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Old 10th February 2011, 05:15 PM
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Nobita talks about 『Love songs』 production

Thanks to truehappiness for finding this entry!! ^^

A blog entry posted by Nobita, ayu's song arranger, about his ideas behind some of the songs in LS album~

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Hamasaki Ayumi album 『Love songs』 in LA
27 December 2010. 7:18pm

This is regarding AYU-san’s new album 『Love songs』, which was released on 22 December.

This was a work which was made in the 1 month we spent in LA.

Love song

AYU-san’s comment for this was “The base for the album this time will be this piece called Love song. Please pay special attention to it!” Saying this, she passed me Komuro-san’s demo song, and so the arranging process began.
With the title “Love song” and Komuro-san’s melody, I plumped out the concept and arranged this song.
For me, Love song has a deeper meaning of being “something which any generation of people can relate to”.
And that was how the first and last parts of the song had the classical feel to it.

Digressing a little, I ordered the acoustic guitar player, Mr Eric, to play his track, while keeping an image of AYU-san singing and strumming the guitar herself in mind. This was to create an image of a singer playing her own accompaniment.

sending mail

This song used to have an original drum track, but under AYU-san’s orders, it was replayed live, and so that turned this into a rock song. The back part of the song is intentionally messed up, to reflect the complicated and uncertain mind of the singer. The strings had a little dangerous phrase there too.

Thank U

I like this song. I arranged this song with the lyrics on hand, and they gave me a warm feeling, reminding me of those who are important to me, and that was worked into the arrangement.
Doesn’t the part which couldn’t be put into words still manage to fill your heart somehow?

do it again

This song illustrates the light and dark sides of chasing a dream. Against the pure youthfulness of SEVEN DAYS WAR, do it again was arranged with another image in mind. In the process of becoming an adult, there may be despair and uncertainty hiding behind the happiness. But even so, there is a single ray of light, thin but straight, that leads you to your dream.

That sort of became a long essay. Sorry. (sweatdrop)
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Old 10th February 2011, 05:30 PM
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This actually helps me appreciate some of the songs more. Thanks Misa. & truehappiness
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Old 10th February 2011, 05:32 PM
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oh wow.. now we realise what the light at the end of do it again PV represents. and i now can appreciate THANK U more. anything that cant be put into words can fill my heart. the tune of the chorus of THANK U is easy to remember haha..
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Old 10th February 2011, 06:23 PM
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I love that kind of details, thank you for translating !
do it again will sound even more sad now...
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Old 10th February 2011, 06:34 PM
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It's interesting.
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Old 10th February 2011, 06:56 PM
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Oh how interesting! Thx Angel! ^^ I understand the meaning with do it again and actually thats the same feeling that I get when I listen to it.
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thanks so much! as if I needed even more reasons to love these songs, but here they are!
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Very nice!! I love Nobita-kun!
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Thank you so much misa!!

I'm so happy you translate these things!
It sheds some light!

So do it again is like the answer song to SEVEN DAYS WAR!
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thanks so much for the translation misa-chan!
makes me appreciate these songs even more now
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That's pretty cool information! Thanks for the translation!
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Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10th February 2011, 11:19 PM
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Thank you so much misa!!

I'm so happy you translate these things!
It sheds some light!

So do it again is like the answer song to SEVEN DAYS WAR!
like a more mature counterpart. i think its cool he contrasted the two.
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whoa..do it again as an answer song! cool...it feels really sad to me now.
and I love what he mentioned about Thank U.
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part which couldn’t be put into words
Brilliant. No matter how Ayu says it, her "thanks" for her fans cant be expressed through simply words itself.
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oh wow!
do it again explanation!
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thanks a lot Misa !!
do it again represents the light and dark sides of chasing a dream, interesting
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I really like that we have a lot of commentary on this album from the people working on it.

This entry and also the long one by, I think CMJK, really helps my appreciation of the album, even if it's not listenable to me.

It really is a concept album for me, and I think she succeeded with her goals.
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thank you for sharing the translation!!!
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Old 11th February 2011, 05:31 AM
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sooooo nice ^^ he arranged my fav songs from this album ^^
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