'A Classical' album out January 8th, 3rd of five 15th anniversary releases [II] - Ayumi Hamasaki Sekai
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Old 17th December 2012, 02:14 AM
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'A Classical' album out January 8th, 3rd of five 15th anniversary releases [II]

Just to clear up some weird misconceptions:
- the songs are newly rearranged, there won't be old AO / Orchestra versions on here
- the cover is not an edited version of LOVE, it's a hand-drawn replica (and I personally prefer it over the 'actual' MY STORY Classical cover which was an edited MY STORY cover image)
- the majority of the songs were chosen by TA in a poll that asked them what their favorite song (ONLY ONE SONG) was, they did not know it was for a classical album, so if the tracklist looks/seems boring, it's because it's all of the Japanese fans' favorite tracks. It seems people were surprised that MY ALL did not make it because that is a pretty big song for the Japanese.

Cover + inside pictures
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Larger version
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Tracklist
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Originally Posted by Foyuki View Post
Days
http://a.ppsrc.com/2013/0102/23/b9vJ...pErUSAhTvy.mp3

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Originally Posted by Luna62 View Post
Song 4 u Classical
http://t.cn/zj8IPm0

Dearest Classical
http://t.cn/zj8IPml
http://www.mediafire.com/?v83ao1f8x28n80v
M from HitFM

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1-1(4:31) M
1-2(4:19) Love song
1-3(4:20) SEASONS
1-4(5:30) You & Me
1-5(4:29) BLUE BIRD
1-6(5:10) Days
1-7(5:12) Voyage
1-8(3:51) Song 4 u
1-9(5:01) Missing
1-10(5:26) Dearest

Translated by Misa-chan, posted on her blog

A classical album produced by Mr Yamashita Kousuke!
The 7 most popular songs chosen by fans in a fanclub poll, plus 2012 new songs “You&Me”, “Song 4 u” and “Missing”, arranged in classical style and performed by a full orchestra!

Famed composer Mr. Yamashita Kousuke leads a group of young arrangers to fully rearrange all tracks! These various “all-time best” tracks have been delicately rearranged to retain the goodness of the original track and add on more layers! Furthermore, all recordings were done live so one can feel every sound, something which is precious to hear in this era.
Featured on the jacket cover, is an illustration done by Mr Uki, an upcoming illustrator who has been featured on Mr. Murakami Takashi’s Kaikaikiki and Japan’s largest SNS “pixiv”‘s galleries, and has taken part in Google+’s illustration project! First-press copies come with a gift of the jacket illustration in poster form!

A combination of mainstream pop music and art, this is the birth of a timeless and beloved release!!

01.M
02.Love song
03.SEASONS
04.You & Me
05.BLUE BIRD
06.Days
07.Voyage
08.Song 4 u
09.Missing
10.Dearest


First press bonuses
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First press copies of A Classical will get a poster featuring the illustration used on the cover and a serial number card that is used with the other four cards to get a special gift. (It is unknown what the gift will be)

Gift for mu-mo buyers: Original Bracelet


Gift for TeamAyu buyers: Original Necklace


Preorder links
CDJapan | YesAsia | HMV | Amazon.co.jp

Related links
NEW ALBUM『A CLASSICAL』out 2013.1.8
A Classical cover and tracklist

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Old 17th December 2012, 02:26 AM
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NEW THREAD!!
YAY, lol.
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Old 17th December 2012, 02:26 AM
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You & Me is going to be interesting, I bet. I'm personally excited for Dearest, Song 4 u, SEASONS and Voyage.
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Old 17th December 2012, 02:42 AM
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the cover is really beautiful hand-drawn really
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Old 17th December 2012, 02:46 AM
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I like the cover, but I just didnt want something like that as the cover, lol.
at this point I dont think i care very much either or, lol.
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Old 17th December 2012, 03:27 AM
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Someone FINALLY made a new thread
Tbh I was laughing inside cuz it wasnt made
'Nobody wants the thread to be made' thoughts danced like sugar plums in my head.
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Old 17th December 2012, 05:25 AM
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Now that I actually think about it, it'd be really cool if that Mr. Uki guy drew all of the single covers that belong to each of the songs on the tracklist for the album booklet!
I'd personally love to see a drawn M, Dearest and the GREEN/Days covers ^^.

I'm probably hoping for too much though......
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Old 17th December 2012, 05:29 AM
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that would be great

But I think we will have a two pages booklet or something lol.
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Old 17th December 2012, 05:43 AM
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omg, the HQ cover is gorgeous. How do people draw like that?! Magic.
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I wonder if the poll question had been asked differently, or if voters knew what was going on, would the results be different?
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Old 17th December 2012, 08:51 AM
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I'm really excited for You & Me and Love Song

And of course I am happy to get my 3rd of 5 code cards♥
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Old 17th December 2012, 08:53 AM
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hopefully the booklet will have different pics.
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Hmm, I don't really like that as the cover. Granted, it's an amazing drawing, I just prefer the simplistic cover of MS Classical so I was expecting something similar for this release.

The song list being live will be super interesting, I am looking forward to hearing it
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Old 17th December 2012, 10:03 AM
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like the hand.draw concept but she could use another pic
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like the hand.draw concept but she could use another pic
Yes yes yes

I love that hand drawn style a lot, but exactly the same pic???wtf
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Old 17th December 2012, 10:10 AM
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^It's only my view but I think the drawing had been created before Ayu decided to use it as a cover. She only saw it on the web & say I want it.
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^Could be possible, but I like it anyway
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Old 17th December 2012, 10:13 AM
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^It's only my view but I think the drawing had been created before Ayu decided to use it as a cover. She only saw it on the web & say I want it.
They could of commissioned a different picture.

But oh well.
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I wonder if the poll question had been asked differently, or if voters knew what was going on, would the results be different?
I think evolution might have been one of the songs voted in had people known, mostly because of the taste we all got from the tour of secret. Actually, I'm surprised it's not there to begin with lol.
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Old 17th December 2012, 03:47 PM
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I still think JEWEL and evolution where voted for, but where taken out because of the new songs... maybe even surreal or MW as the 3rd.
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