© 2004 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||THE PEANUTS RARE COLLECTION|
|CD Label||King Record Co., Ltd.|
|Music by:||The Peanuts (Emi & Yumi Ito)|
|Number of tracks||18|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||June 2, 2004|
June 06, 2004
This brand new CD just came out earlier this week. I was delightfully surprised that instead of another repackaged set of the same songs we've heard before, we actually do get some rare treats here. There are very few songs we have heard before and in one case the first English version of a song that has popped up on several other CD's. The booklet was curious because for some odd reason it lists the English title of the first 7 tracks but only Japanese for the rest. I was able to figure out most of the Japanese titles but not all so a few will have to be updated here at a later time. The disc itself sounded very good and contained a nice mix of tunes. With the long career these women had I expected even more rarities than are here in the relatively short just over 45 minute disc. However what is here is a joy to listen to if you are a fan of their music.
Tracks 2 & 4 here are familiar Beatles tunes and track 3 is a popular Burt Bacharach song. Tracks 10 & 11 are from "Mothra". Some of the later tracks on the disc contain performances with guest singers adding to what The Peanuts are singing.
THE PEANUTS RARE COLLECTION