Various ‎– Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973

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Light In The Attic ‎– LITA 156
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, pink & blue vinyl [Weeping Sakura]
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Notes

- “Weeping Sakura” wax limited to 300 copies.
- 18×24 folded poster featuring original cover artwork
- First-ever fully licensed compilation of this music to be released outside Japan
- Double LP housed in a deluxe gatefold Stoughton tip-on jacket
- Original artwork by illustrator Heisuke Kitazawa
- Includes book with extensive liner notes and bios by Yosuke Kitazawa and Jake Orrall
- Compiled and produced by Jake Orrall, Yosuke Kitazawa, Matt Sullivan, and Patrick McCarthy

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lazylistener

lazylistener

May 17, 2018
Ditto the comment below about the paper sleeves — everything about this release was done right, except for those.
odddot

odddot

May 7, 2018
This is by far the worst compilation of southeast asian music I have encountered.
Some of the tracks sound like poor imitations of UK psychedelic folk, some like US middle of the road 1970s radio, trying hard to sound like Neil Young. Other tracks sound like 1990s Irish boy band Westlife. Really really painful. thumbs down to Light in The Attic, a pretty cover doesn't make this collection of music any better.
maynardsdead

maynardsdead

November 9, 2017

Kind of sucks that this gets released and a week later Kenji Endo dies.
milos.r

milos.r

October 27, 2017
I have around 800 records in my collection and this must the most beautiful album I own. The heavy gatefold jacket, gorgeous cover art, beautiful pink and blue wax, and superb inserts - the presentation itself is a piece of art. And the music - absolutely fantastic... a superb pressing of truly great music.
Just replace the paper sleeves - they deserve a better home.
IntervalSignal

IntervalSignal

October 23, 2017
edited 10 months ago

Suprised by how great the colored wax sounds. Absolutely amazing job by LitA. Essential for anyone even remotely interested in music from Japan.
maynardsdead

maynardsdead

October 21, 2017

Such an amazing comp. To have these songs on vinyl after years of poor quality bootlegs is glorious. The only thing I would have changed is to have a Kazuki Tomokawa song on here.
randyholden

randyholden

October 18, 2017

Deeply moving, mysterious beautiful music from Japan. Very highly recommended.
halp11111

halp11111

October 17, 2017

Release is all western style folk music, there is no eastern influence. Expect american folk music with Japanese vocals, nothing special here unfortunately.