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Aderianu 7th March 2021 09:26 PM

『A BALLADS 2』on sale 2021.04.08 [III]
 
The second installment in the Ballads Best series, 18 years after A BALLADS. The main release consists of two discs with 31 songs total, remastered from their original master tapes. Other versions will include blu-ray discs and goods (40 pages).

As per the TA store, the album will only include songs released after the first A BALLADS. No rearrangements or re-recordings have been mentioned in the announcement text.

=== EDITIONS ========

[2CD+2DVD+GOODS+Sumapura Music]
„11,400 (AVZ1-96674~5)
https://i.imgur.com/KRSyvykt.jpg
✦ TeamAyu / mu-mo shop limited edition
✦ Luxury BOX specification
✦ Digipak specification
✦ Goods: Special book (40 pages)
✦ Goods: T-shirt with jacket photo print
✦ Other jacket card
‣ DISC-1 - CD
‣ DISC-2 - CD
‣ DISC-3 - DVD
‣ DISC-4 - DVD

[2CD+2Blu-ray+GOODS+Sumapura Music]
„12,400 (AVZ1-96676~7)
https://i.imgur.com/KRSyvykt.jpg
✦ TeamAyu / mu-mo shop limited edition
✦ Luxury BOX specification
✦ Digipak specification
✦ Goods: Special book (40 pages)
✦ Goods: T-shirt with jacket photo print
✦ Other jacket card
‣ DISC-1 - CD
‣ DISC-2 - CD
‣ DISC-3 - Blu-ray
‣ DISC-4 - Blu-ray

[2CD+DVD+Sumapura Music]
„4,800 (AVCD-96668~9)
https://i.imgur.com/cjmHh6Tt.jpg
✦ sleeve packaging
‣ DISC-1 - CD
‣ DISC-2 - CD
‣ DISC-3 - DVD

[2CD+Blu-ray+Sumapura Music]
„5,200 (AVCD-96670~71)
https://i.imgur.com/cjmHh6Tt.jpg
✦ sleeve packaging
‣ DISC-1 - CD
‣ DISC-2 - CD
‣ DISC-3 - Blu-ray

[2CD+Sumapura Music]
„3,200 (AVCD-96672~3)
https://i.imgur.com/j8tuUhYt.jpg
‣ DISC-1 - CD
‣ DISC-2 - CD


=== CD CONTENT =======
Spoiler:
DISC-1 - CD
01 No way to say
02 CAROLS
03 HEAVEN
04 Together When...
05 You were...
06 momentum
07 fated
08 BALLAD
09 Secret
10 MOON
11 Zutto...
12 forgiveness
13 Virgin Road
14 JEWEL
15 how beautiful you are

DISC-2 - CD
01 オヒアの木
02 Days
03 beloved
04 Moments
05 walking proud
06 rainy day
07 Curtain call
08 Memorial address
09 Love song
10 ęternal
11 HOPE or PAIN
12 Life
13 untitled ~for her~
14 SAKURA
15 TODAY
16 春よ、来い

=== DVD/BD CONTENT ====
Spoiler:
DISC-3 - Compilation of concert performances
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 Together When... (ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2012-2013 A ~WAKE UP~)
05 You were... (ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2016 A ~M(A)DE IN JAPAN~)
06 momentum (ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2009-2010 A ~Future Classics~)
07 fated (ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2007-2008 Anniversary)
08 BALLAD (ayumi hamasaki Rock'n'Roll Circus Tour FINAL ~7days Special~)
09 Secret (ayumi hamasaki ASIA TOUR 2007 A ~Tour of Secret~)
10 MOON (ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2016 A ~M(A)DE IN JAPAN~)
11 Zutto... (ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2014-2015 A Cirque de Minuit )
12 forgiveness (ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC 2011 A LIMITED EDITION~)
13 Virgin Road (ayumi hamasaki Rock'n'Roll Circus Tour FINAL ~7days Special~)
14 JEWEL (ayumi hamasaki TROUBLE TOUR 2020 A ~サイゴノトラブル~ FINAL)
15 how beautiful you are (ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2019-2020 ~Promised Land~ A)
16 オヒアの木 (ayumi hamasaki PREMIUM LIMITED LIVE A ~夏ノトラブル~)
17 Days (ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2009 A ~NEXT LEVEL~)
18 beloved (ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC 2011 A LIMITED EDITION~)
19 Moments (ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2005 A ~MY STORY~)
20 walking proud (ayumi hamasaki 21st anniversary -POWER of A^3-)
21 rainy day (ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2006 A ~(miss)understood~)
22 Curtain call (ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2013-2014 A)
23 Memorial address (ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2003-2004 A)
24 Love song (ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2012 A ~HOTEL Love songs~)
25 ęternal (ayumi hamasaki PREMIUM LIMITED LIVE A ~夏ノトラブル~)
26 HOPE or PAIN (ayumi hamasaki PREMIUM COUNTDOWN LIVE 2008-2009 A)
27 untitled ~for her~ (ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2007-2008 Anniversary)
28 SAKURA (ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2019-2020 ~Promised Land~ A)
29 TODAY (ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR2016 A ~M(A)DE IN JAPAN~)

