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Tatsuro YamashitaFor You

Label:Air Records – RAL-8801
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:Japan
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul
Style:Ballad, City Pop, Funk, Soft Rock, Soul

Tracklist

A1Sparkle
Arranged By, Composed By山下達郎*
Backing VocalsMinako Yoshida
Baritone SaxophoneShunzo Sunahara
BassKohki Itoh*
DrumsJun Aoyama
Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Percussion, Backing VocalsTatsuro Yamashita
Lyrics By吉田美奈子*
Piano, SynthesizerHiroyuki Namba
Tenor SaxophoneTakeru Muraoka
4:13
A2Music Book
Arranged By, Composed By山下達郎*
Backing VocalsMinako Yoshida
Baritone SaxophoneShunzo Sunahara
BassAkira Okazawa
Electric GuitarTsunehide Matsuki
Electric PianoHiroshi Satoh*
Lyrics By吉田美奈子*
PercussionMotoya Hamaguchi
Percussion, Backing VocalsTatsuro Yamashita
StringsOhno Group
Tenor SaxophoneTakeru Muraoka
Trombone [Solo]Shigeharu Mukai
5:08
A3Interlude A Part I0:23
A4Morning Glory
Alto Saxophone [Solo]Hidefumi Toki
Baritone SaxophoneShunzo Sunahara
BassKohki Itoh*
DrumsJun Aoyama
Electric GuitarKazuo Shiina
Electric Guitar, Piano, Marimba, Percussion, Backing VocalsTatsuro Yamashita
Electric PianoHiroyuki Namba
Lyrics By, Arranged By, Composed By山下達郎*
Tenor SaxophoneTakeru Muraoka
3:28
A5Interlude A Part II0:25
A6Futari
Alto SaxophoneHidefumi Toki
Arranged By, Composed By山下達郎*
BassKohki Itoh*
DrumsJun Aoyama
Electric Guitar, Percussion, Backing VocalsTatsuro Yamashita
Lyrics By吉田美奈子*
PianoHiroshi Satoh*
StringsOhno Group
SynthesizerHiroyuki Namba
5:46
B1Loveland, Island
Alto Saxophone [Solo]Hidefumi Toki
BassKohki Itoh*
DrumsJun Aoyama
Electric GuitarKazuo Shiina
Electric Guitar, Backing VocalsTatsuro Yamashita
Lyrics By, Arranged By, Composed By山下達郎*
PercussionMotoya Hamaguchi
Piano, Electric Piano, SynthesizerHiroyuki Namba
4:29
B2Interlude B Part I0:16
B3Love Talkin' (Honey It's You)
Arranged By, Composed By山下達郎*
Backing VocalsMinako Yoshida
BassKohki Itoh*
DrumsJun Aoyama
Electric Guitar, Piano, Electric Piano, Guitar Synthesizer, Glockenspiel, Percussion, Backing VocalsTatsuro Yamashita
Lyrics By吉田美奈子*
SynthesizerHiroyuki Namba
5:50
B4Hey Reporter!
Arranged By, Composed By, Lyrics By山下達郎*
BassKohki Itoh*
DrumsJun Aoyama
Electric Guitar, Piano, Electric Piano, PercussionTatsuro Yamashita
PianoHiroyuki Namba
5:33
B5Interlude B Part II0:17
B6Your Eyes
Acoustic GuitarChuei Yoshikawa
Alto Saxophone [Solo]Hidefumi Toki
Arranged By [Strings]Hiroyuki Inui
Arranged By, Composed By山下達郎*
Electric GuitarKazuo Shiina
Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Sitar [Electric], Percussion, Backing VocalsTatsuro Yamashita
Lyrics ByAlan O'Day
PianoHiroyuki Namba
StringsOhno Group
3:14
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Notes

Comes with lyric sheet and colored inner sleeve. Tracks A3, A5 & B2, B5 listed on lyric sheet.
There was no obi strip with this release originally.

