Thanks to our friend Takeito for this great piece of news on his "Adult Contemporary In Japan blog": "Kenji Sano is well-known as the bass player of Kalapana, the most acclaimed Hawaiian AOR/Westcoast Band and of Jay Graydon's super band. Early this year before the mega-earthquake in March, we heard the news that his first solo leader album would be released in April, but the release was postponed. In August, the revised release date was announced as September 14 but again it was shelved for the time being. Finally we will have this album very soon. This solo effort includes 3 Kenji's original penned tunes and 11 covers of timeless classics and his favourites.
The album is opened by "Double Love" originally performed by Crackin'. This opener features Arno Lucas, the original member as the lead singer. You will be pleased to know who sings Beatles' "Got To Get You Into My Life' for Kenji. Joseph Williams does! Bill Champlin dedicated his talent to 2 songs; "Slippery When Wet" originally performed by The Commodores and "If You Want Me To Stay" originally performed Sly & The Family Stone.
You will also appreciate when you will find the musicians credit including Jay Graydon, Carlos Rios, and David T Walker on guitar. Hope you will add this CD to your collection if you are one of the crazy Westcoast / AOR lovers."