Swing SlowMiharu Koshi & Harry Hosono Jr.*Swing Slow (2021 Mix)

Label:Speedstar – VIJL-60268~9
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo
Genre:Electronic, Jazz, Pop
Style:Space-Age, J-pop, Easy Listening


A-1Western Boléro
Lyrics ByM. Koshi*, Sô-si Suzuki*
Music ByMiharu Koshi
A-2Time Scan 2021
Created ByHaruomi Hosono
A-3I'm Leaving It All Up To You
Words By, Music ByDewey Terry Jr.*, Don Harris*
A-4Disappeared - L'homme'disparu
Lyrics ByM. Koshi*, Sô-si Suzuki*
Music ByMiharu Koshi
B-1Hôtel Etoiles
Music ByMiharu Koshi
B-2Snow Wave
Music BySwing Slow
Adapted BySwing Slow
Composed ByTraditional
B-4Good Morning, Mr. Echo
Words By, Music ByBelinda & Bill Putnam*
Lyrics ByM. Koshi*
Music ByMiharu Koshi
Voice [Capybara]M. Koshi*
Voice [Caïman]Yoshiharu Kawaguchi
C-2Voo Doo Surfer
Music BySwing Slow
C-3Paradise Ver.3
Music ByHaruomi Hosono
Music By [Additional Note]Miharu Koshi
D-1Bycycle Built For Two
Music ByHarry Dacre
D-3I'm Leaving It All Up To You (Demo)
Words By, Music ByDewey Terry Jr.*, Don Harris*

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Mixed and mastered by Haruomi Hosono at Daisy Bell Studio, Tokio [sic] 2021.

In single gloss sleeve within stickered resealable bag. Records in anti-static bags within printed, textured inner sleeves.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 988002 914869
  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Matrix / Runout (LP1 Side A): VIJL-60268-A
  • Matrix / Runout (LP1 Side B): VIJL-60268-B
  • Matrix / Runout (LP2 Side C): VIJL-60269-A
  • Matrix / Runout (LP2 Side D): VIJL-60269-B

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Swing Slow (CD, Album, Stereo)Mercury, Sun & Moon Records (2)PHCR-916Japan1996
New Submission
Swing Slow (CD, Album, Promo)Mercury, Sun & Moon Records (2)PHCR-916Japan1996
New Submission
Swing Slow (2021 Mix) (CD, Album)SpeedstarVICL-65640Japan2021



  • soundofcitizen's avatar
    great record to be honest but why change the original artwork ??? I really don't get it
    • JAMOOL's avatar
      Not sure what it is people don't like about the mixing, to my ears the beats sound a bit more modern and the overall sound more three-dimensional, while the other changes are so subtle I may just be hearing things. Trust me the album is plenty surreal without the boxy 90's sound. Curious where those bonus tracks are from, "Bycycle Built For Two" is one of the creepiest things I've heard Hosono do and I'm pretty sure it was not made in '96.
      • jfaberha's avatar
        For the most part sounds great, but avoid the pressing sold by Light in the Attic at all costs (I forget who pressed their version but definitely do some research first). I pre-ordered the album and received a copy with a defective side A, which had harsh static noise cutting in and out. Got my replacement and same defect, so I just took the refund. I'm guessing the whole batch of pressings was defective and they sold them all anyway.
        • Ccannon1023's avatar
          Awesome that someone put it together - not at all awesome that they are charging $$$ what they are charging.
          • eliranderson's avatar
            Not sure what to make of the reviews here claiming that this mix is radically different from the original CD release. Its a bit crisper and the stereo field is more defined but other than that it sounds very similar to my ears. Some of the tracks have been edited or extended a little here and there but its nothing i find too drastic at all. A great release and a very very well done pressing. Expensive but worth it imo.
            • evertonis111's avatar
              I’m happy to be able to have this on vinyl at a more reasonable price, but it’s too bad that they’ve remixed it… sounds so much more modern with stereo effects all over the place… part of this album’s charm is how 90s it sounds… almost like twin peaks
              • PolarPolar's avatar
                Edited 2 years ago
                It sounds like a completely different album. Should I have mix it like this? It sounds different from the original.


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