Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:44 pm


HitenMitsurugi

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I tryed to listen the radio, but I couldn't register or listen something....
Next time I will use Scandal's Store adress and phone number
Huehuehuuehuehue

Can you upload this on youtube?? :D
I'm waiting for the other song too <3
Thanks a lot! infinite thanks  Tears of Joy


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Here is "FREEDOM FIGHTERS":



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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:11 pm


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freedom fighters is definitely scandal's response to everyone asking them to go back to their "rock" and "early days" sounds. gosh these girls can ROCK.

the beginning of the guitar solo reminds me another mami' solo, but just with this lq version I can say I prefer freedom fighter. can't wait to watch a live of this song. who know who composed this anyway... betting on haruna or mami



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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:25 pm


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Here is my take on the radio rips of the 2 new songs. HELLO somehow reminds me of Ashita no Ashita, maybe Tomomi or Rina wrote the song. Those 2 usually writes the emotional songs.

FREEDOM FIGHTERS. Now this is SCANDAL moving to their roots once again, but now with their evolved skill and style. I would like to see this one live.

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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:24 pm


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HELLO - I like it, it's a pretty good mid ballad rock track,  I like the drumming and the lead guitar riffs.  My guess Rina probably wrote this number. 

Freedom Fighters- Oh Wow,  such a cool track, l love it.   Clap I love the intro and the hook. This song actually sounds like something FLiP would make, but with a Scandal twist. This song will sound awesome live,  I wish I can see. 

Overall, I'm enjoying both tracks, they both showcase Scandal skills with their instruments and are in tune with others. 

Fun fact: they actually posted a Instagram  video with them practicing Freedom Fighters, I thought it was another jam session.

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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:43 pm


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Thx a lot for posting it.

Freedom fighters is awesome.
Also Hello is very good(YT version sounds better then daily motion). Both are  way better than the songs from Yellow. If I find this album at a good price on Amazon or Google Music I may buy it.






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"HELLO" English Translation
Posted on Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:16 pm


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Here's my translation of "HELLO" from transcribed-by-ear lyrics:





Spoiler:

Midwinter ballerinas floated down to the city
Light was delivered in place of sadness
On days I couldn't see you
The moon saw through my quietly melting heart and embraced me
The constellations floating in the sky connect as I think of you

HELLO HELLO; take me to a pure white world
Where only our footprints remain
I'm searching for a love that never ends
The only thing I believe in now is you

Just like slow motion, when you told me you loved me
It settled into my heart and the coward inside disappeared
On nights I'm anxious with no reason
I sleep being embraced by your words
My heart dances as I count the days until we meet again

HELLO HELLO; take me to a pure white world
Where only our footprints remain

As I see this pure white world for the first time
My future with you is being sketched out

HELLO HELLO; tell me about an eternal place
Where our song is played
We'll be together even when spring comes
I love you so much my heart aches

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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:05 am


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I listened to "Freedom Fighters" first and big smile came to my face as soon as I heard the opening chords.  It rocks; it's fun; it's going to be a good live song.  As others suggested, I'm assuming Mami wrote this one.


I liked "Hello" as well.  It is more upbeat and poppy than what I anticipated.  I was worried it was going to sound sappy.  But this too sounds like it will play well live.

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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:35 am


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I knew you would save us... but not so fast!! 
HEuhUHEUaheuhAEUhAUHE
Thank you!  Tears of Joy Tears of Joy


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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:47 am


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tonymiller wrote:The poses are very much the new anti idol style made popular by BiSH and many others and we all know Mami is a huge idol fan so it is probably her doing Happy
I seriously wonder which new idols MAMI is following these days and ahhh if she likess BiSH that'd be awesome  Love

Their poses last time around were also very laid back so I don't think these promo pictures are much different, it's just Mami lol 

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Hello sounds like a slice-of-life anime theme and I am so weak to that kind of intro riff. Before I know it I keep grouping up things so I guess for me, this is in their Morning Sun realm. A warm atmosphere and mid-tempo. EDIT: Thank you for the lyrics! I love it, creates such a beautiful imagery. 

