FS3 – Folk Songs 3

Release date: 2002.10.23

Catalog nr: PKCP-5010
Label: Piccolo Town

First press: no


"Folk Songs 3" is a cover album of famous Japanese folk songs, released by Yuko Nakazawa, Miki Fujimoto and Maki Goto. Some of the songs also feature Gen Takayama on vocals (he is an enka singer featured on the same label as Hello! Project).

The album charted for two weeks, reaching #17 on the Oricon charts, and selling 22.230 copies.

Promo poster

Promo poster

A concert video (released on dvd and vhs), entitled FOLK SONGS 3 LIVE, was also released on February 26th, 2003. It had performances of all the songs from this album, as well as performances of Fujimoto’s, Goto’s and Nakazawa’s latest releases (at that time). The girls were supported by fellow label artist Gen Takayama. 

VHS (2003), DVD (2003) and DVD re-release (2005):


TRACK LIST


CD
01. 卒業写真 (Sotsugyou Shashin; Graduation Photo)
02. 初恋 (Hatsukoi; First Love)
03. マイ・ピュア・レディ (My Pure Lady)
04. 結婚するって本当ですか? (Kekkon Suru tte Hontou Desu ka?; Is It True You’re Getting Married?)
05. 贈る言葉 (Okoru Kotoba; NA)
06. あなた (Anata; You)
07. 帰れない二人 (Kaerenai Futari; NA)
08. 誰もいない海 (Daremo Inai Umi; The Deserted Seaside)
09. 青春時代 (Seishun Jidai; Age of Youth)
10. 風 (Kaze; The Wind)
11. 雨が空から降れば (Ame ga Sora Kara Fureba; If the Rain Fall from the Sky)
12. 結婚しようよ (Kekkon Shiyouyo; Let’s Get Married)
13. 思い出まくら (Omoide Makura; Pillow of Memories)
14. さなえちゃん (Sanae-chan; Little Sanae)
15. あの素晴しい愛をもう一度 (Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mou Ichido; Wishing That Wonderful Love Would Come Back Again)

DVD

In addition to the live concert, there’s also interviews and making-of on the DVD.

  1. あの素晴らしい愛をもう一度 (Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mou Ichido) by Yuko Nakazawa, Maki Goto and Miki Fujimoto
  2. 雨が空から降れば (Ame ga Sora Kara Fureba) by Maki Goto
  3. 想い出まくら (Omoide Makura) by Yuko Nakazawa
  4. あなた (Anata)  by Maki Goto
  5. 風 (Kaze)  by Yuko Nakazawa and Miki Fujimoto
  6. 卒業写真 (Sotsugyou Shashin)  by Maki Goto
  7. サン・トワ・マミー (Sans Toi Ma Mie)  by Maki Goto
  8. マイ・ピュア・レディー (My Pure Lady) by Miki Fujimoto
  9. ボーイフレンド (Boyfriend) by Miki Fujimoto
  10. 帰れない二人 (Kaerenai Futari) by Yuko Nakazawa
  11. 東京美人 (Tokyo Bijin)  by Yuko Nakazawa [note: This is Nakazawa’s 7th single]
  12. さなえちゃん (Sanae-chan) by Miki Fujimoto and Maki Goto
  13. 結婚しようよ (Kekkon Shiyouyo) by Miki Fujimoto and Maki Goto
  14. 誰もいない海 (Daremo Inai Umi) by Maki Goto and Gen Takayama
  15. 初恋 (Hatsukoi) by Yuko Nakazawa, Maki Goto and Miki Fujimoto
  16. 結婚するって本当ですか? (Kekkon Suru tte Hontou Desu ka?) by Yuko Nakazawa, Maki Goto and Miki Fujimoto
  17. 青春時代 (Seishun Jidai) by Yuko Nakazawa, Maki Goto and Miki Fujimoto
  18. 贈る言葉 (Okoru Kotoba) by Yuko Nakazawa, Maki Goto and Miki Fujimoto
  19. あの素晴らしい愛をもう一度 (Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mou Ichido) by Yuko Nakazawa, Maki Goto and Miki Fujimoto

CREDITS


卒業写真(Sotsugyou Shashin)

Lyrics & Music: Yumi Arai | Arrangement: Hiroyasu Yano

This song is sung by Maki Goto. The original belongs to Yumi Matsutoya. 

