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9.5 Carats
Inoue Yosui Aged 36; a Singer by Profession
Date:25, Dec, 2014
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Inoue Yosui is a Japanese popular singer-songwriter who made his debut in 1969. He is widely renowned for his unique voice, mysterious lyrics, and dark sunglasses that he has often worn.


9.5 Carats
Released on Dec. 21, 1984

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01. はーばーらいと
02. ダンスはうまく踊れない
03. TRANSIT
04. A.B.C.D. 
05. 恋の予感
06. いっそ セレナーデ
07. 飾りじゃないのよ涙は
08. からたちの花
09. ワインレッドの心


Blue lines mean my recommendations.
Then, what album, except the best albums, shows his real power as a singer most? What has told Japanese that he is truly a great one? It is his 1984 studio album “9.5 Carats.”

Inoue Yosui was also well-known as a hit song maker around 1980. He wrote several songs for other singers like Mizutani Yutaka, Sawada Kenji, Anezen Chitai, Nakamori Akina and others. Inoue Yosui tried to make and release the cover versions. Then, “9.5 Carats” was born in the end of 1984. In the nine, his original song is only one "いっそ セレナーデ."

Viewed from the opposite side, most of the songs had already impressed by each singer. It is supposed that it meant Inoue Yosui had to get over the tall hurdles as a singer of middle standing at the time.

Over the imaginary fears, Inoue Yosui recoated all songs into his own with his sweet voice and showed us beautiful ones.

It is said he is richer in spots to resonate inside his mouth than the usual, and it sounds loud even he sings low. That voice is just like velvets or a cool breeze. “9.5 Carats” also gives us his mellowness.

Some are written by other lyricists as Matsumoto Takashi, Matsutoya Yumi and so on, and also there are two composed by Tamaki Koji from Anzen Chitai. But every song is completely colored by Inoue Yosui with his singing. Oricon said “9.5 Carats” sold over 1.14 million and became No. 1 throughout 1985 on its album chart.

“9.5 Carats” is still at the stores, after being remastered, for desiring you to know his wonder as one singer. Why do not you try?



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