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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Stardust Revue -- Tsuioku(追憶)

I guess this is the day for "Parting is such sweet sorrow" songs. Took care of a 1970s bittersweet folk song some minutes ago, and now I'm jumping ahead by a couple of decades for something similar but poppier.

"Tsuioku" (Reminiscences) was Stardust Revue's(スターダストレビュー)23rd single from January 1992, and it's a heart-and-soul ballad about a person who may have long parted with someone but still carries that torch. There was nothing written about this song on J-Wiki but I think it still packs an impact thanks to the lyrics by Toyohisa Araki(荒木とよひさ)and the gospel-influenced melody by vocalist Kaname Nemoto(根本要). And the way it comes across, I think that "Tsuioku" would make for the perfect sunset song. Plus, depending on one's mood, perhaps a few tissues may be in order.

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