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AKIKO YANO

Wewantsounds continues its Akiko Yano series with the reissue of her cult classic 'Ai Ga Nakucha Ne' recorded in 1982 and co-produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto. Featuring Japan, the album includes additional recording in Tokyo with YMO and is mixed by Steve Nye and Shinichi Tanaka. It is the first time the album is released outside of Japan and the deluxe LP features the original artwork with gatefold sleeve and a lavish 24-page colour booklet with sessions photos by Pennie Smith (famous for The Clash's London Calling photo). The reissue also includes a new introduction by Mac DeMarco and a dual interview with Akiko Yano and Steve Jansen by journalist Paul Bowler. The audio remastered from the Original tapes by Mitsuo Koike.

TRACK LISTING

1. Ai Ga Nakucha Ne
2. Kanashikute Yarikirenai
3. What's Got In Your Eyes
4. Oishii Seikatsu
5. Michi De Battari
6. Onnatachiyo Otokotachiyo
7. Aisuru Hito Yo
8. Sleep On My Baby
9. Another Wedding Song
10. Donnatokimo Donnatokimo Donnatokimo
11. Good Night

Akiko Yano

Gohan Ga Dekitayo

    Wewantsounds is delighted to continue its Akiko Yano reissue program with the reissue of her superb double album recorded with YMO at a time when she was part of the group's touring line up between 1979 and 1980. The album is pure Akiko Yano featuring her superb singing and piano playing, enhanced by touches of YMO's synth-pop sound (check her cult version of YMO's classic, "Tong-Poo"). It is the first time the album is released outside of Japan and the deluxe 2-LP set features the original artwork with gatefold sleeve and 4-page insert.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Hitotsudake
    2. Les Petit Bon Bon
    3. Coloured Water
    4. Zaikungtong Shonen
    5. High Time
    6. Dogs Awaiting…
    7. Tong Poo
    8. Aoi Sanmyaku
    9. Genkotsuyama No Oniguirisama
    10. Gokigen Wanisan
    11. Mata Aone
    12. Te Wa Tsutaeru - Tetsudaeru
    13. Gohan Ga Dekitayo
    14. You're The One

    Wewantsounds continues its Akiko Yano reissue programme with the release of "Iroha Ni Konpeitou," another superb Akiko Yano album and one of her funkiest, highlighting her unmissable singing and songwriting talents. Recorded in Tokyo and New York City, the album features a superb line up of the best musicians from both cities and sees Yano mixing Japanese pop with funk and a touch of electronics, playing a wide array of keyboards programmed by YMO synth wizard Hideki Matsutake. This is the first time the album is released outside of Japan and this deluxe LP edition includes remastered sound, download card plus the original 4-page insert with poster, lyrics and full line-up.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. KAWAJI
    2. Iroha Ni Konpeitou
    3. A Long Wait
    4. Hourou
    5. Ike Yanagida
    6. Hai Hai Gasa
    7. Potsun
    8. Kinou Wa Mou
    9. On The Way Home
    10. East Wind

    Akiko Yano

    Japanese Girl

      Wewantsounds is pursuing its ambitious Akiko Yano reissue program with the release of "Japanese Girl", her landmark debut album from 1976. Backed by Little Feat with Lowell George and by the cream of Japanese musicians (including Haruomi Hosono), Japanese Girl is one of the most important Japanese albums of the 70s, mixing pop, rock, Japanese folk together with Little Feat's superb classic sound. This is the very first time the album is released internationally. The deluxe LP edition includes remastered sound, tip-on LP sleeve, download card plus the original 4-page insert with lyrics and full line-up!

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Sayonara
      2. Kuma
      3. Telephone Line
      4. Tsugary Tour
      5. Funamachi-Uta Pt. 2
      6. Oinaru Shiino-ki
      7. Hekoriputaa
      8. Fuuta
      9. Oka Wo Koete
      10. Funamachi-Uta Pt. 1

      Wewantsounds is glad to continue its Akiko Yano reissue series with the release of the singer's third studio album 'To Ki Me Ki', recorded in New York and released in 1978 in Japan. It follows her cult "Iroha Ni Konpeitou" LP and keeps the similar blend of Japanese pop and New York funk found in the latter. "To Ki Me Ki" features such musicians as Rick Marotta, Will Lee and David Spinozza and also programmer Hideki Matsutake who would soon join the YMO with Akiko for their international 1979/1980 tour before she recorded her next studio album "Tadaima" that year, featuring the YMO musicians. "To Ki Me Ki" is reissued outside of Japan for the first time, remastered in Tokyo by revered engineer Mitsuo Koike and featuring original artwork by Tsutomu Murakami with 4 page colour insert and new liner notes by Paul Bowler.


      TRACK LISTING

      1. Kodomo Tachi
      2. Katarun Kararan
      3. Uo Sao
      4. Two On The Stage
      5. Okina Ishi
      6. Andante Cantabile
      7. Yameru Wakenya Ikanaiwa
      8. Yo Ro Ko Bi
      9. To Ki Me Ki


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