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SHIRO'S SONGBOOK 'Xpressions'

Catalog Number YMCL-10015~6
Release Date Nov 06, 2013
Publish Format Commercial
Release Price 3200 JPY
Media Format 2 CD
Classification Arrangement, Original Work
Published by Yamaha Music & Visuals
Composed by Shiro SAGISU / , Ludwig van Beethoven, Hugh Martin
Arranged by Shiro SAGISU / , Miho Hazama / , Nicholas St-Victor Brown, Emlyn Maillard, Velroy Bailym, Andrew Smith, Lorrain Briscoe, Eliot James, Mike Wyzgowski, Steve Homes, Masamichi Amano /
Performed by Hazel Fernandes, Osamu Koike / , Ian Michael G Pitter, Shiro SAGISU / , Yasuharu Nakanishi / , Tomoyuki Asakawa / , The London Studio Orchestra (Perry Montague-Mason, Gabrielle Lester, Emlyn Singleton, Peter Lale, Vicci Wardman, Anthony Pleeth, Martin Loveday, Chris Laurence, Jonathan Snowden, Eliza Marshall, Anna Noakes, David Theodore, Jane Marshall, Chris Cowie, Jon Carnac, Anthony Pike, Dave Fuest, Richard Skinner, Gavin McNaughton, Stephen Maw, Nigel Black, Richard Watkins, Michael Thompson, Philip Eastop, Nicholas Korth, Mike Kidd, John Barclay, Andy Crawley, Paul Mayes, Simon Munday, Tom Rees-Roberts, Derek Watkins, Richard Edwards, Andy Wood, Mark Nightingale, Dave Stewart, David Vines, Owen Slade, Nick Hitchens, Skaila Kanga, Stephen Henderson, Frank Ricotti, Gray Kettel, Glyn Matthews, Bill Lockhart), Makoto Matsushita / , Yoko Takahashi / , Mark Walker, Andrew Smith, Velroy Baily, Jerry Brown, Karlos Edwards, Briscoe Sisters (Lorrain Briscoe, Evette Briscoe), Fred Johanson, Eric Miyashiro / , Bazil Meade, Martin Lascelles, Lorrain Briscoe aka Loren, Mike Wyzgowski, Nicholas St-Victor Brown, Koji Nishimura / , Eijiro Nakagawa / , Freedom Gospel Choir (Loren, Marion Powell, Jennifer Ingram-Brown, Evette Briscoe, Michael Dixon, Paul Lee, Ian Pitter), Warsaw National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Emlyn Mailard, Makoto Kuriya / , Steve Sidwell, Adam Brown, Eliot James, Steve Homes, Catherine Bott, Deborah Miles-Johnson, Andrew Busher, Michael George, Kazumi Watanabe / , Yoshihiko Katori / , Kenji Takamizu / , Hideo Yamaki / , Benjamin Legrand, Hidefumi Toki / , Olivier Hutman, Thomas Bramerie, Jean Pierre Arnaud, Toshihiro Nakanishi / , Ken Shima / , Tsuyoshi Kon / , Keisuke Hirayama, Nobu Saito / , Daisuke Kadowaki /
Lyrics by CHAKA, Mike Wyzgowski, Henry van Dyke, Ralph Blane, John Newton, John Stanley, Benjamin Legrand, Masaaki Kobayashi

Tracklist

Disc 1

01 This Kind of Love 5:43
02 Going Home_her sights 3:18
03 Going Home_his sights 5:52
04 Peaceful Times_the London-Tokyo meeting 6:23
05 It's Easy 6:51
06 Just for Make Believe 6:15
07 Everything I Lost 4:46
08 Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee_verse 1:30
09 Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee_choral 1:30
10 Joyful, Joyful 3:12
11 Love Overcome 5:46
12 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 3:38
13 Variation 'Sang et Guts' and 'Amazing Grace' 5:58
14 Slip Away 7:33
Disc length 68:15
Disc 2

