Monday, July 3, 2017

Van Halen 2013-06-18 Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya city, Aichi, Japan


1. Concert & Torrent Info
 (1) Artist:@Van@Halen;
                David Lee Roth - Lead Vocals
                Edward Van Halen - Guitars & Chorus
                Alex Van Halen - Drums & Chorus
                Wolfgang Van Halen - Bass & Chorus
 (2) Date@• Venue:
      June 18th 2013 Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya city, Aichi, Japan
 (3) Disc Title & Catalog #: Listen to this, Jimmy / T&J-TWOSP-049/050
 (4) Torrent Upload Team:The Wall of Sound Project
      Tapers: Tom & Jerry
      Sound Editor: Naniwa Hot Brothers the
      Art Work Designer: Mickey Jaggar
 (5) Artwork included.

2. Recording + Remastering Info
    MK4>Nbox>M-10(24bit/98kHz, line-in, Rec Level 4)
    Wav Files (24bit/98kHz)>Transferred to Sound Forge Ver.10 Files
    Remastered by Sound Forge Ver.10>WAV Files>Flac Files.

    Sound Forge Remastering Process;
    track split>Click&Crackle>Normalize-Volume Adjustment
    >Dithered to 16bit/44kHz files>transferred to Wav files
    NO EQ NOR NO COMPRESSION

3. Sound Quality;
    EXCELLENT

4. Set List/Disc Info
00. Pre-Show Announcement
01. Unchained
02. Runninf With The Devil
03. Shefs The Woman
04. Romeo Delight
05. Tattoo
06. Everybody Wants Some!!
07. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
08. China Town
09. Jamiefs Cryinf
10. Hear About It Later
11. Pretty Woman
12. Drum Solo
13. You Really Got Me
14. The Trouble With Never
15. Dance The Night Away
16. Ifll Wait
17. And The Cradle Will Rockc
18. Hot For Teacher
19. Women In Lovec
20. Atomic Punk
21. Mean Street
22. Beautiful Girls
23. Davefs Short Film gTokyo Storyh
24. Ice Cream Man
25. Panama
26. Guitar Solo
27. Ainft Talkinf eBout Love
28. Jump
29. After Show Announcement


5. Tapersf & Mickeyfs Notes
When we arrived at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, the venue of the tonightfs show, we were a bit surprised to see this plain-old gym and the dilapidated parking space with overgrown weeds here and there.@Seeing everyonefs bewildered expressions on their faces, I just spat out gour mighty Van Halen will blow away this run-down little shack with Eddiesf guitar and Davefs out-of-space-and-off-key screaming, hahahah Then I was startled to hear a loud bang coming from inside the venue.  Thanks to the thin walls, we could hear the band rehearse inside but it was pretty loud.  I thought for a moment that a whole building was shook up and trembled a little.

This venue is located inside the secondary enclosure of the Nagoya Castle.  It must have cultivated a history to be noted and proud of.  But I seriously believed that it should have been demolished or renovated a long time ago.  Miles away from the densely populated areas, I believe that this genuine regular-one-of-those-high-school-gyms-in-your-town-look-like does not have to be built in with a nice set of sound proofing nor sound masking walls at all. 

Once we got in, soon we noticed that hung-up speaker stacks on both sides were placed rather closer to each other than they were at other venues.  This is largely because the facility has such a narrower grand floor plan (Osaka: 80 seats on a row, Tokyo: more than 200 seats!! on a row, Nagoya: just 50 seats on a row).  Fortunately our recording location is in the center block but relatively close to the stage.

Last year I took a listen to several shows from the 2012 tour and hugely disappointed with Davefs vocals in particular.  During the last North American tour, Dave was either off or out of the key for the most part and sounded like talking through a lot of the lyrics instead of providing energy to them.  I am afraid that sweet-sounding Wolfgangfs backing vocals also made his hap-hazard singing even more evident during the last tour. So I have downloaded so many shows but have never ever listened to a same show twice.  Yet I went to three gigs of Japan tour because I just wanted to see some nostalgic live act of the band I grew up with.  Well how much can you expect from the rock band whose members would receive the pension money in a few years?...I was right in checking these shows but wrong about this band in general.

With the lights still on, Alex least fashionably walked upon the drum-kit and hit it to let light out.  This least dramatic way of opening the show made me smile.  For unknown strange and twisted reasoning, that made me realize that a Van Halen I love and waited for so long finally came back.

While Eddiesf guitar screamed, Dave walked into the stage and kicked off the show with my favorite gUnchainedh.  I must tell you that I was dumb happy to see both Dave and Eddie on the same stage.  I just started experiencing this rockfn roll inducing sugar-rush when Wolfgang stepped upon the drum riser with his bass held up high in the air.  I knew that he strung that fat bass cord of Runninf with Devil.  And I also knew that they would not change the set-list of Sydney Show very much.  Following Shefs the woman, Romeo Delight, and Tattoo You were all predictable but full of surprising.  First of all, Davefs voice is amazingly good.  Yeah he sometimes trailed off the key but never wandered out of the proper range.  I have completely forgotten how much I loved his baritone voice and how strongly I associated his voice with Van Halen.  Now I remembered I stopped listening to VH when Summy joined the band.  After all this is Davefs night.  He literally stole the night.  Secondly Wolfgangfs backing vocals made Davefs voice sound better. I did not know that Eddiefs son had such a sweet sounding voices to go along with Davefs so well.  And the last but not the least surprising is Eddiefs guitar.  Thanks God, he really sobered up and got over the cancer. Eddie got extra weight around his waist and did not run nor jump around but hit and run with his slaughtering guitar.  His guitar is still so solid that it could still send shivers down my spine.

Recorded from the center block very close to the stage, the music was captured very loud and clear on this recording with a Schoeps MK4s and Nbox combo.  During a several songs, one guy clapped his hands like a crazy monkey in heat.  So we sneaked away from the guy in the dark and managed to tape the whole show without major annoying CROWD NOISE.

On this recording, guitar sounds pretty upfront without Davefs vocals being buried.  It all depends on your taste of music but surely some of you love this.

6. Last Notes from uploaders
Please do not even think about selling or exchanging this recording with some valued materials.  I do not mind you sharing with others this recording in the most convenient format to you and your friends.  But if you do share this, please do not remaster it.  We have used the finest gears to capture the sound and took the long hours remastering it with the finest softwarer.  You can do better than shape-changing blood-sucking creatures called bootleggers do

To maximize your listening pleasure, get yourself a nicest set of either speakers or headphones.  The cheap Ipod earphones dose not serve you well on this recording.

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