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✨✧ Akiko YanoJapanese Girl ... LP
Midi/We Want Sounds (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The debut album from Akiko Yano – and a set that's gotten more than a bit of acclaim over the years, in part because the group Little Feat back her on the first half of the record. Akiko sings in Japanese throughout, which sounds surprisingly great next to the rootsier sounds of Lowell George and the group – especially when they're mixed with some of Yano's own keyboards, and when the instrumentation takes on a few less-likely turns to match the really great range of the vocals. Side two was recorded back in Japan, and features work from Haruomi Hosono, Keiichi Suzuki, and Tatsuo Hayashi – and songs include "Oka Wo Koete", "Hekoriputaa", "Oinaru Shiino-Ki", "Sayonara", "Kuma", and "Telephone Line". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Akiko YanoGohan Ga Dekitayo ... CD
Midi/We Want Sounds (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest, catchiest albums from Japanese singer Akiko Yano – a set that features instrumentation from Yellow Magic Orchestra, production from Ryuichi Sakamoto, and lots of warm, wonderful tunes that are perfect for Akiko's amazing vocals! Yano's got a range here that might well match that of Kate Bush in her early years – although the song setting is much different, and more in some of the tuneful electro pop modes that the Japanese scene was really starting to perfect – a nice distillation of the energy of the fuller AOR years of city pop, with a focus that really brings out the charms of a singer like Akiko. Titles include "Tong Poo", "High Time", "Dogs Awaiting", "You're The One", "Gohan GA Dekitayo", "Mata Aone", "Gokigen Wanisan", and "Aoi Sanmyaku". CD
 
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✨✧ Gary SimonsYellow Magic Orchestra – An Introduction To YMO & Friends (hardcover) ... Book
Gary Simons, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 24.99
A pretty nice introduction to the new wave of Japanese music that emerged in the 70s – particularly the world of Yellow Magic Orchestra and Ryuichi Sakamoto, as well as some of their key contemporaries on the scene! As with other books by author Gary Simons, the presentation is great – hardcover, full color, and overflowing with vintage images – record cover, photos, and more – alongside writing by Gary that's sharp and to the point – never attempting to be the last word on the subject, but providing lots of helpful information and context along the way. In this case, the book is especially helpful – as the world of Japanese pop is often hidden behind the barriers of language – and in addition to a chapter on Yellow Magic Orchestra, there are related sections on Ryuichi Sakamoto, Hideki Matsutake, Yukihiro Takahashi, and Akiko Yano – plus more on Haruomi Hosono, Apryl Fool, and Happy End – and an "A to Z" section of Friends of YMO. The book also has some cool appendix sections, and lots more too – plenty of bang for the buck! Book
 
 
 



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