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Secret [PLAYBUTTON] (First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)

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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.8 out of 10 (29)

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Featuring 14 tracks, Hamasaki Ayumi's eighth album Secret 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 .

This edition comes with the album pre-installed on a PlayButton MP3 player. A USB cable for charging the player and an instructional manual are included.


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    Product Title: Secret [PLAYBUTTON] (First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version) Secret [PLAYBUTTON] (初回限定版)(日本版) Secret [PLAYBUTTON] (初回限定版)(日本版) Secret [PLAYBUTTON] (初回限定盤)(日本版) Secret [PLAYBUTTON] (First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)
    Singer Name(s): Hamasaki Ayumi 濱崎步 滨崎步 浜崎あゆみ 하마사키 아유미
    Release Date: 2012-03-21
    Publisher Product Code: AQZD-50673
    Language: Japanese
    Disc Format(s): CD
    Other Information: PLAYBUTTON
    Package Weight: 800 (g)
    Shipment Unit: 4 What is it?
    Publisher: avex trax
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1030297010

    Product Information / Track List

    浜崎あゆみ、『A Song for ××』~『Party queen』全18タイトルを “PLAYBUTTON”で発売決定!

    1st ALBUM『A Song for ××』~12th ALBUM『Love songs』、MINI ALBUM『Memorial address』『FIVE』、BEST ALBUM『  BEST』『 BEST 2 -BLACK-』『  BEST 2 -WHITE-』に加え、最新13th ALBUM『Party queen』の全18タイトルを、話題の新メディア“PLAYBUTTON”で発売決定!


    01 Not yet
    02 until that Day
    03 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)
    04 1 LOVE (Panasonic D-snap/D-dock TV-CFソング)
    05 It was
    07 JEWEL (Panasonic デジタルカメラ Lumix FX07 TV-CFソング)
    08 momentum
    09 taskinst
    10 Born To Be... (日本テレビ系トリノ2006テーマソング)
    11 Beautiful Fighters (Panasonic D-snap Audio TV-CFソング)
    12 BLUE BIRD (ゼスプリ「ゴールドキウイ」CMソング)
    13 kiss o' kill
    14 Secret

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    Customer Review of "Secret [PLAYBUTTON] (First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)"

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

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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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    March 20, 2008

    This customer review refers to Secret (Jacket B)(Japan Version)
    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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    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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    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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    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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