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The Swinging Star
For The Eternal Pops, Bygone Air Breathes
Date:02, Dec, 2014
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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The Swinging Star
Released on Nov. 14, 1992

Epic/Sony Records

01. The Swinging Star
02. Ano Natsu no Hanabi
03. DA DIDDLY DEET DEE
04. SAYONARA (Extended Version)
05. Ikitai no wa Mountain Mountain
06. Megane Goshi no Sora
07. Kessen wa Kinyōbi (Version of "The Dynamites")
08. Namida to Tatakatteru
09. HIDE AND SEEK
10. Taiyō ga Miteru
11. SWEET SWEET SWEET
12. Haretara Iine

Blue underlines mean recommended songs.

Produced by Mike Pela & Dreams Come True
“The Swinging Star” was released in 1992 November, as the fifth studio album of a Japanese famous pop band; Dreams Come True. That rightly has us Japanese feel sort of olden air, like a time machine.

First, the album explosively went inside Nippon as it sold over 3,000,000 copies for a month and held the title of the best-selling Japanese language album of all time for several years. That surprise happened also out of their surprising high quality, not only because Dreams Come True were in fashion at the time.

Second, the miraculous album includes several popular songs like “Haretara Iine” that was used on NHK’s Moring Drama “Hirari” and “Sweet Sweet Sweet” which was featured as the ending theme of “Sonic the Hedgehog 2.”

Finally, we won’t get it back when it has gone even with photos, diaries and movies. You all have no way to take up the flow of time and everything just turns into memories. But sound is a kind of vibration that goes thru shaking the air.

In 1989 when Dreams Come True made their debut, Yoshida Miwa, vocalist of the pop band, said “When we must express our own music in words, I am to say it is Eternal Pops because we desire to create what remains forever beyond times.”

Dreams Come True succeeded in confining the then air into “The Swinging Star.” As mentioned above, that built up a time. So we can say “The Swinging Star” gives you the bygone air more rightly than anything else. In addition, it is nothing but Eternal Pops. How great!



Reference:
"WHAT's IN?" Sony Magazines, 1989 June


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