Monday, March 24, 2014

Hiroko Yakushimaru: PRIMAVERA

I'm pretty positive this isn't anywhere else online and I was super excited to come across it on ebay! Most of her catalog is really expensive and when I found this for $3 I had to get it! 

PRIMAVERA is Hiroko Yakushimaru's second to last full length and it would be about 7 years until she released her final studio album 恋文. The album has a great early 90's feel mixed with upbeat pop tracks and Hiroko's signature powerful ballads. While there isn't particularly a stand out track in my opinion compared to her earlier works, it's a fantastic listen and Hiroko's voice still remains one of the most unique in the history of J-pop. 

Two of my favorite tracks ふたりの宇宙 and DESTINY were composed by the one and only Ryuichi Sakamoto. 星の王子さま was composed by Akiko Yano and any fan can assuredly hear her signature sound. I highly recommend everyone check this out! Enjoy!



PRIMAVERA (1991)

1. PRIMAVERA
2. 心の片隅で
3. 留守番電話のHAPPY BIRTHDAY
4. 冬の青空
5. もう泣かないで
6. ふたりの宇宙
7. 星の王子さま (MATTINA MIX)
8. 私の町は今、朝
9. DESTINY
10. 風に乗って (PRIMAVERA MIX)






2 comments:

Corwyn said...

Zach! Thank you very much for posting this album. I am glad you made this lucky find on eBay for all our benefit! I hope that you are doing well, yeah! Do take care.

Frans Hendry said...

Thanks for posting this album! Hope you can post her 恋文 album next time..