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SHIRO'S SONGBOOK #2

Catalog Number PICL-1207
Barcode 4988102194659
Release Date Sep 13, 2000
Publish Format Commercial
Release Price 3059 JPY
Media Format CD
Classification Arrangement, Vocal, Original Work
LabelPioneer / /
PublisherPIONEER LDC, INC. / /
Phonographic CopyrightPIONEER LDC, INC. / /

Credits

Composer / Shiro Sagisu
Arranger / Shiro Sagisu, Nicholas St. Victor Brown, T-Kura, Takayuki Hattori / , Loren
Performer / Freedom Gospel Choir, Loren, Marion Powell, Evette Briscoe, Andrew Smith, Royal Mirrorball Orchestra, London Session Orchestra, Tomoyuki Asakawa / , Eric Miyashiro / , Tetsuya Ochiai / , Gavyn Wright, Bazil Meade, NIQI's choir, Jerome Brown, Osamu Koike / , Nicholas St. Victor Brown, Michelle John-Douglas, Coba, Gina Foster, Derek Green, Tsuyoshi Kon / , Makoto Kuriya / , Kazuhiro "Kaz" Kato, Ian Pitter, Chikuzen Sato, Ken Hirai / , Harumi Tsuyuzaki, MICHICO, Keizo Nakanishi / , Minako Yoshida / , Mark Walker, John Octave, Roy Johnson, Velroy Bailey, Karlos Edwards, Joel Campbell, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Ewa Marczyk, Michelle Dixon, Yasuharu Nakanishi / , Nobuo Yagi /
Lyricist / Mike Wyzgowski, Nicholas St. Victor Brown, Michelle John-Douglas, Bill Crutchfield

Tracklist

Disc 1

01 Sing A Song (Prelude) 2:35
02 Reaching For The Top 5:46
03 Don't Leave Me 5:35
04 I'll Always Be On Your Mind 5:32
05 Every Generation 5:53
06 You and I 5:32
07 If You Ever 5:15
08 Sweet Inspiration 6:01
09 Eyes 5:25
10 Winners An' Losers 5:16
11 Your Life 3:37
12 Why Pretend 5:55
13 Sing A Song 5:00
14 Sing A Song (Forever) 0:26
Disc length 67:48

 

Notes

01 Sing A Song (Prelude)
Lyrics by Mike Wyzgowski
Choir: Freedom Gospel Choir
Backing vocals: Loren, Marion Powell, and Evette Briscoe
Drums programming: Hiroshi Matsui
Synthesizers programming: Shiro Sagisu
Guitar: Andrew Smith
Brass: Royal Mirrorball Orchestra
Strings: Royal Mirrorball Orchestra & London Session Orchestra
Harp: Tomoyuki Asakawa
Concert Masters: Eric Miyashiro (Brass) Tetsuya Ochiai (1st strings), and Gavyn Wright (2nd strings)

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios, London
Orchestra recorded by Masahiro Kawagucci at Little Bach Studio, Tokyo
Mixed by Marcellus Fernandes at Olympic Studios, London

02 Reaching For The Top
Co-produced and lyrics by Nicholas St. Victor Brown
Lead vocals: Bazil Meade
Choir: NIQI's choir
Drums, bass and percussions: Jerome Brown
Rhodes and synthesizers programming: Nicholas St. Victor Brown
Tenor sax solo: Osamu Koike
Guitar: Andrew Smith
Brass: Royal Mirrorball Orchestra
Strings: London Session Orchestra
Concert masters: Eric Miyashiro (Brass) and Gavyn Wright (Strings)

Rhythm and choir arranged by Nicholas St. Victor Brown
Brass and strings arranged by Shiro Sagisu

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios, London
Brass recorded by Masahiro Kawagucci at Little Bach Studio, Tokyo
Mixed by Marcellus Fernandes at Olympic Studios, London

03 Don't Leave Me
Lyrics by Michelle John-Douglas
Lead & backing vocals: Michelle John-Douglas
Drums and synthesizers programming: Shiro Sagisu
Accordion solo: Coba
Strings: Royal Mirrorball Orchestra
Concert master: Tetsuya Ochiai

