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Gentle Words (Japan Version)

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Gentle Words (Japan Version)
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (4)
All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.2 out of 10 (5)

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Kouda Kumi is back! And she brings along with her single number nine that lets all her fans enjoy her "Gentle Words"! Reach for her latest musical offering to find out all the musical details she has in store for you!
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Product Title: Gentle Words (Japan Version) Gentle Words (日本版) Gentle Words (日本版) Gentle Words (日本版) Gentle Words (Japan Version)
Singer Name(s): Koda Kumi 倖田來未 幸田来未 倖田來未 코다 쿠미
Release Date: 2003-12-10
Publisher Product Code: RZCD-45099
Language: Japanese
Disc Format(s): CD, Copy-Protected CD
Other Information: Single
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
Publisher: rhythm zone
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1002882064

Product Information / Track List

タイトル:Gentle Words

「real Emotion/1000の言葉」に続く、通算9枚目の12センチCDシングル。

01. Gentle Words
02. Without Your Love
03. 最後の雨
04. Gentle Words(Instrumental)
05. Without Your Love(Instrumental)
06. 最後の雨(Instrumental)
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Customer Review of "Gentle Words (Japan Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (4)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.2 out of 10 (5)

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January 2, 2013

5 people found this review helpful

Evolution of "Koda Kumi" Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
If you've been a long-time Koda Kumi, you probably own this single already. If you're just getting into her, then you need to know that THIS is the single where the artist "Koda Kumi," who is synonymous with the 'ero-kakkoi style,' really started to evolve into her own style - where she began taking charge of what she wanted to do, instead of letting her company choose for her.

"Gentle Words" is a great slow, smooth and sexy R&B song about two people coming together across odds. The video will really showcase her evolution and you'll see elements of the current Koda Kumi.

"Without your love" is an uptempo R&B track that foreshadows what Koda Kumi will be about for a number of following years. It's catchy and, even if you don't care for the song, the chorus will get stuck in your head. "I'd be going crazy without your love~" The song deserved a PV in its own right! It appears that Kuu did, too, whereas her next single has these same elements.

The last song is "Saigo no Ame," which is a beautiful ballad that a lot of Koda Kumi fans tend to forget about it. But after the amazing a-side, it's reasonable to see why. The song is still gorgeous and keeps the overall feel of the single.

If you want to keep your Koda Kumi collection true, this single needs to be on your shelf! This really is where Koda Kumi started to grow into her own.
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June 23, 2005

GREAT Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
KU's single is the best her voice is great and u can feel what she's feeling threw the way she is singing.KU is the best in japanese music!
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August 22, 2004

This customer review refers to Gentle Words (Overseas Version)
Pretty good Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Koda's 9th single "Gentle Words" is a wonderful and romantic ballad. There are so many emotions in that song, you just have to love. This single also contains "Without Your Love", a well-bassed cool song, real ear candy. You should have a try! You won't regret.
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December 17, 2003

Not so gentle words. Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
I think Koda Kumi's older songs are better than the new ones on this single, no offense. I'm a fan of hers, but this single just isn't her usual style. Not saying that she can't explore a little, but these three new songs aren't as good as her previous ones; these songs seem to emphasize beat and don't have much background music in them. "Gentle Words" is okay, but rather mediocre (and the PV was beyond creepy). It has a nice tune and cuts it as a ballad. "Without your Love" is hardly a ballad, though with good background vocals. It's really repetitive though; the whole song is essentially the same thing over and over again. In "Saigo no Ame" her voice is scratchy, low and a bit off key, and the beat in the background annoys me. However, I like the lyrics, and I think her voice is supposed to convey emotion, despite it sounding to me like she's being whiny. Koda Kumi's capable of a lot more though, so I'm still anticipating her next single.
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November 19, 2003

Perfect Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This single is worth buying it !
Finally there is a Ballad-release (ok, 1000 no Kotba was before but that was a double single, where Real Emotion stands before) and it's perfect for this time in the year.
The single will contain :
1. Gentle Words
2. Without you
3. ³Ì«áの«B
and the instrumental versions of the songs.
Three complet new songs ! Thats wondeful.
Kumi's voice is made for ballads, her deep vocals and her control over powerfull high tones let you melt away and she'll definetly show us what talent she really got.
So don't miss this one ! It's perfect !
And watch out for her new single, which will be realesed on the 15th January !!!
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