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渋谷陽一×松任谷由実 1987


渋谷陽一の音楽批評、取材、インタビュー術が
見られる壮大なラジオ番組。
「松任谷由実のすべて」19870321





by ichiro_ishikawa | 2019-08-11 21:07 | 音楽 | Comments(0)  

【転載】The Unheard ‘Abbey Road’: An Exclusive Preview of Beatles’ Expanded Final Masterpiece


The Unheard ‘Abbey Road’: An Exclusive Preview of Beatles’ Expanded Final Masterpiece


‘Super Deluxe Edition’ of group’s last album to include outtakes, demos and angry neighbors complaining about the late-night noise 

Fifty years ago today, on August 8th, 1969, the Beatles walked back and forth across a street they knew well: Abbey Road. John LennonPaul McCartneyGeorge Harrison and Ringo Starrlined up and crossed a few times, while a cop held up traffic, right outside the studio where they were already booked to show up for work that day. The whole photo session took only 10 minutes. Yet this became their most iconic image: sky of blue, trees of green. It sums up the sunny confidence of the most popular album the Beatles ever made — which also turned out to be the lastAbbey Road turned a zebra-stripe crosswalk on an ordinary London street into holy ground. Oh, that magic feeling.

Fifty years later, the Abbey Road story takes a new turn with the revelatory Super Deluxe Edition, which drops on September 27th in time for the anniversary. It sheds new light on the essential weirdness of this music — how did the Beatles create such warmth and beauty while they were in the middle of breaking up? “It’s the Last Supper,” producer Giles Martin, son of the late George Martin, tells Rolling Stone. “It’s having great sex with an ex-girlfriend. They said, ‘Let’s do one last great thing.’”

The new Abbey Road edition follows the model of the Sgt. Pepper and White Album sets from the past couple of years. And like them, it explores the vaults to find fresh surprises in music you think you already know by heart. It’s the Beatles’ best-selling album  —but it’s also a bittersweet finale from four friends preparing to go their separate ways forever. It’s their farewell — but you can also hear the smiles returning to their faces. The last time John, Paul, George and Ringo played together was when they cut “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).” Yet all four were on fire as songwriters — even Ringo, who contributes “Octopus’ Garden.” The music has a childlike warmth. “Abbey Road is a kids’ album,” Martin nods. “Come Together’ is a blues groove — but it’s also my 11-year-old daughter’s favorite Beatle song.”

There’s a new mix from Martin and engineer Sam Okell in stereo, 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Atmos. There’s a coffee-table book with Paul McCartney’s foreword. There’s also 23 outtakes and demos to enhance the original album. Compared to Sgt. Pepper or the White Album, the sessions were orderly and civilized. George Martin, still wary after the madness of 1968, agreed to come back and produce only if they promised to be on their best behavior. So these outtakes don’t include the same kind of far-flung studio experiments. “They’re not really jamming,” Giles Martin says. “It’s not like the White Album — with this record, maybe to protect against arguments, they had a pretty damn good idea about the direction each song was going to go in before they recorded it.”

In early 1969, the Beatles tried to make Get Back, the album that turned into Let It Be. It turned into open warfare, nearly ripping the band apart. It was Paul who talked the others into giving it one more go. “They came in knowing that this was the end,” Martin says. “There was never the illusion that this was going to be the big start of something new.”

But since these four boys were the Beatles, they couldn’t stop showing off — for each other, for the world, for themselves. So facing the final curtain just fired up their competitive edge. “There wasn’t that element of continuation: ‘We’ll put it out, then do something else.’ It wasn’t the White Album, where it feels like, ‘This is where we are right now, and where we’ll be in six months time, who knows, but we’re on this journey and this is part of the journey,’” says Giles Martin. “They knew this was it. The way I would explain it is, you’ve only got a certain number of breaths or heartbeats left in your life, and you want to make sure they’re important. That’s the essence of Abbey Road — they knew how important it was.”

In a previous unheard version of “I Want You (She’s So Heavy),” the Beatles bash away at John’s heaviest riff in Soho’s Trident Studios, at top volume. But this posh address is a little different from Abbey Road — the session gets interrupted by neighbors complaining about the late-night noise. Surprisingly, John agrees to turn it down, after one more take. He tells the band, “The loud one — last go. Last chance to be loud!” Martin says, “It’s so funny — he’s so polite. He should have said, ‘Fuck off, we’re the Beatles!’”

