Queen / Providence Attack / 2CDR

Queen / Providence Attack / 2CDR  / Uxbridge

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Live At Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI, USA 26th August 1980.



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Hits in 26 performances eyes of Queen, which began a large-scale North American tour to suit was released in 1980 June 30, “The Game”, August 26, is the appearance is an upgraded version of Providence performances. In this concert there is its outstanding board that said, “Let Us Rock Tonight,” “Providence 1980”, “playing content good, but the sound is not good enough.” There was in the sound source of evaluation that. This board is, recorded in recent years appeared in, and the master-quality sound remastered. Or generation is young and sound far better, and be surprised at the extent of the upgrade the first time, although there is a moment to feel the partial degradation, that suddenly promoted to the top-class sound source of the 1980 North American tour, the show in really great sound it is possible to enjoy. Sound from the beginning up to 1 minute 10 seconds eyes of Jailhouse Rock has is muffled, but suddenly the sound becomes clear from that point, later to the last, it has been recorded in excellent stability of the finest quality sound. In the recording of up to its outstanding Similarly Crazy Little Thing Called Love, but show the ending is accrued, the sound is good sound source up to here, would Toko Toro that you want to obtain, if still a fan. In particular, the second half of the disk 2 show has been recorded in the sound of the best, to better-than-expected quality fan would be surprised a lot. Although it seems that the earliest version was recorded of Dragon Attack to be played in a way that is inserted into Now I’m Here, it seems not yet able to live arrangements, confusion of configuration is seen in the drum-guitar-based It is, as a result, have become quite short of the live version. This time, already Crazy Little Thing Called Love has been a big hit, I mean that plunged into the midst of the commercial peak of as ever even as Queen, actually, Another One Bites The Dust during this period still not been single cut is thus the same song is not the encore has been played in the middle of the show. Freddie tone is very good, go to hear a performance twist stunning high-frequency in many places, is also excellent overall glue. Mass introduced “The Game” number is, of course, Mustapha to be full play, this after the tour, set to fall to cause 1980 of You’re My Best Friend, such as Fat Bottomed Girls full of groove that will showcase the second half, It is also a versatile far from listening. This take is to mitigate the low frequency that is from the upgraded version that circulated in recent years of the tape hiss noise and turbidity, you Yes finish clear sound in a more natural. Of course, the pitch is also accurate. It is worthy of release in the original if press CD, is the release determined by the best of sound upper version of the topic of the 1980 Providence performance.

★ is a review summary of beatleg magazine vol.136 (11 May 2011 issue). In case you’re wondering.

Providence performance of August 26, 1980. In the feature of this magazine vol.135, “Let Us Rock Tonight!” In but audience sound source which was introduced in the title, here is “Upgrade, A-sound” in this August based on the things that has been uploaded is touted as It is being edited. But as usual, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and later unreleased, apparently sound quality has been improved, would the more become want to listen to over and over again that’s good sound quality so far. To this “Jailhouse Rock” in what had been around to have been complete recording, but strange that this same song in the master cassette has not been recorded only about 40 seconds, to those that have been uploaded are missing a portion thereof and contains a bonus track called the supplemented with high generation tape “Jailhouse Rock (Merge of Two Copies)”, here it seems to have been skillfully edited in a way to use it. Therefore, “Jailhouse Rock” are beginning poor 1 minute up to 10 seconds sound quality only To a lot of, but later the sound quality is very good. It should be noted in this performance at is being played in the form to be inserted into the “Now I’m Here”, “Dragon Attack”, corresponds to the oldest of the live-take in the sound source that has seen the light of day. In addition, Freddie is playing as a rare short version in order to forget the lyrics.

