Albums (Page 5)


Please choose an album below. I've numbered all the official albums like this: (#1). The remaining albums are compilations/remixes of previously released songs. New albums are always displayed on the first page.

There are two ways you can sample the songs:

1) HTML: This is the original way I had it set up, where you'll have to manually download and listen to each file. Also, if you hover over the links, you'll see the kanji title of each song.

2) Flash Player: This flash player will let you listen to each sample in REAL TIME. (^^) Occasionally you can choose between different playlists (especially if the CD is a remake/tribute to another artist's work).

Here's a quick summary of how the flash player works (image opens in a new window)

Click on the 'Lyrics' icon to access the lyrics. ALL lyrics will open in ONE popup (i.e.: all of the lyrics share the same popup). This way, you won't have a TON of popups open. Besides, you can't read two lyrics at the same time, right? (^^) But if you want to open the lyrics in more than one window, feel free to right-click the links and choose "Open in New Window".

Lastly, to make the pages load faster, the albums have been split into several pages (hence why I alternated/color-coded the links).


22 ALBUMS
regular text (no link) = song not available yet

  1. (#1) Break of Dawn
  2. (#2) New World
  3. (#3) Deep Forest
  4. Do The Best
  5. (#4) True Song
  6. J-Pop Meets HARMONY: Do As Infinity MELODY
  7. avex Orgel Collection: Do As Infinity
  8. Do The Live
  9. (#5) Gates of Heaven
  10. LIVE IN JAPAN
  11. Do The B-Side
  1. (#6) Need Your Love
  2. Do The A-Side
  3. Do The Best: "Great Supporters Selection"
  4. MINUS V
  5. Do As Infinity -Final-
  6. Do The Box
  7. (#7) Eternal Flame
  8. "ETERNAL FLAME"~10th Anniversary~in Nippon Budokan
  9. (#8) EIGHT
  10. (#9) TIME MACHINE
  11. (#10) Do As Infinity X ("EKKUSU")



MINUS V
(Karaoke/Instrumental Album)

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+Produced by: avex trax
+Catalogue #: AVCD-17906
+Release Date: March 15, 2006


+More Info:
This is a collection of karaoke/instrumental tracks, many of which were never released before (I think they should've ONLY put UNRELEASED karaoke on this album, but that's just me). The "V" in "MINUS V" could stand for "Van", "Vocals", or "Voice". No one really knows which one is "officially" correct, but either one works. ^^

Because these are karaoke tracks, I won't post any samples...but I did add the lyrics. =)

Another thing worth noting is that five (5) Do As Infinity-related CDs were released on this date (March 15, 2006):

  1. Do The Best: "Great Supporters Selection"
  2. Do As Infinity -Final- (Their 2005 farewell performance. THREE versions were released!!)
  3. Do The Box (collection of all 6 official albums)
  4. "MINUS V"
  5. "Zoids Genesis" OST ("Yotaka no Yume" was an opening theme for the show)

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Do As Infinity -Final-
(Live Album #3)

CD cover DVD cover
+Produced by:   avex trax

+Catalogue #:
AVCD-17906 (CD only - 3 CDs),
AVBD-91396 [Limited Edition - DVD + T-shirt],
AVBD-91398 [Regular Edition - DVD only]
,
AVBD-91508 [Limited Reprint - DVD only]

+Release Date: March 15, 2006 (December 5, 2007 [Limited Reprint])


+More Info:
This was recorded at their 2005 farewell concert (on November 29), which was held at Budokan. "Do As Infinity -Final-" is available in two formats: video only (DVD), and audio only (CD). Basically, the CD is more like an "audio rip of the DVD".

In 2007, the DVD was re-released in a limited, cheaper reprint. I'm not sure why the Limited Reprint is cheaper; my guess is that the video quality is lower, or they only reproduced a few DVDs.

Since the concert was reeaally long (and CDs hold less data than DVDs do), the CD version has 3 discs. The DVD version has 2 discs, and no bonus tracks were included on the DVD.

Because this is a live album, I didn't post any MP3 samples (but I posted lyrics anyway. ^^) I'd also like to point out the following:

  1. The first track on the album is called "SE", which stands for "Sound Effects". That means "SE" does NOT have lyrics. This is the intro to "new world (Album Mix)". If you've heard the Album Mix, then you know what I'm referring to: it's that 40-second intro that sounds like someone flipping through radio stations. The DVD apparently doesn't have a separate "SE" track; it's merged together with "new world".
  2. Despite using the intro for "new world (Album Mix)", the performance was more like the original version of the song. In other words, only Van sang this song...but she and Ryo sing on the official "Album Mix". >_>
  3. The bonus tracks were recorded at other concerts:

    • FREE LIVE 100: November 22, 1999 (at Shibuya Koukaidou)
    • Live Tour 2001: May 27, 2001 (at Shibuya-AX)
    • a-nation '02: September 1, 2002 (at Odaiba)
    • LIVE TOUR 2005: May 31, 2005 (at Budokan; "NEED YOUR LOVE" tour)
Another thing worth noting is that five (5) Do As Infinity-related CDs were released on this date (March 15, 2006):
  1. Do The Best: "Great Supporters Selection"
  2. Do As Infinity -Final-
  3. Do The Box (collection of all 6 official albums)
  4. "MINUS V" (karaoke/instrumental album)
  5. "Zoids Genesis" OST ("Yotaka no Yume" was an opening theme for the show)

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Do The Box
(Boxset of All 6 Official Albums)

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+Produced by: avex trax
+Catalogue #: AVCD-17911/-17916 (6 CDs)
+Release Date: March 15, 2006


+More Info:
This boxset is a collection of their first 6 official albums. More information on this boxset has been provided by its Wikipedia page:

"'Do The Box' is Do As Infinity's album box set after its disbanding. 10,000 copies were made, and each box has its own number printed on itself.

