…Matsu Takako recently released~* a special edition concert DVD set for her “Time for music” 2010 tour and this two disc set includes 19 awesome performances with some very familiar faces as her tour band accompanies her onstage with Shibata Toshibumi on keyboard, Sahashi Yoshiyuki on guitar, Yamamoto Takuo on sax, Kawauchi Keishi on bass, Ogasawara Takumi on drums & the lovely~♥ Matsu Takako performing on keyboards and of course as the lead vocalist~! Wonderfully jazzy arrangements are heard throughout the concert which mainly features the touring~album “Time for music” however there are also quite a few nostalgic j~pop gems too from Matsu Takako’s past release catalog even going back to her very debut single “Ashita, haru ga kitara” which is performed in an amazing new light with a much jazzed up arrangement~.
You so must get the first press edition~*!!!! She’s been like her mascot of sorts for her concert tour and now with this DVD release the oh~so~cute~♥ “Matsutake~ko” has been made into an original ear phone!! Kawaii~♥ deshou~* ＾ ＾♥ Have you had matsutake before?….they’re yummy in soups but be sure to cook properly so as to not have too much of a rubbery feel to them xD. Hmm they may be more of an acquired tastes perhaps as either you really love them or…..not so much =)! Still, matsutake ear phones……who would’ve thought such a design they’re so cute♥! I can use them with my new iPod too now which worked out great as I actually didn’t have any new earphones to listen with =).
I chose some of my favorites~♥ from the concert including the very very catchy and melodic “Akari no tomoru ho e”, “Koishii hito” and “Kimi to nara” and with her live band these songs are brought to life in such a new dynamic way……love~love improvisation!!
The second disc included with the LE includes additional live excerpts and acts as a digest of sorts for the tour and it also includes an intimate interview for a running time of approximately 29 minutes~.
“Akari no tomoru hoe e” also has the most adorable of pvs~♥!!!!!!
This is really one of my most most favorite! Matsu Takako songs….such an uplifting melody♪♪~ and this pv is so so so *adorable*!!..okay already said that :P! A bus ride has never been so *cuddly*~! o(*´∀｀)o゛ and I really love the way it was filmed….so sweetly candid and “home town” like~ (*´∀｀*)!
Matsu♥Takako in “Akari no tomoru ho e”….
And since this live clip was lost during my move from Vox and it being one of my most cherished live performances from Matsu Takako I’ve re~upped it here…..
..it’s from her DVD “Second wave” on film~ was released on March 24th, 2004 and includes 22 *wonderful* and lively~ performances but I most love her performance of “Yume de aetara” which occurs right at the start of her encore performances which also is the reason for her adorable casual attire~. o(*´∀｀)o゛ This song is such an ultra *cute* golden J-pop classic~….I hope you enjoy it too! ＾ ＾
And just a couple of more favorites♥ in audio and then two more beautiful pvs♥ to follow…….please enjoy =)
Matsu Takako “Akubi” mp3
Matsu Takako “Shiawase no jumon”
“幸せの呪文” (“Shiawase no jumon”) was released as a b-side on Matsu Takako’s “Minna hitori” maxi single, released on November 29th, 2006. I’d say that this is one of my top 3 most favorite Matsu Takako songs all time. Matsu Takako wrote both the lyrics and music for this upbeat and uplifting melodic gem which just has the most beautifully flowing verses and chorus.
Surely one Matsu♥Takako isn’t enough…(。ーωー。) so here we have multiple images all elegantly captured in a single pv~ for this intricate melody♪♪~….and the black & white contrast really suits this vision so well~! Really makes me *wish* that I had learned to play the piano! =)
The animation here reminds me somehow of Jun♥Kazama in the earlier Tekken series final mini movies~ and I just love this style of animation! (*´∀｀*)….and I love sunflowers so….hmm…..ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ。。！！