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"We Are SMAP" album release on July 21st!

Guess the subject is self-explanatory. XD

They have announced the first batch of artists that will be involved in the album and they are...

Kubota Toshinobu
Daniel Powter
Rip Slyme
Bakusho Mondai's Ota Hikari (OMG he will be the lyricist for one song with music provided by Hisaishi Joe.)
Hisaishi Joe
Love Psychedelico (This is the first time they are composing music for other artists.)
Makihara Noriyuki (Composer for "Sekai ni Hitotsu dake no Hana")

Apparently there might be other artists that will be contributing too according to the news.

I wonder if BEP will be involved this time too.

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20100602-00000561-bark-musi

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ohmygaa
Jun. 2nd, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
LOVE PSYCHEDELICO! Aw I can't wait!
thechampion116
Jun. 2nd, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
should be good.

this in my opinion is what separates SMAP from the rest of Johnny's. There musical styles can change from one song to the next very easily. A lot of their older music was very jazz and rock fused pop music which made for some good songs.

hopefully, this helps their sales and they get some new genres to experiment with and improve their sound.
super_nezumi
Jun. 3rd, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Yes, I totally agree with you on this. I think for a lot of Idol Groups it is a style that the group should fit into but SMAP are so wacky and all-over-the-place that they can try a little of everything and some of it usually sticks pretty well. SMAP end up letting the styles fit them, and I love that. I think it is one of their ingredients to lasting success. And hey, none of them seem to feel ashamed to be doing a style that may not be popular nor do they worry about age holding them back or making them look lame. As their contemporary, I really relate to that :-D
miyukixrinn
Jun. 2nd, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
OMG. i cant wait for the release.

btw on a side note, does anyone know when is smap performing @ the shangai expo?
smapxorenji
Jun. 2nd, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
June 13th. =)
miyukixrinn
Jun. 2nd, 2010 02:39 am (UTC)
ah i c. will it be shown on japan tv or sth? i want to watch!!!
iyakamae
Jun. 2nd, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
Yay! Now, I just have to find a cheaper way to get it. Those import fees are killer.
smapxorenji
Jun. 2nd, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
you can consider getting it from Playasia as they offer free standard international shipping. =)

They've yet to update the new album into their web though so you might have to stalk the site. XD
jugatsu15
Jun. 2nd, 2010 03:42 am (UTC)
I dunno the other artist but pretty excited w/ "We Are Smap" album!!!
thanks for sharing...another reason why I wish to live in Japan :(
mel_lynna
Jun. 2nd, 2010 05:04 am (UTC)
ommoo.excited for this but yet also need to check my bank acc...
lane_myer
Jun. 2nd, 2010 05:25 am (UTC)
Looking forward to the collaboration song with Makki the most! But Kubota and Rip Slyme too :D

Bakusho Mondai's Ota Hikari (OMG he will be the lyricist for one song with music provided by Hisaishi Joe.)

A comedian writing the lyrics? Can't wait for this one either :)
monstakarotte
Jun. 2nd, 2010 01:50 pm (UTC)
oh, sounds really good ♥
I can't wait to place my order at yesasia >.
eddictedd
Jun. 2nd, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC)
JOE HISAISHI? LOVE THAT GUY! I wonder what kinda song that'll be...
and LOVE PSYCHEDELICO~~~~~~~~~~~~~
lovryu
Jun. 2nd, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
RIP SLYME!♥

and JOE HISASHI?! OMG CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR THAT SONG!
(Anonymous)
Jun. 3rd, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)
can't wait
2 years since their last album
hwangtinglee
Jun. 3rd, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC)
cool
can't wait til the album comes out
they have a lot of varity so it is always good
zombiezahn
Jun. 6th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
YEY!!! I already made a pre-order at amazon japan ^^ I'm sooo looking forward to SMAP's new album.
And WTF - Daniell Powter??? But if they even got BEP to compose something for them (I still love Here is your hit - and I've practically heard that song more often than the rest of their last album put together - and that's quite a lot XD)
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