Ryo Fukui ‎– Mellow Dream

We Release Jazz ‎– WRJ002LTD
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, 180 Gram

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Mellow Dream
Written-By – R. Fukui*
A2 My Foolish Heart
Written-By – V. Young*
A3 Baron Potato Blues
Written-By – R. Fukui*
B1 What's New
Written-By – H. Burke*
B2 Horizon
Written-By – R. Fukui*
B3 My Funny Valentine
Written-By – R. Rodgers*

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Limited edition of 2000. 180g vinyl mastered at half speed. Gold hype sticker on shrink-wrap and comes with an obi tag.
Comes in a white poly lined inner sleeve.
Tip-on sleeve by Stoughton, Los Angeles.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 260544 823671
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4260544823671
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, hand etched): WRJ002 A HALFSPEED EBS RM BI 13637-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, hand etched): WRJ002 B HALFSPEED EBS RM BI 13637-01 B1

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PA-7182 Ryo Fukui Mellow Dream(LP, Album) Trio Records PA-7182 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
WRJ002 Ryo Fukui Mellow Dream(LP, Album, RE) We Release Jazz WRJ002 Switzerland 2018 Sell This Version
SOLID-1024 福居良* Mellow Dream(LP, Album, RE) Solid Records (6) SOLID-1024 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
ARTD5541 Ryo Fukui Mellow Dream(LP, Album, RE) Trio Records ARTD5541 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
CDSOL-1149 Ryo Fukui Mellow Dream +1(CD, Album, RE) Solid Records (6) CDSOL-1149 Japan 2006 Sell This Version


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April 11, 2019
Does anybody know in which note is the piano tuned?


February 10, 2019
edited 2 months ago

Much like Scenery this is a fantastic reissue.
Similarly we get a nice and full soundstage and theres nothing I feel I should compliment it more on than whats been said by others and me.
But to nitpick I have to reveal some of the parts Id like bettered if possible.
While the bass is great overall I feel like it could have been more stylistically selected. The first track for example could have emphasized its bass some more for emotional effect in segments.
Some imaging could also be a bit more precise and effectful, perhaps mostly drums.
And while the dynamics might be a little strained on some piano notes its really not something that could probably be improved unless we got a 45 RPM double disc reissue, its really great in that regard anyhow.
The vinyl again is very quiet and crackle free so I cant really complain more than this.

Equipment Used:
Rega RP1 with Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
Cyrus 2 Amplifier
System Fidelity SF-3050 Tower Speakers
Custom made HQ Speaker Cables


August 17, 2018

Another re-release done properly! We Release Jazz has done great job with these Fukui re-releases. I've never heard anything like this on vinyl.. You can hear the absolute love and respect toward the artist on these releases. The sound is crisp and dynamic and as clean as it gets! Purely amazing!

...And of course it goes without saying that the album itself is top notch!


July 7, 2018
edited 9 months ago
Simply stunning sound quality on this reissue. Expansive, full, dynamic sound with excellent clarity and separation. Each individual instrument can be focused in on and the bass sounds excellent and natural, not overwhelming, I can even hear the vibration of the strings! Lively drum kit sound and a nice rich piano tone with stellar overall warmth and saturation, the notes linger beautifully. Wide soundstage with lovely stereo imaging. High quality pressing too. Silent background, pressed flat and centered. Nice thick tip-on and a polylined inner sleeve. We Release Jazz definitely did this reissue right. 10/10


June 10, 2018
edited 10 months ago
I just wish all my records would sound half as good as this one. Outstanding sound quality, for the first time I understood what some people are saying when they refer to instrument sound separation, spatial sound feeling and all that stuff.


June 8, 2018
Just sublime, can't recommend enough, lovely performance, great recording and beautifully pressed and presented. Don't sleep on this one.


May 29, 2018

Brain melting good. I wish all records sounded this good.