01 Yearning 3:37
02 Number One 2008 3:13
03 Nothing Can Be Explained_variations 6:44
04 Lady I Love You So 3:28
05 Where Your Heart Belongs_choral 1:30
06 Where Your Heart Belongs_orchestral suite 4:59
07 Where Your Heart Belongs_guitar 2:02
08 Django's Theme 9:03
09 Magic Touch_combo 4:18
10 Magic Touch_orchestral suite 4:29
11 Toi et Moi_combo 5:03
12 Toi et Moi_suite d'orchestre 6:47
13 Faubourg Saint-Antoine 5:29
14 Extase 9:06
15 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas_message 4:39
Disc length 74:27

Notes

Shiro SAGISU's first original album in eight years.

1.02,1.03,2.02,2.03 from Bleach
1.04 from Neon Genesis Evangelion
1.13 from BERSERK THE GOLDEN AGE ARC


"This Kind of Love"
(CHAKA, Mike Wyzgowski and Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Hazel Fernandes (vocal)
Featuring Osamu Koike (tenor saxophone)

Keys and programming: Shiro SAGISU
Piano: Yasuharu Nakanishi
Harp: Tomoyuki Asakawa
Backing vocals: Hazel Fernandes

Strings: The London Studio Orchestra (leader: Perry Montague-Mason)

Recorded by Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Jonathan Allen at Abbeyroad studios (London)
Mixed by Eiji Uchinuma at Lab recorders (Tokyo)


"Going Home (her sights_his sights"
(Mike Wyzgowski and Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Miho Hazama and Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Hazel Fernandes and Ian Michael G Pitter (vocals)

Guitars: Makoto Matsushita
Keys and programming: Shiro SAGISU

The London Studio Orchestra (leader: Perry Montague-Mason, conductor: Nick Ingman)

Recorded by Rupert Coulson at Air Lyndhurst hall and Jonathan Allen at Abbeyroad studios (London)
Mixed by Rupert Coulson at Air (London), Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Ro-JAM downstars (Tokyo)


"Peaceful Times_the London-Tokyo meeting"
(Mike Wyzgowski and Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Yoko Takahashi and Hazel Fernandes (vocals)
Featuring Osamu Koike (tenor saxophone)

Piano and Hammond: Mark Walker
Guitar: Andrew Smith
Bass: Velroy Baily
Drums: Jerry Brown
Percussions: Karlos Edwards
Backing vocals: Briscoe Sisters (Lorrain Briscoe, Evette Briscoe) and Fred Johanson

Strings: The London Studio Orchestra (leader: Perry Montague-Mason)

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote studios and Jonathan Allen at Abbeyroad studios (London)


"It's Easy"
(Mike Wyzgowski and Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Ian Michael G Pitter (vocals)
Featuring Eric Miyashiro (trumpet)

Piano: Yasuharu Nakanishi
Harp: Tomoyuki Asakawa
Programming: Shiro SAGISU

Strings: The London Studio Orchestra (leader: Perry Montague-Mason)

Recorded by Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Jonathan Allen at Abbeyroad studios (London)
Mixed by Eiji Uchinuma at Lab recorders (Tokyo)


"Just for Make Believe"
(Mike Wyzgowski and Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Hazel Fernandes (vocals)

Keys and programming: Shiro SAGISU
Guitar: Makoto Matsushita

Strings: The London Studio Orchestra (leader: Perry Montague-Mason)

Recorded by Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Jonathan Allen at Abbeyroad studios (London)
Mixed by Eiji Uchinuma at Lab recorders (Tokyo)


"Everything I Lost"
(Mike Wyzgowski and Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Bazil Meade (vocals)

Rhodes and synbass: Martin Lascelles
Programming: Shiro SAGISU
Guitars and backing vocals: Mike Wyzgowski

Strings: The London Studio Orchestra (leader: Perry Montague-Mason)

Recorded by Martin Lascelles at De-Mix studio and Jonathan Allen at Abbeyroad studios (London)
Mixed by Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Ro-JAM downstars (Tokyo)


"Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (verse_choral)_Joyful, Joyful"
(Henry van Dyke, Ludwig van Beethoven, V.Brown, A.Criss, K.Gist, B.Gordy, J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, A.J.Mizell, F.J.Perrn, D.R)
Arranged by Nicholas St-Victor Brown and Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Lorrain Briscoe aka Loren (vocals)

Piano, keys and programming: Nicholas St-Victor Brown
Guitars: Andrew Smith
Drums: Jerry Brown
Trumpet: Eric Miyashiro and Koji Nishimura
Saxes Osamu Koike
Trombone: Eijiro Nakagawa
Choir: Freedom Gospel Choir

Strings: The London Studio Orchestra (leader: Perry Montague-Mason)
Strings Arranged by Shiro SAGISU

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote studios and Jonathan Allen at Abbeyroad studios (London)
Mixed by Eiji Uchinuma at Lab recorders (Tokyo)


"Love Overcome"
(Mike Wyzgowski and Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Lorrain Briscoe aka Loren (vocals)

Keys and programming: Shiro SAGISU
Backing vocals: Loren and Ian Pitter

Orchestra: Warsaw National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (concert master: Ewa Marczyk, conductor: Masamichi Amano)
Strings: The London Studio Orchestra (leader: Perry Montague-Mason)

Recorded by Andrzej Sasin and Aleksandra Nagórko at Warsaw national philharmonic hall (Warsaw) and Philip Bagenal at Eastcote studios (London)
Mixed by Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Eiji Uchinuma at Lab recorders (Tokyo)


"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
(Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane) from the film 'Meet Me in St. Louis' 『若草の頃』(1944)

Arranged by Emlyn Mailard, Velroy Baily, Andrew Smith and Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Ian Michael G Pitter (vocals)

Piano, Rhodes and Hammond: Emlyn Mailard
Guitar: Andrew Smith
Bass: Velroy Baily
Drums: Jerry Brown
Choir: Freedom Gospel Choir

Strings: The London Studio Orchestra (leader: PErry Montague-Mason)
Strings Arranged by Shiro SAGISU

Recorded by Philharmonic Bagenal at Eastcote studios and Johanson Allen at Abbeyroad studios (London)
Mixed by Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Eiji Uchinuma at Lab recorders (Tokyo)


"Variation 'Sang et Guts' and 'Amazing Grace'"
(Shiro SAGISU and John Newton)

Arranged by Andrew Smith, Lorrain Briscoe, Miho Hazama and Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Michelle Dixon (vocals)
Featuring The London Studio Orchestra

Guitars: Andrew Smith
Choir: Freedom Gospel Choir

The London Studio Orchestra (leader: Perry Montague-Mason, conductor: Nick Ingman)

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote studios and Geoff Foster at Air Lyndhurst Hall (London)
Mixed by Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Ro-JAM downstars (Tokyo)


"Slip Away"
(Mike Wyzgowski and Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Ian Michael G Pitter (vocals)
Featuring Anthony Pleeth (cello)

Piano: Yasuharu Nakanishi
Rhodes: Makoto Kuriya

Strings: The London Studio Orchestra (leader: Perry Montague-Mason)

Recorded by Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Rupert Coulson at Air studios (London)
Mixed by Eiji Uchinuma at Lab recorders (Tokyo)


"Yearning"
(Mike Wyzgowski and Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Mike Wyzgowski (vocals)
Featuring Steve Sidwell (trumpet and flugelhorn)

Keys and programming: Shiro SAGISU
Guitar: Makoto Matsushita

Recorded by Philip Bagenal and Shiro SAGISU at Eastcote studios (London)
Mixed by Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Ro-JAM downstars (Tokyo)


"Number One 2008"
(Mike Wyzgowski and Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged and co-produced by Eliot James

Featuring Adam Brown (vocals)

Keys, Guitars, Bass and Drums: Eliot James

Recorded and Mixed by Eliot James at Eastcote studios (London)


