Remioromen – Remio Best DVD : SUMMER LIVE “STAND BY ME”

May 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm (Remioromen) (, )

1. Moratorium
2. 1-2 Love Forever
3. Ao no Sekai
4. Dog Ear
5. Cosmos
6. Kasa Kurage
7. Denwa
8. Satsukiame
9. Shift
10. Program
11. MONSTER
12. Kamifubuki
13. Konayuki
14. Minami Kaze
15. Ameagari
16. Stand By Me
ENCORE
17. Himekuri Calendar
18. Sangatsu Kokonoka
19. Asu ni Kakaru Hashi
20. Taiyou no Shita
21. Ryuusei

The album was released in 2009, with this live occurring in 2006. For the record, a live album was also released at the time entitled FLASH AND GLEAM. Despite it perhaps being outdated, the performances encompass many of their great hits, and many tracks that were left out of the live album.

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Remioromen – Remio Best

May 9, 2011 at 6:59 pm (Remioromen) (, , )

1. Sakura
2. Sangatsu Kokonoka
3. Stand by Me
4. Denwa
5. Beer to Purin
6. Motto Tooku e
7. Ameagari
8. Minamikaze
9. Asu ni Kakaru Hashi
10. Taiyou no Shita
11. Wonderful & Beautiful
12. Island
13. Konayuki
14. Kamifubuki
15. Yume no Tsubomi

Years back, “Konayuki” was one of the first J-pop songs I was introduced to, outside of Utada. I remember kind of liking it, but the voice bothered me. It was not a typical singing voice, but I continued to listen to the song. I looked up some more, and found love in “Taiyou no Shita” and what turned out to be a young, powerful voice. It turns out the group is a Japanese rock group, with Ryota as the lead singer. He has a unique voice in J-rock, which requires him to belt pretty much everything he sings. It’s not a bad thing by any means, but it may take some getting used to the sound of his voice. After downloading the discography and finding other gems, I quickly became tired of their music. Last year, I figured I would at least get this best album, since clearly I had overlistened to their stuff. There was some new stuff here as well, and I figured I’d also pick up the CD+DVD version since I had never seen them live. Here’s where I am now.

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