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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2005, 02:14:33 PM »
when is her next single being release?

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2005, 05:53:38 PM »
Mid July I believe
I think the PV is shot in Hawaii but I'm not so sure about it yet.

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2005, 09:53:16 PM »
Maybe she's borrowing Ai's dancing Hawai'ians?


They've already got an AVEX contract. ;)

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2005, 05:48:34 PM »
New single is called FAIRYLAND c/w alterna

And it's been released in early to mid august  :x  :x

The new layout is up on Teamayu's and the normal webby if anyone cares.

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2005, 04:37:16 AM »

CD+DVD

CD+DVD (AVCD-30808) 1890 Yen
CD:
1. fairyland
2. alterna
3. step You (Remix)
4. fairyland (Remix)
5. fairyland (Instrumental)
6. alterna (Instrumental)

DVD:
1. fairyland (PV)
2. alterna (PV)
3. fairyland (Hawaii Making Photo Clip)




CD

CD (AVCD-30809) 1050 Yen
CD:
1. fairyland
2. alterna
3. step You (Remix)
4. fairyland (Remix)
5. fairyland (Instrumental)
6. alterna (Instrumental)

Official Website: http://www.avexnet.or.jp/ayu


credits to moviebuffwwc[JPM] for the post & Rody @ T-N for the tracklist and Unimatrix Primeā„¢ for the new update on the covers.

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2005, 08:42:50 AM »
can't wait to buy this single .. really greatt

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2005, 11:43:21 AM »
I actually like the regular edition cover better than the CD+DVD package :love: and that's a first, usually it's the other way around! lol

already ordered this, I can't wait until it arrives.

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2005, 03:41:37 AM »
As many of you may know, there have been lots of rumors about avex dropping Ayu, Ayu retiring and everything, sales figures dropping,so Max Matsuura posted this on Ayu's official site. I thought it was very interesting and uplifting, to hear something nice about Ayu for once. Translated by evolusean at AHS.


Recently Hamasaki and I went out to eat together.
We went to "Makkuroo" in Roppongi.
Why there?
For some reason or another I was at that restaurant and met Ayu's friend,
Mika John (the president of Peach John). Afterward, Ayu heard that I was there
And asked me to take her, or something like that.
So there's no particular reason.
Occasionally we'll eat together. It's a normal thing for us.

We talked about different things. How she should attack the second half of the year.
She's been coming out with a lot of songs that make good singles
And the possibility of a new album at the end of the year is likely.
If so, a tour shortly after is likely, but right now I can only say it's a possibility.

In 10 years I think Hamasaki will be a Madonna or a Yuming, not just anyone.
She will be the first Japanese woman in today's Japan
To be in her mid-thirties and still continue
To be supported by young people.
Make no mistake about it.

Jeez, the tabloids say all sorts of things like she's not selling as much anymore,
Or that Hamasaki is over, but they simply don't know her at all.
Their merit and creativity should be more properly evaluated.
I believe it's the staff's fault that it's not.
It's sad that no one takes evaluations as much as doing it is doing it.

Certain people have been looking at Hamasaki through rose-colored glasses from the start.
When we've taken away those glasses, I bet they'll realize how wonderful she is.
There are so many creators who can't speak with her even if they're working with her,
Even though she wants to talk.
Something needs to be done about that. [Kore kara wa....]

I'm telling you of her true strength and talent firsthand.
Girls like Hamasaki don't come along very often.
Even thought I'm told to go find another Hamasaki, it's pointless.
Because there is only one Hamasaki Ayumi in this world.
Her distinct talent combined with her distinct visual,
Having her superior taste and fashion sense
And still she writes poetry, music, and sees through her generation.
Maybe I could find a person like that.
But I definitely won't find Hamasaki Ayumi.
It's not a matter of comparison. There's only one of her.

When an article saying "Ayu has been dried out by Avex"
Came out recently, Ayu laughed so hard.
It was an article written by a foolish reporter with no grounds at all.
But nowadays it's not so funny when even those kinds of tabloid articles
Get around in blogs and stuff, and it seems as if they were true.
Hamasaki and I said, laughing,
That we should do a commercial saying
"These articles are lying."
"I'm not dried ou~t."
"I'm not drying her ou~t."

