1.The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea
2.There is No Other Way
3.Four Black Dragons
6.Welcome to Kanagawa
7.Someone in a Tree
9.A Bowler Hat
Composed by Stephen Sondheim.
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim.
Liner Note Author: William H. Evans.
Recording information: RCA's Studio A, New York City (01/18/1976).
Photographers: Martha Swope; Zoe Dominic; Van Williams .
One of Stephen Sondheim's most ambitious works, treating the relations between Japan and the West and, in retrospect, containing some of Sondheim's best songs, among them "Pretty Lady" and "Someone in a Tree." Mako leads a distinguished Asian-American cast. ~ William Ruhlmann