The Peanuts Memories
10 CD Box Set

DVD Cover (Catalog # SDG-10046)

Bonus Disc DVD Track listing:
1. Fugue of Love (monochrome, B&W)
2. Prayer for Love (monochrome, B&W)
3. Cute Flower (Color)

© 2004, 2013 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title The Peanuts Memories Box Set
CD Label King Record Co., Ltd.
CD Number KICS-6245~54
Music by: The Peanuts (Emi & Yumi Ito)
Recordings Stereo/Mono
Number of discs 10 + Bonus DVD
Year of release/manufacture November 26, 2004


December 15, 2002

Born on April 1, 1941 in Aichi prefecture, Emi Ito (Birth name Hideyo Ito) and her twin sister Yumi Ito (Birth name Tsukiko Ito) were known as the popular singing duo The Peanuts. They were discovered by Watanabe Pro founder Sho Watanabe when he first saw them performing at a club in Nagoya as the Ito Sisters, and in 1958 brought them to Tokyo, where they were dubbed The Peanuts. Their records were very popular in Japan during the 1950's & 1960's. I've been told they even appeared here in the U.S. on "The Ed Sullivan Show". They also appeared in several films including several Mothra and Godzilla films. The duo retired from performing 4 April 1975.

This box set contains 10 CD's including all songs released as singles, and songs published for the first time, a Bonus DVD with 3 videos (Region 2 coded) and 2 booklets. A total of 217 songs and 3 videos. The box booklets are 34 and 130 pages long.

As of today I still haven't worked my way through all the tracks on all CD's. I can tell you it's a very comprehensive set and worth the money if you are into their music and don't own much yet. The older CD's are pretty much out of print and hard to find. The first six (6) discs are all labeled Singles and probably contain every single they ever released in their long career. Disc 7 is titled "Rare More Collection" and Disc 8 is titled "Cinema Tracks". The last two discs, Disc 9 & 10, are made up of Live tracks and surprisingly have the shortest running time of any of the discs. The other discs are packed. The Bonus DVD was a bit of a disappointment for me. With all that space on a DVD it only contained 3 videos and those are only OK. It's coded region 2 so you'll need an All Region DVD player or be able to switch regions on your PC player in order to see the videos.

Disc 1 Disc 2
Disc 3 Disc 4
Disc 5 Disc 6
Disc 7 Disc 8
Disc 9 Disc 10

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