This 7" is of two live recordings from Nomiya Maki's "Shibuya-kei Standards" show series. In the one held in November 7, 2014 she was joined on stage by Kaji Hideki, and they sang "amefuri toshi" (a duet with Maki from his album "Ice Cream Man" (2014)) followed by a cover of Flipper's Guitar's "Summer Beauty 1990". The 2014 show not having been released before, these two live versions are available here for the first time.
Sold in advance at Maki's "Vacances Shibuya-kei" shows in Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo last month, and later only at Tower Records Shibuya, the 7" is now also available at Jet Set and has also been spotted at HMV record shop. Both songs can be sampled at Jet Set.
On July 22 & 23 will be held "Peanuts Camp 2017", a festival curated by Kaji Hideki. His early 90's band Bridge, which was temporarily brought back together for a show this year, will play one more last show. Tickets are on sale.
Hideki Kaji et Maki Nomiya "Rainy City / Summer Beauty 1990" (7")
HIDEKI KAJI et MAKI NOMIYA 「雨降り都市／SUMMER BEAUTY 1990」
(Japanese titles in parentheses)
A. Rainy City (Live Version) (amefuri toshi)
B. Summer Beauty 1990 (Live Version) (Latin de Let's Love mata wa 1990 Summer Beauty keikaku)