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Old 20th February 2021, 02:55 PM
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The tracks are not just being put there, they're being remastered, that alone makes this release worthy for me.
Plus the second Dvd performances are not found on other releases (At least, the four performances shown.)
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Old 20th February 2021, 02:59 PM
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^because it was the quittessence of "its a compilation album, don't be dramatic". i think stating that this release falls flat is not dramatic. I best most people don't even get worked up on this, but they won't buy it anymore which in the end is a problem in the bigger picture of ayus career.
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Old 20th February 2021, 03:00 PM
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disappointed in the dvd/bluray content so far... what can they reveal next week?
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Old 20th February 2021, 03:07 PM
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disappointed in the dvd/bluray content so far... what can they reveal next week?
most likely the ballads from 2010–onwards, part of the finished Pray for you, aaaaaaand the jacket cover art at the last few seconds of the preview.
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Old 20th February 2021, 03:09 PM
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Even though it's a lazy release I'm still happy with remastered versions. But I still can't see why they decided to make this A Ballads 2 instead of another digital compilation like they do for other artists. If only they released the live versions on CD instead of the studio versions. I prefer Ayu's live vocals over her studio vocals.

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Old 20th February 2021, 03:15 PM
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Omg

I hope ayu can learn from Namie Amuro who seriously to make new re-reconding (or new mix) on Best Album,that is a reason for why Namie's BALLADA would have sold very good

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Old 20th February 2021, 03:46 PM
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I really liked the surprise of releasing two TV performances! I wonder if they will also add Virgin road performance from Kouhaku! I'm hoping for more unreleased tour content like the CDL Touble!
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Old 20th February 2021, 04:56 PM
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So do we get one Bluray of PVS and a second Bluray of lives? I'm a little confused...
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Old 20th February 2021, 05:04 PM
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Her classic ballads included. I'm not surprised and I like the tracklist. The odd thing is the release of A BALALDS 2 instead of A BEST 3, it would be much more interesting to release the latter on her debut anniversary.
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Old 20th February 2021, 05:09 PM
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Her classic ballads included. I'm not surprised and I like the tracklist. The odd thing is the release of A BALALDS 2 instead of A BEST 3, it would be much more interesting to release the latter on her debut anniversary.
At this point I think A BEST 3 might end up being A BEST -FINAL- with 8 discs released upon her eventual retirement...
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So do we get one Bluray of PVS and a second Bluray of lives? I'm a little confused...
Both blu-ray discs are a live compilation. The second disc is rare/unreleased lives, like some from Kouhaku and the Xmas Live. The first disc has some that were on the BEST LIVE BOX and general concerts.

What we know so far for the blu-ray/dvd contents:

Blu-ray(DISC-3)
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01 No way to say (ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2003-2004 A
02 CAROLS (ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2005 A ~MY STORY~)
03 HEAVEN (ayumi hamasaki 15th Anniversary TOUR ~A BEST LIVE~)
04 Days (ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2009 A ~NEXT LEVEL~)
05 fated (ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2007-2008 Anniversary)
06 MOON (ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2016 A~M(A)DE IN JAPAN~)

Blu-ray(DISC-4)
※曲順未定

01 Moments (第55回NHK紅白歌合戦)
02 JEWEL (第57回NHK紅白歌合戦)
03 momentum (ayumi hamasaki Special SHOWCASE ~Xmas Eve 2020~)
04 Together When... (ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2018-2019 A -TROUBLE-)

This is now on the official website.
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Old 20th February 2021, 05:16 PM
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I got a feeling that ayu is not very personally enthusiastic about release, except for recording maybe the new song. Otherwise her instagram will have a lot more teasers, think about Ohia no hi, DaD, or even TROUBLE
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Old 20th February 2021, 05:23 PM
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Both blu-ray discs are a live compilation. The second disc is rare/unreleased lives, like some from Kouhaku and the Xmas Live. The first disc has some that were on the BEST LIVE BOX and general concerts.

What we know so far for the blu-ray/dvd contents:

Blu-ray(DISC-3)
※曲順未定

01 No way to say (ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2003-2004 A
02 CAROLS (ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2005 A ~MY STORY~)
03 HEAVEN (ayumi hamasaki 15th Anniversary TOUR ~A BEST LIVE~)
04 Days (ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2009 A ~NEXT LEVEL~)
05 fated (ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2007-2008 Anniversary)
06 MOON (ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2016 A~M(A)DE IN JAPAN~)

Blu-ray(DISC-4)
※曲順未定

01 Moments (第55回NHK紅白歌合戦)
02 JEWEL (第57回NHK紅白歌合戦)
03 momentum (ayumi hamasaki Special SHOWCASE ~Xmas Eve 2020~)
04 Together When... (ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2018-2019 A -TROUBLE-)

This is now on the official website.
Ooo okay thanks for the info, I haven't checked the website check.
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Old 20th February 2021, 05:26 PM
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what are the chances for new songs like pray for you?
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Old 20th February 2021, 05:34 PM
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Ooo okay thanks for the info, I haven't checked the website check.
No worries, the initial announcement times are always so hectic

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what are the chances for new songs like pray for you?
I'd say Pray for you is a likely inclusion, but who knows.
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The only thing that really annoys me is the 4:3 aspect ratio and non-HD quality of Kouhaku's Moments performance. We have that in HD since forever and they're gonna release this in an upscaled version???

And about Ayu enthusiasm: she always made it very clear she's more into live performances than releasing albums. She's a great album producer, but she's an even greater performance. The stage is her home, so I'm not surprised at all about this.
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I'm disappointed with video content
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Old 20th February 2021, 07:54 PM
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I hope there's more content in this album or else I won't be buying it. One new song or two new songs with a high budget music video would seal the deal for me.
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Old 20th February 2021, 08:04 PM
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