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Rainbow Goblins (Reis)
Masayoshi Takanaka
Rainbow Goblins (Reis)
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Masayoshi Takanaka
Title: Rainbow Goblins (Reis)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Kitty Japan
Release Date: 3/25/1995
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 051617330714, 051617330745, 766486696525, 051617330790

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A Joy to the Ears
Mark Bryant | Portland, ME | 04/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It amazes that the recordings I stumble upon are the ones that turn out to be my all-time favorites. Like accidentally ordering the wrong stock number and getting the 90125 album from Yes (whose title was ironically taken from a .... stock number). Anyway, I found this album lying alongside the road while I was stationed with the Air Force in Okinawa. It only took one listen to know this was going to be one of my "classics". Light, breezy, jazzy -- fun. You can tell Takanaka had a blast recording this - there is not a bad track anywhere. I put the album onto a cassette and used to take it on my walks through the Okinawan forests, wondering if any "rainbow goblins" would appear. It is definitely worth a listen."
This is just fantastic entertainment!
John Keating | 07/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a joy to watch on laserdisc - ear candy as far as the music goes! The band is incredibly tight. Takanaka plays with grace, style, and precision. I own the laserdisc, but also the album. While I enjoy watching the laserdisc, I like the way the music is presented better on the album.

I cannot figure out why this has not been released on DVD???? It's just a great show for everyone-adults and children would enjoy it. If you like music that is fun, uplifting, and enjoyable to listen to over and over again, consider this purchase.

I have listened to this album for 20 years and watched the video multiple times - I never have tired of the story told or the music. As an aside, Takanaka is an excellent musician and his music has always been enjoyable to play and watch.

Take a listen - you'll be hooked!"
Introduction to Jazz
Roberto C. Vicencio | Mandaluyong City Philippines | 02/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In 1981, my daughter was born at the US Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan. I was 27 years old and a rock and roll listener. The company Pioneer has just come out with the newest in technology, the Laserdisc Player. I bought the player at the A-33 Navy Exchange on our base. The player was packaged with a Greatest Hits by Queen Laser Disc. Hooked up with my stereo, this was a very potent combination. Wandering the streets of Kinugasa, a town about 6 km from the base, me with my shipmates, Sieg and Juan, found a stereo store called Sugimoto and playing on the video screen was this weird Japanese guy with the rainbow colored hair style. The colors and clarity of the video mesmerized us. A number of trips to the store finally convinced us to buy the disc caleed Rainbow Goblins Story by Masayoshi Takanaka. That was by far, one of the most enjoyable videos I owned. Did not realize the genre of the music at the time and was later educated by a Japanese friend that Takanaka is a very popular modern jazz musician. Enjoyable, easy to listen to and the video was very entertaining.