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Hiroshi Sato

Awakening

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MHJL-341

LP Blue $45

SHIPS BY 2024-08-23

  • Limited edition
  • Originally released in 1982
  • Pressed on pastel blue vinyl

Description

Hiroshi Sato's masterpiece "Awakening" has been reissued for the fourth time in a new "Pastel Blue Vinyl" edition.

The album was mastered by the world-renowned engineer Bernie Grundman, using high-spec sound data digitally converted to 96KHz/24bit from the original master tapes. Pressing was done at Sony Music's factory in Japan.

Originally released in June 1982, "Awakening" is Hiroshi Sato's fourth album and his first for Alpha Records, following his career in Los Angeles.

Featuring Canadian vocalist Wendy Matthews and utilizing the advanced drum machine of the time, the ""LinnDrum,"" this mellow and soulful album perfectly blends Sato's sound with the American West Coast vibe. It has transcended generations, continuing to influence many musicians. Guest guitarists include Tatsuro Yamashita, Tsunehide Matsuki, and Yuji Toriyama. 

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 AWAKENING
  • 2 YOU’RE MY BABY
  • 3 BLUE AND MOODY MUSIC
  • 4 ONLY A LOVE AFFAIR
  • 5 LOVE AND PEACE
  • 6 FROM ME TO YOU
  • 7 I CAN’T WAIT
  • 8 IT ISN’T EASY
  • 9 AWAKENING
  • 10 SAY GOODBYE