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Old 7th January 2021, 10:18 PM
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No doubt 'Pray for you' will be in this album.
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Old 8th January 2021, 01:12 AM
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I can see Pray for you having a PV on A BALLADS 2.
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a-nation' 2018 @ Ajinomoto Stadium 2018.08.26
LIVE TOUR -TROUBLE- 2018-2019 A @ Nakano Sunplaza 2019.02.06
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Old 8th January 2021, 02:32 PM
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I know this is a stretch but if she could somehow put in ever free on the tracklist.
That song needs to be saved from oblivion.
It doesn't deserve the b-side treatment that it got.
I will forever be in awe how did she got such a melody in the beginning of her career.
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Old 8th January 2021, 06:34 PM
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Did you notice there is a version of A BALLADS 2 with a single Blu-ray on it? Guess we will have some concert release indeed.
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Old 8th January 2021, 07:16 PM
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^call A POLICE.
someone give Ayu a WARNING
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Old 8th January 2021, 07:30 PM
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This would be the perfect album to release AT18 with!
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Old 8th January 2021, 07:40 PM
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The only reason I pre-ordered the double Bluray is for the potential extra concert. If I am wrong I'll eat my hat.
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Old 8th January 2021, 07:52 PM
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This would be the perfect album to release AT18 with!
Donít get my hopes up. Iíll be saving some cash, just in case your words reach Godís ear or something.
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Old 11th January 2021, 10:35 AM
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I wonder how the covers look like because A BALLADS covers are pure legend.
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Old 11th January 2021, 04:59 PM
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I wonder how the covers look like because A BALLADS covers are pure legend.
YAS!!!
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Old 11th January 2021, 07:03 PM
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It's hard to beat A Best and A Ballads because they are iconic.
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Old 12th January 2021, 04:10 AM
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I am for sure in the minority but I started to follow Ayu in 2005 so when A Ballad was released I wasn't following her and to me, I always saw that compilation as a filler for hungry fans waiting for new material. I eventually bought it to complete my collection, but I don't think I listen to it fully more than once, I only kept Rainbow and A song for XX on my iPod. Aside from A Song for XX, I don't really like any of the new arrangements (especially if I have to compare them with their original versions). I love Hanabi, Dolls, and Voyage, but I would rather enjoy them on the Rainbow album. I am suprised to see that people seems to praise it so much.

I did enjoyed A best and A Best 2 both versions though and I still listen to them often.
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Old 12th January 2021, 04:33 AM
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^I much prefer the versions of YOU and TO BE on A BALLADS - especially the former! :-)
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Old 12th January 2021, 04:42 AM
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I prefer the A BALLADS version of SEASONS as well. The difference is subtle, but feels better for that reason.
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Old 12th January 2021, 05:26 AM
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I prefer TO BE and SEASONS from A BALLADS too
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Old 12th January 2021, 05:56 AM
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I always listen to the A BALLADS version of SEASONS instead of single or album mix
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[2020] E-girls, Happiness, SYY & Girls≤ at E-girls XX PERFECT LIVE 2011▶︎2020 (Mie, Japan)
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[2020] Aikawa Nanase at LIVE TOUR 2020 forbidden (Tokyo, Japan)
[2020] AI at Concert 2020 Baby You Can Cry (Saitama, Japan)
[2020] Ai Otsuka at aio piano vol.7 (Nagoya, Japan)
[2020] Anna Tsuchiya at Birthday Live 2020 (Osaka, Japan)
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[2019] BoA, Red Velvet, YURI & HYO at SMTOWN LIVE IN SANTIAGO (Santiago, Chile)
[2017] Juice=Juice at LIVE AROUND 2017 ~World Tour~ (Santiago, Chile)
[2017] Anna Tsuchiya at Super Japan Expo (Santiago, Chile)
[2017] Do As Infinity at Anime Friends 2017 (Santiago, Chile)
[2015] Anna Tsuchiya at Super Japan Expo (Santiago, Chile)
[2012] After School & RaNia at Music Bank World Tour (ViŮa del Mar, Chile)
[2011] m.o.v.e at Super Japan Expo (Santiago, Chile)
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Old 12th January 2021, 07:37 AM
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Yes, I agree the Seasons version is better on A Ballads. Maybe I was a bit harsh towards A Ballads, I just feel the same way towards is as I feel toward Koda Kumi and Best: Bounce & Lovers, Those compilation always made me feel like, they don't have enough new material for an album yet, and not enough hits since the last greatest hits, so we have a peculiar in-between.

I feel the next A Ballads will only be a classic greatest hits formula with maybe 1 or 2 new songs (Pray for you and Ohia no ki are my guesses)
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Old 12th January 2021, 12:11 PM
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^I much prefer the versions of YOU and TO BE on A BALLADS - especially the former! :-)
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I prefer TO BE and SEASONS from A BALLADS too
the A BALLADS versions of these songs are so much better. with YOU it's obvious because she re-recorded it with a new arrangement, whereas TO BE and SEASONS have stronger percussions(?) and I love the mix better
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Old 13th January 2021, 06:39 AM
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I'm pretty excited for ayu to release something again! I can't believe there are "fans" on here that state that there's no reason to release this or that she shouldn't do it...

Are you ayumi? Do you run her life? Do you know what is best for her? Are you her manager? No to all the following...There's a massive difference between being a supportive fan and knit picking at everything she does...Get off the entitled pedestal and show some respect.

I'm looking forward to this! (^.^)
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Old 13th January 2021, 10:47 AM
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Wonder if Life will make the cut? I came back across that song today and I keep forgetting it exists since it never made it to an official album.
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