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Old 16th December 2014, 08:10 PM
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Winter single "Zutto... / Last minute / Walk" 2014.12.24 in stores III

2014.12.24 in stores
「Zutto... / Last minute / Walk」



First winter single since 「You were / BALLAD」released at 2009. Gorgeous composer team: Tetsuya Komuro, Kunio Tago and Tetsuya Yukumi created "TK ballad", "common winter ballad" and "rock ballad".

[ CD regular edition ]

・ AVCD-83126
・ 1,200
・ First press: B2 size poster
01. Zutto... (Original mix)
02. Last minute (Original mix)
03. Walk (Original mix)
04.Zutto... (Original mix -Instrumental-)
05.Last minute (Original mix -Instrumental-)
06.Walk (Original mix -Instrumental-)

[ CD Fan club members Limited Edition ]

・ AVC1-83202
・ 1,200
・ First press: Card with serial number to access "Zutto ..." video clip making streaming; Christmas card with printed autograph
01. Zutto... (Original mix)
02. Last minute (Original mix)
03. Walk (Original mix)
04. WINTER BALLAD MEDLEY (「Days」「CAROLS」「No way to say」「JEWEL」「You were...」「momentum」「POWDER SNOW」)
05. Zutto... (Original mix -Instrumental-)
06. Last minute (Original mix -Instrumental-)
07. Walk (Original mix -Instrumental-)

[ MUSIC CARD ]

・ AQZ1-76835 / AQZ1-76836 / AQZ1-76837
・ 800
・ Size: A5
music download deadline: 31.01.2015
01. Zutto ... (Original mix)
02. Last minute (Original mix)
03. Walk (Original mix)

[ digital release ]
iTunes: Zutto... (music video)

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Songs info
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Zutto...
words : ayumi hamasaki
music : Kunio Tago
arrangment : Yuta Nakano

Programming & Strings Arrangment : Yuta Nakano
Acoustic Piano : Yuta Nakano
Strings : Yuko Kajitani Strings
Guitar : Ryota Akizuki, Tomoki Ihira
Acoustic Guitar : Tomoki Ihira
Additional Composition : Yuta Nakano
Mixed by Naoki Yamada

Last minute
words : ayumi hamasaki
music : Tetsuya Yukumi
arrangment : tasuku

Programming & Guitar : tasuku
Strings : Daisuke Kadowaki Strings
Additional B.G.Vocal Arrangment : Yuta Nakano
Mixed by Naoki Yamada

Walk
words : ayumi hamasaki
music : Tetsuya Komuro
arrangment : Yuta Nakano

Programming & Strings Arrangment : Yuta Nakano
Strings : Yuko Kajitani Strings
Guitar : Ryota Akizuki
Acoustic Guitar : Tomoki Ihira
Additional B.G. Vocal : Manami Noro
Mixed by Naoki Yamada

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PREVIEW
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Zutto... PV (short ver.)


Zutto... (short ver.)


Walk (short ver.)


Last minute (short ver.)

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② Limited package with 4 special items
CD FC Limited Edition + Music card A, B, C
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③ Limited package with 4 special items
CD FC Limited Edition + Music card A, B, C
⇒ A5 Notebook (1)


④ Limited package with 5 special items
CD only + CD FC Limited Edition + Music card A, B, C
⇒ Shaped sticky note (1), B2 size poster (1)

⑤ Limited package with 5 special items
CD only + CD FC Limited Edition + Music card A, B, C
⇒ A5 Notebook (1), B2 size poster (1)

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⇒ B2 size poster (1)

⑦ Limited package with 4 special items
CD only + Music card A, B, C
⇒ A5 Notebook (1)

■ One type of poster for all stores

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photos from PV shooting
2014.11.22 Japan
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ZACC special plum soda


nails


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Old 16th December 2014, 08:11 PM
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as for PV release
the same day with single, but not 17th. Seems we'll get PV 24th
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Old 16th December 2014, 08:59 PM
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Walk kind of reminds me of untitled for her... it's a beautiful piece too.

seriously Zutto gets a PV....the weakest song on the single....=|
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Old 16th December 2014, 09:06 PM
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I really like the single. It's a typical seasonal release, I don't know what you guys expected?

And I really love Last minute and I agree with artcika on this:
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I love how rough the guitars are, i love how rough it sounds. The mess as some of you described, makes perfect sense to me. It's called Last minute for a reason. If it was too polished i think i wouldn't like it as much. Now it's so unpredictable with these pauses and vocals. I like how it just gets in your face with the guitars after the soft piano. As if like you just realized that this is the last minute for something and everything just goes kaboom in your head and you don't know what to do, you just get confused and scared and everythign else. It's such a wave of different things, it's brilliant! GIMME MORE OF THIS REAL STUFF, Ayu~!
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Old 16th December 2014, 09:20 PM
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I'm loving this single. Last minute > Walk > Zutto... for me.
Last minute is the best rock song she's had in years.. blows me away every listen. You can tell she put all of herself into that song.
Walk is very emotional too. I absolutely love her vocals in this song.
Zutto... is yeah, a pretty generic j-pop ballad but the chorus is catchy as hell which is what makes me love it. If you're going to go generic make it memorable and catchy, and that's exactly what this is.

Great job ayu! After going so long without a winter single this is more than what I needed
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Old 16th December 2014, 10:14 PM
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Honestly I think this single is great. And well done. All of these songs also flow together well and create their own darker environment for this single which I like. I'm listening to them again, and I haven't enjoyed her ballads this much in a while. Zutto... is definitely the weakest but still an okay ballad. Just okay. It sounds a basic ayu ballad that I'm never going to listen to. The last two are more special in my opinion and I get rock influence with last minute, god bless. I'm just glad that everything feels darker than anything in a while. And the lyrics are amazing.

