Koda Kumi – Yume no Uta/Futari De… (CD+DVD)

May 3, 2010 at 4:01 pm (Koda Kumi) ()

1. Yume no Uta
2. Futari De…
3. Yume no Uta (Quartet Version) (CD+DVD First Press Bonus)
4. Futari De… (WHOOSH Mix) (CD+DVD First Press Bonus)
5. Yume no Uta (Instrumental)
6. Futari De… (Intrumental)
1.Yume no Uta
2. Futari De…
3. Making Clip

I had my Japanese teacher buy a used copy while in Japan, and I thought it was the first press version. Sadly, it wasn’t, but I used to have those first press bonuses, so I’ll still review them.

The single is an interesting one. Both songs are ballads, and share the same melody. Obviously, they differ on lyrics and arrangement. Both the CD and CD+DVD singles comes with a cover for each song, which was an interesting touch, although they weren’t that different.

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iTunes presents… – vol. 1

March 4, 2010 at 8:35 am (ayumi hamasaki, iTunes presents..., Koda Kumi) (, , , )

Days (8-bits of tears YMCK remix) -ayumi hamasaki
GREEN (Acoustic Orchestra Version) -ayumi hamasaki
It’s all Love! -Koda Kumi x misono
faraway -Koda Kumi
Tenbin ~Tsuyogari na Watashi x Yowagari na Kimi~ – misono
Moon -Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto

Not “presents” as in the noun, but the verb. Get it right.

“What is this?” Many people might ask. Well since I buy all my music, but I don’t enjoy buying singles (unless I get them used for like, 300yen), I buy some things from iTunes. Of course, I live in Canada, so anything in the Canada store will likely be in your store, whoever you are. We have a very dispairing selection of J-Pop (but it started to grow!) Anyways, these reviews will be for those few songs that I buy, since they won’t show up in any other review. I also will not be giving number ratings, just a recommendation (or not).
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Koda Kumi – Best ~Bounce & Lovers~ DVD

February 18, 2010 at 8:35 pm (Koda Kumi) (, )

1. Get Up & Move!!
2. Crazy 4 U
4. So Into you ~Short Version~
5. Selfish
6. Candy
7. Hot Stuff
8. Second Session LIVE DVD Trailer
9. “Love Goes like …” LIVE
10. How To Dance “Get Up & Move!!”

Fortunately (or unfortunately) the album comes only as a CD+DVD package. All the PV’s have been reworked as a “dance” version focusing more on the dancing than whatever storyline the original video may have included in separate shots.

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Koda Kumi – Best ~Bounce & Lovers~ CD

February 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm (Koda Kumi) (, )

1. Asu e…
2. Taisetsuna Kimi he
3. 1000 no Kotoba (1000 Words) ~Alternate Orchestra Version~
4. Your Song
5. Pearl Moon
6. Rain
7. hana
8. hands
9. Saigo no Ame ~time heals version~
10. Promise
11. you ~Piano version~
12. come back
13. kiseki
14. walk

This was my first Koda Kumi album, and I figured that it was a good way to start off my collection, if there was to be any. Haha.

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Koda Kumi – TRICK

February 17, 2010 at 8:33 pm (Koda Kumi) (, , )

3. show girl
4. Your Love
5. stay with me
6. This is not a love song
7. Driving
8. Bling Bling Bling feat. AK-69
9. That Ain’t Cool feat. Fergie
10. Hurry Up!
11. Moon Crying
13. Joyful
14. Ai no Kotoba
15. VENUS (CD+2DVD Bonus Track)

Koda Kumi’s 7th studio album is definitely an interesting one, and I must say, I was far more attracted to this version over the CD version because of the cover. It was so colourful, and the other one was so bland…So I picked it up. Pretty glad that I did.

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Koda Kumi – TRICK DVD

February 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm (Koda Kumi) (, , )

1. show girl
3. Moon Crying
4. That Ain’t Cool feat. Fergie (album version)
6. stay with me

Doing this album’s review backwards, really. This is the first DVD included in TRICK‘s CD+2DVD package, and contains the 6 music videos of the era as well as the making-of’s (which are “hidden).

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Koda Kumi – Dirty Ballroom ~One Night Show~

February 16, 2010 at 10:32 pm (Koda Kumi) (, )

1. Cherry Girl (Space Cowboy Remix)
2. D.D.D.
3. Shake it Up (Caribbean Remix)
4. Always
5. Come Back
6. Butterfly
7. Bounce
8. BUT
9. Teaser
10. Hot Stuff
11. Amai Wana
12. Hana
13. Candy (Mad reggaeton remix)
14. Selfish ~ The meaning of peace
15. WIND (Portable Remix)
17. TAKE BACK (Sunset in Ibiza Remix)
18. Sora (remix)

Ok you know what I know I’m late to the party but hardly anyone ever reviews DVD’s so I’m taking this on (as well as the PVs next, and I’ll do the actual album later).

So anyways for those who don’t know, “Koda Kumi Special Live : Dirty Ballroom ~One Night Show~” was included as the second DVD on her TRICK (CD+2DVD) album. It shows the whole concert, as well as a 20-minute making-of clip. Quite the bonus.

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