Happy End - Happy End LP (Black Vinyl)
This is pre-order. The estimated ship date is November 2023.
Limited to 2 copies per household
Celebrate a legendary era with HAPPY END – the iconic Japanese POP band forged by the talents of Haroumi Hosono, Eiichi Ohtaki, Takashi Matsumoto, and Shigeru Suzuki.
The monumental album "HAPPY END," unveiled in 1973 and meticulously recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders Studio in LA, has resonated with fans worldwide for decades. This album serves as a testament to the individual artistic trajectories that followed the band's disbandment. It's a beacon of creativity that paved the way for remarkable solo endeavors.
Now, marking 50 years since its original debut, the album is poised for a resurrection on Japan Record Day. Prepare to be immersed in a near-identical revival that preserves the design and jacket of the original release, encapsulated in a 180g vinyl record.
Behold, the presentation of Happy End's eponymous third album, a gem that initially graced the world in 1973 under Bellwood Records. A beacon of Japanese folk rock, Happy End etched its legacy between 1970 and 1973. Revered for their pioneering avant-garde resonance, they stand tall as one of the most influential forces in Japanese music history. Remarkably, HMV Japan ranks Happy End as the fourth most significant entity in its list of the top 100 Japanese popular artists of all time!
Crafted by the talents of ex-Apryl Fool's luminaries Haruomi Hosono and Takashi Matsumoto, Happy End birthed an enduring legacy. Following the band's chapter, Hosono went on to shape the indelible soundscape of the Yellow Magic Orchestra. Setting themselves apart from their contemporaries, Happy End dared to forgo Western rock covers, embracing their songs in the Japanese language. Their sonic essence beckons memories of soft rock, reminiscent of the "Wheatfield Soul" era of Guess Who, a slightly amplified CSN&Y, and the enchanting spirit of Badfinger.
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