Happy End’s first 2 albums Happy End and Kazemachi Roman, will be re-released on vinyl in November.
Happy End are a legendary but short-lived rock group formed in 1969 by Haruomi Hosono, Eiichi Ohtaki, Takashi Matsumoto, and Shigeru Suzuki, all of whom would later go on to make significant contributions to the Japanese music industry. The group laid the foundations of Japanese rock and are the genesis of Japanese rock and Japanese pop music that followed.
Their most iconic song, “Kaze wo Atsumete” (from Kazemachi Roman), gained notoriety in the west when it was used in Sofia Coppola’s 2003 film Lost in Translation.
The lacquers were cut by Katstusohi Kitamura (MIXER’S LAB) from the original master recording, and pressed in Japan to “reproduce the original sound” and to ensure quality. “Happy End” will be released on clear red vinyl, and “Kazemachi Roman” on clear vinyl.
The records will be available in the US for $40 via Light in the Attic.