button Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
@ Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset (27th - 29th Jun. '08)

Neil Diamond @ Pyramid (29th Jun. '08)


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 一緒にグラストに行った友人によると、「一発で70年代に引き戻された感じだよなぁ」というんだが、それ以前に、ひょっとして、ニール・ダイアモンドを含めてバンドの連中がみんな、あの時代のままなのではないんだろうかと思ったのが最初だった。バック・ヴォーカルの女性達もドラマーもギターもベースも、どのメンバーを見ても、はっきり言ってしまえば、みなさん、かなりのご年配。ひょっとしてずうっと一緒にやってきた仲間がそのままここにいるのではないかと思えたほどなんだが、なにやらそれが正しいようだ。

 おそらく、日本では... とはいっても、かなりの昔にさかのぼるんだろうが、ニール・ダイアモンドといえば、「カモメのジョナサン」のサントラで有名なはず。とはいっても、今の洋楽ファンにはほとんど知られていないように思える。ところが、アメリカやイギリスといった英語圏では超大物のひとりで、そのあたりの感覚は我々にはわからないなぁというのが正直な印象。自分も知っているのは「スイート・キャロライン」や「ソング・サング・ブルー」といった初期の大ヒット曲のみで、この会場で驚かされたのは、今も彼がとっても人気があるアーティストであることと、前述のようにミュージシャン達の年齢層の高さぐらい。とはいいながら、こういったアーティストが見られるのが、またグラストの魅力でもあるんだろうなぁとは思うのです。


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The latest album

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"Home Before Dark"
(US import / US import + DVD)

The latest DVD

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"Thank You Australia Concert: Live 1976"
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previous DVD

"Greatest Hits Live" (US import)

Previous works

The best album

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"The Best Of"
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"12 Songs" (US import - Limited Edition / US import - enhansed / US import - '12 analog / UK import / UK import - with bonus trax)
"The Christmas Album Vol.2" (UK import)
"Three Chord Opera" (US import)
"The Essential Neil Diamond" (国内盤 / US import)
"As Time Goes By: The Movie Album" (US import - 2CD / US import/ UK import - 2CD)
"Tennessee Moon" (US import)
"The Christmas Album" (UK import)
"Up on the Roof: Songs from the Brill Building" (US import)
"Lovescape" (UK import)
"The Greatest Hits (1966-1992)" (UK import)
"The Best Years of Our Lives" (US import)
"Hot August Night2" (US import / UK import)
"Headed for the Future" (US import / UK import)
"Primitive" (US import)
"Heartlight" (US import / UK import)
"On The Way To The Sky" (US import)
"Love Songs" (US import / iTunes)
"The Jazz Singer" (UK import)
"September Morn" (US import / UK import)
"I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight" (US import)
"You Don't Bring Me Flowers" (US import / UK import)
"Beautiful Noise" (UK import/ UK import)
"Serenade" (US import/ UK import)
"Jonathan Livingston Seagull" (UK import)
"Hot August Night" (US import / UK import / iTunes)
"Moods" (US import)
"Stones" (US import)
"Tap Root Manuscript" (US import / UK import)
"Touching You, Touching Me" (US import)
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button2008

