Queen / Budokan 1981 3rd Night / 2CDR

Queen / Budokan 1981 3rd Night / 2CDR / Uxbridge

Live At budokan, Tokyo, Japan 16th February 1981.

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QUEEN in 1981 which built a big prime in the big hit of “THE GAME” and the movie “FLASH GORDON”. The original recording of the performances that came back to Japan with its momentum is reprinted.
Such a work included in “February 16, 1981: Nippon Budokan Performance”. Its masterpiece audience recording. Speaking of the performance in Japan in 1981, the other day I just introduced the masterpiece press 2CD “DEFINITIVE BUDOKAN 1981 2ND NIGHT (Wardour-314)”. First of all, let’s confirm the positional relationship with the schedule of the time.

· February 12: Nippon Budokan
· February 13: “DEFINITIVE BUDOKAN 1981 2ND NIGHT”
– 2 days off –
· February 16: Nippon Budokan 【this work】
· February 17: Nippon Budokan
· February 18: Nippon Budokan

Over all, 5 shows. All Japan came to Japan this year was Nippon Budokan. This work is in the middle of it. It was also a restarting performance with a two day break. This work that recorded such a show is exceptional audience recording. It was master that I introduced as a press CD “PRIME JIVE (part of)” from Wardour label, once again digitized from its original cassette.
I think that you can imagine from being pressed, but this work is neat and beautiful recording. Although it is not a zero distance, the air feeling is transparent, and Freddy’s singing voice reaches straight. Because the ringing is also master direct, the freshness of it is inhabited, and the sense of stability is also preeminent. It is a type that can be immersed in beauty rather than pushing with forceful force. Of course, it is not just singing voice. Amazing is the bass. Although this is not impressive again, it is Yorikaku Kumi. It is not where you can clearly see the base line, but it captures each gorgeous feel of attacks cleanly. Furthermore, the piano can be tasted up to the level of touch, Brian’s red special shimmers in that … …. It’s a name recording that calls for a sense of uplifting.
Another thing is that it is the personality of this work. Inhale the great enthusiasm for enthusiasm, but in fact the upcoming conversation is engraved (little). Apparently it seems that he is coming with a friend who first sees QUEEN, and put an explanation between the songs. It seems to be a goal if you are normal, but this is quite good as well. Although it is unfortunate if it is criticized for Otaku smell, it is not so much that “the opening is pretty?” “It is pretty proud” in the word “How is it?”, QUEEN love psychology is rolled out. In other words, it was not meeha, “I was rubbing a little while ago, Freddie is weak in knods”, and I can sympathize (wry smile) strangely where I pretend to be cool. I keep the number of words lower than anything and I quiet as soon as I assume that the next song will start. In such a place I can feel the feeling I want the friend to feel the splendor of QUEEN.
Cruel talk time.
The overwhelming thing over such a momentary conversation is the show itself painted with beautiful sound. This is also wonderful. Freddie is doing well, high tension than anything else. The audience was saying “rubbed”, and indeed “Play The Game” etc can be rubbed in some places, but it feels like I’m scooping up to the limit rather than saying no voice. The vocalization of “Mustapha” is also terrible enough to make you smile, and the powerful singing voice is delicious in one word. There is also a two – day holiday season, it ‘s a show going down.
Set is very similar to “DEFINITIVE BUDOKAN 1981 2ND NIGHT”, long version of Flash medley “(a song has been used in a flying scene of Vartan in the movie) Vultan’s Theme” is also filled. This is the 2nd time since “2ND NIGHT” was the world premiere. And more surprises are “Rock It (Prime Jive)”! I know that we played several times even at the North American leg, but it was not a later response fee, but also on the first day and the second day at the Budokan. I hear the audience’s voice saying “I did not think this song was done!” With the intro of the shock, but it is a rare scene that can be shared even to the feeling that both hands become goo.
A live at Budokan in the greatest heyday. It is a masterpiece live album that you can experience the whole story with a wonderful sound. To tell the truth, although it was introduced from the Uxbridge label because re-digitization did not make enough difference to be reborn, press CD is a suitable name recording. Please take this opportunity to enjoy plenty.
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『THE GAME』の大ヒットと映画『FLASH GORDON』で一大全盛を築いた1981年のQUEEN。その勢いを持って再訪した来日公演のオリジナル録音が復刻です。
そんな本作に収められているのは「1981年2月16日:日本武道館公演」。その傑作オーディエンス録音です。1981年の来日公演と言えば、先日も大傑作プレス2CD『DEFINITIVE BUDOKAN 1981 2ND NIGHT(Wardour-314)』をご紹介したばかり。まずは、その位置関係を当時の日程で確認しておきましょう。
・2月16日:日本武道館 【本作】
 以上、全5公演。この年の来日はすべて日本武道館でした。本作は、その中でもド真ん中。2日間の休みを入れた再スタート公演でもありました。そんなショウを記録した本作は、まさに絶品のオーディエンス録音。かつてWardourレーベルからプレスCD『PRIME JIVE(の一部)』としてご紹介したこともあるマスターで、そのオリジナル・カセットから再度デジタル化いたしました。
そんな瞬間的な会話よりも圧倒的なのは、美麗サウンドで描かれるショウそのもの。これがまた、素晴らしいのなんの。フレディも調子よく、何よりもハイテンション。観客は「擦れた」と言っていましたし、実際「Play The Game」などでは所々擦れるのですが、それは声が出ないと言うよりは限界まで攻めまくってる感じ。「Mustapha」のヴォーカリゼイションも笑ってしまうほど凄いですし、一言一言に力のこもった歌声は絶品。2日間の休み明けもあってか、ガンガン突き進むショウなのです。
セットは『DEFINITIVE BUDOKAN 1981 2ND NIGHT』にも酷似しており、Flashメドレーも「Vultan’s Theme(映画ではバルタンの飛翔シーンで使用されていた曲です)」入りのロング・バージョン。これは『2ND NIGHT』が全世界初演でしたので、本作が2回目となります。そして、それ以上のサプライズが「Rock It (Prime Jive)」! 今でこそ北米レッグでも何回か演奏したことが分かっていますが、その後の応酬レッグではなく、武道館でも初日・2日目にはなかった。衝撃のイントロで観客の「この曲やるとは思わなかった!」という声が聞こえてきますが、その両手がグーになる感まで共有できいるレア・シーンなのです。
Disc 1(61:21)
1. Intro 2. Jailhouse Rock 3. We Will Rock You (fast) 4. Let Me Entertain You
5. Play The Game 6. Mustapha 7. Death On Two Legs 8. Killer Queen
9. I’m In Love With My Car 10. Get Down, Make Love 11. Rock It (Prime Jive)
12. Save Me 13. Now I’m Here 14. Dragon Attack/Now I’m Here (reprise)
15. Love Of My Life
Disc 2(47:41)
1. Keep Yourself Alive 2. Drum Solo 3. Guitar Solo 4. Vultan’s Theme
/Battle Theme 5. Flash 6. The Hero 7. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
8. Bohemian Rhapsody 9. Tie Your Mother Down 10. Another One Bites The Dust
11. Sheer Heart Attack 12. We Will Rock You 13. We Are The Champions
14. God Save The Queen

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