SAITAMA SUPER ARENA 2020

4 CDR

Label: Uxbridge 1202
Country: Japan. 
Released: February 2020. Well, It was available in Japan 2 days after the show.
Recorded: CDR 1&2: Live at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan 25th January 2020.
CDR 3&4: Live at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan 26th January 2020.
Sound: Excellent audience recording. 
Comments:  This product was available for sale 2 days after the show (se info below), so actually you can say it was released in January.
From the Japanese tour in 2020, which included 4 shows. Uxbridge label has released them all. Recording are excellent stereo audience recording.
Roots: Audience recording. 
Time: 64:16/ 70:02/ 65:35/ 70:57


Front cover

 DISC 1
 1. Intro ~
 2. Innuendo  (opening part, on tape)
 3. Now I'm Here
 4. Seven Seas of Rhye
 5. Keep Yourself Alive
 6. Hammer to Fall
 7. Killer Queen
 8. Don't Stop Me Now
 9. Somebody to Love
 10. In the Lap of the Gods... Revisited
 11. I'm in Love With My Car
 12. Bicycle Race
 13. Another One Bites the Dust
 14. I Want It All
 15. Brian MC
 16. Teo Torriatte
 17. Love of My Life
 18. '39
 19. Doing All Right  (first part only)

 DISC 2
 01. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 02. Under Pressure
 03.Dragon Attack
 04. I Want to Break Free
 05. You Take My Breath Away
  (tape, vocal intro) ~
 06. Who Wants to Live Forever
 07. Guitar Solo
 08. Tie Your Mother Down
 09. The Show Must Go On
 10. I Was Born To Love You
 11. Radio Ga Ga
 12. Bohemian Rhapsody
 - - - - - - encore - - - - - - -
 13. Ay-Oh
  (Freddie on screen, video '86)
 14. We Will Rock You
 15. We Are the Champions
 16. God Save The Queen
  (tape)



 DISC 3
 1. Intro ~
 2. Innuendo  (opening part, on tape)
 3. Now I’m Here
 4. Seven Seas of Rhye
 5. Keep Yourself Alive
 6. Hammer to Fall
 7. Killer Queen
 8. Don’t Stop Me Now
 9. Somebody to Love
 10. In the Lap of the Gods… Revisited
 11. I’m in Love With My Car
 12. Bicycle Race
 13. Another One Bites the Dust
 14. I Want It All
 15. Brian MC
 16. Teo Torriatte
 17. Love of My Life
 18. ’39
 19. Doing All Right  (first part only)
 
 DISC 4
 1. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 2. Under Pressure
 3. Dragon Attack
 4. I Was Born To Love You
 5. I Want to Break Free
 6. You Take My Breath Away 
(tape, intro only) ~
 7. Who Wants to Live Forever
 8. Guitar Solo
 9. Tie Your Mother Down
 10. The Show Must Go On
 11. Radio Ga Ga
 12. Bohemian Rhapsody
 
- - - - - - encore - - - - - - - - -
 13. Ay-Oh
 (Freddie on video screen, live'86)
 14. We Will Rock You
 15. We Are the Champions
 16. God Save the Queen 
(tape

 



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Back cover







From Internet page.

"THE RHAPSODY TOUR" by QUEEN and Adam Lampart, who are sweeping Japan right now. The latest original recording of the masterpiece will be the fastest release!

This is the third time for QUEEN + Adam to come to Japan, but this time the reason is different. The unprecedented boom that originated in the movie "Bohemian Rhapsody" swept away and swept the stadium venue in Higashimeisaka. Meanwhile, 2 performances are recorded in this work. A superb Odins recording that conveys the whole view of "January 25th + 26th, 2020: Saitama Super Arena Performance". The Japan Tour, which has the power to change the Japanese music scene, is currently being performed at this moment. First of all, let's check the contents of this work on that schedule.

・ January 25: Saitama Super Arena ← ★ This product DISC 1-2
・ January 26: Saitama Super Arena ← ★ This product DISC 3-4
・ January 28: Kyocera Dome Osaka
・ January 30: Nagoya Dome

Above, all 4 performances. Until now, only two Kanto performances have been completed, and this update has been performed. Osaka performances are still being performed. This work is a 4-disc set that completely recorded "Tama Ali" 2DAYS for the end. It is the fastest release that was introduced in just 2 days from the live venue.

[Complete recording for two days by mastering taper masterpiece]

Of course, it's not too early or bad, so this work is amazing. The quality is also exceptional. In recent years, we have been flooded with requests for recordings just after the show, just for the attention concerts we rarely see, but this work is the best master among them. Not only lately, it is a masterpiece that has worked on many masterpiece recordings that have become press masterpieces, and it is a terrible beauty recording. Rather, the fastest release was possible because it was wonderful without any mastering.

