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Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit

April Is the Cruellest Month

(Jinya Disc, B-12) (Japan) (CD)

  1. We Have Existed (10:21)
  2. What Have We Given? (6:43)
  3. My Friend, Blood Shaking My Heart (19:43)
  4. We Have Existed [alternate take] (10:06)

All music by Masayuki Takayanagi

Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit
Masayuki Takayanagi: guitar
Kenji Mori: alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
Nobuyoshi Ino: bass, cello
Hiroshi Yamazaki: percussion

Produced by Kunio Ohashi
Recorded by Kunio Arai at Yamaha Music Foundation Studio, April 30 and May 11, 1975
Mixed by Yukio Kojima
Remastered by Yoshiaki Kondo
Photo by Tatsuo Minami
Cover design by Tamotsu Kurosaki
Additional design for the Jinya release by Akira Sasaki
Includes liner notes by Teruto Soejima in Japanese and English (translation by Cathy Fishman) and by Kunio Ohashi in Japanese

Released in June 2007
Originally released in 1991 as a CD on April Disc (AP-1)
The recording was to be released as an LP (without track 4) in 1975 on the U.S. label ESP-Disk (ESP-DISK 3023), but the LP did not appear on the market.