Invitation (Japan) 1977
VIH-6014 (LP) w/insert
sleeve : EX+
media : EX-/EX-(A: Some slight bend that does not affect playback.,B1/B2: some light scratches that do not affect the playback sound.)
The first album by Yuko Sugita, a Japanese female singer and songwriter, released in 1977. Shigeru Suzuki of Happy End and Tin Pan Alley arranged all the songs, and the musicians around Tin Pan Alley such as Shigeru Suzuki (g), Tatsuo Hayashi (ds), Ryuichi Sakamoto (keys), Tsugitoshi Goto (b), Nobu Saito (per), Motoya Hamaguchi (per), etc., backed up the musicians and performed wonderfully. In addition to A3, which features Latin percussion and synthesizers dancing gently with a pleasant laid-back beat, and B4, a bossa nova pop song with a full of mellow atmosphere, the arrangements incorporate rock, Latin, soul, R&B, and other tastes, making this cute pop song into a mature sound with a difference.