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Beautiful World / Kiss & Cry

Hikaru Utada

(1296yen Tax incl. in Japan)
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Release Date August 29, 2007
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Product Details

Catalog No.TOCT-40120
JAN/ISBN 4988006211636
Product Type CD
Number of Discs 1
Label/DistributorUNIVERSAL MUSIC


New single release from Hikaru Utada includes the title track "Beautiful World" appearing in the new Evangelion theatrical feature, track "Kiss & Cry" from the Nissin Cup Noodle commercials made in collaboration with anime series "Freedom," and "Fly Me TO The Moon (In Other Words) -2007-" released in conjunction with the tie-up for "Beautiful World." Also includes complete karaoke versions of each song for a total of six tracks.

Description in Japanese

Beautiful World / Kiss & Cry / 宇多田ヒカル

宇多田ヒカルの新曲「Beautiful World」が『ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:序』のテーマソングに決定!! 癒されるよりも癒したい。見守るだけではなく守りたい。そんな思いに駆られるに違いない、優しくも力強いニュー・スタンダードが完成。「Kiss & Cry」(日清カップヌードル TVCM FREEDOMシリーズ新テーマソング)とともにシングルCDとしてリリース!! 更には、1999年に発売されたシングル「Wait & See ~リスク~」に収録された「Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)」を新たにMIXした「Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) -2007 MIX-」を収録!! それぞれのオリジナル・カラオケも収録した全6曲。

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    Beautiful World (「ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:序」テーマソング)
    KISS & CRY
    Kiss & Cry (日清カップヌードルTVCM FREEDOMシリーズ新テーマソング)
    Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) -2007 MIX-
    Beautiful World [Original Karaoke]
    Kiss & Cry [Original Karaoke]
    Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) -2007 MIX- [Original Karaoke]

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        Customer Reviews

        not essiential 3

        In the same style started with "Ultra Blue"(with a lot of electronic instruments and various EFX) These two songs are too classic in my opinion and doesn't reveal the talent of Utada.

        A Beautiful Single! 5

        A companion single to Utada's "Heart Station," each part of the album of the same name, "Beautiful World / Kiss & Cry" features two amazing tracks, each laden with different kinds of sadness and featuring contrasting melodies. If you only sample the full "Heart Station" album through one single, let it be this one!

        Great Single 4

        Beautiful World/Kiss & Cry are two excellent tracks that take a few listens to get into. Beautiful World has a magical instrumentation with beautiful, sad lyrics. Utada hits her high notes perfectly in the song as well. Kiss & Cry goes back to her R&B roots with a mixture of her experimental style. The introduction of the brass hook you in and Utada's voice makes you stay. A catchy song. Fly Me to The Moon (In Other Words) ~2007 Mix~ wasn't that much of an improvement from the cover that was on her Wait and See ~Risk~ Single. The only difference I noticed was the part where she sings Poets. The Single also comes with Karaokes for all the songs. A CD+DVD version would have been useless since the PV's were more AMV's then anything. But I highly recommend this Single.

        This is one of my favorites... 5

        This single is a lot of fun to listen to. "Beautiful World" is just a gorgeous song--I get chills every time I listen to it. "Kiss & Cry" is a much more upbeat, cheerful number, and Hikaru does a wonderful job with this as well. I haven't heard much positive input for her redo of "Fly Me To The Moon"--apparently it sounds exactly like her previous cover of the song. But I really enjoy it--she pulls it off quite nicely, with a jazzy pop sort of feel to it. This single also includes the instrumental for all three songs, so enjoy! Hikki just keeps getting better--the only complaint I have with this single is that none of the PVs actually showed her. They were just these random clips from the movie that this single was a tie-in for. Oh well, I guess we, as the fans, will just have to make our own!

        Pop with substance. Highly recommended. 5

        Having never heard of Hikki before this time, I purchased this single because it is part of the soundtrack for the new Evangelion movie. I am most impressed by the quality of her work, which unlike a great deal of pop music these days has quality lyrics and musically interesting arrangements. Her biography on Wikipedia indicates an artist of outstanding talent who has accomplished a great deal at an early age. I will be looking forward to hearing her next album (and catching up on the others which I have missed).


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