Label: Moon Records - WPJL-10014/5 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue Gatefold, 180 Grams • Country: Japan • Genre: Funk / Soul, Pop • Style: Soul, Surf
Big Wave is the soundtrack album for the motion picture of the same name, produced and recorded by Japanese singer-songwriter Tatsuro Yamashita. It was released in June and peaked at No. The album was heavily influenced by the songwriting and production of Brian Wilson. Its first half consists of original Jabbajaque - Production Unit Xero - Shades Of Distrotion, with English lyrics by Alan O'Day, while One Way Out (Take 2) - Mick Jagger - Blues Spirit second is mostly cover versions of Beach Boys songs.
In addition, other summer sports such as windsurfing with Richard White and Matt Schweitzer, water skiing, and roller skating are featured. The A-side of Big Wave is composed of the songs Tatsuro Yamashita wrote, and rest of the album consists mostly of cover versions of compositions of The Beach Boys ' frontman Brian Wilson.
It features his former bandmate Taeko Onuki on lead vocals, and its lyrics were written in Japanese by her. As the title indicated, he remade the song as the theme for the film. M album released in O'Day also contributed the lyrics for all the Yamashita-penned songs which appeared on the Big Waveincluding "Your Eyes" which had earlier appeared on album For You.
Except instrumental version of "I Love You" and "Girls on the Beach", most songs included on the B-Side of the soundtrack were previously issued on his albums or flip side for singles, although some of them remixed or additionally recorded.
Big Wave peaked at 2 on the Japanese Oricon and sold overcopies while it was staying on the chart, becoming one of the commercially successful soundtrack albums in Japan at the time. Seven additional tracks were added:. The two disc set has twelve tracks:. From Tatsuro Yamashita - Big Wave , the free encyclopedia. Tatsuro Yamashita. CD Journal. Retrieved 16 February Retrieved Categories : Tatsuro Yamashita albums soundtracks Film soundtracks Big wave surfing s album stubs.
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