2006 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title The Peanuts Sings Hiroshi Miyagawa
CD Label King Record Co., Ltd.
CD Number KICS-1258~59
Music by: The Peanuts (Emi & Yumi Ito)
Music Composed by: Hiroshi Miyagawa
Number of tracks Disc 1 - 20
Disc 2 - 19
Running time Disc 1 - 54:40
Disc 2 - 59:21
Number of discs 2
Year of release/manufacture September 06, 2006

REVIEW

September 07, 2006

This 2 CD set contains a total of 39 tracks and almost two hours worth of music. All the songs on these two discs were composed by Hiroshi Miyagawa. These CD's are a combination of greatest hits and rare tracks. Some of them have been released before on other discs and some are seeing the light of day for the first time. Track 19 on Disc 1 is a nice sounding pop tune with a male vocal and The Peanuts mainly singing background. Track 3 on Disc 2 is one of their "Mothra" (Mosura) tracks. All the tracks are from the 1961 - 1975 time period. Both CD's are very nice sounding with a variety of tunes and styles. If you like the sound of The Peanuts and don't already have much of their music, this nicely priced new 2 CD set is worthwhile getting while it's still in print.

Additional info by David Hirsch

Thirty-seven of the greatest hits recorded by The Peanuts, the sisters known internationally as Mothra's original Twin Fairies are featured in this 2-CD set. "Space Battle Ship Yamato's" legendary composer, Hiroshi Miyagawa composed or recorded all the tracks assembled here, including several rare ones.

The Peanuts Sings Hiroshi Miyagawa
Track titles courtesy of Jolyon Yates

    DISC 1
    Composer/Arranger 1, 13, 15, 19, 20 Hiroshi Miyagawa
    Vocals: The Peanuts

  1. Soap Bubble Holiday
    (NTV show 'Soap Bubble Holiday' theme song)
    Lyrics: Takeshi Maeda
    Recorded 1961
  2. Quick Doll
    Lyrics: Yukio Seito
    Composers: Yao Nakamura, yasushi Miyagawa
    Recorded July 24 1961
  3. That's The 15th Summer Festival (Quick Doll Song)
    from Nippon Broadcasting 'The Peanuts Today Songs'
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded July 24 1961
  4. Mountain Hut Mr Taro
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded: December 12 1961
  5. Don't Turn Around
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded January 6 1962
  6. Couple's Highpoint
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded September 11 1962
  7. Hand Knitted Socks
    Lyrics: Nobuhiro Takeuchi, Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded September 11 1962
  8. My Heart is Absent-minded
    Lyrics: Nobuhiro Takeuchi, Takashi Otowa
    Recorded October 12 1962
  9. Discarded fan in Kamo Stream
    Lyrics: Kanbe Takao
    Recorded October 12 1962
  10. Vacance d'Amour
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded February 5 1963
  11. Turn Toward Here
    Lyrics: Chikashi Akimoto
    Recorded February 14 1963
  12. Traditional Folk Song
    Theme song from the Takarazuka Movie YOUNG FRIENDS: PALACE GARDEN FOLK SONG
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded April 3 1963
  13. Couple's Fantasy
    Incidental song from the takarazuka Movie YOUNG FRIENDS: PALACE GARDEN FOLK SONG
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded April 1963
  14. Tokyo Twilight
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded September 25 1963
  15. Loved Loved One
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded September 25 1963
  16. Candy Moon
    Lyrics: Kazumi Yasui
    Recorded january 21 1964
  17. Rokugatsu no Hanayome (June Bride)
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded March 13 1964
  18. Jyuun Buraido (June Bride)
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded March 13 1964
  19. Suki ni Nachyachyata with Makoto Fujita
    Lyrics: Nobuhiro takeuchi
    Arrangement: Tetsuaki Hagiwara
    Recorded July 4 1964
  20. Una Sera de Tokyo (In the Tokyo Evening)
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Arrangement: Osamu Tokai
    Recorded July 23 1964

    DISC 2
    Composer/Arranger Hiroshi Miyagawa (12, 16, 18)
    Vocals: The Peanuts

  1. Blue Sky Smile
    Lyrics: Kazumi Yasui
    Recorded: July 26 1964
  2. My Love
    Lyrics: Kazumi Yasui
    Recorded Septmeber 8 1964
  3. Calling Happiness
    Incidental song from Toho movie GHIDRAH THE 3-HEADED MONSTER
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded 1964
  4. In Your Bosom
    Lyrics: Kazumi Yasui
    Recorded May 11 1965
  5. Get Used to Tomorrow
    Lyrics: Kazumi Yasui
    Recorded November 8 1965
  6. That Whirling Sky
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded March 4 1966
  7. Love Bridge
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded March 4 1966
  8. Love is Eternal
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded March 23 1966
  9. Silver Road
    From NHK show 'Dreams to You'
    Lyrics: Shigeru Tsukada
    Recorded August 19 1966
  10. Pluck the Flower of Happiness
    From NHK show 'Dreams to You'
    Lyrics: Shigeru Tsukada
    Recorded March 23 1967
  11. Love Finale
    Lyrics: Hiroshi Nakanishi
    Recorded September 28 1967
  12. To The Ends of Love
    Lyrics: Hiroshi Nakanishi
    Recorded August 1 1968
  13. Love Extinguished in the North Wind
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded August 30 1968
  14. Dream of Only One
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded August 30 1968
  15. Love Ophelia
    Lyrics: Hiroshi Nakanishi
    Recorded September 5 1968
  16. Yesterday's Love
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded September 28 1970
  17. Lonely Hong Kong
    Lyrics: Tokiko Iwatani
    Recorded July 28 1971
  18. Profile
    Lyrics: Yoko Yamaguchi
    Arrangement: Ken'ichiro Morioka
    Recorded January 10 1975
  19. Unfaithful Guy
    Lyrics: Yoko Yamaguchi
    Recorded January 27 1975