Hiroshi Takano

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Hiroshi Takano
Born (1964-12-14) December 14, 1964 (age 52)
Origin Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Genres Rock, pop, synthpop, power pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist
Instruments Vocals
Electric sitar
Years active 1986–present
Labels East World/Toshiba EMI
Agent Consipio/Pony Canyon
Five Stars
Universal Music Group/Milestone Crowds Records
Website Official

Hiroshi Takano (高野 寛?, Takano Hiroshi) (born December 14, 1964) is a Japanese singer, composer, lyricist, music arranger, guitarist and producer. In the end of 1980s and early 1990s, he recorded some successful records which were produced by Todd Rundgren. He has contributed to the works of many musicians, such as Towa Tei and Ryuichi Sakamoto.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Japanese albums chart Producer(s)
1988 hullo hulloa did not chart Yukihiro Takahashi
1989 Ring 47 Hiroshi Takano, Takeshi Kobayashi
1990 Cue 2 Todd Rundgren
1991 Awakening 8 Todd Rundgren
1992 th@nks 20 Hiroshi Takano
1993 I 34 Hiroshi Takano, Tsuneo Imabori
1994 Sorrow and Smile 48 Hiroshi Takano, Towa Tei, Ryuichi Sakamoto
1996 Rain or Shine 80 Hiroshi Takano, Gota Yashiki
1999 tide did not chart Hiroshi Takano
2004 確かな光 (Tashika na Hikari) 125 Hiroshi Takano


Year Album Japanese albums chart
1990 Better Than New (EP) 13
1992 Timeless Piece: The Best of 30
1997 Extra Edition did not chart
2004 相変わらずさ(Aikawarazusa): Best Songs 1988-2004 174

Live album[edit]

Year Album Japanese albums chart Producer
2000 Ride on Tide did not chart Hiroshi Takano

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