Freedom Fighters is awesome as expected <3 I like how always have that one hard number that reels us in, like Flashback No. 5, Rainy, Onegai Navigation, Heaven na Kibun, Standard..

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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:02 am


Gaki-san2001

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reilachii wrote:freedom fighters is definitely scandal's response to everyone asking them to go back to their "rock" and "early days" sounds. gosh these girls can ROCK.

Yes, I am one of them. Happy Freedom fighters is pure fan service in musical terms.

Haruna looks pretty attractive on these promo pictures.


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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:58 am


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Wow, Freedom Fighters is pretty hardcore. That drum-beat actually reminds me somewhat of Stereopony, and it's a really lively, "have-to-jump-to-the-beat" song. Sounds heaps of fun.

As for Hello, I really don't know what to think - it has a very "generic anime OP" sound as waning_moon mentioned. Because the music doesn't stand out, and I can't understand the lyrics just by listening to it, it's lacking the instant attraction. The one thing that does stand out in this song though is Haruna's voice: it's REALLY nice, it has a softness you don't often hear, so I do like that A LOT. Does make me wish I could understand the Japanese language though for a full appreciation of the song when just listening without the subs.

Thanks so much for sharing the vids, thoseguiltyeyes

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Here's my translation of "FREEDOM FIGHTERS" from transcribed-by-ear lyrics:


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You can't entrust your fate to rolling dice
Put on your dirty jeans and go anywhere
Being puzzled stops today
Stand up from the cold asphalt
Let's shake up the city with our march
There's something wrong with not being able to decide the future you want

We are FREEDOM FIGHTERS
Let a revolution ring out with no weapons
It's time to stand up; we're taking back the future starting now
It always feels like we can dance with a new step until dawn
We are free; it isn't this era we want to change--it's tomorrow
The dawning is just around the corner

It's too early to give up on those wishes written down in your notebook
Preparations are complete, so raise the flag in your heart and move forward
Today we'll pave a road not on a map with tank tracks
It's you who decides this street's name

We are FREEDOM FIGHTERS
Raise your hands up to the sky
A song to break that sadness flows through the city
Let's shout our love tonight
Match your bottled-up emotions to the rhythm over and over
We'll face you as we sing of our freedom; our battle continues on
Until our last sleep

We are FREEDOM FIGHTERS
Let a revolution ring out with no weapons
It's time to stand up; we're taking back our true future
It always feels like we can dance with a new step until dawn
We are free; it isn't this era we want to change--it's tomorrow
The dawning is just around the corner

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First press bonues:

■BEST ALBUM 「SCANDAL」 Original Poster A… Participating stores (CD Japan is included)

■BEST ALBUM 「SCANDAL」 Original Poster B… Sony Music Shop

■BEST ALBUM 「SCANDAL」 Original Clear File… The following CD store chains will have clear files of each of the members!

□TOWER RECORDS all stores (includes online / excludes some stores)…HARUNA ver.
□HMV all stores (includes Lawson Ticket HMV / excludes some stores)…RINA ver.
□TSUTAYA RECORDS all stores (excludes some stores)…MAMI ver. ※TSUTAYA online: Eligible only if pre-ordering it.
□Shinseido/WonderGOO all stores (excludes some stores) + Shinseido WonderGOO Rakuten Ichiba Store…TOMOMI ver.

