In 1999, Haruomi Hosono and his good friend, the prolific musician Makoto Kubota (of Les Rallizes Dénudés), launched Highway to Louisiana, a group of recordings impressed by the sound of New Orleans music within the Seventies. Now, this one and solely collaborative album from the 2 Japanese music legends below the title Harry & Mac is being reissued on digital and vinyl codecs. The reissue arrives on streaming companies June 9, with a particular Document Retailer Day Japan 2021 “RSD Drops” restricted version vinyl arriving June 12.
Highway to Louisiana opens with “Evening Shades,” co-written by Hosono and Kubota. It options a number of songs written and sung by Kubota, in addition to renditions of songs from elsewhere in Hosono’s discography.
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