The covers of Momusu's new release look absolutely incredible!!…ah but it will have to wait until tomorrow as after a long day I just want to watch Arashi and lie down. Arashi's "Summer Tour 2007 Final Time- kotoba no chikara-" DVD is a 2 disc set shot in beautiful widescreen with a total running time of 185 minutes!!!! Hmm…3 hours of Arashi should make the day better! ^-^ This DVD set also includes a nice foldout booklet with some really great photos our favorite Johnny's group along with production notes and disc contents…haha okay I speak for myself as there are so many JE's groups to love! I'll scan the booklet later when I do a proper post of this concert but for now I'd just like to share 2 performances from this release. Okay there are sooo many to choose from and I'm still actually making my way through the second disc but I really love these two so I uploaded them! ^-^
Tokyo Dome is such an amazing venue and those moving stage platforms that I mentioned recently can be seen in this clip. It's such an innovative idea to have a stage move throughout the audience giving fans all around the arena a close up look at their favorite members and I'm just so awe struck by their stage designs! "Sakura sake" is such an energetic song and their performance matches the intensity note for note! ^-^
I chose "Be with you" because it's my favorite song on their "Time" album as that hasn't changed since I wrote my thoughts on this album awhile back. It's so full of emotion and the harmonies and lyrics are just perfect! Matsujun introduces the song and judging by his demeanor I think this song means a lot to him too! ^-^
Arashi's "Summer Tour 2007 Final Time- kotoba no chikara-" can be ordered here from Cdjapan and it's so worth getting!
Also in this order is Zard's single "Tsubasa wo hirogete" coupling with "Ai wa kurayami no naka de" and just the thought of being able to hear a "new" song by Zard really excites me and even though this is an older track it has remained unreleased until now which is just as delightful as a "new" release! The limited edition which is still available includes a bonus DVD containing a live performance of a song that I love so much!…"Kitto wasurenai" recorded on September 14th, 2007 at Budoukan. The clip runs 4:47 and is an excerpt from a tribute concert held in remembrance of Sakai Izumi where a complete live ensemble performed her songs live while Sakai Izumi's vocals were infused and via large video monitors her presence "on stage" was also represented before a full venue! This must have been such a wonderfully touching event to have been able to attend and I think I would have cried had I been there. While still available Zard's LE release can be ordered here. Here are a few captures from the DVD:
Cdjapan has also sent me a few new release magazines including 2 on anime and the latest issue of Beat Freak which I used to receive regularly awhile ago. The April issue of Beat Freak features Ayu on the cover and includes an article on her latest single "Mirrorcle World" hmm..looks like I'm not the only one who likes to make up their own words! ^-^ In addition to being a new release magazine, Beat Freak also features disc reviews on featured artists. I do love a few anime series but if these magazines that they've sent me influence me to explore more anime I may just be in trouble here! 🙂