this work with a full audience recording.
Moreover, the audience recording is not good enough. The master used is two kinds, the main is a super-name recording of the tradition. It was first published as Press 2 CD “SPACE BOOGIE”, and it is a master of the best that shocked enthusiasts all over the world. Moreover, in this work, re-digitization from the original cassette again. The quality has been greatly improved. In fact, it sounds like a different thing in this work and “SPACE BOOGIE”. Although the clearness of the air is simply different, it has improved to the thickness and direct feeling of the core more than that. Originally the details were vivid, but it jumped over the venue space and rang at the ear. The sound of the audience seems to indicate that the recording is definitely the same, but the sound itself seems to have approached the recording position several tens of meters. In our shop, although we still re-digitize the well-known recording along with the progress of the equipment, we can not think of an example with the quality up to this point. To be honest, at first it was thought that it was difficult to connect to the official sound board, but it was a jump-up grade that made it possible without difficulty.
Furthermore, this work is fully utilizing another new excavation audience master. The quality itself is a partial use before the launch as it does not reach the SPACE BOOGIE master, but it reproduces the scene longer than any previous release. We realized live album to update the longest record. Of course, mastering is thorough throughout. Polish the sound of each of the official sound board + audience x 2 types closely, and connect the sounds carefully. It has been relaxed and corrected (as much as possible) to make contact sounds and coughing etc. that are hard to hear, and finished with a sound that allows you to taste the best performance sounds.
That’s why the full show I got is just DEFINITIVE. “Love Of My Life”, “Save Me”, “Under Pressure”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Tie Your Mother Down”, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions”, which are not seen in the current “QUEEN ON FIRE”, are also official sounds It can be enjoyed on the board, and the other songs can be tasted with the best existing sound.
Also, the show itself is very valuable. “Love of My Life” which was not done in other countries and “Teo Torriatte” unique to Japan are also impressive, but “Teo Torriatte” is especially impressive. It was originally played only in Japanese performances in 1979 and 1982, but the arrangement is also different. Bryan was playing the piano, probably because there were no support members in 1979, but Bryan’s guitar came in 1982. What’s more, this is only Sapporo and Seibu Stadium in 1982, and you can enjoy the super-precious version that has been limited to two times on the sound board. Also, not only guitars. In 1982, the first chore was in English only, Japanese was skipped, and it was a short arrangement to go to A Melo (Sapporo the day before is such arrangement). However, the spectators tried to chore according to the record, so they thought that it was a mistake and even laughed out. So far, “Bryan’s mistake” was a definite theory, but it may be that Roger who put Phil more than that was a mistake (though I do not know the truth).

At the end of this show, QUEEN has suspended its activities. The four were dedicated to solo activities and took about 22 months to return to the stage as QUEEN again. It is a show of such a milestone that is included in this work. It is a great masterpiece that updated the longest and highest peak by making full use of the soundboard, the rerecording of the reborn name recording, and the new excavation master as well. The unanimous feeling of unity is still that of “SPACE BOOGIE”, but this song is a live album in which every song goes through a full show with the highest quality continuous in every scene. Please enjoy it with the permanent preservation press 2CD.

7ヶ月に及んだ“HOT SPACE TOUR”の最終公演であり、公式映像『LIVE IN JAPAN』ともなった「1982年11月3日:西武球場」公演。その決定盤となる極上ライヴアルバムが永久保存プレス2CDで登場です。
前年の“THE GAME TOUR”では日本武道館だけでしたが、このツアーでは一転して北は北海道から南は九州まで列島各地の大会場を制覇しました。まずは、その日程の中でショウのポジションを確かめてみましょう。

・10月24日:阪急西宮球場『STADIUM ROCK』
・10月26日:名古屋市国際展示場『DEFINITIVE NAGOYA 1982』
・10月29日:北海道立産業共進会場『GOT THE POWER』
・11月3日:西武球場 【本作】

