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A BALLADS (Japan Version)

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A BALLADS (Japan Version)
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.2 out of 10 (32)
All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.3 out of 10 (67)

YesAsia Editorial Description

Ayumi kissing herself? The J-pop princess returns with a new album and a new image. The cover of her latest release shows two images of herself in a kissing position. The superstar expressed that the idea comes from her need to console herself and her wish to cure her past self.

Ayumi's fantastic new album contains 13 recently released love ballads, some of them presented as new cover versions. Also, watch out for the song Rainbow, whose lyrics were drawn from a hundred thousand submissions that were sent in response to Ayu's appeal to the public to provide her with lyrical drafts for the song.

Ayumi's A Best released in 2001 sold an incredible 4.65 million units and A Ballads is no doubt heading for the top as well!

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Product Title: A BALLADS (Japan Version) A BALLADS (日本版) A BALLADS (日本版) A BALLADS (日本版) A BALLADS (Japan Version)
Singer Name(s): Hamasaki Ayumi 濱崎步 滨崎步 浜崎あゆみ 하마사키 아유미
Release Date: 2003-03-12
Publisher Product Code: AVCD-17278
Language: Japanese
Disc Format(s): Copy-Protected CD, CD
Other Information: Album
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
Publisher: avex trax
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1002523138

Product Information / Track List

「Dearest」「Voyage」「HANABI」他、収録の究極のバラードベストアルバム。全14曲収録予定。「RAINBOW」の初回盤で募集した「RAINBOW(インスト)」にファンが応募し歌詞をつけて完成した新曲も話題必至。

初回仕様: 初回限定ケース
*First Press Sold Out.*
*初回盤已售罄*

01. RAINBOW
02. appears(H∧L’S Progress)
03. Key〜eternal tie ver.〜
04. YOU“nothen breeze”
05. TO BE(2003 ReBirth Mix)
06. HANABI
07. M“Original Mix”(H∧L’S Progress)
08. Dearest〜Original Mix〜
09. Dolls
10. SEASONS“2003 ReBirth Mix”
11. Voyage
12. A Song for ×ד030213 Session #2”
13. Who…“Across the Univers”
14. 卒業写真

日本標準価格:¥3150(税込)

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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.2 out of 10 (32)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.3 out of 10 (67)

Azrul
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February 28, 2016

A Ballads Is The Best Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
A Ballads is one of Ayumi Hamasaki albums that you must have as a fan. I love this album as it's contains some of her best works to date. Definitely a worth it!
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Azmi
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May 13, 2013

This customer review refers to A BALLADS (Taiwan Version)
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among her golden oldies that i miss so bad Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
i know this compilation album was released in 10 years ago, the reason why i purchased this compilation is because i misses her older stuffs a lot and today, she can no longer release something that is as good as this album, i started to love key~eternal tie ver~ and maybe i purchased this album because of it and RAINBOW. Its dissapointing that there is no DVD for this compilation so i can't enjoy the beauty of RAINBOW's pv, but anyway, this album can surely bring back those nostalgic melody in her 1998-2008 days that i misses so bad and i'll listen to this album while i'm driving so then i won't feel so mad about being caught in traffic congestion and get mad since this album will surely blow me away to escape my anger of being caught in traffic congestion other than bringing back the memories of my school days( the time around these songs were released).
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Whitney
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August 28, 2012

This customer review refers to A BALLADS (Taiwan Version)
6 people found this review helpful

Very Magical.... Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This was one of the first compilation albums I ever purchased from the great Ayumi-san. And if I had to describe this album in one word....I would have to say it's very surreal.
The tracks on the album itself shift from ballads to rocking instrumentals. And if I had to be honest, I'd say that suits this album perfectly. Although it contains a varitey of old classics, it also comes with new mixes of her song songs and two new tracks.
Personally, out of all her best albums, I can proudly say this one is my favorite. The melodies she creates are just breathtaking to hear. The music puts one in a trance where they can finally escape the depths of reality. It's very heartfelt and uplifting. I find myself playing this album over and over again just to hear more of this beautiful music. Not every artist can do that. But with Miss Hamasaki's wonderfully composed tracks, I feel that even if I had to bad day or something brings me down, as long I put this album on and press "play", the music itself erases the damage of what happened earlier and brings tremoudous warmth to my heart.
This CD is one of Ayu-san's greatest works. The lyrics are heartfelt and the cover's amazing.
Overall, a terrific album to own.
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Sora
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September 9, 2008

Not too shabby Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
A collection of Ayumi Hamasaki's best ballads up to her RAINBOW album. Aside from a couple of recorded, or re-arranged tracks, this album doesnt offer a whole lot. There is, however, the fantastic reworking of Ayu's hit song 'M'. It was taken from pop-rock wondernut to fantastic pop ballad at the hands of HAL.
Easily, this is HAL's best contribution to Ayu's body of work. It's just wonderful.
This album also offers a rare cover by Ayu in the final track ' Sotsugyou Shashin'.
Actually, the album is not a bad listen by any means, its just a little bit redundant to serious fans of her work.
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Haruka
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August 6, 2006

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1 people found this review helpful

Zoning Out Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
'A BALLADS' contains new mixes of old favorites and two exclusive tracks ('RAINBOW' and 'Sotsugyou Shashin'). I have a deep love for this album because I think she truly shines through her beautiful ballads. I don't have a specifically favorite song on this album because I love them all! But...if I really have to pick, I'd say that 'Voyage' is my favorite. Don't be fazed by the cover - it's just herself! It's also a good CD to zone out to. ^^
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