YAMAGUCHI 1979 

 2 CD

Label: Wardour 325
Country: Japan
Released: February 2019.
Recorded: Live at Yamaguchi Prefectural Gymnasium, Yamaguchi, Japan 2nd May 1979.
Sound: Excellent audience recording.
Comments:  From the 'Jazz' Japanese tour. Queen's 3rd. tour in Japan, and the larges one with total 15 concerts.
The first pro-bootleg from this concert (if I remember correct). Again a nice release from Wardour label.
Claimed to be in excellent sound.
Roots: Audience recorded tape.
Time: 62:46 / 52:33

Front cover
  CD ONE
 1. Intro.
 2. We Will Rock You  (slow / fast)
 3. Let Me Entertain You
 4. Somebody To Love
 5. Death On Two Legs
 6. Killer Queen
 7. Bicycle Race
 8. I'm In Love With My Car
 9. Get Down, Make Love
 10. You're My Best Friend
 11. Now I'm Here
 12. Teo Torriatte
 13. Don't Stop Me Now
 14. Dreamers Ball
 15. Love Of My Life
 
  CD TWO
 1. '39
 2. It's Late
 3. Brighton Rock
 4. Guitar & Drum Solo
 5. Brighton Rock  (reprise)
 6. Keep Yourself Alive
 7. Bohemian Rhapsody
 8. Tie Your Mother Down
 9. Sheer Heart Attack
 10. We Will Rock You
 11. We Are The Champions
 12. God Save The Queen





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The phantom hidden record that only core collectors knew so far. Finally, the permanent preservation press appears in 2CD.
It was this Japan that the treasure was recorded. "May 2, 1979: Yamaguchi prefectural gymnasium" performance of the 3rd Japan tour which celebrated the popularity peak. Its masterpiece audience recording. Anyway, "Jazz Japan tour 1979" is said to be the height of popularity of Japan. Archive with many masterpieces in our shop. The major masterpiece "DEFINITIVE OSAKA 1979 (Wardour - 315)" released the other day is also a remarkable new place. First of all, let's review the schedule of the time and let's organize the summary collection.

April 13: Nippon Budokan "BUDOKAN 1979 1ST NIGHT" 2cd
April 14: Nippon Budokan "BUDOKAN 1979 2ND NIGHT" 2cd
April 19th + 20th: Festival Hall "DEFINITIVE OSAKA 1979" 4cd
April 21: Practice Ethics Memorial Hall "KANAZAWA HYAKUMANGOKU RHAPSODY" 2cd
April 23: Nippon Budokan "PRIDE AND JOY" 4cd+dvd  14th & 23, dvd 25th), #DEDICATE TO GREAT TITS, GREAT ASS" 2cd
April 24: Nippon Budokan
April 25: Nippon Budokan "BUDOKAN 1979". "DREAMERS BALL" 2cd
April 27: Kobe Central Gymnasium
April 28: Nagoya International Exhibition Hall "THE PLEASURE CHEST"
April 30th + May 1st: Fukuoka Kyushu Gymnasium "MEMORIAL GYM"
May 2: Yamaguchi prefectural gymnasium ← ★ This work ★
May 5th + 6th: Makomanai Ice Arena "JAZZ FINAL" (6th)
※ Note: Only for masterpieces on each day.

Over all, 15 performances. The overwhelming number of performances including Nippon Budokan 5 shows is No. 1 in Qanten's history of arrival in Japan. It was undoubtedly a vertex tour in Japan. Recordings such as Tomei Osaka and Fukuoka have been popular so far, but this work is a record of the Yamaguchi performance that they became the only one.

【Secret recording of illusion finally saw the eyes of the sun】
Such a work is truly a treasure. Actually, the existence of the recording was known even in the top, but only the core collector can actually hear it. It is a recording that has been kept confidential, almost not even circulated between trades. This work is a superb item that will become a master quality even with such secret sounds. In recent years, an incomplete version of another sound source has been on the net, but the length and the quality are completely different from that.
Actually, the sound of this work is excellent. Anyway the overwhelming thing is clear. At the beginning, the scene where pause is repeated will be scary (Do not worry because it is not a malfunction of the playback machine), but when it starts at "We Will Rock You" it spreads a lot of wonderful sounds. Although it is not a close contact sound like a mistake with a sound board, the sense of air is totally transparent, and a solid singing voice and performance reaches straight. I do not know the acoustics of the Yamaguchi prefectural gymnasium, but as if it is outdoors, there are few Hall echoes, and I will jump in hand with the details clearly.
Moreover, the audience / noise is unusually small. Of course, at the time of the performance and among the songs it's gorgeous and exciting so it's not silky. A greeting like a scream that welcomes the MC, which is only once in history, "I am happy that we are able to come to Yamaguchi" is amazing. However, as the performance begins, there are few clapping handsets (even with a bit of rhythm), and the jokes that are boiling in places are also far from bothering. This tour is not only a popular hight but also a strong voice with a yellow voice, but this work is different. It is a name recording that you can fully immerse yourself in plenty and beautifully arranged music and singing voice.

【The truth of wonderfully fun Yamaguchi performance】
The show drawn with such exquisite sounds is also wonderful but funny. There should be tiredness that will be the 13 th tour of Japan, but in that case Freddie's voices are well coming out, and if there is momentum and tension, it is also expensive (although it seems rumbling in the final "Bohemian Rhapsody"). "Do not Stop Me Now" which was set once was restored, and we can hear one of the most beautiful singing voices in the 1979 visit to Japan.

And this work is also fun. Brian's MC called Brian 's good ... ... after "Do not Stop Me Now" is funny, "Teo Torriatte" smiles at Freddie. Forgetting the lyrics, it becomes humming with "La la la". Moreover, it is funny that the Japanese part is singing good. As it is, No. 2 is also quite suspicious, and it will resurrect when it becomes Japanese again. Hanamogera You can listen to foreign performances like English and beautiful Japanese.
Further special '' 39 '. There seems to be a foreigner group on the scene, and there are some fussy voices. So when Freddie asked "Are you from Japan?", Laughter happens at the venue, and if you continue with "You are Navy?" The foreign group returns "No!" It is not exciting separately, the atmosphere is very humorous. Even more funny is Freddie asking "You guys like YMCA?" (Actually, in Japan in 1979, "Young Man" was a huge hit. It seems that the staff of Japan taught the people of QUEEN, it seems that it was a bamboo keeper when it was a monster.

Truly a treasure. In addition to the opening scene, there is a temporary stop at "Tie Your Mother Down" "Sheer Heart Attack", etc. It is not completely indispensable. However, quality is so wonderful that whatever it is, such a show is too fun. It is unlikely that this fun and enjoyment will definitely want to be monopolized. It is a treasure that has been kept secret since it is wonderful. Two sheets set that permanently preserves such Yamaguchi performance. In February 2019 number one title definitely never listen board. Please, please fully enjoy from corner to corner!

★ Yamaguchi performance Yamaguchi performance High sound quality board which some maniacs were concealed was kept secretly, and finally booted for the first time through 40 years! It is a long-awaited release that I can assert you the most this year.