Masashi Sada

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Masashi Sada
Birth name Masashi Sada (佐田 雅志 Sada Masashi?)
Born (1952-04-10) April 10, 1952 (age 63)
Origin Nagasaki, Nagasaki, Japan
Genres Folk-pop, kayōkyoku
Occupation(s) Singer, composer, lyricist, radio-DJ, novelist
Instruments Vocals, guitars, violin
Years active 1973–present
Labels Free Flight, Warner-Pioneer, FOA Records, Teichiku
Website www.sada.co.jp

Masashi Sada (さだ まさし Sada Masashi?, born April 10, 1952) is a Japanese singer, lyricist, composer, novelist, actor, and a film producer.

Sada formed the folk duo Grape with Masami Yoshida in 1972, and they made their debut as recording artists a year afterward. The pair rose to fame owing to the hit song "Shourou Nagashi" (精霊流し) composed by Sada, which peaked at the number-two position on the Japanese Oricon chart in 1974. They broke up in 1976, after producing some hit singles including "En-kiri Dera" (縁切寺) and "Muen Zaka" (無縁坂).

Sada released his first solo album entitled Kikyorai shortly after Grape's dissolution. Following the commercial success of the number-one hit single "Amayadori" (雨やどり, Shelter from the rain) in 1977, he enjoyed a recording career as one of the most popular Japanese male artists during the late 1970s and the first half of the 1980s.

Throughout his career as a musician, Sada released over 35 solo albums and 70 singles, and multiple live albums or compilations. Since the release of Shourou Nagashi, published in 2001, Sada has also worked as a novelist.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Wasuremono (わすれもの) / Lost Property (25 August 1974) / as 'Grape'
  • Seseragi (せせらぎ) / Babble (25 May 1975) / as 'Grape'
  • Communication (コミュニケーション) (25 November 1975) / as 'Grape'
  • Kikyorai (帰去来) / I Come Back (25 November 1976)
  • Kazamidori (風見鶏) / Weathercock (25 July 1977)
  • Anthology (私花集) (25 March 1978)
  • Yume Kuyo (夢供養) / Memorials of Dreams (10 April 1979)
  • Inshoha (印象派) / Impressionists (10 October 1980)
  • Utsuroi (うつろひ) / Transition (25 June 1981)
  • Yume no Wadachi (夢の轍) / Rut of Dreams (11 December 1982)
  • Kaze no Omokage (風のおもかげ) / Vestiges of Winds (30 November 1983)
  • Glass Age (Glass Age -硝子の世代-) (12 December 1984)
  • ADVANTAGE (12 June 1985)
  • Jibun Shokogun (自分症候群) / Oneself Syndrome (21 December 1985)
  • Yume Kaikisen (夢回帰線) / The Dream Tropic (25 July 1987)
  • Kazemachi Dori no Hitobito (風待通りの人々) / People on the Street that is Waiting for Breeze (25 July 1988)
  • Yume no Fuku Koro (夢の吹く頃) / Time Blowing Dream (25 January 1989)
  • Yume Bakari Miteita (夢ばかりみていた) I Only Dreamed (25 February 1990)
  • Yume Kaikisen II (夢回帰線II) / The Dream Tropic Second (25 August 1990)
  • Kazoku no Shozo (家族の肖像) Portrait of a Family (25 July 1991)
  • Ano Koro ni Tsuite -Season of Raisin- (あの頃について -シーズン・オブ・レーズン-) (10 November 1991) / as 'Raisin'
  • Honobono (ほのぼの) / Heartwarming (10 November 1992)
  • Aimiteno (逢ひみての) / Rendezvous (25 October 1993)
  • Omoide Dorobo (おもいで泥棒) / Burglar who Steal Dreams (25 October 1994)
  • Sayonara Nippon (さよならにっぽん) / Good-bye Japan (25 October 1995)
  • Furukusai Koi no Uta Bakari (古くさい恋の唄ばかり) / Just old-fashioned Love Songs (25 October 1996)
  • Yumeuta (夢唄) / Dream Song (21 November 1997)
  • Kokoro no Jidai (心の時代 / Period of Heart (23 September 1998)
  • Toki no Sumika (季節の栖) / Habitats of Seasons(23 June 1999)
  • Nihon Kaku Setsu (日本架空説) / Japan Fancied Theory(21 September 2000)
  • Alstroemeria (夢百合草 (あるすとろめりあ)) (27 February 2002)
  • Yume no Tsuzuki (夢のつづき) / Continuation of a Dream (26 September 2002)
  • Slow Life Story (すろうらいふすとーりー) (22 October 2003)
  • Koibumi (恋文) / Love Letter (22 September 2004)
  • Tokoshie (とこしへ) / Forever (7 September 2005)
  • Utsukushiki Nihon no Omokage (美しき日本の面影) / Beautiful Japanese Vestiges (6 September 2006)
  • Mist (12 September 2007)
  • Utsukushii Asa / Beautiful Morning (美しい朝) (9 June 2009)
  • Yokan (予感) / Premonition (9 June 2010)
  • Sada City (11 July 2011)
  • Mou Kurukoro... (もう来る頃…) / Time It Will Come (13 June 2012)
  • Dai Ni Gakushou (第二楽章) / The Second Movement (10 September 2014)
  • Kaze no Kiseki (風の軌跡) / Track of winds (8 July 2015)

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