Ritchie Blacmores Rainbow / Definitive Berlin 2018 / 2CD+1Bonus DVDR

Ritchie Blacmores Rainbow / Definitive Berlin 2018 / 2CD+1Bonus DVDR / Black Box

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Live at Velodrom, Berlin, Germany 18th April 2018 Plus Bonus DVDR “Definitive Berlin 2018 The Video”

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This year’s …… No, it was the biggest harvest day of the 21st century RAINBOW “Berlin performance on April 18, 2018”. Ultra superficially live album that explores its vertex is appearing in permanent preservation press 2CD. Although Berlin performance where many high-quality live albums / video works have already appeared already, its “apex” was at a further height. That’s it. It is the top audience album that we pursued pursuit.
Let’s begin with organizing sound source information. Among the recordings born from the Berlin performance, there are three types of superb levels. In our shop, we have reported on three work “LIVE IN BERLIN 2018 (Shades 907)” “LIVE IN BERLIN 2018: DEFINITIVE MASTER (Shades 917)” “BERLIN 2018 (Black Box 026)”. The breakdown is …

· Source 1: DVD audio of “LIVE IN BERLIN 2018” “BERLIN 2018”
· Source 2: 2 CD of “BERLIN 2018”
· Source 3: “DEFINITIVE MASTER” & this work

…… and it looks like this. “Source 1” and “Source 2” are permanently stored and pressed as “BERLIN 2018” (Source 1 is the sound of DVD). This work is the only “Source 3” that remained. It is a superb recording in the very best that appeared as “LIVE IN BERLIN 2018: DEFINITIVE MASTER”. Of course, I did not press “DEFINITIVE MASTER” altogether. The decision board that pulls out the possibility that the recording itself possessed with meticulous remastering to the utmost, and further upgraded. It is exactly the live album which is the vertex in the vertex.
The upgrade is the point, but first of all it is arguing in the first place. If I tried to make words of the individuality of three kinds of recording … …

· Source 1: Natural recording which can feel the whole hole
· Source 2: Brilliant colorful recording of edges
· Source 3: Direct recording with no sense of distance

…… It is such a feeling. The best thing to say in the original sound is “Transparent 2” of clear transparency. In the 3-disc set “BERLIN 2018”, I polished its vividness and pressed it. However, there was a slight distance to the performance which emerged from a sense of intense clear air. On the other hand, “Source 3” was more like a sound board. Recording by worldwide master “wb”, a phenomenal zero distance sound was realized. However, the weakness of this “Source 3” is somewhat muzzled ringing (especially vocals). Even though there was a sense of close contact with a class deeply, it was also a sound that could be felt now with basking feeling when hearing it.
And this work that improved all that powerfully. The aim of mastering is “goodness of missing” which makes direct feeling refreshed. Originally the tone quality itself is wonderful enough, adjustment of the total balance, not adjusting pin range tone range. Of course, not cutting off the sounds of the original sound, the atmosphere adheres to the utmost. On top of that the vocals came out clearly, and the sound of the ensemble as a whole and the sound pressure balance of each musical instruments was also beautifully arranged.
The sound that is completed in this way can only be called ‘Official grade audience’. The punchy feeling of the core is enormous, and the detailed detail can fully draw all the notes. Although it is a transparent feeling shining in crystal clear, rich natural sounds are dwelling on the core of the musical sound itself. And, more than anything, the sense of zero distance that could not be achieved with “Source 1 & 2”. In other 2 sound sources, no matter how hard you master by mastering, the sense of distance by position will not change. However, in this work Ronnie Romero, which had been singing far and farther away from the guitar, also appeared in front of the guitar and filled with the beauty that the ensemble was in perfect form. That’s exactly what you can taste like ultra superb sounds that hide audience recordings and pass through official releases.

Whether the official live album will be born in 2018 as well as “LIVE IN GERMANY” and “LIVE IN BIRMINGHAM” in 2016, “MEMORIES IN ROCK II” in 2017. I do not know yet. If it did not happen, it will definitely be the official substitution for this work. It is an ultra-superb live album that boasts the ultimate quality so much, and it is a 2-disc set that has polished all the power of a superb article of sound, because world-class masterpiece recorded. It is the inscription of the inscription that will continue to symbolize the year 2018 RAINBOW.

