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Rain Vol. 5 - Rainism
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It takes guts and sheer determination to alter your life trajectory, especially when you're at the top of the game. But that's exactly what Rain did. In November of 2007, Rain left his longtime nest JYP Entertainment and started his own company, J. Tune Entertainment. And now, after establishing worldwide fame through his much publicized 2007 world tour and Hollywood exposure in films like Speed Racer and the upcoming action flick Ninja Assassin, the multi-entertainer returns to home base to release his long-awaited fifth album poignantly titled Rainism. By adding "-ism" to his name, the title promotes a new ideology and concept that capture the essence of who he is and what he represents.

Taking full control of the album's entire production, Rain reveals his true colors through his own composition and choice of lyrics, in particular Love Story and September 12th. Composed and arranged by Choi Hyung Joon of V.O.S, Love Story is a pop R&B number that talks about the ugly side of love, surprisingly coming from the singer's own experience. In the song's music video which features actress Ha Ji Won, Rain extends his talent net by orchestrating the full storyline. Moreover, the star upgrades his dance moves by collaborating with world-famous choreographer AJ who previously worked with stars like Usher and Justin Timberlake.

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Product Title: Rain Vol. 5 - Rainism Rain Vol. 5 - Rainism Rain Vol. 5 - Rainism Rain (ピ) 5集 - Rainism 비 5집 - Rainism
Singer Name(s): Rain (Jung Ji Hoon) 鄭 智薰 郑 智薰 Rain (ピ) 
Release Date: 2008-10-16
Language: Korean
Disc Format(s): CD
Shipment Unit: 2 What is it?
Publisher: Mnet Media
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1011966584

Product Information / Track List

01 . My Way
02 . Rainism
03 . Only You
04 . Love Story (0912.... 그 이후)
05 . 사랑이라는 건
06 . 내 여자
07 . You
08 . Fresh Woman
09 . 더 끌려 (Feat. 태완 A.K.A C-Luv)
10 . 고개 돌려
11 . 9월 12일
12 . My Way
13 . Rainism Remix

세련되고 성숙한 남성미를 앞세워 돌아온 남자, 비!

지난 2006년 10월, 4집 앨범을 발표한 후 꼭 2년 만에 비가 5집 정규 앨범 [Rainism]으로 돌아왔다. 특히 이번엔 자신의 독자적인 음반 레이블을 설립한 후 자신이 직접 앨범 작업 전반을 진두 지휘한 첫 번째 앨범이라 더욱 관심이 집중되고 있다. 재킷 이미지를 통해서도 알 수 있듯 특유의 강렬함은 잃지 않으면서도 좀 더 세련되고 성숙한 남성미를 앞세워 팬들의 곁으로 돌아왔다.

Rainism… 음악을 넘어선 대중 문화의 프론티어

앨범의 타이틀인 [Rainism]은 자신의 이름 ‘Rain’에 ‘사상’, ‘-주의’를 뜻하는 ‘-sm’을 합성한 신조어로, 음악을 넘어 춤, 패션, 더 나아가 대중 문화의 전반에 앞장서는 비가 자신의 이름 ‘Rain’을 하나의 트렌드로 만들어냈다.

All about 비(Rain)

2008년 가을, 기라성 같은 가수들의 컴백 예보가 쏟아졌지만 올 가을, 비가 가장 기다려졌던 이유는 ‘비’의 가장 ‘비’다운 모습을 보기 위해서였을 것이다. ‘진정한 비’를 보여주기 위해 전력투구한 결과물인 이번 앨범엔 평소 자신이 추구하고자 했던 음악 색깔은 물론, 패션 스타일, 안무 등을 모두 보여줄 예정이다. 최초로 자신의 앨범 전반을 프로듀싱한 비는 지금까지 파워풀한 남성의 상징성을 벗고, 세련되고 자연스러운 남성미를 강조해 한층 더 성숙하고 매력적인 앨범으로 팬들을 찾았다.

