Akai Tori – ‘Takeda No Komoriuta’

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Like much of the UK (and beyond) this week, I’ve been binging on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season two. This song provides the climax of the episode “Kimmy Goes to a Play!” as preformed by Titus – in a beautiful/funny moment.

This version of the song is particularly pretty. You don’t have to understand what the lyrics mean to understand the sadness, regret and longing tied up it. I really like the more familiar sound of the guitars (at least, I think there are guitars here) with the more foreign Japanese instrumentation (as it sounds to my English ears).

Track: Takeda No Komoriuta / 竹田の子守唄 / Lullaby of Takeda
Artist: Akai Tori / 赤い鳥 / The Red Birds
Year: 1972
From: Takeda No Komoriuta / 竹田の子守唄 [Liberty]

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