The studio banter brings the sessions to life — even at this late stage, the lads can’t resist trying to crack each other up. When it’s time for a coffee break, one of Paul’s ballads turns into “You never give me your coffee.” John plays around with “Polythene Pam,” sneering, “His sister Bernice works in the furnace.” “I like trying to find as much speech as possible — it humanizes it,” Martin says. “You hear John Lennon talk, then he suddenly starts singing, and you think: It’s that fucking simple? That’s all I have to do? He just starts singing and it makes the sound of John Lennon? There’s no process there? It’s the same microphone? There’s no switch being turned? I think that changes it. You listen to “I Want You (She’s So Heavy), when they stop and start talking. Wait — these people are making that noise?”

The extras also include Paul demos for two hits he gave away — “Goodbye” for Mary Hopkins and “Come and Get It” for Badfinger. There are three takes of “Her Majesty.” (But if you’re among the many fans who consider “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” a pataphysical gaffe, don’t necessarily get your hopes up that Take 12 will change your mind.) Maybe Ringo couldn’t have written “Octopus’ Garden” without a little help from his friend George — but he still deserves an eight-tentacled round of applause.

The Quiet One brought in only two tunes — as John sniped in NME at the time, “George has got songs he’s been trying to get on our records since 1920.” But they turned out to be the best-loved highlights, “Here Comes The Sun” and “Something.” In fact, George might deserve the credit for the album’s quality — he threw a scare into the others. “They’re pretty bloody big songs,” Martin says. “It must have shaken things up for John and Paul — they were nothing if not competitive. There’s no question that the catalyst for their demonic level of songwriting here was ‘Something’ and ‘Here Comes the Sun.’”

They’re not at all like George’s White Album or Pepper songs — they’re broad, emotionally direct, not the least bit quizzical. (For that matter, they don’t sound like the solo songs he was already demoing for All Things Must Pass.) But in itself, that’s a sign he was leaving the Beatles behind. After his bitter experience trying to get them to play “All Things Must Pass” at the Get Back sessions  —John responded by ignoring him and plucking a Chuck Berry riff until George stormed out — he wasn’t bringing them his personal cosmic riddles anymore. As Giles Martin says, “He was planning his solo album. He knew what his next plan was. He was definitely fed up with life with John and Paul. And the Beatles didn’t function without John and Paul functioning.”

John was also stretching himself — he added the harmony ballads “Because” and “Sun King,” as if he knew this was his last chance to write songs for these three voices to sing together. These are Beatle songs, very different from anything he’d write for himself and Yoko to sing. For John and George, this was their last chance to be Beatles; instead of battling for self-expression, they came together. For “The End,” all three trade off guitar solos, tracking it live — Paul, George and John, in that order.

As on the Pepper and White Album sets, Ringo nearly steals the show. His drums have their own track, for one thing — crazy as it seems, this was the first (and only) album the Beatles recorded on eight-track, a little late in the game. “It’s much bigger-sounding — eight tracks, a transistor desk. It’s the only Beatles album that was recorded in stereo — there’s no mono version.” Giles Martin points out a sonic detail that jumps out from the new mix of “Something”: you can hear Paul play the high-hats in the middle eight. “Ringo is playing toms with both hands, and then in the middle bit, Paul goes over to hit the high-hat. It took the two of them to play drums on that bit.”

But for all the team spirit on Abbey Road, there’s something wistful. Paul’s sense of loss is all over the Side Two suite, right up to “The End” itself. “You do get the impression with Abbey Road that Paul was trying to hold on to the dream — and my dad as well.” Giles makes the argument that it resembles George Martin’s subsequent work rather than theirs. “Sonically, it’s more like his work with [the band] America. Abbey Road has that precision — everything’s in tune, it has the right fit, and that’s how he liked things to be.”

But the Beatles and their producer were heading into the unknown — as if cramming in all the experiments they knew they’d never get a second chance to try together. In the middle of Side Two, Paul sings, “Soon we’ll be away from here / Step on the gas and wipe that tear away.” On Abbey Road, all of them sneak a look back at the past they’ve shared. And then — walking as boldly as they do on the album cover — they cross the road into the future.



by ichiro_ishikawa | 2019-08-10 11:10 | 音楽 | Comments(0)  

