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Sayuri Ishikawa – X-Cross 2 Review

x-cross-2-359185.1Release: 2014.04.23

Genre: Enka

Contributors: Shiina Ringo, Marty Friedman, Tamio Okuda and more

Tracklist:

  1. 暗夜の心中立て (Anya no Shinjuudate/The dark night’s double suicide attempt)
  2. 永久にFOREVER (Towa ni FOREVER/Eternal forever)
  3. 雨のブルース (Ame no buruusu/Rain blues)
  4. Ra.n.se
  5. 空を見上げる時 (Sora o miageru toki/Time to look up at the sky)
  6. 千年逃亡 (Sennen Toubou/Thousand year escape)
  7. こころの色 (Kokoro no Iro/The heart’s colour)
  8. 名うての泥棒猫 (Naute no Dorobou Neko/The famous stealing cat)
  9. 最果てが見たい (Sai hate ga Mitai/I want to see a faraway place)

Sayuri Ishikawa is one of the undisputed queens of Enka. Her career, now well over 40 years long, is impressive, filled with incredible amounts of album and single releases – but she’s not done yet, as X-Cross 2 shows off a confident, genrefluid performer. Sayuri has come to kick ass – and kicking ass she does.

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