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Old 27th September 2019, 09:55 AM
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I hope the remaster for this release sounds noticeable to my amateur ears, like the difference between the original mixes and the remaster for A BEST 2. meanwhile, even with headphones on, I couldn't tell the difference between the 2001 A BEST and the 15th Anniversary A BEST
Really? I was curious to get A BEST 2 15th anni for the remaster

For me I didn't notice the A BEST 2 remaster but A COMPLETE remaster was really significant to me
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Old 27th September 2019, 07:02 PM
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Really? I was curious to get A BEST 2 15th anni for the remaster

For me I didn't notice the A BEST 2 remaster but A COMPLETE remaster was really significant to me
don't take my word for it though, other people could clearly notice the A BEST–A BEST 15th Anniversary difference, so go for it!

as for A COMPLETE, yes, in my case I could clearly sense the remaster as well as I do with A BEST 2. the tracks are "louder" too in both cases.
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Old 27th September 2019, 10:41 PM
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the difference from A BEST to it's 15th Anni is so huge. Out of all remasters she had, this was the most noticeable for me and made all of the songs more enjoyable.
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Old 28th September 2019, 06:13 AM
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I couldn't stop playing "immature" today - it would be great to have a 20th anniversary version with redone synths or real instruments.
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Old 28th September 2019, 07:28 AM
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I wish we would have gotten a new remix album with it.
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Old 29th September 2019, 08:14 AM
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I was listening to it today and I really think it is one of her most unique albums as far as music style. Her discography is so massive and each album has its own charm but LOVEppears stands out. What other albums do you think compare in style?
Oh yes... LOVEppears is my favorite Ayu album. It's one of those where every song is so timeless, yet nostalgic? Songs like And Then, immature, too late, appears, monochrome, LOVE ~Destiny~...

LOVEppears, together with MY STORY and RAINBOW are easily Top 3 Ayu albums for me
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Old 29th September 2019, 10:54 AM
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Oh yes... LOVEppears is my favorite Ayu album. It's one of those where every song is so timeless, yet nostalgic? Songs like And Then, immature, too late, appears, monochrome, LOVE ~Destiny~...

LOVEppears, together with MY STORY and RAINBOW are easily Top 3 Ayu albums for me
Yeah! I really love the vibe of the album. And it is truly distinct from the first album, which is sometimes hard to do.

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It's definitely one of her best albums in terms of theme and has a unique sound that runs throughout it. It's always been in my top 3 albums. I don't think she really has another that stays so true from start to finish to a theme and atmosphere.

It also makes sense to me that A Song For Xx was skipped over. It really wasn't until Loveappears that she really became "Ayumi Hamasaki", the huge, mega superstar.
Were you a fan during that time? Do you remember what the atmosphere with fans was like during the release? I only became a fan after UNITE!.
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Old 29th September 2019, 02:34 PM
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^ yeah that‘s an interesting question... I became a fan right after Desrest but I didn’t had the chance to get all the atmosphere vibes until the release of Secret...
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Old 30th September 2019, 09:44 AM
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Were you a fan during that time? Do you remember what the atmosphere with fans was like during the release? I only became a fan after UNITE!.
Nope, you've got me beat! I didn't start listening to Ayu until early '04.
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Old 30th September 2019, 01:55 PM
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I am a fan from A BEST era.
During year 2001, her popularity spread not only in japan, but also all over the world. I mostly get more of her album at Malaysia. I guess in Japan, it's almost impossible not to hear about Ayu during year of 2000. She was working like crazy. Maximum exposure at ads, CM, billboard, charts, merchandise. Everything she touched became gold. Even KOSE brand lipstick sales soared when she became the spokesperson.

But I am amazed to still find a few of her original CD at Pontianak, a small town at West Borneo. The rest are bootleg VCDs.

I got her LOVEppears album from my Taiwan Cousin, though.

And downloaded her new releases, videos through dial ups 64kbps streaming.
What an era.
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Old 30th September 2019, 09:35 PM
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I’m a bit annoyed that this isn’t a blue ray release...
I just realized it now lol.


I just watched the fly high vid and like, it’s funny to see how that fashion is all trending again. I’m so happy 2000s fashion is having a renaissance. The AI, robot, cold future aesthetic is maybe my favorite.
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Old 3rd October 2019, 12:48 AM
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^it seems that japanese will keep DVD as the standard

I don't blame them I don't have any Blu-ray in my house
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Old 3rd October 2019, 04:02 AM
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^it seems that japanese will keep DVD as the standard

I don't blame them I don't have any Blu-ray in my house
I don't even have anything to play DVD discs... or CDs... but I'll be getting this release nonetheless
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Old 3rd October 2019, 07:35 AM
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Hopefully they will also do a similar thing for albums such as I am... and RAINBOW
I would by those in an instant
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Old 3rd October 2019, 08:14 AM
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Nope, you've got me beat! I didn't start listening to Ayu until early '04.
You're so knowledgeable about her career I would have thought you were a fan since Nothing from Nothing, haha!
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Old 4th October 2019, 09:33 PM
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You're so knowledgeable about her career I would have thought you were a fan since Nothing from Nothing, haha!
haha, no I was just that obsessed. I was living in Japan in the mid-90s, so I saw Namie's very early career, but not Ayu's.
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Old 5th October 2019, 01:17 AM
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Old 5th October 2019, 04:32 AM
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lmao I know that graphic on the tote bag is in the Loveppears lyric book and maybe even the obi strip but Avex really couldn't give a fuck
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Old 6th October 2019, 02:16 AM
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It’s really such a random bonus lol

At first I thought, maybe at the initial release, people who purchased the album were given those special bags, and they were recreating it.

But since nothing like that’s mentioned, and I’ve never seen such a bag on auction, I suppose that’s not the case lol.
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Old 6th October 2019, 02:42 AM
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I really like the design, but I don’t think that paper is a good choice for material.
You can use it 2-3x and than it’s destroyed...
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