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Secret (Jacket B)(Japan Version)
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (2)
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YesAsia Editorial Description

What would the end of the J-pop year be without a new hit album by Hamasuki Ayumi? Well, music fans don't have to worry about that any longer because Japan's beloved pop queen is back with her 8th full-length album.

Secret promises to take Ayu's fans on another melodious journey. Featuring 14 tracks, the CD includes the smash songs Startin' (opening theme of the Capcom PS2 game Shin Onimusha DAWN OF DREAMS), Born To Be (featured in the NTV program Torino), as well as BLUE BIRD and Beautiful Fighters (from Hamasaki's 40th double A-sided single) and the Panasonic CM songs 1 LOVE and JEWEL. J-pop lovers are well advised to find out about Ayu's Secret .

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Product Title: Secret (Jacket B)(Japan Version) Secret (Jacket B)(日本版) Secret (Jacket B)(日本版) Secret (ジャケット B)(日本版) Secret (Jacket B)(Japan Version)
Singer Name(s): Hamasaki Ayumi 濱崎步 滨崎步 浜崎あゆみ 하마사키 아유미
Release Date: 2006-11-29
Publisher Product Code: AVCD-23179
Language: Japanese
Disc Format(s): CD
Other Information: Album
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
Publisher: Avex Marketing
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004539146

Product Information / Track List

8th フルアルバム『Secret』を緊急リリース!! 2006年を大きく賑わせたヒットナンバーが満載の収録内容は、いずれもタイアップやテレビ歌番組等で露出された充実した楽曲ばかり! 「Startin'」(カプコン 新鬼武者 DAWN OF DREAMS テーマソング/日本テレビ系 スポーツうるぐす テーマソング)、「Born To Be...」(日本テレビ系 トリノ2006 テーマソング)、「BLUE BIRD」(ゼスプリ「ゴールドキウイ」CMソング)、「Beautiful Fighters」(Panasonic SDオーディオD-snap Audio TV-CFソング)、「JEWEL」(Panasonic デジタルカメラ LUMIX FX-07 TV-CFソング)、「1 LOVE」(Panasonic SDオーディオD-snap/D-dock Audio TV-CFソング)他、全14曲収録!!

CD
01 Not yet
02 until that Day...
03 Startin'
04 1 LOVE
05 It was
06 LABYRINTH
07 JEWEL
08 momentum
09 taskinst
10 Born To Be...
11 Beautiful Fighters
12 BLUE BIRD
13 kiss o' kill
14 Secret
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Customer Review of "Secret (Jacket B)(Japan Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (2)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.8 out of 10 (29)

Whitney
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August 30, 2012

This customer review refers to Hamasaki Ayumi Vol. 8 - Secret CD + DVD Edition (Korean Version)
5 people found this review helpful

Interesting change from the great Ayumi-san! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Barely a year had passed by before Ayumi-san had released a brand new album. And from reviewing this album, the style has changed dramatically from her previous album (my all personal favorite, by the way) "(Miss)Understood". But when purchasing it and putting it in my CD/radio for the first time....I can gladly put this album in my list of favorites from her!
From the moment I pressed "play", I felt like I was stepping into a magical realm that was controlled by nothing but the beautiful voice surrounding my hears. But then as the album keep going, the tone became more difficult to interpret-- it had a more harder edge to it. Yet when it reached the middle, the words formed into a more uplifting, carefree tone from the Ayu we all know and love!
Personally, I think she did a really good job on this album. It had the perfect mix of of classical j-pop, ballads, and rocking instrumentals! Throughout the album, the Ayumi-san's voice and lyrics shined through in more ways than one! The meanings were absolutely flawless...and the cover artwork was absolutely stunning! I just loved the booklet! She looked so elegant in each picture. Such breathtaking beauty!
There wasn't a single song I disliked. But the songs that stood out the most were: "Startin" "Beautiful Fighters" "Momentum" "1 LOVE" "Jewel" "Blue Bird" "Born To Be..." "Labyrinth" "Kiss o' Kill" "Until that Day..." "taskinst" and finally "Secret".
This album was absolutely incredible! Each track was postively addicting! I couldn't get enough! I felt like I could play this CD for hours and hours and still not get tired of it! (And I did! xD) If I had to recommend this album to anyone, I'd do it gladly! This album is a major success! You can tell she worked really hard on it based on the themes and the emotion that flowed heavenly within her voice! Any true Ayumi fan would agree with me!
Support this unique artist and get this album now! You won't be disappointed!
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Sakura-chan
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March 20, 2008

2 people found this review helpful

Another excellent work ! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
After 1 year of the release, I don't change my opinion, there are not bad tracks in this album ! Only 2 are not perfect to me and these are ''Beautiful Fighters'' and ''kiss o' kill'', the rest of the album is simply amazing. until that Day..., Startin', 1 LOVE, JEWEL, BLUE BIRD and Secret are all simply excellent.
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Kat
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August 5, 2007

This customer review refers to Secret (Album+Poster / Jacket B)(Japan Version)
5 people found this review helpful

Best Yet.... Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
This album is definitely Ayu's best so far. I could listen to this CD over and over again

What I liked about this CD is that it seemed more organized. For example Ayu had a nice intro song which prepares you for the rest of the album. And had two interludes which separated the songs by similarity

The first three songs are my favorites (cause they're all rock based) Until that day... has such a great opening with the music. Startin' is just amazing all the through and never gets old. 1 Love has great guitar music and of course Ayu's voice and lyrics shine through in all of these songs.

