BUDOKAN 1975 FINAL NIGHT MASTERSTROKE

2 CD

Label: Wardour 429
Country: Japan.
Released: August 2020.
Recorded: Budokan Hall, Tokyo  Japan  May 1st. 1975.
Sound: Audience recording. I guess more than less excellent sound.
Comments:  Another Wardour label version of this concert on May 1st., at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo.
Seems to be from a new tape source.
I don't have this 2cd, so don't know so much more.
At least a part of this concert is professional filmed. But, I'm not sure however the whole gig was filmed.
This concert has previously been released on a handful bootleg cd's, but with other titles and labels.
This was Queen's first tour in Japan. A nice document of their early day's.
From the 'Sheer Heart Attack' tour. Most of this songs are available on the officially album release 'Live At The Rainbow 1974'. Released world wide in 2014 on cd, vinyl and DVD+ Blu-Ray.
Roots: Audience recorded tape.
Time: 51:03 / 71:51

Front cover
 CD 1
 1. Intro: Procession  (tape)
 2. Now I'm Here
 3. Ogre Battle
 4. Great King Rat
 5. White Queen
 6. Flick Of The Wrist
 7. Hangman
 8. Doing All Right
 9. Medley: In The Lap Of The Gods ~
 10.               Killer Queen ~
 11.               The March Of The Black Queen
 12. Bring Back That Leroy Brown




 CD 2
 1. Son & Daughter
 2. Brian May Solo
 3. Son & Daughter  (reprise)
 4. Keep Yourself Alive
 5. Seven Seas Of Rhye
 6. Stone Cold Crazy
 7. Liar 8. In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited
 9. Hey Big Spender  (short part)
 10. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
 11. Medley: Jailhouse Rock ~
                       Shake Rattle & Roll ~
                       Stupid Cupid ~
                       Be Bop A Lula
 12. See What A Fool I've Been
 13. God Save The Queen 
(tape)


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Back cover


Look's this is the master tape.
From Internet page

A miracle is discovered in the famous recording Omoto cassette that has conveyed the highlight performance even to the first visit to Japan. It is decided to press for emergency permanent preservation! The highlight performance that was sucked into the Daigen cassette was “May 1, 1975: Nippon Budokan.”
It is an audience recording that vacuum-packed the whole story.
Their first visit to Japan is a special special. Not only was it important to the Japanese, but there were even incidents that I could touch when talking about the history of QUEEN. Only for such an important tour, we have archived as many masterpiece recordings as possible. First of all, let’s look back at the position of this work while organizing that collection.

 ・April 19: Nippon Budokan ・April 22 “NAGOYA 1975”
 ・April 23 “COMPLETE KOBE 1975”
 ・April 25: Fukuoka City Kyuden Memorial Gymnasium
 ・April 28th “FATAL ATTRACTION (Okayama)”
 ・April 29th “TSUMAGOI 1975”
 ・April 30: Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
 ・May 1st: Nippon Budokan ←★This work★

 *All performances are representative works only.
[Ogen cassette that sucked in a real sound that was different from the original] Above, all 8 performances. It’s a grand schedule for the first time in Japan, but the first and last days are Nippon Budokan. This work is a live album that preserves the last day.
This show has been known for several recordings so far, and “AN EXCEPTIONAL LEGACY (Wardour-097)” has been well received by our shop. This work is the origin of that masterpiece. .. .. .. Not a complete separate recording. It is a recording that appeared as “FIRST LIVE ATTACK” from the Private Master label more than 20 years ago. I think that some people say “Oh, nostalgic!”, but in reality, this work is also very different from that memory.
The cassette that came from our original route is undoubtedly the origin of the Private Master label, but the listening response is completely different. It is certain that it will be a big thing when the part before the start and the part after the end is (slightly) recorded for a while, but it is the sound that is more shocking than that. If you are familiar with “FIRST LIVE ATTACK”, I think that you should remember the sound of high notes protruding and clapping, but in reality it was a “made sound”. What flowed out of the Omoto cassette was a fat sound that was fat, thicker, and felt closer.
Perhaps “FIRST LIVE ATTACK” probably reflected the fashion of the time when it was discovered (around 1999). Equalizing with the most emphasis on sharpness, the attack is forcibly raised and sound pressure is earned.
On top of that, the reduction of hiss noise was also intensely applied, and it became a super-processed sound that did not stop the prototype.

However, the Daigen cassette is supernatural. It’s not just beautiful, but the “core” that was lost in “FIRST LIVE ATTACK” is powerful, and because the details of the minute parts are left behind, you can feel that “QUEEN is in front of you”. In fact, the personality of this recording is a balance that emphasizes bass.
Therefore, in “FIRST LIVE ATTACK,” you might have emphasized the edge in search of the impact at the moment you listened to it… obviously the original sound is more natural and beautiful, and the direct feeling is plenty.

[Budokan on the final day, which was also a highlight of the legendary first visit to Japan] Despite being such a shocking master, this work is making upgrades after making the most of its beauty. One is the length.
As you can see from the start from cut-in, the sound sucked into the Omoto cassette is used for 1 second, but the tape change cut is inevitable. Therefore, in this work, Brian May’s guitar solo (about 45 seconds) where the cut occurred and the end of the rock and roll medley (about 3 minutes) were patched with another recording “AN EXCEPTIONAL LEGACY”.

We realized the full form of the show. And the other is the pitch. As a matter of fact, “FIRST LIVE ATTACK” had a big change in sound, but the pitch was crazy.
The opposite of what this work aimed at. The pitch was adjusted accurately while maintaining the original sound, and the “sound of the scene” was faithfully reproduced. The show drawn with such a sound is a hot performance with the highlight of “large”.
At the first visit to Japan, every show was enthusiastic with intense tension, but on the last day, the feeling of success was spreading and overflowing. Moreover, not only the Japan tour, but also the whole “SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR” is a great piece of music, so you can fully enjoy the feeling of openness without having to think about the conditions of tomorrow. Japanese MCs such as “We are very happy to come to Tokyo again” and “Thank you” have jumped up to the extremely rare “Great King Rat” and “Hangman”. ▽ Until Freddie’s death… No, QUEEN and Japan’s bond that continues until the present of 2020. It is a masterpiece of a live album that allows you to fully experience the final day of your first visit to Japan. A two-disc set that revives the “truth sound” that the Omoto cassette was sucking into, and preserves the precious record in a correct form. This is the site of the final day of Nippon Budokan.
Please inhale the fragrance with this work.

★Uses the master cassette of “First Live Attack” (Private Master PM007/008) released in 1999.

★Since it has already been impossible to equalize, the pitch is wrong, and Gene feels bad (probably due to his reduction), this board is overwhelmingly better. The sound quality is closer to the bass, but it is higher than the sound quality of our shop.