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|Title||Souvenirs Aus Tokio|
|English Title||Souvenirs From Tokyo|
|CD Label||Bear Family|
|CD Number||BCD 16436 AH|
|Music by:||The Peanuts (Emi & Yumi Ito)|
|Number of tracks||25|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||6/22/2003|
September 02, 2003
Review provided courtesy of Chris Beauchemin.
This recently released CD from Bear Family in Germany is a must have have for those who enjoy The Peanuts German recordings. Included are 25 songs, mostly in German with some English, Japanese, and even Spanish songs included as well.
Their German recordings are very much of the pop style of the 60s and is very enjoyable. German songs like Souvenirs Aus Tokio, Aha, and Fudschijama Moon are very catchy and make for an enjoyable listen. However Schwarzer Peter is worth the price of the disc on its own. It's just too cute for words.
I highly recommend getting this disc if you a Peanuts fan.
January 16, 2004 - Additional Info from site owner Larry Tuczynski
I was finally able to get a copy of this CD this week via German Music Express at: http://www.musicexpress.com/. This is a wonderful but odd addition to my collection. Odd in the sense that up to now most of the music I have heard from this group has been in Japanese with some English with only a few tracks in other languages. This CD is almost entirely sung in German with a smattering of English. Some of the songs on this CD also appear on others in Japanese and some of the songs here are cover versions of songs I have not heard on other Peanuts discs. The 23 page booklet is all written in German but from the small pictures and discography on pages 21 - 23, it would seem that The Peanuts released at least 10 records in Germany and sung in German from 1964 - 1967 including the contents of this CD. However from listening to this CD it would seem that Bear Family records has done another great remastering job.
As stated in Chris's review above, this is a very pop oriented disc. I found it to be very upbeat, happy & catchy. If you are a fan of The Peanuts pop tracks and looking for something a little different, you can't go wrong with this CD. It is also be possible to buy this CD via HMV Japan and direct from Bear Family Records at http://www.bear-family.de/
Updated track listing translation courtesy of Morton Friedland at Latitude Zero Productions (June 11, 2013)Souvenirs Aus Tokio (Souvenirs From Tokyo)