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Free Soul compilations

Contributed by saya jingoo on Sep 5th, 2018. Artwork published in
April 1994
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    Free Soul compilations 1
    Source: http://www.hmv.co.jp Ariola Japan. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Free Soul is a Japanese compilation series, published through different music companies. Compiled by Toru Hashimoto, this influential series introduced (mainly 1970s) soul, funk and jazz to young Japanese music fans in the 1990s. The album art was designed by Eisaku Ono, who also served as the art director Relax magazine in the 2000s.

    Throughout the series, the cover would feature a cropped photograph of a woman’s face, a big “free soul” logo, set in Stilla (François Boltana for Letraset, 1972) and a title set in Kuenstler Script or Eurostile.

    Free Soul Impressions, 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, 2009
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    Free Soul Impressions, 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, 2009

    Free Soul Parade, 1996.
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    Free Soul Parade, 1996.

    Free Soul Garden, 1996
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    Free Soul Garden, 1996

    Free Soul compilations 5
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    Free Soul Walk, 1998
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    Free Soul Walk, 1998

    Free Soul Walk, 1998, CD booklet
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    Free Soul Walk, 1998, CD booklet

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    2 Comments on “Free Soul compilations”

    1. Sep 5th, 2018  11:57 am

      See also this previous contribution by Kevin Yoo, featuring mostly other editions from the Free Soul series.

    2. Robert King says:
      Sep 7th, 2018  4:10 am

      These are super cool. The world needs more Stilla!

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