Actually, the sound of this work is extremely neat. It's not the type to be mistaken for a sound board in an audience recording that sucked enthusiasm, but the space is fresh and transparent, and the performance and singing voice that penetrates the middle of it is beautiful. The "Tama Ali" this time was in a stadium mode with a capacity of 30,000, but the core of this work is full of responsiveness, and the details are clear even in the minute parts.
On top of that, a slight sound is the best. Anyway, the vibe is neat, it does not hide the subtleties of the core at all, gives the rugged core a luster and thickness, and raises the dynamism.
Even though the nuances of each instrument are clear, the guitar orchestration and chorus work are thick, and Adam's singalong, which stretches out through the middle of it, echoes in every corner of the venue. The spectacle and the exhilarating feeling of heaven are the beauty of an audience that cannot be conveyed on a sound board.


Moreover, this work has a great sense of unity between the two performances.
Actually, this work is a sister recording by the same person. The sound is very similar because the same equipment, the same settings, and the same venue.
Of course, the position is slightly different, and I feel that it is slightly more direct on the second day (disk 3-4) when the sound is grasped, but it is a story that I listened to with a microscope with headphones.
Two days of "Budokan Hall" are flowing out of the speaker with a sound of almost the same level.


[Treasure chest of famous songs that became the largest ever]

The biggest and most enthusiastic full show ever is drawn with such quality. Speaking of their performance in Japan, QUEEN + Adam's only official work, "LIVE IN JAPAN", is famous for the first time in Japan. Let's organize the sets while comparing them here.

● 70s (17 songs)

・ Queen I: Keep Yourself Alive (★★) / Doing All Right (★★)
・ Queen II: Seven Seas of Rhye
・  Sheer Heart Attack: Now I'm Here / Killer Queen / In the Lap of the Gods ... Revisited
・ A Night at the Opera: I'm in Love With My Car (★★) / Love of My Life / '39 (★★) / Bohemian Rhapsody
・ A Day At The Races: Somebody to Love (★) / Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) / Tie Your Mother Down (★)
・ News Of The World: We Will Rock You / We Are the Champions
・ Jazz: Don't Stop Me Now (★) / Bicycle Race (★★)

● 80s / 90s (11 songs)
・ The Game: Another One Bites the Dust / Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Dragon Attack (★★)
・ Hot Space: Under Pressure
・ The Works: Hammer to Fall (★) / I Want to Break Free (★) / Radio Ga Ga
・ A Kind of Magic: Who Wants to Live Forever (★)
・ The Miracle: I Want It All
・ Innuendo: The Show Must Go On (★)
・ Made In Haven: I Was Born To Love You

* Note: The “★” marks are songs that cannot be heard in the official video “LIVE IN JAPAN” for the first time in Japan. In addition, the "★★" mark is the first Japanese debut song at QUEEN + Adam.

… And this is how it looks. Although the position of "I Was Born To Love You" differs in two days, the selection is the same. The concept that encompasses the history of the original family QUEEN is the same as before, but the contents are quite different.
The official work "LIVE IN JAPAN" is a video that came to Japan in 2014, but compared to that, it has changed a lot this time.
Of the 28 songs played live this time, about half, 13 songs are different. Of course, the first time I came to Japan, it was a festival, so it was short, but this time the maximum number of songs ever exceeded the full-scale 2016. There are no solo songs by Adam or Bryan.


Moreover, there are plenty of numbers that are not only many, but also the first public release in Japan on QUEEN + Adam. Roger sings "I'm in Love With My Car" and "'39" since QUEEN + Paul Rogers, and "Keep Yourself Alive" and "Dragon Attack" since Freddie's last visit to Japan, "THE WOKS TOUR". , "Bicycle Race" and "Doing All Right" have been played in Japan for more than 40 years since the 1970s.
It's not just the greatest hits, but the secret treasures of "THE RHAPSODY TOUR", which received a biographical movie.


Adam's singing voice that has reached the level of skill, glorious spectacle that has reached its heyday again, the mood that is delighted by the appearance of Freddie …… There are countless points, but you can enjoy all 2 performances with beautiful sounds.
This is all. I can't just say "Tour No.1" when both Osaka and Nagoya are still there, but I'm holding back the desire to affirm this beauty and fulfillment. A 4-disc set with the fastest release and plenty of feeling. Please enjoy yourself to your heart's content!


★ Both performances have the same taper. The position is the same. Great recording.