Van Halen / Definitive Pasadena 1977 / 1CD+1Bonus CDR

Van Halen / Definitive Pasadena 1977 / 1CD+1Bonus CDR / ZODIAC

Live at Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA, USA 15th October 1977 plus Bonus CDR “GENE SIMMONS DEMOS 1976″*. STEREO SBD


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An ultra-super soundboard album that has the rock heritage that transcends the formal/unofficial boundaries and is the closest to the “live performance version of the “fire flame””. The highest peak board is reprinted.
“The October 15th, 1977 performance in Pasadena” is recorded in such a super famous board. It is a super-quality stereo sound board recording. Many shocking sound board recordings have been unearthed in VAN HALEN before and after the debut, but this work is the most suitable one to call “live version “flame blaze””. To explain why, let’s first look at the situation at the time when Hard Rock’s masterpiece “Flame of Fire” was born and check the position of the show.

● 1977
・January 1-30: US #1 (10 performances)
・February 2+3: Starwood (2 performances)
・February 18th-August 26th: US #2 (24 performances)
<<August 31-September “Flame Leader” production>>
・September 16-October 22: USA #3 (6 performances) ←★here★
・December 9-31: US #4 (9 performances)
・January 27-February 25: US #5 (4 performances)
<<March 3: Start of the first world tour>>

This is the 1977/1978 VAN HALEN. At the Starwood performance in February, he met with the legendary Mo Austin/Ted Templeman and signed with Warner. There are various theories regarding the timing of the production of “Flame of Fire”, depending on the sources, such as the “End of August to September” and “3 weeks from the beginning of October” theory is uncertain. was. And the Pasadena performance of this work is the 5th performance of “US #3”. In other words, it was a show at the same time as the production of “Flame of Fire” or immediately after its completion.
Although this alone is a must-listen board, the quality was far from that. It is a superb sound board that is directly connected to the mix desk. Synchronous feeling of completely zero distance, details that you can feel even thick and tough and delicate cores, string vibrations… Anyway, everything is transcendental. Moreover, this work is the highest peak. Yes, the basis of this work is the decision board “PASADENA ON FIRE” that appeared eight years ago. There was a feeling of blockiness that the limiter was applied to the original sound, but each range was finely adjusted. A vivid separation feeling is created as if each note of each musical instrument was loosened. This time, I went to remastering again for reprinting, but no matter how I change it, I will not upgrade. It was the ultimate sound that maximized the potential of the original sound with a perfect balance. Therefore, I decided to faithfully reproduce the sound of “PASADENA ON FIRE” this time.
The sound depicts a flame squib spelled in a more intense live performance. This work consists of a live performance (11 songs, about 45 minutes) and a rehearsal of the day (5 songs, about 14 minutes) with a bonus part. Let’s organize the set together here.

● Flame fuse (9 live songs + 3 rehearsals)
・Live: On Fire/Feel Your Love Tonight/Runnin’ With The Devil/Atomic Punk/Little Dreamer/Ice Cream Man/Ain’t Talkin”Bout Love/Eruption/You Really Got Me
・Rehearsal: On Fire (2 takes)/Atomic Punk/Ain’t Talkin”Bout Love
-Legendary bomber (2 live songs)
・Live version: Somebody Get Me A Doctor/D.O.A.
●Others (1 rehearsal song)
・Rehearsal: Voodoo Queen

…And this is how it looks. All songs except “I’m the One” and “Jamie’s Cryin” were performed from “Flame of Fire”, and “Somebody Get Me A Doctor” and “D.O.A.” were added instead. “Voodoo Queen” played in the rehearsal is the original song of “Mean Street”.
Although this set alone is a “live performance version of the “fire line””, the tension of the performance is even greater. It is said that most of the daimyo-ban was recorded live, but after all, the one-shot game in which four people were on stage to play “Seno!” The band potential that created the historic masterpiece has become even larger once or twice… (even Takahashi rehearsal is a dimension called “outtake of flame squid?”). The sound world, which is unlikely to exist in reality even when written, begins to flow from the speaker.
Anyway, it is super strong and unrivaled. Valuable sound board between debuts. I often write “the live album that has the same value as the official studio work” as the biggest compliment, but that official studio work is that “fire flame”…. It’s a super masterpiece that is nothing but a cultural heritage. A treasure created by the “hard rock” music genre. Please experience it with the permanent preservation press CD!

