Lately, we have often seen old hit records get reissued and try to make a hit again for stimulating nostalgia of a certain generation. “1+” (The Beatles) is the fine example. I know those are in charge of getting old good things across to the next generations. However, nobody could deny a lack of originality.
Disc 2 "evergreen+"
01. Magic Time
05. Hello, Again ～昔からある場所～
06. My Painting
09. Man & Woman
※Blue lines are my recommendations.
Produced by Kobayashi Takeshi
A Japanese female pop singer, My Little Lover released her new studio album “re:evergreen.” It is said the album was made as a reply to “evergreen,” the biggest hit of My Little Lover.
“re:evergreen” is a set of 2 CDs; “re:evergreen” and “evergreen+.” The former is perfectly the new album that My Little Lover excited a taste of “evergreen,” themselves (consisted of three persons at the time) of two decades ago. The latter is a kind of remix albums. Kobayashi Takeshi, producer and arranger of My Little Lover, added some live performances to the songs in “evergreen,” instead of programming.
It is completely clear “re:evergreen” is different from commonplace reissues. We can say that My Little Lover sincerely faced their past work and tried to express in a present way as musical artisans. My Little Lover, in other words, responds to the past with building up a new original album. That is a proof of My Little Lover's pride and sincerity.
Pushing PLAY, you will hear high-quality pop songs ring. The first one lets us listen to Wall of Sound which Otaki Eiichi and Phil Spector were overly fond of. Recently, we have hardly heard acoustic musical instruments sing on pop music. I wonder the two CDs are a kind of antithesis, then.
A lunch shop that I waited for the completion holding hands. A bus stop in a cold night that I gave a hot can of coffee and received a confession without any eye contact. Ache wakes up and tears a heart although usually asleep in a room called oblivion. It is seldom caused by classical music and traditional folk songs, and occurs almost with well-made pop songs. You must know, “re:evergreen” could do.
Time goes by and changed is everything in our sight, like men and streets. Nobody will declare the changing is progress, but. To put it the other way around, invariance influenced by nothing exists somewhere invisible. “re;evergreen” was born as a reply to “evergreen” and makes us remember something unchangeable on our mind. Needless to say, that is unfailingly because of My Little Lover's pride and sincerity against pop music.