14 Songs, 56 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Adore it.


I love this album. It is so soothing. I like to listen to this when i go to bed because it just makes me relax.

vintage vocalist

Artist Mark

This is one of the best Jpop singers in our generation for adult listeners. He has a suave voice, and the songs are quite beautifully sung and he is always soulful. If the listener likes this, Vocalist 3 and 4 are also awesome. I hope Itunes starts featuring more Jpop and more enka. I have two slight complaints...First Japanese albums always come with the lyrics and ITunes should provide them even if only in Japanese. Next, Itunes does not distinguish between the vocalist Tokunaga and the jazz musician Tokunaga, but they are not the same.

About Hideaki Tokunaga

Hideaki Tokunaga is a Japanese singer/songwriter whose career spans several decades, from the mid-'80s well into the 21st century. While he peaked in popularity during the early to mid-'90s, he continued to experience success in later years, most notably with the Vocalist trilogy of albums released in the mid-2000s. Born on February 27, 1961, in Yanagawa, Japan, Tokunaga made his album debut in 1986 with Girl, followed by Radio later in the year. From this point onward, he released a new album more or less annually. Though his popularity waned a bit after the mid-'90s, resulting in a series of retrospective compilations -- Ballade of Ballade (1997), Single Collection (1986-1991) (1998), and Single Collection (1992-1997) (1998) -- Tokunaga remained active and fairly popular in later years. After the turn of the century he released a trilogy of albums that is particularly notable: Vocalist (2005), Vocalist 2 (2006), and Vocalist 3 (2007). In 2008 the Vocalist trilogy was compiled for release in a box set, and a pair of compilations was also released that year, Singles Best and Singles B-Side Best. ~ Jason Birchmeier


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