1980年6月30日にリリースされた「The Game」に合わせて大規模な北米ツアーをスタートしたクィーンの26公演目にあたる、8月26日、プロビデンス公演のアップグレード版が登場です。本公演には「Let Us Rock Tonight」「Providence 1980」と言った既発盤が存在し、「演奏内容は良いが音がイマイチ」という評価の音源でありました。本盤は、近年登場した、マスター・クオリティ音源をリマスターして収録。ジェネレーションが若いとここまで音が良くなるか、と驚く程のアップグレードぶりで、部分的な劣化を感じる瞬間はあるものの、いきなり1980年北米ツアーのトップクラス音源に昇格という、実に素晴らしいサウンドでショウを堪能することができます。冒頭からJailhouse Rockの1分10秒目まで音が篭ってますが、そのポイントからいきなり音がクリアーになり、後はラストまで、安定感抜群の極上サウンドで収録されています。既発同様に Crazy Little Thing Called Loveまでの収録で、ショウのエンディングが未収ですが、ここまで音が良い音源は、やはりファンならば入手しておきたいとことろでしょう。特にディスク2のショウ後半は屈指のサウンドで収録されており、予想以上のクオリティにファンは大いに驚かれると思います。Now I’m Hereにインサートされる形で演奏されるDragon Attackの録音された最も初期のヴァージョンと思われますが、まだライブアレンジが出来ていないらしく、ドラム・ギター・ベースに構成の混乱が見られ、結果、かなり短めのライブヴァージョンとなっています。この時期、既にCrazy Little Thing Called Loveが大ヒットしており、クィーンとしてもかつて無い程の商業的ピークの真っただ中に突入しているわけですが、実際は、この時期にはAnother One Bites The Dustはまだシングルカットされておらず、よって同曲はアンコールでは無く、ショウ中盤で演奏されています。フレディの調子は大変良く、各所で見事な高域を効かせたパフォーマンスを聴かせてく、全体のノリも抜群です。大量導入された「The Game」ナンバーは勿論、フル演奏されるMustapha、このツアー後、セット落ちしてしまう1980年のYou’re My Best Friend、後半披露されるグルーブに満ちたFat Bottomed Girlsなど、聴きどころも多彩です。本テイクは、近年出回ったアップグレードヴァージョンからテープヒスノイズや濁りのある低域を緩和させ、よりナチュラルでクリアーなサウンドに仕上げてあります。勿論、ピッチも正確。本来ならプレスCDでのリリースが相応しい、1980年プロビデンス公演の話題のアッパー版が最良のサウンドでリリース決定です。

★beatleg誌 vol.136(2011年11月号)のレビュー要約です。ご参考まで。

1980年8月26日のプロヴィデンス公演。本誌vol.135の特集において、『Let Us Rock Tonight!』のタイトルで紹介したオーディエンス音源だが、ここにはこの8月に「Upgrade, A-sound」と謳われてアップロードされたものを元にして編集されている。相変わらず「Bohemian Rhapsody」以降は未収録だが、明らかに音質は向上しており、ここまで良好な音質だと何度も繰り返して聴きたくなってしまうほどだろう。これまで出回っていたものにおいて「Jailhouse Rock」は完全収録されているのに、このマスター・カセットで同曲は40秒ほどしか収録されていないのが不思議だが、アップロードされたものにはその欠落部分をジェネレーションの高いテープで補った「Jailhouse Rock (Merge Of Two Copies)」というボーナス・トラックが入っており、ここではそれを使用する形で巧みに編集されているようだ。従って、「Jailhouse Rock」の冒頭1分10秒までの音質のみ随分と劣っているが、それ以降の音質は非常に良い。この公演で注目するべきは「Now I’m Here」に挿入する形で演奏されている「Dragon Attack」で、日の目を見ている音源の中で最古のライヴ・テイクにあたる。しかも、フレディが歌詞を忘れたために珍しいショート・ヴァージョンとして演奏されている。

Disc 1
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. You’re My Best Friend 12. Save Me 13. Another One Bites The Dust

Disc 2
1. Now I’m Here 2. Dragon Attack / Now I’m Here (reprise) 3. Fat Bottomed Girls
4. Love Of My Life 5. Keep Yourself Alive 6. Drum Solo 7. Guitar Solo
8. Brighton Rock (ending) 9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love

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