YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI - One Fine Night - 60th Anniversary Live (2 DVDs + 3 CDs) (Limited Edition with 160pg booklet)
NAKAMURA GANJIRO III, KATAOKA HIDETARO II, NAKAMURA TOMIJURA V - Kawasho
NAKAMURA JAKUEMON IV, NAKAMURA SHIKAN VII, NAKAMURA TOMIJURO V - Bungo Dojoji, Ukare Bozu, Onna Date
TAKEMOTO KOSHIJIDAYU, TAKEZAWA DANROKU, TSURUSAWA SEIJI, YOSHIDA TAMAO, TAKEMOTO NANBUDAYU, TAKEMOTO DATEJIDAYU, TSURUZAWA KANOTAROU - A Midsummer Night's Murder (With English Subtitles- Best Selection of Bunraku, Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami - Summer Festival: Mirror of Osaka) (2 DVDs)
TOSHI TSUCHITORI - Azenbo & Chido's Enka (2 CDs)
BLUE ASIA - Radio Myahk
LUCY - Koi no Yoisura Bushi
KOREAN PEOPLE'S ARMY SONG AND DANCE ENSEMBLE - Guitar Quartets 1
WANGJAESAN LIGHT MUSIC BAND - Wangjaesan Light Music Band Vol.85: Dance Music 12
Welcome to Far Side Music
For over 20 years we have been the world's primary source for music from Japan, Okinawa, and other East Asian countries. On this web site you will find our recommended selection of over 6000 CDs and a fair smattering of DVDs and tapes too. We also sell a growing selection of used CDs and DVDs and new CDs at reduced prices. Get in touch if you have good condition used CDs of Japanese or Asian music that you wish to sell. You can listen to sound samples of hundreds of titles and we are regularly adding new sound samples for you to listen to. Nearly all our CDs and DVDs are imported directly from Japan and Far East Asia, and are mostly unavailable anywhere else outside of Asia. Our specialty is roots music in all its forms from traditional to modern and everything in between, together with the best in rock, pop, club, improvised, electronic, jazz and other genres. We have access to nearly everything released in Japan, and many titles released throughout Asia so please ask us if you don't see what you're looking for. If you need advice or recommendations we are always happy to help. We also sell the various high quality audio CD formats in Japan; SHM-CD, HQ, Blue-spec and SACD. Again, we can supply any available title of these, so please ask us if you can't find what you're looking for.Our catalogue is mostly divided by country and musical genre to allow easy browsing if you are interested in a particular type of music. If you are searching for a particular artist, you could try clicking on the search icon from at the bottom of this page and then from Artist Search the drop down menu brings up a list of all the featured artists.
In addition we release music on our own label, manage several Japanese and other Asian artists, book live concerts and tours, export and license music into Japan, are consultants to Japanese record companies in Europe, broadcast Far Side Radio, film video content, dj at events, produce records and coordinate recording sessions. Read the Other Services section for more details. Music from East Asia is probably the least represented in the west, our aim is to make the best music from the region available worldwide.
Far Side Radio, broadcasts on Resonance 104.4fm in London, and live on the internet www.resonancefm.com every Wednesday at 12.00 noon playing music from the entire spectrum of our catalogues. You can now listen to a recent show whenever you like and an archive of previous shows by selecting Far Side Radio from the contents list.
BBC Japan 2
Rice Records UK www.ricerecords.co.uk is a joint venture between Far Side Music and one of Japan's top world music labels, releasing worldwide CDs from Asia, the Caribbean and Brazil.
HARUOMI HOSONO - Heavenly Music
MIHARU KOSHI - Madame Crooner
TETSUHIRO DAIKU - Blue Yaima (Produced by Makoto Kubota)
NETTY - Kroncong Tempo Doeloe
VARIOUS - Early Popular Music of Indonesia (2 CDs)
NAKAMURA KANKURO, KATAOKA NIZAEMON XV, NAKAMURA SHIKAN VII, NAKAMURA TOMIJURO V, BANDO TAMASABURO, ICHIKAWA SOMEGORO, NAKAMURA SHIKAN, NAKAMURA TOMIJURO - Tsuyu Kosode Mukashi Hachijo
ICHIKAWA DANJURO XI, NAKAMURA UTAEMON VI, NAKAMURA KANZABURO XVII, ICHIKAWA ENNOSUKE II - Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi
MATSUMOTO KOSHIRO VIII, NAKAMURA UTAEMON VI, ONOE BAIKO VII - Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To (Mounting Love at the Snowbound Barrier)
ICHIKAWA DANJURO XII, BANDO MITSUGORO X - Kabuki Eighteen Best Plays- Shibaraku - Uiro Uri