The third track is "Let's Get Married"....a lovely ballad hinting back at Takeuchi's 50s standards days but again with that renewed vigor. Since this tune was made, I'm sure it's been used thousands of times at real wedding parties. The lyrics are slightly too saccharine for my tastes, but I was more of a melody guy anyways. The pipe organs were played by another old friend of the family, Ryuichi Sakamoto（坂本龍一） of YMO, and Ernie Watts provides the sax solo. As for the video, I'd like to give my thanks to the good people at Idolmaster; perhaps it was an otaku's video proposal.
"Variety" was a triumphant return for Takeuchi. It hit the No. 1 spot on Oricon and became the 11th-ranked album for the year. For any of her fans, this is one of the albums that needs to be bought. For those who can read Japanese, there is a track-by-track review of the album.
And now there is a follow-up to the album.
|"No dogs were harmed in the production of this blog entry."|
|Variety in music. Variety in fashion.|
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