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CD Single #14: "Shinjitsu no Uta"
»Narrated by: Jun Harada
»Translated by: mroneder (http://www.deadjournal.com/users/mroneder)
»Revised by: Oasis Heart3 & Kiwi Musume (http://www.globemoon.net/waftf)

      "Shinjitsu no Uta" is the strongest track in the history of DAI. It's a very mature work.

      The creation date on the multi-tape reads "May 2000", which dated back to the time when we had just returned from Taiwan. It's a 20th century recording which had to be released in the 21st century. As such, we felt that something was missing from the original recording, so we decided to keep the song in the archives as it were. Soon though, the person to bridge the gap between the 20th and 21st century finally appeared : Wu Ru Jun.

      We happened to see him [Wu Ru Jun] in the entertainment news one fine morning. I checked on him and realized that he is a friend of my friend's friend. After recording the sound of his Jinghu (a Chinese fiddle), the song is truly completed.

      Since there were no jinghu's in concerts, we replaced it with Ryo's intense Wu Ru Jun-style guitar play. The song, which is deep and thought-provoking, was written by Van. And for the second time, one of our songs was used as an Inuyasha theme song. It's rare to have two separate songs -- by the same artist -- chosen for use in the same anime. So I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the producer of Inuyasha for deciding to use our songs.

      In that same year, our 4th album ("True Song") was released. We continued with the Shiritori game (BreakofdawNewworlDeepforesTruesong). Gradually, more fans had begun to realize that we have been naming our albums this way.

      The "Shinjitsu no Uta" PV was shot in Okinawa. Because the PV was so well done, we decided to release a DVD along with the single. We originally wanted to film it at Mont St Michel in France. It's said that the monastery was the setting for "The Castle Of Cagliostro". [1] However, due to time and budget constraint (although it was not the main reason), we had to give up our plans of shooting a PV at those locations. But I would definitely go there to film if the opportunity arises.

Song Note
[1] This is a famous movie, based on the popular anime series "Lupin III" Lupin is a famous con artist, whose loosely based off a classic French novel. And ironically, the Lupin in the French novel is a detective!!

      The movie was directed by Hayao Miyazaki (the creator of "Princess Mononoke", "Spirited Away", "Nausicaa", and countless other classics). You can learn more about the movie on its Wikipedia page.

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