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Mariya TakeuchiVariety

Label:Moon Records (5) – MOON-28018
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Country:Japan
Released:
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:Ballad, City Pop, Funk, Pop Rock, Soul

Tracklist

A1もう一度4:06
A2プラスティック・ラブ4:51
A3本気でオンリーユー (Let's Get Married)3:53
A4One Night Stand3:57
A5Broken Heart3:55
B1アンフィシアターの夜3:34
B2とどかぬ想い3:36
B3マージービートで唄わせて3:19
B4水とあなたと太陽と3:30
B5ふたりはステディ3:29
B6シェットランドに頬をうずめて3:46
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Special Thanks To:

Ryuzo Kosugi and the great staff at Moon Records for real enthusiasm and support.
Smile Company (Kenichi Nomura, Yoshiro Okazaki, Masayuki Matsumoto, Emiko Tamura, Kimmy Satoh and Terumi Iwasaki) for constant help and care.
Carmen and Keiko Mosier for being our special friends.
Roger Young, Robert De La Garza and Jay Durgan at A&M for their good job and kindness.
Scott Lawson for the useful thesaurus book.
Masuhiro Kuroda for the first class tickets to N.Y.
Onkio Haus for millions of cups of coffee.
Yoko Takeuchi, my little sister, for taking pictures.
Akiko Yano and Ryuichi Sakamoto for their occasional visits to our studio and the delicious "gioza".
Ann Lewis for flowers and chocolates.
Nichion for giving me a chance.
All the super musicians for their fabulous play.
Goofy, my dog, for being there and making me feel always happy.
And most especially, to my fans who have patiently waited for this album to be released.
I love you all!

Mariya Takeuchi
Letter address: Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, Minami Aoyama 1-8-17 Smile Company

Gatefold cover with obi. Song lyrics on inside cover.

Romaji titles (and titles as given on back cover, where different):

A1: Mou Ichido
A2: Plastic Love
A3: Honki de Only You (Let's Get Married)
B1: Amphitheater no Yoru (Night at the Amphitheater)
B2: Todokanu Omoi
B3: Mersey Beat de Utawasete
B4: Mizu to Anata to Taiyou to
B5: Futari wa Steady (Going Steady)
B6: Shetland ni Hoho wo Uzumete

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Other (Price): ¥2,800
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, label): MOON-28018-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, label): MOON-28018-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped (Variation 1)): MOON-28018A CS 4S5 1-A-33 I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped (Variation 1)): MOON-28018B 2-A-33 I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped (Variation 2)): MOON-28018A 〄CS4S5 1-A-22 I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped (Variation 2)): MOON-28018B 2-A-18 I

Other Versions (5 of 15)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Variety (LP, Album, Promo)Moon Records (5)MOON-28018Japan1984
New Submission
Variety (Cassette, Album)Moon Records (5)MOCT-28011Japan1984
New Submission
Variety (CD, Album)Moon Records (5)38XM-2Japan1984
New Submission
Variety (CD, Album, Reissue)Moon Records (5)32XM-28Japan1986
New Submission
Variety (CD, Album, Reissue, Gold, LP-size)Moon Records (5)43XG-1Japan1988

Reviews

HOSHIZO-KUN's avatar
HOSHIZO-KUN
Reservation acceptance resumed for VARIETY and REQUEST were announced.
It will be shipped after 11/17.
Tower Record: https://tower.jp/article/feature_item/2021/08/29/0703
HMV: https://www.hmv.co.jp/news/article/2108261066/
island_afternoon's avatar
if you're buying this expecting it to be all similar to plastic love, you've just fooled yourself.
sakaya's avatar
sakaya
Edited 10 months ago
Variety together with Request & Plastic Love 12" will be released on 11/03 in Japan.

HMV page:https://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Mariya-Takeuchi_000000000012693/
Tower records page:https://tower.jp/article/feature_item/2021/08/29/0703
godinreverse's avatar
godinreverse
Edited 2 years ago
Of course, everyone in the western world even slightly interested in Japanese pop culture probably knows Plastic Love by now. The rest of the album is a bit different, having more of a 80s throwback to the 60s vibe - not normally my thing at all, but the songs are all really well written and the whole album just sounds so lushly produced. Thoroughly recommended. If you want a quick taste of the general sound of the other tracks, Night At The Amphitheater ( アンフィシアターの夜) has gotta be my fave here.