まず、最優先されたのは『LIVE IN JAPAN』から起こされた公式サウンドボード。現在では『QUEEN ON FIRE: LIVE AT THE BOWL』のボーナスとして6曲がDVD化されていますが、それではなく当時レーザーディスクでリリースされた長尺サウンドボードです。しかし、長尺とは言っても約1時間であり、フルショウではない。そこで本作では欠けている約52分をフルのオーディエンス録音で補完したのです。
しかも、そのオーディエンス録音もタダモノではない。使用されたマスターは2種で、メインは伝統の超・名録音。かつてプレス2CD『SPACE BOOGIE』として公表され、世界中のマニアに衝撃を振りまいた極上マスターです。しかも、本作では改めてオリジナル・カセットから再デジタル化。大幅にクオリティ・アップしているのです。実際、本作と『SPACE BOOGIE』ではまるで別物に聞こえる。単純に空気感のクリアさもまるで違うのですが、それ以上に芯の太さやダイレクト感まで向上している。元々ディテールまで鮮やかだったわけですが、それが会場空間を飛び越え、耳元で鳴っている。観客の会話声からして間違いなく同じ録音だと分かると思いますが、サウンド自体は録音ポジションまで数十メートル近づいてしまったように聞こえる。当店では、機材の進歩に沿って名録音を再デジタル化することがままあるものの、ここまでクオリティ・アップした例はちょっと思い浮かばない。正直なところ、当初は公式サウンドボードとの接続は難しいとも考えられていたのですが、それが無理なく可能になるほどのジャンプアップ・グレードなのです。
さらに本作は完全に別の新発掘オーディエンス・マスターも活用している。クオリティ自体は『SPACE BOOGIE』マスターに及ばないために開演前など部分的な使用ですが、これまでのいかなる既発よりも長く現場を再現。最長記録を更新するライヴアルバムを実現しました。もちろん、マスタリングも終始徹底。公式サウンドボード+オーディエンス×2種のそれぞれをきっちりと磨き込み、サウンドも近づけた上で丁寧に接続。聴きづらいゴソゴソした接触音や咳き込み等も(可能な限り)緩和・補正しており、極上の演奏音をたっぷりと味わえるサウンドに仕上げました。
そうして甦ったフルショウは、まさにDEFINITIVE。現行の『QUEEN ON FIRE』では観られない「Love Of My Life」「Save Me」「Under Pressure」「Bohemian Rhapsody」「Tie Your Mother Down」「We Will Rock You」「We Are The Champions」も公式サウンドボードで楽しめ、それ以外の曲も現存する最高峰のサウンドで味わえるのです。
また、このショウ自体が非常に貴重でもある。他国ではやらなかった「Love of My Life」や日本ならではの「Teo Torriatte」も感動的ですが、特に「Teo Torriatte」は極めつけ。そもそも1979年と1982年の日本公演でしか演奏されなかったわけですが、実はアレンジも異なる。1979年はサポートメンバーがいなかったせいか、ブライアンがピアノを弾いていましたが、1982年はブライアンのギターも入る。しかも、これは1982年でも札幌と西武球場だけであり、史上2回限りの超貴重バージョンをサウンドボードで楽しめるのです。また、ギターだけでもありません。1982年は最初のサビが英語のみで日本語はとばしてAメロにいくショートアレンジ(前日の札幌がそういうアレンジです)。ところが、観客はレコード通りに合唱しようとするのでミスだと思って笑い出してもいました。これまでは「ブライアンのミス」というのが定説だったのですが、むしろ余計にフィルを入れるロジャーの方がミスだったのかも知れません(真相は本人に聞かないと分かりませんが)。

このショウを最後にQUEENは活動を休止。4人はソロ活動に専念し、再びQUEENとしてステージに戻るまで約22ヶ月を要しました。本作に収められているのは、そんな節目のショウ。その一部始終を公式サウンドボード、再デジタル化で生まれ変わった名録音、さらに新発掘マスターまで駆使して最長・最高峰を更新した大傑作です。一気貫通の統一感はいまだ『SPACE BOOGIE』のものですが、本作はすべての曲、あらゆるシーンが史上最高峰クオリティの連続でフルショウを貫くライヴアルバム。どうぞ、永久保存プレス2CDでたっぷりとお楽しみください。


Disc 1 (46:42)
1. Flash (Intro) ■0:00 – 2:39 過去最長 ★2:39-最後まで
2. The Hero ★0:00-1:30
3. We Will Rock You (fast)
4. Action This Day
5. Play The Game
6. Ay-Oh
7. Calling All Girls
8. Now I’m Here ★全部
9. Put Out The Fire ★全部
10. Dragon Attack/Now I’m Here (reprise) ★0:00-4:01
11. Love Of My Life ★0:38-最後まで
12. Vocal Improvisation
13. Save Me  ★0:00-3:58

