Thursday, December 12, 2013

Happy Holidays - Merry Xmas and Happy New Year 2014

Merry Xmas, Happy Holidays to all and wishing everyone a great and best ever 2014. Next year will be a busy year for me with changes and moving around hence I will not be able to post as much (not that I post a lot of stuff !) as I would like to. Long periods between postings can be expected.


My X'mas present for 2013 was when I lucked out as I happened on a record shop on Main St. in South Vancouver. Staring at me among the stacks and stacks of occidental music was a vinyl copy of Nakamori Akina's Prolouge, in great condition, for CAN 5.00. Imagine, of all the places to find such a desirable piece of vinyl!

Have a great holiday, a wonderful festive time everyone!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Southern All Stars サザンオールスターズ - Comeback 25th June 2013




Japan Today: 25th June 2013

TOKYO

Legendary Japanese rock band Southern All Stars on Tuesday announced that they will reunite five years after they split. The announcement was such big news in Japan’s entertainment world that some newspapers handed out extras in front of train stations such as Shimbashi and Shibuya in Tokyo. Tuesday marked the 35th anniversary of the band’s debut.

Southern All Stars will release a new CD single called “Peace and Highlight” in August as well as play nine concerts in five cities—Yokohama (Aug 10-11), Kobe (Aug 17-18), Chigasaki (Aug 31-Sept 1), Toyota City (Sept 7-8) and Miyagi (Sept 22).  

The band announced they were splitting up in 2008 to pursue solo projects. Frontman Keisuke Kuwata canceled a scheduled nationwide tour in 2010 to undergo surgery for cancer of the esophagus. After the operation, he made a triumphant comeback on NHK’s New Year’s Eve program “Kohaku Uta Gassen” on Dec 31, 2010, and in 2011, released a solo album which rocketed to the top of Japan’s Oricon album chart. Last summer, Kuwata released a double-CD album of 30 singles he released as a solo artist. He has also taken part in many activities to help victims of the March 11, 2011 disaster. 

“I was wondering when they would come back. But I knew that it would be this year. It’s their 35th anniversary, that’s why,” one excited fan told Sports Nippon paper.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Southern All Stars - キラーストリート (Killer Street) Disc 1 of 2

13th Album
Released 2005.10.05


Track Listing

01 - からっぽのブルース 
02 - セイシェル~海の聖者~
03 - 彩~Aja~
04 - JUMP
05 - 夢と魔法の国
06 - 神の島遥か国
07 - 涙の海で抱かれたい~SEA OF LOVE~
08 - 山はありし日のまま
09 - ロックンロール・スーパーマン~Rock’n Roll Superman~
10 - BOHBO No.5
11 - 殺しの接吻(キッス)~Kiss Me Good-Bye~
12 - LONELY WOMAN
13 - キラーストリート
14 - 夢に消えたジュリア
15 - 限りなき永遠(とわ)の愛

Killer Street - Folder 01
Killer Street - Folder 02

Monday, May 13, 2013

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra 東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ - Grand Prix

6th Album
Released 1995.06.21

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Notables:
Takahashi Yukihiro: Drums and Vocals -  Track 8: Watermelon
Ishikawa Sayuri: Vocals - Track 11: 真赤な太陽


Tracks
01 - Jam
02 - しらけちまうぜ
03 - Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
04 - パンドラタイムズ
05 - PIT #1
06 - Skung-fu Man '95
07 - What A Wonderful World
08 - Watermelon
09 - PIT #2
10 - 花ふぶき~愛だろ、愛っ。~
11 - 真赤な太陽
12 - 東京デラックス
13 - Let's Stay Together
14 - Just A Little Bit Of Your Soul

Friday, May 10, 2013

Imai Miki 今井美樹 - Pride

16th Album
Released 1997.07.16


Track Listing

 01 - PRIDE (OVERTURE)
 02 - LAST JUNCTION
 03 - I CAN'T STOP LOVIN' U
04 - DRIVEに連れてって 
05 - No. 1
06 - OVER THE RAINBOW
07 - 永遠のメモリー
08 - Prussian Blue
09 - Windy noon
10 - アラビアン・ナイト
11 - 私はあなたの空になりたい
12 - PRIDE

Monday, May 6, 2013

Ohguro Maki 大黒摩季 - DA DA DA

2nd Album
Released 1993.04.28


Tracks
01 - DA・DA・DA
02 - 恋のタイム・マシーン
03 - チョット
04 - DA・KA・RA
05 - ガッツ・マイ・マインド!!
06 - 求める未来(あした)が変わった
07 - クレイジー・ウルフ
08 - マギー’92
09 - マンハッタン・ビーチ
10 - いつか見える…きっとわかる…

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Southern All Stars サザンオールスターズ - KAMAKURA Disc 2

