Thursday, December 27, 2012

Imai Miki 今井美樹 - Love of My Life Tour 1995 aka Thank You CD1

15th Album
Released 1996.06.21


CD 1
- Track List -

1. NOCTILUCA
2. 友だち
3. Boogie Woogie Lonesome High-Heel
4. Miss You
5. Blue Moon Blue
6. AFTER ALL
7. PIECE OF MY WISH
8. 春の日
9. Pray

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Imai Miki 今井美樹 - Love of My Life

14th Album
Released 1995.07.28



TRACK LISTING

01 - noctiluca
02 - Sunny Sunday
03 - 友だち
04 - Daydream
05 -見つめていたい
06 - smells like you
07 - after all
08 - Ruby
09 - 春の日
10 - Love Of My Life
11 - Pray

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Yamashita Tatsuro 山下達郎 - Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings

Happy Holidays to All



 Tracklisting

 01 - グルックの主題によるアカペラ
02 - Bella Notte (ベラ・ノッテ) 
03 - Be My Love (ビー・マイ・ラヴ)
04 - Angels We Have Heard On High -  グローリア
05 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (煙が目にしみる)
06 - Silent Night (サイレント・ナイト)
07 - My Gift To You マイ・ギフト・トゥー・ユー
08 - It's All In The Game (イッツ・オール・イン・ザ・ゲーム)
09 - Just A Lonely Christmas (ジャスト・ア・ロンリー・クリスマス)
10 - Happy Holiday (ハッピー・ホリデイ) 
11 - Blue Christmas (ブルー・クリスマス)
12 - White Christmas (ホワイト・クリスマス)
13 - Christmas Eve (English Version) - クリスマス・イブ(イングリッシュ・ヴァージョン)
14 - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Short Version) ハヴ・ユアセルフ・ア・メリー・リトル・クリスマス
15 - O Come All Ye Faithful (神の御子は今宵しも)



--- SEASON'S GREETINGS ---

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mr. Children ミスターチルドレン - Kind Of Love

2nd Album
Released 1992.12.01


Tracklist 

01 虹の彼方へ
02 All by myself
03 BLUE
04 抱きしめたい
05 グッバイ・マイ・グルーミーデイズ
06 Distance
07 車の中でかくれてキスをしよう
08 思春期の夏~君との恋が今も牧場に~
09 星になれたら
10 ティーンエイジ・ドリーム(Ⅰ~Ⅱ)
11 いつの日にか二人で

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Kawai Sonoko 河合その子 - Mode de Sonoko

Released 1986.10.05
Third Album

Third solo album from the 12th member of the Onyanko Club.




TRACKLIST

01 愛のIMMIGRATION
02 雨上がりのシルエット
03 パラディラタンの夜
04 許してアバンチュール
05 ジョバンニの囁き
06 答えはアデュー
07 カフェテラスの独り言
08 サエラca[、]- et la[、]-
09 再会のラビリンス
10 避暑地のアンニュイ
11 PARISが聞こえる

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nagai Mariko 永井真理子 - Catch Ball (キャッチ・ボール)

Released 1990.04.18
6th Album


Track Listing

01 23才
02 あの頃,哀しさは[1/6]
03 White Communication-新しい絆-
04 Way Out
05 ありがとうを言わせて…
06 好奇心
07 ミラクル・ガール
08 ガリレオによろしく 
09 キャッチ・ボール
10 今,君が涙を見せた
11 レインボウ

Karashima Midori provided background vocals to this album in addition to composing the music to track no. 10 今,君が涙を見せた.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Southern All Stars サザンオールスターズ - Southern All Stars

9th Album
Released 1990.01.13


In addition to my day job I am back to teaching UOL / LSE programs for the next few months. It will be quite some time before I will think about posting anything. Therefore, enjoy this SAS posting in the mean time.



Tracklist:
01 - フリフリ’65
02 - 愛は花のように(Ole[']!)
03 - 悪魔の恋 
04 - 忘れられたBig Wave
05 - YOU
06 - ナチカサヌ恋歌
07 - OH,GIRL(悲しい胸のスクリーン)
08 - 女神達への情歌(報道されないY型の彼方へ)
09 - 政治家 
10 - MARIKO
11 - さよならベイビー
12 - GORILLA
13 - 逢いたくなった時に君はここにいない

I also have to repair my record player or perhaps purchase a new one, where, hopefully it will allow me to digitized the very few records which I own. On the assumption that the records are still playable selections that can be had in the future may include:

- Harada Tomoyo - 時をかける少女 - OST - 1983
- Imai Miki - Elfin
- Yamaguchi Momoe - In Koma (LIVE Album)
- Yakushimaru Hiroko - セーラー服と機関銃 (Sailor
  Suit and Machine Gun) - OST - 1981
- Southern All Stars - Nude Man

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sadistic Mika Band サディスティック・ミカ・バンド - 黒船

IN MEMORY 
of
Kato Kazuhiko - 加藤和彦

21st Mar. 1947 - 17th Oct. 2009 

Kazuhiko Kato


Kato committed suicide by hanging on October 17, 2009 in Karuizawa, Kitasaku District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

The band was ranked at No. 94 of "Top 100 Japanese Pop Artists" by HMV Japan in 2003. The album was ranked at No. 9 for "100 Greatest Japanese Rock Albums of All Time" by Rolling Stone Japan in September 2007. 



Takanaka wears the white - frame shades

Line - Up

Kato Kazuhiko - Vocals, Guitars
Takahashi Yukihiro - Drums
Takanaka Masayoshi - Lead Guitar
Fukui Mika - Vocals 
Ray Ohara - Bass
Yu Imai - Keyboards

 Tracklist

01 - 墨絵の国へ 
02 - 何かが海をやってくる
03 - タイムマシンにおねがい
04 - 黒船(嘉永6年6月2日)
05 - 黒船(嘉永6年6月3日)
06 - 黒船(嘉永6年6月4日)
07 - よろしく どうぞ
08 - どんたく
09 - 四季頌歌
10 - 塀までひとっとび
11 - 颱風歌
12 - さよなら

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Kuwata Keisuke 桑田佳祐 - Rock and Roll Hero?

Released 2002.09.26

Track List:
01 HOLD ON (It's Alright)
02 ROCK AND ROLL HERO
 03 或る日路上で
04 影法師
05 BLUE MONDAY
06 地下室のメロディ
07 東京
08 JAIL ~奇妙な果実~
09 東京ジプシー・ローズ
10 どん底のブルース
11 夏の日の少年
12 質量とエネルギーの等価性
13 ありがとう

 ROCK AND ROLL HERO?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Matsutoya Yumi 松任谷由実(荒井由実)- U-miz

21st Album
Released 1993.11.26
Sales ~ 1.382 million




Track List
01 - 自由への翼
02 - HOZHO GOH(ホジョンゴ)
03 - 真夏の夜の夢
04 - この愛にふりむいて
05 - XYZING XYZING
06 - 11月のエイプリルフール
07 - 只今最前線突破中
08 - エンジェル・クライン・クリスマス  (Angel Cryin' X'mas)
09 - ジュライ
10 - 二人のパイレーツ(アルバム・ヴァージョン)

Monday, October 1, 2012

THE YEMOTO (THE 家元)- 三味線オン・マイ・マインド (SHAMISEN ON MY MIND)

Released 1990.11.21


I do not know much about this group nor of other albums they released. Nonetheless the music strikes me as amusing and makes for fun listening.


Track Listing

01 〈幕間〉千鳥 
02 襲名~パーティ・ナイト
03 マッスル千代の富士
04 越後獅子
05 〈幕開〉急がば廻れ~パイプ・ライン~キャラバン 
         - Interlude ~ Walk Don't Run ~ Pipe Line ~Caravan
06 薬一発
07 いらっしゃいませ
08 鶴亀
09 東京ペロン
10 バック・トゥ江戸時代
11 〈お開き〉禁じられた三味線(ロマンス・ド・アモール) ~ Epilogue~ Shamisen De Amor

Line Up:

Takamitsu Shogun: Lead and Background Vocals and Pecussions
Utamaro Sakon: Lead and Background Vocals
Shamesen - ya Hiromitsu: Lead and Rhythm Shamisen
Kagemimochi Soenosuke: Tsuzumi, Shimadaiko and Percussions
Hayashiya Taikomochi: Drums and Japanese Percussions.
Kameya Magenzo: Synthesizer Programming.
Sakura Kinnosuke: Electric Bass
Kagurazaka E: Electric Guitar
Geisha Girls - Mameyakko & Shimeyakko- Background Vocals
Ike Nelson: Rap

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Imai Miki 今井美樹 - ア・プレイス・イン・ザ・サン~ライヴ

A Place in The Sun - LIVE
13th Album
Released 1995.04.05


An album that I am sure that my buddy Zach would enjoy (on the assumption that he does not already have this album)


Recorded Live Tokyo Bay NK Hall 1994.12.01 and 02.



