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Old Jun 25, 2008, 02:58 PM
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Can anyone provide any more insight on this statement:

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Although being credited in the back cover, Hirotaka Izumi's participation is unknown.
Also, I'm not so sure about removing Kukeiha Club, and adding Motoaki Furukawa. Were the other members of Kukeiha Club not involved in the composition and performance?
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 09:12 PM
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For this album, it's correct to credit Motoaki Furukawa for composition and arrangement. He created it, people mostly external to Konami performed it. It wasn't until quite a bit later that a more consistent Kukeiha Club line-up formed.

On that note, Kukeiha Club ~ Hope strangely credits the composers as arrangers despite the additional notes being right. The composer as 'Konami Kukeiha Club' is also wrong no matter what the definition is of that confusing term. If it's treated as the generic Konami sound team name, no Konami game compositions are featured. If it's treated as the band's name, it should be 'Kukeiha Club' -- it's only 'Konami Kukeiha Club' when it's covers.
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 03:31 AM
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So are you saying that, even though the album is called Kukieha Club, it wasn't really performed by Kukeiha Club, because they didn't exist as a cohesive unit until later?
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It's still a Kukeiha Club album even though its performers aren't the cohesive unit and there are cover tracks. However, it's more like another Motoaki Furukawa solo album in terms of composition and arrangement.

The history and terminology of the Kukeiha Club is pretty confusing. The Konami sound team has been variably referred to as the 'Kukeiha Club' and 'Konami Kukeiha Club' since some of their earliest releases. But the 'Kukeiha Club' is also a original jazz fusion band. It evolved from a group of studio musicians into a cohesive unit and finally into the jazz fusion cover band the 'Konami Kukeiha Club' bringing the three part pro-fusion series. It was disbanded when Furukawa was moved to some obscure division in 1998.

By the way, I'm definitely not a Kukeiha Club expert although I'm pretty sure all this is right. I still don't know that much about their performances and whatnot so will try to do some research. To be honest, I find their music and anything by Motoaki Furukawa since 1990 overrated, though his collaborative shooter works before than were cool.
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Okay, I've processed the updates, since they seem to represent the best that we know, but I added Kukeiha Club back in as a performer.
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Can anyone provide any more insight on this statement:

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Although being credited in the back cover, Hirotaka Izumi's participation is unknown.

Also, I'm not so sure about removing Kukeiha Club, and adding Motoaki Furukawa. Were the other members of Kukeiha Club not involved in the composition and performance?
Sorry for being late, Secret Squirrel. Like Chris said, only Motoaki Furukawa performed in the album as guitarist. Jun Funahashi and Yukie Morimoto (credited as "Kukeiha Club" with Furukawa in the back cover) don't play any instruments in the album. About the statement, I added because I found the performers list in three different sites, and Hirotaka Izumi (和泉宏隆) misteriously isn't credited in all of them despite the back cover info. He is a pianist, by the way.

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Does someone could identify this composer?

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林登茂美 could be "Tomomi Hayashi". Can't confirm though.

Also, it seems like she's supposed to be the lyricist rather than the composer. Maybe someone who owns the reprint can check.
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Thanks for the kanji transcription, Gigablah. I believe that this person is really the lyricist, because this track has background vocal. I hope someone could confirm this information in the reprint booklet.
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矩形波倶楽部 -KUKEIHA CLUB-

<KICA 1020> 1990年11月21日発売 \3,000円(税込)(税抜価格\2,913)

帯原本=縦12cm×横7cm CDジャケット原本=縦12cm×横12cm

 

 

1.Memories Of A Summer Island
 作曲、編曲:古川もとあき

2.On The Brilliant Earth
 作曲、編曲:古川もとあき

3.Good Night Pony
 作曲、編曲:古川もとあき

4.Shuffle In The Dark
 作曲:矩形波倶楽部/編曲:古川もとあき

5.Cross Over The Line
 作曲:矩形波倶楽部/編曲:古川もとあき

6.Twinkling Star
 作曲:矩形波倶楽部/編曲:古川もとあき

7.Return To Departure
 作曲:矩形波倶楽部/編曲:古川もとあき

8.Tell Me The Reason
 作曲:矩形波倶楽部/編曲:古川もとあき

9.Invisible Bridge
 作曲、編曲:古川もとあき

10.Quiero Voar
 作曲:林 登茂美/作曲:矩形波倶楽部/編曲:古川もとあき

 

 

1.Memories Of A Summer Island
 古川もとあき:Electric Guitar,Synthesizers & Programing
 櫻井哲夫★:Bass
 神保 彰★:Drums
 吉弘千鶴子:Piano


2.On The Brilliant Earth
 古川もとあき:Electric Guitar,Synthesizers & Programing
 櫻井哲夫★:Bass
 神保 彰★:Drums


