「女性自身」 7月25日号

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「百恵さん『いい日旅立ち』歌う明菜に感涙エール」

A rare +ve report on Akina ^^

Roughly in English:

Yamaguchi Momoe, when being informed about Akina’s cover of her 『いい日旅立ち』, said that she would like Akina to know that she is most happy to have Akina reviving the song.

This is a rare gesture from Momoe. Despite over the years many artistes have covered Momoe’s songs, Momoe herself has always refrained from commenting. This is probably the first time Momoe responded.  As Momoe treats 『いい日旅立ち』 as her baby, Momoe’s "acknowledgement" is a recognition of Akina’s singing ability.

The reporter went on to compare Momoe and Akina, stating that both of them entered the entertainment world for the sake of their family. Momoe wanted to provide for her mother and younger sister, while Akina wanted to fulfill her mother’s dream of becoming an artiste. In addition, both started off as idol and soon became diva (with recognition from the media and peers). Also, unlike Seiko’s, Akina’s vocal is also deep and rich like Momoe’s.

Some 関係者 also revealed that Momoe likes to sing Akina’s songs at home using her home karaoke entertainment set.

Great news, isn’t it ^0^/

Hope Akina will sing at least one verse at encore during her Summer concert. And definitely, cut it into a single~! Maybe the coupling number can be "夢前案内人" or "Imitation Gold". haahaaa… hamu’s wishful dream~

dannybunny

Akina fanboy since 14. Still undecided which are his top ten favourite Akina tracks as it's mission impossible. Digs "Everlasting Love" a whole lot more than the average Akina fan.

15 thoughts on “「女性自身」 7月25日号

  1. That is indeed gratifying to know and it looks like quite a large spread. Why is there an additional note about "The Utahime is lonely"?

  2. That part is about Akina’s suicide attempt and how the media started to bad mouth about her after that incident….

  3. This sounds like a fantastic article!!

    My only concern is that this single will be recorded during Akina’s concert tour or just right after concert tour. Isn’t it? Her voice might not at 100% at that point.

  4. Apparently, Akina has done the recording already. On 13 July, there was a report on it on morning TV programme and the snip of the recording was played.

  5. 「歌姫は孤独」= i guess this means that Akina and Momoe’s status as 歌姫 is unmatched…thus 孤独=lonely…=)

  6. If what Ranbi says is true, then it is great. We did have a discussion the other day and realised that after Momoe, Seiko and Akina, there seems to be a real lack of legends in the making. For those who want to argue that Namie and Ayu are, excuse me but to me, they are more marketing products than real talents.

  7. It’s great that Momoe made it a point to respond favorably toward Akina. I’m sure it made Akina happy.

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    Whoa… Jamez! Are you trying to say that Seiko actually has (or had) talent?! :-0

    She’s just another one of those image machines, if you ask me.

    (Sorry, I couldn’t resist!)

  8. The most important part of artists is that they can sing deeply from the heart –Akina surely can do this, especially after her desperate tragic experience in life. I am happy she stood up and perform great on stage. So she deserves the recognition from Momoe. Agree?

  9. Ha! Ha! CJ. I agree that she is not a good singer but she is a very talented marketing machine and businessperson, constantly creating those headlines and managing a string of successful stores. But then, that’s not her day job, so maybe she can stick to that instead, if she insists on acting cute and singing bland songs. Ha! Ha!

  10. this is the first time i see the "latest" picture of momoe, my does she change a lot 🙂
    i agree with Jamez, Namie and Ayu are more packaging than real contents.
    as for Momoe, Akina and Seiko, i can listen to Momoe and Akina over and over again while Seiko ….no thanks

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