Thanks to…… 이번 앨범을 빛낸 3인의 전문가들

외신에서 그의 춤추는 발을 보고 ‘매직 핏 Magic Feet’이라 극찬했듯, 화려한 댄스 실력으로 이미 국내외 정평이 나 있는 비는 이번에도 세계 최고의 안무가 AJ와 손을 잡았다. AJ는 현재 어셔, 저스틴 팀버레이크, 등의 안무를 전담하는 안무가로 댄서들 사이에서는 그를 ‘감히 세계 최고라 말해도 과하지 않다’고 평하고 있다. 타이틀 곡인 ‘Rainism’의 뮤직비디오는 비의 3집 ‘It’s Raining’의 뮤직비디오 감독상에 빛나는 장재혁 감독이 태국을 배경으로 화려한 영상미를 자랑했다. 하지원과의 동반 출연으로 강남 및 압구정 일대를 떠들썩하게 만든 <러브 스토리>의 뮤직비디오는 뮤직 드라마의 대가 이상규 감독이 메가폰을 잡았다. 특히 비는, 이상규 감독과 함께 이번 뮤직필름의 시나리오 작업을 해 스토리 작가로서의 데뷔 경력마저 추가하기에 이르렀다.

비가 들려주는 Love Story

대한민국 스물 일곱의 청년 정지훈이 간직한 사랑 이야기는 무엇일까. 비는 최초로 자신의 실제 사랑 이야기를 두 곡의 가사로 풀어냈다. 부제를 ‘이별’과 ‘이별 그 후’로 다루고 있는 <러브 스토리>와 <9월 12일>은 첫 사랑을 잊지 못한 비의 실제 이야기를 노래로 승화시킨 것.
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Customer Review of "Rain Vol. 5 - Rainism"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.9 out of 10 (21)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.9 out of 10 (25)

ying_2_my_yang@...
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March 27, 2010

MAN! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I don't think they have have the special edition one anymore with the movie for "Love Story" wanted to get that one and watch the full movie part of Love Story....
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May 6, 2009

6 people found this review helpful

OMG! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I dunno WHY I listened to other peoples' hype. People told me this album wasn't good. YEAH, RIGHT!! It's effing GREAT!! OMG!!! I especially like 더 끌려 track 8. That song is banging!! Seriously. All his other songs are super good, too though. Too bad his U.S. debut was delayed because of what happened a couple summers ago. Anyway, don't take my word for it; get out ther and buy it. NOW!!! OMG!! Stop reading already!!!! YES!!! 10 out of 10! 2 thumbs up!! 5 stars! All that good stuff!! GO!!
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Stephanie
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February 12, 2009

1 people found this review helpful

Not bad. Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
The criticism first.
Rain's vocals leave more to be desired, as usual. Actually, one does not desire anything at all. It is clear that Rain is no singer, he's a dancer and a performer. Even JYP acknowledges that, in a slip of tongue in a press conference. The album's songs, as per always, includes some English lyrics, however, his pronounciation is not all that clear. I believe he should cut that away completely, as it was clear that he could not succeed in the English-speaking world with his first language as Korean (remember the cancelled concerts?). Cut away the overly large dreams, and focus on the main task of capturing Asia. China would be a glitch.
I will, however, acknowledge that the saving grace was the production, which would not be surprising given the funds he would have at hand. The production of the album is amazing, equalling and in some instances, surpassing that of a mainstream American album. He also made the right decision of minimalizing his vocals, an instead choosing fast songs to sing as opposed to ballads, of which there were but a few. By letting the instrumentals do the work, he masks his ineptitude at holding a tune and staying in pitch and produces a true work of art.
Kudos to those god-like producers, they made the album worthwhile.
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Rachael
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January 23, 2009

This customer review refers to Rain Vol. 5 - Rainism (Asian Special Version)
2 people found this review helpful

rain working on his english skills Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
I like this CD. I nearly all of Rain's CDs and while this isn't my favorite, it's pretty good. I'm not a fan of his slow songs this time around, but the fast songs make up for it. Turn Your Head and Rainism are pretty good and I love My Way. I especially like how he added some English and Chinese versions of some songs. I don't know, if you're a Rain fan, you'll like it so I say try it. Show Rain some love :)
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January 18, 2009

This customer review refers to Rain Vol. 5 - Rainism (Asian Special Version)
1 people found this review helpful

Asian special?! Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
What about the Japanese version of Rainism and Love Story? Including them would make this a better collection!

Anyway, most of the songs are slow. Reminds me of Vol.2.

Apart from Rainism and Love Story, I only like one other track- 'Love is'. The rest of the album is so so. I tend to press the skip button...

I like his last album 'Rain's World' more. More (fast) dance songs would have been good. Maybe next time?
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