Queen / Kassel 1982 / 2CDR

Queen / Kassel 1982 / 2CDR / Uxbridge

Translated Text:
Live at Eissporthalle, Kassel, Germany 18th May 1982

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“HOT SPACE TOUR 1982” which was skipping well. It is the appearance of a masterpiece live album that conveys the scene.
What is sealed in this work is “Kassel Performance May 18, 1982”. It is a part of the European tour which took place before “HOT SPACE” was released. This European version is also known for the fact that a number of nominations have been recurred, but West Germany is particularly terrible. In this week’s simultaneous release “HAMBURG 1982 (Uxbridge 801)” commentary, we introduced the whole world tour so let’s zoom in to the European schedule in more detail.

· April 9th ​​- 12th: Scandinavia (3 performances)
· 16th April + 17th: Switzerland (2 performances)
· April 19th + 20th: France # 1 (2 performances)
· April 22 + 23: Belgium (2 shows)
· 24th April + 25th: Netherlands (2 performances)
· April 28 + May 1: West Germany # 1 (2 shows)
· May 3rd: France # 2 (1 performance)
· May 5th – 10th: West Germany # 2 (5 shows)
· May 12th + 13th: Austria (2 shows)
· May 15 – 29: West Germany # 3 (5 shows) ← ★ Coco ★
“May 21” HOT SPACE “Release”
· May 29 – June 5: UK (4 shows)

This is the early stage of “HOT SPACE TOUR”. Although it is circulating around each country finely, the main is obviously West Germany. All twelve performances over three times were three times as much as the home country UK. QUEEN was popular too much, but that enthusiasm also invoked the audience. In our shop we have reported with masterpiece such as “FRANKFURT 1982 (Wardour – 188)” and “West Germany # 2” “WURZBURG 1982 (Uxbridge 781)” of “West German # 1”, but this week it is “West Germany # 3” . “HAMBURG 1982” at the same time was the 2nd performance of “West Germany # 3”, and the Kassel performance of this work was a concert that was the 3rd performance.
Such a work is a spectacular audience recording representing the latter part of the European tour. “HAMBURG 1982” was a vintage style like a little mania, but this work sounds soaked comfortably by everyone. There is no mistaking type as a sound board, but a strong core reaches strongly, thick sounds do not hide details. Although the presence of this show ‘s recording was known for a long time, this work is its highest peak. It digitized directly from the rouge cassette which was discovered by overseas QUEEN researcher, it is much brighter than before. Each buddha’s vigor cleverly, the base line stands out clearly. Of course Brian’s guitar is also brilliant, and Freddy’s singing voice knows lyrics as well.
And the important thing is the big performance performed with that sound. It is Europe in 1982 where a good show was spreading everyday, but this day the tension is high in addition to the best condition. Although the performance is also crispy, Freddie is also prominent. Because I was on holiday the previous day, my voice grew neat and tight and I was fine. The tension is also high, “Yeah eahhhhh !! This is Staying Power!” “Say Cool Cool Cool Cool Baby !!!” is blown off. “Somebody to Love” Intro also singing with deep vivalat, growing powerfully everywhere. It is also a sound that makes sense for such a great sensation with a sense of resistance.
And more interesting is “Sheer Heart Attack”. Normally it will be a highlight in the final stage of the show, but this day suddenly appeared in the second song following “The Hero”! Although it is a compact version that cuts three minutes, I was surprised to see it jumped out when I thought “I’m feeling well” from the performance. Perhaps it is a surprise inserted because the West German schedule is massive, but the venue is surprised and the tension rises at once. And it is terrible since the tension will not fall afterwards. It is a masterpiece that the best performances are pulling up to Guyugui and the concert as it is.

It is a must-read live album that jumps to the surprise of “Sheer Heart Attack” in West Germany in 1982 caught in masterpiece recording. A commodity that can be immersed in the best show riding in the low genre sound that the researcher found out. By all means, please enjoy it to your heart’s content.

