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You were... / BALLAD (Jacket C)(Japan Version)

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You were... / BALLAD (Jacket C)(Japan Version)
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As the wintry season approaches, J-pop diva Hamasaki Ayumi tones down her beats a bit on her 47th single. The double A-side single includes the mellow ballads You were... and Ballad, as well as the side track Red Line - for TA.

This edition comes with the bonus track Sunset - Love Is All - (Orchestra Version).

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Product Title: You were... / BALLAD (Jacket C)(Japan Version) You were... / BALLAD (Jacket C)(日本版) You were... / BALLAD (Jacket C)(日本版) You were... / BALLAD (ジャケットC)(日本版) You were... / BALLAD (Jacket C)(Japan Version)
Singer Name(s): Hamasaki Ayumi 濱崎步 滨崎步 浜崎あゆみ 하마사키 아유미
Release Date: 2009-12-29
Publisher Product Code: AVCD-31801
Language: Japanese
Disc Format(s): CD
Other Information: Single
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
Publisher: Avex Marketing
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1021487865

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浜崎あゆみ 47th SINGLE! 冬を彩る極上バラードを全3形態・両A面でリリース! 「You were...」と「BALLAD」の両A面シングルで、3曲目には書き下ろし新曲「RED LINE ~for TA~」を収録。更に「You were... (Music Box mix) (仮)」「Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~ (Orchestra version)」「You were... (Original mix -instrumental-)」「BALLAD (Original mix -Instrumental-)」「RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original mix -Instrumental-)」を加えた全4曲8ヴァージョン収録予定。

初回盤仕様 : きせかえジャケットカードC
*First Press Sold Out.
*Poster Sold Out.


01.You were... (Original mix)
02.BALLAD (Original mix)
03.RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original mix)
04.You were... ((Music Box mix -retake version-)
05.Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~ (Orchestra version)
06.You were... (Original mix -Instrumental-)
07.BALLAD (Original mix -Instrumental-)
08.RED LINE ~for TA~ (Original mix -Instrumental-)
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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)

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February 24, 2010

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Lovely ballads Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Ayumi's ballad side is definitely back. This single is simply amazing.

"You were..." is the promotional single and speaks of a love that may be gone but will never be forgotten. The PV for this song is very artistic and creative rather than having a plot.

"BALLAD" is my personal favorite song on this single. It has an ancient Japanese feel and the softness in Ayumi's voice really brings out an emotional atmosphere. The instrumentals and orchestra are so lovely that I could simply listen to them alone as well. This song would go well with a meiji-era Japanese movie. The PV for this song has a plot and tells a love story of how death separates the living from the deceased. It's not possible to go back to the way things were.

"RED LINE ~for TA~" is a more upbeat song with a catchy chorus. This song really brings a smile to my face.

Overall, I'm extremely impressed with this single which leads me to expect a lot from her next album. ^_^

PS The single artwork is very lovely. I may even may even but the poster.
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