℗1982

Minako Yoshida by the courtesy of ALFA Records.
Hiroshi Satoh by the courtesy of ALFA Records.
Jun Aoyama by the courtesy of Warner Pioneer Co., Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Other (Price): ¥2,800
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, label): (RAL-8801-A) ④
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, label): (RAL-8801-B) ④
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped (Variation 1)): V 〄Ⓑ RAL-8801A 112 ⁘ N
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped (Variation 1)): RAL-8801B 113 ⁘ ⁘ ⁘ ⁘ ⁘
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped (Variation 2)): V 〄Ⓑ RAL-8801A 111 ⁘ L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped (Variation 2)): RAL-8801B 111 ⁘

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For You (LP, Album, Promo)Air RecordsRAL-8801Japan1982
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For You (Cassette, Album, Stereo)Air RecordsRAT-8801Japan1982
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For You (LP, Album, Promo)ゆうせんYKL-027Japan1982
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For You (CD, Album, Reissue)Air RecordsRACD-4Japan1984
  • ShiddyPop's avatar
    ShiddyPop
    Not just this album, the whole damn discography needs a repress!
    • ROMANTHONY's avatar
      ROMANTHONY
      Why is this so expensive at the moment? I mean it's a great record, and I already have a copy so I'm happy it's gone up in worth, but it's not particularly rare or a hard to find album relatively speaking.
      • leonthepro's avatar
        leonthepro
        I predict a reissue coming in a year or two.
        • Kyjygyfyf's avatar
          Kyjygyfyf
          As other reviewers have alluded to, this could be the best City Pop album ever.

          The songs are tremendous and full of lush harmonies, incredible changes, and just top notch vocal performances by Tats.

          "Loveland, Island" a personal fave!
          • Akiarashi's avatar
            Akiarashi
            This album is Yamashita at its best. It maintains a coherence almost from beginning to end, but still, each and every song shines on its own. 5/5
            • ridoluk's avatar
              ridoluk
              Edited 3 months ago
              For You...is temptingly close to Tastu perfection.
              It begins with what is likely among his best individual songs across all his works - Sparkle - and also the probable reason we see this record going for +$100 prices these days. This song alone makes the price almost worthwhile.
              Everything flows together wonderfully on Side A, though no song can quite match the highs of Sparkle.

              Side B is a bit weaker for me, but still wonderfully Tatsuro - and still gets off to a strong start. We have the inclusion of the incredibly popular "Love Talkin'", an undeniable theme for City Pop and the second reason this album goes for the current price.

              Unfortunately, the album then completely stumbles and flops face down onto the dirty City Pop concrete with "Hey Reporter!", which can only be described as "Tatsuro Goes to a 1980s Strip Club". It's completely, entirely out of place on this album, upends the saccharine, airy flow of the previous songs, and ends the album on a rather awkward note. To make matters worse, it's also one of the lengthier songs on the album.

              So off-putting is the inclusion of this song that it drops the album from an easy 5-star to a pretty amazing 4-star.

              The vast majority of this album is Tasturo at his City Pop prime - blissful, airy melodies and rhythms make this album an absolute delight to listen to. If you were to rate this album simply by the average rate of its individual songs, it'd easily be a 5-star.
              As a cohesive album, though, it scores less, as all that hard work of building up a cohesive album is burned down with the random inclusion of a single song.

              While I can't necessarily justify the current price of the vinyl album due to that, it certainly is an excellent representation of the early 80s City Pop from one of the masters of the genre.
              Perhaps, it's best to purchase this on CD, where you can easily skip the single song and complete the perfection it could've been, for a much more manageable price.
              • lakere0321's avatar
                lakere0321
                In my opinion, this album is especially for Mariya. It was released 3 months before they got married. And Mariya's Miss M album shares same song (Morning Glory) with this album.
                • KeithEmersonFan's avatar
                  Can't recommend this album enough. Easily the best city pop record. Tatsuro Yamashita brings you on a musical journey that mixes multiple genres together. The record is dead silent, great pressing.
                  • Ronan266's avatar
                    Ronan266
                    This album rocks, hopefully a repress happens as I guarantee within a few years the price of this will skyrocket
                    • usapc10's avatar
                      usapc10
                      one of my favorite albums ever. Tatsuro Yamashita is a G.O.A.T

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