3.Good Night Pony
 古川もとあき:Acoustic Guitar,Synthesizers & Programing
 須藤 満■:Bass
 則竹裕之■:Drums


4.Shuffle In The Dark
 古川もとあき:Electric Guitar,Synthesizers & Programing
 櫻井哲夫★:Bass
 神保 彰★:Drums
 吉弘千鶴子:Synthesizer Solo


5.Cross Over The Line
 古川もとあき:Electric Guitar,Synthesizers & Programing
 須藤 満■:Fletless Bass
 則竹裕之■:Drums
 吉弘千鶴子:Synthesizer Solo


6.Twinkling Star
 古川もとあき:Acoustic Guitar,Synthesizers & Programing


7.Return To Departure
 古川もとあき:Electric Guitar,Synthesizers & Programing
 櫻井哲夫★:Bass
 神保 彰★:Drums


8.Tell Me The Reason
 古川もとあき:Electric Guitar,Synthesizers & Programing
 須藤 満■:Bass
 則竹裕之■:Drums
 笹路正徳:Piano
 本田雅人:Saxophone


9.Invisible Bridge
 古川もとあき:Electric Guitar,Synthesizers & Programing
 須藤 満■:Bass
 則竹裕之■:Drums


10.Quiero Voar
 古川もとあき:Acoustic & Electric Guitar,Synthesizers & Programing
 須藤 満■:Bass
 則竹裕之■:Drums
 笹路正徳:Piano
 八木伸郎:Harmonica

 

■・・・courtesy of CBS/SONY RECORDS ★・・・courtesy of PONYDOR K.K.

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取扱い上のご注意

●ディスクを直射日光の当るところや高温多湿な場所に保管しないで下さい。

●このディスクのレーベルの反対側にはレーザー光線が当るので、この面に汚れやキズがつかぬようご注意下さ い。

●もし汚れがついたときは柔かい布で軽くふきとるか、エチルアルコールで除去して下さい。

 

CDジャケット裏原本=縦12cm×横12cm

 

Produced by MASAHIRO ANDOH■
All Songs Arranged by MOTOAKI FURUKAWA

KUKEIHA CLUB are
MOTOAKI FURUKAWA,JUN FUNAHASHI & YUKIE MORIMOTO

Guest Musicians
AKIRA JIMBO★,HIROYUKI NORITAKE■,TETSUO SAKURAI★,MITSURU SUTOH■,
HIROTAKA IZUMI■,CHIZUKO YOSHIHIRO,MASANORI SASAJI,MASATO HONDA,NOBUO YAGI
■・・・courtesy of CBS/SONY RECORDS
★・・・courtesy of POLYDOR K.K.

Recording Staff
Exective Producer:FUJIO SAKAI
Director:JUN OTSUKI
Recording & Mixing Engineer:TAKAO SUGA
Chief Assistant Engineer:YOSHIMASA SAKAGUCHI
Assistant Engineers:SHOJI NISHIZAWA & SUSUMU MASUDA
Mastering Engineer:AKIRA ANDO

Recording & Mixing Studio:KING STUDIO 2 & YK
Recorded on Aug,Sep,Oct 1990

Art Direction & Design:AKANE SHIROUZU
Cover Illustrated by:MASAHIKO FUJII

Artist Producted by KONAMI INDUSTRY CO.,LTD.
Special Thanks to:
MIKIO AOKI(CS Artists),SHOJI YAGI(CS Artists),AKIO"FUJINAMI"YAMADA(CS Artists),
FUMIAKI TAKAHASHI(HEAD OFF) SHUJI UEKUSA(HEAD OFF)
TOHRU KAWASUMI,HIROSHI YAMABE,MITSUTAKA EDAGAWA,MAYUMI TANABATA
YUMI TANNO(YAMAHA SHIBUYA SHOP),JUN ENDO,TAKUO UCHIDA,
TANPOPO JIDOU GASSHODAN & ALL STAFFS FAMILY

 

KICA1020 KING RECORD CO.,LTD. 2-12-13 OTOWA BUNKYO-KU TOKYO 112 JAPAN (C)KONAMI 1990

 

 

矩形波倶楽部 -KUKEIHA CLUB-

コナミ お宝 ゲーム・ミュージック・コレクション 版

<LC352> 1998年9月23日発売 \1,980円(税込)(税抜価格\1,886)

帯原本=縦12cm×横7cm CDジャケット原本=縦12cm×横12cm

 

CDジャケット裏原本=縦12cm×横12cm

 

Produced by MASAHIRO ANDOH※
All Songs Arranged By MOTOAKI FURUKAWA

KUKEIHA CLUB are
MOTOAKI FURUKAWA,JUN FUNAHASHI & YUKIE MORIMOTO

Guest Musicians
AKIRA JINBO,HIROYUKI NORITAKE※,TETSUO SAKURAI,MITSURU SUTOH※,
HIROTAKA IZUMI※,CHIZUKO YOSHIHIRO,MASANORI SASAJI,MASATO HONDA,NOBUO YAGI
*・・・by the courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment(Japan) Inc.