The box included the six studio albums the band had previously released, as well as a bonus DVD named 'Do The Works'. 'Do The Works' contained 2 sections: the first one was a documentary of Do As Infinity's activities over the 6 years which they were active, and the second section compiled the commercials for all of their CDs, starting from their debut single, 'Tangerine Dream', up to 'Do The A-side'."

Another thing worth noting is that five (5) Do As Infinity-related CDs were released on this date (March 15, 2006):

  1. Do The Best: "Great Supporters Selection"
  2. Do As Infinity -Final- (Their 2005 farewell performance. THREE versions were released!!)
  3. Do The Box
  4. "MINUS V" (karaoke/instrumental album)
  5. "Zoids Genesis" OST ("Yotaka no Yume" was an opening theme for the show)

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Eternal Flame
(Official Album #7)

CD cover
+Produced by:   avex trax

+Catalogue #:
AVCD-23922 [CD + DVD], AVCD-23923 [CD Only],
(An instrumental-only version is also available, ONLY on iTunes)

+Release Date: September 30, 2009


+More Info:
This is Do As Infinity's highly anticipated "comeback" album (which was released on their 10th anniversary!) and follows their usual game of Shiritori. (^^) Since their last album, ("Need Your Love") ended with an "E", the new album starts (and oddly enough, also ends!) with an "E".

"Eternal Flame" has a lot of goodies (ie: free, bonus merchandise) associated with it. The DVD comes with 3 music videos/PVs: "Eternal Flame" (the title track), "Saigo no GAME" (which was done in 3D), and "Umareyuku Mono-tachi e". The "CD Only" version comes with a bonus track, "Tangerine Dream ~10th Anniversary~".

Pre-orders of the album (regardless of whether you got the CD+DVD, or CD Only version) also came with goodies: T-shirts (from the "mu-mo" store) and posters (from the "CDJapan/NeoWing" store).

As for the actual songs on the album...I'm happy to say that overall, the album doesn't disappoint. (^^) For starters, I thought it was unique how the album plays off its own name, as several song titles (ie: "MERAMERA", "Eternal Flame", "Feelin' the Light", Hi") deal with fire and light.

The songs also have a wide variety of arrangements -- some songs are slow; some are fast; some have a hard rock sound. You might think that, because the styles jump back and forth so much, that the tracks won't really "mesh" together well, but somehow it does work. Although to be honest, I don't love every track on the album. Here's what I thought about each track:

  • Eternal Flame - I didn't really like this song at first; its lyrics are full of "Engrish", and the random instrumental breaks sounded weird and disjointed. But after a while, it does grow on you...so I'm starting to like it more now. It's still not one of my favorites, but it's not a bad song.
  • Saigo no GAME - I love this song; it's very catchy and easy (and fun!) to sing. ^^
  • Perfect World - This song is quite strange; the music isn't that great, and Van's voice goes flat in some places. (Plus the lyrics have so much katakana, it's crazy.) The strange, dull melody (and somewhat strange lyrics) kinda reminds me of "one flesh", their song from the "Need Your Love" album.
  • Namonaki Kakumei - Like "Saigo no GAME", it's simple and catchy. And it's also very pretty. In short, it's the perfect song. ^^
  • NAITAA (Nighter) - I like this song; the melody is simple (and the lyrics are bittersweet), and I especially love the notes Van sings in the chorus. The melody might take some getting used to, but it does grow on you overtime.
  • Feelin' The Light - It has an odd intro (which grows on you overtime), but I really, REALLY like this song. Plus the lyrics aren't full of Engrish (unlike the title track, "Eternal Flame"). =D
  • MERAMERA - I liked this song when I first heard it performed live (via an MP3 I found online), and I also liked it the official, studio version (which was first released on the "Infinity Ichi" single). And I still like it now. It's catchy, and really grows on you overtime. =P
  • Piece Of Your Heart - This is kind of a cool song. It's not the greatest song (and a bit too simplistic), but it does grow on you overtime.
  • Kitakaze - This is a nice song, but it really reminds me of "Fukai Mori". o_O
  • his hometown - Like "NAITAA (Nighter)", this is a simple song with a touching message, and I really like the notes Van sings in the chorus. The melody might take some getting used to, but it does grow on you overtime.
  • Honoo - Let me first say that the song's title (焔) is officially "Honoo" (avex confirmed it!), even though the word 焔 is read/sung as "hi" (pronounced "hee") in the lyrics. Anyway...I love this song; it's such a catchy, mesmorizing (and rhyming!) rock song. Although part of the chorus reminds me of "Kagaku no Yoru". And the ending reminds me of "Dearest", by Ayumi Hamasaki. (o_O) Just listen to the following comparison clips, and see if you agree:

    »"Honoo" vs. "Kagaku no Yoru"
    »"Honoo" vs. "Dearest" (by Ayumi Hamasaki, sped up by 87%)
  • Umareyuku Mono-tachi e - It seems odd to have this song play right after a high energy song like "Hi", but oh well. (^^;) I love this song. As I said in my review of "Infinity Ichi", this song "is absolutely gorgeous. It's a slow, power ballad with a lot of piano and guitar. The melody is extremely memorable, and Van's singing is at its best." This is also the perfect segue into the last, bonus track on the album.
  • Tangerine Dream ~10th Anniversary~ - This is a beautiful, slow mixture of guitar and violin, with Van and Ryo singing together in the chorus (just like the did in the original song). It's an absolutely perfect ending to the album. ^^
Overall, the album was very nice and I enjoyed it. (^^) And knowing me, I'm sure I'll grow to like all the tracks (especially since I have to work on the lyrics). I highly recommend this album to everyone.

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