Record Day 2017

Record Day 2017 was held on November 3, and this year again led to the release of many vinyl records. Below is a selection of the titles, but you can find the whole list on the official site here.

Record Day (not the same as "Record Store Day") is set to coincide with Japan's "Culture Day" public holiday on November 3. Japan's famous record press Tōyō Kasei takes the lead inviting Japanese artists and labels to release vinyl records on Record Day.

Oh! Penelope "Let's Fly The Ad-Balloon" (7")

Part of Konishi Yasuharu's 7" project "A" (Ace) comes this release of two songs by Oh! Penelope, originally released on CD in 1996 and 1997. Limited to 500 copies.

A. Let's Fly The Ad-Balloon
B. I'M GONNA MISS YOU

Great Tracks MHKL-10
Out now (11/3), ¥1800円 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Kihara Satomi "Carnival" (7")
木原さとみ 「カーニヴァル」

Also from Konishi Yasuharu's selection. This is a cover of the Cardigans' hit song by Kihara Satomi (previously leader of Tokyo Performance Doll). It was released in 1995 as her 6th solo single, and it's now available on vinyl for the first time. 500 copies.

A. Carnival
B. Carnival (backing track)

Great Tracks MHKL-10
Out now (11/3), ¥1800円 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Roger Nichols & The Small Circle of Friends "Roger Nichols & The Small Circle of Friends ~ Special 7" Box" (7"x10)

A special box of 10 7"'s containing the whole of the self-titled album, plus several single versions.

Disc 1
A. Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Mono Single Version)
B. Our Day Will Come (Mono Single Version)
Disc 2
A. Love Song, Love Song (Mono Single Version)
B. Snow Queen (Mono Single Version)
Disc 3
A. I'll Be Back (Mono Single Version)
B. Just Beyond Your Smile (Mono Single Version)
Disc 4
A. Can I Go (Mono Version)
B. Didn't Want To Have To Do It (Mono Version)
Disc 5
A. I Can See Only You (Mono Version)
B. Don't Take Your Time (Mono Version)
Disc 6
A. Let's Ride (Mono Single Version)
B. Love So Fine (Mono Version)
Disc 7
A. Snow Queen (Mono Version)
B. Kinda Wasted Without You (Mono Version)
Disc 8
A. The Drifter (Mono Single Version)
B. Trust (Mono Single Version)
Disc 9
A. With A Little Help From My Friends (Mono Version)
B. Cocoanut Grove (Mono Version)
Disc 10
A. Just Beyond Your Smile (Mono Version)
B. I'll Be Back (Mono Version)

Universal Music UIKY-75031
Out now (11/3), ¥10000 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

KYOTO JAZZ SEXTET "UNITY" (2LP)

Original album by Kyoto Jazz Sextet, unit of Okino Shūya (Kyoto Jazz Massive), released in 2017.

HMV record shop HRLP091
Out now (11/3), ¥5500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Salome no kuchibiru "Ahodarakyō Yahrinen bushi" (7")
サロメの唇 「阿呆陀羅経 ヤーリーネン節」

The A-side is from Salome no kuchibiru (aka Salome Lips)'s new album "Everybody have Capriccio" ("minna no kyōsōkyoku"). The B-side is a non-album track.

A. Ahodarakyō Yahrinen bushi
B. Aizu-bandai-san

Sazanami Label SZDW-1047
Out now (11/3), ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

The Pen Friend Club "Wonderful World Of The Pen Friend Club" (LP)

60's style band The Pen Friend Club's 4th album (2017).

Sazanami Label SZDW-1042
Out now (11/3), ¥3300 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

WHY@DOLL "WHY@DOLL+2" (12"+7")

The 2nd album of idol group WHY@DOLL, which contains 2 songs written and produced by Yoshida Tetsuto (co-arranged by Hase Yasuhiro (Yume to Cosme)). A 7" of songs "anata dake konban wa" and "Love Story wa shūmatsu ni" is also included.

T-Palette Records TPRV-0029
Out now (11/3), ¥4200 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

The Collectors "Collector" (LP)
ザ・コレクターズ 「僕はコレクター」
(Japanese title: "boku wa Collector")

The Collectors' 1st album, first released in 1987. Remastered in 2016.

Teichiku TEJI-37019
Out now (11/3), ¥3500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

The Collectors "niji-iro Circus" (LP)
ザ・コレクターズ 「虹色サーカス団」

The Collectors' 2nd album, first released in 1988. Remastered in 2016.

Teichiku TEJI-37020
Out now (11/3), ¥3500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

See also: Record Day 2016

Find out more about: Kyoto Jazz Sextet, Oh! Penelope, Pizzicato Five, Salome Lips, The Collectors, The Pen Friend Club, WHY@DOLL

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