ミスティ・トワイライト / グッド・バイ・シー・ユー・アゲイン
King Records (Japan) 1981
sleeve : VG+(stains.)
media : EX/EX(some light noises.)
This is the debut 7-inch single released in 1981 by Miki Asakura, who became a popular singer in the 1980s when her covers of "Flash Dance" and "Holding Out for a Hero" were used as theme songs for film. The A-side, composed and arranged by Yuji Ohno, a master of Japanese jazz grooves, is the best. This groovy track is arranged in a bossa nova style, and Asakura's vocal is an impeccable as she sings the sexy lyrics written by Machiko Ryu. It is only in Yuji Ohno's music that you can hear a melody similar to "Love Squall," the ending theme of Lupin III, which Sandii sang when she was working under the name Sandra Horn.