Toshi Kubota - update
Toshinobu Kubota 30th Year Anniversary Special Release #2:
「THE BADDEST 〜Collaboration〜」 will be released on November 23rd!
June 21st, 2016 has marked the 30th year anniversary for Kubota’s professional artist career, and we are celebrating this milestone by releasing the first collaboration best album on Nov 23rd. This collabo album consists of two disks: (1) Japanese disk and (2) English disk, compiled by his best 30 selected masters.
The guest artists includes KREVA, MISIA, EXILE ATSUSHI, JUJU, Kyoko Koizumi who leads the Japanese music and entertainment scene; and the world’s best hip hop band - The Roots, one and the only - Mos Def, soul/R&B crooner - Raphael Saadiq (Tony Toni Tone), the legend - Nile Rodgers, Queen of UK Soul - Caron Wheeler etc.. who have defined US and International R&B, Soul and Dance Music for last few decades.
In addition to these tracks, this album includes two new recordings: “Soul 2 Soul feat AI” on the Japanese disk and “SUKIYAKI~Ue wo muite arukou~” the cover of the most famous Japanese songs, featuring Musiq Soulchild.
Pre-order now from Sony Music Shop below:
Initial Press Version: https://www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/item/itemShw.php?cd=SECL-2092
Release Date: Nov 23, 2016
★initial press version:
2x CD and Bonus DVD (w/10x MVs)＋ liner notes/recording memoir by Toshinobu Kubota
SECL-2092〜4 ￥4,200（tax incl）
SECL-2095〜6 ￥3,600（tax in）
1 M☆A☆G☆I☆C (KUBOTA meets KREVA)
2 LA・LA・LA LOVE SONG (Toshinobu Kubota with Naomi Campbell)
3 Mujo (feat. Mos Def)
4 FLYING EASY LOVING CRAZY (TOSHINOBU KUBOTA feat. MISIA)
5 Let's Get A Groove 〜Yo! Hips〜 (Bass: Meshell Ndegeocello, Saxophon: Michael Brecker)
6 MIXED NUTS (P funk Chant: George Clinton, Bass & Guitar: William "Bootsy" Collins)
7 Soul 2 Soul feat. AI
8 POLE POLE TAXI (feat. Maceo Parker)
9 Golden Smile feat. EXILE ATSUSHI
10 Is it over ? (Hook Vocal: JUJU)
11 Keep it Rock (feat. WISE, Tarantula from Spontania)
12 a Love Story (KUBOSSA ver.) (Flugelhorn: TOKU)
13 Moondust (poetry reading by Kyoko Koizumi)
14 Keep Holding U (SunMin thanX Kubota)
15 Messengers' Rhyme 〜Rakushow, it's your Show!〜 (Rakushow Voice: Naoko Iijima)
16 Love under the moon (Harmonica Solo: Toots Thielemans)
（total 16 songs）
1 Never Turn Back (Feat. Pras)
2 Funk It Up (Guitar: Nile Rodgers)
3 LIVING FOR TODAY (Feat. Mos Def)
4 HOLD ME DOWN (Duet with Angie Stone)
5 Till She Comes (Produced by The Roots)
6 Nice & EZ (Produced by D'wayne Wiggins)
7 SUKIYAKI 〜Ue wo muite arukou〜 (feat. Musiq Soulchild)
8 Masquerade (Produced by The Roots)
9 Just The Two Of Us (Duet with Caron Wheeler)
10 VOODOO WOMAN (Feat. Renee Neufville)
11 Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) (Acoustic Piano: Daniel Jobim, Guitar: Goro Ito)
12 NEVA SATISFIED (Produced by Ali Shaheed Muhammad)
13 Pu Pu (Produced by Raphael Saadiq)
14 FOREVER YOURS (Duet with Alyson Williams)
（total 14 songs）
1 Soul 2 Soul feat. AI
2 Golden Smile feat. EXILE ATSUSHI Recording Document Full ver.
3 FLYING EASY LOVING CRAZY (TOSHINOBU KUBOTA feat. MISIA)
4 M☆A☆G☆I☆C (KUBOTA meets KREVA)
5 Messengers' Rhyme 〜Rakushow, it's your Show!〜 (Rakushow Voice: Naoko Iijima)
6 LA・LA・LA LOVE SONG (Toshinobu Kubota with Naomi Campbell)
7 Masquerade (Produced by The Roots)
8 Funk It Up (Guitar: Nile Rodgers)
9 Just The Two Of Us (Duet with Caron Wheeler)
10 FOREVER YOURS (Duet with Alyson Williams)
（Total 10 songs）
Toshinobu Kubota’s 30th anniversary year surprises: Vol. 1
“30th Anniversary Vinyl Collection " will be release on Dec 21, 2016!
Including the debut album, “Shake It Paradise” in 1986 to the latest, “L.O.K” , the total 13 albums (15x LPs) will be re-issued in vinyl.
The only first 3 albums were released previously in analogue format, but the rest of 10 albums will be pressed in vinyl for the first time. All the LP disks will be fit in the special box set including 12 inc album cover, booklet, and carry back. This will be the ultimate permanent preservation – museum piece! Enjoy the history of the legend, Mr. Kubota!!
Go to Sony Music Shop for preorder today!
■ Included in the album
Original Release Date: September 10th, 1986 " SHAKE IT PARADISE '
Original Release Date: April, 22nd 1987 " GROOVIN’ '"
Original Release Date: September 30th, 1988 "SUCH A FUNKY THANG! " (2x disks)
Original Release Date: July 15th, 1990 "BONGA WANGA" (2x disks)
Original Release Date: July 1st, 1992 "Neptune”
Original Release Date: January 28th, 1995 "BUMPIN’ VOYAGE”
Original Release Date: December 2nd ,1996 "LA LA LA LOVE THANG”
Original Release Date: September 27th, 2000 "As One"
Original Release Date: April 10th, 2002 "United Flow"
Original Release Date: March 1st, 2006 "FOR REAL? "
Original Release Date: February 24th, 2010 "Timeless Fly”
Original Release Date: August 3rd, 2011 "Gold Skool"
Original Release Date: March 18th, 2015 "L.O.K”
■ The release date
December 21st, 2016
¥ 50.000 (without tax)
If you don't have your copy, you can order it from Sony Music Shop and recall the exciting stage!
(picture is the the billboard in Shibuya)
1. Opening Groove
2. Cosmic Ride（LIVE2015）
3. GIVE YOU MY LOVE （LIVE2015）
4. Slow Jam Groove
5. Da Slow Jam
7. To the Limit
8. Upside Down
9. Free Style
11. Interlude Groove by Singers ＆ Dancers
12. Loving Power
13. Squeeze U
14. Between the Sheets
2. Indigo Waltz
3. Bring me up !
4. LA・LA・LA LOVE SONG
5. Oh, What A Night!
6. Encore Groove
7. LOVE RAIN ～恋の雨～
8. GO GO DANCE PARTY
9. Oh, What A Night!～Ending
It's been 6 month since April covering 35 cities and 45 shows all around Japan - "TOSHINOBU KUBOTA CONCERT TOUR [L.O.K]" made grand finale at Yoyogi Gymnazium on Oct 4th as part ot [L.O.K Supa Supa] arena tour. Thank you everyone who came by and supposed the tour. L.O.K!!
"L.O.K Supa Dupa" Set List: