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Souvenir Cassette

by After Dinner

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Factory-pressed, replicated and sealed CDs. This subscriber's edition contains a special limited, numbered CD inlay SIGNED BY HACO!!!! Also contains a 1.5" After Dinner can badge! Shipping on or around 11/29/2019!

    From the ReR Megacorp website:
    "A Limited Edition reissue of the original commemorative cassette released only to subscribers of the first Recommended After Dinner LP – a collection of exquisite live interpretations of the songs, recorded on the band’s first European tour (itself a technically innovative event in which they essentially set up a 5.1 system at every concert.) Great songs and great performances, full LP length. This CD edition, also includes all the Tokyo recordings released on the ReR Quarterly, 0104 in 1986 and a previously unreleased song, from the 1989 European tour. With full documentation, many new photographs, technical diagrams and an introduction by Haco, who oversaw the whole project. All re-mastered by Bob Drake"

    Includes unlimited streaming of Souvenir Cassette via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    shipping out on or around November 29, 2019
    edition of 100 

      $12 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Non-subscribers 'standard edition' with 1.5" After Dinner can badge!

    Factory-pressed, replicated and sealed CDs. Shipping on or around 11/29/2019!

    From the ReR Megacorp website:
    "A Limited Edition reissue of the original commemorative cassette released only to subscribers of the first Recommended After Dinner LP – a collection of exquisite live interpretations of the songs, recorded on the band’s first European tour (itself a technically innovative event in which they essentially set up a 5.1 system at every concert.) Great songs and great performances, full LP length. This CD edition, also includes all the Tokyo recordings released on the ReR Quarterly, 0104 in 1986 and a previously unreleased song, from the 1989 European tour. With full documentation, many new photographs, technical diagrams and an introduction by Haco, who oversaw the whole project. All re-mastered by Bob Drake"

    Includes unlimited streaming of Souvenir Cassette via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    shipping out on or around November 29, 2019

      $10 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Special edition of TEN minidiscs in BLACK cases (replica of original tape) manufactured for "100% Electronicon 2". Hand-stickered, numbered and dubbed (in SP mode) on brand new blank Maxell Gold 74 minute MiniDisc.

    Orders come with a 1.5" round can badge!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Souvenir Cassette via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 10  2 remaining

      $12 USD or more 

     

  • Limited Edition Cassette + DL Code - "Replica"
    Cassette + Digital Album

    professionally pressed and dubbed solid gold Type II Chrome cassettes
    dubbed in real time from 16/44 Bob Drake remaster
    includes 3-panel fold out j-card, obi strip and physical download code
    limited to 75 copies
    all mailorders receive 1.5" exclusive album can badge

    "Replica" edition replicates the 1988 UK ReR Megacorp release, and is shrinkwrapped

    Includes unlimited streaming of Souvenir Cassette via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Limited Edition Handmade Minidisc
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    hand-stickered, numbered, and dubbed (in SP mode) to blank brand-new Sony Neige 74-minute minidisc. limited to 10 copies.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the forthcoming deluxe CD issue on Fish Prints/ReR Megacorp, release date TBA 2019. This is a minidisc and requires a minidisc player to play.

    all mailorders come with 1.5" exclusive album cover can badge

    Includes unlimited streaming of Souvenir Cassette via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Limited Edition Cassette + DL Code - "Artist"
    Cassette + Digital Album

    professionally pressed and dubbed solid gold Type II Chrome cassettes
    dubbed in real time from 16/44 Bob Drake remaster
    includes 3-panel fold out j-card, obi strip and physical download code
    limited to 25 copies
    all mailorders receive 1.5" exclusive album can badge

    "Artist" edition features a transparent case tray, a transparent art insert, and is not shrinkwrapped

    Includes unlimited streaming of Souvenir Cassette via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

The Overseas Debut Tour and The Souvenir that Changed My Life

I look back on the day an enthusiastic letter from France arrived at our studio in Osaka, out of the blue. It was an offer from the promoter of Festival MIMI, which took place in Provence in July 1987. His name was Ferdinand Richard, and he was interested in inviting After Dinner to the festival and organizing a European tour. He liked our 1984 UK debut album on Recommended Records very much. This was like walking on air for people in their mid-twenties who had never gone abroad and were dreaming of an adventure in a fantasy land.

The group of six players, two sound engineers, and a slide operator toured Nijmegen, Amsterdam, London, Zurich, and St. Rémy. We were surprised and happy at once about how much excellent feedback and warm clapping and cheering our concerts received from the audience and reviewers. For our eyes on the first tour, every scene in Europe was splendid like a picture postcard with a feeling of déjà vu.

For our concert. the 4-channel surround PA speakers were set up at each venue. The sound engineer, Yasushi Utsunomiya, brought an eight-channel reel-to-reel tape player from Japan. Every performer monitored the sound of the ensemble and the backing tracks on the tape with headphones. Our playing included the concept of “ma” (space) influenced by traditional Japanese music, experimental pop rock, and musique concrete. All the concerts were recorded on a cassette Walkman with a pair of stereo microphones.

After the tour. I listened to all of the material from our concerts and
field-recordings of environmental sounds such as church bells, street organs, birds singing, and barking dogs beyond the outdoor stage at Festival MIMI. I copied those from cassette to reel-to-reel tape, spliced it by hand and edited an entire album.

My old memories flooded back for the first time after I listened to Bob Drake’s remaster. And I realized how precious this live cassette was as a historical document of After Dinner’s career. I am eternally grateful to the labels, Fish Prints (US) and ReR Megacorp (UK) for the reissue, all the members of the 1987 tour, and everyone who supported our concerts at that time.

—Haco, July 2019

credits

released August 30, 2019

All words and music: Haco
except "A Man of Marble", music by Yasushi Utsunomiya

Edited by Haco
Produced by After Dinner at MUE Studio, 1988
Art direction and photographs: Hideto Uchiike
Cover design: Takao Sugano

Concert tour staff:
Yasushi Utsunomiya: direction
Ohji Hayashi: monitor mixing
Miki Omori: slide operating

Haco: singing
Seiichi Kuroda: bass
Mutsuhiko Izumi: guitar
Ichiro Inoue: percussion
Hideyuki Yamagata: drums
Tadahiko Yokogawa: violin, bass and mandolin

Originally released in 1988 via ReR Megacorp (UK) and Zero Records (Japan)
This issue 2019 via Fish Prints (USA) and ReR Megacorp (UK)
Remastered by Bob Drake from cassette, spring 2019

All material copyright 1988 Haco/After Dinner.
All rights reserved.


RD 009 / ReR ADC
Co-released by
Fish Prints fishprintsinc.bandcamp.com
&
ReR Megacorp www.rermegacorp.com
Overseen by Haco: www.hacohaco.net


:: VIDEOS :::

[OFFICIAL TRAILER] After Dinner - Souvenir Cassette
youtu.be/3Kig3m5dzAQ

After Dinner - The Room of Hair Mobiles (Live)
youtu.be/QDkwRGj1bbg

After Dinner - The Room of Hair Mobiles (Live) [3D VIDEO]
youtu.be/ghT53GQLGwA

All videos created by Petridisch

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Haco Japan

Haco - singer, lyricist, composer, and founder of After Dinner and Hoahio, is a renowned international artist. As a musician, she has given performances throughout Japan and the world.

"the Japanese singer/sound artist/pop visionary" (Tiny Mix Tapes)

“A founding member of the legendary band After Dinner, Haco is one of the most versatile vocalists in the Japanese indies scene.” (John Zorn)
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