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Kimi no Shinwa / Gekkou Symphonia Lyrics

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

UPDATE (Feb 18, 2012): Kimi no Shinwa romanization added.
UPDATE (Feb 15, 2012): Gekkou Symphonia romanization added.

Japanese Text:

君の神話 ~アクエリオン第二章
AKINO with bless4

作曲:菅野よう子
作詞:Gabriela Robin

畏れ! Living your life don’t give up now
keep moving on
君を抱きしめる何度も何度も何度も

明日僕は君に出会うだろう
わずかな星あかりをたよりに
僕には君がわかるよ わかるよ
千億の時を超え
ふたリ開く伝説の扉

奈落の青飛び越えて
君と灰になるため
長き輪廻を 悲しみ連れて
旅してきたんだ

全力で未完成
君のとなりで
乾いた心ほどけ 血を流すけど
そばにいるよずっと
寄り添ってずっと
ふたり光の舟に乗る
風のはじまりの音奏でよう

目覚め! Don’t be afraid love guides you
through the darkest night

瞳にある太古の夢は
打ち捨てられた君の
誇りに恵むよ 必ず 必ず
響き合った瞬間は
身体の全てが覚えてる

この胸をこじあけて
化石の魂
鈍い痛みで 苦い言葉で
ちゃんと傷つきたい

全力で未完成
君がいるから
繰り返し芽吹く一瞬こそすべて

そばにいるよずっと
寄り添ってずっと
向かい風に汚れない
失う怖ささえ輝いてる
繰り返し芽吹く一瞬こそすべて

予感 神秘

喜びを喜び
悲しみを悲しみ
いのちを生きて
目覚めたまま夢見よ
響かせるよずっと
この世の果てにまで
ふたり光の舟に乗る
神々の眠り覚ます風になる

愛してるよずっと
ふたり光の舟に乗る
風のはじまりの音奏でよう

畏れ! Living your life don’t give upnow
keep moving on

月光シンフォニア
AKINO&AIKI from bless4

作曲:菅野よう子
作詞:Gabriela Robin

風に奪われたわけじゃない
片道分の勇気で
僕ら悲劇を受け入れる

心がここにあったはずの空洞
もっと僕が大きければ
君を 未来を 救えただろうか

大切な人守るすべを
たったひとつしか持たない
そんなあなたが
はぐれ漂う空

あなた以上の人に出会えない

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Featurette: Mujoken Spectre

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Blackmago contacted me a while ago about this song and he just reminded me how beautiful it is, so I thought I’d share. The song Mujoken Spectre comes from Kanno’s OST for the NHK radio drama adaptation of Sidney Sheldon’s “The Other Side of Midnight”. This song’s vocals is not directly credited to Gabriela Robin, but the album jacket sweepingly credits all vocals to Maaya, Masahari Sato, Hisaaki Hogari and Robin, so I think this is really her singing. I also thought I need to feature more Gabriela Robin stuff in this site :P

Enjoy :)

Here’s the Wikipedia entry for 23-Ji no Ongaku if you’re interested in reading more.

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Space Bio Charge Official Lyrics

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Here they are, the lyrics that I know have not been published, or have some alterations in Space Bio Charge. If you are aware of some more lyrics that I should publish since they were previously unpublished, please inform me.

笑った
words: 岩里祐穂, 菅野よう子
music & arrangement: 菅野よう子
vocal: スコシ*

ボクはすぐに
ゆうべ見た夢をわすれてしまうんだ
今日はどこにいこう
日差しを避け 誰と会おうか
ひび割れた窓に映るファンタシー
Here comes the day you’re lookin’ for

ほらね 笑った
笑ってたほうがずっとやさしいよ
どこで待つの
目の前にあるのになぜか怖くって
花束にして君にファンタシー 抱えてくよ

Good bye yesterday
くりかえして ポケットにずっと
君の冒険がつまってる
Good bye yesterday
その向こうに 流れてゆく雲
たとえば傷つくことがあっても
ボクはきっと平気さ

