Danzetsu

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Danzetsu
Danzetsu.jpg
Studio album by Yōsui Inoue
Released May 1, 1972
Genre Folk rock
Label Polydor Japan
Producer Hidenori Taga
Yōsui Inoue chronology
Danzetsu
(1972)
Yōsui II: Sentimental
(1972)
Singles from Kōri no Sekai
  1. "Jinsei ga Nido Areba"/"Danzetsu"
    Released: March 1, 1972
  2. "Kasa ga Nai"/"Kansha Shirazu no On'na"
    Released: July 1, 1972

Danzetsu (断絶?) is the debut album by Japanese singer-songwriter Yōsui Inoue, released in May 1972.

Backing tracks of the album were mainly played by the instrumentalists of The Mops, and they were arranged by the group's guitarist Katz Hoshi. Hoshi continued working as an arranger for most of Inoue's studio albums released in later years.

Prior to the album, "Jinsei ga Nido Areba" came out as a single (B-Side was the album's title track which features his aggressive vocals that homage Paul and Linda McCartney's song "Monkberry Moon Delight"). Danzetsu is best known by "Kasa ga Nai" which was released as the second single from the album. It became one of his signature songs, and later recorded by multiple artists like Off Course, Kazuyoshi Saito, UA, Mucc, and Akina Nakamori. Bank Band, the charity project formed by Mr. Children's frontman Kazutoshi Sakurai and his musical collaborator Takeshi Kobayashi, interpreted the song "Kagirinai Yokubō" on their album 'Soushi Souai released in 2004.

Because of his breakthrough in the following year, Danzetsu enjoyed long-term commercial success on the Japanese Oricon charts during the mid-1970s, entering there for over three years.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Yōsui Inoue, arranged by Katz Hoshi

Side one[edit]

  1. "Akogare (あこがれ?)" – 4:00
  2. "Danzetsu (断絶?)" – 3:57
  3. "Moshimo Ashita ga Hare nara (もしも明日が晴れなら?)" – 2:30
  4. "Kansha Shirazu no On'na (感謝知らずの女?)" – 3:09
  5. "Chiisana Te (小さな手?)" – 3:27
  6. "Jinsei ga Nido Areba (人生が二度あれば?)" – 5:00

Side two[edit]

  1. "Ai wa Kimi (愛は君?)" – 2:44
  2. "Hato ga Naiteiru (ハトが泣いている?)" – 2:27
  3. "Shiroi Fune (白い船?)" – 3:33
  4. "Kagirinai Yokubou (限りない欲望?)" – 4:24
  5. "Uchi e Okaeri (家へお帰り?)" – 2:42
  6. "Kasa ga Nai (傘がない?)" – 5:31

Personnel[edit]

  • Yosui Inoue – folk guitar, vocals
  • Takao Kisugifolk guitar
  • Shigeru Hara – folk guitar
  • Katz Hoshi – folk and Electric guitars
  • Taro Miyuki – bass guitar
  • Jun Fukamachi – piano, Hammond organ
  • Johnny Yamazaki – electric Piano
  • Mikiharu Suzuki – drums

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Album Country Chart Position Weeks Sales
Danzetsu Japan Oricon Weekly LP Albums Chart (top 100)[1] 8 163 510,000+

Single[edit]

Single B-Side Chart Position Sales
"Kasa ga Nai" "Kansha Shirazu no Onna" Japanese Oricon Weekly (top 100) 69 63,000

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog number Notes
Japan May 1, 1972 Polydor LP MR5013
Unknown LP MR3302
August 1, 1985 CD H32P20035
September 1, 1990 POCH-1022
June 26, 1996 POCH-1571 Original recording digitally remastered
December 19, 2001 Universal UPCH-1123 Original recording digitally remastered
October 4, 2006 UPCY-6252 2001 Remaster
LP UPJY-9001
December 17, 2009 SHM-CD UPCY-6500

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yamachan Land (Archives of the Japanese record charts) – Albums Chart Daijiten – Yosui Inoue" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on June 19, 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-24.