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4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings
14 Ratings
Gemmaaa ,

Old & New - No Platinum Era?

It's great that they did an updated version, but rather than doing the newer songs that were released last year/this year, they should've done more songs from the Platinum Era. I just noticed that there are no updated songs from when JunJun and LinLin joined the group. Songs like なんちゃって恋愛 (nanchatte renai), 青春コレクション (seishun collection) 、 shouganai yumeoibito or any song within that era would've been a good thing to try with the girls. There's really nothing to "update" on with songs like Renai Hunter and on if there's only 2 or 3 people to replace, otherwise they still sound the same. It just sounds like everyone still has their own parts until it gets down to an OG's line. I'm a big MM fan, but I'm just not feeling this updated version. Hopefully there will be a Part 2 of an updated album.

rice4u ,

KOKO NI IRUZE!

instead of aruiteru, they should have replaced it with koko ni iruzee. i would have LOVED it way better.

About morning musume

A J-pop take on the Menudo style of running a pop group, Morning Musume are more the product of their mastermind, producer and manager Tsunku, than of the group's individual members. The group was started in 1997 when the audition show Asayan (sort of) backfired on Tsunku -- who had hoped to find a bona fide female pop icon, but she (Heike Michiyo) was greeted with a lukewarm reception -- and he decided to take the five runners-up (Natsumi Abe, Kaori Iida|, Asuka Fukuda, Aya Ishiguro, and Yuko Nakazawa) and challenge them to become a successful act. He "challenged" them by only agreeing to work with them if they were able to sell 50,000 copies of their demo -- on their own, with television help, of course -- in five days. The group succeeded, and released its first single, "Morning Coffee," in 1998. Their first album, First Time, was released later that year. In 1999, the group experienced for the first time what was to become one of the hallmarks of Morning Musume -- frequent roster changes. Asuka Fukuda left the group, and was replaced with Maki Goto. Over the years, Tsunku has used Morning Musume to create subgroups -- which in some cases have acted as support acts for group tours -- as well as "graduating" members of Morning Musume and/or "retiring" them. This rotating cast of members has kept the band in the public eye and sales at high numbers. The group (in its various permutations) had released more than 35 singles and around ten albums by 2008. The group has also kept a hectic touring schedule throughout its long life, including package tours, television appearances, and festival outings. ~ Chris True

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