buttonJustin Nozuka (27th Oct. @ Harajuku Astro Hall)
buttonFanfare Ciocărlia (16th Oct. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonAsagiri Jam - It's a beautiful day! feat. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (5th Oct. @ Asagiri Arena)
buttonClub Ska 20th Anniversary with intro & overall photo document feat.The Skatalites, The Trojans, Oi-Skallmates, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (28th Sept. @ Shinkiba Studio Coast)
buttonSka Cubano (24th Sept. @ Akasaka Blitz)
buttonDoberman (23rd Sept. @ Hattori Ryokuchi Koen)
buttonSoul Flower Union (23rd Sept. @ Osaka Big Cat)
buttonChris Murray Combo (15th Sept. @ Shibuya Lush)
buttonnbsa+×÷2008 feat. Copa Salvo, Goma & Jungle Rhythm Section, Razoku, Keyco & Kokyou, Cro-Magnon, Soil & "Pimp" Sessions (14th to 15th Sept. @ Shinkiba Studio Coast)
buttonShibusa Shirazu Orchestra (13th Sept. @ Kisarazu Nakanoshima Koen)
buttonAsa (10th Sept. @ Shibuya O-East Exchange)
buttonSunset Live2008 feat. Black Bottom Brass Band, Doberman, Sun Paulo, Mongol 800, Oki Dub Ainu Band, Leyona, Keison, Seiko Ito & Pomeranians, Double Famous, Soil & "Pimp" Sessions (5th to 7th Sept. @ Keya Beach, Itoshima)
buttonCool Wise Men with Eddie TanTan Thornton (15th Aug. @ Shibuya Duo Music Exchange)
buttonYou Waki (8th Aug. @ Shinjuku Club Doctor)
buttonGlastonbury Festival 2008 (27th to 29th Jun. @ Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset) feat. Jimmy Cliff, Manu Chao, Ethiopiques, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Manu Chao, Neil Diamond, Eddy Grant, Gilbert O'Sullivan
buttonPeace Music Festa! (from) Henoko 2008 (22nd Jun. @ Ueno Suijo Ongaku-Do) with intro (JPN / ENG) feat. Kachimba4, KZ, Masao Teruya, Shaolong To The Sky, Kotobuki, Duty Free Shop. with Kakumaku Shaka, Donal Lunny with Kazutoki Umezu & Hiromi Kondo, Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra, Soul Flower Union, overall photo document
buttonThe Slackers (17th Jun. @ Daikanyama Unit)
buttonVic Ruggiero (16th Jun. @ Shimokitazawa 440)
buttonKillswitch Engage & Thy Will Be Done (12th Jun. @ Shibuya O East)
buttonFumio Nunoya (7th Jun. @ Ogikubo Rooster)
buttonLove Camp 2008 feat. Oriental Lucy,The Plastic Day, Sagitta, Yukie Sato and more(31st May in Hong Chon, Kangwon-do)
buttonBanda Bassotti & Boikot (10th May @ Villaggio Globale, Rome)
buttonBerri Txarrak (3rd May @ Viňa Rock Festival, Villarrobledo)
buttonBanda Bassotti (2nd May @ Sala Heaven, Santander)
buttonBanda Bassotti (1st May @ Kottbusser Tor, Berlin)
buttonOki Dub Ainu Band (23rd Apr. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonMozaik (4th Apr. @ Kyoto Taku Taku)
buttonEdgar"Jones"Jones & The Joneses (3rd Apr. @ Nagoya Tokuzo)
buttonJohn Butler Trio (2nd Apr. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonRodrigo Y Gabriela (30th Mar. @ Shibuya Duo Music Exchange)
buttonSouth by Southwest Music Festival + Conference with intro (ENG / JPN) & Over all photo report feat. Asylum Street Spankers (13th Mar. @ Esther's Follies, Austin), Daryl Hall (12th Mar. @ Lone Star Lounge, Austin), Daniel Lanois (12th Mar. @ Pangaea, Austin), Bonnie Bramlett (12th Mar. @ Pangaea, Austin), Alabama 3 (12th Mar. @ Latitude 30, Austin), Billy Bragg (13th Mar. @ SESAC Day Stage Cafe, Austin), Body of War (13th Mar. @ Stubb's, Austin), Old Man River (13th Mar. @ 18th Floor Hilton Gardern Inn, Austin), YB (13th Mar. @ Burbon Rocks Patio, Austin), BoDeans (14th Mar. @ Auditorium Shores Stage, Austin), The English Beat (14th Mar. @ Momo's, Austin), Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (14th Mar. @ Ninety Proof Lounge, Austin), Cherine Anderson (15th Mar. @ Flamingo Cantina, Austin), Bobby Whitlock & Coco Carmel (15th Mar. @ Cedar Door, Austin), Was (Not Was) (15th Mar. @ La Zona Rosa, Austin)
buttonStar & Broken Social Scene (6th Mar. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonBoikot (26th Feb. @ Shibuya Gig Antic)
buttonBoikot (23rd Feb. @ Maple House)
buttonDoberman (10th Feb. @ Shinjuku Loft)
buttonKotobuki (9th Feb. @ Shin Okubo R's Art Court)
buttonDachambo (26th Jan. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)

