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Old 1st January 2021, 01:32 PM
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『A BALLADS 2』on sale 2021.03.12



The second installment in the Ballads Best series, 18 years after A BALLADS. The main release consists of two discs with 30 songs total (subject to change), remastered from their original master tapes. Other versions will include blu-ray discs and goods (40 page photobook).

As per the TA store, the album will only include songs released after the first A BALLADS. No rearrangements or re-recordings have been mentioned in the announcement text.


4 different versions of A BALLADS 2 will be available:
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A BALLADS 2 [2CD+2DVD+GOODS+Sumapura Music]
¥11,400 (AVZ1-96674~5) TA shop/mu-mo only
✦ BOX
✦ Goods BOOK (40P)

CD (DISC-1)
Content undecided

CD (DISC-2)
Content undecided

DVD (DISC-3)
Content undecided

DVD (DISC-4)
Content undecided


A BALLADS 2 [2CD+2Blu-ray+GOODS+Sumapura Music]
¥12,400 (AVZ1-96676~7) TA shop/mu-mo only
✦ BOX
✦ Goods BOOK (40P)

CD (DISC-1)
Content undecided

CD (DISC-2)
Content undecided

Blu-ray (DISC-3)
Content undecided

Blu-ray (DISC-4)
Content undecided


A BALLADS 2 [2CD+DVD+Sumapura Music]
¥4,800 (AVCD-96668~9)
✦ sleeve packaging

CD (DISC-1)
Content undecided

CD (DISC-2)
Content undecided

DVD (DISC-3)
Content undecided


A BALLADS 2 [2CD+Blu-ray+Sumapura Music]
¥5,200 (AVCD-96670~71)
✦ sleeve packaging

CD (DISC-1)
Content undecided

CD (DISC-2)
Content undecided

Blu-ray (DISC-3)
Content undecided


A BALLADS 2 [2CD+Sumapura Music]
¥3,200 (AVCD-96672~3)

CD (DISC-1)
Content undecided

CD (DISC-2)
Content undecided

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Old 1st January 2021, 01:34 PM
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Literally absolutely no one was asking for this lol
Maybe one of the DVDs will be interesting though.
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Old 1st January 2021, 01:35 PM
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An other best...
Ohia no ki & Pray for you will be probably in it.

I don’t know yet if I’m happy or not lool

I hope for a good news in one the DVDs (maybe the SPECIAL showcase?!)
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Old 1st January 2021, 01:36 PM
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From CDJapan:
"Ayumi Hamasaki to release the first ballad greatest hits album in 18 years. Consists of two discs with 30 songs total (subject to change). Remastering from their original master tapes."
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Old 1st January 2021, 01:37 PM
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Looking forward to it!! The most expensive versions come with a 40 page book from the TeamAyu Shop entry. We've craved this for a long time, anticipating the tracklists!
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Old 1st January 2021, 01:38 PM
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Literally absolutely no one was asking for this lol
Maybe one of the DVDs will be interesting though.
Me every year for the past like 5 years lolol
But I understand I’m probably in the minority hah
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From CDJapan:
"Ayumi Hamasaki to release the first ballad greatest hits album in 18 years. Consists of two discs with 30 songs total (subject to change). Remastering from their original master tapes."
I hope for new vocal version or new arrangement like the first one. The remastered on A BALLADS was the best for me.
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Old 1st January 2021, 01:39 PM
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I'm expecting a beautiful photoshoot
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Old 1st January 2021, 01:40 PM
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PLEASE let it be new arrangements like the original A BALLADS that's all I want
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Old 1st January 2021, 01:41 PM
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This is such a cash grab (but let me see the goods on the expensive editions to see if I'll buy it anyways lol) I hope they do an amazing photoshoot
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Old 1st January 2021, 01:48 PM
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I hope there are new songs (other than オヒアの木 and Pray for you) (and I hope Pray for you is great) (and some new arrangements!)

I hope the remasters aren't bullshit (LOVEppears sets such a high standard for me)

I hope the DVD contents aren't some bullshit live compilations

I think I'm aiming for the stars, but who knows. she surprises me sometimes.
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Old 1st January 2021, 01:49 PM
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Goods BOOK (40P) according to TA shop *just ordered my copy*
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From CDJapan:
"Ayumi Hamasaki to release the first ballad greatest hits album in 18 years. Consists of two discs with 30 songs total (subject to change). Remastering from their original master tapes."
i hope it's not only a remastering and that there is new arrangement for some songs as in the first A BALLADS.

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Goods BOOK (40P) according to TA shop *just ordered my copy*
A book? or a photobook?

I'm waiting to see what will be on the second blu-ray to make my choice. I supposed the blu-ray that is in each version will be pv.
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Part of me thinks the 2nd DVD/ bluray will be power of music 2018?
It’s the only unreleased concert that would...work? (Or the Christmas live but considering the quality I’m thinking not...)

Otherwise, it could just be a compilation of live performances?
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Part of me thinks the 2nd DVD/ bluray will be power of music 2018?
Don´t get me hyped, I will die if they finally release it xD
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Part of me thinks the 2nd DVD/ bluray will be power of music 2018?
It’s the only unreleased concert that would...work? (Or the Christmas live but considering the quality I’m thinking not...)

Otherwise, it could just be a compilation of live performances?
Ooh the PoM 2018 will be perfect!!!!!
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Not too excited about this so far but if this includes the new song then that's nice. I hope the CD's artwork looks pretty.
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I was waiting for that for a long time! Just preordered 2CD+2BD from TA

difference in price between versions with 1 DVD and 2 DVD is 6600 yen. Book can't costs that much, so high chanse it will be any not released yet concert
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Old 1st January 2021, 02:26 PM
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BD / DVD DISC 1: Music Videos of all tracks on CD1 and CD2
BD / DVD DISC 2: Selection of Live Clips from 『ayumi hamasaki BEST LIVE BOX A』

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Old 1st January 2021, 02:28 PM
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A BALLADS is one of my favorites and I always hoped she will release another one.
I'll wait for further details before speculating on how the songs will sound exactly or if there will be any rearrangements, but I am really happy this gets released.

I will buy it though as it's a good release for me specifically since I don't own too much Ayu stuff.

2021 sounds more hopeful musically, looking forward to it :-)
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