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Monday, November 19, 2012

Anzen Chitai -- Anata ni (あなたに)

"Anata ni"(For You) is a filet mignon ballad....yep that tender. One of the tracks from Anzen Chitai's(安全地帯) second album, "II"(May 1984), composer (and singer) Koji Tamaki(玉置浩二) and lyricist Goro Matsui(松井五郎), it's an early Anzen Chitai song which was seemingly meant to be played at a wedding banquet for karaoke or that first dance. Tamaki just belts this one out of the park. I remember listening to this on a car stereo at night for the first time....would've bought the stereo right then and there.

Allow me to throw in another concert version of the song as well. This one came from Yokohama Stadium in 1985. I recall watching another concert video in which Tamaki sang this song. The camera panned into the audience....not a dry eye in the girl-heavy crowd.

"II"was released in May 1984 and peaked at the No. 2 position on Oricon.

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