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CD Single #13: "under the sun / under the moon"
»Narrated by: Jun Harada
»Translated by: mroneder (http://www.deadjournal.com/users/mroneder)
»Revised by: Oasis Heart3 (http://www.globemoon.net/waftf)

      Frankly speaking, it became difficult to release singles once "Do The Best" was released. [1]

      "Do The Best" should have merely been the first step towards releasing our 4th album (True Song), but due to comments by some outsiders (i.e.: critics and reviewers), expectations had sky-rocketed. After some thorough consideration, we had decided to stick to our original plan of releasing a fast track and a slow ballad simultaneously.

      "under the sun" was written by Ryo AND Saiko Kawamura, while "under the moon" was written by Van. We had released this single as if it were by two different bands.

      From this period onward, the number of lyrics written by Ryo had significantly increased. Almost all the tracks in the "True Song" album were written by Ryo (and Van). Both PVs were filmed at Ibaraki, and at the same time.

      Also, starting this summer, the "a-nation: avex summer" concert will be held every year. This concert is different from other normal summer concerts in the sense that one artist will come on immediately after another artist's performance...and with no breaks in between. Hence, it gives the audience the feeling of watching an edited concert on TV. The crews on stage gave their all in the sapping summer heat; they treated as if it were a steam bath! At that time though, nobody could foresee that this concert would become an annual event...

      During DAI's 3rd anniversary concert in September, Dai Nagao made his appearance as a surprise guest. The whole venue almost went crazy with joy. And a lot of the audience were people who had never seen Dai Nagao in person before.

      Thinking back, we found it difficult to fathom why we decided to perform the 3rd anniversary concert FOR FREE at Shibuya Kokaido. Perhaps it was due to an unknown force pushing us forward. This was perhaps a period where we possessed the courage to try anything without worrying about the consequences.

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[1] just a comment: remember how some people were AGAINST releasing a "best collection" album, since they only had 3 albums? (this was mentioned on the "Hi no Ataru Sakamichi" page.) Well, maybe their taunting came back to haunt Jun and Do As Infinity...

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