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Old 20th February 2014, 11:31 AM
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Lol was I the only one to understand that was a sweater?
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I want a new song tho...I don't really care for first love leftovers uhgh
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Old 20th February 2014, 05:54 PM
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I'm disappointing with the 3rd disk. The 5 remixes on there are songs we already have (actually time will tell -english version- is just a shorter version of the dub mix, so 4 remixes and one radio edit). How about giving us some songs that are vinyl/promo release only?

http://discography.hikki.com/other_m.html

DISTANCE "Russell McNamara Mix"
time will tell- Heart Mix (Remix by SOULMATE)
time will tell- Club Mix (Remix by M.I.D)
time will tell- Alt.Mutes Mix
SAKURAドロップス (Sonic Sprout Mix)
and also all of the Fly Me To The Moon remixes that to this day we only have in okay quality.

The demos are probably gonna be kinda cool, but in my experience with hearing demos, they're never too drastically different from the final version, usually just a lot more rough and low quality sounding, with maybe some altered lyrics.

Although that aside I will count my blessings and be glad that she's releasing this to begin with.

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Old 20th February 2014, 08:00 PM
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Lol was I the only one to understand that was a sweater?
haha.
I want a new song tho...I don't really care for first love leftovers uhgh
I thought it was a scarf tbh lol

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The demos are probably gonna be kinda cool, but in my experience with hearing demos, they're never too drastically different from the final version, usually just a lot more rough and low quality sounding, with maybe some altered lyrics.
Sometimes demos are just cool to listen to. Bruno Mars has two demo songs on his latest CD's, and they're just stripped down acoustic versions, which are gorgeous may I add.

Florence + the Machine did this as well. The demo version of "What the Water Gave Me" sounds like an ambient R&B song, while the original is a typical F+tM song.

So these demo tracks will be fun to listen to! Hopefully we get some straight acoustics or something!
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Old 21st February 2014, 02:07 AM
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I'm contemplating cancelling my order. It's just way too much money and the only thing that's worth it is the third disk. Why does Japan charge so much for albums omg.
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Old 21st February 2014, 07:54 AM
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I'm contemplating cancelling my order. It's just way too much money and the only thing that's worth it is the third disk. Why does Japan charge so much for albums omg.
Something along the lines of "entertainment is a luxury not everyone can afford", or so I've been told is what they believe. I'm not sure if that's the true reason everything is so pricey.
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Old 21st February 2014, 02:00 PM
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I never ordered it. I have the original and Im not interested in remixes. Figured anything else I could just download. Also A LOT of her albums keep getting officially released here now at North American prices. They've already released Exodus, This Is The One, Ultra Blue, Heart Station, SCV1 & SCV2. Plus I compared Ultra Blue's Canadian Release to the Japan Press my friend owns. Theyre the same in everything right down to paper quality, so we might *crosses fingers* get this remastered version of First Love released here too. Plus my HMV actually carries 'em on a regular basis which is awesome. ♥♥♥♥♥
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Old 21st February 2014, 03:05 PM
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I doubt the Canadian market would be a place theyd release the limited boxed set version.
even just the cd+dvd would be a stretch. it'd be awesome if they did, but i'm not gonna hold my breath on that one.
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Old 21st February 2014, 06:09 PM
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I don't care about this release. I'm starting to lose hope about her releasing new music. Sad. 2011, 2012 (even if we had Sakura Nagashi), 2013, 2014.....

omg..her last original japanese album was released in 2008....
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I'm not losing my hope for her return. It's actually good that she has taken time for herself so she can later release another epic album with new themes~ <3
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The original version of CALLING YOU.

I can totally hear Hikki's singing that "I'm caaaaalling yoou" part, but still I'm not really excited. I hope they rearraged the songs;

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DISTANCE "Russell McNamara Mix"
time will tell- Heart Mix (Remix by SOULMATE)
time will tell- Club Mix (Remix by M.I.D)
time will tell- Alt.Mutes Mix
SAKURAドロップス (Sonic Sprout Mix)
and also all of the Fly Me To The Moon remixes that to this day we only have in okay quality.
Do you want Sakura Drops (Sonic Sprout mix)?

I have it here, but it's kinda boring...
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Old 24th February 2014, 02:30 AM
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Do you want Sakura Drops (Sonic Sprout mix)?

I have it here, but it's kinda boring...
I have it. I bought the record and I ripped it to my computer. The one that's been floating around for years is fake. I'd just like to have it in high quality.
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Old 25th February 2014, 09:06 AM
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She is about to marry, I don't expect her to release anything on the next months...
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Old 25th February 2014, 03:42 PM
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I have it. I bought the record and I ripped it to my computer. The one that's been floating around for years is fake. I'd just like to have it in high quality.
Isn't the sound quality of vinyl like the best you can get? That's what I always thought. :O

You should share this mystery "real" version!
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Old 25th February 2014, 04:14 PM
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Isn't the sound quality of vinyl like the best you can get? That's what I always thought. :O

You should share this mystery "real" version!
I think when you play from vinyl yes, but the process of ripping the vinyl adds artifacts and/or degrades the quality from that of the source.
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Old 25th February 2014, 05:20 PM
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I think when you play from vinyl yes, but the process of ripping the vinyl adds artifacts and/or degrades the quality from that of the source.
it is indeed higher quality, and there are even ways to rip it at a high quality but it's so expensive. The record itself is in quite a price range depending on the rarity. The Sakura Drops record cost me around $80. The record player I own was bought from Craig's list for around $575. I'm at my dorm right now and I left it at home which is a 2 1/2 hour drive from where I am, but I think it's a Technics SL-1200MK2. The needle cartridge it came with cost an extra $75. Also you need a phono pre-amp to hook it up to your computer to rip it or else you won't hear anything, and a cheap/low quality one will cost around $50, a high quality one will cost around $400.

I have everything but the phono-preamp. As soon as I get the money for that, I'll be able to rip all my records in flac. I have a nice little collection of stuff.



here's a snippet of the official version. It sounds like a Planitb remix.

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You should share this mystery "real" version!
I'd love to, but not til I get a descent phono pre-amp. If I'm going to share the holy grail of rare utada music, I want it to be high quality.

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Old 25th February 2014, 06:56 PM
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Utada always has such shitty remixes excluding the PLANITb remixes for Hikari/Simple and Clean. Time for her to hire some of Ayu's remixers. I need some reggae remixes, orchestral mixes, and 8-bit remixes.
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Old 25th February 2014, 08:26 PM
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Utada always has such shitty remixes excluding the PLANITb remixes for Hikari/Simple and Clean. Time for her to hire some of Ayu's remixers. I need some reggae remixes, orchestral mixes, and 8-bit remixes.
Don't forget the John Luongo (or whatever) remix if First Love!
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Old 25th February 2014, 11:30 PM
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I need some more remixes like the simple and clean one.
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Old 26th February 2014, 02:32 AM
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Sad to say, but I actually prefer the fan-made Sonic Sprout Mix over the official.
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