Disc 2 (63:40)
1. Get Down, Make Love ★4:41-最後まで
2. Guitar Solo ★1:22-4:06 / 4:57-5:58 / 7:06-8:01
3. Body Language
4. Under Pressure ★0:03-3:27
5. Fat Bottomed Girls
6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love ★0:00-4:57
7. Bohemian Rhapsody ★0:00-5:24
8. Tie Your Mother Down ★0:00-3:43
9. Teo Torriatte ★0:00-4:15
10. Another One Bites The Dust
11. We Will Rock You ★全部
12. We Are The Champions ★全部
13. God Save The Queen ★0:00-1:14

■Recorder 2(こちらも録音者提供のマスターテープから)



Queen / Live In Japan Seibu Stadium 1982 / 1Bonus DVDR /  Non Label
Live at Seibu Stadium, Saitama, Japan 3rd November 1982 PRO-SHOT

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This Press 2CD is a definitive live album that has been updated not only the official sound board but also the two audience recordings, and the longest and highest peak. Of course the traditional official pro shot is the best choice for that bonus. One of the legendary official live videos, reprinted with the highest quality ever recorded, is included.
The true image of such a work is, of course, the official video work “LIVE IN JAPAN”. QUEEN is a band that continued to announce not only the album but also the film with ambitious work, but this work is also a live image that they first appeared in the world (live itself “WE WILL ROCK YOU” is half a year ago However, this work is ahead of the software development).
This video was released in Japan alone. It has been relapsed several times with VHS and laser disks, but is unannounced worldwide. In 2004, DVD was also realized as a bonus image of “QUEEN ON FIRE: LIVE AT THE BOWL”, but it is also half-finished, with a net content of 6 songs. It is a legendary film that has garnered eyes of envy from foreign enthusiasts.
In this work, the highest peak of such official video. Even if it is a Japanese disk laser disk, it uses Mint Quality disk which Core Mania has kept secret, and consigns it to a specialist manufacturer of analog video overseas and converts it into DVD in a professional high-end environment. The picture beauty is just the best ever. The laser disc is different from the scan line standard from the VHS, but the image beauty without any distortion of the screen or the runout, which is the fate of the magnetic tape, further spreads over the screen. What’s more, digitization by a professional manufacturer pulls out all the information dorms that laser disks had, and it is much more glossy than memories used to be seen in consumer electronics. Even in the previous reprint series, we have received a great reputation for being “cleaner than our laser”, but you can also enjoy the quality of a special grade in the collection.
The figure of the young QUEEN drawn in such quality is full of dazzling radiance to the eyes. To be honest, there is only the final performance of “HOT SPACE TOUR 1982” which lasts for 7 months and I can not hide the tiredness of the tour (so it may not be possible to expect a large-scale DVD production). Freddie Mercury is not particularly good for compliments, especially if it hurts Nodo in November’s cold outdoor performances, but it has a strong ability to bounce back the cover, the willingness to squeeze out her voice. The feeling of bursting up was felt in the audience recording, etc., but the performance using the 36-year-old body makes the video come closer to vivid. You can witness it with the official pro shot of the highest peak ever (even if it’s officially released … instead).
Although the reduced size of about 1 hour is far from full set, “Love of My Life”, which was not done in other countries, and “hand in hand” unique to Japan are also included. As I mentioned in the commentary on the main press 2CD, I played live on the stage with guitar-incorporated “hands-on” twice in 1982. It is a miracle that the super intense rare version was left in the official pro shot. Not only that, but songs such as “Flash’s Theme / The Hero” and “Put Out The Fire” and “Save Me” are also the last performances for Freddie. It is the songs that make the first live work and the last melody approaches the heart.

QUEEN which always thought Japan special. Unfortunately, although I was not good at it, I selected Japan for my first live work and showed me a hot performance to push back the upset. It is a monument where the official engraves the Japanese singing voices they loved. A video work created by mania in the world. The highest quality board ever recorded. Please enjoy it in conjunction with the main story press 2CD of the final album live album.

