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5.0 out of 5 stars The brilliant worldwide debut of Japan's talented all-round songstress, 19 Oct. 2011
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This review is from: 1969 (Audio CD)
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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