World Standard ‎– Alabaster

Daisyworld Discs ‎– CTCR-14383, Daisyworld Discs ‎– CTCR 14383, Cutting Edge ‎– CTCR-14383, Cutting Edge ‎– CTCR 14383
CD, Album, Enhanced

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1 Beginnings 1:16
2 Alabaster 4:25
3 Sunny Street 4:07
4 Snowflakes 7:53
5 Ekwa Mwato
Music By – Kazumasa Hashimoto, Sohichiro Suzuki
6 The Pink Skiff 5:34
7 Kathy's Song
Music By – Paul Simon
8 Musiktruhe 2:07
9 Low Tide 3:21
10 Tufts Of Grass 1:05
11 Dandelion Wine 4:20
12 Salt, Sun And Time
Music By – Kazumasa Hashimoto, Sohichiro Suzuki
Video Reunion Short Film
Film Producer [Reunion Short Film By] – Norman Tolson, Sohichiro Suzuki, Twenty2Product

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Recorded @ Little Golden Studio, Studio No-Nonsense and Meguro-Sohko over the spring and summer 2004.
Mastered by [...] (Flair).

This album is inspired by Terry Green & Nori-Zso Tolson, Tasha Tudor, Paul Gallico and Georges Seurat. Thanks to Mark Kirby, Markus Detmer, Miyuki Kobayashi, Anonymass, Tico Moon, Kama Aina, Hanaregumi and Harry Hosono.

Reunion Short Film
CD extra track - MPEG4 Video

Manufactured by Avex Inc. Tokyo, Japan / Stereo

On disc and back:
℗2004 Avex Inc.
On obi:
℗©2004 Avexinc.

Catalog number
CTCR-14383 on spine and disc
CTCR 14383 on obi

Track 12 reads "Salt, Sun And Time" in the tracklist on rear and "Salt, Sun & Time" in the tracklist on front insert (inner panel).

Released in standard jewel case with 8-panel front insert and obi.
Barcode printed on obi.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 945817 143839
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4945817143839
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L263
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1E20
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): CTCR-14383 AM409A
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VFORM039CD World Standard Alabaster(CD, Album, Enh, Promo) Vertical Form VFORM039CD UK 2005 Sell This Version


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December 26, 2008

All of the releases of Sohichiro Suzuki's long running World Standard project are quite remarkable. This understated acoustic project series explores ethnic music from all over the world. But, I have a special affection for the "Explore America Series" that includes "Jump For Joy", "Country Gazette", and this most recent addition, "Alabaster", from 2005. The music gently takes the listener to another place in time, perhaps the early to mid 20th century. "Alabaster", with an insert of nostalgic faded color photos evokes post WW2 America as a place of hope, modest expectation and joy. Gently plucked banjo, ukulele, Irish harp, along with cello, violin, piano, all create a mood of mostly melancholy, sometimes sadness, but always full of quiet majesty and wonder. World Standard is not on everyone's radar which is really a shame. This is music to treasure for all time.