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COLORS - Melody and Harmony / Shelter (Japan Version)
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.6 out of 10 (5)
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Nothing seems to be impossible for Dong Bang Shin Ki. After capturing the hearts of fans in Korea, climbing to the top of the Japanese music charts, and putting fans around Asia under a spell, Hero Jae Joong and Micky Yoo Chun have formed their own project unit for a hot new release. They composed and arranged the new single COLORS - Melody and Harmony, the image song for Hello Kitty's 35th anniversary.
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Product Title: COLORS - Melody and Harmony / Shelter (Japan Version) COLORS - Melody and Harmony / Shelter (日本版) COLORS - Melody and Harmony / Shelter (日本版) COLORS - Melody and Harmony / Shelter (日本版) COLORS - Melody and Harmony / Shelter (Japan Version)
Singer Name(s): JEJUNG & YUCHUN (from Tohoshinki) | Dong Bang Shin Ki JEJUNG & YUCHUN (from 東方神起) | 東方神起 JEJUNG & YUCHUN (from 东方神起) | 东方神起 JEJUNG & YUCHUN (from 東方神起) | 東方神起 JEJUNG & YUCHUN (from Tohoshinki) | 동방신기
Release Date: 2009-09-30
Publisher Product Code: RZCD-46373
Language: Japanese
Disc Format(s): CD
Other Information: Single
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
Publisher: rhythm zone
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1020587741

Product Information / Track List

SINGLE Only / JEJUNGとYUCHUN プロジェクト

人気絶頂のヴォーカルグループ東方神起から新ユニットを結成!! メンバーのうちJEJUNGとYUCHUNによる別プロジェクトをスタート。東京ドーム公演で披露した、2人の作曲編曲楽曲「COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~」をリリース!! ハローキティ35周年COLORSイメージソング。

初回限定封入特典:12Pブックレット仕様 / ジャケットサイズカード(全3種うち1種をランダム封入)
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CD:
01 COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~ (ハローキティ誕生35周年記念イメージソング )
02 Shelter
03 リミックス曲予定
04 COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~(Less Vocal)
05 Shelter (Less Vocal)
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October 15, 2009

Soulmates Single
Dong Bang Shin Ki's "Soulmate Couple" Jae Joong and Yoo Chun offer some hope and music in the midst of the controversy with their new J-pop single COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~. All five members of Dong Bang Shin Ki have tried their hands at songwriting, but Jae Joong and Yoo Chun are thus far the two more notable composers of the group, and they further confirm their talents with this very agreeable self-composed release.

Composed by Jae Joong and Yoo Chun, COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~ ranks among the higher echelon of Dong Bang Shin Ki ballads. The title very much reflects the song, which has an almost lulling quality to its easy-going melody, light beats, and gentle harmonization. COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~ is certainly soft, fuzzy, and motivational enough to be Hello Kitty's 35th anniversary image song. The chart- and heart-friendly track is catchy but unassuming, giving it high replay value, and Jae Joong and Yoo Chun's comfortable vocal performance and harmonization are spot-on.

The single's second A-side Shelter unfortunately hasn't gotten much plugging, but it's a great song with more ambitious designs than COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~. Composed by Jae Joong and Jun Su, Shelter comes out stronger in melody and arrangement with an R&B dance tune, distinct beats, background vocals, and prominent rap sections. The angsty love song builds from a mid-tempo R&B composition to a dramatic, uptempo, multilayered beast. Yoo Chun's self-penned rap sections are particularly surprising, shifting from low and soulful in the first verse to strong and pointed in the second as the song grows in volume and emotion. The outstanding arrangement by Jae Joong and h-wonder effectively carries the track through many tonal and musical transformations.

Although fans would no doubt prefer to have all five guys singing together, Jae Joong and Yoo Chun also make a great project duo as they complement each other very well both in singing and in songwriting. As a side rather than a TVXQ release, COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~ and Shelter allow them to experiment more with different vocal arrangements and compositions and to grow as singers and songwriters, which will ultimately make TVXQ even stronger in the future.

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Customer Review of "COLORS - Melody and Harmony / Shelter (Japan Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.6 out of 10 (5)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.6 out of 10 (11)

Beverly
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November 19, 2010

This customer review refers to COLORS - Melody and Harmony / Shelter (SINGLE+DVD)(Taiwan Version)
lovely~ Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
i got this a while back, but never reviewed for it.

unfortunately, there was no extra card or anything, but that's not a big deal.

colors is a smooth and swingy kind of song, and cheerful if you're feeling down. (in my opinion, anywayXD)

shelter is my fave of the 2, since the sound from jaejoong and yoochun is very rich.
the instrumentals of each are nice too.

i never actually watched the dvd, since it's so readily available on the internet. :)
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Ant
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August 16, 2010

1 people found this review helpful

The BEST!!! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Some of the BEST songs I have ever heard in my LIFE!!!!
This CD is.........a MUST buy if you are a true TVXQ lover! I'm serious....''Shelter'' is one of the nicest songs I have ever listened to!!
Yoochunnie's English is virtually PERFECT!! He has an amazing low, deep, sexy voice & his vocals blend so well & perfectly with Jaejoong's soft, delicate voice!! It's the BEST!!! really.....and ''Melody and Harmony'' is great, nice, calm song!!
They make an AWESOME duo & should defo do more songs together in the future!
I highly reccomend this!
I give this disc 10/10 and love it 100% :-)
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Mhooddawg
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February 23, 2010

