Various Artists "Best of Pied Piper Days Vol.2"

Pied Piper House (official Twitter) was an influential record shop in Tokyo from 1975 to 1989. It has been revived for a limited time on the 5th floor of Tower Records Shibuya since last summer, first for an expected 6 months but recently extended until July 2017.

This is the 2nd installment of compilation series "Best of Pied Piper Days" supervised by Pied Piper House's owner Nagato "Yoshi" Yoshirō. Many of the songs featured are available for the first time on CD (either in Japan or in the entire world).

Released at the same time is a vinyl edition of selected songs from the first of the series (see below).

A special talk show will be held at Pied Piper House (Tower Records Shibuya 5F) on January 28 from 17:30, with guest Kaji Hideki. Details here.

Various Artists "Best of Pied Piper Days Vol.2"
オムニバス 「ベスト・オブ・パイド・パイパー・デイズ Vol.2」

1. Gary Williams / I'll Close My Eyes (Mono) (World first CD release)
2. Paul Anka / When We Get There (Japan first CD release)
3. The Innocence / A Lifetime Lovin' You
4. Mark Lindsay / Something Big (Japan first CD release)
5. Joanie Sommers / Never Throw Your Dreams Away (Mono)
6. The Buckinghams / Don't You Care (Mono)
7. Spiral Starecase / More Today Than Yesterday
8. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap / Over You
9. Paul Varisco & The Milestones / Gotta Have Love (World first CD release)
10. Connie Stevens / Tick-Tock (Mono) (World first CD release)
11. Kenny & Yvonne / Come On and Be My Love (Mono) (World first CD release)
12. Bobby Scott / Wild World
13. Rory Block / I Made It All By Myself
14. The Main Ingredient / Looks Like Rain
15. Alzo / So Glad
16. Robey, Falk & Bod / It's Alright (I Don't Mind) (World first CD release)
17. Estelle Levitt / In the Name of Love
18. The Association / Snow Queen
19. Gary McFarland & Peter Smith / All My Better Days
20. The Arbors / With You Girl (Japan first CD release)
21. Billy Joe Royal / The Greatest Love (Mono) (Japan first CD release)
22. Peter Anders / Sunrise Highway (Mono)
23. The Cyrkle / The Visit (She Was Here) (Mono)
24. The Groop / Nobody At All (Japan first CD release)

Sony SICP-31038
Out 1/25, ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Various Artists "Best of Pied Piper Days" (12")
オムニバス 「ベスト・オブ・パイド・パイパー・デイズ」

A1. Alzo / Don't Ask Me Why
A2. Jose Feliciano / Daytime Dream
A3. Trade Martin / Union City Blues
A4. Bobby Bloom / Love Don't Let Me Down
A5. The Innocence / Your Show Is Over
A6. Salt Water Taffy / Suddenly I See
A7. Bernard "Pretty" Purdie / Fickle Finger of Fate
A8. Laura Nyro / Blackpatch
B1. Al Kooper / Where Were You When I Needed You
B2. Neil Sedaka / Blue Boy
B3. Blood, Sweat & Tears / Without Her
B4. Kenny Rankin / There'll Be No Other Love
B5. David Forman / One Fine Day
B6. Gia Mateo / If You Can't Say Anything Nice
B7. Bo Cooper / Don't Call It Love
B8. Valerie Carter / Rendez-vous

Sony SIJP-42
Out 1/25, ¥3600 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

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