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ayumi hamasaki Premium Countdown Live 2008-2009 A

Ayumi Hamasaki

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Release Date May 13, 2009
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Catalog No.AVBD-91716
JAN/ISBN 4988064917167
Product Type DVD
TV Standard NTSC
Number of Discs 2
Label/DistributorAvex Marketing
Encoding MPEG-2
Region 2
SubtitlesNone

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Live DVD release form Ayumi Hamasaki featuring footage of her "ayumi hamasaki Premium Countdown Live 2008 - 2009 A." Includes very rare songs and offshots.

Description in Japanese

ayumi hamasaki PREMIUM COUNTDOWN LIVE 2008-2009 A / 浜崎あゆみ

2008年大晦日に国立代々木競技場第一体育館で自身最長となる3時間半に渡って開催されたカウントダウン・ライヴ「ayumi hamasaki PREMIUM COUNTDOWN LIVE 2008-2009 A」を、待望のDVD化! 過去10年間、ライヴでは歌われることのなかった曲や、ファンの間で絶大な人気を誇るALBUM曲など、レア曲満載の正真正銘"プレミアム"ライヴを2枚組で完全収録!! また、ライヴ当日の舞台裏などを収めた貴重なオフショット映像も収録。豪華スリーヴ仕様。

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    Tracklisting

    DISC 1

    1
    GREEN
    GREEN
    2
    WILL
    Will
    3
    VOGUE
    vogue
    4
    HONEY
    HONEY
    5
    ANGEL'S SONG
    ANGEL'S SONG
    6
    END OF THE WORLD
    End of the World
    7
    HEARTPLACE
    Heartplace
    8
    REAL ME
    Real me
    9
    AND THEN
    And Then
    10
    NATURALLY
    Naturally
    11
    IN THE CORNER
    In The Corner
    12
    POWDER SNOW
    POWDER SNOW
    13
    HOPE OR PAIN
    HOPE or PAIN
    14
    OVER
    Over
    15
    SCAR
    SCAR

    DISC 2

    1
    SIGNAL
    SIGNAL
    2
    HANA
    Hana
    3
    TOO LATE
    too late
    4
    UNITE!
    UNITE!
    5
    SURREAL-EVOLUTION-SURREAL
    SURREAL~evolution~SURREAL
    5
    WHO...
    Who...
    5
    TRAUMA
    Trauma
    5
    INDEPENDENT
    independent
    6
    EVERYWHERE NOWHERE
    everywhere nowhere
    7
    MIRRORCLE WORLD
    Mirrorcle World
    8
    DAYS
    Days
    9
    FOR MY DEAR...
    For My Dear...
    10
    PLUS
    +
    11
    FLOWER GARDEN
    flower garden
    12
    BOYS & GIRLS
    Boys & Girls
    13
    MY ALL
    MY ALL

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      Customer Reviews

      One of the best Ayu shows in a while 5

      This has become one of my favourite concert releases for several good reasons; fitting costumes and stage choreography, Ayu's wonderful vocals and an exciting song list. Ayu's shows are known for being flashy and this one wasn't a disappointment on that department either. I loved the concert opening with the lion dance, costumes and choreography on GREEN which continued seamlessly into a less known but equally good song Will. The oriental atmosphere just blows me away and I loved the fact the concert started on the stage placed right in the middle of the crowd. Gave me the feeling of being there myself. For a Countdown Live concert I found this one had an impressive variety of performances and songs. I was especially happy to see older hits like SIGNAL and Hana alongside with more recent songs, and to see Ayu pull them off with the grace of a professional. Goes to show that she can still perform both old and new songs alike, and that her voice has really grown over the past decade. This concert shows us the many faces of Ayu from silly and easy-going to oriental exotic to teary ballads and even further into the rockstar-like dramatics on Mirrorcle World. I think that's the strongest point of Premium Countdown Live 2008-2009, it has so much variety and is never boring. There are no filler performances and Ayu's vocals are better than ever. My personal highlight on this show was In The Corner, a song you rarely see in these releases - which is a true shame. While a good song on its own, its true potential lies in live performances and topped with the delicious costumes on this concert, it was better than ever. If you are looking for a good concert release to buy, this is my immediate recommendation. The track list ought to please both old and new fans alike, and there isn't much that could have been done better in this concert (except for Ayu's vocals being barely audible at the first half of GREEN, but part of that is also thanks to the fans screaming so loudly). All in all this concert is one of the most enjoyable releases I own and I find myself watching it over and over again every once in a while.

