Masayuki Takayanagi

Craftman Records Reissue Rare Masayuki Takayanagi & Kaoru Abe Live LP


Early last month, Masayuki Takayanagi & Kaoru Abe's Kaitai Teki Kōkan went up on Yahoo! Auctions and sold for $6000. Supposedly released in a limited run of 100 copies, this incredibly rare record is finally getting its first vinyl reissue via Craftman Records. It comes out August 23rd and is being sold for ¥7980.

The album features a recording of the duo's live performance at the Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan concert hall in Shinjuku on June 28th, 1970. The reissue is pressed on 180g vinyl and replicates the original LP's textured sleeve. It also includes a replica flyer that advertised the original event. You can currently purchase the album at Disk Union and Tower Records. Do note that this release is different from those that featured live performances of the two in Shibuya during the same year. You can stream the full album below.