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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Junko Yagami -- Omoide no Screen (思い出のスクリーン)

"Omoide no Screen" (Screen of Memories), for me anyways, completes the Big 3 when it comes to Junko Yagami's(八神純子)early singles, the other two being the Latin-infused "Mizuiro no Ame"みずいろの雨)and the disco pop of "Purpletown". Yagami's 6th single is firmly in the Latin category. Composed by Yagami and written by Yoshiko Miura(三浦徳子)(who would later write Seiko Matsuda's "Aoi Sangosho"), the singer's voice again just soars and cruises through the heavens as the lyrics go through the usual motions of lost love, two ships passing through the night, etc. Again, I'm more of a melody guy rather than a lyrics listener.

The song was released in February 1979 and reached as high as No. 12 on the charts and ended up as the 53rd-ranked song of the year, selling 240,000 records.

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