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Universal Library
The Magnificent Gift from Mr. and Mrs. Matsutoya
Date:27, Sep, 2017
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Hello, everyone. Today, I'd like to pick up "Universal Library," the 38th studio album of Yuming, Matsutoya Yumi who is a Japanese long-lived pop diva. She has been well-known for her hit songs as "Hello, my friend" and "Anniversary."


Universal Library
Release: Nov. 2, 2016

Universal Music

01. 宇宙図書館
02. 残火
03. Sillage~シアージュ
04. AVALON
05. あなたに会う旅
06. 星になったふたり
07. 月までひとっ飛び
08. Smile for me
09. 私の心の中の地図
10. 君(と僕)のBIRTHDAY
11. 気づかず過ぎた初恋(Extra Winter Version)
12. GREY


Blue lines are my recommendations.

All Written by Yuming (Matsutoya Yumi)

First, I must explain who Yuming is. She made her major debut in 1972 when she was 18 years old. From the time on, holding her heads high, she's been in the Japanese pop music field.

The "Universal Library" was out in 2016 November. It naturally includes Yuming's career of 44 years. At the edge of the 44 years, in other words, Yuming decided to release the "Universal Library."

The title "Universal Library" has nothing to do with Akashic Records, by the way.

Why did she name "Universal Library?" I believe Yuming was sure that she could express something universal with her talent and career.

"Good music makes us think of something like scenery" said Matsutoya Masataka, Yuming's husband and the producer of "Universal Library." It means that the studio album with a surreal title is full of gimmicks which let you call something universal to your mind somehow.

If you call something universal to your mind with the songs in "Universal Library," it is also the gift from the old talented couple. Well, what kind of books will you take in the "Universal Library?"


Matsutoya Yumi Official Site (Japanese)





 

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