I was looking to get this 2nd album by EPO for the longest time and it finally did come last week. Way back when as a resident in Japan, I actually had the opportunity to get her November 1980 release of "Goodies" when the recording companies went on that remastering boom of old albums, but I let the chance slip away from me and couldn't find the CD anywhere in Tokyo. So, cue over to 2015 and I finally got it from Tower Records online if not in person.
Of course, being a longtime EPO fan, I got "Goodies" since it has maintained its reputation as being the finest of any of Ms. Sato's releases. Plus, that so-1980s City Pop design of the cover with the genre's symbolic airplane taking off for foreign climes was pretty irresistible. Its fame among the fans is partially due to a couple of tracks that I've already covered elsewhere in the blog, "Ame no Kennel Douri"（雨のケンネル通り）and "Park Ave. 1981". Those two songs bring the quintessential EPO fun, and I think that's what "Goodies" was all about; bringing the goodies to the listener's ears. Compared to her debut album "Downtown" (never wrote on the album, but here is the article on the single itself), the singer seemed to have gained in confidence and decided that it was time to party in Tokyo as if it were 1980.