One of my very favourite J-Pop ballads, I think this is the song that El DeBarge didn't get to sing. Those creamy keyboards and Chikuzen Sato's（佐藤竹善）voice get me every time. "Juu-Ichi Gatsu no Kioku"(November Memories) just reminds me of some of the best US R&B love songs from the 1980s such as DeBarge's "All This Love"and anything by James Ingram. Plus, Jake Concepion's saxophone is the cherry on top.
Sing Like Talking would hit their heights during the 90s, but this song actually first came out on the band's very first album, "Try and Try Again", released in November 1988. Written by keyboardist Chiaki Fujita（藤田千章）and composed by Sato himself, although the album didn't get into the Oricon rankings by any means, "Raining Blues"has been able to break through into some of their BEST compilations. I did eventually get "Try and Try Again" but I had first heard the ballad through one of those BEST albums, "Round About", released in 2001. And hearing it again as I was writing this post, I could imagine the promise that SLT had right from that tune.