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios, London
Strings recorded by Masahiro Kawagucci at Little Bach Studio, Tokyo
Mixed by Marcellus Fernandes at Olympic Studios, London

04 I'll Always Be On Your Mind
Lyrics by Mike Wyzgowski
Lead & backing vocals: Marion Powell
Backing vocals: Gina Foster and Derek Green
Drums and synthesizers programming: Shiro Sagisu
Pedal steel guitar: Tsuyoshi Kon
Flutes: Osamu Koike

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios, London
Lead vocal recorded by Martin Lascelles at De-Mix Studio, London
Orchestra recorded by Masahiro Kawagucci at Little Bach Studio, Tokyo
Mixed by Marcellus Fernandes at Olympic Studios, London

05 Every Generation
Lyrics by Mike Wyzgowski
Lead vocals: Ian Pitter
Backing vocals: Gina Foster and Derek Green
Drums and synthesizers programming: Shiro Sagisu
Virtual rhodes solo: Makoto Kuriya
Brass and strings: Royal Mirrorball Orchestra
Concert masters: Eric Miyashiro (Brass) and Tetsuya Ochiai (Strings)

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios, London
Orchestra recorded by Masahiro Kawagucci at Little Bach Studio, Tokyo
Mixed by Marcellus Fernandes at Olympic Studios, London

06 You and I
Co-produced by T-Kura for GIANTSWING
Lyrics by Mike Wyzgowski
Lead & backing vocals: Loren
Backing vocals: Gina Foster and Derek Green
Drums and synthesizers programming: T-Kura
Eletric piano: Kazuhiro "Kaz" Kato

Vocals arranged by Shiro Sagisu
Rhythm arranged by T-Kura

Vocals recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios, London
Rhythm recorded by T-Kura at Studio Raise, Tokyo
Mixed by T-Kura at Studio Raise, Tokyo

07 If You Ever
Lyrics by Mike Wyzgowski
Lead & backing vocals: Ian Pitter
Backing vocals: Gina Foster and Derek Green
Drums and synthesizers programming: Shiro Sagisu
Guitar: Tsuyoshi Kon
Strings: Royal Mirrorball Orchestra
Concert master: Tetsuya Ochiai

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios, London
Strings recorded by Masahiro Kawagucci at Little Bach Studio, Tokyo
Mixed by Marcellus Fernandes at Olympic Studios, London

08 Sweet Inspiration
Co-produced by Kiyoshi "KC" Matsuo for Never Too Much Productions
Lyrics by Mike Wyzgowski
Vocals: Chikuzen Sato, Ken Hirai, Harumi Tsuyuzaki, MICHICO, Keizo Nakanishi, and Minako Yoshida
Choir: Freedom Gospel Choir
Electric piano and synth bass: Shiro Sagisu
Piano: Mark Walker
Hammond Organ: John Octave
Guitar: Andrew Smith
Bass: Roy Johnson
Drums: Velroy Bailey
Percussions: Karlos Edwards
Brass and strings: Royal Mirrorball Orchestra
Concert masters: Eric Miyashiro (Brass) and Tetsuya Ochiai (Strings)

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios, London
Orchestra recorded by Masahiro Kawagucci at Little Bach Studio, Tokyo
Mixed by Marcellus Fernandes at Olympic Studios, London

09 Eyes
Lyrics by Mike Wyzgowski
Lead vocals: Loren
Choir: Freedom Gospel Choir
Rhodes: Joel Campbell
Hammond: Mark Walker
Guitar: Andrew Smith
Bass: Roy Johnson
Drums: Velroy Bailey
Percussion: Karlos Edwards
Tenor sax solo: Osamu Koike
Brass and strings: Royal Mirrorball Orchestra
Concert masters: Eric Miyashiro (Brass) and Tetsuya Ochiai (Strings)

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios, London
Orchestra recorded by Masahiro Kawagucci at Little Bach Studio, Tokyo
Mixed by Marcellus Fernandes at Olympic Studios, London

