YES / Tokyo 1988 3rd Night / 2CD

YES / Tokyo 1988 3rd Night / 2CD / Virtuoso
Translated Text:
Live at Yoyogi Olympic Pool, Tokyo, Japan 7th April 1988


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It is the appearance of the first publicly released Kinney cassette. Although I have reprinted various kiny recordings from original cassettes so far, this time excavation items that have never been titled including analogue. Moreover, it is a finest product boasting a high-grade quality even with a number of kiny recordings.
Such recording was recorded “April 7, 1988: Yoyogi Olympic pool”. It was the momentum that dropped birds flying at the time at “BIG GENERATOR” YES It is the audience album which contained the second performance of Japan arrival. First of all, let’s see the schedule of the time.

· April 4: Yoyogi Olympic pool
· April 5: Yoyogi Olympic pool
· April 7: Yoyogi Olympic pool 【this work】
· April 9: Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
· April 10: Nagoya International Convention Center
· April 12: Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
· April 13: Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium

Over all, 7 shows. I came to Japan again after a blank which I can not think of for the first time in 15 years since I came to Japan for the first time. I have been living in the “Yoyogi Olympic pool”, which is the largest in their history in Japan, for 3 days and it is also apparent from the schedule of popularity at that time. What is contained in this work is the last day of that 3 days.
This day was loved by Ayanami label masterpiece “THE BIG TOUR IN JAPAN”, but of course this work is completely separate recording. That quality is a clear sound that is exactly suitable for calling Kinney Magic. Despite the huge national Yoyogi Stadium, its musical tones are strong enough not to distract the sense of distance. Although it is not a type called “just like a sound board”, its clearness is vivid enough to match the line recording. Although we have delivered numerous kinny recordings, this work is among the top class among them. While it is hard to decide “this is the best” among the different bands with different musicality, it is definitely one of its most promising.
Kinney recording of such a superb sound, unfortunately there was also a big drawback. It will end recording after playing “Wurm” in the end of the show. Until then it was a perfect recording that the cut change of the tape change did not suffer the performance, but regrettable anything … (probably it was unpublished due to this). In this work, the interchange track cut of the tape change and the last three songs “Love Will Find A Way”, “I’ve Seen All Good People” “Roundabout” are complemented with “A BIG TOUR IN JAPAN” of Ayanami label We have made it possible to experience complete shape seamlessly. Although it is not as good as Kiny · Magic shines in this volume, “THE BIG TOUR IN JAPAN” is also a name recording that has received honor of deciding board for many years. Equalizing to minimize discomfort is also done, and it is finished to enjoy the glowing shining shade of yes to the very end.
That shimmering show is also wonderful. Hit songs such as “Rhythm Of Love” “Changes” “Love Will Find A Way” “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” as the main axis “90125” “BIG GENERATOR” numbers were arranged in a row and CINEMA’s ” Make It Easy “also. Catchy with gleaming dirt, yet it still has the technical taste of “90125 YES”, too! It is unfolded. Even the 70’s Classics is also wonderful. There are not many as many as several songs from “The Jesus album” “Fragile” “Crisis”, but because there is a large song, there is no shortage. While being arranged in the 80’s style, I am happy to have more of the rock dynamism. At that time I felt something strange about Trevor-Rabin’s guitar style, but now the ears are attacked by a strange feeling of “fresh nostalgic”. In the latter half of the show, John Anderson ‘s “Acorn Course”, which is also the largest talking grass in 1988, will be shown and “Amazing Grace” will be played at Chris Squire’ s solo time. The scene which makes me smile without feeling nostalgia is also the melody which draws close to my mind right now because I can experience life with a clear and clear audience.
And the sound of this work is beautiful even for the breath of spectators who are amazed at such famous song group. Just to be sure, this work clearly shows clear musical tones that control everything, and there is little crazy or annoying audience / noise. However, there is certainly a spectator presence of roar in the cheers and Classics’ intro that are presented among the songs. Even though the volume is small, a vast three-dimensional feeling is transparent, and it is an era when it was just towards the bubble crown, so it makes me feel the scale feeling.

