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CD Single #4: "Yesterday & Today"
»Narrated by: Jun Harada
»Translated by: maiji (her site)
»Revised by: Oasis Heart3 (http://www.globemoon.net/waftf)

      This have been said before, but..."Yesterday & Today" is the theme song for "Love 2000" (a Japanese drama series). It went through TV production on December 30th....but the drama itself started broadcasting in January. This increased our popularity, but we still did live street performances. Bystanders who heard the song (on TV) thought we were imitating the original singers!!

      Eventually, we had around 500 people in our audience each night. Young people from different departments in our company would come to Shibuya, too (once work was over for the day, of course). Even people from the Human Resource and Administration departments would come to hand out flyers. But because of warnings from our boss, we would often stop everything after performing one song. So basically, the equipment that we moved here [onto the streets of Shibuya] couldn't be used. And all of this pressure pushed our fatigue to the extreme.

      The recording process was also like adding oil to the fire. But at the same time, the studio was the only comfortable place where Mr. Seiji Kameda and I can freely play our music.

      The lyrical theme of "Yesterday & Today" was "Believe", and Van was responsible for creating the lyrics. In the drama's celebration/dinner party, Van had to leave early (she had to record at the studio). So Dai Nagao had to sing!

      The PV was shot in a bungalow, and the floor was to be covered with 2,000 bright light bulbs. But the heat melted the circuitry (and I almost fainted!). "Yesterday & Today" helped promote "Break of Dawn" (our first album), and it reached 400,000 copies.

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