Paul McCartney entered in 2018 and is doing a gig warm up in Liverpool and London in June and July. And on September 7, 2018 we held a concert at the special stage of Grand Central Station in New York. Although the set list is simplified than usual, Paul ‘s decay as a musician is not felt, and the band has already entered the 16th year since becoming a member, but everyone performs wonderful performance. I think that it is better to have a band name as a permanent member anymore. And finally, I revised the last ONE ONE TOUR and announced that I will go on a new tour again entitled FRESHEN UP TOUR. Starting in Canada in September 2018, this tour has already been announced until the 2019 schedule, in an atmosphere that seems to be a large scale going around Europe, Japan, and the United States including the festival appearance. The schedule before the performance in Japan is as follows.
September 17, 2018 Canada Quebec
September 20, 2018 Canada Montréal
September 28, 2018 Canada Winnipeg
September 20, 2018 Canada Edmonton
October 5, 2018 American Austin (this work)
October 12, 2018 Austin, USA
After doing 4 shows in Canada in this way, the United States will come to Japan after two performances by Austin, Texas. The two performances in Austin are appearances to the festival entitled “AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL”. Although the festival is not a shortened set list like 1990, it is a full concert of more than 2 hours as usual, and it is positioned as part of the tour. This work is the title which completed the concert of the first day of Austin City music festival on October 5, 2018, with sound board and pro shot completely.
One of the features of FRESHEN UP TOUR that began in 2018 is the addition of new songs to the repertoire from the new album “EGYPT STATION”. Moreover, he plays two songs “Who Cares” and “Come On To Me” in the beginning of the concert, and “Fuh You” in the middle stage. Both are thought to be a musical piece that is kept in mind that it plays with a concert, becoming an important accent of the stage composition. Also, the first premiere on this tour is “From Me To You”. It is one of the representative songs of the extremely early Beatles, and has been picked up as an acoustic corner. In addition, if you see only the songs in the set list, there is no fresh selection of songs contrary to the tour title, and the songs that have been played are arranged side by side. If you mention the characteristics of this tour, you should focus on arranging rather than songs.
The major difference from the conventional pole stage is the addition of a brass section. Except for the wings of the 1970s, basically nobody other than band members joined the performance on the stage of Paul. Of course there was no schedule for the Bug · Pipe Orchestra to appear, or the guests to play. However, there are no musicians who took part in the tour and participated every night as a concert performance. For the first time, the brass section has joined the band. The arrange also makes use of it daringly in that the sound substituting for the keyboard which Wix plays until then is played with real instruments.
Brass section first appears in “Letting Go”. Moreover, the audience is very excited with a surprise production in which members who are lined up in the audience seems to suddenly play, not on stage. In the latter half of the song, a short brass solo is inserted in a break, making it even more prominent. The new song “Come On To Me” has also been featured extensively. Other brass sections also play an important role in “Let ‘Em In”, “Lady Madonna”, “Ob La Di Ob La Da”, “Live And Let Die”, “Hey Jude” and the last Abbey Road Medley . The power of the brass section that can be heard in this work and can be seen in the image, again, it is made to feel again that the raw sound is different. Even the same song makes me think that this is so different. In addition, this day is told before the “Mr. Kite” that it will dedicate to Jeff Emaric who passed away the other day.
CD part, October 5, 2018 Austin festival is completely recorded with the sound board. Even the same sound board is of quite good quality, it has good separately stereo feeling, reverberating deep bass, elongated treble section, brass section force, clear vocal, balanced very good sound It is a board sound source. In addition, as a bonus track at the end of Disk 2, BGM which was swept before the concert was recorded. It is edited for the concert which remixed Paul’s songs, and I think that it feels as if it feels like some atmosphere.
DVD has a complete collection of Austin Fes on October 5, 2018 with a pro shot. Although it was known that the brass section had been included until now, I think that you can understand what kind of arrangement and what kind of form of the performance was played by watching this image. Camera work is also excellent, you can enjoy the charm of the concert performed before the large audience of the outdoors with fresh images with powerful presence full of presence.
Full Concert performed in Texas on October 5, 2018, complete collection with sound board and pro shot. It is definitely going to be a masterpiece of FRESHEN UP TOUR, good quality, good picture quality, and content.