2018 marks the year Shiina Ringo‘s illustrious career hits its big TWO ZERO. In tribute to the legendary artist, 13 prominent artists have provided covers of Ringo songs covering her entire catalog. The album comes out on May 23 and is entitled “Adam to Eve no Ringo“.
It also features a special unit (exclusive for this release) “The Urishama’s“, produced by long-term Ringo collaborator Seiji Kameda and featuring the likes of members of SPITZ, Mr. Children, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION and Ame no Parade.
Read on to see the album cover and see who’s covering what (SPOILER: Utada Hikaru & Obukuro Nariaki is doing Marunouchi Sadistic!)
TRACKLIST (order to be determined)
AI – Tsumi to Batsu
Yosui Inoue – Carnation
Utada Hikaru & Obukuro Nariaki – Marunouchi Sadistic
Kaela Kimura – Koko de Kiss Shite.
Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku – Jiyuu e Michizure
Takao Tajima (ORIGINAL LOVE) – Tsugou no Ii Karada
Sakura Fujiwara – Akane Sasukiro Terasa Redo
Takako Matsu – Arikitari no Onna
Daichi Miura – Suberidai
RHYMESTER – Honnou
LiSA – NIPPON
Rekishi – Koufukuron
The Urashima’s – Tadashii Machi
Produced by Kameda Seiji
Vo.: Masamune Kusano from SPITZ
Dr.: Hideya Suzuki from Mr. Children
Gt.: Kensuke Kita from ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Ba.: Ryousuke Korenaga from Ame no Parade
This release should be an exciting addition to any Shiina Ringo fan’s collection- and certainly has the star power to make it a successful tribute release. Look for it on May 23. Available for preorder now from all main sites, priced at 3,240 yen including tax.