Simon & Art Garfunkel / Tokyo Dome 1993 / 1CD

Simon & Art Garfunkel / Tokyo Dome 1993 / 1CD / Zion

Live at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo , Japan 2nd December 1993


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S & G failed to album production after a world tour that took place from 1982 to 83 years will get cut off activities about ten years from there. Is in the meantime would be was the cause away from the activities as also S & G that Simon’s solo in “Graceland” was a huge success. But the fall of 1993, to achieve a restart of suddenly S & G. Its main tour struck name as “The Event of Lifetime”, a performance of about ten times in New York was held. Although that was also appeared to the charity concert at the before and after, it was a surprising surprise then the Asian tour with a focus on Japan have been performed. This will was made possible to reflect the tremendous Naru popularity of S & G still in Japan.
One of them, 12 May Tokyo Dome performances of two days CD-R title due to the high quality audience recording “Tokyo Dome 1993” has been released, recently under the name board, which also had been popular as a bonus CD-R of the S & G title There we finally realized renewal release by the press CD. Among anyway often troubled tend to sound to reverberant sound Speaking of audience recording in Tokyo Dome in the early ’90s, the sound source that was used in the “Tokyo Dome 1993” is stunning to play to more than reverberation has been recorded in on a sound image things could have. Moreover, Japan tour in 1993 was originally there is no item (again it seems that’s what reverberation has become the neck), released by the previous from the press CD by high-quality sound with outstanding appeared the book title in the I had been waiting for.
The first place is a reunion of 93 years in the feature playing calm in slow was lowered both the key and tempo, it was what was heard as if to reflect the old age at the time two people. However after this, was something that describes the further earnest all realized reunion such as sound and arrangements of when this has become a underlay, two new steps in that rather more than 50 years of age in the 21st century well you know Looking back now it was. And funny thing, the sound of calm in this slow has successfully mix the reverberation of the Tokyo Dome, it was was captured by the exquisite sound quality of a name audience recording of “Tokyo Dome 1993”. Moreover, is decorated with a new remastered hits in this release, finish to reduce the reverberation, it originally listening comfort by the reborn good bright to the sound of the preeminent good was the sound quality is more harsh. Original sound quality itself was an amazing sound quality that is sufficient to release at a press CD, but realized recording of this time is finished in finally the undisputed quality. S & G name sound source that captures the very special time stage with the best sound quality in the history of, do not miss the release of long-awaited limited press CD!

1982年から83年にかけて行われたワールド・ツアーの後でアルバム制作に失敗したS&Gはそこから十年ほど活動が途絶えてしまいます。その間には「Graceland」におけるサイモンのソロが大成功を収めたこともS&Gとしての活動から遠ざかる原因だったことでしょう。ところが1993年の秋、突如S&Gの再始動が実現します。そのメインは「The Event of Lifetime」と名打たれたツアーで、ニューヨークで十回ほどの公演が行われました。その前後でのチャリティ・コンサートへの出演もありましたが、その後日本を中心としたアジア・ツアーが行われたのは意外な驚きでした。これはやはり日本におけるS&Gの絶大なる人気を反映して実現したものでしょう。
その内の一つ、12月2日の東京ドーム公演は高音質オーディエンス録音によるCD-Rタイトル「Tokyo Dome 1993」がリリースされ、最近ではS&GタイトルのボーナスCD-Rとしても親しまれていた名盤が遂にプレスCDによるリニューアル・リリースが実現します。90年代初頭の東京ドームにおけるオーディエンス録音と言えばとかく残響音に悩まされがちな音源が多い中、「Tokyo Dome 1993」に使用された音源は残響以上に演奏がオンな音像で録音された見事なものでした。しかも1993年の来日公演は元々アイテムが存在せず(やはり残響がネックになったものだと思われます)、その中で登場した本タイトルはずば抜けた高音質によって以前からプレスのCDによるリリースが待たれていました。
そもそも93年の再結成ではキーとテンポの両方を下げたスローで落ち着いた演奏が特徴で、それは当時二人の老いを反映したかのように聴こえたものでした。ところがこの後、21世紀に入ってさらに本格的に実現した再結成などはすべてこの時のサウンドやアレンジが下敷きとなっており、むしろ50歳を超えた二人の新たなステップを記したものだったことが今振り返ると良く解ります。しかも面白いことに、このスローで落ち着きのあるサウンドが東京ドームの残響と上手くミックスしており、その絶妙な音質で捉えたのが「Tokyo Dome 1993」の名オーディエンス録音なのでした。しかも今回のリリースに当たって新たなリマスターが施され、その残響を軽減する仕上がり、それによって元々聴き心地が抜群によかった音質がさらに耳触りのよいブライトなサウンドに生まれ変わりました。元の音質自体もプレスCDにてリリースに足る素晴らしい音質でありましたが、今回はいよいよ文句なしの音質に仕上がっての収録が実現します。S&Gの歴史においても非常に特殊な時期のステージを最高の音質で捉えた名音源、待望の限定プレスCDでのリリースをお見逃しなく!

1. Intro. 2. The Boxer 3. America 4. Homeward Bound 5. We Belong Together 6. Be-Bop-A-Lula
7. Hey, Schoolgirl 8. April Come She Will 9. American Tune 10. El Condor Pasa
11. Mrs. Robinson 12. Hearts And Bones 13. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
14. Scarborough Fair 15. Bridge Over Troubled Water 16. Cecilia 17. Kathy’s Song
18. The Sound Of Silence 19. Old Friends/Bookends Theme

Paul Simon – Vocals, Guitar Art Garfunkel – Vocals Vincent Nguini – Guitar Steve Gadd – Drums
Tony Cedras – Accordeon, Keyboard, Guitar Mingo Araujo – Percussion Ray Phiri – Guitar
Chris Botti – Trumpet Armand Sabal-Lecco – Bass Michael Brecker – Saxophone, EWI
John Selolwane – Guitars Barney Rachabane – Saxophone, Pennywhistle
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Vocals Phoebe Snow – Vocals

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