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Old 24th July 2011, 02:35 PM
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^ thanks for sharing your experience!
wow the last show of POM!!
then she'll continue again in september with a newer concept right?

ah so envy of you guys!!
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Old 24th July 2011, 02:43 PM
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^ thanks for sharing your experience!
wow the last show of POM!!
then she'll continue again in september with a newer concept right?

ah so envy of you guys!!

Oh, does it mean, that it'll be probably HLS??
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Old 24th July 2011, 02:47 PM
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I think it will be HOTEL Love songs. Again, I am not the best at Japanese, but I think she said that. Also, she introduced the orchestra specially once more today. So yeah, I am pretty sure it was last show for PoM. =)
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I think it will be HOTEL Love songs. Again, I am not the best at Japanese, but I think she said that. Also, she introduced the orchestra specially once more today. So yeah, I am pretty sure it was last show for PoM. =)
Oh, Ayu did so many surprises to us!! Starting from new album in 8 months after her latest one, then her shot-gun marriage, then new conception of the tour, then permanently changed set-lists, and finally mini album instead of the single!
So, I won't be surprised if she starts Hotel Love Songs tour in september! I just adore her for knowing how to surprise everyone around her!!! She's a real DIVA to me, hahahah!!
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I think she sang this. =)

"War and destruction
Crime and desire
But I wanted only keep my love
Every cardinal sins
Every immoral deeds
But I was holding on for my love"
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Thank you for your review! Sounds really great! :3
But the last shows in September are also called Power of Music. ALso she said she won't change the tour to Hotel Love songs.
Guess, she just did introduce the orchestra and all again, cause it's the last show before the last leg in September.
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Its a bit odd none of the other reviewers (some who live in Japan and probably have a good grasp of the langauge) didn't mention this.
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she said this is the last part of the first half of the tour.
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Thank you for the reviews!
This live sounds ****ing promising! All these arrangements, no big props and showy stuff... And the vocal improvement.

I hope this version of the show will make it to dvd/bu-ray.

I'm a bit sad for Moments, fairyland & monochrome but it's good the trilogy is back.

Can't wait to see such a unique concert!
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Old 24th July 2011, 05:30 PM
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looks like we will get three concert dvd next year...
YAY!!!
1. power of music
2. hotel love songs
3. CDL
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she said this is the last part of the first half of the tour.
She include limited edition in this first half?
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The "first half" probably just means the part before a-nation '11 / a-nation 10th Anniversary... and the second half is all the concerts that are happening afterward.

Also keep in mind that Ayu said that the DVD/Blu-ray concert for POWER of MUSIC will be the Saitama show aka the LIMITED EDITION concert.
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Old 24th July 2011, 10:10 PM
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what is that main title for next tour "FIVE Hotel Love songs" it's confirmed yet...?
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Geez, Ayu, now what do I do? Am I going to be blowing more money on your concert tickets in the first week of my study abroad?
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what is that main title for next tour "FIVE Hotel Love songs" it's confirmed yet...?
No one really knows what's happening with the two albums. It seems likely that they will probably combine them for the 2012 tour though.
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Old 25th July 2011, 02:33 AM
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yea i've been reading lots of good reviews for POM tour..unlike the previous tours..there are alwaus like 50% good and 50% bad reviews haha~
it's probably because of the arrangements of each of the songs that are completely different from the original version in which ayu would usually use in the previous tours..
people probably are more excited to hear newer version? and ayu has worked so hard to improve her vocal through training.
yeah...thats why i'm excited to see this on DVD! i've always wanted Ayu to sing rearrangements or different versions of her songs! also, i'm really excited about her improved voice! but it does seem like EVERY single person who reviews this concert says that its great!
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she said this is the last part of the first half of the tour.
Ahhh ok! Sorry, as I said I was not sure. =) Just because she did not introduce the orchestra specially on 23rd but on 24th. But however, POWER of MUSIC is totally great so I will be happy if it continues until the end.
and thanks OyTony, that could be it!! Loved it when she sang that.
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Old 25th July 2011, 12:38 PM
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POM reviews on 724

Hey guys. Just came back from Tokyo for the POM on 724.
Lemme write a quick review here.

Video
People saying that before there is no screen video here.
But indeed there is a intro video before ayu appears on stage.
A short movie though (Like 30s- 45s).
In the video. It's black in background. And a side-faced ayu is in the background.
There is caption in the video that Ayu say "Today what you don't really need
to open your eyes and just with your ears. And Feel...
Welcome to my arena tour "Power of Music" something like that.(Sorry I don't remember the exact phase.)

Opening
After the short video intro. Dancers came out from different sides of the arena. Each of them were holding a glowing sphere. (Like the one the female dancer holding in CDL11 DIA - Heaven) and all of them finally on the stage.
And the show starts!

1. forgiveness
Ayu appeared at the middle of the stage. She sang the english part of the forgiveness english part WITHOUT any music background. It was so amazing and the whole arena was silence!! And the whole song is in orchestra arrangement. Ayu ended the song with the english part again...and she point to each side of the arena with her strong voice and the first song ended perfectly.