Jewel and Momentum are two beautiful songs. Jewel is a nice piano ballad while Momentum is a more rock ballad.

Born to Be..., Beautiful Fighters, and Blue Bird are the really upbeat songs. Blue Bird is my favorite in this set. It's so upbeat.

The Last two songs, kiss o' kill and secret, I find the hardest to listen to. Not that they're bad, they're very good, but not as catchy as the rest of the album.

Over all, I highly recommend this album, it's worth every penny.
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Cindi
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August 2, 2007

This customer review refers to Secret (Album+DVD+ Poster / Jacket A)(Japan Version)
4 people found this review helpful

It's worth it !! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
As I type this review, Ayu's album "Secret" is playing on repeat. Even though it's been around 8 months since this album was released, it's still playing and it never gets boring! For Sure.
Ayumi Hamasaki (Or "Ayu" as fans (including me! :3) of the queen of j-pop call her) has been going strong for more than 9 years. She has never let me down in the past two years of me being one of her thousand, maybe even MILLIONS!, of fans worldwide.
"Secret" as I said before, never gets old! And I mean it! Its a breath of fresh air and refreshing as she goes from j-pop to rock, to ballads and then back to more rock and j-pop.

Not Yet- Ayu's newest album starts off with a very interesting song. "Not Yet" has very many special effects added to Ayu's voice to make it more flattering to the album. And I must say that when I heard this, I KNEW this album would be G.R.E.A.T.!

until that Day - Like the previous song, it has added effecets to the voice which is great! :3 This is the first "rock" song on Ayu's album. It nearly blew me away when I first heard it. I could tell that with every song she sang, Ayu was putting her heart into the lyrics and her voice.

Startin' - was my least favourite out of all of the songs on this album. The PV had Ayu trying to be "sexy" like Avex singer, Koda Kumi. In all it was great, but the PV turned me off. >.>;; Although the ending was interesting. XD

1 LOVE - MY FAVOURITE SONG ON THIS ALBUM. Really. It's hardcore. XD This would go right into the rock genre. The OV wasn't great but I still liked it. XD In all, this is a great song and I loved it on the first listen.

It was... - This one had the (miss)understood feeling, and I heard somewhere Ayu wanted this on the (m)u album but I still wonder why she didn't put it on there. Of course, if it was on there it would be over-shadowed by the other songs on the album. :3

LABYRINTH - A interlude. It was composed greatly. :3 not as good as some of her past one's, but still good. (b^-')

JEWEL - A great ballad with a VERY expensive PV, which fit greatly. XD Her voice is very soft at the starting and it makes you feel good and relaxed. A great feeling after her hard rockishy songs previously. :3

momentum - My secnd favourite song on this album. It's lyrics (if you can understand them, like me. XD) are great and without a doubt, she put her heart into them. The PV feature her in a brown "dress-like" coat with little fur on it. She stands next to a light-post in a snow-covered small town. Some of the time she looked like she was going to cry. (and I think she did. *has not seen it in awhile. XD)

taskingst - Another interlude. It starts off soft. Then gets rockishy. Then goes back to soft. Cute.

Born to Be - Not my favourite song on the album, but catch nonetheless. :) it reminded me of B&D, the single realised way before this one.

Beautiful Fighters - A GREAT song with meaningful lyrics. It just makes me want to get up anf fight those hard days of school and do my best! :D It empowers me! :3

BLUE BIRD - A refreshing summer song. Very cute and it'll make you want to go swimming or play outside in the heat of summer. It's just great. *sings* Aoi sora~~~ XD *ahem* excuse me for that. XD

kiss 'o kill - the first song that I 'officialy' listened to when it was leaked onto the interwebz. XD thetitle caught my eyes and when I listened to it, I was well enough to wait for my copy of the album when it was realised. It has guitars and other instuments that I cannot name playing in the background, which adds ont the awesomeness of this album! ^-^

Secret - The title track of this album. I didn't really listen to this one alot since its at the end. But when I do, it sometimes makes me cry. The was Ayu-chan sings it is so soft and cute. It just makes me happy~ <3

I bought this CD+DVD+POSTER edition because it's great. Don't miss out on this edition and buy it quick before it goes Out of Print!!
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SEASONS
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June 29, 2007

This customer review refers to Secret (Album+DVD+ Poster / Jacket A)(Japan Version)
4 people found this review helpful

Another great album Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Ayu never seems to fail me! I love all the songs on this album, some more than others, but still, there isn't a song that I hate on here! My favorite track has to be "momentum" just because I love the chorus and music...but aside from that song, "Secret", "until that Day...", "kiss o' kill", "Not Yet", and "JEWEL" are among my other favorites on here! The cover and booklet is beautiful too! (& The poster goes great in my room!!!)
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