ユーミン ベストオブベスト2019

ずーつとユーミンばかり未だに聴いてゐるが、流石に淘汰されてくる。といふか、何万回でも聴ける作品は何か、を見極めるためにずーつと聴いてゐるといふ側面もある。
それが暫定的に下記の3曲なわけだが、
18,19の女ならではの何かの一瞬が奇跡的に凝固した「雨の街を」と、プロフェッショナルなミュージシャンとしての傑作「夕闇をひとり」「DANG DANG」の違ひが気になつてゐる。

後者2曲は、普遍的な完成度の高さを誇るため、いくらでも分析が可能と思はれるが、「雨の街を」は、困難なやうな気がしてゐる。

作曲自体は高校時代、録音は18〜19歳と思はれる。
アーティスト荒井由実はここで死んでゐる、以降は別人と言つていいほど、ここでは何かの一瞬が凝固してゐる。もう還らないし生まれない何かが。怖くもあり、最終的には美しい。
このあたりをうまく言ひたいのだが、言へぬ。


Capo:4

Am7  Dm7  Am7  G
 夜明け の雨は ミルク色

Fmaj7 G7  Cmaj7
 静か  な街 に

Am7  Dm7  Am7    G
 ささや きながら 降りて来る

Fmaj7 G7   Cmaj7
 妖   精たち よ

Fmaj7 G7    Cmaj7 Am7
 誰   かやさし くわた しの

Fmaj7 G7    Em7 E7
 肩   を抱いて くれた ら

Am7  Dm7  Am7    G
 どこま でも遠  いところへ

Fmaj7 Em7 Am7
 歩い てゆけ そう


雨の街を(1973)


夕闇をひとり(1981)


DANG DANG(1982)

井上鑑(key, arr)、村上ポンタ秀一(ds)、大村憲司(g)高水健二(b)、中西康晴(key)、金子マリ(vo, cho)、CHAKA(vo, cho)

by ichiro_ishikawa | 2019-07-24 10:12 | 音楽 | Comments(0)  

貴重PV 山下久美子 Single

貴重PV
山下久美子 Single
1986年10月1日リリース
BOØWY「B・BLUE」(9月29日)、『BEAT EMOTION』(録音9月6〜23日、発売11月8日)期、布袋絶頂時の楽曲。



by ichiro_ishikawa | 2019-07-05 01:12 | 音楽 | Comments(0)  

長渕剛1989シークレットライブ at 天河大弁財天

長渕は「LIVE'87 LICENSE」の真っ最中の1987年9月17日、奈良県天川村の天河大弁財天社にて挙式。その天河大弁財天社の新築奉納祝いにて、シークレットライブを行つた。


セットリスト

1.巡恋歌 2.He・La-He・La 3.花菱にて 4.とんぼ 5.いつかの少年 6.乾杯 7.祈り 8.Never Cheange 9.明け方までにケリがつく 10.Stay Dream 11.昭和


「昭和」を披露していることと、そのルックスから、1989年と言はれてゐる、知る人ぞ知るこのシークレットライブは、「LIVE'86 - '87 STAY DREAM」、前述の「LIVE'87 LICENSE」、「LIVE'89 昭和」、「LIVE'90 - '91 JEEP」、「LIVE'92 JAPAN」といつた神懸かり的カリスマ期のものだけに、超絶モノである。オフィシャルリリースが期待される。




by ichiro_ishikawa | 2019-07-03 23:05 | 音楽 | Comments(0)  

忘れられないの

21世紀以降のバンドは、ゲス意外興味が全くわかず、
そのゲスが推薦してゐる、ボーカルの顔が氷室に少し似てゐるサカナクションも、すべて聴いてみたが、やはりピンと来ず。しかし最新作の「忘れられないの」は少しだけよい。なぜゲスだけがロック耳に耐え得るのか、といふ問題は考察に値するが、ここではやや健闘してゐるこの曲を観てみることで終へんとす。



これと

これを足した感じといふコンセプトがいい。


by ichiro_ishikawa | 2019-07-02 00:42 | 音楽 | Comments(0)  

David Bowie最高傑作「Stay」

何度も書いてゐるやうな気がするが、
David Bowieの最高傑作は「Stay」。
1975〜78が最もよい。




by ichiro_ishikawa | 2019-06-27 01:25 | 音楽 | Comments(0)  

アムロックがApple Music入り

アムロックがApple Music入り。
唯一の傑作と判断した「60s 70s 80s EP」(2008)「NEW LOOK」「ROCK STEADY」「WHAT A FEELING」を10年ぶりに聴いてみたが、やはり色褪せてをらず、良い。秀逸この上ないアレンジと歌唱。

