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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Takako Mamiya -- All Or Nothing


Currently the sunset is just right out there. My window faces east but the reflection of the sun off of the houses on the other side of the street is of the perfect softness coming through the blinds. So, it's the right time for another Takako Mamiya(間宮貴子)song from what is probably the only album she has ever released, "Love Trip" in 1982. Another trigger for me bringing in another track from this rare album is a comment from Cerulean Cerise for the article for another "Love Trip" track, "What A Broken Heart Can Do" in which he/she asks about whether this album was the sole album for the enigmatic Mamiya. As I replied, the article may be old but the music...and the mystery...are still fresh, and so the Mamiya file is still very open.

Tonight's song is "All Or Nothing", a languid sunset-friendly ballad that would be welcome to hear in the twilight hour of any season except winter...couldn't imagine hearing it with the presence of icicles or snow out there. Katsu Hoshi(星勝)is responsible for the oh-so-City Pop melody while Etsuko Kisugi(来生えつこ)provided the lyrics.

A bit of a Hail Mary here but if Ms. Mamiya somehow reads this and would be willing to respond, let us know how you're doing and why you only provided the one album...the quintessential City Pop album.

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