A Long Vacation Vox (4 CDs + Blu-ray + LP Record (x2) + Cassette + Luxury Booklet + Illustrated Book + Niagara Bag) (Limited Edition)

A Long Vacation Vox (4 CDs + Blu-ray + LP Record (x2) + Cassette + Luxury Booklet  + Illustrated Book + Niagara Bag) (Limited Edition)
EIICHI OHTAKI
229.99
OUT OF STOCKSKU: FSD7866

Product Description

Released 21st March 2021. A Long Vacation was an album released by Eiichi Ohtaki on March 21st 1981. Ohtaki was a member of the band Happy End, but was better known as a solo musician. It sold over a million copies, winning various awards, and is considered to be one of the Japanese rock albums of all time. Most of the songs were influenced by Phil Spector and his 'Wall of Sound', except the last track, a tribute to British producer Joe Meek. All three of Ohtaki's Happy End bandmates featured on the album; Takashi Matsumoto wrote the lyrics (except for one song), Shigeru Suzuki played guitar and Haruomi Hosono played bass. The cover artwork was by Hiroshi Nagai, originally for a picture book, tltled A Long Vacation, published in 1979. Nagai became much in demand after this release, a popularity that lasts to this day. Originally released on vinyl and cassette, Sing Along Vacation was released in July, as a limited edition, featuring instrumental versions excluding Saraba Trans-Siberian Railway. A Long Vacation was one of the first albums to be issued on CD. The album has been re-released every ten years, and has charted each time. This is the most defintive re-issue ever.



CD1
A Long Vacation 40th Anniversary Edition. Remastered from a new master tape.
1. Kimi wa Tennen Shoku
2. Velvet Motel
3.Canary Islands Nite
4. Pap-Pi-Doo-Bi-Doo-Ba Story
5. Waga Kokoro no Pinball
6. Ame no Wednesday
7. Speech Balloon
8. Koisura Karen
9. Fun x 4
10. Saraba Trans Siberian Railway

CD 2.
Road to A Long Vacation
The story behind the birth of A Long Vacation, in Eiichi Ohtaki's DJ style

CD3
A Long Vacation Sessions
Details to be announced at a later date

CD4
A Long Vacation Rarities
Details to be announced at a later date

Blu-ray Disc
A Long Vacation 40th Anniversary Edition (5.1ch Surround Sound)
1. Kimi wa Tennen Shoku
2. Velvet Motel
3.Canary Islands Nite
4. Pap-Pi-Doo-Bi-Doo-Ba Story
5. Waga Kokoro no Pinball
6. Ame no Wednesday
7. Speech Balloon
8. Koisura Karen
9. Fun x 4
10. Saraba Trans Siberian Railway

A Long Vacation 40th Anniversary Ediition (Hi-Res Remastered Sound Source)
1. Kimi wa Tennen Shoku
2. Velvet Motel
3.Canary Islands Nite
4. Pap-Pi-Doo-Bi-Doo-Ba Story
5. Waga Kokoro no Pinball
6. Ame no Wednesday
7. Speech Balloon
8. Koisura Karen
9. Fun x 4
10. Saraba Trans Siberian Railway

Sing A Long Vacation + Fjord 7 (Hi-Res Remastered Sound Source)
1. Kimi wa Tennen Shoku
2. Velvet Motel
3.Canary Islands Nite
4. Pap-Pi-Doo-Bi-Doo-Ba Story
5. Waga Kokoro no Pinball
6. Ame no Wednesday
7. Speech Balloon
8. Koisura Karen
9. Fun x 4
10. Saraba Trans Siberian Railway (Organ Version)
11. Saraba Trans Siberian Railway (Guitar Version)
12. Koisura Karen (Mono)
13. Saraba Trans Siberian Railway (Organ Version) (Mono)
14. Saraba Trans Siberian Railway (Guitar Version) (Mono)


A Long Vacation Tracks and More (Hi-res Remastered Sound Source)

1. Kimi wa Tennen Shoku (Track) (LP Version) from unreleased sound source
2. Velvet Motel (Track)
3.Canary Islands Nite (with Chorus) (Track) from unreleased sound source
4. Pap-Pi-Doo-Bi-Doo-Ba Story (Track)
5. Waga Kokoro no Pinball (Track)
6. Ame no Wednesday (Track)
7. Speech Balloon (Track)
8. Koisura Karen (Track)
9. Fun x 4 (Track)
10. Saraba Trans Siberian Railway (Track)
11. Kimi wa Tennen Shoku (Single Version) (Track)
12. Canary Islands Nite (Track)
13. Fun x 4 (without Chorus) (Track) from unreleased sound source

LP Record
A Long Vacation 40th Anniversary Edition
Latest cutting 12 inch, VOX only 2 LP set high sound quality specification


Cassette Tape
A Long Vacation 40th Anniversary Edition
From the latest remastered sound source)

Luxury Booklet
Includes rare photos, data, recording details, master tape cue sheet.

Reprint of A Long Vacation Illustration Book
Complete reproduction of A Long Vacation art book, by Eiichi Ohtaki (author) and Hiroshi Nagai (illustration), published in 1979. This book was the origins of this album, with music inspired by the illustrations.


Niagara Lucky Bag
Album release poster (A2 size), Long Vacation jacket design and 7 inch singles, (Kimi wa Tennen Shoku and Saraba Trans Siberian Railway) reproduction of original promotional items from 1981, inlcuding sticker and tri-fold press sheet.

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