2002 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title King Records 75th Anniversary Series - The Peanuts
CD Label King Record Co., Ltd.
CD Number KICX-3012
Music by: The Peanuts (Emi & Yumi Ito)
Number of tracks 10
Running time 30:43
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 11-22-2000

REVIEW

April 8, 2002

The first 7 tracks on this CD are also on The Peanuts Best, # KICX-2443 and The Peanuts Best, # KICX-2731 also on this site. The last three tracks are karaoke versions of track 4, 5 & 7.

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.

If you already have either of the two 20 track CD's mentioned above, then this CD is redundant and much shorter. It clocks in at barely over 30 minutes. If you like their music, the other discs are the better buy. However if you are one of those people who can only take this pair in small doses or isn't sure you'll like their non Mothra singing, then this is an excellant CD to start with

King Records 75th Anniversary Series - The Peanuts

  1. Petite Fleur
  2. Passion Flower
  3. Una Sera Di Tokyo
  4. Don't Look Back
  5. Osaka Girl
  6. A Light in the Window of Your Heart
  7. Vacation Of Love
  8. Don't Look Back (karaoke)
  9. Osaka Girl (karaoke)
  10. Vacation Of Love (karaoke)