Greenwood formed in 1972 when bassist and bandleader Robin Kimura was in the ninth grade. They conquered the high school dance circuit that dominated Hawaii's music scene and progressed into the Waikiki nightclub scene by 1977. However, when demand for live entertainment dwindled in the 1980s, Greenwood disbanded.
The band's final project would be to record an album. In 1985, Greenwood embarked on recorded and released a 7" single featuring a cover of Tatsuro Yamashita's "Sparkle". They planned to record a full-length LP soon after.
The 7" went nowhere. The LP project was quickly shelved.
Thirty years later, Greenwood has enjoyed a resurgence thanks to Japan's DJ MURO, who featured "Sparkle" on his 'Hawaiian Breaks' mix in 2009. The band was also busy spearheading a series of reunion concerts featuring artists like Aura, Nohelani Cypriano, Phase 7, and Lil Albert.
In 2014, the original band members who recorded "Sparkle" in 1985 returned to the studio to finally record their debut album.
'Lost In Paradise' highlights regional hits that charted well in Hawaii but not necessarily nationwide. For the band, the album is a token of accomplishment and an inspiration to continue recording. For listeners, it’s a slice of songs that have been lost to time in Hawaii’s music scene.
This LP features an updated, remastered version of "Sparkle".