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1969

10 Oct. 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 7 Oct. 2011
  • Release Date: 10 Oct. 2011
  • Label: EMI MUSIC JAPAN INC.
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 EMI Music Japan Inc.
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  • Total Length: 40:46
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  • ASIN: B005NQ4ZVQ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,420 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ramona A Stone on 17 Oct. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Cd player 'In early 2010, as Pink Martini was preparing for their first tour of Asia, they received a call from Yuki's manager saying that she had loved the band's rendition of "Taya Tan" and wanted to meet them when they came to Japan. This first meeting occurred in Tokyo when Yuki joined Pink Martini singer China Forbes on stage for a rendition of "Taya Tan." Later that year Yuki was invited to sing the first-ever Japanese version of "White Christmas" for Pink Martini's holiday album Joy to The World.

Following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this year, Lauderdale invited Yuki to come to Portland to sing at a benefit at the same time, she and PM recorded "Yuuzuki," which was released by Starbucks to add to the Japan benefit. This collaboration led to the new album.'

It is quite brilliant and a lovely twist on the hugely popular Pink Martini theme of around the world easy listening . Classy and ageless. A lovely album.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kazuo on 19 Oct. 2011
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Saori Yuki has been one of the most talented Japanese all-round singer and entertainer for 42 years. Now she joined Pink Martini and this brandnew album did WORLDWIDE release.

Very few Japanese language pop songs called Kayokyoku were released outside Japan and Asia and Kyu Sakamoto's "Sukiyaki" has long been the only worldwide success. Mega-successful superstars such as Seiko Matsuda and Hikaru Utada tried to do their worldwide debut with English songs, but they were miserably failed. But this album is entirely sung in Saori's beautiful Japanese language except "Du Soleil Plein Les Yeux" is sung in French.

The best favourite song for me is "Watashi Mo Anata To Naite Ii?". The original version sung by Mieko Kaneda was a small hit(Oricon #45 in 1969) but it has very gentle and moving lyrics and performed beautifully by Saori and PM.

The final song "Kisetsu No Ashioto" is a brandnew song but lyrics are by the notorious billionaire lyricist/producer Yasushi Akimoto, who masterminds extremely successful but shamefully amateurish girls groups such as Onyanko Club and AKB48.

Childish Japanese media don't take care of this big album so much but I hope this album will enjoy a worldwide success.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Owen on 29 Jun. 2013
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I had bought all the other Pink Martini albums but had been put off purchasing this by the adverse reviews. Pink Martini seem to have a bit of an obsession for collaborations with other artists, some well past their sell by date. The result can be embarrassing and not a good listen. Sadly this mistake is repeated on the upcoming Get Happy album which opens with Phyllis Diller 'Smile'. Not a good decision!

My mind was changed when I heard Saori Yuki in concert with Pink Martini at the Albert Hall. She has a beautiful voice and the Pinki Martini arrangements compliment it superbly. This may be why some Martini listeners are disappointed. Instead of a singer with a band playing a range of Latin and international tunes the singer is the focus and the arrangements adapted to her.

The songs become a matter of personal taste. I could do without Puff the Magic Dragon but love the rest. As with all Pink Martini albums the recording and production is immaculate. I find that listening with headphones reveal lots of musical flourishes that are an absolute delight.

Ignore the poor reviews. This is a top class recording from a top class mini orchestra.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rami on 8 Dec. 2011
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I love Pink Martini - especially their first couple of albums. However I was hugely disappointed in this. It feels like they have lost the plot. I understand that she may be one of Japan's most respected vocalists and I don't doubt that...unfortunately this doesn't gel and ends up sounding like a bad Japanese Karaoke evening. Bring back China Forbes and tracks like Aspettami...please.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tessa B on 2 Sept. 2013
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I am a big Pink Martini fan and was looking forward to receiving this album. However, I was really disappointed. I've only listened to it once but it feels like pretty mediocre and quite dull pop. Maybe I would grow to like it more if I listened to it again, but to be honest I don't think I can be bothered. Life is too short and there are a lot of other great albums to listen to!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Panyarak Poolthup on 16 Oct. 2011
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I have been a fan of Saori Yuki since I was seven years old when her debut single "Yo-ake No Sucatto" was a big hit in Japan in 1969. I left Japan 5 years later and was not aware that she has been in the music business throughout the years releasing more than 40 albums. I still have her first 7" single and was so excited to learn that she would release an album with Pink Martini. I rarely pre-order any release but this time I need to get the CD as soon as it is out. She must be more than 60 years old now but her voice sounds so fresh and clear like her teen years. And the selection of songs are all my favorites from 1969. Yuzuki, Blue Light Yokohama and Puff (in Japanese) bring back fond memories of my happy childhood days in Japan. I love all the songs on this album. Arrangements by Pink Martini are as magnificent as ever. Hope there will be more of this kind.
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