1978 Mariya Takeuchi – Beginning

takeuchi-mariya-1978Mariya Takeuchi (born March 20, 1955) is a Japanese singer and songwriter. She is from Taisha, Shimane, now the city of Izumo.

In 1978, while studying at Keio University, Takeuchi started her career with a single “Modotte-Oide, Watashi no Jikan”. From the late 1970s to the early 1980s, she recorded five albums and several singles, including the top-ten hit “Fushigi na Peach Pie”. Those recordings featured dozens of prominent Japanese and North American songwriters, instrumentalists and producers, including David Foster, Jim Keltner, Jay Graydon, Steve Lukather, Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate, Kazuhiko Kato, Kunihiko Kase, Shigeru Suzuki, Takashi Matsumoto and her future partner and husband, Tatsuro Yamashita. “Heart to Heart”, one of her songs (co-written by Roger Nichols, released in 1980) was recorded by The Carpenters two years later, and was the last recording for the late Karen Carpenter.

Tracks

1  グッドバイ・サマーブリーズ 04:18
2  戻っておいで私の時間 03:29
3  夏の恋人 03:21
4  輝くスターリーナイト 03:26
5  目覚め 03:06
6  ジャスト・フレンド 03:31
7  突然の贈りもの 05:04
8  おかしな二人 03:36
9  ムーンライト・ホールド・ミー・タイト 03:20
10  サンタモニカ・ハイウェイ 03:10
11  すてきなヒットソング 03:48

Media

Musicians

1 グッドバイ・サマーブリーズ

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarLee Ritenour
Acoustic GuitarRick Littlefield
PianoJohn Hobbs
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJon Joyce
Background VocalsStan Farber


2 戻っておいで私の時間

BassKenji Takamizu
DrumsYukihiro Takahashi
GuitarTsunehide Matsuki
Acoustic GuitarToshiaki Usui
PercussionYoshinori Nohmi
PianoYu Imai
TrumpetIchiro Mimori
TrumpetKazuo Nakajima
TrumpetMamoru Ohtake
TrumpetTakeshi Nomura


3 夏の恋人

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarLee Ritenour
Acoustic GuitarRick Littlefield
PianoJohn Barnes
SaxTom Scott
PercussionGary Coleman


4 輝くスターリーナイト

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarRick Littlefield
PianoJohn Barnes
SaxDenis Quitman
TromboneDick Hyde
TrumpetBuddy Childers
VibraphoneGary Coleman
Background VocalsAl Capps
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJon Joyce
Background VocalsStan Farber


5 目覚め

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoJohn Barnes
LyriconDenis Quitman
PercussionGary Coleman
Background VocalsMarc Piscitelli


6 ジャスト・フレンド

BassKiyoshi Hisada
DrumsAkihiko Noguchi
GuitarNobutaka Tsugei
Acoustic GuitarNobutaka Tsugei
KeyboardsHaruomi Hosono
KeyboardsNobutaka Tsugei
PercussionAkihiko Noguchi
PercussionNobutaka Tsugei
Background VocalsNobutaka Tsugei
Background VocalsTokuo Nakano


7 突然の贈りもの

BassNobutaka Tsugei
DrumsAkihiko Noguchi
GuitarTokuo Nakano
Acoustic GuitarNobutaka Tsugei
KeyboardsYutaka Hosoi
KeyboardsNobutaka Tsugei


8 おかしな二人

BassGetao Takahashi
DrumsRob Brill
GuitarShigeru Suzuki
KeyboardsJun Sato
PercussionMotoya Hamaguchi


9 ムーンライト・ホールド・ミー・タイト

BassKiyoshi Hisada
DrumsAkihiko Noguchi
GuitarTokuo Nakano
GuitarNobutaka Tsugei
MandolinNobutaka Tsugei
KeyboardsYutaka Hosoi
SynthesizerNobutaka Tsugei
Background VocalsNobutaka Tsugei
Background VocalsAkihiko Noguchi
Background VocalsTokuo Nakano
Background VocalsYutaka Hosoi


10 サンタモニカ・ハイウェイ

BassKiyoshi Hisada
DrumsAkihiko Noguchi
GuitarTokuo Nakano
GuitarNobutaka Tsugei
Acoustic GuitarNobutaka Tsugei
KeyboardsYutaka Hosoi
KeyboardsNobutaka Tsugei
PercussionNobutaka Tsugei


11 すてきなヒットソング

BassKiyoshi Hisada
DrumsAkihiko Noguchi
GuitarNobutaka Tsugei
Acoustic GuitarNobutaka Tsugei
KeyboardsYutaka Hosoi
KeyboardsNobutaka Tsugei
Background VocalsYasuhiro Abe

Liner Notes

Producer – Kenichi Makimura
Directed By – Shigeki Miyata
Engineer – Kazuyuki Masumoto, Marc Piscitelli, Shizuo Nomiyama
Mastered By – Isao Kikuchi
Remix – Kazuyuki Masumoto, Marc Piscitelli

Photography By – Junshi Nakamichi

Manufactured By – Sony Music Labels Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ariola Japan
Copyright (c) – Ariola Japan
Recorded At – Larrabee Sound Studios
Recorded At – Hakone Rockwell Studio
Recorded At – Onkio Haus
Recorded At – Sound City Studio
Recorded At – Media Studio (2)
Recorded At – Avaco Creative Studios
Recorded At – RVC Studio