Counting down….to BALLAD BEST! 27/03/2007 by dannybunny TargetDate = “03/28/2007 0:00 AM”; BackColor = “white”; ForeColor = “black”; CountActive = true; CountStepper = -1; LeadingZero = true; DisplayFormat = “%%H%% Hours, %%M%% Minutes, %%S%% Seconds.”; FinishMessage = “It is finally here!”; Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 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. 7 thoughts on “Counting down….to BALLAD BEST!” Sample clips of the three re-recorded tracks now available on line: http://www.neowing.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=UMCK-9177 I have to say that, singing-wise, the new version of 帰省 does not sound too promising……. It just sounds so forced. Reply That was my impression. Like 赤い花。 Reply In Hong Kong, it’s release already. Reply all the preview tracks sounded strained. argh. Reply Dan, I think that’s her voice now…… 😦 It’s sad but it’s something that we have to just take it. I guess. Akina’s voice has been strained since several last concert. I have said many times that I hope she will get professional help but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Therefore, I will just take it as it is. I do love the sound of new version of SOLITUDE though. BTW, Happy Hamu’s blog has been disappeared for a while. No more Happy Hamu?? Reply i think Happy Hamu is Busy In Hibernation Hamu now. lol. yah, i know her voice has altered due to ageing, her excessive drinking and smoking habits, and perhaps using a different singing technique to hit the notes just continues to aggravate it. having said that, i do like her voice on her new works. just when it’s juxtaposed right next to her classics recorded some 20 years ago, i can’t help but make comparisons, and i’m afraid i’ll always end up with "her singing was so effortless back then". Reply i think kisei is quite good actually. i kinda like akai hana, and i think it sounds like a good remake (from the sample track at least). 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.