そんな超名盤に記録されているのは「1977年10月15日パサデナ公演」。その超絶級ステレオ・サウンドボード録音です。デビュー前後のVAN HALENには衝撃的なサウンドボード録音が数多く発掘されていますが、本作こそが最も「生演奏版“炎の導火線”」と呼ぶに相応しい1枚。その理由をご説明するためにも、まずはハードロックの最高傑作盤『炎の導火線』が生まれた当時の状況を振り返り、ショウのポジションを確かめてみましょう。


これが1977年/1978年のVAN HALEN。2月のスターウッド公演では伝説的なモー・オースティン/テッド・テンプルマンとの出会いがあり、ワーナーと契約。『炎の導火線』の制作時期は資料によって諸説あり、「8月末から9月」説や「10月初旬から3週間」説など不確定なのですが、いずれにせよ「米国#3」と同時期でした。そして、本作のパサデナ公演は「米国#3」の5公演目。つまり、『炎の導火線』制作と完全に同時期もしくは完成直後のショウだったわけです。
これだけでも必聴盤決定ですが、クオリティはそれどころではなかった。ミックス卓直結系の極上サウンドボードなのです。完全ゼロ距離のシンクロ感、極太・強靱にして繊細な芯、弦の振動まで感じられるディテール……とにかくすべてが超絶。しかも、本作はその最高峰となるもの。そう、本作のベースになっているのは8年前に登場した決定盤『PASADENA ON FIRE』。原音にあったリミッターがかかったような塊感があったのですが、各音域を細やかに調整。楽器1つひとつの1音1音までほぐされたような鮮やかな分離感が生まれている。今回、復刻のために再度のリマスタリングに臨みましたが、どこをどう変えてもアップグレードしない。ギリギリのバランスで原音の可能性を最大限に引き出した、究極のサウンドだった。そこで、今回は『PASADENA ON FIRE』サウンドそのままに忠実に復刻する事にしたのです。

・ライヴ本編:On Fire/Feel Your Love Tonight/Runnin’ With The Devil/Atomic Punk/Little Dreamer/Ice Cream Man/Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love/Eruption/You Really Got Me
・リハーサル:On Fire(2テイク)/Atomic Punk/Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
・ライヴ本編:Somebody Get Me A Doctor/D.O.A.
・リハーサル:Voodoo Queen

……と、このようになっています。『炎の導火線』から「I’m the One」「Jamie’s Cryin」以外の全曲が披露され、その代わりに「Somebody Get Me A Doctor」「D.O.A.」を追加したスタイル。リハーサルで演奏されている「Voodoo Queen」は「Mean Street」の原曲となるものです。

1. Intro.
2. On Fire
3. Feel Your Love Tonight
4. Runnin’ With The Devil
5. Atomic Punk
6. Little Dreamer
7. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
8. Ice Cream Man
9. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
10. Eruption
11. D.O.A.
12. You Really Got Me

Bonus Tracks
Rehearsals at Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA, USA 15th October 1977

13. On Fire
14. Voodoo Queen
15. Atomic Punk
16. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
17. On Fire

David Lee Roth – Lead Vocals Eddie Van Halen – Guitars, Vocals
Michael Anthony – Bass, Vocals Alex Van Halen – Drums




Van Halen /Gene Simmons Demos 1976 / 1CDR

Originally recorded at Village Recorder Studio, Los Angeles, CA. USA May 1976 STEREO SBD(UPGRADE)


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The main press CD is a super-master board that has been upgraded with the stage tension of the historical masterpiece “Fire Flame”. It is a treasure of humankind. To celebrate the birth of such a transcendental edition, it will only get in the way with odd audience recording. Therefore, we have prepared the highest peak version of the studio album that is also indispensable in the early VAN HALEN history.
The true identity of this work is a studio demo that was created before the debut. Yes, the so-called “GENE SIMMONS DEMOS” produced by Gene Simmons of KISS. This demo is a super-famous sound source that you can definitely touch in the success story of VAN HALEN. It was created by Jean, who fell in love with VAN HALEN who was appearing at the Starwood Club, bought out his own investment, the recording was Los Angeles’s “Village Recorder Studio”, the mastering was “Electric Ladyland” in New York.・Studio” and complete professional environment. The quality and performance are so tight that you can’t think of it as a demonstration aimed at a contract with a record company, and the repertoire is the prototype of a group of famous songs that will make a mark in history. As a result, although the contract could not be fulfilled by this demonstration, it is a big master board among the famous boards loved by fans all over the world as “Zeroth album before “Flame of Fire” “VAN HALEN version Decca Tapes”.
≪It is exactly the same as the official work… No, it is the most important studio album above that, but this work is the highest peak remastered version. Even if it was a master, it was a perfect stereo sound board with no deterioration, but the sound itself was a bit messy. However, in this work, the high notes are sharply improved and the contours are sharp. It achieves a sound that is full of bright shine and maximizes the potential of the original sound.
And the legendary studio album drawn with the highest updated sound is truly a treasure. The repertoire includes original songs from the initial album “Flame of Fire” and “Legendary Bomber”, but is also the prototype of the revived work “A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRUTH”. This is a good opportunity, so let’s organize the contents here.

