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Piper - Summer Breeze Pink Vinyl Edition
Tracklist
A1Shine On
A2Summer Breeze
A3Hot Sand
A4Gentle Shower
A5Twilight
B1Samba Night
B2Starlight Love
B3Night Shore
B4Angel Smile
B5Moonlight Beach

Piper
Summer Breeze Pink Vinyl Edition

Ship To Shore | Item No: 706928
Vinyl LP | 1983 / US – Reissue | New
35,99 €
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Item Description
First ever vinyl reissue of the 1983 Japanese City Pop Classic
Newly Remastered for Vinyl
LP Includes Huge 24’’x 24’’ Fold Out Poster

First of three in the Piper reissue series Led by guitarist/vocalist Keisuke Yamamoto, Piper was formed in Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture. A move to Tokyo was followed by the release of their first single on Yupiteru Records, thanks to original guitarist Yuji Suzuki who had became an A&R man for the label. Citing British bands like Wishbone Ash and Camel as influences, Yamamoto and Piper nevertheless conjured up classic American sounds on Piper’s recordings, utilizing unusual recording techniques and new technologies like Linn drums to effortlessly blend styles of funk, soul and fusion and simultaneously evoking summer vibes, autumnal breezes, and wintery shimmer.
Summer Breeze is Piper’s second album, originally released in 1984 on Yupiteru. Inspired by the sounds of Masayoshi Takanaka and Tatsuro Yamashita, as well as the concept of “BGM” (background music) championed by YMO, Summer Breeze was a conscious about face from their debut to create a new signature sound and become masters of summery resort vibes. Its smooth sounds belie the bevy of experimentation utilized on the recording, from vocoders and drum programming to recording guitars direct through the board. Even the iconic cover art, with the surfer wearing an impossibly short crop top, is deceiving in its simplicity – it was one of the most expensive jackets produced by the label at the time, due to its use of special spot colors and custom handlettering. The original album featured the marketing copy “Good Weather! Good Sounds!” which perfectly encapsulates the sounds contained on the album.
Item Details
Item No:706928
Artist:Piper
Titel:Summer Breeze Pink Vinyl Edition
Label:Ship To Shore
Katalog-Nr:STS-069
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:US – Reissue
Release Date:1983
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
Style:Jazz / Fusion, 1980s
Condition:New
Price:35,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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