そんな本作の正体は、もちろんオフィシャルの映像作品『LIVE IN JAPAN』。QUEENはアルバムだけでなく、映像でも意欲的な作品を発表し続けたバンドですが、本作はそんな彼らが初めて世に出したライヴ映像でもあります(ライヴ自体は『WE WILL ROCK YOU』が半年前ですが、ソフト化は本作の方が先)。
この映像は日本だけでリリースされたもの。幾度かVHSとレーザーディスクで再発されましたが、全世界的には発表されずじまい。2004年には『QUEEN ON FIRE: LIVE AT THE BOWL』のボーナス映像としてDVD化も実現しましたが、それも正味6曲分という中途半端なもの。海外のマニアから羨望の眼差しを集めてきた伝説映像なのです。
そんなクオリティで描かれる若きQUEENの姿は、目にも眩しい輝きに満ちている。正直なところ、7ヶ月に及ぶ“HOT SPACE TOUR 1982”の最終公演だけあってツアー疲れは隠しきれない(だからこそ大々的なDVD化が望めないのかも知れません)。11月の寒い野外公演にノドを痛めたのか、特にフレディ・マーキュリーはお世辞にも絶好調とは言えないわけですが、出ない声を振り絞る気迫、その分をカバーを跳ね返すパフォーマンスの迫力が凄い。押し寄せるような裂帛の気合いはオーディエンス録音などでも感じられましたが、36歳の肉体を駆使するパフォーマンスは映像なればこそビビッドに迫る。それを史上最高峰のオフィシャル・プロショットで目撃できるのです(それにしても、差し替えずに公式リリースするとは……)。
約1時間の短縮サイズはフルセットとはほど遠いものの、それでも他国ではやらなかった「Love of My Life」や日本ならではの「手をとりあって」もしっかり収録。本編プレス2CDの解説でも触れましたが、ギター入りの「手をとりあって」をステージで生演奏したのは1982年の2回こっきり。その超激レア・バージョンが公式プロショットで残されたのは奇跡です。その「手をとりあって」だけでなく、「Flash’s Theme/The Hero」や「Put Out The Fire」「Save Me」といった曲は、この日がフレディにとってのラスト・パフォーマンスでもある。初のライヴ作品にして最後のメロディが胸に迫る曲たちなのです。


1. Flash’s Theme 2. The Hero 3. Now I’m Here 4. Put Out The Fire 5. Dragon Attack
6. Love of My Life 7. Save Me 8. Guitar Solo 9. Under Pressure 10. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
11. Bohemian Rhapsody 12. Tie Your Mother Down 13. Teo Torriatte 14. We Will Rock You
15. We Are The Champions 16. God Save The Queen



Queen / Seibu Stadium 1982 Uncirculated Master / 1Single CDR / Non Label
Live at Seibu Stadium, Saitama, Japan 3rd November 1982

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The official official pro shot “LIVE IN JAPAN: SEIBU STADIUM 1982” comes with a bonus, but this is a blockbuster title of 1982. I think that many people already have. For such collectors, we have prepared a special “UNCIRCLATED” bonus.
Such this work is the live album of “November 3, 1982 Seibu Stadium performance” same as the main story press 2CD. However, it is neither an official sound board as known until now, nor a recording familiar with SPACE BOOGIE. It is an audience recording that will be released for the first time in the world.
In the first place, this show had very few audience recordings because the official video was so famous. Therefore, “SPACE BOOGIE”, which tells of the full show on the day, was welcomed, but the audience recording on the day was not only one of them. There has been a masterpiece recording that has not been distributed among collectors. That is this work. It is another recording that was also used as a complement to the main press 2CD.
The quality is a vintage recording with a wonderful clearness. As expected, I can not expect a core as lonely as “SPACE BOOGIE”, but the performance sound and singing voice will be delivered straight to the hands with clear sound only at the Seibu Stadium without a roof that reflects the sound. In addition, the master direct has a superb freshness without dubbing deterioration, and the noise is extremely loud. Even though there is a sense of distance, you can taste the details well. What’s even more wonderful is the documentary of those days. It is not as vivid as the “SPACE BOOGIE” master, but it is a very realistic 80’s western music fanlike handclap, and the choir and response are also super-realistic in a large chorus, and it can be thrown by Freddie’s every move The cheers are also hot. Moreover, the audience’s breath is not clear in the open space, and there is a sense of openness. You will be immersed in the huge stadium spectacle.
It is such a clear sound, but there is also a wake even though this work has not been distributed. Actually, the middle part of the show is missing. Although the first half contains “Flash”, it took about 40 minutes to change the tape with “Dragon Attack / Now I’m Here (reprise)”. The recording was resumed from “Fat Bottomed Girls” and has been recorded until the end. In other words, five round songs + guitar solo from “Love Of My Life” to “Under Pressure” are missing. I would like to go further and in fact, only the latter half of this recording has been in the past. However, the first half is the world premiere of genuine. It is unclear whether the middle part was recorded and then the tape was damaged or it was not originally recorded. Anyway, it is all in 78 minutes 12 seconds of this work that exist.

