Pizzicato One "One And Ten Very Sad Songs"

Here it is! Konishi Yasuharu's debut solo album comes under the name Pizzicato One, and is a collection of English-sung covers of foreign songs all selected and rearranged by himself. This album features an impressive list of foreign guests, even Roger Nichols & the Small Circle of Friends!

The official site has messages from him in English to his worldwide fans, explaining his feelings behind this release.

This will be on the shelves on Konishi day (5/24) next to his band Maezono Naoki Group's 2nd album. First listen to the clip below for song "Imagine" which is available in advance on iTunes Japan.

Pizzicato One "One And Ten Very Sad Songs"
PIZZICATO ONE 「11のとても悲しい歌」

1. to learn to sleep alone (Konishi Yasuharu)
2. One (Harry Nilsson) feat. Rosy
3. Imagine (John Lennon) feat. Marlena Shaw
4. A little bit of soap (Bart Berns) feat. Nicole Willis
5. I wanna be loved by you (Herbert Stothart-Harry Ruby) feat. Wouter Hamel
6. Bang bang (Sonny Bono) feat. Maia Hirasawa
7. A day in the life of a fool (Luiz Bonfa) feat. Gwyneth Herbert
8. If you went away (Marcos Valle) feat. Marcos Valle
9. Maybe tomorrow (Quincy Jones-Marilyn Bergman) feat. Christopher Smith
10. Suicide is painless (Mike Altman-Johnny Mandel) feat. Roger Nichols & the Small Circle of Friends
11. If we lived on the top of a mountain (Les Reed-Barry Mason) feat. Eric Matthews
12. A long hard climb (Ron Davies) feat. Roy Phillips (The Peddlers)

Universal UCCU-1320
Out 5/25, ¥2858 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, YesAsia, Play-Asia, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records , イマジン - イマジン - Single, ひとりで眠ることを学ぶ。 - 11のとても悲しい歌
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

"Imagine" feat. Marlena Shaw

Find out more about: KONISHI Yasuharu, Maia HIRASAWA, Pizzicato One

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Are you getting the album?

Posted by coco★tapioca on


You bet! :) I ordered it from Readymade Shopping so it's taking a bit longer though. Can't wait to receive it!
http://readymade-shopping.com/shop/

Posted by Patrick on


Sadly, the link hosting Konishi messages is gone,
but I'm glad to say there is a copy
https://web.archive.org/web/20110911224751/http://www.universal-music.co.jp/jazz/j_jazz/pizzicato_one/from524e.html
They are very interesting,
so we are lucky

Posted by dj Alex Dubcheck on



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