TANIMURA Shinji

Tanimura Shinji releasing 45th anniversary best compilation [STANDARD ~Iki~] on April 5th!

Standard -Iki- / Shinji Tanimura
Standard -Iki- / Shinji Tanimura

STANDARD ~Iki~ (album covers)
TOP: limited edition
BOTTOM: regular edition
Courtesy of CD Japan

April is a month for compilations and re-issues. Singer, musician, composer and all-around music veteran Shinji TANIMURA is commemorating his 45th anniversary as an artist with a massive greatest hits album titled STANDARD ~Iki~ (breath) to be released on 4/5. The album will include 45 tracks plus 2 bonus songs on 3 CDs. Disc 1 will contain 15 tracks by Tanimura, considered by the artist to be his “standard” songs. Disc 2 will contain 15 live version songs performed by Alice, the band that Tanimura formed with Takao HORIUCHI in the 1970’s. Disc 3 will contain 15 songs that Tanimura considers “standard” in the canon of Japanese music, covered by Tanimura.

STANDARD ~Iki~ will be released in 2 flavors, a regular edition and a limited edition with a DVD containing footage that recreates a 1970’s radio show which featured Alice, and a booklet biography of the artist. The full track list has not yet been announced, but so far the following songs will be included:

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Sunday, March 5th, 2017 Release news No Comments

Tanimura Shinji and Kalafina collaborate …what!? Releasing the single [Alcira no Hoshi], you say!?

Okay, this is just one of the strangest collaborations ever.

Shinji TANIMURA, a veteran singer, songwriter, and musician who headed the popular 1970’s band “Alice”, and whose career spans folk to enka music, is working with Kalafina, the female pop/new-age vocal trio that was hand-picked by animation soundtrack guru/composer Yuki KAJIURA. They are releasing the single Alcira no Hoshi on March 16. The title song is the BS Television Channel‘s 15th anniversary “dream song.” The single will be released in two editions: a limited edition that includes a DVD with music video content by Kalafina, and a regular edition. The single will have four tracks total.

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Friday, February 19th, 2016 Release news 1 Comment
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