10 Winners An' Losers
Lyrics by Bill Crutchfield
Lead vocals: Loren
Choir: Freedom Gospel Choir
Orchestra: Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
Concert master: Ewa Marczyk (Violin)

Orchestral arrangement by Takayuki Hattori
Choral arrangement by Loren and Shiro Sagisu

Orchestra conducted by Masamichi Amano
Orchestra manager: Wojciech Nowak
Orchestra recorded by CD Accord at Philharmonia Hall, Warsaw
Recording engineer: Andrzej Sasin and Andrzej Lupa
Editing enginner: Julita Emanuilow
Mixed by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios, London

11 Your Life
Lyrics by Mike Wyzgowski
Lead & backing vocals: Michelle Dixon
Choir: Freedom Gospel Choir
Piano: Yasuharu Nakanishi
Guitar: Andrew Smith
Bass: Roy Johnson
Drums: Velroy Bailey
Percussion: Karlos Edwards
Harmonica solo: Nobuo Yagi
Brass: Royal Mirrorball Orchestra
Concert master: Eric Miyashiro

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios, London
Brass recorded by Masahiro Kawagucci at Little Bach Studio, Tokyo
Mixed by Marcellus Fernandes at Olympic Studios, London

12 Why Pretend
Lyrics by Mike Wyzgowski
Lead & backing vocals: Ian Pitter
Backing vocals: Loren, Marion Powell, and Evette Briscoe
Choir: Freedom Gospel Choir
Drums and synthesizer programming: Shiro Sagisu
Guitar: Andrew Smith
Brass and strings: Royal Mirrorball Orchestra
Harp: Tomoyuki Asakawa
Concert masters: Eric Miyashiro (Brass) and Tetsuya Ochiai (Strings)

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios, London
Orchestra recorded by Masahiro Kawagucci at Little Bach Studio, Tokyo
Mixed by Marcellus Fernandes at Olympic Studios, London

13 Sing A Song
Lyrics by Mike Wyzgowski
Choir: Freedom Gospel Choir
Backing vocals: Loren, Marion Powell, and Evette Briscoe
Drums programming: Hiroshi Matsui
Synthesizers programming: Shiro Sagisu
Guitar: Andrew Smith
Percussion: Karlos Edwards
Brass and strings: Royal Mirrorball Orchestra
Harp: Tomoyuki Asakawa
Concert masters: Eric Miyashiro (Brass) and Tetsuya Ochiai (Strings)

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios, London
Orchestra recorded by Masahiro Kawagucci at Little Bach Studio, Tokyo
Mixed by Marcellus Fernandes at Olympic Studios, London

14 Sing A Song (Prelude)
Lyrics by Mike Wyzgowski
Choir: Freedom Gospel Choir
Strings: London Session Orchestra
Concert master: Gavyn Wright

Recorded by Philip Bagenal at Eastcote Studios, London
Mixed by Marcellus Fernandes at Olympic Studios, London

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Produced, composed and arranged by Shiro Sagisu for Ro-JAM

Co-operated by Kiyoshi Matsuo (Never Too Much Productions), Osami Sugiyama and Shinji Kawaguchi (Pioneer LDC), Masakazu Sakuma (Five Nine Factory) and Yuiko Mukaino (Ro-JAM)

Assisted by Maiko Wada (Rhythmedia), Yukiko Tanimoto (Ro-JAM), Peggy, Preetesh and Anti (Eastcote Studios), Maiko Saitoh (Five Nine Factory), Haruo Yoda, Tamotsu Suzuki, Masaya Wada and Minako Nozue (Universoul), Keith (Olympic Studios), R.d. (PROPS), Naitoh-kun (Little Bach Studio), Yoko-O and Hara (Music Land), Nagano-kun and Saitoh-kun (Pariya), Larry (Powers House of Sound)

Photo by Tomoko Yoneda
Artwork by Kazuhiro Takiya
Lyrics Translation by Hitomi Watase
Mastered by Herb Powers Jr. at Powers House of Sound, NYC

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