Yngwie Malmsteen / Rochester 2017 / 2CDR

Yngwie Malmsteen / Rochester 2017 / 2CDR / Shades

Translated Text:
Live at Historic German House, Rochester, NY. USA 28th October 2017

 

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Yngwie Malmsteen who did not realize the arrival in Japan for the latest work “WORLD ON FIRE”. A live album that will heal that dryness is out. It is contained in this work “October 28, 2017 Rochester Show”. It is its superb audience recording.
Since the debut of the shock at ALCATRAZZ, the champions who have played in Japan with most albums. I have been visiting Japan again in April last year, and constant visits to Japan have not stopped. However, in that case the project “GENERATION AXE” with Steve Vai and Zach Wilde. It was not his solo but also the color of the new work “WORLD ON FIRE”. As we could experience the stage in most of the album so far, it was somewhat insufficient.
It is this work that appears there. That sound is truly amazing. As a fact, the enthusiasm of the site is also a vital audience recording, but the extreme core is so stubborn as to disqualify poor line recordings, the sounds that hardly feel the venue reverberation are furiously on. Even if it is intense, it is amazing that it does not relate to chatter and distortion. It is natural that the guitar is balanced because it is Ygweve, but as long as he does not play hard but how to push him hard, the ringing of Strat is not damaged at all and it is beautiful noiselessly. Every kind of rapid shot one grain vividly flies and the vibe of the tone that gave me a crime is super clear.
Besides, it is not just a guitar. The rhythm team that supports him is also bones and hardly feels a sense of distance, and it is delicate and beautiful enough to think that it is really connected with the line to the keyboard. As a matter of fact, it seems to me that the ensemble of each instruments is more vivid than the studio work “WORLD ON FIRE”, which is the essential point (although the official side seems to be too bad … but …).
It is the original stage of the champion that is drawn with such a direct sound separated from the audience. Like “WORLD ON FIRE” followed “SPELLBOUND”, this work is like the one that took over the official live board “LIVE IN TAMPA” route. However, since tours are different, “LIVE IN TAMPA” has plenty of famous songs that can not be heard. Not to mention new songs “Soldier” “World On Fire”, popular “Seventh Sign” and early famous songs “Evil Eye” “You Do not Remember, I’ll Never Forget”, it has been a while since the stage (for the first time in 20 years? ) “Like an Angel (For April)” and other delicious songs are pounding.
In such a case, “YOUR YOUR SHIP BREAKED”! Solo first solo shocked solo revived “RISING FORCE” vocal songs, no way, it’s a revival. And you sing is Yngwie himself. The original was also a low tune when Jeff Scott sorted, and the vocal of the person himself used to singing recently is also powerful, and there is no discomfort at all. I want to see this in raw … ….

Yngwie is Yvvey. It is a masterpiece live album that pierces our way but contains a delicious show scattered early masterpieces with the finest sound.
Touring activity is also paused at current Yngwie. Well, I’m wondering if Yvvey who changed vocal every two works is also singing by myself in the next work, anyway, this work is the latest type at the present moment. Next visit, one of the best while waiting for the next one. Please, enjoy it.

最新作『WORLD ON FIRE』での来日公演が実現していないイングヴェイ・マルムスティーン。その乾きを癒してくれるライヴアルバムが登場です。本作に収められているのは「2017年10月28日ロチェスター公演」。その極上オーディエンス録音です。
ALCATRAZZでの衝撃のデビュー以来、ほとんどのアルバムで来日を果たしてきた王者。昨年4月にも日本を訪れており、コンスタントな来日は途絶えていません。しかし、その際はスティーヴ・ヴァイやザック・ワイルドとのプロジェクト“GENERATION AXE”。彼のソロではなく、新作『WORLD ON FIRE』のカラーでもありませんでした。ここまでほとんどのアルバムでのステージを生体験できただけに、やや食い足りなさもありました。
そこで登場するのが本作。そのサウンドは、実に実に素晴らしい。事実としては現場の熱狂も生々しいオーディエンス録音なものの、極太な芯は下手なライン録音を一蹴するほどに逞しく、会場反響をほとんど感じないサウンドは猛烈にオン。それだけ強烈であってもビビリや歪みとは無縁なのが凄い。イングヴェイですからギターが強烈なバランスなのは当然ですが、彼がどれだけ激しく弾き倒そうと、大ボリュームで迫ろうとストラトの鳴りは些かも損なわれず、ノイズレスに美しい。どんな速射でも1粒1粒が鮮やかに飛び交い、軋ませたトーンのヴァイヴまで超克明なのです。
しかも、ギターだけではない。彼を支えるリズム隊も骨太でほとんど距離感も感じさせず、キーボードに至っては本当にライン接続されているのではないかと思うほどに繊細で美しい。実のところ、肝心要のスタジオ作『WORLD ON FIRE』よりも各楽器のアンサンブルを鮮やかに感じるほど(オフィシャル側が悪すぎるだけという気もしますが……)です。
そんなオーディエンス離れしたダイレクト・サウンドで描かれるのは、王者本来のステージ。『WORLD ON FIRE』が『SPELLBOUND』を踏襲していたように、本作は公式ライヴ盤『LIVE IN TAMPA』路線を引き継いだようなショウ。とは言え、ツアーが違うのですから『LIVE IN TAMPA』では聴けない名曲もたっぷり。新曲「Soldier」「World On Fire」はもちろんのこと、人気の「Seventh Sign」や初期の名曲「Evil Eye」「You Don’t Remember, I’ll Never Forget」、ステージでは久しい(20年ぶり?)「Like an Angel (For April)」などなど美味しい曲が目白押し。
そんな中で目玉なのが「Now Your Ships Are Burned」! 衝撃だったソロ初来日が甦る『RISING FORCE』のヴォーカル曲がまさか、まさかの復活。そして、歌うのはイングヴェイ本人。オリジナルもジェフ・スコット・ソートにしては低い曲でしたし、最近歌い慣れてきた本人のヴォーカルも力強く、違和感がまったくない。これは生で観たい……。

イングヴェイはイングヴェイ。我が道を貫きつつも、初期の名曲が散りばめた美味しいショウを極上のサウンドで封じ込めた傑作ライヴアルバムです。
現在のイングヴェイはツアー活動も休止中。2作ごとにヴォーカルを代えてきたイングヴェイが次作でも自分で歌うのか気になるところですが、何はともあれ、本作こそが現時点での最新型。次の来日、次の一手を待つ間に最適の1本。どうぞ、存分にお楽しみください。

Disc 1(42:11)
1. Intro 2. Rising Force 3. Spellbound 4. Into Valhalla 5. Baroque & Roll
6. Soldier 7. Like an Angel (For April) 8. Badinerie 9. Violin Concerto No. 4 in D minor
10. Adagio in G minor 11. Far Beyond the Sun 12. The Star-Spangled Banner
13. Seventh Sign 14. Overture 15. From a Thousand Cuts 16. Arpeggios From Hell 17. World on Fire

Disc 2(46:51)
1. Now Your Ships Are Burned 2. Evil Eye 3. Trilogy Suite Op: 5 4. Red House 5. Fugue
6. Cadenza #3 7. Drum Solo 8. You Don’t Remember, I’ll Never Forget
9. Acoustic Paraphrase 10. Black Star 11. I’ll See the Light Tonight

Yngwie Malmsteen – guitars, vocals Nick Marino – keyboards, vocals
Ralph Ciavolino – bass, vocals Mark Ellis -drums, percussion

Shades 874

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