Rie Murakami


Release Notes
  • First ever vinyl reissue of the 1984 city pop gem
  • LITA Exclusive Variant pressed on black/white split colored vinyl
  • First ever cassette and CD release
  • Remastered from original VAP vault materials
  • Includes 24×24 poster
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Unseen on vinyl – or indeed, any physical format – since its original Japanese pressing in 1984, Ship to Shore PhonoCo. are proud to announce this limited edition release of Rie Murakami’s Sahara!

The album’s blending of instrumentation and genres – from funk, disco, soul and orchestral arrangements and then back again – makes it reminiscent of early WANG CHUNG’s pop sensibilities, blended with a dash of YELLO’s exuberant playfulness but front and foremost is all the whimsical charm one comes to expect from an 80’s J-Pop record. Not one to be missed!