This customer review refers to COLORS - Melody and Harmony / Shelter (SINGLE+DVD)(Japan Version)
Better then the rest Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
The new album released by Tohoshinki’s Jejung and Yuchun is a refreshing step back from heavy base tracks and popular dance type genres that seem to be sweeping the world. The way this album is arranged visually all the way down to the music and the lyrics breaks the standard of what an album looks and feels like.
The songs on this album have artistically composed instrumentals and simple, clean, and crisp lyrics. In the first song Colors is a light song with easy to understand lyrics about continuing loving the world as well as trying hard and these actions will help you and the world around you. These lyrics convey a message seldom heard now in popular music and it is like a splash in the face to here such heartfelt lyrics conveying a truly pure message. Also with this song there is some wonderful Chun-glish (Yuchun English) that is full of emotion while keeping with Yuchun’s signature English style. Even if someone does not understand the lyrics it is a song that can be felt through the feeling the pair portray in the instrumentals and their exquisite singing. The song starts with a guitar playing a very simple relaxing tune that is a perfect preface for the song and the whole album. The second song in the album is Shelter, a song about losing love and wanting it back. This is the generic love with the soul mate’s twist on it. In the beginning of the song there is rain and trough out the song there are words and sounds that provide a visual throughout the song. This song is neither a desperate song nor a depressing song rather a song on reflection. In the beginning it is slow but builds tempo throughout.
The art work for this album is more simple and attractive than any other album or single released by TVXQ. The cover picture is just a picture of Jejung and Yuchun with half their faces breaking either edge. It is set on a simple black background with “magic paper” etches on it. Also the pamphlet is a tri-fold with one picture of Yuchun one of Jejung and one of both together. On the back of the tri-fold are the lyrics and credits. Also unlike most of the time Yuchun and Jejung don’t have any elaborate clothing or haircuts they look almost like how they would dress normally.
This album is unique because of its refreshing simplicity and true heartfelt songs that break the recent status-quo.
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October 25, 2009

2 people found this review helpful

Creative Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I agree strongly with the review S. left on this single. The songs certainly have a soulful quality outside of the current trend, but I'd expect no less from our Soulmate duo. ^^

When it comes to the album art, I must says that it's really nice. Instead of paged booklets, they come with a simple 3 folded booklet that contains the lyrics and 3 pictures (Jejung and Yuchun together and then the individual shots). I simply love the photography of this single. ^_^

'COLORS~Melody and Harmony~ (5:20)' seems to have come out at exactly the right time. With so much despute going on, this is just the right uplifting song we fans need to calm our weary hearts. The message behind the song is obvious and rightfully so. You don't have to dig deep to feel its love.

'Shelter (5:43)' is simply amazing. Despite the amusing Yoochun-lish raps, the composition is really well thought out. I find myself even listening to the Less Vocal version a lot. This song is also a bit straightforeward in its message and so far, listeners can't seem to get enough (and I'm one of them). The mix of rain, piano, cello and chimes is nice and theit vocals are a bit light in the sense that you'd think it'd echo. Also, the rap goes well with the flow of the song which is rare in such ballad-like songs. Also, Jejung and Yuchun's vocals near the peak of the song are simply amazing (at about 3:47). The vocals are so strong.

Overall, this is an outstanding single in terms of composition, creativity and vocal strength. Jejung and Yuchun are very talented muscians and I'm looking foreward to more of their compositions in the future. 10/10 ^_^
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October 19, 2009

This customer review refers to COLORS - Melody and Harmony / Shelter (SINGLE+DVD)(Japan Version)
1 people found this review helpful

It Has Soul! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Just watched the DVD last night before I write this review. The first track, Melody and Harmony has a simple but catchy melody, a song that is easy to remember. It has soul, apart from many songs that's been popular lately. Both Micky and Hero are excellent singers, and musically talented as well in my opinion. They care about music and possess the natural born abilities to compose. They would not have been able to produce this track if they don't have the musical talents and the underlying emotional desire. The mv in the DVD is simple: A better world with beauty and harmony, the message that they convey in their title song. The mv is not very sophisticated, but you get the message anyway.

Vocally, Melody and Harmony is not perfect. Micky's voice fits perfectly in the track and Hero's voice is slightly high pitched. The synthesizer sound in the track can be improved or removed because it is somewhat artificial. The (less vocal) track gets a 4 stars rating.

I think a lot of listeners will prefer Shelter. It gets a 5 stars rating after I upgrade it. Hero sounds his normal self, while rapping and everything else are good.

I also bought the CD version. The only difference is the length of Melody and Harmony has increased to 6:47 min.

Please support Micky and Hero who are fine musicians in the making. I wish them success in whatever they pursue, and also hoping they will perform again with the rest of the TVXQ members in the not so distant future. Love from their fan! :)
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