Adult Contemporary Music in Japan

Monthly Recommended Discs Page

Many Adult Contemporary Music CD are releasing every month. SO, I would hereby show you Adult Contemporary Music CD New Release (also including Reissue) information. As "Recommended Discs of The Month" , I would highly recommend to buy several albums with my personal review.




One of the important guitarist on the AOR scene, Michael Thompson has now released his solo album titled "The World According to M.T.". You may feel "What? Jeff Beck's solo album? Or, heavy Blues album such as the one of Steve Lukather?" when you start to listen to 1st track "Intro".. Don't worry! No, this album sounds A.O.R taste and Fusion taste with some good vocal featured numbers. Very good album not only for AOR fan but also for Fusion Fan. I believe the sound variety on the album really reflects "Various aspects of The World of Michael Thompson".

The World According to M.T.


This CD is distributed by Mag2 /OFB CD shop in U.S.A. You can get this CD directly from them.

Georg Siegl Landshuter Str. 11 84051 ALTHEIM, Germany
Phone / Fax +49 8703 8517




Do you remember the song "Fallen" which is used in the movie "Pretty Woman"(1990)? The female singer who performs that good tune is Lauren Wood. Lauren Wood completed and release her first solo album "Lauren Wood" with the great guest musicians such as Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Lukather, Bill Champlin, Jay Graydon and many many more. On her second album"Cat Trick", you can find out the hit tune written by Lauren and covered by famous artists such as "In The Dark" performed by Lani Hall, "Breakin' Too Many Hearts" and "Fallen" performed by Nicolette Larson on her album "In The Nick Of Time" (1979). Yes, she also comes back with this brand-new album including self-remaking version of "Fallen" at last.

Lauren Wood 3rd





This album has been released in March 1997 in Japan and I have already reviewed this CD as monthly recommended discs at that time. Now, US version is just on sale under Zebra Records and European version is also on sale under Intercord Record Service! Boz Scaggs' "Lowdown", Steely Dan's "Babylon Sisters" and Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" are played as tribute songs to the late Jeff Porcaro, greatest drummer.

 Toribute To Jeff





The following 2 CDs are really recommendable CDs which I don't know their existence. So, I would let you know these CDs as missing pieces to be recommended here.
Allan Thomas is the singer-songwriter-guitarist who lives on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Allan Thomas' career began in his native New York City. At age 18, he signed his first record deal, releasing two singles on Scepter Records. In 1971, Thomas' first album, "A Picture," was released by Sire Records.Then,Thomas moved to the Hawaiian Islands.

You can get more info including sound flies and order information at the Official website of Alan Thomas.

The Allan Thomas Page

Alan Thomas/Island


Alan Thomas / Coconut Culture




Many visitors asks me where these recommended CDs can be bought via internet. So, I would give you the the several retailers links from this page also as bellow.

A.O.R. Specialized CD/LP Mailorder Retailers Page


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