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Artist: Pink Martini
UPC: 00723721600556
Label: Red Distribution
Genre: Popular Music
    OUR PRICE: $14.02  
Product Type: Compact Disc
Released: November 2011
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Additional Information
Weight: 0.15 lbs
Track Listing
1 Yuuzuki [Evening Moon]
2 Watashi Mo Anata To Naite Ii? [Consolation]
3 Wasuretainoni [I Want to Forget You, But...]
4 Kisetsu No Ashioto [Footsteps of the Seasons]
5 Mayonaka No Bossa Nova [Midnight Bossa Nova]
6 Du Soleil Plein les Yeux [Eyes Full of Sun]
7 Puff, the Magic Dragon
8 Ii Janaino Shiawase Naraba [It's Okay If I'm Happy]
9 Blue Light Yokohama
10 Yoake No Scat [Melody for a New Dawn]
11 Mas Que Nada
12 Is That All There Is?
Release Date : 11/01/2011
General Description : Performer
Muze Genre-sub class : Rock & Pop
Number of Discs : 1
Running Time : 40 minutes 46 seconds
Performance Recorded :
Review Expert : Uncut (magazine) (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he quiet devastation and lush orchestration of Yuki's Japanese torch-songs burn brightest, shaking off any hint of retro-kitsch irony."
Misc Note : Audio Mixer: Dave Friedlander. Recording information: Kung Fu Bakery, Portland, OR (03/2011-06/2011); Super Digital, Portland, OR (03/2011-06/2011). Photographers: Hervie Yamaguchi; Yoshihisa Uchida; William Tennant; Thomas Lauderdale. This collaboration between retro pastiche-masters Pink Martini and Saori Yuki -- sometimes described as "the Barbra Streisand of Japan" -- came about after Yuki heard the group's rendition of her song "Taya Tan" on Hey Eugene! (she also contributed to the band's holiday album Joy to the World). It's fitting, then, that 1969's highlights often recall the brooding beauty of the song that sparked this pairing. "Yuuzuki (Evening Moon)"'s sweeping drama and the torchy intimacy of "Ii Janaino Shiawase Naraba (It's Okay If I'm Happy)" are among the moments that do the most justice to Yuki's still-soaring voice. Like Streisand, she sounds wonderful singing just about anything, although some of these songs from 1969 ("Mas Que Nada," "Yoake No Scat [Melody for a New Dawn]") harness her vocal power more fully than others ("Puff, the Magic Dragon"). Still, Pink Martini fans and Yuki fans will find a lot to enjoy here. ~ Heather Phares