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Issei Okamoto
Moonlight Singing

HMV Record Shop

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1978 album by Japanese singer-songwriter Issei Okamoto. 

A large number of Japan's leading musicians, including Tatsuro Yamashita, Haruomi Hosono, Hiroshi Sato, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Shigeru Suzuki participated in this work, which became a topic of discussion. It is full of songs that harmonize sound and beautiful melody. In 2020, it was re-released as a part of City Pop On Vinyl 2020 and is once again becoming a hot topic.


Later renamed Akira Okamoto, who provided music to many artists, this 1978 release is under the original name of Issei Okamoto. Listening, you can imagine yourself standing alone at the shore at night as the waves roll out. There are songs lined up that make you feel loneliness and wandering, and also jazzy-pop bops such as the title song “Moonlight Singing.” Tatsuro Yamashita and Hiroshi Sato play as arrangement musicians. Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki, and other gorgeous members also participated as performers. The high level of expressiveness in the delivery is worth mentioning.


In this city pop resurgence, this is one record that shouldn’t be looked over. – Light in the Attic

Label: HMV Record Shop – HRLP196

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Country: Japan

Released: 8 Aug 2020

Genre: Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop

Style: AOR, City Pop, Funk, Jazz-Funk, Soul