Japanese 1LP Limited Edition Release Date: 27/11/2021 Label: Speedstar Records
This release 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.
A1 Pistol Packin' Mama
A2 The Wayward Wind
A3 Body Snatchers
A4 Flying Saucer Breakdown
A5 Close Encounters
A6 Miracle Light
B1 Morgan Boogie
B2 Pom Pom Joki
B3 Sports Men
B4 Shiawase Happy
B5 Yume-Miru Yaku-Soku
B6 Focal Mind
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