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Rain Vol. 5 - Rainism (Asian Special Version)

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Rain Vol. 5 - Rainism (Asian Special Version)
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (4)
All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.9 out of 10 (25)

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This edition comes with four additional tracks: the English and Chinese versions of Rainism and Love Story.

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 (Asian Special Version) Rainism 唯雨獨尊 (亞洲樂迷獨享加值版) Rainism 唯雨独尊 (亚洲乐迷独享加值版) Rain(ピ) 5集 - Rainism (アジア・スペシャルバージョン) Rain Vol. 5 - Rainism (Asian Special Version)
Singer Name(s): Rain (Jung Ji Hoon) (Singer) 鄭 智薰 (Singer) 郑 智薰 (Singer) Rain (ピ)  (Singer) 비 정 (Singer)
Release Date: 2008-12-29
Language: Korean
Country of Origin: South Korea
Disc Format(s): CD
Shipment Unit: 2 What is it?
Publisher: Warner Music Taiwan
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1013710776

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★加收Rain再度挑戰中文所重新詮釋的排行單曲「Rainism」「Love Story」

- 海報尺碼:27.5" x 18.5" (69.8cm x 46.99cm)

魅力襲捲全亞洲並朝全世界進軍的韓國小天王--Rain鄭智薰,繼2006年空降韓國銷售榜冠軍的“Rain’s World 誰雨爭鋒”之後,相隔二年所推出的全新作品“Rainism唯雨獨尊”,不僅是Rain個人的第5張錄音室專輯,更是其於2007年11月脫離師父朴震榮的JYP Entertainment,自立門戶、成立個人經紀公司J. Tune Entertainment之後的首張創業代表作!為此,Rain不僅親力親為地一手包辦了專輯名稱的選定及選歌的工作,並首次挑戰詞曲創作與全面參與製作,除了成功地讓“Rainism唯雨獨尊”專輯跳脫Rain以往給人的印象、與人耳目一新的感受外,同時更展現了Rain成為專業音樂人的企圖心,樹立Rain的個人風格與主義!2008年10月15日發行當天,有著強勁節拍的首支主打單曲「Rainism」,初次公開即在音樂網即時下載排行榜中名列第二,而另一由V.O.S.的Choi Hyung Joon作曲,Rain以自己過去的愛情經驗所寫下歌詞的R&B風格抒情主打曲「Love Story」,則在Boxmusic網的即時下載排行榜上高居榜首,至於專輯本身更創下預訂即破10萬張的號好成績。

01. My Way (Intro)
02. Rainism
03. Only You
04. Love Story [0912......After]
05. Love Is
06. My Girl
07. You
08. Fresh Woman
09. Better Girl(feat. Tae Wan a.k.a C-Luv)
10. Turn Your Head
11. September 12th
12. My Way
13. Rainism Remix
14. Rainism (Chinese Version)
15. Love Story [0912......After] (Chinese Version)
16. Rainism (English Version)
17. Love Story [0912......After] (English Version)
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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 8 - 8.9 out of 10 (25)

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March 27, 2010

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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

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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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February 12, 2009

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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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January 23, 2009

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

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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