VariousEven A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973

Label:Light In The Attic – LITA 156
Series:Japan Archival Series
2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Pink & Blue Marble [Weeping Sakura]
Genre:Rock, Folk, World, & Country


A1Kenji EndoCurry Rice
A2Kazuhiko Yamahira & The ShermanSotto Futari De
A3Sachiko KanenobuAnata Kara Toku E
A5Kazuhiko KatoArthur Hakase No Jinriki Hikouki
B1Happy EndNatsu Nandesu
B2Takashi NishiokaMan-in No Ki
B3Masato MinamiYoru Wo Kugurinukeru Made
B4Maki AsakawaKonna Fu Ni Sugite Iku No Nara
B5Fumio NunoyaMizu Tamari
C1Haruomi HosonoBoku Wa Chotto
C2Takuro YoshidaAoi Natsu
C3Akai ToriTakeda No Komori Uta
C4Gu (4)Marianne
C5Tetsuo SaitoWare Ware Wa
D1Gypsy Blood*Sugishi Hi Wo Mitsumete
D2Hachimitsu Pie*Hei No Ue De
D3Ryo KagawaZeni No Kouryouryoku Ni Tsuite
D4The Dylan IIOtokorashiitte Wakaru Kai

Companies, etc.


- “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

Track A1 taken from Kenji Endo - 満足できるかな
Track A2 taken from Kazuhiko Yamahira & The Sherman - 7月21日早朝に/そっと2人で
Track A3 taken from Sachiko Kanenobu - み空
Track A4 taken from 古井戸 - 古井戸の世界
Track A5 taken from Kazuhiko Kato - Super Gas
Track B1 taken from Happy End - 風街ろまん
Track B2 taken from Takashi Nishioka - Maninnoki = 満員の木
Track B3 taken from Masato Minami = Masato Minami - 回帰線 = The Tropics
Track B4 taken from Maki Asakawa - 裏窓
Track B5 taken from Fumio Nunoya - 悲しき夏バテ/布谷文夫Ⅰ
Track C1 taken from Haruomi Hosono - Hosono House
Track C2 taken from Takuro Yoshida - 伽草子
Track C3 taken from Akai Tori - 竹田の子守唄 = Takeda No Komoriuta
Track C4 taken from Gu (4) - あかりが消えたら
Track C5 taken from Tetsuo Saito - されど私の人生
Track D1 taken from ジプシー・ブラッド = ジプシー・ブラッド - ろっこうおろし
Track D2 taken from Hachimitsupai - センチメンタル通り
Track D3 taken from Ryo Kagawa - 教訓
Track D4 taken from The Dylan II - きのうの思い出に別れをつげるんだもの

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (OBI): 8 26853 0156 1 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): LITA-156-A GOLDEN 28013.1(2)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): LITA-156-B GOLDEN 28013.2(2)... ⅃R
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout): LITA-156-C GOLDEN 28013.3(2)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout): LITA-156-D GOLDEN 28013.4(2)... Mᴎ

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Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973 (2×LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Light Pink)Light In The AtticLITA 156US2019



  • lazylistener's avatar
    Ditto the comment below about the paper sleeves — everything about this release was done right, except for those.
    • odddot's avatar
      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's avatar
        Kind of sucks that this gets released and a week later Kenji Endo dies.
        • milos.r's avatar
          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's avatar
            Edited 6 years 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's avatar
              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's avatar
                Deeply moving, mysterious beautiful music from Japan. Very highly recommended.
                • halp11111's avatar
                  Release is all western style folk music, there is no eastern influence. Expect american folk music with Japanese vocals, nothing special here unfortunately.


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