Japanese title: ミュージカル「草原の人」オリジナルキャスト盤
Romaji title: MYUUJIKARU «sougen no hito» ORIJINARIKASUTO ban
English title: Musical «Prairie Girl» Original Cast Record

Release date: 2003.03.05

Catalog nr: EPCE-5202
Label: zetima

First press: unknown


«Sougen no Hito OST» is a soundtrack album from the musical of the same name. It stars Aya Matsuura in the lead role, her first musical, as well as Ayumi Shibata, Megumi Murata, Masae Ohtani, Hitomi Saito and Rinne Toda

 The album reached #62 on the Oricon charts, charting for two weeks.

The title of the play can be interpreted differently; it might refer to the people in the play («People of the Fields»), the female lead character («Prairie Girl») or the male lead character («Boy in the Field»).

Matsuura also released a single, and a single V with a music video and making-of.

Music video for Sougen no Hito

Music video for Sougen no Hito

A DVD /VHS was released on 2003.05.21 (which also featured a little concert and a Making-of with birthday parties for Ohtani and Shibata)

The musical is based on a poem/lyrics by late enka singer Hibari Misora.

It is set in Yokohama during the early 1952 summer when postwar confusion has begun to finally calm down. Aiko Inoue (Matsuura), who loves jazz, helps to manage her foster father Yuzo’s Western food restaurant «Kiraku», working as «draw girl». Their specialty is an omelette with rice for which they are known around the neighborhood.

Noboru Nakabayashi (Shibata), the heir son of the movie theater «Minato Za» (which is directly opposite Kiraku) is in love with Aiko, but hasn’t proposed officially yet.
One day, Aiko meets Iwai «Cane» Tokio again whom she knew from the orphanage she lived in as a child. Tokio came to Yokohama to enter the Korean War as an American marine.He is relieved to see Aiko living brightly and happily, but will head for the battlefield shortly… 

A first love story of robust youths living in postwar Japan (text from the Matsuurian; more info at their site).


TRACK LIST



01. 草原の人 (Sougen no Hito; Prairie Girl)
02. YOKOHAMA SING A SONG (Opening Version) by Aya Matsuura, Ensemble
03. お出かけスカーレット (Odekake Scarlet; Hanging Out Like Scarlett O’Hara) by Hitomi Saito, Rinne Toda, Masae Ohtani, Megumi Murata, Ensemble
04. 映画館があるからさ! (Eigakan ga Aru Kara sa!; Because We Have the Movie Theatre) by Aya Matsuura, Ayumi Shibata
05. 新港埠頭の港唱
06. 御機嫌斜めブギウギ (Gokigennaname Boogie Woogie; «I’m Irritated!» Boogie Woogie by Ayumi Shibata, Masae Ohtani, Ensemble
07. YOKOHAMA SING A SONG
08. 僕らの野原は焼け野原
09. 紫の月
10. さようなら
11. 決心
12. 愛子とのぼるのバラード
13. 新港埠頭の港唱(JazzVersion)
14. 草原の人(Piano&StringsVersion)
15. 草原の人(Piano Solo)
16. 新港埠頭の港唱(コミカルVersion)
17. お出かけスカーレット(JazzVersion)
18. 紫の月(JazzVersion)
19. YOKOHAMA SING A SONG(JazzVersion)
20. 新港埠頭の港唱(大騒ぎVersion)
21. さようなら(Instrumental)


CREDITS



 YOKOHAMA SING A SONG (Opening Version) 

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku |  Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi

This track is sung by Aya Matsuura, Ensemble.


お出かけスカーレット (Odekake Scarlet) 

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku |  Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi

This track is sung by Hitomi Saito, Rinne Toda, Masae Ohtani, Megumi Murata, Ensemble

 

映画館があるからさ! (Eigakan ga Aru Kara sa!) 

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku |  Arrangement: Koichi Yuasa

This track is sung by Aya Matsuura, Ayumi Shibata

 

御機嫌斜めのブギウギ (Gokigennaname no Boogie Woogie)  

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku |  Arrangement: Ryou Yonemitsu

This track is sung by Ayumi Shibata, Masae Ohtani, Ensemble

 

 

 

[Promo poster missing]


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