Tracklist

Sui-In 1:03
Frost Flowers 5:24
Hear The Rain, See It Fall 6:03
Endless Steps 3:52
Yesterday And Karma 4:59
Purple Hills And Crystal Streams 6:11
Elemental Spirits 5:22
Fur, Fin And Feather 7:11
Sui-Yo 1:30

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILS-80936 Osamu Kitajima Osamu(LP, Album) Island Records ILS-80936 US 1977 Sell This Version
ILPS 9426 Osamu Kitajima Osamu(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9426 US 1977 Sell This Version
AN-7061 Osamu Kitajima Osamu(LP, Album) Antilles AN-7061 US 1977 Sell This Version
ILPS 9426, ILPS-9426 Osamu Kitajima Osamu(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9426, ILPS-9426 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
ILS-80936 Osamu Kitajima Osamu(LP, Album) Island Records ILS-80936 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
ILS-80936 Osamu Kitajima Osamu(LP, Album, Promo) Island Records ILS-80936 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
ILS-80936 Osamu Kitajima Osamu(LP, Album, TP) Island Records ILS-80936 US 1977 Sell This Version
1837787 Osamu Kitajima Osamu(CDr, Album, RE) East Quest Records 1837787 US 2010 Sell This Version
DOO1704LP, MNLG0036 Osamu Kitajima Osamu(LP, Album, RE) Oom Dooby Dochas, Merlins Nose Label Group DOO1704LP, MNLG0036 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
Everland Psych 005 CD Osamu Kitajima Osamu(CD, Album, RE) Everland Psych Everland Psych 005 CD Europe 2019 Sell This Version
ILPS 9426, ILPS-9426 Osamu Kitajima Osamu(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9426, ILPS-9426 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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zentao1

zentao1

August 24, 2018
referencing Osamu, LP, Album, RE, DOO1704LP, MNLG0036

Really great reissue, in my opinion. I also own Benzaiten (original pressing) and Masterless Samurai (Oom Dooby reissue) so my comment is based on comparisons to these. Really amazing music!
discophage

discophage

August 21, 2018
referencing Osamu, LP, Album, RE, DOO1704LP, MNLG0036
Nice reissue. Not an audiophile one, but the sound is decent. Comes in a thick inner sleeve, so take care when you remove it. Flat record, some background noises here and there. Need to be cleaned. The more "Japanese" of all Kitajima's albums. Benzaïten and Masterless Samurai are essentials too.
hifitommy

hifitommy

February 19, 2018
referencing Osamu, LP, Album, ILS-80936
This is the best of Osamu's output. The performance by Minnie Riperton ranks as one of the greatest female vocalizations i have heard. she used her FIVE OCTAVE range in its uppermost registers to perfectly portray the effect that Osamu envisioned. truly a masterwork on everybody's parts.

the rest of the album is top notch with real stereo recordings of such things as a campfire with bursting embers, a two cycle motorcycle revving its engine over and behind rolling hills and a babbling brook that occupies actual space in a location that you would expect.

the Japanese pressing is the best but owning any clean copy should be the goal of any music lover that appreciates the genre that seems to be its own-Japanese Fusion. the instrumentation and expression exhibited here command attention and could cause the initiation of the unique genre that i have given a name.

I would hope that Osamu-san would continue this direction that he started with the release of Benziaten and continued through to another disc that i have of his: Epitome. They would all benefit from release on hi-rez, high quality vinyl re-releases utilizing the 45rpm/2 disc method that brings out the vividness and verisimillitude hidden in the master tapes and allowed escape via LP playback.

There is a movement going on right now that some audio enthusiasts (with big budgets) are using and that is open reel tape releases in two track, half track, 15 IPS format. this would be a good candidate for this format.

...hifitommy
tuckerhusker

tuckerhusker

December 8, 2015
referencing Osamu, LP, Album, ILS-80936
this should be played at 45rpm, very mathy sounding