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5/29 矢野顕子『いろはにこんぺいとう』輸入盤LP日本国内リリースです!


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好評なフランスのWewantsoundsによる矢野顕子のアナログ・リイシュー企画。『ただいま。』『JAPANESE GIRL』に続いて1977年にリリースされたセカンドアルバム『いろはにこんぺいとう』がLP復刻!

矢野顕子の作品に長く携わることになるWill Leeや、Rick Marotta、David Spinozaといったセッション・ミュージシャンほか、ティン・パン・アレイから細野晴臣、林立夫、鈴木茂の3人に高中正義、後にYMO第4のメンバーとして知られる事となる松武秀樹もプログラミングで参加。ファースト・アルバム『JAPANESE GIRL』以前に録音されたマテリアルも含んだ初期の重要作であり、YMO参加前夜の矢野顕子のシンガーソングライターとしての魅力が詰まった1枚です。  小坂忠「ほうろう」、はっぴいえんど「相合傘」のカバーは原曲とは違った趣きがあり、矢野の繊細なボーカルと寄り添うような演奏の調和が白眉。和モノDJにも人気のジャイアンツ賛歌グルーヴィー・チューン「行け柳田」、石川セリへ楽曲提供した「昨日はもう」のセルフ・カバー、鈴木晶子名義で小坂忠へ提供した「つるべ糸」の矢野バージョンとなる「やませ (東風)」など、全10曲を収録。

 

●矢野顕子『いろはにこんぺいとう』[LP](WWSLP18)

・日本国内(輸入盤)価格: オープンプライス

収録曲

KAWAJI
いろはにこんぺいとう
待ちくたびれて
ほうろう
行け 柳田
相合傘
ぽつん
昨日はもう
家路
やませ(東風)

 

"Iroha Ni Konpeitou" is perhaps Akiko Yano's best known album in the Western world not just because of its striking front cover - a shot by famed photographer Bishin Jumonji featuring Akiko holding an inflatable dolphin (legend has it all the props and clothes were borrowed from the set of an Issey Miyake ad), but because the album is one of Akiko's funkiest ones. A slick mix of Japanese Pop and New York funk, the album was recorded in Tokyo except for the "Iroha Ni Konpeitou" title track which was recorded in NYC with an all-star line-up consisting of Rick Marotta, David Spinozza, Will Lee and Nicky Marrero.

For the rest of the album, Akiko is accompanied by some of the best musicians from the Tokyo music scene gravitating around the groups Happy End and Tin Pan Alley: the ubiquitous Haruomi Hosono on bass, Tatsuo Hayashi on drums, Shigeru Suzuki on guitar to name just a few. Interestingly two Hosono compositions are featured on the album, "Ai Ai Gasa" which he recorded on his 1973 landmark debut "Hosono House" and "Hourou" originally recorded in 75 by singer and musician Chu Kosaka (on the eponymous album “Horo”).

Last but not least Hideki Matsutake is handling the keyboard programming duties on the album as Yano is playing a wide array of keyboards: Moog IIIc, Mini Moog, String Ensemble, on top of the Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, Yamaha CP7C. Matsutake would soon become programmer in chief for YMO, touring and playing with them around the world (like Yano herself). Although the album feels very accessible and funky, there are complex keyboard layers underneath as on the first short introduction 'KAWAJI', a short electro fantasy, or on such tracks as "Ai Ai Gasa" and “Kino Wa Mou" on which Akiko is playing bass with her Moog, making the album a richly textured and inventive one once you scratch its surface. The tracks on the album flow effortlessly also highlighting Akiko Yano's superb songwriting and knack for creating fascinating pop song.

"Iroha Ni Konpeitou" sounds as fresh and beautiful as when it first came out more than forty years ago and will please the growing circle of Akiko Yano fans around the world as a welcome addition to her brilliant discography.


 

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矢野顕子 - アーティスト - ミディレコードクラブ
http://midiinc.com/cgi/contents/commodity.php?a=240

JET SET ONLINE SHOP
https://www.jetsetrecords.net/i/824005607359/

Wewantsounds
http://www.wewantsounds.com/

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