Review from Internet page.
“SHEER HEART ATTACK Tour” which made a breakthrough and made a leap
toward the whole world. The treasure recording is a new excavation!
is recorded in this work is “February 15, 1975 Boston performance (late
show)”. It is the first appearance audience recording. 1975 is remembered as
the “year of opera,” but most of the year was spent on tours related to the
previous “SHEER HEART ATTACK.” First, let’s look back at the schedule and
confirm the position of the show.
・ October 30-November 20: UK (19 performances) ← * Official
“November 8” SHEER HEART ATTACK “released”
・ November 23-December 13:
Europe (11 performances)
・ February 5-24: North America # 1
(19 performances) ← ★ Coco ★
・ March 5-April 6: North America # 2 (21
・ April 19-May 1: First visit to Japan (8 performances)
This is the whole picture of “SHEER HEART ATTACK Tour”. The most
famous official live album “LIVE AT THE RAINBOW ’74” was just before the
release of the album, but after that, he toured Europe and finally entered
the US tour and his first visit to Japan in 1975. The Boston performance of
this work is the earliest record in 1975. It was the 10th performance of
“North America # 1”. Two performances are held a day on this day, with the
early show starting at “19:30” and the late show starting at “22:30”. The
one recorded in this work is the late show. Speaking of “North America # 1”,
the shocking work “NEW YORK 1975 (Wardour-416)” discovered last year is also
a new place in my memory. This work is also the day before.
recorded at such a show is a vintage audience that reminds us of “NEW YORK
1975” not only in the schedule but also in the sound. “NEW YORK 1975” is one
step ahead in the vividness of the details and the clearness with a good
view, but this work is superior in terms of the strength of the core and the
closeness of the distance. In particular, the closeness of the vocals is
wonderful, and Freddie’s singing voice and the two choruses are separated
from each other. It’s a vintage recording that’s just as easy to listen to,
although it has a slightly different personality.
Moreover, this work is
a remastered specification that maximizes the possibilities of such a new
excavation master. Not only was the pitch significantly slower in the
original net sound, but there was also a part where hiss was conspicuous in
the bass / treble range, the left channel was slightly off, and the stereo
feeling was out of order. Of course, this work carefully repairs such parts
one by one. Of course, since Omoto’s individuality is fully utilized, it is
not the type that is touted as “sound board!”, But it has achieved a
perfection that can be immersed in a musical work.
And the content of
the Boston performance that the whole world knows for the first time is
essential. This is the first live performance that each song is heard, and
it is the first time to be there. Every word of MC is fresh. Considering its
value and sound quality, permanent storage press is suitable, but in fact,
there was a big drawback that it could not be realized. That is incomplete
recording. I don’t know the exact full set because it’s a day without
another recording, but let’s organize it by comparing it with “NEW YORK
1975”, which is probably the same.
● QUEEN (3 songs)
・ Son And Daughter / Keep Yourself
Alive / Liar
● QUEEN II (5 songs)
・ Procession / Ogre
Battle / Father To Son / White Queen (As It Began) / The March Of The Black
● SHEER HEART ATTACK (7 songs)
・ Now I’m Here /
Flick Of The Wrist / In The Lap Of The Gods / Killer Queen / Bring Back That
Leroy Brown / Stone Cold Crazy / In The Lap Of The Gods … Revisited (▼)
Others (3 songs)
・ Big Spender (▼) / Modern Times
Rock’n’Roll (▼) / Jailhouse Rock (▼)
* Note: The “▼” mark is a song that
is presumed to have been missed in this work.
… And it looks like this. I usually mark delicious songs that I can’t
listen to for comparison, but this time it’s the opposite. The songs that
were not recorded are marked with “▼”. In other words, “In The Lap Of The
Gods … Revisited” at the end of the show and the following cover section are
missing. Strictly speaking, the opening “Procession” opening and the last
“Liar” are also lacking.
It is regrettable that the recording is
incomplete even if it is returned. However, it is a live album with plenty
of taste of early QUEEN that you can not miss even if you subtract it.
Recordings that have not been heard even after 46 years have been unearthed.
The live itself is so attractive that it tells the greatness of QUEEN in
itself and arouses further inquisitiveness. Such a fresh first experience
recording. Please enjoy this work carefully.
★ Audience recording of “February 15, 1975 Boston performance (late
show)”. A vintage sound that reminds us of the press masterpiece “NEW YORK
1975” the next day, with the first appearance recording that conveys a show
that we could not hear before. This work goes up in terms of the strength of
the core and the closeness of the distance. Especially, the closeness of the
vocals is wonderful, and Freddie’s singing voice and the two choruses are
separated from each other. “In The Lap Of The Gods … Revisited” at the end
and the cover section “Big Spender / Modern Times Rock’n’Roll / Jailhouse
Rock” are not included, so I missed the press, but it’s just as easy to
listen to. It is a masterpiece.