まずは、音源情報の整理から始めましょう。ベルリン公演から生まれた録音のうち、極上レベルは3種類。当店では、これまでに3作『LIVE IN BERLIN 2018(Shades 907)』『LIVE IN BERLIN 2018: DEFINITIVE MASTER(Shades 917)』『BERLIN 2018(Black Box 026)』でレポートしてきました。その内訳は……

・Source 1:『LIVE IN BERLIN 2018』『BERLIN 2018』のDVD音声
・Source 2:『BERLIN 2018』の2CD

……と、このようになっています。「Source 1」と「Source 2」は『BERLIN 2018』として永久保存プレス化済み(Source 1はDVDの音声)。本作は、唯一残っていた「Source 3」。『LIVE IN BERLIN 2018: DEFINITIVE MASTER』として登場した極上中の極上録音なのです。もちろん、『DEFINITIVE MASTER』をそっくりプレスしたわけではありません。細心のリマスタリングで録音そのものが持っていた可能性を最大限に引き出し、更なるアップグレードを果たした決定盤。まさに頂点の中の頂点たるライヴアルバムなのです。

・Source 1:ホール全体を感じられるナチュラル録音
・Source 2:エッジの鮮やかなカラフル録音
・Source 3:距離感がまるでないダイレクト録音

……こんな感じでしょうか。原音で言うなら一番なのは透き通った鮮やかさの「Source 2」。3枚組『BERLIN 2018』では、その鮮やかさに磨きをかけてプレス化致しました。しかし、激クリアな空気感から浮かび上がる演奏には、若干の距離があった。それに対し、よりサウンドボード的だったのは「Source 3」。世界的な名手「wb」による録音で、驚異的なゼロ距離サウンドが実現していたのです。ただしこの「Source 3」の弱みは、ややくぐもった鳴り(特にヴォーカル)。せっかくド級の密着感があるのに、パッと聴いたときの籠もり感で今ひとつに感じかねないサウンドでもあったのです。
そうして完成したサウンドは、「オフィシャル級オーディエンス」とでも呼ぶしかない。芯の骨太感は絶大で、超詳細なディテールは全ノートを完全に描ききる。クリスタル・クリアに輝く透明感でありながら、楽音の芯そのものにリッチで自然な鳴りが宿っているのです。そして、何より「Source 1&2」では成し得なかったゼロ距離感。他2音源ではいかにマスタリングで磨こうと、ポジションによる距離感は変わりようがありません。しかし、本作ではギターよりも遠く遠く離れたところで歌っていたようなロニー・ロメロもグイッと前に出てきて、アンサンブルが完全形になったような美しさを湛えている。それこそ、オーディエンス録音なのを隠して公式リリースしても通るような超・極上サウンドがたっぷりと味わえるのです。

2016年の『LIVE IN GERMANY』や『LIVE IN BIRMINGHAM』、2017年の『MEMORIES IN ROCK II』のように、2018年からも公式ライヴアルバムが誕生するのかどうか。それはまだ分かりません。もし、実現しなかったとしてたら、その公式代わりになるのは間違いなく本作です。それほどまでに究極的なクオリティを誇る超・極上のライヴアルバムであり、世界的名手が録音したからこその絶品サウンドを全力で磨き上げた2枚組。2018年のRAINBOWを象徴し続けて行くであろう、銘品の銘品です。


Disc 1 (68:48)
1. Land of Hope and Glory 2. Over the Rainbow 3. Spotlight Kid 4. I Surrender 5. Mistreated
6. Since You Been Gone 7. Man on the Silver Mountain 8. Perfect Strangers
9. Soldier of Fortune 10. Black Night 11. Difficult To Cure (incl. Keyboard Solo)

Disc 2 (52:50)
1. All Night Long 2. Child in Time 3. Stargazer 4. Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll
5. Smoke on the Water 6. Burn

Ritchie Blackmore – Guitars Ronnie Romero – Vocals Bob Nouveau – Bass
Jens Johansson – Keyboards David Keith – Drums Candice Night – Backing Vocals
Lady Lynn – Backing Vocals

Black Box 027



Ritchie Blacmores Rainbow /  Definitive Berlin 2018 The Video / 1Single DVDR / Non label

Translated Text:
Live at Velodrom, Berlin, Germany 18th April 2018

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Even in the 21st century RAINBOW, the new name “DEFINITIVE BERLIN 2018” which controlled the fierce battlefield which passed through without going well. It is exactly the new name board of the ultimate sound. Of course, although it is unnecessary such as a bonus just by pure quality, this Berlin performance is the default to enjoy wonderful images with a set. So we prepared an upgrade version of that superb picture. The image itself is the same as the press 3 piece set “BERLIN 2018 (Black Box 026)”, but there is a synchro “Source 3” same as the main press press 2CD there. It is a definitive version reborn with upgraded sound.
For those who experienced “BERLIN 2018”, no further explanation is necessary. I think that my mind has already been decided. For the first time also introducing this once again, this picture was produced by overseas mania. It is a multicamera work that lavishly woven audience images that appeared in large quantities from the Berlin performance. Its editing is amazing. From the right to the left of the stage from the center, the proximity of the pro shot beam and the distant view of the scaled feel are also variously combined. Moreover, its sense is also preeminent. Depending on the songs, the number of angles used is different, so it can not be said unconditionally, but it is not just the dimension of “following the highlight”, but also in bar / phrase units, it is perfect for images of songs. It is a stiffness as if it is directed by video and upgraded more than drawing the show exactly.
In addition, the quality of each such angle is high. Multi-camera editing is also becoming common in modern times when innumerable audience shooting appears but still blurred blurred images and blurred shots are mixed. Although there are some differences in various images also in this work, almost no such ducks / cuts are found. Even one turtle will switch luxury images of sufficient level.

