YES / Going For The Last / 2CD

YES / Going For The Last / 2CD /Virtuoso

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Live At Pavillion De Paris, Paris, France 6th December 1977.

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Like recording, such as a mirror of the audience recording! To December and early July 1977, the finest and the North America and Europe, the last day of the World Tour due to the “ultimate” that have been made in a large scale, the second day live in Paris performances 2 Days of December 6 complete recording over about 2 hours with high quality audience recording level. Past the “Going For The Final” and say upper version of the sound source, which has been limited release in the title than Amity. Already issued is also sound I was good, but the analog noise due to the master at the center in the first half was the sound and feel are occurring frequently, “too good to sound good,” Fortunately, this take its such problems are not at all occurred. Perhaps because generation is young, sound is the sound that there was the impression that was packed with, you can see that is transformed into a sound that makes you feel a natural depth and spatiality. Elegant sound of the low-pass, tight sound of the drum sound is spectacular, high-quality sound incredible in various places will come popping out and Bishibashi. Only say that 1977 tour final day should be commemorated, but is a concert of attention, will be able to release in the extent of superb sound quality representative of the European tour, this will be a very happy release for Jesus fan . In the era of the cassette recording, here until the thing’s really wonderful chunky sound can be recorded on, 10 years ago seems to have been said, there is no sound good in the “ultimate” tour is a lie . Opening song after Parallels the show, and MC John “It’s the last day of the tour today was longer.” John of the vocal to the extent that I do not think the tour final is out well to clean, sound, but I think also because good, also hear very well played. Close To The Edge, but there is also a vocal Tips part in a 5-minute stand the second half of the, thick presence rich singing voice is a masterpiece, and Aina’ and fierce playing back, any more able to soak in the charming performance of about no I can. Separation preeminent sound are very representation to clear the play of the rhythm of Alan and Chris, never sound quite cloudy also clogged, exactly as described above, “such as a mirror of the audience recording” sound There is something very nice. Or next film “tormato” was aware of the epidemic of the New Wave, the only was shifted to the easy direction of Pieces of listening a little pop, this live is not only simply referred to as “ultimate” tour last day, to “yessongs” stage of the ’70s golden era line-up, which is symbolized, truly a classic and was the time, I think we can say the last live in the true sense of the word. Wonderous Stories, but there is also a somewhat compact songs to represent the album called Going For The One, is still of live main is Omagari, carefully across the ensemble playing of listening Gotae perfect score that dramatic and full of tension to live the whole volume Kikiiru you can. Close To The more each person also live arrangement of the early 70’s of the classic number represented by the Edge is packed in as much as there is no, you let just feel the appearance of the “ultimate” in various places. Set is a thing of the familiar 1977 tour, in the middle Tour Song, further Nous Sommes at the beginning of or jam of about 1 minute 30 seconds as before pretending is playing this time Going For The One, encore of Starship Trooper Du Soleil has attracted the acclaim of sung audience. Anyway, the performance and sound quality is excellent enough to represent the tour, as a long time imposing Jesus title of, the end of the year, and finished with a masterpiece of without mistake that will greatly impressed the fans. We promised two hours of the best part-excitement. From popular Virtuoso, is the release determined by the limited press CD.

まるでオーディエンス録音の鏡のような録音!1977年7月から12月上旬にかけて、北米・ヨーロッパと、大規模なスケールで行われた「究極」に伴うワールドツアーの最終日、12月6日のパリ公演2デイズの2日目ライブを極上レベルの高音質オーディエンス録音で約2時間に渡って完全収録。過去にAmityより「Going For The Final」と言うタイトルで限定リリースされていた音源のアッパー版。既発も音は良かったのですが、前半を中心にマスターに起因するアナログノイズが多発しており「音が良いのに勿体ない」と感じる音源でしたが、幸いなことに、本テイクはそのような問題は一切発生していません。ジェネレーションが若いせいか、音がギッシリ詰まったような印象のあったサウンドが、自然で奥行きと空間性を感じさせる音に変貌しているのが判ります。低域の優雅な響き、ドラムサウンドのタイトな音は圧巻で、各所で信じられないような高音質がビシバシと飛び出してきます。記念すべき1977年ツアー最終日と言うだけで、注目のコンサートですが、ヨーロッパ・ツアーを代表する程の極上音質でリリースできることになり、これはイエス・ファンにとって非常に嬉しいリリースとなることでしょう。カセット録音の時代に、ここまでオンで分厚い音が録音出来るのは本当に素晴らしい事で、10年前には「究極」ツアーで音が良いのは無い、と言われていたのが嘘のようです。オープニング曲Parallels終演後、ジョンが「今日が長かったツアーの最終日だ」とMCします。ツアー最終と思えない程にジョンのボーカルはキレイに良く出ており、音が良いせいもあると思うのですが、演奏も非常に良く聴こえます。Close To The Edgeの5分台後半でボーカルがひっくり返る部分もありますが、太く存在感豊かな歌声は圧巻で、バックの壮絶な演奏と相成って、これ以上は無いほどの魅力的な演奏に浸ることができます。分離感抜群のサウンドはアランとクリスのリズム隊のプレイを非常にクリアーに表現しており、音が詰まっても全く濁ることの無い、まさに前述の通り、「オーディエンス録音の鏡のような」サウンドは非常に素晴らしいものがあります。次回作「トーマト」はNew Waveの流行を意識したか、ややポップで聴きやすい小品の方向にシフトしただけに、このライブは単に「究極」ツアー最後の日というだけでなく、「イエスソングス」に象徴される70年代黄金期ラインアップのステージが、真にクラシックであった時期の、本当の意味で最後のライブと言えるのではないでしょうか。Wonderous Stories、Going For The Oneというアルバムを代表するややコンパクトな曲もありますが、まだまだライブのメインは大曲であり、ドラマチックで緊張感に満ちた聴きごたえ満点のアンサンブルプレイをライブ全編に渡ってじっくりと聴き入ることができます。Close To The Edgeに代表される70年代初期のクラシックナンバーの各人のライブアレンジもこれ以上は無いほどにに詰められており、まさに「究極」の様相を各所で感じさせます。セットは1977年ツアーおなじみのものですが、中盤ではTour Song、更にはこの時期Going For The Oneの前ふりとして1分30秒ほどのジャムが演奏されたり、アンコールのStarship Trooperの冒頭にNous Sommes Du Soleilが歌われ観客の喝さいを浴びています。とにかく演奏・音質、ツアーを代表するほどに優れており、久々の堂々たるイエス・タイトルとして、年末、ファンを大いに感動させてくれること間違いなしの傑作に仕上がっています。圧巻・感動の2時間を約束します。好評Virtuosoから、限定プレスCDでリリース決定です。

Disc 1(64:08)
1. Firebird Suite 2. Parallels 3. I’ve Seen All Good People 4. Close To The Edge
5. Wonderous Stories 6. Colours Of The Rainbow 7. Turn Of The Century 8. Tour Song
9. And You And I

Disc 2(55:09)
1. Little Jam 2. Going For The One 3. Flight Jam 4. Awaken 5. Roundabout
6. Nous Sommes Du Soleil 7. Starship Trooper

Jon Anderson – Vocals Steve Howe – Guitars Chris Squire – Bass Rick Wakeman – Keyboards
Alan White – Drums

Virtuoso 149/150

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