Premium Analogue LP limited edition version of album that came out in 2007.
Commemorates 60 years since the term 'Flying Saucer' was coined with sightings of UFOs at Roswell, Portland and elsewhere. Together with his band that Hosono calls World Shyness, he plays new versions of old Hosono tunes, and songs he has covered before, with a 'UFO' theme to them. The group comprises of Haruomi Hosono (vocals, acoustic guitar, others), Motoya Hamaguchi (drums), Hirofumi Tokutake (electric guitar), Ren Takada (pedal steel), Wataru Iga (bass) and, good to see her back, Miharu Koshi (accordion). Most of the songs have a Country & Western feel to them, but in a distinctly cool manner. Guests include minyo (tradtional folk) singers Shigeri and Kaori Kitsu and pop / avant garde singer UA. Tracks are 1. Pistol Packin' Mama 2. Wayward Wind 3. Body Snatchers 4. Flying Saucer Breakdown 5. Close Encounters 6. Miracle Light 7. Morgan Boogie 8. Pom Pom Joki 9. Sports Men 10. Shiawase Happy 11. Yume-miru Yaku-soku 12. Focal Mind Click here to email for availability