2002 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title The Peanuts Singles - Kawaii Hana
CD Label King Record Co., Ltd.
CD Number KICS-2297/8
Music by: The Peanuts (Emi & Yumi Ito)
Number of tracks Disc 1: 18
Disc 2: 18
Running time Disc 1: 47:40
Disc 2: 46:41
Number of discs 2
Year of release/manufacture 05-28-1999

REVIEW

April 26, 2002

This 2 CD set is made up of some of the singles put out by The Peanuts. Disc 1 contains the "A" sides and Disc 2 contains the "B" sides. This is the way all 4 volumes are handled. There is only one song here from "Mothra" and that is track number 13 on Disc 1. Clocking in at just over 45 minutes each, I felt these discs could have had more than 18 tracks each.

I have always enjoyed the singing and harmonies of these women in the "Mothra films which is why I sought out more CD's by them. The songs on this CD are a mixture of Japanese, Japanese with some English, some English and possibly a few other languages. I find their music fun and relaxing to listen to and some of the cover versions of US pop hits can be amusing. If you like soft pop from the 50's & 60's then you may enjoy this CD. It's the kind of soft pop done by U.S. artists before the British Invasion of the mid 60's. I enjoyed this CD as well as the others on this site. One word of warning, several of the songs are repeated on more than one CD on this site.

The Peanuts Singles - Kawaii Hana (Pretty Blossoms)

Translations courtesy of John Cassidy

    Disc 1

  1. Petite Fleur (Pretty Blossoms)
  2. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
  3. Passion Flower
  4. A Maiden's Prayer
  5. Heartaches At Sweet Sixteen
  6. Tintarella Di Luna
  7. Papa Aime Maman
  8. Jingle Bells
  9. Silent Night
  10. Luna Napoletana
  11. Arriva Derci
  12. Il Ciel'O In Unas Tanza
  13. The Girls From Infant Island
  14. Sucu Sucu
  15. Imaike Marching Song
  16. Those Are 15 Summer Festivals
  17. Pepito
  18. Moliendo Cafe
    Disc 2

  1. The Peanut Vendor
  2. Chakkiri Cha Cha Cha
  3. From Yoneyama-san
  4. Batten, Batten, Batten-ten (Cross, Cross, Cross-oss)
  5. A Light In The Window Of Your Heart
  6. More Than Anything
  7. My Home Town
  8. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  9. Auld Lang Syne
  10. Dans Les Rues De Bahia
  11. Blessed Are They
  12. La Nonna Maddalena
  13. The Grasslands Passion Song
  14. Augen Hast Du Wie Kakao
  15. The Castle Marching Song (Instrumental)
  16. Suku Suku Dole (* might be something like "Love Love Dole")
  17. Hello Mary Lou
  18. Cinderella