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Akiko Yano - Soft Landing - Japan CD+DVD+Book Limited Edition

Akiko Yano - Soft Landing - Japan CD+DVD+Book Limited Edition



Vocal Jazz

November 29, 2017


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Catalog No.: VIZL-1280

JAN/ISBN: 4988002744237

Number of Discs: 2

Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan


Akiko Yano


Akiko Yano, who celebrated the 40th anniversary of her solo debut last year, has produced her fifth piano album in seven years! This is her life's work, supervised by her close friend and engineer, Kinji Yoshino, with whom she has produced many masterpieces of piano storytelling albums. It has been 25 years since his first album "SUPER FOLK SONG" was released, which is still fresh in our memories as a remastered movie of the same name was made about the production process. While maintaining the same unique and always progressive musicality, Yano's performance technique has evolved and deepened even further. This album offers both the thrilling aspect of Yano's stoicism in the performance of a single song and the warmth and friendliness that have grown with Yano and his music over the course of his career. This is the first time in his career that he has encountered and recorded on a German Bechstein piano. It also includes "Soft Landing," the ending theme for the NHK drama "Blanket Cats," which was previously released for download, and "SUPER FOLK SONG RETURNED," a legitimate continuation of the "SUPER FOLK SONG.The limited first edition includes a bonus DVD "Soft landings onto the past and present" and a special book "How to make a soft landing". The first limited edition bonus DVD "Soft landings onto the past and present" [Contents] ■the Making of Soft Landing: A close-up look at a day of recording at the Kanagawa Prefectural Sagami Lake Exchange Center's Multipurpose Hall, and the recording of "Soft Landing" and "SUPER FOLK SONG RETURNED". The Making of Soft Landing: This is a making-of video that closely follows a day of recording "Soft Landing" and "SUPER FOLK SONG RETURNED" at the Kanagawa Prefectural Sagami Lake Exchange Center Multipurpose Hall and captures in detail how Akiko Yano "creates songs on the spot" during the recording process. The production scenery captures Akiko Yano's "current" narration. Piano Solo Live Rarities: A collection of extremely rare live performance videos from the 1990s, when Akiko Yano began producing her solo piano album series, through the decade of the 1990s, including some that have only been released in limited quantities, some that are already out of print and difficult to obtain, and some that are being commercialized for the first time. The history of Akiko Yano's live storytelling can also be experienced through the carefully selected footage.Otecho. (Drop me a Line) -1991/09/18 Roppongi PIT INN- *First commercialized video 2.Living with a Cat at the Foot of the Lake -1991/09/19 Roppongi PIT INN- *First commercialized video 3.None -1998/06/08 Okinawa Concert Gallery Shiroma- 4.GO GIRL 2000/05/27 New York Joe's PUB- 5. Hebi no weeping night -2012/12/19 Kanagawa Kamakura Art Center- *First commercialized video 6. Kiyoshi-chan -2015/05/02 Shibuya Ward Bunka Sogo Center Owada Sakura Hall- *First commercialized video ■Soft Landing Music Videos: A collection of music videos of the single "Soft Landing" including the official music video shot in Malta, the "Mecca of cats", and a special version produced by Doconoco, a project in which dogs and cats can submit their videos to the almost daily app "Doconoco".Soft Landing MUSIC VIDEO ・Soft Landing MUSIC VIDEO (Dokonoko Ver 1) ・Soft Landing MUSIC VIDEO (Dokonoko Ver 2) ・Soft Landing MUSIC VIDEO (Dokonoko Ver 3) ◇Special first pressing limited edition bonus Book "How to make a soft landing": A 76-page large-volume explanatory booklet that provides an in-depth look at the work "Soft Landing" and "storytelling" for Akiko Yano from a variety of perspectives, including interviews with Akiko Yano, Kinji Yoshino, and other related people, recording reports, and more. This is a 76-page commentary booklet.

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