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Ryuichi Sakamoto
Hidari Ude No Yume

Hidari Ude No Yume is the third solo album by Japanese composer, producer, singer and songwriter Ryuichi Sakamoto. The album’s title translates to Left Handed Dream. It was originally released in 1981. This is the first time the original version album has been released outside Japan as the version released worldwide by Epic Records contained several different tracks. Remastered from original tapes. On WEWANTSOUNDS.
  • Vinyl Double LP (WWSLP33)
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  • Vinyl LP (WWSLP34)
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Ennio Morricone
Peur sur la ville

On the actual day he dies we get an Ennio Morricone soundtrack to add to the site. Though the record industry is known for regularly not letting artists bodies go cold before the re-issues start, this must surely be a coincidence. It's Morricone's 1975 soundtrack for the French film Peur Sur La Ville (Fear Over The City), remastered from the original tapes with a second disc of bonus tracks previously unseen on vinyl. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (WWSLP28)
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Omar El Shariyi
Oriental Music

Just look at those keyboards! Oriental Music by Omar El Shariyi was originally released in 1976 and has become a much sought after LP over time. This album sees El Shariyi reinterpreting 6 pieces by Egyptian singer and Composer Mohamed Abdel Wahab using those beautiful keyboards - Farfisa and Steelphon S900. He mixes the traditional with the modern, introducing pop and jazz along the way. 

The Mystery Kindaichi Band
The Adventures Of Kindaichi Kosuke

Here we have some much coveted Japanese disco funk in the form of The Adventures Of Kindaichi Kosuke by The Mystery Kindaichi Band. It’s an imaginary soundtrack from 1977 which features the best Tokyo Funk and City Pop musicians Japan has to offer: pianist Hideo Ichikawa, drummer Jun Moriya, percussionist Tadaomi Anai, Eri Ohno on vocals, Takeru Muraoka on sax, trumpeter Koji Hadori and Koji Yamaguchi on French horn.

Mikis Theodorakis
Serpico (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Record Store Day edition of Mikis Theodorakis’ score to Sidney Lumet’s 1973 neo-noir crime drama 'Serpico', starring a certain Al Pacino in one of his most famous roles. Composed by Theodorakis and arranged by jazz pianist Bob James, the score blends classic orchestral film-scoring with Mediterranean folk sounds and 70s cop-drama funk to enthralling effect.
  • Vinyl LP (WWSLP30)
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Billy Brooks
Windows Of The Mind

Originally released in 1974 on Ray Charles’ Crossover Records label and co-produced by the man himself, Billy Brooks’ Windows of the Mind has become one of the most highly prized albums of its genre. Famous for housing a song that A Tribe Called Quest sampled for ‘Luck of Lucien’, it’s now available once again on WeWantSounds with its original artwork. 

Logic System
Venus

Hideki Matsutake was a busy man in 1981. He was in high demand in the Tokyo music scene for his keyboard programming skills which led him to work with Akiko Yano, YMO, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Mkwaju Ensemble. He also managed to record a couple of albums himself under the name Logic System. Venus was the second of those albums and saw Matsuake exploring funkier and more organic sounds than he did on its techno predecessor, Logic.

Akiko Yano
Iroha Ni Konpeitou

Hailing from the heady days of 1977, its Akiko Yano’s brilliant album Iroha Ni Konpeitou, boosted to a wider audience through WEWANTSOUNDS quality reissue job. With sessions in (and musicians from) both Tokyo and New York, Yano was able to create a fabulously funky kind of pop beauty. Features Haruomi Hosono and David Spinozza!

Donna McGhee
Make It Last Forever

Donna Summer wasn’t the only disco-diva in NYC named Donna, you know. Those on the ground knew that Donna McGhee’s 1978 LP ‘Make It Last Forever’ was one of the must-have joints of the time, a set of ultra-sexy funk and disco struts that remain as smooth as crushed velvet to this day. Long a record that went for big bucks on the vinyl black market, ‘Make It Last Forever’ has now been remastered and reissued at a more affordable rate by WEWANTSOUNDS.

Ryuichi Sakamoto
Thousand Knives Of

A timely re-issue of the first solo album from the legendary Ryuichi Sakamoto. 'Thousand Knives Of' was originally released back in 1978, when Sakamoto was still in the equally groundbreaking Yellow Magic Orchestra, and established a blueprint for both artists going forward. Notably, this is the first time that the record is being released on vinyl outside of Japan. 

Yukihiro Takahashi
Saravah!

Just before he properly got going with Japanese electronic innovators Yellow Magic Orchestra in 1978, Yukihiro Takahashi, released a solo album, Saravah! It is an album central to Japanese music of the ‘70s. It is a mix of disco Funk, synth Pop, ambient, French exotica and bossa nova, and as you can probably tell from the album cover, it’s pretty slick.

Akiko Yano
Japanese Girl

Reissue of Akiko Yano's debut album Japanese Girl from WEWANTSOUNDS. First released in 1976, Japanese Girl mixes together elements of Japanese folk music with 70s rock and funk to create something hypnotic. Yano's vocals dance around the instrumentation with a sense of joy and yearning, providing an emotional anchor for the album.

Various
Feeling Good

A compilation of damn fine rare funk and soul, all connected by the hand of legendary producer Bob Shad. Feeling Good includes happy-vibes material from acts including Alice Clark, Barry Miles and Blue Mitchell, all covered in Shad’s colourful production: lots of Rhodes organ and high-funk rhythms. CD / 2LP on WEWANTSOUNDS.

Various
Bossanova

Everyone knows a little bit about the sound of Bossanova music, but this compilation is so well informed about the genre that it comes with an essay of track-by-track analysis by Jacques Denis. The focus of Bossanova is the early days of the 50’s and 60’s, with both the hitmakers and the lesser-known artists featured. LP / double CD in a beautiful sleeve. On WEWANTSOUNDS.

Various
Tokyo Dreaming

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Fairuz
Maarifti Feek

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Alice Clark
Alice Clark

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Ziad Rahbani
Abu Ali

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Fairuz
Wahdon

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Serge Gainsbourg
Le Pacha

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Akiko Yano
Tadaima

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Don Cherry
Home Boy, Sister Out

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Hiroshi Sato
Orient

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