今日はすこし
あの日きた場所を思い出してるんだ
なにを歌おう
待ちぼうけ 原っぱに風が見えた
星空にして君にファンタシー 照らしたいよ

Good bye yesterday
くりかえして
振り向けばきっと 君の手のひらこぼれてく
Good bye yesterday
遠い遠い 遠すぎる空が
何色であっても かまわないから
ボクはずっと歩こう

見えてた時に見えなくて
見えなくなって そう はじめて
見えてくるもの
ねえボクにも さわれる日が来る もういちどうきっと…

Good bye yesterday
くりかえして ポケットにいつも**
君の冒険がつまってる
Good bye yesterday
もうすぐほら ポケット離れ
君の冒険がうごきだす
Good bye yesterday
その向こうに 流れてゆく雲
たとえば傷つくことがあっても
ボクはきっと平気さ

Romanization:
Waratteta

words: Yuuho Iwasato, Yoko Kanno
music & arrangement: Yoko Kanno
vocal: sukoshi*

boku wa sugu ni
yuube mita yume o wasurete shimaun da
kyou wa doko ni ikou
hizashi o sake dare to aou ka
hibiwareta mado ni utsuru fantasy
Here comes the day you’re lookin’ for

hora ne waratta
waratteta houga zutto yasashii yo
doko de matsu no
me no mae ni aru no ni naze ga kowakutte
hanataba ni shite kimi ni fantasy kakaeteku yo

Good bye yesterday
kurikaeshite poketto ni zutto
kimi no bouken ga tsumatteru
goodbye yesterday
sono mukou ni nagarete yuku kumo
tatoeba kizutsuku koto ga atte mo
boku wa kitto heiki sa

kyou wa sukoshi
ano hi kita basho o omoidashiterun da
nani o utaou
machibouke harappa ni kaze ga mieta
hoshizora ni shite kimi ni fantasy terashitai yo

Good bye yesterday
kurikaeshite
furimukeba kitto kimi no tenohira koboreteku
Good bye yesterday
tooi tooi toosugiru sora ga
naniiro de atte mo kamawanai kara
boku wa zutto arukou

mieteta toki ni mienakute
mienaku natte sou hajimete
miete kuru mono
nee boku ni mo sawareru hi ga kuru mou ichido kitto

Good bye yesterday
kurikaeshite poketto ni itsumo**
kimi no bouken ga tsumatteru
Good bye yesterday
mou sugu hora poketto hanare
kimi no bouken ga ugokidasu
Good bye yesterday
sono mukou ni nagarete yuku kumo
tatoeba kizutsuku kotoga atte mo
boku wa kitto heiki sa

You smiled
words: Yuuho Iwasato, Yoko Kanno
music & arrangement: Yoko Kanno
vocal: sukoshi*
translation by mai

I forgot at once the dream that I saw last night
Where do you go today?
Avoiding the sun, who will you meet?
Your fantasy is reflected in the broken window
Here comes the day you’re lookin’ for (more…)

Space Bio Charge CD Packaging

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

My copy arrived today, and I thought this would be interesting since I think only a few people who visit here got it.

First up, the CD box came with a little Seatbelts sticker, and a white page announcing the 7/7 concert. The outer track list is a detachable sheet from the main box. Not to worry, since another track list is available inside in the booklet.

The CD jacket opens up nicely to reveal the CDs consecutively:

The outside of the jacket.


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Space Bio Charge Track Lengths, Review

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

UPDATE: Review finished. Samples of the songs, and what looks like a rushed TV spot CM, are available in the Victor Website.