Recording Staff
Executive Producer:FUJIO SAKAI
Director:JUN OTSUKI
Recording & Mastering Engineer:TAKAO SUGA
Chief Assistant Engineer:YOSHIMASA SAKAGUCHI
Assistant Engineers:SHOJI NISHIZAWA & SUSUMU MASUDA
Mastering Engineer:AKIRA ANDO

Recording & Mixing Studio:KING STUDIO 2 & YK
Recorded on Aug,Sep,Oct 1990

Art Director & Design:AKANE SHIROUZU
Cover Illustrated by:MASAHIKO FUJII

Artist Producted by KONAMI INDUSTRY CO.,LTD.
Special Thanks to:
MIKIO AOKI(CS Artists),SHOJI YAGI(CS Artists),AKIO"FUJINAMI"YANADA(CS Artists),
FUMIAKI TAKAHASHI(HEAD OFF),SHUJI UEKUSA(HEAD OFF)
TOHRU KAWASUMI,HIROSHI YAMABE,MITSUTAKA EDAGAWA,MAYUMI TANABATA
YUMI TANNO(YAMAHA SHIBUYA SHOP)JUN ENDOH,TAKUO UCHIDA,
TANPOPO JIDOU GASSHODAN & ALL STAFFS FAMILY

おことわり:スタッフの表記は当時のままになっています。

 

KICA7912<LC352>コナミ株式会社 〒105-6021 東京都港区虎ノ門4-3-1 (C)1990 1998 KONAMI ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 
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I must also add that nowhere in the book do I see official sources to the Konami titles these are inspired by. Yes, the resemblances are obvious for most but "One Night In Neo Kobe City" as the arrangement for "Tell Me A Reason"? I don't hear it.

I would proclaim we make a note of how these are not official arrangements as there's no claim to it in print, merely inspirations.
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I must also add that nowhere in the book do I see official sources to the Konami titles these are inspired by. Yes, the resemblances are obvious for most but "One Night In Neo Kobe City" as the arrangement for "Tell Me A Reason"? I don't hear it.
Wow. I never noticed it before. Tell Me The Reason is One Night in Neo Kobe City. It's just a bit slower. But I don't see how. I mean, I hear it, but there is a conflict.

This album was released nearly 2 years before Snatcher was released on the PC-Engine, which is the first version of Snatcher to contain One Night in Neo Kobe City.

EDIT: Unless...One Night in Neo Kobe City is really Tell Me The Reason. If one assumes that the PC Engine version of Snatcher used the song on this album as inspiration, then there is no conflict.

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I would still dispute this as an arranged album. There's no sources of games on here. I'll say they're heavily influenced by said games (Return to Departure and Shuffle in the Dark), but no official mention of Gradius and Castlevania II.
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I must also add that nowhere in the book do I see official sources to the Konami titles these are inspired by. Yes, the resemblances are obvious for most but "One Night In Neo Kobe City" as the arrangement for "Tell Me A Reason"? I don't hear it.

I would proclaim we make a note of how these are not official arrangements as there's no claim to it in print, merely inspirations.
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Wow. I never noticed it before. Tell Me The Reason is One Night in Neo Kobe City. It's just a bit slower. But I don't see how. I mean, I hear it, but there is a conflict.

This album was released nearly 2 years before Snatcher was released on the PC-Engine, which is the first version of Snatcher to contain One Night in Neo Kobe City.

EDIT: Unless...One Night in Neo Kobe City is really Tell Me The Reason. If one assumes that the PC Engine version of Snatcher used the song on this album as inspiration, then there is no conflict.

References..
http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/snatcher/snatcher.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snatcher
"Tell Me the Reason" actually isn't a cover of "One Night" from the PC Engine Snatcher; it's a cover of "For M.M." from SD Snatcher (also on the SCC Memorial Series Snatcher -Joint Disk-).

Tell Me the Reason: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuMwI_OSMH8
For M.M.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyV4Jp7Stzo
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林登茂美 is credited as the co-composer of "Quiero Voar", but most likely is the lyricist of the song.
I just got a copy of this (first print) and 林登茂美 is credited as a lyricist (作詞), not a composer (作曲) as in our scans. I'm guessing mine is a slightly later print run still under the original KICA-1020 that fixed this typo. 林登茂美 should probably be added as a lyricist.

I see we don't have scans of the 1998 reprint - can anyone confirm what's written there?
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