Nomiya Maki "Nomiya Maki, Holiday Shibuya-kei o utau."

Nomiya Maki's new album is coming this month, and this time she sings Shibuya-kei standards that share a winter theme. Included are duets with Yokoyama Ken (Crazy Ken Band), Watanabe Marina, Takano Hiroshi and Suzuki Masayuki, with also chorus by Smooth Ace on several songs. "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle" is a Japanese version of which the lyrics were written by Konishi Yasuharu. Included as bonus tracks are three live songs from Maki's "Soundtrack Shibuya-kei" show held a year ago at Billboard Live Tokyo, and also a bon-odori version of Shibuya ward theme song "You Make Shibuya" (written by and featuring Kaji Hideki, original here). The album jacket is by Shindō Mitsuo.

"Fun Fun Christmas" is a Christmas song by interior shop Francfranc which is sung by a different artist every year since 2013. This year Nomiya Maki is the one, and a different version is being released on compilation album "Francfranc presents 'Tiny Magic of Christmas'" to be sold in their shops from October 27.

Nomiya Maki can be seen live at the "Shibuya no Radio no Shibuya-kei Festival" on October 21, an event curated by herself and Kaji Hideki (both of which are hosts of the weekly radio show of the same name). The event will also feature DJ Konishi Yasuharu, Kaseki Cider, Takano Hiroshi and Vanilla Beans. Tickets are on sale.

Also, a special show with the same title as the new album will be held at Billboard Live Tokyo on November 10 and 11. There are also dates in Osaka, Hakata and Nagoya. See this page for all details. An in-store event will be held on October 22 at Pied Piper House (Tower Records Shibuya 5F) from 18:00, with a talk show and autograph session (details).

Nomiya Maki "Nomiya Maki, Holiday Shibuya-kei o utau."
野宮真貴 「野宮真貴、ホリデイ渋谷系を歌う。」

1. yuki ya konko (feat. Smooth Ace)
2. Winter's Tale ~fuyu monogatari~ (Duet with Takano Hiroshi feat. Smooth Ace) (Takano Hiroshi & Tajima Takao cover)
3. The Bell That Couldn't Jingle (Duet with Watanabe Marina feat. Smooth Ace) (Paul Evans cover)
4. omote samui yo ne (Duet with Yokoyama Ken from CKB) (Dinah Shore & Buddy Clark cover)
5. Winter Concert (Ishida Ayumi cover)
6. fuyu ga hajimaru yo (Duet with Suzuki Masayuki feat. Smooth Ace) (Makihara Noriyuki cover)
7. Fun Fun Christmas (Maki Nomiya's Tiny Magic de Paris)
Bonus tracks
8. MC (jikkyō rokuon "Soundtrack Shibuya-kei o utau." yori)
9. kanashimi no Adagio (kare to kanojo no Sonnet) (T'en va pas) (jikkyō rokuon "Soundtrack Shibuya-kei o utau." yori) (Elsa Lunghini cover)
10. Melody Fair (jikkyō rokuon "Soundtrack Shibuya-kei o utau." yori) (Bee Gees cover)
11. Love Squall (jikkyō rokuon "Soundtrack Shibuya-kei o utau." yori) (Sandra Horn (Sandii) cover)
12. yume miru Shibuya YOU MAKE SHIBUYA (bon odori Version) (feat. Kaji Hideki & Hasebe Ken Shibuya-kuchō)

Universal Music UICZ-4406
Out 10/18, ¥2593 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, YesAsia, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

"fuyu ga hajimaru yo" (Video edit ver.)

"Winter's Tale ~fuyu monogatari~" (Video edit ver.)

"You Make Shibuya (Bon-odori version)"

Find out more about: KAJI Hideki, NOMIYA Maki, Smooth Ace, SUZUKI Masayuki, TAKANO Hiroshi, WATANABE Marina, YOKOYAMA Ken

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I just don't get why Maki doesn't have vinyl versions of her albums -- she seems perfect for the format. And it is frustrating that she just releases a double-7" but not the whole albums. I mean, come on -- obviously her fans will pay for the full-length album on a double-LP if necessary!

Posted by Patrick Hnidka on

This might not be the reason, but there does seem to be a trend in Japan in the recent years that gives a bit of preference to the 7" format. Some DJs, including KONISHI Yasuharu, have been using almost only 7"'s in their sets.

I do like the 7" releases very much, though I agree LP editions of Maki's great albums would definitely be very welcome too.

Posted by Patrick on

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