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Old 27th February 2021, 09:52 PM
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^that is FAR from looking like someone who cried her eyes out XD
I didn't say or mean cry her eyes out to the point of looking swollen and red, I just said cried. You don't need to agree though, that's just the feeling I get and I just love that she is doing photo shoots that give me more feeling and aren't just beauty shots. It has been a while.
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Old 27th February 2021, 09:54 PM
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Maybe someone who cried for a MINUTE or three
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Old 27th February 2021, 09:59 PM
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Maybe someone who cried for a MINUTE or three
Yep! Exactly.

Anyway, I haven't checked all the other pages - there are still 10 tracks they need to announce right? Do we know if we should be expecting the reveal of them soon or should we expect to wait a while?
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Old 27th February 2021, 10:30 PM
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Yep! Exactly.

Anyway, I haven't checked all the other pages - there are still 10 tracks they need to announce right? Do we know if we should be expecting the reveal of them soon or should we expect to wait a while?
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Old 27th February 2021, 11:31 PM
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I'm so glad Life is on there!
I was genuinely shocked by the covers (in a good way). For those who say they aren't meaningful and are just beauty shots I disagree. The moment I saw them I got a feeling of loneliness from them, perhaps from the cooler tones and her expressions that, to me, make it look like she just got done crying or is deep in thought about her life. I think they're extremely well done and some of the most beautiful photos I've seen from her in a long while.
I think Ayu is the happiest she's been in years. She just had a baby a year ago and is coming out with another baby. She's living her best life right now. I don't think she is lonely. She also lives with her mother and staff is always around her.

But I agree that the covers are amazing.
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Old 27th February 2021, 11:55 PM
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Yep! Exactly.

Anyway, I haven't checked all the other pages - there are still 10 tracks they need to announce right? Do we know if we should be expecting the reveal of them soon or should we expect to wait a while?
next saturday we will probably get the rest
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Old 28th February 2021, 02:08 AM
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True. And I don’t dislike it. Her skin is always edited to perfection (and nicely done imo). I said in this case it looks like those kind of pics where blur is used to hide imperfections (myself included with PicsArt lol). I studied photography for only a year so I’m not a pro at all, it’s true what you guys mention, it is just so poorly done that I didn’t even think that could be the case
I don't think they're sooo poorly done. They're fine photographically.
The cd only version is the weakest, where the focus isn't super crisp on her eyes. It feels more like the sharpest focus is on her nose or the top of her lip.

But for me, the most distracting part of the covers is that her lips are two different colours.

Orange on top. Pink on the bottom.
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Old 28th February 2021, 02:24 AM
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10, but only 9 if we aren't counting Pray for you
Maybe they will show the pv at the end of the 3rd announcement!
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Old 28th February 2021, 03:39 AM
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Video for Life performance seems to be missing from the dvd/blu ray tracklists...
Certainly is shaping up to be an interesting track list. Not really a fan of Rainy Day or Today, but I'm pleased with the vast majority of the songs included so far. When they showed the photo of miss(understood) I got excited for Will, but it turned out to be rainy day.
As for the videos...most of their choices are fine, but for me the better performances were MOON (AT 2010), Momentum (CDL 2013-14), You were (CDL 2009-10), Together When (CDL 2007-08) and No Way to Say (A Museum).

I’m hoping that blossom makes the cut. Also, definitely not gonna happen but what if the Xmas Live version of M was included as a hidden or bonus track...

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I love the inclusion of TODAY. a pleasant surprise and one of my favorites from MIJ. It's a well done song imo.

HOPE or PAIN and rainy day are also exciting.

I do wonder her motivation for selecting certain songs. I hope we find out at some point.

I also love the covers lol. She looks beautiful and soft and I love the colors. Something about her expressions. I can't put my finger on it.
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Old 28th February 2021, 06:24 AM
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I was just reading an old thread from 2003 about the first A BALLADS and it's pretty funny since a few people back then also had a problem with the release

http://ahsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3854
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Old 28th February 2021, 06:50 AM
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Video for Life performance seems to be missing from the dvd/blu ray tracklists...
Guess they won't include it because it's from a private company, they would have to pay to Asahi TV to sell it. NHK is a public channel, so I guess they could get the footage rights easier.
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So tonight 19:00 will have making/ documentary of evolution from xmas Eve performance?
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Old 28th February 2021, 07:23 AM
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I was just reading an old thread from 2003 about the first A BALLADS and it's pretty funny since a few people back then also had a problem with the release

http://ahsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3854
The comments then are funny The comments about recycled contents...... If only they knew
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Old 28th February 2021, 09:22 AM
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The comments then are funny The comments about recycled contents...... If only they knew
And now this thread's comments are bitter and toxic.

They should create their own A BALLADS 2 covers if they don't like it.

As I said before, the fandom here is toxic af.
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Old 28th February 2021, 10:03 AM
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I usually get the TA full bonus edition... But I think I will get the standard 2CD+1Bluray this time because I find that cover very pretty.

The new released songs in the soundtrack are surprising as a lot of them are not hits or singles. I like that.
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Old 28th February 2021, 11:08 AM
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Guess they won't include it because it's from a private company, they would have to pay to Asahi TV to sell it. NHK is a public channel, so I guess they could get the footage rights easier.
That’s very possible. I hope that’s not the case but it would just be disappointing that that rare clip won’t be included on a official compilation dvd of rare clips

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Old 28th February 2021, 03:11 PM
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Very surprised and happy that Life got included
TODAY in an interesting choice, not a ballad in my opinion, but since I love the song, can't complain!

Disappointed with the other 2 covers, nothing new here... the lying pose might be my favourite of the 3 though.
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Old 28th February 2021, 06:22 PM
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And now this thread's comments are bitter and toxic.

They should create their own A BALLADS 2 covers if they don't like it.

As I said before, the fandom here is toxic af.
What's so toxic about people not liking something and stating that? It's the same as liking something and doing it. What is the big deal? It almost seems like people can't stand the fact that what they think is great isn't on the same page for others. Chill, it's just music, entertainment. Having an opinion and constructive criticism doesn't equal toxicity. I maybe saw like one comment, and even that could be interpreted in different ways. For some reason we always have that same conversation every time she releases something and people are not on board with it - the toxic fandom. If you think this is toxic fandom, you haven't seen one i guess. Can we stop with this BS for once and for all? I know it's hard to accept that someone doesn't like what you like, i've been there, too. Try not to take it SO seriously? There will always be a division of the opinions and preferences. This is how world works. Just because someone doesn't like something doesn't make that point of view toxic. At the end of the day she's gonna do whatever the fuck she wants to do. It doesn't even matter what any of us think, you included lol

I might just take your suggestion to make my own covers, though. Haven't done anything in ages

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