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Old 18th May 2022, 08:02 AM
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Covers are out, last song will be LISTEN TO MY HEART. Album will have 12 tracks: 10 singles, My Dear and a new song called ďthe greatestĒ
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Old 18th May 2022, 03:46 PM
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I'm surprised they didn't put SUKI da yo, AMOR, I believe and Wishing Well in the package as well, I wonder if she's keeping them for a possible studio album in the future?

And it's nice we're having LISTEN TO MY HEART, I guess it's the first time she's re-recording it? I just wish she picked more unexpected songs though. We got 3 songs from OUTGROW and THE FACE while VALENTI, LOVE & HONESTY and other albums were forgotten ^^'
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Old 18th May 2022, 05:50 PM
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The album is also very thin for a best of. Feels half assed again.
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Old 18th May 2022, 09:44 PM
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Surprised there's no Valenti! Finally listened to the new version of Love Letter and it's lovely!

Think I will go for the standard version of the album.
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Old 19th May 2022, 09:32 AM
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The album is also very thin for a best of. Feels half assed again.
She just re-recorded 10 songs and then recorded a new one. This was never billed as an ďall-time bestĒ single collection type of thing. We always knew what we were getting. I donít get whatís so half-assed about it?
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Old 19th May 2022, 07:47 PM
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I would classify it as "half-assed" if she picked up to re-record just some obvious songs like NO. 1, VALENTI, JEWEL SONG and Meri Kuri instead.

My only complaint is most of the tracks are very much similar to the originals in terms of vocals. She's singing with her voice from today, but the interpretation is very much close to the original ones, which is pointless to me when we are speaking of a "re-record release". I really wanted to see some matured interpretation for classic songs.
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I would classify it as "half-assed" if she picked up to re-record just some obvious songs like NO. 1, VALENTI, JEWEL SONG and Meri Kuri instead.

My only complaint is most of the tracks are very much similar to the originals in terms of vocals. She's singing with her voice from today, but the interpretation is very much close to the original ones, which is pointless to me when we are speaking of a "re-record release". I really wanted to see some matured interpretation for classic songs.
Thatís fair. I enjoyed most if not all of the new versions, but I know youíre not the only one who had some problem with them. I guess itís up to taste. Hopefully the new song will be good!
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Old 20th May 2022, 04:15 AM
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Thatís fair. I enjoyed most if not all of the new versions, but I know youíre not the only one who had some problem with them. I guess itís up to taste. Hopefully the new song will be good!
The arrangements are very cool and sounds fresh, I really enjoyed almost all of them!
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Old 20th May 2022, 04:17 PM
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She just re-recorded 10 songs and then recorded a new one. This was never billed as an ďall-time bestĒ single collection type of thing. We always knew what we were getting. I donít get whatís so half-assed about it?
I don't see a point in releasing it now since we have all but one track by then. If she wouldn't have pulled the single stunt i would feel different about it. at least she could have put 2-3 extra re-recordings on the album to make it worth it.
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Old 21st May 2022, 06:14 AM
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I don't see a point in releasing it now since we have all but one track by then. If she wouldn't have pulled the single stunt i would feel different about it. at least she could have put 2-3 extra re-recordings on the album to make it worth it.
To me, it's OK. Even in Japan, physical releases are becoming destined to die-hard fans and collectors more and more, streaming numbers are becoming more relevant to show artists' impact. Releasing songs like that, one by one, boost their numbers and the album will debut with a high number of streams from day 1.
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Old 22nd May 2022, 11:58 AM
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sure thing, but even not physically buying it I would like to have a nicer package.
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Old 23rd May 2022, 05:23 PM
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Its...kinda lame.
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Old 23rd May 2022, 08:33 PM
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Haven't listened to everything but I like it all so far. Just I think the new song sounds more like her Korean style which surprised me. My other surprise is that the actual tracklist isn't announced with the tracks listed in the order they'll actually appear on the album.
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Old 24th May 2022, 07:22 AM
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Haven't listened to everything but I like it all so far. Just I think the new song sounds more like her Korean style which surprised me. My other surprise is that the actual tracklist isn't announced with the tracks listed in the order they'll actually appear on the album.
It is save to say that the list on the website is the order, with the greatest as the first and my dear as the last.
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Old 24th May 2022, 01:29 PM
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It is save to say that the list on the website is the order, with the greatest as the first and my dear as the last.
Where on her website? I've been on the Japanese official website thrice and looked through the news and discography sections and couldn't find the tracklist.
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Old 24th May 2022, 06:22 PM
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Where on her website? I've been on the Japanese official website thrice and looked through the news and discography sections and couldn't find the tracklist.
On the info page about the album right above the bonus items.

https://avex.jp/boa/news/detail.php?id=1098353
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Old 24th May 2022, 08:48 PM
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I appreciated the "No.1" vibes the rooftop scenes were giving me, and the overall production level of the video (which she usually is not lacking in)...but it just fell very flat for me visually and sonically.
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