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Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk And Rock 1969-1973

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There was something in the air in the urban corners of late ‘60s Japan. Student protests and a rising youth culture gave way to the angura (short for “underground) movement that thrived on subverting traditions of the post-war years. Rejection of the Beatlemania-inspired Group Sounds and the squeaky clean College Folk movements led the rise of what came to be known in Japan as “New Music,” where authenticity mattered more than replicating the sounds of their idols. Some of the most influential figures in Japanese pop music emerged from this vital period, yet very little of their work has ever been released or heard outside of Japan, until now. Light In The Attic is thrilled to present Even a Tree Can Shed Tears, the inaugural release in the label’s Japan Archival Series. This is the first-ever, fully licensed collection of essential Japanese folk and rock songs from the peak years of the angura movement to reach Western audiences.

  1. Kenji Endo - Curry Rice

  2. Kazuhiko Yamahira & The Sherman - Sotto Futari De

  3. Sachiko Kanenobu - Anata Kara Toku E

  4. Fluid - Rokudenashi

  5. Kazuhiko Kato - Arthur Hakase No Jinriki Hikouki

  6. Happy End - Natsu Nandesu

  7. Takashi Nishioka - Man-in No Ki

  8. Masato Minami - Yoru Wo Kugurinukeru Made

  9. Maki Asakawa - Konna Fu Ni Sugite Iku No Nara

  10. Fumio Nunoya - Mizu Tamari

  11. Haruomi Hosono - Boku Wa Chotto

  12. Takuro Yoshida - Aoi Natsu

  13. Akai Tori - Takeda No Komori Uta

  14. Gu - Marianne

  15. Tetsuo Saito - Ware Ware Wa

  16. Gypsy Blood - Sugishi Hi Wo Mitsumete

  17. Hachimitsu Pie - Hei No Ue De

  18. Ryo Kagawa - Zeni No Kouryouryoku Ni Tsuite

  19. The Dylan II - Otokorashiitte Wakaru Kai