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CD Single #7: "Desire"
»Narrated by: Jun Harada
»Translated by: mroneder (http://www.deadjournal.com/users/mroneder)
»Revised by: Oasis Heart3 (http://www.globemoon.net/waftf)

      Thanks to "Desire", DAI was given their first appearance on a television program. We couldn't decline the offer, although we were pretty reluctant to do it. We were afraid we might not be able to explain Dai's sudden departure from the group...so only Van appeared on the show. Meanwhile, Ryo was over at my place watching TV, and Dai was at home writing songs. Although Ryo wasn't around, Seiji Kameda accompanied Van on the show, and played the bass. During that period, DAI was in a state of disarray...

      The B-side, "CARNAVAL", was originally written by Saiko Kawamura. However, the version on the CD single was written by Kayoko Shinchi. One version of the song is half an octave higher than the other one...but I forgot which one.

      By the way, "Saiko Kawamura" is a group of lyric writers...it is not the name of a person. Two members of "Saiko Kawamura" are Kayoko Shinchi, and myself (Jun Harada).

      Saiko Kawamura had been involved with DAI ever since the first album. Ryo had also been involved with lyric writing, his first work being the song "Welcome!". During those days, everyone would pretty much write lyrics for each song. And the best one would become the "official" lyrics. But no matter who wrote the song, DAI always stuck to their own unique style.

      The "Desire" single sold quite well, and after its release, we debuted our second album. We were already recording the third album by that time! Our slogan at that time was, "We'll fight to our third album, no matter what happens!"

      If I remember correctly, Ryo wasn't in the "Desire" PV. Honestly, we were so busy during that period we'd forgotten what really happened (i.e.: why Ryo wasn't in the PV). Sales of our second album reached 400,000 copies.

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