2014.12.18

キャリア初のカヴァー・アルバムは、グラマラスで骨太なバンド・サウンドに乗せて60~80年代の歌謡曲やポップスを伸び伸び歌う、肩の凝らない娯楽作に。古くは美空ひばり“真っ赤な太陽”や弘田三枝子“人形の家”から、沢田研二“おまえがパラダイス”、大瀧詠一“さらばシベリア鉄道”などスタイルは多様だが、洋楽のエッセンスを取り込んだ和魂洋才の名曲が多いのがポイント。タイトル通りこれが彼の原点。

 

[English Translation]
Kazuya Yoshii - "YOSHII FUNK Jr. -Kore ga Genten!!-"

Kazuya Yoshii, known as the singer-songwriter and the vocalist of famous rock band, THE YELLOW MONKEY, released a cover album for the first time in his career.  In this comfortable entertainment piece, the band sounds glamorous and stout.  On that, he relaxedly sings Japanese pop tracks from the '60s to '80s: the legendary Japanese pop singer, Hibari Misora's "Makkana Taiyo (meaning The Crimson Sun," 'The Queen of the Pops' Mieko Hirota's "Ningyo no Ie (meaning A Doll's House,)" a popular singer-songwriter and a famous Group Sounds band The Tigers' vocalist, Kenji Sawada's "Omae ga Paradise (meaning YOU are the Paradise,)" and an established influential rock band Happy End's vocalist, Ohtaki Eiichi's "Saraba Siberia (meaning Farewell to Siberia.)"  The styles vary, but what the tracks have in common is that they all extract Japanese spirit and Western learning. As stated in the subtitle ‘Kore ga Genten (meaning This is the Starting Point,)' this is his starting point.

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