Style Council / Far East & Far Out / 1DVDR

Style Council / Far East & Far Out / 1DVDR/Non Label

Live At Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan 4th May 1984.

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Official video out of the legendary first visit to Japan is a gift release decision. This work includes the live work “FAR EAST & FAR OUT: COUNCIL MEETING IN JAPAN”. It is the official image which contained the first Japan tour which I realized right after release of the 1st full album “CAFE BLEU”. First of all, let’s look at the schedule of the Japan tour.

“March 16” CAFE BLEU “Release”
· April 29: Shinjuku Welfare Pension Center
· April 30: Shinjuku Welfare Pension Center
· May 2: Osaka Health Pension Center
· May 4th: Nakano Sanguraza 【this work】

As you can see, arriving in Japan for just over a month since “CAFE BLEU” was released. It was my first visit to Japan with Mr. BIG COUNTRY, INXS, THE MOTELS, THE ROMANTICS and so on accompanied by the famous “Tomorrow’s Superstars FM LIVE – ALIVE ’84”. This work was recorded on the last day “May 4, 1984: Nakano Sanguraza Performance”.
Although this show was softened at that time, it was out of print for a long time. In 2008 I added extra tracks for video wakeup, and DVDs that changed the order of the songs also appeared, but that is also out of print. This work is not the DVD but digitized precisely from the original release version. Of course, the former is an official work, so its quality is official. Master used is also Japanese version of mint quality, plenty of immersed in beautiful image beauty that even one white line noise does not even.
The legendary first comeback that revived with such quality, the smell of the ’80s vividly revives. Paul · Weller who wrapped herself in a yellow polo shirt with a French cut and wore a trainer on her waist, a bright red suspender in a black soft hat, Mick Talbot decided in a striped tie … …. Already, from the outdoors it was called “fancy sound” scent Munmun scent.
And, the sound that can be unfolded at such a stage is colorful, it is superb. It seemed like a toy box full of jazz, soul, funk, bossa, hip hop from “CAFE BLEU”, but this work seems to have rolled around it from the stage. It is not sophisticated after digesting like “OUR FAVORITE SHOP”, but rather obediently obedes her admiration for black music. Its first-time shine is shining more than “CAFE BLEU”.

Paul who could not hold down the music he wanted to do even though he threw THE JAM. That passion is spread to straight, freshness. Not only is the legendary first visit to Japan, but the young passion that gambled on the music shines, it is a superb picture that pierces as a melody. Sounds, landscapes, scents that could only exist in “that era”. One piece that carries all of that. Please, enjoy plenty.

伝説の初来日を収めた廃盤オフィシャル映像がギフトリリース決定です。本作に収められているのは、ライヴ作品『FAR EAST & FAR OUT : COUNCIL MEETING IN JAPAN』。1stフルアルバム『CAFE BLEU』リリース直後に実現した初来日公演を収めた公式映像です。まずは、そのジャパンツアーの日程から見てみましょう。

《3月16日『CAFE BLEU』発売》
・5月4日:中野サンプラザ 【本作】

このように『CAFE BLEU』発売からわずか1ヶ月あまりで来日が実現。その名も懐かしい“明日のスーパースターたち FM LIVE-ALIVE’84”に伴い、BIG COUNTRY、INXS、THE MOTELS、THE ROMANTICSらと混じっての初来日でした。本作は、その最終日「1984年5月4日:中野サンプラザ公演」を収録したものです。
そして、そんなステージで繰り広げられるサウンドは、カラフルなことこの上ない。『CAFE BLEU』からしてジャズ、ソウル、ファンク、ボッサ、ヒップホップが詰まったオモチャ箱のようでしたが、本作はそれをステージからバラ巻いたかのよう。『OUR FAVOURITE SHOP』以降のように消化しきった洗練さではなく、ブラックミュージックへの憧れを素直にぶちまける。その初々しさは『CAFE BLEU』以上に眩しく輝いているのです。

THE JAMを投げ捨ててでも“やりたい音楽”を押さえられなかったポール。その情熱がストレートに、清々しいまでにまき散らされる。伝説の初来日というだけでなく、音楽に賭けた若き情熱が輝き、胸をすくメロディとなって押し寄せる極上映像です。“あの時代”にしかあり得なかったサウンド、風景、そして香り。そのすべてを運んでくれる1枚。どうぞ、たっぷりとお楽しみください。

1. Intro – Me Ship Came In! 2. The Big Boss Groove 3. Here’s One That Got Away
4. You’re The Best Thing 5. It Just Came Pieces In My Hands 6. Mick’s Up
7. Dropping Bombs On The White House 8. Long Hot Summer 9. My Ever Changing Moods
10. Le Depart 11. The Whole Point Of No Return 12. Money Go Round
13. Headstart For Happiness 14. Speak Like A Child 15. Le Depart (credits)

Paul Weller: guitar & vocal Mick Talbot: keyboards & vocal Steve White: drums
Chris Lawrence: trombone Stewart Prosset: trumpet Anthony Harty: bass
Steve Sidelnyk: percussion Billy Champan: saxophone Jay Williamson: backing vocals
Helen Turner: keyboards & backing vocals



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