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TOSHI - IM A SINGER Vol. 2

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Offline Kasumi

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on: October 16, 2019, 10:38:46 AM
So apparently our Lord and Saviour dear Toshi is releasing his new album in December (4th of December) as a perfect christmas gift for all X- and Toshi-Freaks out there.  ;)

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Toshl brings the second cover album! Includes self covers of "Masquerade" and "CRYSTAL MEMORIES" made in collaboration with Yuzuru Hanyu for his performances at the ice show, "Fantasy on Ice" plus "A Cruel Angel's Thesis (Yoko Takahashi)," "Manatsu no Yoru no Yume (Yumi Matsutoya)," "Yuki no Hana (Mika Nakashima)," "Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)," "Konayuki (Remioromen)," "Oh My Little Girl (Yutaka Ozaki)," "Kanpai (Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi)," "Story (AI)," "Nagoriyuki (Iruka)," and "Memory (from the musical "CATS")" (12 tracks in total).

source: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/TYCT-60155?s_ssid=e33a895da6e40d4411

Are you excited yet?  ;D
« Last Edit: October 17, 2019, 09:49:24 AM by Kasumi »

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Reply #1 on: October 17, 2019, 07:09:36 AM
Yoshiki take notes  ;D

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Reply #2 on: October 17, 2019, 09:22:00 AM
The playlist sounds really interesting. I think I know not much of the songs on it.

I'm really looking forward to listen to this record.


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Reply #3 on: October 17, 2019, 09:46:45 AM
The playlist sounds really interesting. I think I know not much of the songs on it.

Did you know that "A cruel Angel's Thesis" is the opening theme song for Neon Genesis Evangelion?  ;D

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Reply #4 on: October 17, 2019, 10:25:33 AM
The playlist sounds really interesting. I think I know not much of the songs on it.

Did you know that "A cruel Angel's Thesis" is the opening theme song for Neon Genesis Evangelion?  ;D

damn!

No I didn't. But I really like Neon Genesis  8)


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Reply #5 on: October 17, 2019, 02:44:18 PM
Btw what do you all think about the cover/s?





Looks like it's basically the same style like on the IM A SINGER cover, but in white color this time. Nothing spectacular. And personally... I don't like it at all. ^____^°

Regarding the track list: I looked up all these songs today, cause I was curious and I did not knew all of them. Toshi is actually really taking on only the biggest hits. Most if not all are the original singers greatest/most famous songs. So all are well-known by the japanese public and the album could have the potential to become really popular among the japanese fans. But then again... what do I know?  :)

- Masquerade is a self-cover, he performed it on the show Fantasy on Ice:
https://youtu.be/tCnyNvxKz3A
- CRYSTAL MEMORIES is also a song from Toshi himself:
https://youtu.be/La7-eQZ_3p0
- A cruel Angel's Thesis is the opening to the famous anime Neon Genesis Evangelion:
https://youtu.be/Nafii87gdzs
- Manatsu no Yo no Yume by Yumi Matsutoya was the theme song for the TV-Drama "Dare nimo Ienai" and according to wikipedia sold over 1,400,000 copies and became the 89th best-selling single in Japan
- Yuki no Hana is a song by Mika Nakashima that was very popular in Japan and got covered by several other artists already:
https://youtu.be/aRQxLcPrLes
- Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen... well we all know that one, don't we? ^^° And we already heard Toshi sing this:
https://youtu.be/hmv6Eo9nGuk
- Konayuki by Remioromen was used in the japanese TV-Drama "1 Litre of Tears":
https://youtu.be/VtZgUoEeeXY
- Oh my little girl was released after the death of singer Yutaka Ozaki and became his greatest hit:
https://youtu.be/XrOvHNIi2rg
- Kanpai by Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi is a song that became very famous throughout Japan in 1980, he originally wrote it for a friends wedding:
https://youtu.be/uISgAvJ78Ms
- Story by AI is probably her most famous song:
https://youtu.be/B2fPYlGKdXM
- Nagoriyuki is a hit single by Iruka, a japanese folk singer:
https://youtu.be/FwXluXjBaqw
- Memory from the musical Cats was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber... I wonder what Toshis take on this might sound like...
https://youtu.be/4-L6rEm0rnY

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Reply #6 on: October 17, 2019, 10:10:32 PM
I said this on discord but lemme repeat this: I Am a Singer Vol 2. Same cover, but in white instead of black. MUCH CREATIVE.

Okay, love you Toshi. Anyway, I really love his cover of the Evangelion OP, it’s really good and most people seem to like it. I don’t know most of the songs but from what I’ve heard, this album seems to be more upbeat than Vol 1.

But Bohemian Rhapsody was a mistake IMO, I think he sounds good in the slow parts but the fast parts aren’t very good. I think he should’ve done We Are The Champions, his cover of that one is actually very good, would’ve been a much better choice.

The first single, the Evangelion OP,  comes out on October 23th, same day Yoshiki McBurger comea out  ;)



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Reply #7 on: October 17, 2019, 10:36:19 PM
The first single, the Evangelion OP,  comes out on October 23th, same day Yoshiki McBurger comea out  ;)
That's the difference between Yoshiki and Toshi. ^^ Toshi releases music.

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Reply #8 on: October 17, 2019, 10:58:04 PM
What if... Sugizo and Heath starting to make music now and Toshi promotes it? I mean, they are both electronic musicians.

...and Pata sits there asking "shall I play gutiar, tho?"  8)


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Reply #9 on: October 18, 2019, 04:26:17 PM
Toshi's old cover of Nagori Yuki is my favourite version of that song  :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WzH1umRdxY
Masquerade and Crystal Memories are the first songs of Toshi's that I heard, I look forward to hearing the studio versions.
I can't wait to hear his version of Memory, too  8)



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Reply #10 on: October 18, 2019, 06:38:21 PM
Toshi's old cover of Nagori Yuki is my favourite version of that song  :)

Oh I haven't heard his version. Only the original when I looked it up yesterday. Sounds really good with Toshi singing it.  :)

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Reply #11 on: October 18, 2019, 08:59:00 PM
Toshi is the #1 rock cult musician  ;D ;D can’t wait to make more useless purchases, just like I like it. I say this 100% unironically, you guys know me



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Reply #12 on: December 10, 2019, 07:54:20 AM
Looks like the release was moved earlier to November 22? How are you guys liking the album? :)

Yoshiki should take note indeed!



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Reply #13 on: December 10, 2019, 06:56:00 PM
Hey Sanorin,

have you listened to it? Haven't yet. How is it?


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Reply #14 on: December 27, 2019, 08:28:47 PM
Hey Sanorin,

have you listened to it? Haven't yet. How is it?

Hy nb! I like it a lot! The full version of Bohemian Rhapsody is awesome, one of my favorites :)



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Reply #15 on: December 30, 2019, 07:02:20 PM


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