Charの還暦記念新作は泉谷しげるや松任谷由実、JESSEら12組のアクトに楽曲提供とプロデュース依頼した快演連発の一枚

2015.06.22

還暦のお祝いに、12組のアーティストに楽曲提供とプロデュースをみずから依頼した記念盤。大御所による余裕の企画かと思ったらとんでもない、互いの〈新しい扉を開けたい〉〈俺の好きなCharはこれだ〉という熱い思いが合致した快演連発に思わず興奮。年長組の泉谷しげる松任谷由実らは大人の色気を掬い上げ、奥田民生宮藤官九郎らはヤンチャな少年性を炙り出す。そして愛に溢れたJESSEとの共演は本気で泣けた。

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[English Translation]
A commemorative album from Char, a legendary Japanese rock guitarist who asked 12 artists to write and produce a song for his upcoming album to celebrate his 60th birthday. Totally different from my expectation that the album would be a relaxed project by an established artist, it delivers a back-to-back line up of excellent performances, in which passionate feelings of 'wanting to open a new door' or 'this is the Char I like' from each artist coincide, instantly making me excited. The seniors, Shigeru Izumiya (Japanese singer-songwriter, actor, and television personality) and Yumi Matsutoya (Japanese singer, composer, lyricist and pianist), scoop up his mature allure, while Tamio Okuda (Japanese singer, songwriter, and producer) and Kankuro Kudo (Japanese screenwriter, dramatist, director, actor) bring their naughty boyishness to light. The joint performance with JESSE (his son as well as Japanese-American rock and urban singer, songwriter, rapper and guitarist) brimming with love was really moving to tears. 

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