"Monster In Town" is Minako Yoshida's self-produced 8th album, released in 1981.
The album marks a departure from her previous sound, shifting from introspective singer-songwriter to heavy funk, setting the tone for her next two albums, "Light'n Up" and "In Motion". During this time, she became known as the "Queen of Funk".
"Monster In Town" established her career as a producer, with a sonic style defined by a tight groove of multi-layered backup tracks, with a focus on chorus arrangement.
The album features the same musicians as on her album "Monochrome", including Tsunehide Matsuki, Yasuaki Shimizu, as well as Akira Sakata on saxophone. Strings and Horns are arranged by Tatsuro Yamashita and Yasuaki Shimizu (Kakashi).
- Japanese import.
- 1st analogue re-issue since original release
- Strings and Horns are arranged by Tatsuro Yamashita and Yasuaki Shimizu (Kakashi).
- Remastered by original sound engineer Tamotsu Yoshida from original master
- Cutting Engineer by Bernie Grundman
- Pressed at Quality Record Pressing (US).
- Limited Pressing