Japanese title: 五木ひろし デュエット特選14
Romaji title: Itsuki Hiroshi DUETTO tokusen 14
English title: Hiroshi Itsuki Duets, 14 (tracks) Specially Selected

Release date: 1995.11.25

Catalog nr: TKCI-70760 (CD) / TKTI-20440 (Cassette)
Label: Tokuma Japan Communications

First press: no


"Hiroshi Itsuki Duets Tokusen 14" is a compilation album featuring duets sung by Hiroshi Itsuki and different female singers. 

In 1994, Yuki Maeda won the Hiroshi Itsuki ’94 POPULAR SINGER’S CONTEST, singing the song Hana Banka («Flower Elegy»). The price was that Hiroshi Itsuki would become the winner’s producer/manager, and the following year Maeda participated in two songs on this album, credited as Yuki (ゆき).

This album might have been released on vinyl as well.


TRACK LIST


01. 愛のバラードを・・・となりで (Ai no Ballad wo… Tonari de; Ballad of love…Side by Side)
02. 二枚目酒 〈居酒屋パートII〉(Nimaimezake〈Izakaya Part II; Attractive Drunks (Tavern Part II))
03. デュオ しのび逢い (Duo Shinobi Ai; Duo Secret Rendez-vous)
04. ふたりの大阪 (Futari no Osaka; Osaka for the Two of Us)
05. 浪花恋しぐれ (Naniwa Koi Shigure; Tears of lovers in Osaka)
06. ふりふり (Furifuri; Shake Shake)
07. ふたりのラブソング (Futari no Love Song; Love Song for Two)
08. 相惚れ川 (Aibore Kawa; A Kiss by the River)
09. 居酒屋 (Izakaya; Tavern)
10. 北空港 (Kita Kuukou; Northern Airport)
11. 浪花物語 (Naniwa Monogatari; Story of Osaka)
12. 悲しいくらい心を染めて (Kanashii Kurai Kokoro wo Somete; Turn Me on ’till I Feel Melancholy)
13. できごころからまごころまで (Dekigokoro Kara Magokoro Made; From Whim to Devotion)
14. 紅あざみ (Beni Azami; Red Thistle)


CREDITS


愛のバラードを・・・となりで (Ai no Ballad wo… Tonari de)

Lyrics: Toyohisa Araki | Music: Hiroshi Itsuki | Arrangement: Kouji Ryuuzaki

This song is a duet between Hiroshi Itsuki and Mami Ishizuka.


二枚目酒〈居酒屋ーII〉(Nimaimezake〈Izakaya Part II〉)

Lyrics: Yuu Aku | Music: Katsuo Ohno | Arrangement: Nobuyuki Sakuraba

This song is a duet between Hiroshi Itsuki and Marie.

 

しのび逢い (Shinobi Ai) 

Lyrics: Takashi Taka | Music: Hiroshi Itsuki | Arrangement: Kouji Ryuuzaki

This song is a duet between Hiroshi Itsuki and Yoshiko Tanaka.

Vinyl single

ふたりの大阪 (Futari no Osaka)

Lyrics: Osamu Yoshioka | Music: Shousuke Ichikawa | Arrangement: Takaharu Ikeda

This song is a duet between Hiroshi Itsuki and Mika Hino.


浪花恋しぐれ (Naniwa Koi Shigure)

Lyrics: Takashi Taka | Music: Chiaki Oka | Arrangement: Takaharu Ikeda

This song is a duet between Hiroshi Itsuki and Akemi Nogawa.

Naniwa is the former name of Osaka (a city in Japan).


ふりふり (Furifuri)

Lyrics: Yuu Aku | Music: Takashi Miki | Arrangement: Kei Wakakusa

This song is a duet between Hiroshi Itsuki and Wakiko Kanou.

In this song, «furifuri» is word-play for (1) shaking the body along with rock music, (2) shaking the singer’s long hair, and (3) being dumped by his girlfriend (furu = breaking up).


ふたりのラブソング (Futari no Love Song)

Lyrics: Osamu Yoshioka | Music: Hiroshi Itsuki | Arrangement: Tsuneo Itou

This song is a duet between Hiroshi Itsuki and Harumi Miyako.


相惚れ川 (Aibore Kawa)

Lyrics: Shouhei Mozu | Music: Hiroshi Itsuki | Arrangement: Takaharu Ikeda

This song is a duet between Hiroshi Itsuki and Yukari Mizuki.

«Aibore» is classical slang for «kiss», so that’s why the title is translated as «a kiss by the river».


居酒屋 (Izakaya)

Lyrics: Yuu Aku | Music & Arrangement: Katsu Ohno


This song is a duet between Hiroshi Itsuki and Nana Kinomi.


北空港 (Kita Kuukou)

Lyrics: You Yashiro | Music: Keisuke Hama | Arrangement: Nobuyuki Sakuraba

This song is a duet between Hiroshi Itsuki and Mika Hino.


浪花物語 (Naniwa Monogatari)

Lyrics: Shouhei Mozu | Music: Chiaki Oka | Arrangement: Takaharu Ikeda

This song is a duet between Hiroshi Itsuki and Mitsuko Nakamura.

Naniwa is the former name of Osaka (a city in Japan).


悲しいくらい心を染めて (Kanashii Kurai Kokoro wo Somete)

Lyrics: Toyohisa Araki | Music: Hiroshi Itsuki | Arrangement: Kouji Ryuuzaki

This song is a duet between Hiroshi Itsuki and Yuki Maeda.

The lyricist who wrote the lyrics for this song, also wrote the lyrics for Nakazawa’s debut single three years later.


できごころからまごころまで (Dekigokoro Kara Magokoro Made)

Lyrics: Yuu Aku | Music: Takashi Miki | Arrangement: Kei Wakakusa

This song is a duet between Hiroshi Itsuki and Wakiko Kanou.


紅あざみ (Beni Azami)

Lyrics: Ryuutarou Kinoshita | Music: Yukihito Itou | Arrangement: Norio Ido

This song is a duet between Hiroshi Itsuki and Yuki Maeda.



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