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Hiroshi Sato - Orient HHV Exclusive Blood Red Vinyl Edition
Mystery Kindaichi Band, The - The Adventures Of Kindaichi Kosuke HHV Exclusive Glow In The Dark Vinyl Edition
Mystery Kindaichi Band, The - The Adventures Of Kindaichi Kosuke Black Vinyl Edition
Donna McGhee - Make It Last Forever HHV Exclusive Orange Vinyl Edition
Donna McGhee
Make It Last Forever HHV Exclusive Orange Vinyl Edition
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Wewantsounds)
26,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Officially licensed reissue. Limited to 300 copies on orange vinyl (non-transparent), only available at HHV. Donna McGhees utra rare Newy York disco classic from 1978. Produced by Greg Carmichael and Patrick Adams. Reissued with original artwork and newly remastered audio. Including the cult classics "It Ain't No Big Thing", "Make It Last Forever" and "I'm A Love Bug". One of the most in-demand disco albums of the 70s!
Fairuz - Maarifiti Feek
Fairuz
Maarifiti Feek
LP | 1987 | EU | Reissue (Wewantsounds)
23,99 €*
Release:1987 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
Preorder 12.06.2020
Following the reissue last year of Fairuz's classic 1979 album "Wahdon", Wewantsounds pursue their exploration of great Lebanese music with the reissue of Fairuz's highly sought-after LP "Maarifti Feek," released in 1987. Recorded in Beirut around 1983-84, the album features the Diva's superb voice combined with Ziad Rahbani's jazz and funk orchestration, making it one of the most in-demand albums on the Arabic funk scene. The release will coincide with "Arab Divas," a major exhibition set in the prestigious Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA) in Paris, celebrating the greatest singers from the Arab World and starting 13 May 2020.

One of the greatest singers of the Middle East, Fairuz started her career in Lebanon in the 50s and quickly established herself as the most renowned Diva in the Arabic world, playing the most prestigious venues in the world.

At the end of the 70s, Fairuz was at a turning point both professionally and personally. Her Husband Assi Rahbani, who, with his brother Elias, had penned her biggest successes, has suffered a stroke a few years earlier. This setback ultimately led to both the demise of their marriage and the end of their professionnal partnership. Enters Ziad Rahbani, Fairuz and Assi's son, a young musician, playwright and producer who had cut his teeth writing a handful of Fairuz's song - including her 1973 hit "Sa'alouni El Nas" - at just seventeen.

Ziad Rahbani swiftly took over from his father and uncle as the singer's musical director and composer and this fruitful association, which started in 1979 with the album "Wahdon,"
broke many new grounds for Fairuz with funkier rhythms and edgier lyrics. It was recorded at the same time as Rahbani's own 12 inch "Abu Ali" which became a sought-after disco classic in its own right.

The association between the two continued with a second album, "Maarifti Feek" ("Our Encounter"), recorded between 1983 and 84 in Beirut but only released in 1987. The album was another groundbreaking mix of influences ranging from the traditional arrangements of "Oudak Rannan" and "Ma Kdirt Nseet" to the brazilan flavour of "Version 1" via the synth funk of "Ouverture 83" and its follow up "Reprise 83". Also featured on the album is a beautiful remake of Joaquin Rodrigo's "Concerto de Aranjuez" in the form of a tribute to the lebanese capital, "Li Beirut."

This blend of Oriental grooves with jazz and funk orchestrations by Ziad Rahbani is a unique document of Fairuz's career development in the 80s and explains why "Maarifti Feek" is such a sought after album on the DJ and collector circuits which Wewantsounds is delighted to reissue for the first time since the album first came out.
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Akiko Yano - Gohan Ga Dekitayo
Akiko Yano
Gohan Ga Dekitayo
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Wewantsounds)
33,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
When "Gohan Ga Dekitayo" came out in 1980, Akiko Yano had been touring with Yellow Magic Orchestra for more than a year. She'd play keyboards alongside the three founding members, Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Yukihiro Takahashi, plus guitarist Kenji Omura and Synth wizard programmer Hideki Matsutake (as part of the 1980 North American tour, she'd also feature in the group's cult TV appearance on Soul Train for a memorable rendition of "Tighten Up") and they are all present on "Gohan Ga Dekitayo."
The double LP, whose title could be translated by "Dinner is ready," was co-produced with Ryuichi Sakamoto and recorded at two legendary studios: Tokyo's Alfa Studio "A" and Los Angeles' Sound City. It was Akiko's first shift towards a fuller synth sound following four studio albums mixing Pop and Jazz Funk, including her landmark debut from 1976, "Japanese Girl". A shift that would continue with the release of "Tadaima" in 1981, also featuring the YMO musicians.
?The fourteen tracks featured on "Gohan Ga Dekitayo" find Akiko in top form mixing her singer-songwriter's sensitivity with the electro-pop sound of YMO. It's interesting to note though that it is very much an Akiko Yano album even if the group is present on the album (interestingly they do also play analog instruments on the album). Akiko is clearly the one in charge with a string of beautiful compositions and the rendition of one of the group's classics, "Tong Poo" which she reinvents as a slower, less metronomic-paced song adding her own lyrics.
?Other highlights on the album include "Dogs Awaiting..." an hypnotic composition featuring fascinating electro arrangements or "Coloured Water" sung in English by Akiko accompanying herself on Fender Rhodes with subtle percussion by Tatsuo Hayashi and electronics by Ryuichi Sakamoto.
There are many more great moments on this superb album which announces the further experiments of "Tadaima". "Gohan Ga Dekitayo" is an album that urgently needs to be (re)discovered by her growing international fanbase and Wewantsounds is happy to reissue it worldwide for its 40th anniversary.
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Donna McGhee - Make It Last Forever Black Vinyl Edition
Donna McGhee
Make It Last Forever Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Wewantsounds)
26,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Donna McGhee's ultra rare New York disco classic from 1978 produced by Greg Carmichael and Patrick Adams reissued with original artwork and remastered audio.
Hiroshi Sato - Orient
Hiroshi Sato - Orient
V.A. - Bossanova Part 2
V.A. - Feeling Good
V.A. - Nouvelle Vague Volume 2
V.A. - Sunday Mixtape
Logic System - Venus
Yukihiro Takahashi - Saravah!
V.A. - This Is Mainstream (Ultimate Breaks & Beats)
Bob Shad - Feeling Good
Martha High - Nothing's Going Wrong
Martha High - Nothing's Going Wrong
Donna McGhee - Make It Last Forever
Donna McGhee
Make It Last Forever
CD | 2019 | EU | Original (Wewantsounds)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Donna McGhees utra rare Newy York disco classic from 1978. Produced by Greg Carmichael and Patrick Adams. Reissued with original artwork and newly remastered audio. Including the cult classics "It Ain't No Big Thing", "Make It Last Forever" and "I'm A Love Bug". One of the most in-demand disco albums of the 70s!
V.A. - This Is Mainstream
Akiko Yano - Iroha Ni Konpeitou
Buddy Terry - Awareness
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