Wind, waves, wine glasses. Seaside Lovers' now legendary Memories In Beach House gets a long overdue vinyl reissue, courtesy of Ship To Shore Phono Co! Originally released in 1983, the collaborative effort by Hiroshi Sato, Akira Inoue, and Masataka Matsutoya delivers mellow J-fusion undulations and island vibrations, that recently enjoyed an uptick in popularity thanks to Youtube algorithms and the proliferation of vaporwave aesthetics (I would even go so far as to call this the OG a e s t h e t i c). The entire album takes smoothness to a whole 'nother level (it feels like an audible vacation) with highlights including "Evening Shadows," "X's And O's," the neo-exotica vibes of "Lovers Paradise," and the uber-breezy "Melting Blue." Original copies are hard to come by even in Japan. This official 2019 repress comes on translucent clear vinyl and features fully remastered sound by Sony Music. Fold-out poster of the cover art included. Recommended.
- transparent clear colored vinyl
- 1st time vinyl reissue
- remastered audio
- includes 24" x 24" foldout poster
- original release year: 1983
- music label: Ship To Shore Phonograph Co. 2019
reviewed by Royal Host 04/2019