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I thinks it's hard for people to really enjoy her ballads anymore or find anything new in them, etc etc. I think you can only have so many ballads as an artist before something sounds recycled, uninspired, just plain or completely out of left field and too strange. Mainly because they are ballads. Reasons why ballads are probably my least favorite things...I also often don't like playing anything remotely slow and lyrical in concert band because it starts to feel like the same thing, even across different composers and styles.

Imo, ayu's best ballads are on my story with some good ones here and there afterward and before.

I honestly see why ayu released these songs. The quality of these is great. All of the intricacies are special to me. As well as the more obvious things like the melodies. And the emotion on Last Minute and Walk is beautiful. I feel like things that have been lacking in songs like Pray or how beautiful you are exist on this single. I can't see people liking future ballads from ayu if they don't like any of these honestly, because unless she decided to switch to a completely new genre of music, I don't think they will be getting better than this lol. Though idk what anyone's looking for anyway.

Damn. I really want some rock songs from ayu
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Old 16th December 2014, 10:29 PM
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also while some of you said the back vocals are too loud i think what they tried to do is not exactly the back vocals but to make an impression as stronger vocal impact something like what GACKT had in his White Lovers & Stay the ride alive. They are less prominent though. But really i personally don't have a problem with Ayu's in the song.

Man i still hear GACKT singing whenever i listen to the songs lol they would make an awesome duet from one of these.
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Old 16th December 2014, 10:55 PM
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Walk kind of reminds me of untitled for her... it's a beautiful piece too.

seriously Zutto gets a PV....the weakest song on the single....=|
Walk is very Love Again-esque, though it's not a bad thing for me. Some parts remind me of SAKURA, others of untitled, and her voice sounds a lot like it sounded in petal.

And yeah, Zutto... definetely the weakest...
But it's a wise choice for a PV, I think, since it's the easiest song to promote to the general public. And it's the kind of ballad the japanese people love. I just hope the PV is pretty.
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Old 16th December 2014, 11:06 PM
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Right now my favorite songs are Last Minute and Walk. I love the lyrics to all the songs although I have a feeling I'll listen to Zutto the least.
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Old 16th December 2014, 11:23 PM
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Wow. I just wanted to say Last Minute absolutely blew me away, and Ayu hasn't done that for me in quite a while. I'm very pleased! A return to form. And I love Zutto and Walk as well. Really great single!
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Old 17th December 2014, 12:30 AM
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Last minute has that raw and emotional vocal and i totally loving it!
finally we have the memorial address 2.0 after all these years!
it's going to be a cool performance for last minute.
and i hope she'll perform 3 songs.
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Old 17th December 2014, 02:25 AM
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Zutto... / Last Minute / Walk is like vogue far away SEASONS, when vogue is the weakest ,far away and SEASONS are the Stronger ones.

Seriously, if the first songs out of three are the greatest, then people complains about the rest is boring ..


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Old 17th December 2014, 02:53 AM
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I think i'm the only one who thinks this single could've been better. I think they are pretty good songs but i definitely won't be listening to them again and again like i've done with M or No way to say. Those are EPIC winter ballads. She'll never sell music like she used to if she keeps catering to a small group of people IMO.

If i have to say something good about the single though...Zutto actually reminds me of her older music like ayu-mi-x III acoustic orchestra album. I don't think it's generic at all, it just doesn't SCREAM at you like walk aka MOON pt. 2 haha. (if you couldn't tell it's my least favorite song on this single.) Last minute is WAY better than anyone was anticipating which is why i like it. It's a medley of HEAVEN & Sakura. All in all i'm grateful she's still making music. Just wish she'd bring back Bounceback to help her make music. le sigh haha
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This can't even beat vogue/Far away/SEASONS imo
Walk is such a drag. Zutto... is just okay. Last Minute saves this single
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This can't even beat vogue/Far away/SEASONS imo
Walk is such a drag. Zutto... is just okay. Last Minute saves this single
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does anyone have high quality all jacket cover (and music card too) ???
please help me... i want it for my fans art about 'Zutto... / Last minute / Walk' jacket cover.
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Last minute has that raw and emotional vocal and i totally loving it!
finally we have the memorial address 2.0 after all these years!
it's going to be a cool performance for last minute.
and i hope she'll perform 3 songs.
yeah i see Last Minute as MA part 2 as well, even though i am sure some would say the two songs are quite different in many ways.
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Old 17th December 2014, 03:59 AM
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Last minute is easily the weakest song on here for me. I'm trying to wait for the translation, but the mixing makes it almost unbearable to listen to. Not a terrible song otherwise.

I'm getting so choked up listening to Walk, now with the lyrics in mind. Anybody else adore this song? The lyrics resonate with me right now. Ayu's insistence to continue walking on, defending the life she leads, despite being obviously overcome with such strong feelings of self-doubt and insecurity (perhaps from living "selfishly" and letting others down) is so subtly painful in a way that is just classic introspective Ayu.
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Old 17th December 2014, 06:07 AM
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Downloaded the single on iTunes this morning. I'm a sucker for ballad so this single sounded awesome for me. Last Minute blew me away. I teared up as ayu became emotional. Walk's verse are really pretty especially the first "negatta" part but i'm not a fan of the chorus...

Zutto is definitely my favorite. Though it sounds pretty generic and something that Mika Nakashima would sing; i love it for being it. I'm inlove with the single nevertheless.

Can't wait to have my physical copy.

Anyway, anyone knows if its too late to order the FC version? Will it arrive too on the same date if I ordered it for lets say, tonight@".
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Anyway, anyone knows if its too late to order the FC version? Will it arrive too on the same date if I ordered it for lets say, tonight@".
you still can buy it
it will arrive 25th, next day after official sale
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