It is a masterpiece that can taste valuable “90125 YES” by Kinney ‘s super beautiful sound. Not only the hot wind of the time blows out from the speaker, ARW got in the limelight, and it is a shining brilliant because it is “now” approaching to the performance coming to Japan. YES in the 1980s who had sucked in the joy of great success. This shine, we will deliver it to you at hand this weekend.
そんな本作が録音されたのは「1988年4月7日:代々木オリンピックプール」。当時『BIG GENERATOR』で飛ぶ鳥を落とす勢いだったYES二度目の来日公演を収めたオーディエンス・アルバムです。まずは、当時の日程を見てみましょう。

・4月7日:代々木オリンピックプール 【本作】

この日は、Ayanamiレーベルの名作『THE BIG TOUR IN JAPAN』でも愛されてきましたが、もちろん本作は完全な別録音。そのクオリティは、まさにキニー・マジックと呼ぶに相応しいクリア・サウンドなのです。巨大な国立代々木競技場にも関わらず、その楽音は骨太で距離感を感じさせないほどに力強い。「まるでサウンドボード」と呼ぶタイプでこそないものの、そのクリアさはライン録音に匹敵するほどに鮮やか。数々のキニー録音をお届けしてきましたが、本作はその中でもトップクラス。音楽性の異なるバンドがひしめく中で「これが一番」とはなかなか決められないものの、確実にその最有力の1つなのです。
そんな極上サウンドのキニー録音ですが、残念ながら大きな欠点もありました。それはショウ終盤の「Wurm」の演奏後、録音が終了してしまうのです。それまではテープチェンジのカットも演奏に被らない完璧な録音だというのに、なんとも惜しい……(恐らくはこれが原因で未発表だったのでしょう)。本作では、テープチェンジの曲間カットや最後の3曲「Love Will Find A Way」「I’ve Seen All Good People」「Roundabout」をAyanamiレーベルの『THE BIG TOUR IN JAPAN』で補完、ショウの完全形をシームレスで体験できるようにいたしました。さすがにキニー・マジックが輝く本編には及ばないものの、『THE BIG TOUR IN JAPAN』も決定盤との誉れを長年受けてきた名録音。違和感を最小限にするイコライジングも施し、黄金期の光り輝くYESショウを最後までお楽しみ頂ける仕上がりになっています。
そのキラめくショウがまた、なんとも素晴らしい。「Rhythm Of Love」「Changes」「Love Will Find A Way」「Owner Of A Lonely Heart」といったヒット曲を主軸に『90125』『BIG GENERATOR』のナンバーをズラリと並べ、当時未発表だったCINEMAの「Make It Easy」までも披露。煌びやかでキャッチー、それでいてテクニカルな“90125 YES”の旨みがこれでもか!と繰り広げられる。さらに70年代クラシックスも素晴らしい。『ザ・イエス・アルバム』『こわれもの』『危機』から数曲ずつと数こそ多くはありませんが、大曲揃いなので不足感はなし。80年代風にアレンジされつつ、よりロックのダイナミズムに溢れているのが嬉しい。当時はトレヴァー・ラビンのギタースタイルに違和感を覚えたものですが、現在の耳には“懐かしいのに新鮮”という不思議な感覚に襲われる。さらに、ショウ後半には1988年最大の語り草にもなっているジョン・アンダーソンの「どんぐりころころ」が披露され、クリス・スクワイアのソロタイムで「Amazing Grace」が演奏される。懐かしさに思わず微笑んでしまうシーンも、今だからこそ胸に迫る旋律も、キラめくクリア・オーディエンスで生体験できるのです。

ただでさえ貴重な“90125 YES”を、キニーの超美麗サウンドで味わえる大傑作です。時代の熱い風がスピーカーから吹き出すだけでなく、ARWが脚光を浴び、来日公演の迫る“今”だからこそ光り輝く1本。大成功の喜びを胸いっぱいに吸い込んでいた80年代のYES。この輝き、今週末あなたのお手元にお届けいたします。

Disc 1 (66:11)
1. Rhythm Of Love 2. Hold On 3. Heart Of The Sunrise 4. Big Generator 5. Changes
6. Shoot High Aim Low 7. Holy Lamb 8. Tony Kaye Keyboards Solo 9. Solly’s Beard
10. Make It Easy 11. Owner Of A Lonely Heart

Disc 2 (63:09)
1. Yours Is No Disgrace 2. Donguri Koro Koro 3. Nous Sommes Du Solei/Amazing Grace
4. And You And I 5. Wurm 6. Love Will Find A Way 7. I’ve Seen All Good People 8. Roundabout

Jon Anderson – Vocals Tony Kaye – Keyboards Trevor Rabin – Guitars, Vocal
Chris Squire – Bass, Vocal Alan White – Drums

Virtuoso 324/325

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