Queen / Budokan 1979 1st Night / 2CD

Queen / Budokan 1979 1st Night / 2CD / Wardour

Translated Text:

Live at Budokan, Tokyo, Japan 13th April 1979.

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Last year, the first appearance album “BUDOKAN 1979 2ND NIGHT (Wardour – 250)” took up the topic “JAZZ JAPAN TOUR 1979”. That shock again! The new excavation this time is “April 13, 1979: Nippon Budokan” performance. It is a concert that will be the day before “BUDOKAN 1979 2ND NIGHT”. In our shop, we have archived the 3rd Japan tour with many masterpiece live albums. Since it is a good opportunity, let’s organize the collection in the schedule.

· April 13: Nippon Budokan 【this work】
· April 14: Nippon Budokan “BUDOKAN 1979 2ND NIGHT”
· April 19th + 20th: Osaka Festival Hall
· April 21: Practice Ethics Memorial Hall
· April 23: Nippon Budokan “PRIDE AND JOY”
· April 24: Nippon Budokan
· April 25: Nippon Budokan “BUDOKAN 1979” “DREAMER’S BALL”
· April 27: Kobe Central Gymnasium
· April 28: Nagoya International Exhibition Hall “THE PLEASURE CHEST”
· April 30 + May 1: Fukuoka Kyushu Gymnasium “MEMORIAL GYM”
· May 2: Yamaguchi prefectural gymnasium
· May 5th + 6th: Makomanai Ice Arena
※ Note: Only for masterpieces on each day.

Over all, 15 performances. QUEEN’s big tour boasts the highest number of performances even in Japan’s history in Japan, and this work’s Nippon Budokan performance was the first day of the concert. Last year ‘s topic work “BUDOKAN 1979 2ND NIGHT” was the world’ s first appearance master, but the contents of the show itself was known by the previous episode. However, this work ‘April 13’ is not so. Although only the latter half of the show has been released, this work is a decision board live album recorded fullshow through one stroke.

【Exquisite new excavation full master】
Such a work is a really splendid audience sound. Most recently it was released on the net and it is the master standing colored as a mania all over the world “Finally the first day in Japan was discovered!”, But it is not a shock simply by the first public release. The sound was also excellent. When you play this work, you will flinch for a moment in the slightly distorted sound at the beginning, but that is only the beginning. Improving Mirumimu, when it comes into the third song “Somebody To Love” the sound space which is perfectly stable and completely stable spreads out. There is no immediate feeling of being a “soundboard!”, But the performance and singing voice that reaches straight are fantastic and clear.
And the vintage workplace feeling is really real and wonderful. What is more real than anything is the yellow fairy telling the popularity of the time. An idol scream like the end of the 70s flies from here and there. One time, like a ripple far away, at some point the inside of the hall will boil at a stroke. There is a sense of perspective and three-dimensional appearance as if every Freddie’s stroke happens to the eye. Besides, it is wonderful because it does not block music. Despite the imminent clapping, the yellow screams are far and clear musical tones are pushing through all the time. At the same time you can taste the mood of “Qian Yue Sheng” different from any country in the world with Queen of the prosperity.
This work is a business that refined such exquisite master with further remaster. In our shop, we cooperate with the worldwide authority of QUEEN research supervised, but this time overseas researchers themselves mastering. His is much smaller than the netmaster, and the pitch which was randomly mad is also accurate. Of course, because he is a resident who loves QUEEN sincerely, I am deeply aware of “sound at the scene should have been this”, and the natural “ringing” that the recording itself had has also been fully utilized. Recording itself is in the middle of circling around the world, but this work is finished in “the best peak here”.

【A big name that overturns common sense of “1979 Japan’s bad condition”】
The quality portrayed on that quality is the “whole picture of the first day” that no one could listen to before. As mentioned earlier, although there was also a previous departure only in the second half part, the real pleasure of fullshow recording was first experience. Nippon Budokan × Because it was two consecutive performances, “Fat Bottomed Girls” which was not “BUDOKAN 1979 2ND NIGHT” will also be played, but more than that any series of moments to hear for the first time until every single song is MC. MC on “Secondbody To Love” on the 2nd day of the Nippon Budokan has become a legend, but also on the first day, I understood that it was only “Good evening everyone, how are you” (laugh) ).
What’s even wonderful is Freddy’s strong. When saying “Japan in 1979”, Freddie could caught a cold as a result of an aggressive schedule, and many days were pretty annoying. However, this work has still no problem with physical condition only on the first day. Although it was good also in “BUDOKAN 1979 2ND NIGHT”, in this work, a masterpiece will be held in which overseas enthusiasts will align with “It’s definitely Mercury’s best show of the Japanese tour !!”. Spread Your Wings is particularly wonderful. Although it was played until the Kanazawa performance, Freddie’s condition got worse and it was a masterpiece that was cut in the latter half of Japan tour. However, in this work it sings well without any problems without any problems. Moreover, the clapping gathering which participates in the performance also spreads at the venue where Freddy looks at, and it is wrapped in a wonderful sense of unity. This work is also a live album that can be entirely immersed in such inspiring air.
Finally unearthed in 1979 Japan’s full day full. What was contained in it was the appearance of Freddie filled with wonderful sound and original radiance. The best version that QUEEN expert who was impressed with the new excavation finished with passion. Please enjoy this moment of excavation.