快調に飛ばしていた“HOT SPACE TOUR 1982”。その現場を伝える傑作ライヴアルバムの登場です。
本作に封じられているのは「1982年5月18日カッセル公演」。『HOT SPACE』のリリース前に行われた欧州ツアーの一幕です。このヨーロッパ編は名演が連発した事でも知られますが、特に凄まじかったのは西ドイツ。今週同時リリースの『HAMBURG 1982(Uxbridge 801)』解説ではワールドツアー全容をご紹介しましたので、ここではより詳しく、ヨーロッパ日程にズームしてみましょう。

《5月21日『HOT SPACE』発売》

これが“HOT SPACE TOUR”の極初期。各国を細かく巡っていますが、メインなのは明らかに西ドイツ。3度に渡る全12公演は、母国イギリスの3倍に及ぶ日程でした。それだけQUEEN人気も高かったわけですが、その熱狂は熱演も呼んだ。当店でも「西独#1」の『FRANKFURT 1982(Wardour-188)』、「西独#2」の『WURZBURG 1982(Uxbridge 781)』といった傑作でレポートしてきましたが、今週はその「西独#3」編。同時リリースの『HAMBURG 1982』は「西独#3」の2公演目、そして本作のカッセル公演は3公演目にあたるコンサートでした。
そんな本作は、欧州ツアー後期を代表する見事なオーディエンス録音。『HAMBURG 1982』はややマニア好みなヴィンテージ風でしたが、本作はどなたでも心地よく浸れるサウンド。サウンドボードと間違えるタイプでこそありませんが、骨太な芯が力強く届き、肉厚な鳴りもディテールを隠さない。このショウの録音は以前から存在は知られていましたが、本作はその最高峰。海外のQUEEN研究家が発掘したロウジェネ・カセットからダイレクトにデジタル化しており、従来よりもグッと鮮やか。バスドラの1発1発も鮮やかに轟き、ベースのラインもクッキリと浮き立つ。もちろん、ブライアンのギターも鮮烈ですし、フレディの歌声も歌詞まで分かります。
そして、肝心なのはそのサウンドで描かれる大熱演。連日連夜、好調なショウが繰り広げられていた1982年のヨーロッパですが、この日は絶好調に加えてテンションも高い。演奏もキレッキレですが、やはり目立つのはフレディ。前日が休みだったせいか、声の伸びも張りも絶品でやたらと元気。かけ合いもテンションが高く「Yeah eahhhhh!! This is Staying Power!」「Say Cool Cool Cool Cool Baby!!!」とかっ飛ばしまくる。「Somebody to Love」イントロでも深いヴィヴラートで歌い込みつつ、どこまでも力強く伸びまくる。そんな絶好調ぶりが手応え感覚で分かるサウンドでもあるのです。
そして、それ以上に面白いのが「Sheer Heart Attack」。通常ではショウの最終盤でハイライトとなるナンバーですが、この日は「The Hero」に次ぐ2曲目でいきなり登場! 3分を切るコンパクト・バージョンではありますが、開演から「お、調子よさそうだな」と思ったところで飛び出されるとびっくり。恐らく西ドイツ日程が大量なために差し込んだサプライズなのでしょうが、会場も驚いて一気にテンションが上がる。そして、その後もテンションが落ちないから凄い。そのまま絶好調の演奏がグイグイと終演まで引っぱっていく名演なのです。

傑作録音がひしめく1982年の西ドイツにおいて、「Sheer Heart Attack」のサプライズまで飛び出す必聴のライヴアルバムです。研究家が発掘したロウジェネ・サウンドに乗って絶好調のショウに浸りきれる銘品。ぜひ、心ゆくまでお楽しみください。

Disc 1 (45:49)
1. Intro 2. Flash (tape) 3. The Hero 4. Sheer Heart Attack 5. Action This Day 6. Play The Game
7. Staying Power 8. Somebody To Love 9. Now I’m Here 10. Dragon Attack
11. Now I’m Here (reprise) 12. Love Of My Life 13. Save Me

Disc 2 (45:05)
1. Get Down, Make Love 2. Guitar Solo 3. Drum Solo 4. Under Pressure 5. Fat Bottomed Girls
6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love 7. Bohemian Rhapsody 8. Tie Your Mother Down
9. Another One Bites The Dust 10. We Will Rock You 11. We Are The Champions
12. God Save The Queen

Uxbridge 797

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