01 夢
02 輝く街で
03 瞳がほほえむから
04 黄色いTV
05 サイレント・ブルー
06 ありふれたラヴ・シーン
07 ユア・オウン
08 ブルーバード
09 スウィート・ラヴ,スウィート・ペイン
10 ア・プレイス・イン・ザ・サン
11 ミス・ユー
12 海辺にて




Sunday, September 2, 2012

Imai Miki 今井美樹 - A Place In The Sun

12th Album
Released 1994.09.02


Tracklist:

 01 夢
02 Martiniqueの海風
03 輝く街で
04 Miss You
05 彼はもう来ないでしょう
06 Silent blue
07 sweet love,sweet pain
08 A PLACE IN THE SUN
09 海辺にて
10 Watermark



Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Nakamori Akina 中森明菜 - クリムゾン (Crimson)

10th Album
Released 1986.12.24




Track Listing

01 マインド・ゲーム
02 駅
03 約束
04 ピンク・ジャパン
05 OH NO,OH YES!
06 エキゾティカ
07 モザイクの城
08 JEALOUS CANDLE
09 赤のエナメル
10 ミック・ジャガーに微笑みを

SOUTHERN ALL STARS AND ALL STARS - 稲村ジェーン - Resurrection

Some had remarked that there were difficulties in downloading the files. I tried compressing the files into a ZIP file but it seems to be taking forever to complete. I eventually gave up on waiting and decided to re - post the entire album in individual files as practiced


UPDATED TO ZIP FILES


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Abe Asami 安倍麻美 - Wishes

Debut Album
Released 2003.11.05


From Wiki, it is reported that she was on born February 27, 1985 in Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan. She is also the younger sister of idol Natsumi Abe. 

Wishes is one of two albums released by Abe as reported from Wiki as of 2012.08.05.


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Nakanmori Akina 中森明菜 - Stock フェアウェル



Released 1988.03.03

Track List
01. FAREWELL  
02. 夢のふち
03.  CRYSTAL HEAVEN
04. まだ充分じゃない
05. FIRE STARTER
06. NIGHTMARE
07.  I WANNA CHANCE
08. POISON LIPS
09. 処女伝説
10. FOGGY RELATION




I realized that this album have been posted elsewhere and perhaps by more than one person. It is that I bought this album first in its cassette form at about the time she was found in Kondo's apartment. It has been 23 years since that July. I then found myself in 東北大that fall.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

SOUTHERN ALL STARS AND ALL STARS - 稲村ジェーン Inamura Jane

Released 1990.09.01 

A request for SAS from Ryo Owatari.
I hope you enjoy this posting Ryo! 


As reported from Wikipedia:
"The movie was not well-received, but the soundtrack was very successful, reaching #1 on Japanese chart and selling over 1 million copies, eventually becoming the best selling Japanese soundtrack album of all time. "真夏の果実" (Track 06), a song written by Kuwata was released as the lead single from the album, and climbed to the top 5 on the charts. In 1991, Hong Kong singer Jacky Cheung covered the ballad in Chinese, and enjoyed huge commercial success in several Asian countries. Dozens of other cover versions followed, from Asia to Europe; one of these is a Tagalog-language version sung by Donna Cruz, entitled "Isang Tanong, Isang Sagot", released in 1997."


 Track List

[01] 稲村ジェーン
[02] 希望の轍
[03] 忘れられたBig Wave
[04] 美しい砂のテーマ
[05] Love Potion No.9
[06] 真夏の果実
[07] マンボ
[08] 東京サリーちゃん
[09] マリエル
[10] 愛は花のように (Ole!)
[11] 愛して愛して愛しちゃったのよ


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Karashima Midori 辛島美登里 - Birthday

Karashima Midori 辛島美登里
4th Album
Released: 1992.03.04


I hope this posting will cheer - up my buddy Zach who is down with tonsillitis.

Track List:

01. Birthday
02. ワンダーヴィーナス  
03, レイニー・デイ
04. See You Again
05. Caribbean Blue
06. 一人ではいられない
07. ラプソディ・ラプソディ
08. 星とワインとあなた
09. 幻
10.夕映え

A video of the title track


.................. your birthday, my birthday, happy Birthday

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mr. Children ミスターチルドレン - Everything - エヴリシング

Debut Album
Released 1992.05.10
Toy's Factory




Track List
01. ロード・アイ・ミス・ユー
02. Mr.Shining Moon
03. 君がいた夏
04. 風~The wind knows how I feel~
05. ためいきの日曜日
06. 友達のままで
07. CHILDREN’S WORLD


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Yamaguchi Momoe 山口 百恵 - 歌い継がれてゆく歌のように

I was watching her Bukokan concert last night and I thought that I must post, at least, one of her albums thus this album of complied songs.

