Vampire Weekend's track, 2021, from "Father of the Bride," sampled Haruomi Hosono's Talking, so it is natural to release these songs as an A/B side. (Once you clear label politics out of the way.) That would be enough to pique our interest, but we also get a new recording of 2021... 2021 (2021 Version). The three songs then become Watering a Flower, delivered to us by Speedstar Recoreds/Sony Japan. This is the first analog record of Hosono's Talking and it arrives on wax cut by master craftsman Toru Kotetsu.
- 2021 (2021 Version)