昨年、初登場アルバム『BUDOKAN 1979 2ND NIGHT(Wardour-250)』が話題を振りまいた“JAZZ JAPAN TOUR 1979”。あの衝撃が再び! 今回の新発掘は「1979年4月13日:日本武道館」公演。『BUDOKAN 1979 2ND NIGHT』の前日となるコンサートです。当店では、これまでも数々の名作ライヴアルバムで3度目のジャパンツアーをアーカイヴしてきました。良い機会ですので、スケジュールの中でコレクションを整理してみましょう。

・4月13日:日本武道館 【本作】
・4月14日:日本武道館『BUDOKAN 1979 2ND NIGHT』
・4月23日:日本武道館『PRIDE AND JOY』
・4月25日:日本武道館『BUDOKAN 1979』『DREAMER’S BALL』
・4月28日:名古屋国際展示場『THE PLEASURE CHEST』
・4月30日+5月1日:福岡九電体育館『MEMORIAL GYM』

以上、全15公演。QUEENの来日史でも最多公演数を誇るビッグ・ツアーであり、本作の日本武道館公演はその初日にあたるコンサートでした。昨年の話題作『BUDOKAN 1979 2ND NIGHT』は世界初登場マスターではあったものの、ショウの内容自体は既発で知られていました。しかし、本作の“4月13日”はそうではない。ショウの後半だけが公開されたこともあるものの、本作は一気貫通でフルショウ収録された決定盤ライヴアルバムなのです。

そんな本作は、実に見事なオーディエンス・サウンド。ごく最近になってネット公開され、世界中のマニアが「遂に日本初日が発掘された!」と色めき立っているマスターなのですが、単なる初公開だけでは衝撃にはならない。サウンドも絶品だったのです。本作を再生すると冒頭やや歪んだ音に一瞬たじろぎますが、それは最初だけ。みるみる向上していき、3曲目「Somebody To Love」に入る頃にはすっかり安定した極上の音空間が広がる。「まるでサウンドボード!」と喧伝する間近感でこそありませんが、真っ直ぐに届く演奏と歌声は逞しく、素晴らしくクリアです。

そのクオリティで描かれるのは、これまで誰も聴けなかった“初日の全貌”。先述の通り、後半パートだけなら既発もありましたが、フルショウ録音の醍醐味は初体験。日本武道館×2回の連続公演だっただけに『BUDOKAN 1979 2ND NIGHT』ではなかった「Fat Bottomed Girls」も演奏されますが、それ以上にどの曲もMC1つにいたるまで初めて聴く瞬間の連続。日本武道館2日目の「Somebody To Love」ではMC「よく聞こえますき!」も伝説になっていますが、初日には「皆さんこんばんは、お元気ですか」だけだったことも分かりました(笑)。
さらに素晴らしいのが、好調なフレディ。“1979年の日本”というと、苛烈な日程のせいかフレディが風邪をこじらせ、かなり苦しげな日も多かった。しかし、本作は初日だけにまだまだ体調に異常なし。『BUDOKAN 1979 2ND NIGHT』でも好調ではありましたが、本作では海外マニアが「It’s definitely Mercury’s best show of the Japanese tour!!」と口を揃える名演が繰り広げられる。特に素晴らしいのが「Spread Your Wings」。金沢公演までは演奏されたものの、フレディの調子が悪くなって日本ツアー後半でカットされてしましました名曲です。しかし、本作では何の問題もなく見事に歌い上げている。しかも、そのフレディを見つめる会場も演奏に参加するような手拍子が広がり、素晴らしい一体感に包まれる。本作は、そんな感動の空気に全身で浸れるライヴアルバムでもあるのです。

Disc 1 (65:25)
1. Thunder & Lightning Intro. 2. We Will Rock You (fast) 3. Let Me Entertain You
4. Somebody To Love 5. Fat Bottomed Girls 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. Don’t Stop Me Now 14. Spread Your Wings
15. Dreamer’s Ball 16. Love Of My Life 17. ’39

Disc 2 (49:14)
1. It’s Late 2. Brighton Rock 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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