Catalog #LITA 163LP
ReleaseW 31 - 2019
FormatVinyl - US2LP
EAN Barcode826853016315
 € 42,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping


  1. Tomoko Soryo - I Say Who
  2. Taeko Ohnuki - Kusuri Wo Takusan
  3. Minako Yoshida - Midnight Driver
  4. Nanako Sato - Subterranean Futari Bocci
  5. Haruomi Hosono - Sports Men
  6. Izumi Kobayashi - Coffee Rumba
  7. FOE - In My Jungle
  8. Akira Inoue, Hiroshi Sato, Masataka Matsutoya - Sun Bathing
  9. Hiroshi Satoh - Say Goodbye
  10. Yukihiro Takahashi - Drip Dry Eyes
  11. Masayoshi Takanaka - Bamboo Vender
  12. Shigeru Suzuki - Lady Pink Panther
  13. Haruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa, Masataka Matsutoya - Mykonos No Hanayome
  14. Yasuko Agawa - LA Night
  15. Hitomi Tohyama - Exotic Yokogao
  16. Tazumi Toyoshima - Machibouke


Pacific Breeze is a collection of choice cuts that range from silky smooth grooves to innovative techno pop bangers and everything in between.

Long-revered by crate diggers and adventurous music heads, this music has never been released outside of Japan until now. Including key artists like Taeko Ohnuki and Minako Yoshida, as well as cult favorites Hitomi Tohyama and Hiroshi Sato, the long-awaited release also features newly commissioned cover painting by Tokyo-based artist Hiroshi Nagai, whose iconic images of resort living have graced the covers of many classic City Pop albums of the 1980s.

Many of the key City Pop players evolved from the Japanese New Music scene of the early ’70s, as heard on Light In The Attic’s acclaimed Even a Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973, the first release of the ongoing Japan Archival Series. In fact, you could say City Pop set sail with a champagne smash from Happy End, the freakishly talented subversives who included amongst their ranks Haruomi Hosono and Shigeru Suzuki, both featured on this compilation. As Michael K. Bourdaghs noted in his book, Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon, this music was, “Deconstructing the line between imitation and authenticity.” Some of the best City Pop teeters in this zone—easy listening with mutant exotica, tilted techno-pop, and steamy boogie bubbling beneath the gloss.

2xLP housed in a deluxe wide spine jacket with over sized fold-out booklet, full color printed inner sleeves, and custom die-cut obi card

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