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Monday, June 4, 2018

Mizue Takada -- Umi wo Wataru Kisetsu(海を渡る季節)

It's been almost 2 years since my last Mizue Takada(高田みづえ)article. Time to rectify this and get some of that nostalgic pop feeling tonight.

When it comes to my impression of Takada, I usually get that music that straddles the line between kayo and City Pop with that twang of electric guitar a la "Namida no Jiruba"(涙のジルバ).

However, "Umi wo Wataru Kisetsu" (The Season to Cross The Sea) takes Takada into more languid Fashion Pop territory, as the title suggests something akin to leaving the nation after a romantic breakup. It's a sad but lovely ballad for which the singer's vocals match very well. There is that combination of melancholy and uncertainty within the melody provided by Koji Makaino(馬飼野康二)with Machiko Ryu(竜真知子)writing the lyrics.

"Umi wo Wataru Kisetsu" was a track on Takada's 5th original album "Imagination"(イマジネーション)from October 1980.

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