And this time the sound that adds a strong impact to such beauty of the image. Original version of “BERLIN 2018” uses “Source 1”, natural experience was wonderful, but this work is super direct “Source 3”. That’s why the same footage is getting better and the shot feeling is increasing. To be honest, the sound which is too far away is disproportionate to the distant view shot and the experience feeling becomes thin, but in fact the mood that made it work that was made intensely scurry instead. As expected it can not be said that it can be “officially released” because it does not reach the number of angles as far as the official work, but it is of a quality enough to enjoy as a pro shot substitute.
Not only this year, the 21st century RAINBOW also celebrated the huge harvest day celebrated with exceptional name / name recording “April 18, 2018 Berlin Concert”. The wider the base, the higher the vertex of the pyramid. This work, which will be the vertex of the video version with that sound, against Daimyo Binran 2018 which shines at its top with sound quality. Two tops, please please enjoy together.

★ Synchronously recorded the new sound of press CD’s highest sound quality in multi camera video.

21世紀RAINBOWでもズバ抜けた名録音激戦区を制した新名盤『DEFINITIVE BERLIN 2018』。まさに究極サウンドの新名盤です。もちろん、純粋なクオリティだけで言えばボーナスなど不要なのですが、このベルリン公演は素晴らしい映像もセットで楽しむのがデフォルトになっています。そこで、その極上映像のアップグレード版をご用意しました。映像自体はプレス3枚組『BERLIN 2018(Black Box 026)』と同じですが、そこに本編プレス2CDと同じ「Source 3」をシンクロ。アップレグレード・サウンドで生まれ変わった決定版です。
『BERLIN 2018』を体験された方には、これ以上の説明は不要。すでに心を決められているかと思います。初めての方のためにも今一度ご紹介しますと、この映像は海外マニアが制作したもの。ベルリン公演から大量に登場したオーディエンス映像を贅沢に編み上げたマルチカメラ作品です。その編集ぶりが凄い。ステージの右から左から中央から、プロショットばりの近景もスケール感の遠景も多彩に組み合わせている。しかも、そのセンスもバツグン。曲によって使用アングルの種類数が異なるので一概には言えませんが、単に「見どころを追う」の次元ではなく、小節/フレーズ単位でもアングルを切り替え、曲のイメージにピッタリ。ショウを正確に描くという以上に、まるで映像で演出し、グレードアップさせていくかのような凝り具合なのです。

そして、そんな映像美に強烈なインパクトを加えているのが今回のサウンド。『BERLIN 2018』のオリジナル・バージョンは「Source 1」を使用しており、ナチュラルな体験が素晴らしかったのですが、本作は超ダイレクトな「Source 3」。それだけに同じ映像でもググッとプロショット感が増しているのです。正直なところ、あまりにゼロ距離なサウンドは遠景ショットには不釣り合いで体験感覚は薄くなるのですが、代わって強烈に薫るのが作り込まれた作品然としたムード。さすがにオフィシャル作品ほどのアングル数には及ばないために「公式リリースできる」とは言えませんが、プロショット代わりとして楽しむには十二分なクオリティなのです。
今年に限らず、21世紀RAINBOWでも格別の名映像・名録音がひしめいた大豊作日「2018年4月18日ベルリン公演」。底辺が広いほど、ピラミッドの頂点も高くなるもの。サウンド・クオリティでその頂点に輝く大名盤『DEFINITIVE BERLIN 2018』に対し、その音声で映像版の頂点となるのが本作。2つの頂、どうぞ併せてご堪能ください。


1. Land of Hope and Glory 2. Over the Rainbow 3. Spotlight Kid 4. I Surrender 5. Mistreated
6. Since You Been Gone 7. Man on the Silver Mountain 8. Perfect Strangers 9. Soldier of Fortune
10. Black Night 11. Difficult to Cure (incl. Keyboard Solo) 12. All Night Long
13. Child in Time 14. Stargazer 15. Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll 16. Smoke on the Water 17. Burn

COLOUR NTSC Approx.122min.

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