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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Anri -- Morning Flight(モーニング・フライト)

Now that the weather is finally getting more seasonal and reasonable, perhaps it's time to bring back some Anri(杏里). Always summery and vivacious!


But it's time to go way back again into Anri's earlier time in the late 1970s when she was a mere teenager. From her 2nd album "Feelin'" in 1979, this is "Morning Flight". Even though this was before her collaboration with Toshiki Kadomatsu(角松敏生), the song is a nice piece of cool summer morning regarding a woman going after the man of her dreams. From the lyrics, it sounds as if she were commuting to work in one happy daze. A cup of coffee and some strawberry danish ought to bring her out of it.

The lyrics and music were provided by Tomohiro Kobayashi(小林倫博)with arrangement by Shigeru Suzuki(鈴木茂). That intro still reminds me of Yuming's(ユーミン)presence for some reason and the overall song has hints of a 70s soul number whose title I can't remember right now. Perhaps one of you readers may know. In any case, knowing Anri for those huge 80s and early 90s hits, it's always refreshing hearing her early material. Incidentally, another song from the album is also present on the blog, "Chichuukai Dream"(地中海ドリーム).

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