Paul McCartney & Wings / Detroit 1976 2nd Night / 2CD / Non Label
Live at Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI, USA 8th May 1976
The Wings 1976 Tour ultimate audience album “BOSTON 1976” released last week is still a big bestseller, but this time we will release a good audience from the Over America Tour with a limited press CD. It was also great that Boston captured the scene where the Over America tour just started getting on track with the best sound quality, but this time I caught the pattern of the beginning of the Over America tour. That’s May 8th at Detroit.
1976 Detroit has a monophonic audience recording since ancient times, and it was not for everyone. However, a few years ago, that JEMS released the sound source of Detroit 76, which was held twice. This sound source was recorded in stereo, and the freshness and clearness were wonderful, and it was a convincing quality that multiple press CD items that couple both days were produced.
But when I woke up from the excitement that the sound source appeared for the first time, the 7th was actually not as easy to listen to as I thought. The stereo recording and the spread of the sound were also spoiled because the performance was so distant that the image was blurred. In other words, it is an audience recording with a long sound. On the other hand, on the second day, the sound image is much closer than the previous day and it is overwhelmingly easy to hear. Still, the clearness and freshness were outstanding. Therefore, there was a whisper among enthusiasts, saying, “JEMS Detroit 76 should be the second day only?” Certainly it is natural to publish both days in complete as materials. However, as a matter of fact, it is the second day that I want to ask back over and over again.
↑ This week, a limited press CD featuring only the second day of Detroit will be realized. As expected, it is not as close as the sound image of Boston last time, let alone being described as “sound board”. Even so, the unique stereo feeling and the freshness are very easy to hear, and it guarantees that the quality is very enjoyable not only for enthusiasts but also for beginners.
Also, although the JEMS sound source had excellent sound quality, there was a problem that cuts frequently occurred between songs after “Call Me Back Again” ended. Therefore, for the missing part, the full-length version was realized by compensating for the monaural audience first mentioned. Especially when Paul introduces Linda who is MC in “Live And Let Die”, or before “Picasso’s Last Words”, Denny Lane plays the intro phrase (like) of Rolling Stones “Not Fade Away” -The scenes played by the guitar are covered by this compilation. Originally, it was an audience with excellent sound quality, and it is also a sound source with items existing in the past, so this adjustment work is unmissable.
After all, the sound quality is good, and it also conveys the appearance that the atmosphere of the performance is clearly different compared to Boston about two weeks later. Especially impressive is that “Jet” is played at a more relaxed tempo than that time. Is this because it’s been less than a week since the start of the Over America Tour? I want to guess that, but when the next “Let Me Roll It” begins, it is clear why the tempo was more calm than in Boston. Denny was screaming “Sit down!” At the beginning of the song, but the point is that the front of the arena is confusing, and Wings playing in front of it was playing carefully. .
After that, the band is getting more and more tuned, and from the main song to “ Medicine Jar ” where he sings himself, Jimmy McCulloch is telling a play that is burning fire A big highlight in the first half of this sound source You can say that. I think it is a scene where the merits unique to audience recording, which captures the dynamism of the performance that cannot be conveyed by the sound board, are vividly utilized.
And since it is the first half of the tour, it is attractive that Paul’s voice is not hoarse like the famous sound source LA forum on the last day, and his singing singing is heard. The best example of this is “Beware My Love,” which is full of shouts by Paul. In addition, “Soily”, which was not played in the encore of Boston, has also appeared, which has the great merit that you can enjoy the stage as per the set list of the tour. Jimmy’s guitar is groaning here as well, but on this day he was talkative even in some MCs, and his presence was impressive overall. A great audience for the Over America Tour that I would especially recommend to Jimmy fans. After all, the second day of Detroit 76 is the best!
★ Mainly recorded high-quality stereo audience recording, the missing part is filled with monaural audience on the same day. The best edition of the 2nd day performance in Detroit in 1976.