shinichi'sapprentice wrote:Super. Awesome. Release!Spoiler:1. Seimei
I like that short drum intro in the beginning. The guitar solo in the middle is superb. This opener really makes a declaration!
2. Still Alive
Can't wait to see a full translation of this song. I might be memorizing that chorus soon like I did with RED xD Another Splendidly Arranged guitar solo right here. *___* THAT last 'Baby, you're still alive' part by Koshi whoa'd me when I first listened to this song. Still does, every time.
3. Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru
I honestly haven't had the chance to listen to this song in full despite catching up on Conan just a few weeks ago. Another guitar solo that hits the heart T___T
I'm curious... Is 'Blow Violently' the direct translation of the song title? Does it mean to blow as in whistling, or to blow as in hitting something, or is there a different context to it? Nonetheless, I like the song and I've had the preview of it on replay a couple weeks before this single was released! Finally hearing it in full was amazing.
Jd- wrote:B'z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX Announced
So, as rumors/leaks from inside 7-Eleven indicated... B'z are doing a 7-Eleven promotion for the next few months and one such part of that is the B'z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX. It's a luxurious package and the mass-market version (the "Black Edition") available everywhere—Amazon, YesAsia, CDJapan—costs a little under $500 and the 7-Eleven exclusive "Trailer Edition" costs $700!!! It's being made-to-order so this will be a collector's item for a long time to come.
The packaging is all-new and refreshed, with 53 individual discs for each single. Both versions come with a pair of DVDs with definitive performances for essentially every song included. Three of those have never been released prior, too ("Kimi no Naka de Odoritai" from Pleasure'91, "May" from Pleasure 2000, and "LADY-GO-ROUND" from BREAK THROUGH).
So, anyone here going to buy this? They weigh 6kg and 8kg respectively, so shipping is going to be murderous. Murderous, I tell you! There are plenty of Japanese fans none too thrilled at the prospect of re-releasing the singles, but thankfully they aren't making it a must-own for anyone by including a bonus CD with rarities or something. If they'd done that, at those price points, it'd have caused a riot. Instead, this is being marketed at hardcore collectors. It's not a bad price (about $9.50 per single) if you don't own any B'z singles or home videos, because you're getting the definitive performances for most of the singles on DVD in one collection too. That said—I don't expect a big pressing of either edition, though the one from 7-Eleven is tied to a pair of special live shows (as part of a lottery) of just 2,500 tickets each.
Next year, we may just see a B'z COMPLETE ALBUM BOX which would most likely lead to some of the best album songs finally getting home video releases. That would interest me a lot more, personally-speaking.
(And, you can definitely expect the 2017 studio album to land in November or December.)
BLACK EDITION — Releases Aug 30 2017
TRAILER EDITION — Delivers Dec. 2017
Valentin wrote:Shortly before it’s finally going to be that time again, here are my thoughts on Seimei / Still Alive:
Jd- wrote:I've heard the "Still Alive" and "Sekai" performances were great, especially, but when I saw "Fukiarenasai" wasn't included, I thought, "They're saving it for LIVE-GYM 2017-2018 since it's a winter show". It could very well be a perfect opener (unless it's usurped by something on the upcoming album) or one of the highlight-slot songs later in the show with some great stage/visual effects. One way or the other, we will see this song performed live soon, for sure. Unless they're fully reserving it for the main tour, it may show up being swapped with "Sekai" or something like that, or get thrown in for one of the truncated festival setlists.
I'm really, really hoping that we get one of these SHOWCASE shows on DVD/Blu-ray as a bonus for the 20th album this fall. "GO-GO-GIRLS" coming back (see the above article for more info on that song!) is a delight that no one has complained about, and getting to hear "Shoudou", "girigiri chop", "ONE" and "MY LONELY TOWN" with "Uchouten" and "GO FOR IT, BABY" makes it seem like a show that could rival SHOWCASE 2007's legendary home video. Especially "GO FOR IT, BABY" because anytime Tak gets to sing, it's always a good time. Whether we got "GO-GO-GIRLS" or "Mou Hanasanai" and "Hi", I'm totally down with either version plus whatever else is on the horizon.
CrimsonDragon wrote:I was browsing for B'z videos and found that LOVE PHANTOM originally had its own unique PV, before they merged it with the live footage from '95.
Such a shame this was never included as a bonus on any home video! It also included some lyrics near the end that was cut in the final version.
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