Vanilla Beans "tengoku e no kaidan (Stairway To Heaven)"

Vanilla Beans are back this summer with a 2nd original album coming in July, but first here's a "one-coin" single that contains new covers of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven" (!) and Pizzicato Five's "Baby Portable Rock", along with two of their previously released songs. "Stairway To Heaven" is said to be a full cover of some 8 minutes, although they said that it's been adapted to their style..!? Can Vanilla Beans manage such a tour de force? As for "Baby Portable Rock", they had already been singing it for a little while at their shows.

"Stairway To Heaven" will be included on the new album, "Vanilla Beans II" (stay tuned for details), but "Baby Portable Rock" is only available here for the time being, making this cheap release a must for all fans, especially at this price!

Also check out this press conference held at the beginning of June.

Vanilla Beans "tengoku e no kaidan (Stairway To Heaven)"
バニラビーンズ 「天国への階段」

1. tengoku e no kaidan (Stairway To Heaven)
2. Baby Portable Rock
3. Nicola
4. a little crying

T-Palette Records TPRC-001
Out 6/29, ¥477 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Find out more about: Pizzicato Five, Vanilla Beans

Posted on | Released on June 29, 2011 | Comments (9) | Tweet |


I love when the girls do crazy covers that you wouldn't expect them to sing at all, like "Kids".

Posted by coco★tapioca on

Yes exactly! Really can't wait for this. :)
I expect them to sing Stairway To Heaven in Japanese, though I could be wrong. Who knows!

Posted by Patrick on

So, this is a CD relase, not just iTunes?

Posted by Damian on

Yes CD! I don't know yet if it will be available on iTunes.

Posted by Patrick on

I was wrong... They sing in English! Wow!

Posted by Patrick on

It seems won't let me get this Vaniila Beans releaese, have they change to a only Japana shipping? :'(

Posted by Damian on

If you can't get it, you can use one of those shipping services. CDJapan has just opened one, and they charge you 1,500 yen for the item plus shipping.

Posted by coco★tapioca on

Damian, it's because it's sold out and now only available from Marketplace sellers (which might or not ship internationally). :( The price was originally much cheaper too at 500yen.

Tower Records is also sold out online, though maybe they still have some copies in some shops here. I heard this release was very limited though...

Posted by Patrick on

Wow, so fast. :O

Posted by coco★tapioca on

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