Led by Sakamoto Ryūichi, this charity single covers The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" in an electronic arrangement, and featuring some 30 big names participating on vocals and production. Profits are said to be donated for children victims of the earthquake.
Those include the three of Yellow Magic Orchestra (Takahashi Yukihiro, Hosono Haruomi and Sakamoto himself), Bonnie Pink, Verbal (m-flo), 4 members of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Yashiki Gōta (Mute Beat, Melon), Salyu, Imai Miki, Koizumi Kyōko, Hotei Tomoyasu,... just to name a few.
This will also be released on CD on March 7, including a DVD of the music video, but the song is already available in advance on iTunes Japan. Preview it below.
Japan United with Music "All You Need Is Love" (CD+DVD)
AYNIL Production Committee XNAP-00001
Out 3/7, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, YesAsia, Amazon (18% off *), HMV (10% off *), Tower Records †
* Discount at time of writing
† Tower Records ships within Japan only
"All You Need Is Love"