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New album & single from Kumi Koda

Posted by redracer on February 23, 2008

Late in January, Kumi Koda released her 6th full length studio album & her 39th single …

  • Jan 23 – new single ‘Anytime

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As usual, there are two versions – CD and CD+DVD, with different covers. The track listing is …

  1. Anytime
  2. Bounce
  3. Anytime (Free TEMPO Remix)
  4. Anytime (instrumental)
  5. Bounce (instrumental)

The DVD version includes a different video clip of ‘Anytime’ to that included with the ‘Kingdom’ album, as well as making-of footage and a video called ‘Kingdom VJ KAITEKI Mix’, which is a preview mix of all the videos on the ‘Kingdom’ album.


  • Jan 30 – new album ‘Kingdom

The album comes in THREE version – all with different covers🙄

  1. CD only – includes the last 5 singles – ‘anytime’, ‘Last Angel’, ‘Ai no Uta’, ‘Freaky’ & ‘But/Aisho’, as well as 9 new songs.
  2. CD + DVD including films clips of EVERY song + ‘Run For Your Life’, and making-of footage.
  3. CD + 2x DVD – as above + a bonus 90min DVD of live footage from the ‘Koda Kumi Premium Limited Live In Hall In Yokohama Arena’ show on the 20th June, 2007.  Also included is a bonus track of the full version of the introduction to ‘Black Cherry’. This version comes in a slipcase as well, also contains stickers of all 3 album cover versions and ‘First Press’ editions include a free poster. There are two booklets, one with the CD and another for the live DVD and in both, the pictures show her in various costumes that do NOT convey a ‘slutty’ image that often a lot of people complain about. It seems that she has realised that she doesn’t have to be nearly nude to get fans – her music will do the ‘talking’. Most poses and outfits feature her new short blonde hair style, which is quite attractive.

Slipcase cover

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Jewelbox cover

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CD Booklet

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Live DVD Booklet

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The track listings are …

CD

  1. Introduction For Kingdom
  2. LAST ANGEL feat. TohoShinki
  3. Amai Wana
  4. Himitsu
  5. Ai no Uta
  6. anytime
  7. Under
  8. BUT
  9. Koi no Mahou
  10. Aishou
  11. Anata ga Shite Kureta Koto
  12. Wonderland
  13. FREAKY
  14. MORE
  15. Black Cherry (bonus track)

This album contains all the singles released since the last album ‘Black Cherry’ in December 2006 – ‘But/Aishou’, ‘FREAKY’, ‘Ai no Uta’, ‘LAST ANGEL’ & ‘anytime’, so there are 7 new songs. Kumi wrote the words to all of the songs and the music to the Introduction track.

DVD 1

  1. Introduction For Kingdom (PV)
  2. anytime (PV)
  3. FREAKY (PV)
  4. Under (PV)
  5. Koi no Mahou (PV)
  6. Himitsu (PV)
  7. Ai no Uta (PV)
  8. MORE (PV)
  9. Amai Wana (PV)
  10. Aisho (PV)
  11. Anata ga Shite Kureta Koto (PV)
  12. Wonderland (PV)
  13. Run For Your Life (PV)
  14. BUT (PV)
  15. LAST ANGEL feat. Tohoshinki (PV)
  16. Black Cherry (PV – live version)
  17. LIVE DVD TRAILER from Black Cherry Tour (Bonus Video)

The PV’s of ‘anytime’ & ‘Ai no Uta’ are different to those included on the DVD with the single releases.

The songs are actually categorised into 3 styles – ‘pop’, ‘dance’ & ‘ballad’. The ‘pop’ tracks are 5, 11, 12 & 13, the ‘dance’ tracks are 3, 4, 9, 14, 15 & 16 and the ‘ballad’ tracks are 2, 6, 7, 8 & 10. There is also an option to play tracks 5, 6, 9 & 11 in sequence as a short movie.

DVD 2

  1. Cherry Girl
  2. BUT
  3. WON’T BE LONG
  4. Someday
  5. you
  6. hands
  7. MORE
  8. Your Song
  9. Koi no Tsubomi (a cup of milk tea bossa nova version)
  10. Sweet Love …
  11. WIND 
  12. -encore-

  13. FREAKY
  14. girls
  15. Through the Sky

This concert is actually the first time I have seen her using a live band on stage🙂

Overall, quite magnificent packaging & inclusions, and it’s stuff like this that is the reason you support and buy an artist’s product, rather than just downloading it !!!! In my opinion – a better release than the last album ‘Black Cherry’. With a good variety of styles and solid songs, it certainly beats her rival for J-Pop queen Ayumi Hamasaki’s last heavy rock tinged effort😆

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One Response to “New album & single from Kumi Koda”

  1. …I like your blog very much🙂
    Thanks for sharing so many interesting news!

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