Various Artists
OZ DAYS LIVE ‘72-’73 Kichijoj
The 50th Anniversary Collection

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CD 1:
~裸のラリーズ (Les Rallizes Dénudés)~
*01  OZ Days (1:33)
*02 僕らの喜びに影がさした (A Shadow on Our Joy) (7:04)
*03 造花の原野 (Wilderness of False Flowers) (7:36)
*04 白い目覚め (White Awakening) (3:51)
*05 The Last One_1970 (24:14)
*06 記憶は遠い (Memory is Far Away) (6:40)
*07 眩暈 (Vertigo otherwise My Conviction) (11:35)

CD 2:
~裸のラリーズ (Les Rallizes Dénudés)~
*01 The Last One_1970 (ver. 2) (23:26)
**02 僕らの喜びに影がさした (A Shadow on Our Joy) (ver. 2) (6:34)
**03 造花の原野 (Wilderness of False Flowers) (ver. 2) (15:49)

~南正人 (Masato Minami)~
#04 海が見えるあの丘へ (Improvisation) (2:15)
#05 愛の絆 (Ai No Kizuna) (5:03)
#06 夜をくぐり抜けるまで (Yoru Wo Kugurinukeru Made) (3:42)
#07 I Shall Be Released (8:00)

CD 3:
~都落ち (Miyako Ochi)~
#01 Shake Your Money Maker (2:17)
#02 Kansas City (2:41)
#03 Twist & Shout (4:56)

~Acid Seven~
##04 寿の朝 (Kotobuki No Asa) (7:21)
##05 もう帰らない (Mou Kaeranai) (5:07)
##06 風よ吹きまくれ涙は枯れる光の中に (Kaze Yo Fukimakure Namida Wa Kareru Hikari No Naka Ni) (23:00)
#07 帰らなくちゃ (Kaeranakucha) (5:06)
#08 ピエロがやってきた (Piero Ga Yatte Kita) (5:20)
##09 横浜へおいでよ (Yokohama E Oideyo) (6:40)
#10 あの頃、僕は若かった (Ano Koro, Boku Wa Wakakatta) (6:57)

*Also on The OZ Tapes (DRFT03)
**First released on the limited edition 12” Les Rallizes Dénudés (DRFT04)
#Originally released on OZ DAYS LIVE (OZ Records, 1973)
##Previously Unreleased

OZ DAYS LIVE was originally released in 1973 as a private press two-disc set, packaged in a brown paper bag with its album title hand-stamped in rainbow-colored ink. The self-distributed record was made to commemorate the closure of OZ, the now-legendary venue located in the Kichijoji neighborhood of Tokyo.

Operating out of a small upstairs space just around the corner from the train station, OZ was a scruffy, DIY affair that lasted not much more than a year. Over the course of its short existence from June 1972 to September 1973, the cafe and performance space became the nerve center for the city’s burgeoning underground and counterculture set. The OZ DAYS LIVE LP, now an incredibly rare collector’s item, featured five different artists spread over four vinyl sides, on recordings made right at OZ.

Now, 50 years after OZ first opened its doors, we are incredibly excited to offer OZ DAYS LIVE ‘72-’73 Kichijoji: The 50th Anniversary Collection, a reconfigured special edition of the original LP. Available as a 3CD set, the new collection includes all the tracks from the recently released Les Rallizes Dénudés’ The OZ Tapes, plus bonus tracks from the same sessions that were first released in 2022 on a limited edition 12”. The set also includes newly remastered versions of the Masato Minami and Miyako Ochi tracks from the original release, plus over 40 minutes of previously unreleased OZ recordings from Acid Seven, newly unearthed from reel-to-reel tapes that had been stored away for half a century by OZ manager Minoru Tezuka. A newly written 100-page oral history, compiled from hours of interviews, provides first-hand accounts of what made the OZ scene so special.

“I think that a record is a nutrient for the soul, and each one allows people to see (and hear) a particular situation,” Tezuka told The Shinpu Journal (The New Music Journal) at the time of OZ DAYS LIVE’s release. “That makes it ‘music’ purely by definition, and it can’t possibly be anything else.” It may be a bit difficult to decipher what he meant by these existential musings, but one thing is clear: that music is timeless, and records like OZ DAYS LIVE allow us to participate in an experience that would otherwise be lost to time.

Les Rallizes Dénudés
水谷孝 / Takashi Mizutani - vocals, guitar
中村武志 / Takeshi Nakamura - guitar
久保田麻琴 / Makoto Kubota - bass
正田俊一郎 / Shunichiro Shoda - drums

Masato Minami
南正人 / Masato Minami - vocals, guitar
井上憲一 / Keni Inouye - guitar
横井康和 / Yasukazu Yokoi - bass
斉藤ノブ / Nobu Saito - drums

Miyako Ochi
牟田憲司 / Kenji Muta - vocals, guitar
堀内レノン/ Lennon Horiuchi - vocals, guitar
津田一矢 / Kazuya Tsuda - vocals, bass
山本博士 / Hiroshi Yamamoto - drums

Acid Seven
ACID SEVEN - vocals, acoustic guitar
島崎等 / Hitoshi Shimazaki - lead guitar
ロック手島 / Rock Tejima - second guitar
高橋ゲタ夫 / Getao Takahashi - electric bass, vocal on CD3/09
タニジ / Taniji - drums

ACID SEVEN Family Chorus

Recorded at OZ, Kichijoji, Tokyo 1972-1973

Original recordings produced by Minoru Tezuka and OZ Freaks
Recorded by Kiyohiro Takada (Doronco) and Shigeru Sugiyama