Please choose a CD single below. New singles are always displayed on the first page.
There are two ways you can sample the songs:
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 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 singles will be split into several pages (hence why I alternated/color-coded the links).
regular text (no link) = CD not available yet
GARASU (Glass) no Taiyou
(CD Single #2)
+Produced by: g
et over the records (part of Victor Entertainment)
February 21, 2007
GYZL-10002 [CD + DVD], GYCL-35002 [CD Only]
This is I-lulu's second single. (^^) The DVD only has one track: the music video/PV for "GARASU (Glass) no Taiyou". The video uses images from the movie it was promoting ("Kuchisake-onna"). In fact, you can watch the PV here, if you want! =)
My friend Kiwi Musume said the title of the CD (which means "Glass Eye[s]")
reminded her of Mad-Eye Moody from Harry Potter. (xD) I can assure you this CD isn't about him, but the circumstances around it are just as strange and creepy.
For starters, notice the catalogue numbers on the CD. One is GYZ
002, and the other is GYC
002. Why they're so different, I have no clue. I also don't know if the CD Only and CD+DVD versions have different cover art. The cover above is the only one I keep seeing (even at stores like CDJapan)
, and it's the same one I have (I own the CD+DVD version)
. But usually each version of a CD has a different cover. The CD is also strange because it has NO instrumental/karaoke tracks, which is practically unheard of nowadays, especially in Japan.
Aside from these issues, the song are pretty good and have an acoustic, mellow sound. (^^) And the single is historic because for one, it marks I-lulu's first real attempt to go mainstream. The title track was the theme song for a horror movie called "Kuchisake-onna".
Kuchisake-onna itself is historic: it's an old Japanese folklore, which you can read about it on this ENGLISH Wikipedia page (there's also an alternative version you can read, which is also in English)
As for the movie, you can watch a trailer of it here
. The last few scenes are kinda creepy...her mouth is just...WOW. O_O
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Taiyou no Kasa
(CD Single #1)
+Produced by: g
ver the r
ecords (part of Victor Entertainment)
December 14, 2005
Futari de ~Acoustic Ver.~
This is I-lulu's first single, and it features the original version of "Futari de". (^^) An acoustic version of the song can be found on their "ROPS" album; it has a slower melody and slightly different lyrics. You can sample the song and read the lyrics below. (Alternatively, you can hear the sample in the Flash player above):
This single was also the first victim of I-lulu/get over the record's "inconsistent catalogue number" disorder. The group has released three CDs, each with a different catalogue number: GORBC, GYCL, and GYZL, respectively.
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