button2007

buttonKaori Kawamura (23rd Dec. @ Shibuya Club Asia)
buttonSoul Flower Union (15th Dec. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonMorio Agata (27th Oct. @ Tokyo Kinema Club)
buttonVery Be Careful (8th Oct. @ Shinjuku Marz)
buttonOzomatli (8th Oct. @ Daikanyama Unit)
buttonVery Be Careful (3rd Oct. @ Shibuya The Geme)
buttonSun Set Live 2007 feat. Special Others, Leyona, Theatre Brook, The Eskargot Miles, Rico Rodriguez with Cool Wise Men, Little Tempo, & Bloodest Saxophone・akiko (31st Aug. to 2nd Sept. @ Keya Beach, Fukuoka)
buttonSoul Flower Mononoke Summit & Kotobuki (12th Aug. @ Kotobuki-Cho Free Concert)
buttonSign Sonic! '07 feat. Free Birds, Bright Eyes, Freedom, B.M.D. (Band Music of The Deaf), 2-Time, Rimi, N-Style & Signmark (7th Jul. @ Hatsudai The Doors)
buttonTakeharu Kunimoto with The Last Frontier (4th Jul. @ Shibuya Parco Theater)
buttonGlastonbury Festival 2007 feat. Keith Allen, ,Tinariwen, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, John Fogerty & Damien RIce (22nd to 24th Jun. @ Worthy Farm, Pilton)
buttonAmors Garrett (4th Jun @ Nakameguro Rakuya)
buttonAmors Garrett (27th May @ Osaka 5th Street)
buttonMarisa Monte (26th May @ Zepp Nagoya)
buttonRico Rodriguez with Cool Wise Men (13th May @ Ueno Suijo Ongaku-Do)
buttonRico Rodriguez with Cool Wise Men (10th May @ Boom Boom Bash, Shizuoka)
buttonRico Rodriguez with Cool Wise Men & Toshimi Watanabe (9th May @ Shibuya Eggman)
buttonFermin Muguruza and Afro Basque Fire Brigade (29th Apr. @ Vina Rock Festival, Benicassim)
buttonStreet Beat Festival 2007 feat DDR, Soul Food International's Rocksteady Revue feat. Dr. RIng DIng, You Waki & Banda Bassotti (28th Apr. @ Villagio Globale, Rome)
buttonStreet Beat Festival 2007 feat DDR, Soul Food International's Rocksteady Revue feat. Dr. RIng DIng, Boikot, You Waki & Banda Bassotti (27th Apr. @ Estragon, Bologna)
buttonStreet Beat Festival 2007 feat DDR, Boikot, Soul Food International's Rocksteady Revue feat. Dr. RIng DIng, You Waki & Banda Bassotti (26th Apr. @ Auditorium Flog, Firenze)
buttonStreet Beat Festival 2007 feat Cicso, DDR, Soul Food International's Rocksteady Revue feat. Dr. Ring Ding, Boikot, You Waki & Banda Bassotti (25th Apr. @ 25th Apr. @ Muse Cervi, Reggio Emilia)
buttonBanda Bassotti (21st Apr. @ Maria, Berlin)
buttonTony Joe White (16th Apr. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonWhat's Love? (10th Apr. @ Shimokitazawa 251)
buttonJoss Stone (9th Apr. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonBaba Zula & Double Famous (4th Apr. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonThe Slakcers (27th Mar. @ Shibuya Lush)
buttonBerri Txarrak (25th Mar. @ Roppongi Rock Factory)
buttonHappy Dispatch (25th Mar. @ Aoyama Tsuki Miru Kimi Omou)
buttonLakatos Ensemble : 目を閉じれば世界が見える (22nd Mar. @ Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall)
buttonThe Slakcers with Oi-Skallmates (21st Mar. @ Shinjuku Loft)
buttonVic Ruggiero with Toshimi Watanabe (20th Mar. @ Shimokitazawa 440)
buttonSouth by Southwest Music Festival + Conference feat. Lily Allen, A.J. Croce, owkmj (ore wa konna mon janai), Alina Simone, Bobby Witlock with Coco Carmel, Cho Sister Brothers : Pianica & Magic Orchestra, Go!Go!7188, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals , Casa De Chihuahua, John Hammond, Rickie Lee Jones, Ozomatli , Buzzcocks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Andrew Winton, YB(13th to 18th Mar. @ Austin, Texas)
buttonPeace Music Festa! Henoko2007 : photo document : pre opening day / the 1st day feat. Jicchaku Orchestra / Cyclub / Yoko Utsumi / Trinity Club Band / Akiko Noma (Go!Go!7188), CocotaboYoul & Amina, Shaolong To The Sky, kotobuki, Masao Taruya + Koji Nakamoto, Donal Lunny + Kazutoki Umezu + Hiromi Kondo, Duty Free Shopp., Soul Flower Mononoke Summit & Misako Oshiro / photo document : the 2nd day feat. Hana Band, Yambaru Reggae Brothers, King Jam Session,KZ [G.A.C], Kakumakushaka, Papa U-Gee with Zion High Playaz, Yukihito Ara, Kachimba 1551, Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra, Soul Flower Union, Ryukyu Lion, Nanjaman & U-Dou & Platy / over all view(23rd to 25th Feb. @ Henoko Beach, Okinawa)
buttonBloodest Saxophone (17th Feb. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonDonavon Frankenreiter with Timmy Curran (6th Feb. @ Shibuya AX)
buttonSt. Vicious Day feat. Stance PunksThe Star ClubTokyo Shock BoysMichiro EndoSorrow (2nd Feb. @ Daikanyama Unit)
buttonCalexico with Overground Acoustic Underground & Sly Mongoose (22nd Jan. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonKotobuki : 寿は幸せを呼ぶ (20th Jan. @ Shin Okubo R7S Art Court)
buttonLily Allen (12th Jan. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)

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