"Nothing Can Be Explained_variations"
(Mike Wyzgowski and Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Mike Wyzgowski, Miho Hazama, Steve Homes and Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Mike Wyzgowski (vocals and guitar)
Featuring Steve Homes (guitars)
Featuring The London Studio Orchestra (leader: Perry Montague-Mason, conductor: Nick Ingman)

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote studios and Geoff Foster at Air Lyndhurst Hall (London)
Mixed by Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Ro-JAM downstars (Tokyo)


"Lady I Love You So"
(John Stanley and Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Eliot James and Shiro SAGISU

Co-produced by Eliot James

Featuring Adam Brown (vocals)

Key, Guitars, Bass and Drums: Eliot James

Recorded and Mixed by Eliot James at Eastcote studios (London)


"Where Your Heart Belongs (choral_orchestral suite_guitar)"
(Mike Wyzgowski and Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Masamichi Amano and Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Catherine Bott, Deborah Miles-Johnson, Andrew Busher, Michael George (choir)
Featuring The London Studio Orchestra (leader: Perry Montague-Mason, conductor: Nick Ingman)
Featuring Steve Homes (guitar)

Recorded by Rupert Coulson at Air Lyndhurst hall and Jonathan Allen at Abbeyroad studios (London)
Mixed by Rupert Coulson at Air (London), Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Ro-JAM downstars (Tokyo)


"Django's Theme"
(Mike Wyzgowski and Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Lorrain Briscoe aka Loren (vocals)
Featuring Kazumi Watanabe (guitar)

Keys and programming: Shiro SAGISU
Vibraphone: Yoshihiko Katori
Bass: Kenji Takamizu
Drums: Hideo Yamaki

Strings: The London Studio Orchestra (leader: Perry Montague-Mason)

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote studios and Jonathan Allen at Abbeyroad studios (London)
Mixed by Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Ro-JAM downstars (Tokyo)

Kazumi Watanabe appears courtesy of ewe records, a division of east works entertainment inc.


"Magic Touch (combo_orchestral suite)"
(Mike Wyzgowski and Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Miho Hazama and Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Lorrain Briscoe aka Loren (vocals)
Featuring Kazumi Watanabe (guitar)

Keys and programming: Shiro SAGISU
Bass: Kenji Takamizu
Drums: Hideo Yamaki

Warsaw National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (concert master: Ewa Marczyk, conductor: Masamichi Amano)
The London Studio Orchestra (leader: Perry Montague-Mason, conductor: Nick Ingman)
The special choir: Catherine Bott, Deborah Miles-Johnson, Andrew Busher, Michael George (organized by Stephen Henderson and Catherine Bott)

Recorded by Andrzej Sasin and Aleksandra Nagórko at Warsaw national philharmonic hall (Warsaw) and Jonathan Allen at Abbeyroad studios (London)
Mixed by Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Ro-JAM downstars (Tokyo)

Kazumi Watanabe appears courtesy of ewe records, a division of east works entertainment inc.


"Toi et Moi (combo_suite d'orchestre)"
(Benjamin Legrand and Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Miho Hazama and Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Benjamin Legrand (vocals)
Featuring Hidefumi Toki (soprano sax)
Featuring Warsaw National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

Piano: Olivier Hutman
Bass: Thomas Bramerie
Drums: Jean Pierre Arnaud
Warsaw National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (consert master: Ewa Marczyk, conductor: Masamichi Amano)

Recorded by Andrzej Sang and Aleksandra Nagórko at Warsaw national philharmonic hall (Warsaw)
Mixed by Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Ro-JAM downstars (Tokyo)


"Faubourg Saint-Antoine"
(Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Hidefumi Toki (soprano sax) and Toshihiro Nakanishi (electric violin)

Piano: Ken Shima
Roland D-50 Keyboard: Shiro SAGISU
Guitar: Tsuyoshi Kon
Bass: Kenji Takamizu
Drums: Keisuke Hirayama

The master dat tape (1992 vintage) was found by Tsuyoshi Kon, what a great achievement!!


