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Sandii & The Sunsetz – Dreams Of Immigrants (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 7th, 2018


For Immigrants and DREAMERS

-DjPaulT Recommended 12″

” Dreams Of Immigrants” is a 1982 single by Japanese new wave/synthpop band that collaborated from 1979 until the 1990s. The Sunsetz, led by Makoto Kubota, and Sandii started as separate artists, and each has a separate discography. However, their collaboration provided a particular body of work that is representative of the period, and which successfully blended Eastern, Western and pop influences.

“Dreams Of Immigrants” was penned by lyricist Chris Mosdell who has written lyrics for Sarah Brightman and Boy George; co-written lyrics with Michael Jackson had his work covered by Eric Clapton. The Sunsetz spent a lot of time in the UK, recording with David Sylvian and Fun Boy Three producer Dave Jordan. Sounds, NME and Melody Maker gave The Sunsetz extensive coverage which gave the group a lot of credibility in Japan, leading to increased record sales. Their live act gained many fans in the international music industry following their support slot on the final Japan world tour. The Sunsetz went on to tour and play festivals with Eurythmics, Inxs, Blondie and David Bowie.

**The two songs on the b-side are blended together forming one continuous mix. To keep the integrity of the original vinyl I did not split the tracks.

Dreams Of Immigrants (Full Version) 4:43
Music By – Keni Inoue, Makoto Kubota
Words By – Chris Mosdell

The Mirrors Of Eyes
Music By – Makoto Kubota
Words By – Sandii

Jinjirogeh – The Chunk O’ Funk 9:50
Music By – Makoto Kubota
Words By – Makoto Kubota, Sandii

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Sire ‎– SAND 1T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, New Wave

Producer – Makoto Kubota
Remix, Co-producer – Dave Jordan


Find the 12″ at DISCOGS


Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
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Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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17 Responses to “Sandii & The Sunsetz – Dreams Of Immigrants (UK 12″)”

  1. OMAR Says:

    Wow. Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome, Omar 🙂


  2. Jay65 Says:

    Wow indeed Paul !!!
    I had forgotten all about this band. So good to rediscover this.

    Thank you Paul. You never fail to surprise us 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jay65. You have great taste in music 🙂


  3. Joey Says:

    I have not really come across much of her stuff out in the wild. I first heard of her from a Melody maker cassette that included a song that also featured David Sylvian on backing vocals. I found her sound to be an interesting mixture of Kate Bush and Japan… very new wave. I think she is still doing music and living in Hawaii.
    Thank you Paul for another treat.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome, Joey. This band has had an interesting career. 🙂


  4. Micmij Says:

    Thanks Paul. Sandii & The Sunsetz had a couple of hits here in Australia after being championed by INXS (from memory).

    BTW, you’ve got “NURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982” – thought it might have meant something at first, then realised the N is next to the B on the keyboard.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for letting me know about the typo Micmij 🙂


  5. Jeff Says:


    You have such a knack for selecting tunes that reflect the days and times we live in. I’m very excited to check this track out. Especially since my relatives were immigrants that came to the United States a long time ago. Most Americans have family who came here looking for a better life for themselves and their families. I am proud to have inherited my families legacy. And proud to have found you and your site who brings diverse sounds to all our ears. Where the US was a melting pot of culture, Burning the Ground is also a melting pot of sounds, styles and diverse rhythms.

    Thanks again Paul,


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You said everything that I am thinking Jeff 🙂


  6. Teo Says:

    Ahh… I remember them when I was a little kid back in ’84. They had this song called Sticky Music.


  7. memoryboy Says:

    I saw the title of this post just now and that’s very thoughtful of you Paul. I will have a listen. Thanks for posting.


  8. VanceMan Says:

    Love Sandii! Thanks so much for posting this one.


  9. Daniel Says:

    Wonderful! You don’t have Sticky Music by any chance? Anyway, more Sandii!


  10. CL Says:



  11. Grant Says:

    This looks fascinating – thank you, DJPaul!


  12. jeffwu Says:

    , Sunsetz, Opera House, John Wayne   Tell me what’s the point of a moon like thisWhen I’m alone againCan I run away to somewhere beautifulWhere nobody knows my name?


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