Roger Waters / Melbourne 2018 2nd Night / 2CDR

Roger Waters / Melbourne 2018 2nd Night / 2CDR / Amity

Translated Text:
Live at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia 11th February 2018

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Oceania leg of “US + THEM” that is about to end right now. A live album that will be the latest report appears.
The other day we delivered “SYDNEY 2018 (Amity 428)” as the first report, but this work is the second one. It is an audience recording of “February 11, 2018: Melbourne Show”. First of all, let’s take a bird’s eye over the Oceania Tour that was the first time in 6 years and check the position of the show.

· January 24th + 26th: Auckland
· January 30: Dunedin
· February 2nd + 3rd: Sydney “SYDNEY 2018”
· February 6th + 7th: Brisbane
· February 10 – 13: Melbourne (3 shows) ← ★ Coco ★
· February 16th + 20th: Perth

Over all, 12 performances. I wrote “It is about to end” at the beginning, but this update is just the day of the final Perth performance. Because the time difference with Japan is about 1 hour, it is in the midst of the final performance at this moment as you are reading. And this work ‘s Melbourne’ s show is the third consecutive medium day. It is the very latest report called 3 before the performance.
Also, looking at history, Melbourne shows are also special. Roger ‘s popularity was high and this time it was the only three performing cities, but the history is also long. From 2002 “IN THE FLESH” live has been performed without fail, the number of performances exceeded Sydney the best in Oceania. Moreover, all the work sites are the same rod · lever · arena as this work, this is only here in Oceania. It is a record of a venue that has just been looking at Roger’s solo career.
This work which contained such a show concert can also be said as “the best in Melbourne in 2018”. Rod, Labor and Arena is an indoor stadium accommodating approximately 15,000 people, but it is on enough not to feel its extent. Although the ringing makes me feel warm warmth rather than glow, it is not a feeling that it is an echo component, but a hard core with no sense of distance is sturdy everywhere. And although it is a powerful sound to that extent, even if it becomes Fortesimo it never gets bent and it is just glossy. Rather, a warm sounding sounds of elegance that even makes a sense of vintage brew.
And, “US + THEM” drawn with this sound is powerful and spectacle is wonderful. Despite its far-reaching prospects, heavy basses tremble the venue and singing voices are powerful enough to jump directly into the brain. The darkness of “One Of These Days” depicts the depths of chaos and jet black, and the bouncy of the Battersea power station rocks to the diaphragm. In addition, there is a Melbourne citizen who is in love with Roger. Of course, they can not make fun of South America Nori, they listen carefully while listening, and give great applause between songs. Moreover, this work does not have the voice of an upcoming audience, and it conveys only the vast scale. During the performance, as if listening to a studio recording as well, it is immersed only in direct music, and the space of the venue spreads to the site every time one song ends. It is a live album that can taste such dynamism.

Melbourne has kept staring at the story of Roger while carving about the same time as Japan. The latest report that attends the space as envious as anything. A name recording that contained “US + THEM” to travel the world with sound that does not lose its beauty but loses its beauty. Please enjoy “now” walking with Roger.

今まさに終了しようとしている“US + THEM”のオセアニア・レッグ。その最新レポートとなるライヴアルバムが登場です。
先日も第一報として『SYDNEY 2018(Amity 428)』をお届けしましたが、本作は第2弾。「2018年2月11日:メルボルン公演」のオーディエンス録音です。まずは、6年ぶりとなったオセアニア・ツアーを俯瞰してショウのポジションを確認してみましょう。

・2月2日+3日:シドニー『SYDNEY 2018』

また、歴史に目を向けるとメルボルン公演は特別でもある。ロジャーの人気が高く今回も唯一の3公演都市でしたが、歴史も長い。2002年の“IN THE FLESH”から欠かさずライヴが行われており、その公演数はシドニーも超えてオセアニア随一。しかも、現場はすべて本作と同じロッド・レーバー・アリーナであり、これまたオセアニアでココだけ。まさにロジャーのソロ・キャリアを見つめ続けてきた名会場の記録なのです。
そして、このサウンドで描かれる“US + THEM”は、迫力とスペクタクルが素晴らしい。遙か彼方まで透き通る見通しとは違うものの、重低音は会場を震えさせ、歌声は脳みそに直接飛び込むほどに力強い。「One Of These Days」の暗闇は混沌と漆黒の深みを描き出し、バタシー発電所の地鳴りは横隔膜まで揺さぶってくる。さらに、そこに居合わせているのがロジャーをこよなく愛するメルボルン市民。もちろん、彼らは南米ノリのバカ騒ぎなどするはずもなく、演奏中は耳を澄ませて聴き入り、曲間で盛大な喝采を贈る。しかも、本作は間近な観客の声はなく、広大なスケールだけを伝えるタイプ。演奏中はまるでスタジオ録音でも聴いているかのようにダイレクトな音楽だけに浸りきり、1曲終わる毎に会場の空間がサーッと広がっていく……。そんなダイナミズムを味わえるライヴアルバムなのです。

日本とほぼ同じ時刻を刻みながら、ロジャーの歩みを見つめ続けてきたメルボルン。何とも羨ましい限りの空間に立ち会う最新レポート。世界を旅する“US + THEM”を逞しくも美しさを失わないサウンドで封じ込めた名録音。どうぞ、ロジャーと共に歩む“今”を、存分にお楽しみください。

Disc 1(78:36)
1st set
1. Speak to Me 2. Breathe 3. One Of These Days 4. Time 5. Breathe (Reprise)
6. The Great Gig in the Sky 7. Welcome to the Machine 8. Deja Vu 9. The Last Refugee
10. Picture That 11. Wish You Were Here 12. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
13. Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 14. Another Brick in the Wall Part 3

2nd set
15. Battersea Power Station Rising 16. Dogs

Disc 2(64:11)
1. Pigs (Three Different Ones) 2. Money 3. Us and Them 4. Smell the Roses
5. Brain Damage 6. Eclipse 7. Band Introductions 8. Mother 9. Comfortably Numb

Amity 431

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