Tatsuro Yamashita

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Singer-songwriter and producer, born 4 February 1953.

Heavily influenced by American jazz, soul & big band music, his first album, Add Some Music To Your Day, containing cover versions of songs by the Beach Boys and other golden age American songs, is now extremely rare & sought-after. His major debut came in 1976 with Circus Town, which was recorded in New York and Los Angeles, the former with the participation of famed conductor & arranger Charlie Calello.

His popular breakthrough came in 1980 with the release of Ride On Time, whose title track peaked at #3 on the Oricon singles chart and was used in a TV ad for Maxell audio cassettes featuring Yamashita. He is probably best-known for composing & performing his 1983 song "Christmas Eve", which appeared on his album Melodies that year and was notably covered by Pentatonix for the Japanese release of their That's Christmas To Me album.
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Albums

Tatsuro Yamashita - Add Some Music To Your Day album art Tatsuro Yamashita Add Some Music To Your Day (Album) Not On Label Japan 1972 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - Circus Town album art 山下達郎* Circus Town (Album) RCA Japan 1976 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - Spacy album art Tatsuro Yamashita Spacy (Album) RCA Japan 1977 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - Pacific album art Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita - Pacific (Album) CBS/Sony Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - Go Ahead! album art Tatsu Yamashita* Go Ahead! (Album) RCA Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - It's A Poppin' Time album art Tatsu Yamashita* It's A Poppin' Time (Album) RCA Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - Moonglow album art Tatsu Yamashita* Moonglow (Album) Air Records Japan 1979 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - Ride On Time album art Tatsu Yamashita* Ride On Time (Album) Air Records Japan 1980 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - On The Street Corner album art Tatsuro Yamashita On The Street Corner (Album) Air Records Japan 1980 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - For You album art Tatsuro Yamashita For You (Album) Air Records Japan 1982 Sell This Version
SJLD-1087 Tatsuro Yamashita - 9 Minutes Of Tatsuro Yamashita album art Tatsuro Yamashita 9 Minutes Of Tatsuro Yamashita(LP, Ltd, Pic, Promo) Air Records SJLD-1087 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - Melodies album art Tatsuro Yamashita = 山下達郎* Tatsuro Yamashita = 山下達郎* - Melodies (Album) Moon Records (5) Japan 1983 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - Big Wave album art Tatsuro Yamashita, Pineapple Boys Tatsuro Yamashita, Pineapple Boys - Big Wave (Album) Moon Records (5) Japan 1984 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - Pocket Music = ポケット・ミュジック album art Tatsuro Yamashita Pocket Music = ポケット・ミュジック (Album) Moon Records (5) Japan 1986 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - On The Street Corner 2 album art Tats Yamashita* On The Street Corner 2 (Album) Moon Records (5) Japan 1986 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - 僕の中の少年 album art Tatsuro Yamashita 僕の中の少年 (Album) Moon Records (5) Japan 1988 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - Joy -Tatsuro Yamashita Live album art Tatsuro Yamashita Joy -Tatsuro Yamashita Live (Album, Comp) Moon Records (5) Japan 1989 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - Artisan album art Tatsuro Yamashita Artisan (Album) Moon Records (5) Hong Kong 1991 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - Season's Greetings album art Tatsuro Yamashita Season's Greetings (Album) Moon Records (5) Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - Cozy album art Tatsuro Yamashita Cozy (Album) Moon Records (5) Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - On The Street Corner 3 album art Tatsuro Yamashita On The Street Corner 3 (Album) Moon Records (5) Japan 1999 Sell This Version
TGCS-1619 Tatsuro Yamashita - Tatsuro Yamashita Official Fan Club 10th Anniversary Meeting 2003 album art 山下達郎* Tatsuro Yamashita Official Fan Club 10th Anniversary Meeting 2003(CD, MiniAlbum, Ltd, Promo) Wild Honey TGCS-1619 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - Sonorite album art Tatsuro Yamashita Sonorite (Album) Moon Records (5) Japan 2005 Sell This Version
Tatsuro Yamashita - Ray Of Hope album art Tatsuro Yamashita Ray Of Hope (Album) Moon Records (5) Japan 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SJLD-3005 Tatsuro Yamashita - Windy Lady album art Tatsuro Yamashita Windy Lady(7", Single, Promo) RCA SJLD-3005 Japan 1976 Sell This Version

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December 19, 2016
I wonder if anyone knows about his very first album "Add Some Music to Your Day"? It was released in 1972 and seems to contain cover versions of popular English songs.

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