"Extase"
(Shiro SAGISU)

Arranged by Shiro SAGISU

Featuring Yoko Takahashi (vocal)

Keys and programming: Shiro SAGISU
Guitar and Pedal steel guitar: Tsuyoshi Kon and Steve Homes
Percussions: Nobu Saito
Violini e viole: Daisuke Kadowaki

Recorded by Masahiro Kawaguchi, Kazuaki Takanishi at Lab recorders (Tokyo), Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Philip Bagenal at Eastcote studios (London)
Mixed by Shiro SAGISU at Beethoven (Paris) and Ro-JAM downstars (Tokyo)



Produced and arranged by Shiro SAGISU

Lead vocal: Hazel Fernandes, Ian Michael G Pitter, Lorrain Briscoe aka Loren, Mike Wyzgowski, Adam Brown, Michelle Dixon, Bazil Meade, Paul Lee, Benjamin Legrand and Yoko Takahashi

Conductors: Nick Ingman (London) and Masamichi Amano (Warsaw)

Our Special Choir: Catherine Bott, Deborah Miles-Johnson, Andrew Busher, Michael George (organized by Stephen Henderson and Catherine Bott)
Freedom Gospel Choir: Loren, Marion Powell, Jennifer Ingram-Brown, Evette Briscoe, Michael Dixon, Paul Lee and Ian Pitter

The London Studio Orchestra:
Violin (1st Principal): Perry Montague-Mason, Gabrielle Lester,
Violin (2nd Principal): Emlyn Singleton,
Viola (Principal): Peter Lale, Vicci Wardman,
Cello (Principal): Anthony Pleeth, Martin Loveday,
Contrabass (Principal): Chris Laurence,
Flute: Jonathan Snowden, Eliza Marshall, Anna Noakes,
Oboe: David Theodore, Jane Marshall, Chris Cowie,
Clarinet: Jon Carnac, Anthony Pike, Dave Fuest,
Bassoon: Richard Skinner, Gavin McNaughton, Stephen Maw,
French Horn: Nigel Black, Richard Watkins, Michael Thompson, Philip Eastop, Nicholas Korth, Mike Kidd,
Trumpet: John Barclay, Andy Crawley, Paul Mayes, Simon Munday, Tom Rees-Roberts, Derek Watkins,
Trombone: Richard Edwards, Andy Wood, Mark Nightingale,
Bass Trombone: Dave Stewart, David Vines,
Tuba: Owen Slade, Nick Hitchens,
Harp: Skaila Kanga,
Timpani: Stephen Henderson,
Percussion: Frank Ricotti, Gray Kettel, Glyn Matthews, Bill Lockhart

Warsaw Nation Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Concertmaster: Ewa Marczyk

Orchestra contractor: Isobel Griffiths and Lucy Whalley (London), Wojciech Nowak (Warsaw)

Recording Engineers: Philip Bagenal, Rupert Coulson, Jonathan Allen, Andrzej Sasin, Aleksandra Nagórko, Geoff Foster, Masahiro Kawaguchi and Shiro SAGISU
Mixing Engineers: Rupert Coulson, Eiji Uchinuma, Masahiro Kawaguchi and Shiro SAGISU
Assistant Engineers: Olga Fitzroy, Kazuaki Takanishi, Laurence Anslow, Lewis Jones and Tom Balley
Recording Studios: Ro-JAM (Tokyo), Beethoven (Paris), Warsaw national philharmonic hall (Warsaw), Eastcote, Air Lyndhurst hall and Abbeyroad (London)
Mixing Studio: Ro-JAM, Lab recorders (Tokyo), Beethoven (Paris) and Air (London)

Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman mastering (Hollywood)

Production managers: Yuiko Mukaino and Yukiko Tanimoto (Ro-JAM)

Lyrics translation: Masaaki Kobayashi

Storyboard and artwork: Mahiro Meda and Shinji Higuchi
Graphic design: Kazuhiro Takiya

Production directors: Shinji Kawahara and Yoji Takagi (yamaha music & visuals, Inc.)

Excutive Producer: Shiro SAGISU

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