Agatsuma is one of the young breed of tsugaru shamisen players who has been updating the tradition by mixing the instrument with other styles of music, and collaborating with other musicians. The steam however has been beginning to run out when it comes to fresh ideas, perhaps encapsulated by the concept of this album, Agatsuma plays 'standards' - a hogwash of various tunes most of which you've probably heard before. Tsugaru shamisen versions of the following.
1. Sunayama 2. Beat It 3. Scarborough Fair 4. Spain 5. Technopolis 6. Fragile 7. Takeda no Komoriuta 8. One Note Samba 9. Mission Impossible Theme 10. Polovtsian Dance 11. Canon