■BEST ALBUM 「SCANDAL」 Original Pin… Amazon.co.jp


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2011.07.03 SCANDAL @ AM2 -Anaheim, CA 2012.03.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN @武道館 2012.11.03 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知 2012.11.04 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012.11.10 SCANDAL @ Happy MUSIC Live 2012 2013.03.03 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール 2014.06.01 Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2014 2014.06.02 SCANDAL Fan Meeting 2015.04.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 -Paris, FR 2015.04.26「HW」-London, UK 2015.04.30「HW」-Essen, GER 2015.05.15「HW」-Chicago, IL 2015.05.20「HW」-Mexico City, MEX 2015.05.22「HW」-Los Angeles, CA 2015.05.23「HW」-Anaheim, CA 2016.01.12 SCANDAL ARENA TOUR『PERFECT WORLD』@武道館 2016.01.13 PERFECT WORLD 2016.05.21 Welcome Fan Meeting 2016.05.22 SCANDAL @ Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2016 2016.05.23 Farewell Fan Meeting 2016.08.21 SCANDAL 10th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL @泉大津フェニックス
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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:14 pm


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I definitely loved both songs! I like more Hello because Freedom fighters can't be appreciated properly, I'm definitely waiting for the both songs in good quality.

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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:28 am


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I love Freedom Fighters! The timing and riffs remind me of MIYAVI and anything neo-prog rock. Perfect fit for a New Japan Pro Wrestling PPV or a theme song of a sentai series!

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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:33 am


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Base of HMV/Lawson cup looks like this:

The designer's website is http://www.watarukomachi.com/ 
I would assume the album cover are also designed by him.

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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:05 pm


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I like "Freedom Fighters" the most. I'm glad it will be on the 'Best album'. But I'm sure it will be way more awesome when we hear it live. I also enjoyed "Hello". Its a good song to chill and relax.

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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:12 pm


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I voted for Suki, Suki, Kill the Virgin and Koshi Tantan

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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:12 pm


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thoseguiltyeyes wrote:
First press bonues:

■BEST ALBUM 「SCANDAL」 Original Poster A… Participating stores (CD Japan is included)

■BEST ALBUM 「SCANDAL」 Original Poster B… Sony Music Shop

■BEST ALBUM 「SCANDAL」 Original Clear File… The following CD store chains will have clear files of each of the members!

□TOWER RECORDS all stores (includes online / excludes some stores)…HARUNA ver.
□HMV all stores (includes Lawson Ticket HMV / excludes some stores)…RINA ver.
□TSUTAYA RECORDS all stores (excludes some stores)…MAMI ver. ※TSUTAYA online: Eligible only if pre-ordering it.
□Shinseido/WonderGOO all stores (excludes some stores) + Shinseido WonderGOO Rakuten Ichiba Store…TOMOMI ver.

■BEST ALBUM 「SCANDAL」 Original Pin… Amazon.co.jp


Aww man I really need one of those clear files! Does anyone know, if I can preorder from the Tower Record online store from outside of Japan?


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2015.04.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」- Paris, FR
2015.04.26 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」- London, UK
2015.04.30 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」- Essen, GER

2016.09.10 SCANDAL EUROPE TOUR 2016「YELLOW」- Amsterdam, NL
2016.09.13 SCANDAL EUROPE TOUR 2016「YELLOW」- Köln, GER
2016.09.24 SCANDAL EUROPE TOUR 2016「YELLOW」- London, UK
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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:50 pm


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reilachii wrote:freedom fighters is definitely scandal's response to everyone asking them to go back to their "rock" and "early days" sounds. gosh these girls can ROCK.

I don't think "Freedom Fighters" is a response to anything the fans have to say about their current direction.  It's not like the band has forgotten how to rock, "Onegai Navigation", "Image", "Heaven na Kibun", "24 Jikan Plus no Yoake Mae" being just a few examples of that.  If you wanted something in the garage rock vein, "Happy Birthday" from Yellow fit that description.  I appreciate the new voices and sounds they are discovering to express themselves.  Their early sound was as much a product of their youthful exuberance and gung-ho attitude as of their still learning how to play their instruments.  You really can't go back to that fully and why would you?

I thought "Freedom Fighters" was great even listening to it as a radio rip.  I loved hearing the guitars chug. I didn't think I would hear that from Scandal.  Haruna's vocal intro was spine-tingling!  I loved the way she slid up and crescendoed to the end of that phrase with a big excalamation point!  "Hello" is faster than the winter ballad it was described to be.  It sounds ok, but I hold off on a serious opinion until I hear it in HQ.

