Tokyo - 2012 reïssue - San
1. Don’t want your money
2. Need another love
3. Don’t run away
4. Too high
5. Emiko (Instrumental)
9. Golden time
11. One step away
13. You’re a liar
14. See you again
15. Too high (New version)
16. Ocean of love
After TOKYO’s re-releases of the first and second albums, the re-issue of their third album ‘San’ will now be released for the first time on CD.
Musically it is not different from the earlier Tokyo albums, they apply the same catchy way of doing rock music as they did before.
Melodic with catchy choruses and quite the typical AOR sound to be honest, Toto is a band that comes close if you want a reference point.
Their first and self-titled release ‘TOKYO‘was released in 1981 and immediately stormed the charts.
The title track ‘Tokyo’ became a rock classic and received tremendous airplay in every rock club. Until today, this track still appears on many 80’s rock compilations.
In 1982 TOKYO’s second effort ‘Fasten Seat Belts’ was released, straightly followed by the record ‘San’ in 1983.
The songs are melodic and catchy all the way through this album and this time the bonus songs blends better in with the other tracks making the album a bit more coherent than before.
There are sixteen tracks on this album and they play for over 57 minutes thanks to the bonus tracks.
The bonus tracks ‘Diana’, ‘You’re A Liar’, ‘See You Again’ and ‘Ocean Of Love’ have been recorded during the 80’s and been archived as demos. They are previously unreleased. In between 1995 and 2004 Robby Musenbichler has re-produced these songs. The bonus track ‘Too High’ is a newly recorded version of the original track - updated with a fresh sound.
This is by far the best of the 3 Tokyo albums I've heard !
The album feels more mature and is better produced than the earlier albums, the songs are also better overall even though there were better hit songs on those earlier works.
If your a fan of the other two albums this is a sure buy !!
Robby Musenbichler - guitar, vocals
Ken Taylor - bass, vocals
Lothar Krell - keys, vocals
Klaus Luley - guitar, voclas
Fritz Matzka - drums