All her studio albums have been posted and can be easily found hence there is no compelling reason that I should post any unless there is much demand for WAV, FLAC or TTA formats. 



Track List:

01. しなやかに歌って
02. 愛の嵐
03. おだやかな構図
04. DANCIN' IN THE RAIN
05. さよならの向こう側
06. 謝肉祭
07. Crazy Love
08. 絶対絶命
09. 歌い継がれてゆく歌のように
10. ラストソング

Still ...................... the most adored,
................................ the most loved, 
........................................... the best.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Nagai Mariko 永井真理子 - Washing!

 8th Album
 Released 1991



Track List:
01 - キープ・オン・ランニング Keep On Running
02 - ワイルドで行こう 
03 - 愛こそみんなの仕事
04 - ハートをウォッシュ!
05 - 私の中の勇気
06 - こんな人生もありよ
07 - 夏のはじまり 
08 - Say Hello
09 - ピンクの魚よ
10 - 揺れている 

Music for 夏のはじまり and 揺れているのは penned by Karashima Midori. 

Jyo - Kigen, Miracle Girl and Pocket can be found at OLDIES BUT GOODIES.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kobayashi Akiko 小林明子 - The Spice of Life ベスト・ラヴ・ソングス2~ザ・スパイス・オブ・ライフ

Best Love Songs Vol. II
Released 1991.10.25

Singer, songwriter said to be the Karen Carpenter of Japan. Nevertheless, her music makes for nice listening.

Track List:
01. スターダスト・メモリーズ
02. 冬の園
03. ダイアリー
04. 夏の終りに
05. 雨の日曜日
06. 真実
07. 愛はエナジー
08. ブルーバード
09. ハウ・クッド・アイ・アスク・フォー・モア?
10. ザ・リプライ
11. ビー・トゥゲザー
12. Yo Te Amo~恋のチェイサー
13. ミラクル・オブ・ラヴ
14. 待ちわびて
15. 真夏のサイレント・ナイト
16. クリスマスの贈り物
17. 恋におちて~フォール・イン・ラヴ


Monday, June 25, 2012

Haneda Yukiko 羽根田 征子 - Beating Mess ビティングメス

Haneda Yukiko 羽根田 征子  
Debut Album
Beating Mess ビティングメス
Released 1988.03.21


Track List
01 - STILL IN THE CITY (RAIN IS FALLING)
02 - MAZE
03 - SURGE
04 - BURNING (GIVE ME YOUR LOVE)
05 - TAMBOURA MAMA
06 - LOVER GIRL
07 - MYSTIC DARKNESS
08 - SWEET BLASTER

It is said that she is noted for her work of cover versions by Western artists.Nevertheless, here is the ........... MESS

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Yakushimaru Hiroko 薬師丸 ひろ子- A Lover's Concerto


薬師丸 ひろ子 6th studio album
Released: 1989.02.15
Oricon Chart Position: 2

Actress, vocalist active since 1981.

Title track is a cover of The Toy's 1965 hit which peaked at Billboard Hot 100 chart at the number 2 position. The version that I subscribed to is by Diana Ross and the Supremes as recorded in the album; I Hear A Symphony, released on 1965.10.06.


 With this posting, perhaps I might get my buddy Zach to re - post Yakushimaya's: 古今集, ツイン・ベスト and 歌物語.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hara Yuko 原由子 - 涙の天使に微笑(ほほえ)みを

 Smiling at the Angel's Tears (of Joy)
Released: 1997.11.27

Performer
Songwriter 
Keyboardist of Southern All Stars
Kuwata Keisuke's better half...............

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Southern All Stars サザンオールスターズ - TSUNAMI

Released: 2000.07.25

      

At 2.93 million copies sold, it is presently ranked 3rd on 株式会社オリコン for best selling singles for all time

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Southern All Stars サザンオールスターズ - マンピーのG★スポット

Released: 1995.05.22


I have always wanted to post an obscene song. Fortunately, indeed, here is one from the most influential Kuwata and company.

I do not know where the G - Spot is at but here is the.............マンピ

P.S. No prize in guessing what マンピー  is.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Karashima Midori 辛島美登里 - Hello Goodbye ハロー・グッバイ


 Released: 1995.03.25 

A compilation of best songs from songwriter and performer Karashima Midori. For those who are much into Nagai Mariko's Energy Report, do give Karashima's recording of Hitomi Genki 瞳・元気 a listen. 


Flipper's Guitar フリッパーズ・ギタ - Doctor Head's World Tower

3rd Album Released: 1991.07.10 Doctor Head's World Tower