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
Kihara Satomi "Carnival" (7")
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.
B. Carnival (backing track)
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.
A. Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Mono Single Version)
B. Our Day Will Come (Mono Single Version)
A. Love Song, Love Song (Mono Single Version)
B. Snow Queen (Mono Single Version)
A. I'll Be Back (Mono Single Version)
B. Just Beyond Your Smile (Mono Single Version)
A. Can I Go (Mono Version)
B. Didn't Want To Have To Do It (Mono Version)
A. I Can See Only You (Mono Version)
B. Don't Take Your Time (Mono Version)
A. Let's Ride (Mono Single Version)
B. Love So Fine (Mono Version)
A. Snow Queen (Mono Version)
B. Kinda Wasted Without You (Mono Version)
A. The Drifter (Mono Single Version)
B. Trust (Mono Single Version)
A. With A Little Help From My Friends (Mono Version)
B. Cocoanut Grove (Mono Version)
A. Just Beyond Your Smile (Mono Version)
B. I'll Be Back (Mono Version)
KYOTO JAZZ SEXTET "UNITY" (2LP)
Original album by Kyoto Jazz Sextet, unit of Okino Shūya (Kyoto Jazz Massive), released in 2017.
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
The Pen Friend Club "Wonderful World Of The Pen Friend Club" (LP)
60's style band The Pen Friend Club's 4th album (2017).
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.
The Collectors "Collector" (LP)
(Japanese title: "boku wa Collector")
The Collectors' 1st album, first released in 1987. Remastered in 2016.
The Collectors "niji-iro Circus" (LP)
The Collectors' 2nd album, first released in 1988. Remastered in 2016.
See also: Record Day 2016