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• PRE-ORDER >> HIROSHI SATO ft. WENDY MATTHEWS - The Awakening LP

RM 210.00

GREAT TRACKS / SONY JAPAN 

**place your order & payment before 20th April 2020**
**estimated arrival on May 2020**
**limited stock only** 


Remastered from the original master tapes
Vinyl cutting by Bernie Grundman Mastering
Pressed on Clear Blue Vinyl at Sony DADC Japan
Limited edition import Japanese press
Limited Pressing on Translucent Blue Vinyl

As one of the most prolific and respected keyboardists in Japan, Sato has appeared on a countless number of classic recordings as a session player in addition to the dozen-plus solo works he made over his four-decade career. He collaborated often with Haruomi Hosono and his Tin Pan Alley crew and was a member of Shigeru Suzuki’s short-lived band, Hucklebuck. Declining an offer from Hosono to join Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sato moved to Los Angeles instead and began collaborating with West Coast heavy hitters like Maria Muldaur, Spencer Davis, and Randy Crawford. After signing with Alfa Records, Sato convinced the label to purchase him a Linn LM-1 drum machine, which he used extensively on Awakenings. Recorded mostly as a one-man band in Tokyo after he moved back to Japan in 1982, the album featured Canadian-Australian singer Wendy Matthews (whom Sato had met in L.A.), who would later have several top-20 hits in Australia. Guest musicians include Tatsuro Yamashita and Yuji Toriyama.