DEFINITIVE KOBE 1975

 1 CD

Label: Wardour 311
Country: Japan
Released: December 2018
Recorded: Live at Kobe Kokusai Kaikan, Kobe, Japan 23rd April 1975.
Sound: Audience recording.
Comments:  Wardour label released this Kobe concert on a 1cd back in June 2006, with the title 'Dressed To Kill' (Wardour 033).
This release contains the same tracks, but I'm quit sure a new and better sounded tape has been used on this release. Info I have got, say's truly amazing sound.
But since I don't have this bootleg, I can't confirm the sound.

A BONUS cdr is enclosed with the first 80 copies, which has stickers on front cover.
Recording on this cdr, is taken from the old vinyl bootleg.
Roots: Audience recorded tape.
Time: 75:14


Front cover

  1. Intro: Procession  (tape)
 2. Now I'm Here
 3. Ogre Battle
 4. Father To Son
 5. White Queen
 6. Flick Of The Wrist
 7. Doing All Right
 8. Medley: In The Lap Of The Gods
 9.               Killer Queen
 10.             The March Of The Black Queen
 11. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
 12. Son And Daughter
 13. Guitar Solo
 14. Band Introductions
 15. Keep Yourself Alive
 16. Seven Seas Of Rhye
 17. Stone Cold Crazy
 18. Liar
 


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   Cover on 'bonus' cdr.
  A bonus CDR is enclosed. Time 38:54

 1. Intro: Procession  (tape)
 2. Now I'm Here
 3. Ogre Battle
 4. White Queen
 5. Flick Of The Wrist
 6. Doing All Right
 7. Seven Seas Of Rhye
 8. Stone Cold Crazy
 9. Medley: In The Lap Of The Gods
 10.             Killer Queen
 11.             The March Of The Black Queen
 12. Bring Back That Leroy Brown

 This bonus cdr is a copy from the old vinyl lp bootleg.

Beyond the legend, QUEEN's first visit to Japan, which is also becoming a myth of Japanese western music history. It is a reprint with the quality that renews the highest peak ever in the name recording that conveys the scene.
What is engraved on such a work is "Kobe International Conference Hall on April 23, 1975" performance. This show has been known for several recordings for some time, but it is a decision board that polished up the masterpiece audience recording known as the best among them by latest and meticulous mastering. The first visit in 1975 was a historical event that was a big impact for both Japan and QUEEN himself. That's why we have implemented as much archival as possible at our shop. In recent years excavation continues, and last year saw the impact of the new discovery of Nagoya performance "NAGOYA 1975 (Wardour - 249)" which no one had heard. First of all, let's organize the collection with the schedule of such a monument tour.

April 19: Nippon Budokan
April 22: Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium "NAGOYA 1975"
April 23: Kobe International Hall 【this work】
April 25: Fukuoka City Kyuden Memorial Gymnasium
April 28: Okayama prefectural gymnasium "FATAL ATTRACTION"
April 29th: Shizuoka Yamaha Tsumagoi Hall
April 30: Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
May 1st: Nippon Budokan "AN EXCEPTIONAL LEGACY" "KILLING ME SOFTLY" + more.

Over all, 8 performances. Kobe performance of this work was a concert which is the next day of the shock work "NAGOYA 1975". This work that recorded such a show is a really wonderful vintage audience. Although it has been known for a long time, what is the basis of this work is the master of "DRESSED TO KILL" which was acclaimed as the highest peak. In modern standards, I can not call it "just like a soundboard", but since it is 43 years ago it is natural as well. In kind of roar (never!), Even a type that searches for performance from among great frenzies (not at all !!). The singing voice of plenty of response is powerfully reached to hand, and the baseline of deep bass which tends to be the weakness of the audience is clear up to one tone. And even if it is stubborn, the sound is not broken, it conveys firm power and tactileness firmly. Rather, in the record of 1975 where the recording itself is limited, it is a name recording that is unquestioned.
Although it is the very best "DRESSED TO KILL" master, this work brush up with further meticulous remastering. I realized a more vivid sound. Of course, it is not meaningless sound pressure earnings, but rather carefully scrutinized and balanced the balance from treble to bass. Fixed the bass that had been inflated too much (so as not to impair the power), unraveling the ensemble that was like a dumpling. Especially improving so that Nuke of high tone misses, youthful vocals & chorus beautifully growing, piano rolling touch is clear. Brian's guitar is also vibrant like dancing.
In addition, this work also aimed at perfection by utilizing another sound source. For example, "Seven Seas Of Rhye" sound scenes scarcely lacked in the 30 second range. In "DRESSED TO KILL" the truth of the master was intact, but in this work it compensates seamlessly from another analog / boot leg. We also added a pre-opening scene and reproduce the scene of the first visit to Japan as much as possible. Also, this recording was also known for a little clapping, but that also improved. Of course, although the reality of the first visit to Japan has not been impaired, we carefully relaxed the peak of the hitting sound sticking into the ear and finished it in a balance that allows you to concentrate more on the live performance of QUEEN.
The wonderful thing of "legendary first Kobe" drawn with that sound .... With the romance of "SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR" where dramatic early masterpieces are spreading rapidly, we show off to "Doing All Right" which can not be heard even at "LIVE AT THE RAINBOW '74" "A NIGHT AT THE ODEON". "Father To Son" which was once said to be "the only in 1975" is also delicious (now you can listen to "NAGOYA 1975" the next day, but it is still rare to enjoy with this kind of sound), rich 70's color It seems to be disgusted.
And more than that it is a feeling of the workplace unique to the first visit to Japan. Although it is at the level pushed by the robust performance sound, it is a little understood that the yellow cheers of the 70's are amazing. Moreover, it is different from a simple idol concert. In addition to being cast at the beginning of each stroke, it undulates along the melody and spreads throughout the venue. I know that I am listening properly while I am crazy. The enthusiasm of western girls who were searching for charisma with their eyes and ears is real. That symbol is "Father To Son". In the middle of the song I thought it was a security guard and a mourning phrase "Come on !!" It is not only an enthusiasm but also an extraordinary recording that you can hear clearly until the breath of such a place.
Unfortunately, the recording ended until "Liar", and it was not recorded after "In The Lap Of The Gods .... revisited" at the end of the main part set. Although incomplete is an unavoidable place, it is still possible to taste the site of the first visit to Japan, which is precious for about 75 minutes. Whatever the band is, the first visit to Japan is special to the Japanese, but about QUEEN they are special in the special even to themselves. It makes one best record of such Kobe overnight, one more to update the highest peak. Please, please enjoy at any time with permanent preservation press CD.