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The 30th Anniversary Concert: Live in Tokyo

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
11-10-2010
Label:
Barcode:
707787909822
Packaging:
Brilliant Case (Jewel Case size, Holds 2 CDs)
Catalog Number:
INAK9098CD
The 30th Anniversary Concert: Live in Tokyo
The 30th Anniversary Concert: Live in Tokyo

Description

Murmuring voices, music from the band, monitors light up at the mixing desk, otherwise nothing more than that. A good minute after the sound goes off in Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo, a rapturous cry resounds out above all the expectant murmuring in the packed out hall. A long reverberating bass sound intensifies the suspense and suddenly the man who everyone is waiting for stands there at the edge of the stage: Michael Schenker. With a completely new sound, a technique that he devised himself, he played Welcome Howl which was immediately met with the enthusiasm of all his fans in the hall. Michael strums a few hefty riffs on his distinctive Flying V guitar and then it really gets going. The spotlights focus on the drums and microphone, the band starts rocking and once Gary Barden storms onto the stage to sing the opening verse of Feels Like A Good Thing with emotional soul sounds, the motto of this memorable evening lights up in the background: MSG Michael Schenker Group 30th Anniversary Tour Michael Schenker has seen many musicians come and go over the years with MSG. Today at the anniversary in Tokyo, this internationally acclaimed ambassador of German rock has gathered a particularly exceptional team: the experienced keyboard player and second guitarist Wayne Findlay, bass ace Neil Murray and two colleagues who were on- board back in 1980 for the recording of the debut album Michael Schenker Group in the studio: top drummer Simon Phillips and singer Gary Barden. This reunion completes a nice circle after 30 years and is a sheer joy to see how these savvy musicians give their utmost and how they keep the fire alive throughout the whole concert. You listen to them spellbound as they charge the set of 18 songs with their boundless energy whether its the great classics from the early days or the later more powerful tracks. MSG have six tracks from the legendary debut album on the set list on this unforgettable evening in Nakano Sun Plaza: Feels Like A Good Thing and Cry For The Nations, Armed And Ready and Victim Of Illusion, Into The Arena and Lost Horizons. Four of them originate from the 1981 follow-up album MSG: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, On And On, and literally Attack Of The Mad Axeman and the very apt Are You Ready To Rock. The popular album of 2008 In The Midst Of Beauty is celebrated with the band playing I Want You, Ride On My Way, Night To Remember. For the encore as the audience is going wild there are two Schenker songs which have long been rock classics: Rock Bottom and Doctor, Doctor. It is a great show that deeply moved the performers as well: History repeats itself. After three decades, the MSG community meets up again all of a sudden. Its like a musical. At the end everyone comes together and takes a bow before the audience. Michael Schenker seems almost a little surprised that he can still manage to impress his fans in such a way after 30 years. Although, he already experienced the enthusiasm of the Japanese back in the eighties when he performed at the famous Budokan, which he fondly remembers. And this audience now takes him from highlight to highlight as he feels loved and understood by them: What I play are little adventures says Michael. You need to relate to the music, to be able to really understand and appreciate it. Our fans know this. They are often musicians too and are very attentive. From the World Tour 2010 celebrating the 30th Anniversary of this outstanding Band. Recorded January 13th, 2010 at Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo Featuring Gary Barden, Wayne Findlay, Neil Murray, Simon Phillips specially priced 2CD Also Available on DVD & Blue Ray with Bonus tracks

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Welcome Howl
  3. Feels Like A Good Thing
  4. Cry For The Nation
  5. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
  6. Armed & Ready
  7. Victim Of Illusion
  8. Are You Ready To Rock
  9. I Want You
  10. A Night To Remember
  11. Into The Arena
  12. Lost Horzons
  13. Rock My Nights Away
  14. On & On
  15. Attack Of The Mad Axeman
  16. Ride On My Way
  17. Rock Bottom
  18. Dance Lady Gipsy
  19. Doctor,Doctor
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