For all of my readers who follow Japanese music, Discovery has just released a new album paying tribute to one of Japan's most famous song writer and composer, Hayashi Tetsuji (Last name first).
The album is called 4 Tears produced by Cheep Hiroishi and it features 4 cover songs sung by 4 different female artists living on the northern island of Japan, Hokkaido.
The first song is called "September" originally sung by Takeuchi Mariya and cover by CARIN.
The second title is "Mayonaka no Doa" (Midnight Door) originally by Matsubara Miki and cover by Kakimoto Nanae.
The third song is "Senaka" (Back) originally by Misora Hibari, cover by ERINA.
The fourth and final song is "Kanashii Iro Yane" (Sad Color Right?) by Ueda Masaki, cover by JUNCO.
You can listen to the samples at the 4Tears MySpace Music page. Though the songs are kinda old now the new singers bring life back into the words.