8th Album
Released 1985.09.14


Track Listing

01. 顔
02. Bye Bye My Love(U are the one)
03. Brown Cherry
04. Please!
05. 星空のビリー・ホリディ
06. 最後の日射病
07. 夕陽に別れを告げて|メリーゴーランド
08. 怪物君の空
09. Long-haired Lady
10. 悲しみはメリーゴーランド

KAMAKURA DISC 2 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Candies キャンディーズ - 年下の男の子

In Memory of 
 
Tanaka 'Sue' Yoshiko
田中好子
April 8th 1956 - April 21st 2011

4th Album
Released 1975.04.21


Track Listing

 01 - 春一番
02 - 涙色の幸福
03 - のらいぬ
04 - 若い日のひととき
05 - 年下の男の子
06 - 悲しきためいき
07 - くちづけのあと
08 - 優しいだけじゃいや
09 - 愛の瞬間
10 - 卒業
11 - 私だけの悲しみ
12 - 愛のとりこ

年下の男の子 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Nakamori Akina 中森明菜 - RESONANCIA

20th Album
Released 2002.05.22


01.CARNAVAL
02. EYES ON YOU
03.CARMESI
04.THE HEAT - MUSICA FIESTA-(ALBUM VERSION)
05.MISSED U
06.RESONANCIA (INTERLUDE)
07.風と太陽
08.IBIZA
09.DESEO
10.LOST WORDS
11.SIESTA(INTERLUDE)

12.IT'S BRAND NEW DAY
13.BONITA TERRA


 RESONANCIA

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Nakamori Akina 中森明菜 - Unbalance + Balance

15th Album
Released 1993.09.22


Track List

01 - 永遠の扉
02 - 愛撫
03 - 黒薔薇
04 - YOU ARE EVERYTHING ユー・アー・エヴリシング
05 - 光のない万華鏡
06 - 眠るより泣きたい夜に
07 - NORMA JEAN (ノーマ・ジーン)
08 - NOT CRAZY TO ME (ノット・クレイジー・トゥ・ミー(LPエディット))
09 - 陽炎

UNBALANCE + BALANCE 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Southern All Stars サザンオールスターズ - KAMAKURA Disc 1

8th Album
Released 1985.09.14


TRACK LISTING

01 - Computer Children
02 - 真昼の情景(このせまい野原いっぱい)
 03 - 古戦場で濡れん坊は昭和のHero
04 - 愛する女性とのすれ違い
05 - 死体置場でロマンスを
06 - 欲しくて欲しくてたまらない
07 - Happy Birthday
08 - Melody (メロディ)
09 - 吉田拓郎の唄
10 - 鎌倉物語

KAMAKURA Disc 1 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Matsutoya Yumi 松任谷由実 - Frozen Roses

26th Album (as 松任谷由実)
Recorded 1998.05.11 to 1999.09.26
Released 1999.11.17


Track Listing

01 - Now Is On
02 - 恋は死んでしまった
03 - 巻き戻して思い出を
04 - Raga-3
05 - Blue Rain Blue
06 - Spinning Wheel
07 - Josephine
08 - Sweet Surrender
09 -  8月の日時計
10 - Lost Highway
11 - 流星の夜

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Morning Musume モーニング娘 - I WISH

10th Single
Released 2000.09.06

Featuring Kago Ai and Goto Maki on lead vocals

Track List

1. I WISH
2. あこがれ My Boy
3. I WISH(インストゥルメンタル)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Imai Miki 今井美樹 - AQUA

22nd Album
Released 2001.08.21


Track List

1. AQUA
2. FLASHBACK
3. Two Hearts
4. 潮騒 
5. Dragonfly 
6. シエスタ 
7. 夏空 
8. 猫の唄 
9. JOHNNY CAN’T PLAY GUITAR
10. 幸せ 
11. OVAL 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Kadomatsu Toshiki 角松敏生 - 君をこえる日

Released 1992.12.16
11th Album

 Track List

1. 君をこえる日
2. PORT OF YOUR HEART,SAIL OF MY LIFE
3. 時の挽歌
4. 泣かないでだっくん
5. 君たちへ…~BONとYUKARIのBALLAD~

Friday, January 18, 2013

Nakamori Akina 中森明菜 - Cross My Palm

11th Album
Released 1987.08.25


01. Cross My Palm
02. Political Moves
03. Slave For Love
04. Easy Rider
05. Modern Woman
06. The Look That Kills
07. Soft Touch
08. My Position
09. The Touch of A Heartache
10. House of Love
11. No More
12. He's Just In Love With The Beat 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Imai Miki 今井美樹 - Love of My Life Tour 1995 aka Thank You CD2

15th Album
Released 1996.06.21


CD2
Track Listing
|
01 - Sunny Sunday
02 - SATELLITE HOUR
03 - 幸せになりたい
04 - smells like you
05 - The Days I Spent With You
06 - 見つめていたい
07 - sweet love sweet pain
08 - Bluebird
09 - Ruby
10 - Love of My Life
11 - 黄昏 (INSTRUMENTAL) 

- THANK YOU -