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Far East Family Band / Far Out

Far East Family Band / Far Out
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The Far East Family Band was one of Japan's earliest progressive rock groups, formed around 1974 as an evolution of a band called Far Out. The Far East Family Band featured the keyboardist and future new age composer, Kitaro, then going by his given name, Masanori Takahashi.
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Julian Cope — Japrocksampler Julian Cope — Japrocksampler
(Bloomsbury, 2007, TPB)
Far East Family Band — Tenkujin Far East Family Band — Tenkujin
(Super Fuji FJSP-86, 1977/2010, CD)
Far East Family Band — Parallel World Far East Family Band — Parallel World
(Super Fuji FJSP-84, 1976/2009, CD)
Far East Family Band — The Cave - Down to the Earth Far East Family Band — The Cave - Down to the Earth
(Super Fuji FJSP-83, 1975/2009, CD)
Far East Family Band — Nipponjin - Join Our Mental Phase Sound Far East Family Band — Nipponjin - Join Our Mental Phase Sound
(Super Fuji FJSP-85, 1975/2010, CD)
Far Out — NIhonjin (AKA Far Out) Far Out — NIhonjin (AKA Far Out)
(Super Fuji FJSP-82, 1973/2009, CD)

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