In 2001, Heatwave called it a day, although the group was virtually one person anyway, the highly talented Hiroshi Yamaguchi. Throughout their career, Heatwave recorded some of Japan's finest rock moments, most notably "Mangetsu no Yube" co-written with Takashi Nakagawa of Soul Flower Union. But there are many other great songs and periods, including working with Mick Glossop (Van Morrison, Waterboys producer) and Donal Lunny with band. Yamaguchi is influenced by Dylan, Van Morrison, Waterboys, Lou Reed, Clash, but doesn't in the least sound derivative. If this man had been born English or American, he would be mega. Just a shame his home market is too teen driven for worthwhile 30 something artists. This double album selects tracks from throughout Heatwave's career.