1989 Mari Hamada – Sincerely

Sincerely is a compilation album by Japanese singer/songwriter Mari Hamada, released on December 16, 1989 by Invitation. It is Hamada’s first ballad-oriented album, featuring four new songs and three re-recordings of her past hits. The album was last reissued on October 22, 2008.
Hamada’s 1994 international release All My Heart features “Over the Rainbow” and “Open Your Heart” rewritten in English as “With All My Heart” and “Out of My Hands”, respectively. Sincerely peaked at No. 2 on Oricon’s albums chart. It was also certified Platinum by the RIAJ


1  In The Precious Age (Patrick DeRemer; Robin Lerner; Tom Harriman; Mari Hamada) 03:22
2  Over The Rainbow (Hiroyuki Otsuki; Mari Hamada) 03:05
3  Fall In Love (Keiji Katayama; Mari Hamada) 04:06
4  Missing You (Yusuke Nakamura; Mari Hamada) 04:47
5  Last Christmas Song (Takanobu Masuda; Mari Hamada) 04:44
6  Open Your Heart (Hiroyuki Otsuki; Mari Hamada) 05:23
7  Rain (Takanobu Masuda; Mari Hamada) 04:17
8  Promise In The History (Keiji Katayama; Mari Hamada) 05:01
9  Restless Kind (Hiroyuki Otsuki; Mari Hamada) 04:03
10  All Alone (Yusuke Nakamura; Mari Hamada) 05:14


Bass John Pierce
Drums John M Keane
Guitar Mike Landau
Acoustic Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Randy Kerber
Keyboards Tom Keane
Sax Marc Russo
Background Vocals Donna DeLory
Background Vocals Mona Lisa Young
Vocals Mari Hamada

Liner Notes

Producer – Greg Edward
Producer (Executive)- Motoshi Uno, Seiichiro Ishihara
Arranged By – Hiroshi Terao, Mari Hamada (Track 1)
Arranged By – Greg Edward, H.M. Project (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Arranged By – Randy Kerber (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Arranged By – Tom Keane (Tracks 7, 10)
Coordinator – Max Kobayakawa
Engineer – Masayuki Nomura (Track 1)
Engineer – Andy Udoff, Greg Edward (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Andy Udoff (Track 1)
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
Mixed By – Greg Edward
Recorded By – Greg Edward

Art Direction, Design – Junichi Nakamura
Photography By – Dennis Keeley

Engineered At Studio Birdman
Mastered At Precision Lacquer
Recorded At Victor Studio
Recorded At Rumbo Recorders
Phonographic Copyright Victor Entertainment Inc
Copyright Victor Entertainment Inc