2. progress
The song started in orchestra arrangement. After the first chorus and suddenly it became the normal arrangement and the audience went crazy.

I would like to say "progress" is nothing much different from what we heard in the game commercial. It is a good song though.

3. A Song for XX
Started with band introduction and Dancer solo. And ordinary "Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!" and it became the rock style of ASF. Much the same as AT08.

4. M
kinda a rock version! She sang really well! But I dont think the song arrangement is almost the same but not likely the pitch is higher than the original version.

5. NEVER EVER
People said it's the original version before but on 724 it's a rearranged version. Kinda rock.

6. walking proud
Much as the same as my story classic..A very touching all time favorite!

7. part of Me
Original Version

-MC-
It's kinda suprising that we have the MC in the middle of the concert this year. And the MC is Yo-chan. I don't know much about japanese so basically I
don't really know what they were saying. But the crowd seemed enjoying a lot. Lots of laughters.

8. Love song
After the MC..Ayu and Yo-chan moved to the edge of the stage. Sitting and Yo-chan playing wooden guitar and Ayu sang Love Song.

9. Vogue
Another surprising that the V-F-S Trilogy is back.
It starts with a latin/spanish style 3/4 claping (clap.clap.clap--clap.clap.clap.clap). And the whole song is in latin style.

10. Far Away
In latin/spanish style...but a blue arrangement..

11. Seasons
Classic! in original version.
Ayu asked us to sing with her together.
A very touching moment.

12. July 1st
Original version. Ayu and dancers sang and dance at the outer ring and the ring rotated. Everyone is waving their hands.

13. B&D
A longest interactive part throughout the whole concert. it was like playing for 10-15 mins before starting B&D.

First ayu asked each side of arena to sing yayayaya...
and then she started catching dancers to sing yayayaya...
and after playing and playing finally B&D start!

14. Mirrocle World
Much as the same as original version but with violin at the back.
During the each little pause between lyrics she pointed to each side of the arena then the dancers dance. (Like the CDL 11 - What she did in "Do it again" at last"

15. Evolution
Original Version! Very Exciting!

16. B&G
The same. (just Like every year, every concert XD)

17. Born to be
In original version but little arrangement at the beginning.
The whole arena went dark. And with the drum hit.
Ayu and dancers were suddenly all on the stage and with the spotlight on them. A quite impressive scene. And she finally went to the runway on the another side and the stripes shot out after the band and dancers introduction.
And the Curtain went down.

Encore - Daybrak
With the fanmade video by your guys. and finally the lyrics of the last chorus of Daybreak appeared on the video. Everyone sang together.

18. A Song is born
Re-arranged version. She sang really well

19. Thank You
Original Version. But the song was shorten after the "La-La-La-Laa..." it directly skipped to the final interlude and the last chrous.
The red curtain went down and ayu/dances waving to us till the last moment like what they did in 7 days special -Surreal- last year.
I can feel that she intended to make the concert ended in a happier atmosphere.

Review
I am always hoping for seeing ayu's concert in Japan.
I love all the fascinating stuffs she has done throughout the years.
But as an old fan of ayu, this concert is really special.
She sang a lot of old songs and all-time classics and you can feel that she has less constraints than before, like she can put the MC in the middle. She keeps interacting with the crowd which she seldom does in her normal concert. And her voice is much stronger and stable than before.
At the second part of the concert you can feel that her throat is tired.
But she tried so hard and NEVER out-of-tune in three hours concert.

I am happy with that and I am really looking for the FINAL and Limited Edition in September.

Thanks for reading!
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Old 25th July 2011, 01:18 PM
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The show is awesome guys!

On the 23rd I was at 3rd row on Arena and it was great!! Although I think I was so near that sound was not good there. On the 24 she sang way better than the day before, she rocked it out! It was really great.
Here goes my mini review:

-Forgiveness is probably the best performance on the entire show. It starts with the english lyrics acapella, and now im pretty sure she says:

"war and destruction, crime and desire, but i wanted only keep my LOVE, every carnal sins, every inmoral deeds, but i was holding on for my LOVE"

On the last chorus, instead of starting with the harmony on the original song, it starts with MAJOR tonality (sorry for my bad english...) so it sounds something full of hope and fighting-spirit...

I will continue the review when i get back, im in tokyo yet!!! See you guys

-M is probably the second best one. It has a catchy rock arrangement... hope we would get this on CD.

-July 1st, evolution and Boys&Girls were exactly as I was expected: perfect to enjoy the live.

-Love Song was an achoustic guitar version, very different from the CDL one, more rockish.

-Bold&Delicious was pretty different... I dont know yet if I liked that one... but it was entertaining anyways.

-Born to be was arranged with a different harmony.
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Old 25th July 2011, 01:42 PM
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^thanks for your review miki ^_^,I hope you had fun in Japan~
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