This article is about the original studio album. For the Canadian release called Satori, see Satori (Canadian album).
Studio album by Flower Travellin' Band
Released April 25, 1971
Genre Acid rock
Label Atlantic, GRT Records, Warner, Phoenix
Producer Ikuzo Orita
Flower Travellin' Band chronology
(1971) Made in Japan
Satori is the second album by Japanese rock band Flower Travellin' Band, but their first of original material. It was released in Japan by Atlantic Records, and in Canada by GRT Records in 1971.
The Canadian release differed to the original, as it contained songs off their upcoming album Made in Japan and the bonus track "Lullaby". (See Satori (Canadian album).)
The original Japanese version was reissued on CD by Warner Music in 1988. It was digitally remastered in 1998. In 2009 it was remastered on the new SHM-CD format. A re-release in 1991 contained the bonus track "Map", which was written by Kuni Kawachi and originally on his album Kirikyogen, which featured Joe Yamanaka and Hideki Ishima, under the name "Works Composed Mainly By Humans". This version of the song was previously released as a single by Flower Travellin' Band. Satori is distributed worldwide by Phoenix Records, on both CD and Vinyl.
Although the album wasn't released to an American audience until 2003, Satori had critical acclaim on its re-issue. David Fricke of Rolling Stone stated Satori as his "favorite Japanese rock album of all time". Allmusic gave the album 4½ stars out 5 and made it their pick as the band's top album calling it "a real classic".
Original releaseAll songs written and composed by Flower Travelin' Band.
The song "Satori Pt. 3" was later re-imagined into their staple song "Hiroshima", on their Made in Japan album.
|1.||"Satori, Pt. 1"||5:25|
|2.||"Satori, Pt. 2"||7:06|
|3.||"Satori, Pt. 3"||10:44|
|4.||"Satori, Pt. 4"||11:01|
|5.||"Satori, Pt. 5"|
- Joe Yamanaka – vocals, harmonica
- Hideki Ishima – guitar
- Jun Kozuki – bass guitar, guitar
- Joji "George" Wada – drums