~La La La Love Song (piano solo)~
There’s a great possibility that you’ve watched this one too! And there are those special dramas which further draw and endear themselves to the viewer and a few weeks ago I found myself again reliving the drama “Long Vacation” as I’ve watched it quite a few times since its broadcast =) and it’s most wonderful that till this day it hasn’t fallen ill to that sense of ‘dated’ or stuck in an era as great love/ relationship stories can be truly timeless,…when of course the storytelling and development of characters is at a premium in writing and talents respectfully.
So today just a bit of pic~spam of one of drama’s most memorable couples to the tune of its ever endearing soundtrack beginning with of course “Minami’s” song (Close to you) which Sena performs and repeatedly appears in poignant moments throughout.
~Close to You～セナのピアノⅡ (mp3)~
While drama theme songs (here it’s Kubota Toshinobu’s “La La La Love Song” which was most awesome and addictive!!) can really heighten a drama’s overall appeal there are in addition those which tug relentlessly at one’s heart~strings, you know those songs appearing at just the right moment to invoke inevitable tears and emotions~.
Reoccurring drama theme songs (usually the instrumental ones) when placed just right can be so symbolic of the atmosphere of scene in which they’re supporting where the viewer immediately senses that a sadness, happiness, melancholy, aloof~ness or one from many other emotions are occurring or about to occur in scene =). “Long Vacation” was masterful in this sense too where individual melodies grow reminiscent of specific scenes and characters.
~Minami- Piano Piece of Sena~
Everything builds up to Sena’s miracle appearing in Minami’s actions towards him (one of the most touching scenes in dramas ever!) and nearing the climax is Sena’s mesmerizing performance in the competition (mp3 and sheet music above). I actually have two different performances of Sena’s masterpiece however here I chose the version which I liked a bit more….it was really miniscule though as both versions are very similar in interpretation of the music.
Still to this day one of my most beloved♥ dramas all time, “Long Vacation”, and it’s always worth revisiting as I’m always touched equally as to my very first experience seeing this series all those years ago.
~Close to me~
~Here we are again~
~Missing each other~
~What will I do~
~Under the moonlight~
~Deeper and Deeper~
~soba ni iteyo~
~La La La Love Song (piano solo/ another version)~
“Long Vacation”, a visual recollection………