Queen & Adam Lambert / Columbus 2019 / 2CDR

Queen & Adam Lambert / Columbus 2019 / 2CDR / Uxbridge

Live AT Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH, USA 13th August 2019.

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“THE RHAPSODY TOUR” is moving forward for next year’s performance in Japan. The latest live album is here.
Included in this work is “August 13, 2019 Columbus performance”. It is the best audience recording. This week, three live albums will be released simultaneously as the first report of “THE RHAPSODY TOUR”. For an overview of the tour, please refer to the explanation of “WASHINGTON 2019 (Uxbridge 1095)”. Here, let’s sort out the positional relationship of each title by focusing on the “North America leg” currently in progress.

・ July 10-28 (10 performances)
・ 30th July “ WASHINGTON 2019 ”
・ July 31 + August 3 (2 performances)
・ 4th August “MANSFIELD 2019″
・ August 6-10 (4 performances)
・ August 13: Columbus performance ← ★ This work ★
・ August 15-18 (3 performances)
>> Now here <<
・ August 20-23 (3 performances)

This is a total of 25 performances scheduled for 2019. The remaining three performances have already been completed, and after that, we will rest until the beginning of next year’s Asian tour. Among them, Columbus of this work is a concert corresponding to the 19th performance that came to the end. It’s the latest live album that is only a week old.
This work that recorded such a show is a spectacular sound of exquisite. The three releases released at the same time this week are unique recordings, but this work has the best balance and ease of listening. Although a slight hall noise is inhaled, it does not become cloudy or cloudy and beautifully colors the bare core. And the strength of the core that breaks through the middle of the sound is the point. Normally, hall sounds can also cause a sense of distance, but in the case of this work, the core is very on so it doesn’t feel far away. Rather, the sound becomes the thickness of the performance, and it is even powerful and dynamic. The ringing does not impair the strength of the heart sound, but gives the power in reverse … It is such a rare recording.
And the balance of enthusiasm is also wonderful. “MANSFIELD 2019 (Uxbridge 1094)” released at the same time was a different dimension, as if it was recorded on the line up to Shouwa, but this is rather spectacular. Although you will never be bothered by upcoming screams, it spreads seamlessly from nearby applause to distant screams, clearing each grain. The huge audience causes a tremendous swell and heats up the show. Syowa follows Adam’s singing voice and blows up like an active volcano at MC that praises Freddie. It is a united sound that blends with the exquisite hall sound.
The show drawn with that sound cannot help but be reminded of the coming Japanese performance. So far, QUEEN + Adam has visited Japan twice in 2014 and 2016, but there are plenty of famous songs that could not be heard there. In addition to “ Doing All Right ” and “ Machines (Or ‘Back to Humans’) ”, which were unveiled for the first time this time, “ Keep Yourself Alive ”, “ I’m In Love With My Car ”, “ Bicycle Race ” (This day, I made a mistake at the start and started again.) “’39” and performed a song that was not played twice in Japan. It will not always be performed in Japan next January performance (in Japan, “I’ll hold hands” and “I Was Born to Love You”), but it’s a live album that is expected to grow.

“THE RHAPSODY TOUR” wrapped in a glorious mood like the heyday of the 1980s. It is a live album that allows you to experience the latest version with full sound. This is a work with a comprehensive ability that is easy to listen to and has excellent dynamism, compared to the fresh “WASHINGTON 2019” in the early stages of the tour and “MANSFIELD 2019”, which has a crisp and amazing sound. Although it is a masterpiece triple series that will not be inferior in time, this work may be the best if you play “Bicycle Race” and think about the ensemble that has gone through the number of places and improved the skill. Please enjoy plenty.

来年の日本公演に向け、歩みを進めている“THE RHAPSODY TOUR”。その最新ライヴアルバムが登場です。
そんな本作に収められているのは「2019年8月13日コロンバス公演」。その極上オーディエンス録音です。今週は“THE RHAPSODY TOUR”の第一報としてライヴアルバム3作が同時リリース。ツアー全体像は『WASHINGTON 2019(Uxbridge 1095)』の解説を参照して頂くとして、ここでは現在進行中の「北米レッグ」に絞って各タイトルの位置関係を整理してみましょう。

・7月30日『WASHINGTON 2019』
・8月4日『MANSFIELD 2019』
・8月13日:コロンバス公演 ←★本作★

そして、熱狂のバランスも素晴らしい。同時リリースの『MANSFIELD 2019(Uxbridge 1094)』は唱和までラインで録音したような異次元感覚でしたが、こちらはむしろ遠くまで広がる厚みがスペクタクル。間近な絶叫に悩まされる事は決してないものの、近くの拍手から遠く遠くの絶叫までシームレスに広がっており、一粒一粒がクリア。その巨大な観客が凄まじいうねりを起こし、ショウをどんどん加熱させていく。唱和はアダムの歌声をぶ厚く付き従い、フレディを讃えるMCで活火山のように吹き上がる。絶品のホール鳴りと融合した一体感のサウンドなのです。
そのサウンドで描かれるショウは、来る日本公演に想いを馳せずにはいられない。これまでQUEEN+アダムとしては2014年・2016年の2回来日したわけですが、そこでも聴けなかった名曲がたっぷり。今回が初披露となった「Doing All Right」や「Machines (Or ‘Back to Humans’)」はもちろんのこと、他にも「Keep Yourself Alive」「I’m In Love With My Car」「Bicycle Race(この日はスタートでミスってやり直してます)」「’39」と、二度の来日で演奏しなかった曲を披露。来年1月の来日公演でも演奏するとは限りません(日本では「手をとりあって」「I Was Born to Love You」も入るでしょう)が、今から期待が膨らむライヴアルバムなのです。

80年代全盛期のようなグロリアスなムードに包まれた“THE RHAPSODY TOUR”。その最新形を極上サウンドでフル体験できるライヴアルバムです。ツアー序盤のフレッシュな『WASHINGTON 2019』、鮮烈のびっくりサウンドにド肝を抜かれる『MANSFIELD 2019』に対し、聴きやすさとダイナミズムに優れた総合力の本作。いずれ劣らぬ大傑作3連作ではありますが、「Bicycle Race」も演奏し、かつ場数を踏んで練度も上がったアンサンブルまで考え合わせると本作こそがベストかも知れません。ぜひ、たっぷりとお楽しみください。

Disc 1(70:49)
1. Intro (Innuendo)
2. Now I’m Here
3. Seven Seas Of Rhye
4. Keep Yourself Alive
5. Hammer To Fall
6. Killer Queen
7. Don’t Stop Me Now
8. Somebody To Love
9. In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited
10. I’m In Love With My Car
11. Bicycle Race
12. Another One Bites The Dust
13. Machines
14. I Want It All
15. Love Of My Life
16. ’39
17. Doing All Right
18. Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Disc 2(61:47)
1. Under Pressure
2. I Want To Break Free
3. You Take My Breath Away / Who Wants To Live Forever
4. Guitar Solo
5. Tie Your Mother Down
6. The Show Must Go On
7. Fat Bottomed Girls
8. Radio Ga Ga
9. Bohemian Rhapsody
10. Ay-Oh
11. We Will Rock You
12. We Are The Champions
13. God Save The Queen

Brian May – guitars, vocals
Roger Taylor – drums, vocals
Adam Lambert – lead vocals

Spike Edney – keyboards, vocals
Neil Fairclough – bass guitars, vocals
Tyler Warren – percussion, additional drums, vocals

Uxbridge 1094

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