 


初恋 (Hatsukoi)

Lyrics & Music: Kouzou Murashita | Arrangement: Hiroyasu Yano

This song is sung by Yuko Nakazawa. The original belongs to Kousou Murashita, first released in 1983. 

 


マイ・ピュア・レディ (My Pure Lady)

Lyrics & Music: Ami Ozaki | Arrangement: Yasuaki Maejima

This song is sung by Miki Fujimoto. The original belongs to Ami Ozaki. 

 


結婚するって本当ですか? (Kekkon Suru tte Hontou Desu ka?)

Lyrics: Hiroko Kubota Music: Masatoshi Sakakibara | Arrangement: Masakazu Ueno

This song is sung by Maki Goto and Yuko Nakazawa. The original belongs to Da Capo. 

 


贈る言葉 (Okoru Kotoba)

Lyrics: Tetsuya Takeda Music: Kazuomi Chiba | Arrangement: Yutaka Kumada

This song is sung by Miki Fujimoto. The original belongs to the band Kaientai. The song was first released in 1979. 

 


あなた (Anata)

Lyrics & Music: Akiko Kosaka | Arrangement: Taisei

This song is sung by Maki Goto. The original, first releasef in 1973, belongs to Akiko Kosaka. 

 


帰れない二人 (Kaerenai Futari)

Lyrics & Music: Akima Inoue, Kiyoshirou Imawano | Arrangement: Yasuaki Maejima

This song is sung by Yuko Nakazawa. The original belongs to Yousui Inoue. 

 


誰もいない海 (Daremo Inai Umi)

Lyrics: Youko Yamaguchi Music: Tsunemi Naitou | Arrangement: Taisei

This song is sung by Maki Goto and Gen Takayama. The original, first released in 1967, belongs to Yasuko Ooki.

 


青春時代 (Seishun Jidai)

Lyrics: Yuu Aku Music: Kouichi Morita | Arrangement: Yutaka Kumada

This song is sung by Maki Goto, Yuko Nakazawa and Miki Fujimoto. The original, first released in 1976, belongs to Kouichi Morita to Top Grand (トップギャラン). This track was also covered by MAX in 1997 (as a trance version), and by Morning Musume in 2008 (on their album «Cover You»).

The song became so popular that «Kouichi Morita to Top Grand» performed it at the 28th Kouhaku Utagassen (a popular New Year’s show).

This track is also available on the limited Hawaiian release Hello! Project Best 1.

 


風 (Kaze)

Lyrics: Osamu Kitayama Music: Norihiko Hashida | Arrangement: Taisei

This song is sung by Yuko Nakazawa and Miki Fujimoto. The original, first released in 1968, belongs to the band Hashida Noriko to Shoebelts. 

Jiro Sugita, who is supporting on the Folk Songs albums was in this band. He has also written several of the songs on the folk songs albums.

 


雨が空から降れば (Ame ga Sora Kara Fureba)

Lyrics: Minoru Becchaku Music: Hitoshi Komuro | Arrangement: Yutaka Kumada

This song is sung by Maki Goto. The original belongs to Rokumonsen (a band formed in 1968, who replaced their members on an annual basis. Sounds familiar?). 

 


結婚しようよ (Kekkon Shiyou yo)

Lyrics & Music: Takurou Yoshida | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi

This song is sung by Miki Fujimoto. The original, released in 1972, belongs to Takurou Yoshida.

 


思い出まくら (Omoide Makura)

Lyrics & Music: Kyouko Kosaka | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi

This song is sung by Yuko Nakazawa. The original belongs to Kyouko Kosaka. It was released in 1975 and sold an astonishing 1.300.000 copies.

 


さなえちゃん (Sanae-chan)

Lyrics & Music: Reichi Nakaido | Arrangement: Masakazu Ueno

This song is sung by Maki Goto and Miki Fujimoto. The original, first reelased in 1976, belongs to Furuido (meaning Old Unused Well), a folk duo active throughout the 70’s.

 


あの素晴しい愛をもう一度 (Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mou Ichido)

Lyrics: Osamu Kitayama Music: Kazuhiko Katou | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi

This song is sung by Maki Goto, Yuko Nakazawa and Miki Fujimoto. The original, first released in 1971, belongs to Kazuhiko Katou to Osamu Kitayama. 

This song is also available on the limited Hawaiian release Hello! Project Best 2.


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