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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:11 pm


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Qberto wrote:
reilachii wrote:freedom fighters is definitely scandal's response to everyone asking them to go back to their "rock" and "early days" sounds. gosh these girls can ROCK.

I don't think "Freedom Fighters" is a response to anything the fans have to say about their current direction.  It's not like the band has forgotten how to rock, "Onegai Navigation", "Image", "Heaven na Kibun", "24 Jikan Plus no Yoake Mae" being just a few examples of that.  If you wanted something in the garage rock vein, "Happy Birthday" from Yellow fit that description.  I appreciate the new voices and sounds they are discovering to express themselves.  Their early sound was as much a product of their youthful exuberance and gung-ho attitude as of their still learning how to play their instruments.  You really can't go back to that fully and why would you?
My thoughts exactly  UHUH! I've never given up on them when it comes to making good rock music. To me,  FF sounds too advanced to sound like something from their earlier days,  they are really growing as musicians.  Happy Birthday and Life is a journey are good examples of indie days Scandal sound, honestly. 

- I was hoping the t shirt would have a bit more color to it,  or the same style as the jacket covers.  But still a cool looking design, they are really pushing for the black, Rock- esque style t shirt  design for these albums ,huh? (Yellow and Hello World T-shirt's)



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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:31 pm


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Qberto wrote:
reilachii wrote:freedom fighters is definitely scandal's response to everyone asking them to go back to their "rock" and "early days" sounds. gosh these girls can ROCK.

I don't think "Freedom Fighters" is a response to anything the fans have to say about their current direction.  It's not like the band has forgotten how to rock, "Onegai Navigation", "Image", "Heaven na Kibun", "24 Jikan Plus no Yoake Mae" being just a few examples of that.  If you wanted something in the garage rock vein, "Happy Birthday" from Yellow fit that description.  I appreciate the new voices and sounds they are discovering to express themselves.  Their early sound was as much a product of their youthful exuberance and gung-ho attitude as of their still learning how to play their instruments.  You really can't go back to that fully and why would you?

by wishing scandal to go back to their early days, people also mean that they should stick with being a rock band with rock songs (without obliviously forgetting their upgraded ability as musicians - how could they forget them?)
 I'm not personaly in this group of old fans (even if the girls' rock songs are usually my favourite), but I can see where they're coming from and I can totally see them enjoying freedom fighters's kind of instrumental more than hello and I can also see them hoping scandal will continue releasing songs like this more and more.

old scandal and old sounds is something that pop-ups once and then and it's perfectly okay with a band 10 years old. a band composes music also to please the fans; to me freedom fighters was for the old fan/the one who prefer their rock side. that's all


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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:04 pm


Qberto

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Don't get me wrong, before Yellow was released, I was hoping there would be some harder edged songs on there because I enjoy it when the ladies let it fly.  In the end, I want good songs and I was very happy with the variety they gave us and that this was truly something from the band and no other voices. I like it when bands I listen to continue to grow and evolve, although not all their experiments work.  Even bands like U2, R.E.M., and Echo & the Bunnymen(all bands that are Godhead to me) have thrown out a few clunkers, so I wouldn't expect everyone to like all the material, just respect the journey Scandal is taking and that we are along for the ride willingly.

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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:17 pm


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Yes I'm glad of their diversity - Take Me Out blew me away when it first released, just like a lot of people really like Freedom Fighters now. And then they have their less impressive rock-wise, but still musically solid, songs like Hello as well. 3 quite different songs, but each with their fans.

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Re: BEST ALBUM『SCANDAL』
Posted on Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:52 am


Qberto

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Star~world96® wrote:
Fun fact: they actually posted a Instagram  video with them practicing Freedom Fighters, I thought it was another jam session.
I recognized this too after hearing "Freedom Fighters" for the first time. We know what they were rehearsing for.

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