      Premium Countdown Live 5

      Once again an excellent concert from Ayu! Lots of great songs, some which we have heard in a concert just a couple of times, if ever. Well worth the price!

      A Spectacular Way to Conclude 10 Years of Excellence. 5

      From start to finish, this DVD was an absolute gem. With quite possibly the highest production value of any Countdown Live, Ayu has really outdone herself in this performance. Everything from the stage to the costumes to overall emotion of this concert was stellar. I especially enjoyed the way this show started with a nice oriental theme in which she would perform her three biggest oriental-flavored tunes. The choreography during the prelude of "GREEN" was well-rehearsed and very professional overall. "WILL" was definitely one of the highlights of this concert. It was a rare treat to see her performing this song for the first time, and with great acting to boot. I was a little disappointed that she did not sing all of "vogue", the last of the three oriental trio of songs though. The two songs following this fantastic intro did not appeal to me as much, but offered a more fun and uplifting atmosphere. Of course, you can't call this an Ayu concert without having a portion of powerful guitar-driven rock music coupled with raw unadulterated emotions. I thought it was very fitting of her to sing songs like "End of the World" and "Heartplace" in her current state. After she became half deaf, her voice changed quite significantly. Seeing her belt out these two songs, it becomes quite apparent there are some songs that no longer sound as good in her current state, and other songs that become even better. Songs like "End of the World" and "Heartplace" are two of these kinds of songs. "Heartplace" happens to be one of my favorite CREA pieces and Ayu songs overall. I must say this performance absolutely rocked my world; it's been a long time since an Ayu performance sent chills down my spine. It was spot on 100% perfection in what would be the gem of the whole show for me. This was quite a long long show, littered with performances of staple Ayu songs such as "SURREAL", "evolution", and "Boys & Girls", the former two actually combining for a nice medley. Other old staple songs such as "UNITE!", "trauma", "independent", "+", and "flower garden" also resurfaced. I'm surprised there was no Humming 7/4! With these songs aside, which probably comprised nearly 1/4 of the concert, there were also many first time or rare performances of many album tracks taken from different eras of her career. I thought this detail set apart "Premium Countdown Live" from all her other Countdown Lives. It was a kind of live aimed specifically for her oldest and most loyal legion of fans. This is evident in performance of songs like "POWDER SNOW", a favorite among her old legion of fans, but never saw an actual performance until the end of 2009. Though not all full versions of the respective song, tunes like "too late", "Naturally", "SIGNAL", "HANA", "OVER", "And Then", and "For My Dear..." were all a treat to see performed live. It was quite fitting for her to sing the latter during the encore, due to the nature of the lyrics and it being the end of her 10th anniversary; most definitely a special moment. This aspect of the show, in which they picked songs from many points of her career made it a real keeper. There's one song from each era of her career in this live, which tells me the selection of the tracks was very well-thought out. A few aspects of this show were a little questionable. I felt the flow of the show in some parts were "forced" and faster than it should have been, though I guess it is only natural with such a whopping set list. I also question why she sang "Who...", quite possibly one of her most definitive fan/support/concert songs before the encore, and not at the end of the show. One would think it to be very fitting for her to conclude her 10th anniversary in this way due to the nature of the song. Instead, she concluded with "MY ALL", her definitive 10th anniversary song. I think it would have been even more special if she had concluded the main part of the show or encore with "MY ALL" and saved "Who..." as the last song of the concert. Second encore anyone? In the end the sheer amount of pros outweigh the cons. There's even some making-of footage to boot. Lastly, who can forget the kind of adversity she met with days prior. She pours her heart and soul into this live, making the injury barely noticeable save for the medical glove. Going on with the performance and rehearsals even in an injured state is proof that she puts her fans above anything else. I find this kind of situation she was put into to be a rehash of Dome Tour 2001, and yet another testament to her integrity and capacity as a performer. She never made any excuses back then, and now, in her 10th year, she still retains the same hard spirit. It's the mark of an idol that comes along once in a century.

      A Superb Concert! 5

      A superb CDL from Ayu. With over 3 hours of concert footage plus back stage shots, it's a great buy! The packaging is great too. Ayu sings her heart out with rare songs like everywhere nowhere, Will, Naturally, In the Corner, SCAR and many more! A great DVD!

      CANADA
      Great DVD!! 5

      I enjoyed the LIVE Cd so much that I just had to order this dvd!! And true enough, its amazing!! The stage setting was amazing!! Thoroughly enjoyed the songs and the performances!!!

      SINGAPORE

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