But among the people that believe these articles are fans.
Naturally we thought we should pay careful attention to the reality of that fact.
For myself and for Avex
We think of Ayu as the first and final specially existing talent.
And from now on, no matter who I produce, I have no intention of writing
The inscription of "produced by max matsuura" in anyone but Hamasaki's credits.
We haven't discussed it much, but my relationship with Hamasaki is that of war buddies
Who have fought together and who are irreplaceable to eachother.
There's no way we could not have eachother.
Our relationship is one that no one can cut into.

Well, that's that.
And the next music video cost 240,000,000.
I wonder if that's an all-Japan record. With that sort of production cost, you could make a movie! (LOL)
Usually a music video is made on 4,000,000 to 10,000,000 yen.
I think EXILE's are like, between 40-50,000,000.
It's not really great to spend that much,
But please try to see her next musc video.
Incidentally, my name's WOMEN cost more than 100,000,000.
But it's because Ayu doesn't half-ass anything... Seriously...
That's my unrivaled partner.

[WRITTEN BY MAX MATSUURA ON AYU'S SITE]
CREDITS - AURATOBE@JPOPMUSIC.COM

Go Ayu!
<3<3<3

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2005, 04:42:24 AM »
Thanks for that translation.

I'm sure it's not easy being Ayu, but she does a damn good job of it.  :)

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2005, 02:06:31 AM »
Yes, :)

I'm glad that she is continuing. She has worked sooo hard for us.
Has anyone heard her new song lately? It really sounds good :)

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2005, 08:59:28 AM »
I really like [fairyland], after hearing it, I immediately declared as one of her best singles to date; in my opinion. I especially love the chorus and the beginning of the song, the whole thing sounds somewhat "uplifting" in a way.

the b-side, [alterna], is also pretty good. it's another rock-ish song though, sounding similar to [GAME], but I've liked all the rock-ish songs Ayu has released so far.

has anyone heard her new song? she has a new one coming out, even though [fairyland] hasn't been released yet. it's entitled [HEAVEN] and I think it's a gorgeous song! <3 I really like it! it's also the theme song for the movie, "SHINOBI".

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2005, 09:22:47 AM »
As you all know, or should know by now, her new single is out. Has anyone gotten a hold of a copy yet?

I really like the remix of STEP you in there :D:D:D Really funny to listen to ^^ yah?

Alterna and Fairyland are pretty nice tunes too :)

Oh yeah, in other news. Ayu had to cancel her appearance in Hokkaido with A-Nation 06 due to a throat sickness [nothing biggy]. Because of that she will be doing a live for the fans there.

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2005, 08:05:30 PM »
I've been looking for a copy of Grateful Days (I think that's the title) myself, but I'll keep an eye out for a copy of her newest one.

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2005, 04:04:50 AM »
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I've been looking for a copy of Grateful Days (I think that's the title) myself, but I'll keep an eye out for a copy of her newest one.

the title is "Greatful Days"

and it's not a single in itself, it's part of Ayu's maxi-single "&" which was released in 2003.

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2005, 06:16:05 AM »
Yeah, Greatful days is a song in the & single in 2003.
You like this song? It's a nice upbeat kind of song, yah? :)

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2005, 09:22:25 PM »
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Quote from: TheQuickening
I've been looking for a copy of Grateful Days (I think that's the title) myself, but I'll keep an eye out for a copy of her newest one.

the title is "Greatful Days"

and it's not a single in itself, it's part of Ayu's maxi-single "&" which was released in 2003.


AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...maybe that's why I've been having a hard time finding it.  Thanks for the 411.

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2005, 11:55:25 PM »
You can also find it on her Mini Album : Memorial Address also if you can't find the single :)

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2005, 06:25:08 AM »
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You can also find it on her Mini Album : Memorial Address also if you can't find the single :)


Hmmm, I think I still have that somewhere.  I'll have to check my already-burned shit (I really should have labeled everything better  :(  :(  :().

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2005, 06:50:46 AM »
That happens to me with her too.

A month or two ago I spent hours trying to find a CD with Inspire on it, only to realize that I had it twice in my MP3 collection buried.

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Re: (Artist) Hamasaki Ayumi
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2005, 07:20:02 AM »
Damn, I think my Greatful Days PV is the largest file of PV that I have (excluding VOBs and what not) of hers :P 295 megs!

Haha, yeah... I was going over of what I have also... I'm not a good labeler o.O But I AM a good autograph writer ^^ :P XD

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