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Sachiko Kanenobu is a singer-songwriter, who’s solo album “Misora” is a touchstone in the history of Japanese folk-rock of the 70’s. Light In The Attic Records recently released a compilation of songs from that era, “Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973”, which featured one of her songs, “Anata Kara Toku E”.

Sachiko Kanenobu is a singer-songwriter, who’s solo album “Misora” is a touchstone in the history of Japanese folk-rock of the 70’s. Light In The Attic Records recently released a compilation of songs from that era, “Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973”, which featured one of her songs, “Anata Kara Toku E”.

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Sachiko Kanenobu is a singer-songwriter, who’s solo album “Misora” (cover at left) is a touchstone in the history of Japanese folk-rock of the 70’s. Light In The Attic Records recently released a compilation of songs from that era, “Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973”, which featured  her song “Anata Kara Toku E”.

There was something in the air in the urban corners of late ‘60s Japan. Student protests and a rising youth culture gave way to the angura (short for “underground) movement that thrived on subverting traditions of the post-war years. Rejection of the Beatlemania-inspired Group Sounds and the squeaky clean College Folk movements led the rise of what came to be known in Japan as “New Music,” where authenticity mattered more than replicating the sounds of their idols.

From a biography of Sachiko by Jesse Jarnow  at AllMusic.

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Misora to be re-released by Light In The Attic Records

Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series continues withSachiko Kanenobu’s Misora, a timeless classic of intricate finger-picking, gently soaring melodies and rustic Laurel Canyon mysticism, produced by Haruomi Hosono and originally released in 1972 on URC (Underground Record Club), one of Japan’s first independent record labels. One of the most beloved works to come out …

Sachiko Kanenobu is a singer-songwriter, who’s solo album “Misora” is a touchstone in the history of Japanese folk-rock of the 70’s. Light In The Attic Records recently released a compilation of songs from that era, “Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973”, which featured one of her songs, “Anata Kara Toku E”.