Review:
Kanno described this set of CDs as “Dramatic”, “Inner”, and “Private”. The “Dramatic” CD, or CD 1 contains mostly orchestra pieces, “Inner” or CD 2 are some of her most anthemic songs. The third CD, which she joking called “Private” contains many psychedelic pieces that’s almost a requisite in any Kanno CD. You could easily guess that she called it “Private” because the characteristic of the songs is quite like what you’d expect from someone with a personality like her. Plus the fact that Gabby sang a good number of the songs…

The first two CDs are more than 1 hour each, even with the eco sizes. The eco size edits are unnoticeable most of the time, and if I were to guess, they sped up some of the songs to make space for others, and removed a few repeating measures from some songs. The most noticeable cut I have encountered so far is from Yakusoku wa Iranai, where the second verse and chorus is cut out. Cloe’s second verse and chorus, which is mostly a repeat of the first verse and chorus with a little more orchestra in the background, has been removed. For the rest of them, I was wondering what exactly was cut out, if any. Even the Tank! that is mentioned in the track list as “TV stretch” is not a TV stretch, as it’s more than 3 minutes long, and I couldn’t figure out if they removed any part. The original Tank is 3:30 in length, and the one in this CD is 3:26, so I could only conclude that they sped it up a bit.

There are quite a number of tracks here which I thought were very good choices, and I think they are the best songs in their respective releases. For example, the only track I really loved from the Darker than Black OST is High Heel Runaway, and I wouldn’t buy the whole Darker than Black OST just for that song. The choice of Wolf’s Rain songs is also to my liking. I would have traded some songs to get Pearls (Bebop), Ai no Rinkaku (Brain Powerd) and After All (Turn-A Gundam) though, like Hamduche and Kagiri naki Tabiji.

A minor disappointment is the fact that they previously listed that Cloe will be the version sang by Gabriela Robin, but I suppose it’s either a typo or a mistake, because the song in the CD is Chinatsu Yamamoto’s. It’s not the Cloe version that was used for the NTT Pocketbell CM. I still have high hopes that it would go to CMYoko3 though.

All in all, if you have been collecting Kanno’s CDs for a long time now, I believe there is no need for you to buy this release, unless you just collect her CDs as a hobby. These CDs are more meant for those fans who are new, or for those who would like to support her and didn’t want to buy so many CDs to get her hits, or for those who are going to her concert and don’t know the bulk of her work. For me, I haven’t bought much of her CDs apart from the GITS, Macross F and her solo works, so this release covers for many songs that I regularly listen to even if I haven’t obtained them legally :P

DISC 1
01. Fly up in the air ~ Tension (eco. size)/ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (MACROSS PLUS) [2:54.16]
02. Tank!(TV stretch)/SEATBELTS (COWBOY BEBOP) [3:26.30] – I promise this isn’t the TV stretch.
03. Kouya no Heath/AKINO (Sousei no Aquarion) [5:34.27]
04. Turkey (eco. size)/Gabriela Robin (Ghost in the Shell STAND ALONE COMPLEX) [5:34.58]
05. WHAT PLANET IS THIS./SEATBELTS (COWBOY BEBOP Knocking on Heaven’s Door MAXI SINGLE Ask DNA) [2:46.10]
06. High Heel Runaway (DARKER THAN BLACK) [2:41.12]
07. Ask DNA (eco. size)/SEATBELTS (COWBOY BEBOP Movie) [4:41.65]
08. could you bite the hand?/steve conte (WOLF’S RAIN O.S.T.) [3:38.10] (more…)

Grand Funk “Hidden CMs”

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

I’ve mentioned before that I’m too lazy to check Grand Funk for the CMs that suddenly appeared without notice… apparently ffbum has checked them out way before I noticed them last February!!! There are certainly gems in here, and not just the instrumental version of After All.

Looks like one of these tracks will go to Space Bio Charge ;) I’m sure you guys will know what I’m talking about once you hear it.

Also, I just noticed that there are tracks there under “Samply Red” too, which aren’t in ffbum’s collection. Nothing particularly of my liking though. Here are some from ff’s set that I like.

These are only some of the “hidden CMs”, the rest are downloadable in the YK FanBlog.

For reference, the tracks are:

10039 – Shiseido
11026 – Toshiba
4123 – NTT Do.Co.Mo
7132 – Murata Manufacturing Co.
5052 – NTT Group
6025 – Asahi Kasei (more…)