10年前は出演テレビやPVフルがアップされてゐたが、いま動画は軒並み削除されてゐる。どういふわけか知らん。


60s NEW LOOK




70s ROCK STEADY




80s What a Feeling



CF Vidal Sassoon




by ichiro_ishikawa | 2019-06-25 21:07 | 音楽 | Comments(0)  

BOØWY、今の第1位

1988年といふのは、氷室と布袋がソロデビューした華々しい年であるが、その影には当のBOØWYの解散〜ラストギグズがあつたばかりでなく、ザ・スミス解散〜『Rank』リリースがあり、長渕剛が『Never Change』で、R.E.M.が『Eponymousで過去の総決算をやつた年であり、やはりどこか「終焉感」の方が色濃く漂ふ。どうしてもノスタルジーに耽ける。
といふことで、BOØWY、今の1位を発表する。

第3位
ROUGE OF GRAY


第2位
TEENAGE EMOTION


第1位
OH! MY JULLY part 1





by ichiro_ishikawa | 2019-06-21 22:52 | 音楽 | Comments(0)  

1988

LAST GIGS the originalに続き、
とんぼのブルーレイ化のニュースが入り
1988ブーム到来の機が。

1986年、ビートエモーションとステイドリームにより、オセロですべてひつくり返つたやうに世間がロックによつて黒く塗られ、日本人得意の右へ倣へ性根でもつて猫も杓子も菊池桃子もロック化した挙句、一気に沈滞へと堕ちた平成。その直前の、最後の華が1988年であつたといへる。
そしてロックの死とひきかへに、川谷絵音が誕生してゐるのは興味深い。
年表を見てみよう。

1987年9月
ザ・スミス解散
12月24日

BOØWY解散


1988年1月1日

ソビエト連邦、ミハイル・ゴルバチョフ書記長主導の下、ペレストロイカ開始。


2月3日

BOØWY『MORAL+3』 


2月5日

長渕剛「乾杯」


2月6日

「ドラゴンクエストIII そして伝説へ…」発売


3月5日

長渕剛『NEVER CHANGE』 


3月13日

青函トンネルが開業(海峡線 中小国 - 木古内間)


3月16日

桑田佳祐「いつか何処かで (I FEEL THE ECHO)」 


3月18日

東京ドーム開場


3月25日

チェコスロバキアのブラチスラヴァ(現スロバキア首都)で、共産党政権に反対する同国初の大規模民主化運動デモ発生


4月4日、5日

BOØWY “LAST GIGS”(東京ドーム)


4月20日

ギル・エヴァンス死去(1912年生まれ) 


4月25日

山下達郎「GET BACK IN LOVE」 


5月3日

BOØWY『“LAST GIGS”』 


5月13日

チェット・ベイカー死去(1929年生まれ) 


5月15日

アフガニスタンからのソ連軍の撤退開始


6月7日

俺、17歳。精神を病み大腸炎手術。


6月21日

尾崎豊「太陽の破片」 


7月21日

氷室京介「ANGEL」 


8月20日

イラン・イラク戦争停戦が正式に成立


8月31日

The Smiths『Rank』

(1986年録音ライブ・アルバム )


9月1日

氷室京介『FLOWERS for ALGERNON』 

尾崎豊『街路樹』 


9月17日

ソウルオリンピック開幕(10月2日まで)


9月30日

久保田利伸『Such A Funky Thang!』 


10月5日

布袋寅泰『GUITARHYTHM』 


10月6日

桑田佳祐「悲しい気持ち (JUST A MAN IN LOVE)」 


10月7日

『とんぼ』放送開始


10月15日

エンヤ「Orinocco Flow (Sail Away)」


10月15日

R.E.M.『Eponymous』


10月18日

SONIC YOUTH『Daydream Nation』


10月19日

山下達郎『僕の中の少年』 


10月26日

長渕剛「とんぼ」 


11月8日

アメリカ大統領選挙でジョージ・ハーバート・ウォーカー・ブッシュがマイケル・デュカキスを破って当選

R.E.M. 『Green』

(ワーナー・ブラザース・レコード移籍第1弾)


11月15日

PLOがパレスチナ国家独立を宣言


11月16日

ソ連のエストニア共和国が主権宣言(1991年に独立)


11月25日

『とんぼ』最終回放送


11月26日

松任谷由実『Delight Slight Light KISS』


12月3日

川谷絵音誕生









by ichiro_ishikawa | 2019-06-21 19:57 | 音楽 | Comments(0)