Another expression of Seibu Stadium that became clear beyond the time of 37 years. Although it is not perfect recording, it is an excavation of a new and extremely valuable audience recording that no one has ever heard. One of the treasures to be given to collectors and brothers who can not move their fingers anymore with just a large standard pro shot. Please enjoy it in conjunction with the main story press 2CD that renews the longest and highest peaks.

本編プレス2CDには伝統のオフィシャル・プロショット『LIVE IN JAPAN: SEIBU STADIUM 1982』がボーナス付属致しますが、これは1982年の大ヒット・タイトル。すでにお持ちの方も多いとお察しします。そんなコレクターな方々のため、とっておきの「UNCIRCULATED」なボーナスをご用意しました。
そんな本作は、本編プレス2CDと同じ「1982年11月3日西武球場公演」のライヴアルバム。しかし、これまで知られてきた公式サウンドボードでもなければ、『SPACE BOOGIE』でお馴染みの録音でもない。世界初公開となるオーディエンス録音なのです。
そもそも、このショウは公式ビデオがあまりにも有名だったためにオーディエンス録音がほとんど出回りませんでした。そのため、当日のフルショウを伝えてくれる『SPACE BOOGIE』が歓待されたわけですが、当日のオーディエンス録音はその1種だけではありませんでした。これまでコレクター間でも出回っていない傑作録音が存在したのです。それが本作。本編プレス2CDの補完にも使われた別録音なのです。
そのクオリティは、素晴らしいクリアさに胸がすくヴィンテージ録音。さすがに『SPACE BOOGIE』ほど逞しい芯は期待できないのですが、音を反射させる屋根がない西武球場だけに演奏音も歌声もクリアなまま真っ直ぐ手元に届く。しかも、マスター・ダイレクトだけにダビング劣化のない鮮度がバツグンで、鳴りも極めて瑞々しい。距離感はあってもディテールまでしっかりと味わえるのです。さらに素晴らしいのが、当時のドキュメント感。『SPACE BOOGIE』マスターほど生々しい会話ではないのですが、いかにも80年代の洋楽ファンらしいビシッとした手拍子が広がり、コール&レスポンスも大合唱も超リアルでぶ厚く、フレディの一挙手一投足に投げかけられる声援も熱い。しかも、そうした観客の息吹もオープンスペースのクリアさでこもらず、開放感たっぷり。巨大なスタジアムのスペクタクルに浸りきれるのです。
そんなクリア・サウンドではありますが、本作が出回らなかったのにもワケがある。実はショウの中盤がバッサリと抜けているのです。前半部は「Flash」から収めているものの、40分弱経った「Dragon Attack/Now I’m Here (reprise)」でテープ・チェンジ。録音が再開されたのが「Fat Bottomed Girls」からで、その後は終演まで収録している。つまり、「Love Of My Life」から「Under Pressure」までの丸5曲+ギターソロが抜けているのです。もっと踏みこんで申しますと、実はこの録音の後半部だけは過去に出回った事がある。しかし、前半部は正真正銘の世界初公開。中間部は録音された上でテープが破損したのか、元々録音されていなかったのかは不明。どちらにせよ、現存するのは本作の78分12秒ですべてなのです。


1. Flash (Intro) 2. The Hero 3. We Will Rock You (fast) 4. Action This Day
5. Play The Game 6. Vocal Improvisation 7. Calling All Girls 8. Now I’m Here
9. Put Out The Fire 10. Dragon Attack/Now I’m Here (reprise)
11. Fat Bottomed Girls 12. Crazy Little Thing Called Love 13. Bohemian Rhapsody
14. Tie Your Mother Down 15. Teo Torriatte 16. Another One Bites The Dust
17. We Will Rock You 18. We Are The Champions 19. God Save The Queen

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