DISC-4
01 No way to say (video clip)
02 CAROLS (video clip)
03 HEAVEN (video clip)
04 Together When... (video clip)
05 You were... (video clip)
06 momentum (video clip)
07 fated (video clip)
08 BALLAD (video clip)
09 MOON (video clip)
10 Zutto... (video clip)
11 forgiveness (video clip)
12 Virgin Road (video clip)
13 JEWEL (video clip)
14 how beautiful you are (video clip)
15 オヒアの木 (video clip)
16 Days (video clip)
17 beloved (video clip)
18 Moments (video clip)
19 walking proud (video clip)
20 rainy day (video clip)
21 Curtain call (video clip)
22 Love song (video clip)
23 春よ、来い (video clip)
24 momentum (ayumi hamasaki Special SHOWCASE ~Xmas Eve 2020~)
25 Together When... (ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2018-2019 A -TROUBLE-)
26 TODAY (TA LIMITED LIVE TOUR 2016)
27 Love song (ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2018-2019 A -TROUBLE-)
28 Moments (第55回NHK紅白歌合戦)
29 JEWEL (第57回NHK紅白歌合戦)
30 Virgin Road (第61回NHK紅白歌合戦)

=== COVERS ===========
Spoiler:
Cover photos by Kazutaka Nakamura

Stylist: Kei Ito
Haute couture: Masataka Kato
Hair: Takayuki Shibata
Makeup: Akemi Kibe

https://i.imgur.com/fRuTC8wm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/AIqVZrIm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/YVL15GLm.jpg

=== Other =============

Aderianu 7th March 2021 09:27 PM


jean-baptiste 7th March 2021 10:54 PM

Preview sounds great!

StarSUCKER 7th March 2021 11:14 PM

I don't want to post in the celebrity section thread about "Haru yo, koi" because it's gotten stressful in there, but I cried tears of joy when I saw the announcement. My god. And the preview sounds so good. I'm dealing with especially rough life circumstances at the moment, and this news has lifted me like a rising tide. Looking forward to the release now.

I wonder if the release delay was because she wasn't happy with the initial recording, or maybe because she wanted to refine it? Regardless, so grateful that she's giving us this even while busy managing her pregnancy.

koumori 8th March 2021 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StarSUCKER (Post 3336627)
I don't want to post in the celebrity section thread about "Haru yo, koi" because it's gotten stressful in there, but I cried tears of joy when I saw the announcement. My god. And the preview sounds so good. I'm dealing with especially rough life circumstances at the moment, and this news has lifted me like a rising tide. Looking forward to the release now..

:shughug

hidekirby 8th March 2021 12:33 AM

The drums in Haru Yo Koi remind me of theme of a-nation '03 a lot.

~angel*ayumi~ 8th March 2021 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StarSUCKER (Post 3336627)

I wonder if the release delay was because she wasn't happy with the initial recording, or maybe because she wanted to refine it? Regardless, so grateful that she's giving us this even while busy managing her pregnancy.

as other avex artist release were pushed back to we asume it“s more of a manufacturing issuse

Katsuyuki012 8th March 2021 01:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StarSUCKER (Post 3336627)
I don't want to post in the celebrity section thread about "Haru yo, koi" because it's gotten stressful in there, but I cried tears of joy when I saw the announcement. My god. And the preview sounds so good. I'm dealing with especially rough life circumstances at the moment, and this news has lifted me like a rising tide. Looking forward to the release now.

...

I really feel you there! :love

oaristos 8th March 2021 02:42 AM

I can't stop watching that preview and I think it's been years since I've been so obsessed with a J-Pop release. It sounds magnificent and the video looks gorgeous.

It's such a dream that we're finally getting Haru yo, Koi after almost two decades. :weep

visionfactory 8th March 2021 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StarSUCKER (Post 3336627)
I wonder if the release delay was because she wasn't happy with the initial recording, or maybe because she wanted to refine it? Regardless, so grateful that she's giving us this even while busy managing her pregnancy.

imo the release delay is due to getting rights to allow TV content to be on the DVD disc

jbrat2219 8th March 2021 06:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by visionfactory (Post 3336649)
imo the release delay is due to getting rights to allow TV content to be on the DVD disc

That makes sense. I forget she doesn't own that stuff.

Katsuyuki012 8th March 2021 11:34 AM

I'm just repeating myself at this point but omfg, we're getting a Haru Yo, Koi recording and PV! What a blessing :love

Katsuyuki012 8th March 2021 02:11 PM

^I don't think the delay really matters too much since we're still getting Haru Yo, Koi on March 12, which is the only new thing on this release.

thinkingoutloud89 8th March 2021 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by visionfactory (Post 3336649)
imo the release delay is due to getting rights to allow TV content to be on the DVD disc

where did you get this from? I highly doubt that - seems like they were late on the PV recording if you follow her insta-post and they also stated that there were gaps in production (probably manufacturer that can't stick to certain dates because of COVID). Its nothing uncommon these days.

rainbow_smile 8th March 2021 03:46 PM

It's already been mentioned a few times that the delay isn't exclusive to A BALLADS 2 and is affecting another avex artist, so I doubt it has anything to do with filming or obtaining rights for the DVD

Lyssayu 8th March 2021 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Katsuyuki012 (Post 3336668)
^I don't think the delay really matters too much since we're still getting Haru Yo, Koi on March 12, which is the only new thing on this release.

This!:P

kotora 8th March 2021 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by visionfactory (Post 3336649)
imo the release delay is due to getting rights to allow TV content to be on the DVD disc

I am glad it get delayed because this album is great. The concept of this album is unique as well.

*Petit* 8th March 2021 11:38 PM

This is amazing!

AyuCanada 9th March 2021 04:18 AM

Is it normal that the album isn't listed on amazon japan yet?

kinix 9th March 2021 05:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AyuCanada (Post 3336702)
Is it normal that the album isn't listed on amazon japan yet?

It's all 'out of stock' not sure whether previously in stock or just not ready for purchase.


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