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The Taj-Mahal Travellers

On tour

Label: Super Fuji Discs

Format: DVD

Genre: Music from Japan

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Taj Mahal Travellers formed by many sorce of member that group act was always and truthfully improvised. Staged many concerts and festivals in european countries from 1971, after this tour, some of main member went a big travel to taj mahal with a station wagon. This DVD is focused on their nearly a year travel with many valuable images. taj mahal Travellers : Michihiro Kimura, Ryo Koike, Takehisa Kosugi, Yukio Tsuchiya, Seiji Nagai, Tokio Hasegawa. This film is legendary documentary of the road. Also it's directed by Matsuo Ono (his name is well-known as electronic music composer of Astro Boy collaborated with Kosugi). DVD: NTSC, region free, color

First release of this 1972 art-film/documentary by matsuo o(h)no (yes, the same matsuo ono as “space and maryjuane trip is same” and the “atom / astro boy” music - he was something of a mentor to kosugi back in the 60s & 70s) of takehisa kosugi & company’s taj mahal travelers ...thrill as the band plays to the waves on cape manazuru beach, japan ; watch as they tour the taj mahal & visit kabul, afghanistan ; visit mosques & chase turtles in esfahan & tehran, iran ; take lunch in greece ; jam & hang out with don cherry in stockholm (the band’s set is featured in it’s entirety on the concurrently-released “live in stockholm” double-disc on super fuji), etc ... all interlaced with environmental footage (tons of long nature shots) and placards (in english) / shots of the members passports as they travel from place to place ...the print quality here is excellent (light years beyond the “dubbed from vhs” master floating around the trade-scape ; telecined & remastered freshly for this dvd !!!) ... an essential release ; not just for its offered documentation of this particular troupe’s voyage, but as a time-capsule of the whole early 70s continental tourism experience ...
deluxe gatefold japanese “mini lp sleeve” package, with a photo of the taj mahal, with a wrap-around obi & a booklet with liners (in japanese & english) by koji kawasaki ... highly recommended !!! (Mimaroglu)
Cat. number: FJSP-50
Year: 2009