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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, Synthesizer [Strings], 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, Electric Sitar, 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.

Official copies of this record were pressed by JVC on their "SuperVinyl" formula. These black records appear translucent brown when held to light. Side A has a 1.1 cm runout, and Side B has a 0.8 cm runout. Counterfeit copies do not have these characteristics.

℗1982 RVC Corporation/Made In Japan.

Special Thanks To:
The Great AIR Records Crew: (Ryuzo Kosugi, Masutaka Nakayama, Tadashi Yokoshi, Hiromi Yoshizawa, Nobumasa Uchida, Ken Nakao, Susumu Koizumi, Sachie Machida, Rie Iida)
The Great Concert Tour Crew: (Tsuyoshi Yamato, Hiroyuki Hagiwara, Hisashi Chyosokabe, Yoshio Shimada, Satoru Ide, Yoshio Shirasaki, Yoshinobu Shimada)
Kyoichi Sato, epo, Mariya, Shigeki Miyata, Kazuo Murata, Heibon Pub. CO., LTD. many many others.

and this Album was made especially FOR YOU!

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 ⁘
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped (Variation 3)): V 〄Ⓑ RAL-8801A 117 ⁘ N
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped (Variation 3)): RAL-8801B 112 ⁘ ⁘ ⁘

Other Versions (5 of 19)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
For You (LP, Album, Promo)Air RecordsRAL-8801Japan1982
New Submission
For You (Cassette, Album, Stereo)Air RecordsRAT-8801Japan1982
New Submission
For You (LP, Album, Promo, Stereo, Bag)Air RecordsRAL-8801Japan1982
New Submission
For You (CD, Album, Reissue, Stereo)Air RecordsRACD-4Japan1984
New Submission
For You (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Picture Disc, Reissue)Air RecordsRAL-8827Japan1985

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Reviews

  • jasonsouza77inusa's avatar
    WOW 400+ COPIES FOR SALE. At least 10 words must be entered. Please enter at least 5 more.
    • circularlogic's avatar
      circularlogic
      Comments regarding the quality of the pressing appear to be buried by reviews praising the album (and to be clear, the album is amazing regardless of pressing or format), but holy cow - this is Steely Dan levels of audiophile goodness. You could sell stereos with this thing. Cannot recommend this specific pressing enough.
      • Ptoughkniegh's avatar
        Ptoughkniegh
        • walkingtrees's avatar
          walkingtrees
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8pHAQc4rxA

          On the off chance anyone here hasnt heard this...MF DOOM meets Yamashita's "For You" :)
          • Dispatess
            For You aka Tatsuro Yamashita’s Big Book of Hits. This whole thing is loaded front to back. I had a visceral reaction to Hey, Reporter! but every other bit of this is some of the best city pop you’ll find. Glitzy and glamorous ballads that are hard to beat. Not far behind Big Wave or Ride on Time.
            • chasing1138's avatar
              chasing1138
              Reissues of the early Tats discography releasing throughout the year!

              https://www.hmv.co.jp/en/select/vinyl/list/?itemtype=0&keyword=Tatsuro+Yamashita
              • 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.
                  • LeonTP's avatar
                    LeonTP
                    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!

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