Bigger, Better and Uncut?

From this BBS:

歌姫ベスト くま太 2006/Oct/17 Tue 12:38

歌姫ベストについてですが・・・カキコにもありましたが残念ながら11月22日予定のモノは発売中止!

詳細(理由)は当初、予定していた収録曲などを新たに見直すから延期ではなく、一旦そのモノ自体の発売を中止。

再度、厳選等・・・見直された物を収録して来年1月に歌姫ベストとして発売予定。発売日の詳しい日程は11月末には確定する模様。

楽しみがお預けになったのはチョット残念ですが、明菜ファンが満足するモノを提供してくれる事に期待して皆さん一緒に待ちましょう。(^^;

※上記内容はユニバーサルより確認の情報になります。

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Earlier, the elusive W(本物)さん posted a comment on the same BBS revealing that the 歌姫ベストdue to be released in November has been cancelled and possibly postponed till January. Later today, the above comment (supposedly from Universal) was posted to explain the cancellation of the album.

Apparently, according to my interpretation (I think Hamu ちゃん and 乱火ちゃん can help here), it looks like they are making changes to the setlist and they have decided not to postpone but cancel it. Hamu ちゃん wonders if it is copyright issues on her blog but I wonder if it is the copyright for the new songs that they want to add which is causing a problem.

It is likely to be released in January at this point and although it is disappointing, they say that we will have something pleasing to look forward to. Is it going to have many more new songs? Is it going to be another "Empress" (as in the expectation that there will be new material and then disappointment) because it was delayed as well? Is it budgeting issues because I thought it was going to be released under her own 歌姫 label? Maybe she just realised that 2007 is going to be her real 25th anniversary instead and decided to make it then?

It’s a real shame because she can’t ride on the wave of promotion together with the movie. Anyway, I think the timing could be better because everyone is trying to release albums at the end of the year, so maybe she might earn more if she pushes it till next year when people have less to choose from and more to spend.

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.

3 thoughts on “Bigger, Better and Uncut?

  1. i doubt it is solely copyright issues cos delaying the date doesn’t make the problem go away. my guess is there will be a lil bit more done, a couple of new tracks on top of the remastering… perhaps some "reserve" songs which didn’t make it into the series ala "Stock"… and eventually, amidst our wild speculations and their (over)promising marketing smoke screen… we get a half fart standard compilation with gross Regeneration Remixes. LOL.

    be prepared dear fans.

  2. They should just release the Momoe cover as the new single and be done with it. After the Empress box-set fiasco, I’m so not holding my breath for this compilation.

  3. I’m with you Jerry. After the much anticipated 2006 Concert pamphlet, I don’t dare hope anymore. It’s sad that we are lowering our expectations so much but I guess we want to be delighted if there are indeed treasures this time. Even if it is just one other new song, it would make me happy.

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