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Finally
Amuro Namie's Finally...
Date:27, Nov, 2017
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Finally
Release: November 8, 2017

Dimension Point
Disc1
01_ ミスターU.S.A.
02_ 愛してマスカット
03_ PARADISE TRAIN
04_ TRY ME 〜私を信じて〜
05_ 太陽のSEASON
06_ Body Feels EXIT
07_ Chase the Chance
08_ Don't wanna cry
09_ You're my sunshine
10_ SWEET 19 BLUES
11_ a walk in the park
12_ CAN YOU CELEBRATE?
13_ How to be a Girl
14_ I HAVE NEVER SEEN
15_ RESPECT the POWER OF LOVE
16_ NEVER END

Disc2
17_ Say the word
18_ I WILL
19_ SO CRAZY
20_ GIRL TALK
21_ WANT ME, WANT ME
22_ CAN'T SLEEP, CAN'T EAT, I'M SICK
23_ Baby Don't Cry
24_ FUNKY TOWN
25_ NEW LOOK
26_ ROCK STEADY
27_ WHAT A FEELING
28_ Dr.
29_ Break It
30_ Get Myself Back
31_ Fight Together
32_ Tempest
33_ Sit! Stay! Wait! Down!
34_ Love Story

Disc3
35_ arigatou
36_ Damage
37_ Big Boys Cry
38_ Contrail
39_ TSUKI
40_ Red Carpet
41_ Mint
42_ Hero
43_ Dear Diary
44_ Fighter
45_ Christmas Wish
46_ Just You and I
47_ Hope
48_ In Two
49_ How do you feel now?
50_ Showtime
51_ Do It For Love
52_ Finally


Blue lines are my recommendations.

01.〜39. = New Recording

Hello, everybody. One of the biggest news in 2017 is retirement of Amuro Namie, a Japanese popular diva. She's going to retire in 2018 September. In advance of the retirement, she released her last best album "Finally."

"Finally" sold over a million in the first week. It means that many Japanese people were as sad as getting to buy the last best album although most of them had hardly heard her songs. Her last studio album "_genic" (2015) couldn't sell even 400,000 copies.

Let me talk about the contents. There are 52 songs in the 3 disks. The 39 songs were newly recorded, in fact. It's said she had constantly rerecorded since 2017 May. Paying a lot of effort, money and time, why did she have to do so?

Amuro Namie must deeply have known there were some who desired to listen to the old hit song without new recording. Why did she decide to rerecord? The key to solve the question is, I believe, hiding in the music table. Take a look at the right table. That's it.

Taking a look makes you know it contains 52 songs. On the other hand, when you play the CD, it becomes difficult to cue. I can hardly deny that the design is unkind. Why did she choose this way?

I believe Amuro Namie longed to let us know her last best album consists of the 52 songs. By the 52 songs, it can be as a work. So she rerecorded. This contains her brand-new way. "Finally" shows the last place she finally reached to.


In other words, this "Finally" is her declaration which says she's going to run to the goal, 2018 September, without any compromise.

With the 52 songs, Amuro Namie must want us to feel the presence, neither nostalgia nor memories. "Finally" is the last place she got to finally. Now, why not feel her brand-new way?



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