● 70s/80s (4 songs)
・Flame of Fire: On Fire/Runnin’ With The Devil
・Legendary bomber: Somebody Get Me A Doctor
・1884: House Of Pain
●Remake (4 songs) with “A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRUTH”
・She’s The Woman/Let’s Get Rockin’ (original song of Outta Space)/Big Trouble (original song of Big River)/Put Out The Lights (original song of Beats Workin)
● Not yet announced (2 songs)
・Woman In Love/Babe, Don’t Leave Me Alone

…And this is how it looks. Moreover, the degree of perfection is greater than just hearing the prototype. As mentioned above, the quality of recording is beyond the scope of semi-professional demos, and it is produced by Jean, so it’s somewhat KISS-like finish. Starting with Alex’s drums, the KISS-like lightness and refreshing feeling is on the front, and the chorus is also well layered. Eddie’s guitar isn’t phased much, but double-track processing is used everywhere to add thickness, and two rhythm guitars flow from the left and right speakers. Although it is more than a so-called demo, you can enjoy a very different taste from the later works.
-Furthermore, each song is full of listening points. Dave’s vocal arrangements are different in the two tracks of “Flame of Fire”, and conversely, “Somebody Get Me A Doctor” is similar to the album “Legendary Bomber”. In fact, “Somebody Get Me A Doctor” was played differently on the 1978 tour. However, it was restored at the stage of making the album. Gene, who was the producer, seems to have made an opinion on the arrangement, but it is certainly an anecdote. In addition, the SE of the car used for the opening of “Flame of Fire” was the ending of “House Of Pain”, unreleased “Woman In Love” (a different name from the second album), “Babe, Don” Listen to’t Leave Me Alone’ in a highly complete studio take. The recording time is just 33 minutes for one album, and it is truly full of dignity that can be called “formal work before the “flame guide”.

The masterpiece “flame fuse” among the masterpieces that shines brilliantly in hard rock history. The main press CD is a live version of it, and this work can be called a prototype disc. This is a chance to enjoy the super-masterpieces that are indispensable in the history of VAN HALEN all at once in the highest quality. Everyone, don’t miss this opportunity.

本編プレスCDは、歴史的大名盤『炎の導火線』をステージ・テンションでアップグレードさせたような超名盤。まさに人類の宝です。そんな超絶版の誕生を祝うのに、半端なオーディエンス録音などでは邪魔になるだけ。そこで、同じく初期VAN HALEN史に欠かすことのできないスタジオ・アルバムの最高峰版をご用意しました。
そんな本作の正体とは、デビュー前に制作されたスタジオ・デモ。そう、KISSのジーン・シモンズがプロデュースした所謂“GENE SIMMONS DEMOS”です。このデモは、VAN HALENのサクセス・ストーリーで絶対に触れられる超有名音源。スターウッド・クラブに出演していたVAN HALENに惚れ込んだジーンが自ら出資を買って出て制作されたもので、録音はロスアンゼルスの“ヴィレッジ・レコーダー・スタジオ”、マスタリングはニューヨークの“エレクトリック・レディランド・スタジオ”と完全プロ環境。レコード会社との契約を目的にしたデモとは思えないほどのクオリティと演奏がギュウ詰めになっており、レパートリーも歴史に名を残す名曲群の原型。結果として、このデモによって契約は果たせなかったものの「“炎の導火線”以前のゼロthアルバム」「VAN HALEN版デッカ・テープス」として世界中のファンに愛される名盤中の大名盤なのです。
そして、最高峰更新サウンドで描かれる伝説のスタジオ・アルバムは、まさに至宝。そのレパートリーには初期アルバム『炎の導火線』『伝説の爆撃機』の原曲もありますが、現在では復活作『A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRUTH』の原型でもある。良い機会ですので、ここでその内容も整理しておきましょう。

・炎の導火線:On Fire/Runnin’ With The Devil
・伝説の爆撃機:Somebody Get Me A Doctor
・1884:House Of Pain
・She’s The Woman/Let’s Get Rockin’(Outta Spaceの原曲)/Big Trouble(Big Riverの原曲)/Put Out The Lights(Beats Workinの原曲)
・Woman In Love/Babe, Don’t Leave Me Alone

さらに、各曲でも聴きどころ満載。『炎の導火線』の2曲はデイヴのヴォーカル・アレンジが異なっていますし、逆に「Somebody Get Me A Doctor」ではアルバム『伝説の爆撃機』に近いのが面白い。実のところ、「Somebody Get Me A Doctor」は1978年ツアーでは別アレンジで演奏されていた。しかし、いざアルバム制作の段階で元に戻したわけです。プロデューサーだったジーンはアレンジにも意見を出していたそうですが、確かにその逸話が感じられるのです。他にも『炎の導火線』のオープニングに使われていた車のSEが「House Of Pain」のエンディングだったり、未発表の「Woman In Love(2ndアルバムとは同名異曲)」「Babe, Don’t Leave Me Alone」が完成度の高いスタジオ・テイクで聴けたり。収録時間もちょうどアルバム1枚分の33分であり、まさに「“炎の導火線”以前の正式作品」と呼べる品格に満ちているのです。

ハードロック史上に燦然と輝く名盤中の大名盤『炎の導火線』。本編プレスCDはその生演奏版であり、本作は原型盤と言っても良いでしょう。VAN HALENの歴史で欠かすことのできない超名作を最高峰クオリティで一挙に楽しめるチャンスです。どなた様も、この機会をお見逃しなく。

1. On Fire
2. Woman In Love
3. House Of Pain
4. Runnin’ With The Devil
5. She’s The Woman
6. Let’s Get Rockin’
7. Big Trouble
8. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
9. Babe, Don’t Leave Me Alone
10. Put Out The Lights



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