A heartwarming storyline. A hot Latin inspired number. Retro inspired packaging. Doubly cool strolls down memory lane. And that’s just hinting at the extras as firstly T&T’s latest album offers up twelve tracks including lots of new songs to love to go along with their most recent single tracks!
Released early last December, “Two Tops Treasure” is available in three different versions with LE types A & B both including an additional DVD as well as special cardboard packaging while the RE includes a larger booklet. All first pressings include an external bonus post card and each version’s CD includes the same 12 tracks.
Remember those fun pop-up books we had growing up?
Well the jacket designers behind T&T’s latest album surely had this retro inspired idea in mind when they designed this two winged packaging to open up, rise up and swing out the discs on either ends far side giving both easy access as well as a most unique coolness to it all as YES indeed both discs do pop out of top hats representing the album’s main theme.
So while the album itself is chock full of new catchy songs to fall in love with as well as the presence of familiar recent single favorites~♥, let’s get to the DVD extras!!
~Tackey & Tsubasa “Giramera” (mv)~
As if T&T weren’t already most mesmerizing themselves just check out the music video for “Giramera!~!” as it’s a pure indulgence in non-stop eye candy art at its very finest!!! Not to mention the hot Latin stylized song which is “Giramera” a wicked sound which has long become a staple of the T&T musical library and one could even imagine one Ricky Martin sweeping out from one of those Roman arches at any moment too~! The artistic editing and imagination put into the seamlessly transitioning images from eye opening collage to collage are both uber~cool and they are ‘mouthwatering’ for all senses of a girl’s anatomy (sigh*…) *^^♥. AMAZING SONG. “Giramera”’s mv is included on LE type A’s DVD.
~Tackey & Tsubasa “REAL DX [LIVE CLIP 2002-2014] ”~
LE type B DVD’s second track is a masterfully edited collage of live clips going all the way back to 2002 moving forward to the present so yes you’ll be reminiscing a longer haired Tsubasa, a variety of shades of Tackey’s hairstyles, the not too often seen unshaven face of Tsubasa and well let’s just say two hotties~♥ throughout the years of T&T since their debut way back when *^^♥.
~Tackey & Tsubasa “Ame ga niji ni kaware ba” (mv)~
Notice how every aesthetic aspect so far is purposely dedicated to art? Well as you pop in type B’s DVD the first of two tracks may surprise you as it’s not in the familiar styled vein of T&T music videos till now but rather it’s a mini animated movie. And while the water-colored simplicity itself adds a special charm visually, its coupling with the music and lyrics of the heartfelt ballad “Ame ga niji ni kaware ba” is really in a word magical~*. As in magically moving as the song’s emotions and lyrics themselves create all of the dialogue one could imagine up as the animated storyline unfolds frame to frame. I’ve found myself watching this video over and over as T&T’s lovely voices with the images become seamlessly one…this one will make you smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside as you relive the outcome each time~ *^^.
~Tackey & Tsubasa “TWO TOPS TREASURE SPECIAL MOVIE~
Now returning to the warm nostalgia of a second walk down memory lane the second track on type B’s DVD offers a most stylish music slideshow including lots of wonderful images from their years past together including some notable trips abroad…wait was that Tsubasa getting a bit Beatles inspired there? =) Really makes you smile seeing these stills from over the years with a promise of more memories to come~ ^^♥.