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IU Special Remake Mini Album Vol. 2

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IU Special Remake Mini Album Vol. 2
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IU reminds you of the old good days in her second remake album, which marks her ninth anniversary. The singer-songwriter selects a number of Korean classics from different generations for a broad audience.
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Product Title: IU Special Remake Mini Album Vol. 2 IU Special Remake Mini Album Vol. 2 IU Special Remake Mini Album Vol. 2 IU 2ndリメイクアルバム - 花しおり 2 아이유 리메이크 앨범 2집 - 꽃갈피 둘
Singer Name(s): IU IU IU IU (アイユー) 아이유
Release Date: 2017-10-16
Language: Korean
Disc Format(s): CD
Shipment Unit: 2 What is it?
Publisher: Loen Entertainment
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1062082952

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아이유 리메이크 앨범 2집 - 꽃갈피 둘

1 가을 아침
2 비밀의 화원
3 잠 못 드는 밤 비는 내리고
4 어젯밤 이야기
5 개여울
6 매일 그대와

아이유 두 번째 리메이크 앨범 [꽃갈피 둘] 발매

오는 22일 발표되는 아이유의 새 음반 [꽃갈피 둘]은, 지난 2014년 첫 선을 보여 호평을 이끌어낸 리메이크 음반 [꽃갈피]의 연장선에 놓인 작품으로, 아이유 특유의 서정성과 아날로그의 감성이 고스란히 담긴 스페셜 미니음반이다.

세대를 관통하는 추억의 명곡들을 뽑아 아이유의 순수한 음색으로 재해석한 [꽃갈피 둘]은, 다시금 시간 속에 묻어두었던 소박하고 아름다운 추억의 흔적들을 꺼내어, 폭 넓은 세대에 진한 공감과 울림을 선사하는 소중한 선물이 될 것이다.
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October 30, 2017

A trip down memory lane with IU
Rather than taking photographs to preserve memories, IU captures the nostalgic moments of her youth through music. In 2014, the singer-songwriter reinterpreted some of her favorite old songs in the special record A Flower Bookmark, which lyrically compares the preservation of good old memories to a pressed flower. Three years later, IU again revisits the bygone days of K-pop music from the 1960s to 2000s in her second remake album A Flower Bookmark 2.

Released in 1991, "Autumn Morning" is an encouraging folk song by Yang Hee Eun with Lee Byung Woo on guitar. Keeping the song's minimalistic arrangement, IU recreates a peaceful autumn morning in her soothing cover (Track 1). Over Jung Sung Ha's warm guitar accompaniment, the singer-songwriter croons in her crystal clear vocals about the simple yet happy moments of everyday life. The remake version incorporates folk musician Hareem's beautiful tin whistle solo to imitate the sound of birdsong.

The 1988 classic "Sleepless Rainy Night" was originally a jazz ballad sung by Lee Seung Chul. Following Park Kwang Hyun's 1991 cover, the song became famous in 1992 thanks to Kim Gun Mo's ingenious fusion of R&B and hip-hop. IU pays homage to all three musicians with her groovy rendition (Track 3), which blends jazz, R&B and soft rap. Despite the lack of Kim Gun Mo's energetic vibe, its soulful sound suits the heartbreaking lyrics about the sorrow of separating from a loved one.

"Last Night Story" (Track 4) stands out from other soothing ballads with its distinctive disco-rock style. Though the original's synth sound is replaced by an electric guitar melody, great nostalgia can still be felt in the remake version because of the trot-influenced melody. Released in 1988 by legendary trio Sobangcha, the upbeat disco jam tells a bittersweet tale about a boy being cheated on by his girlfriend at a party. To better deliver the somber and loneliness of the song, IU adopts an expressionless tone that provides a distinct contrast with the song's festive atmosphere.

While covering old songs, many singers pursue idiosyncratic styles that help separate their covers from the originals. IU stays faithful to the classics' original flavors while putting a fresh spin on the old tunes. Through the A Flower Bookmark project, the singer-songwriter revitalizes long-forgotten music that is worth remembering.

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