New messages from Tak and Koshi have been posted on the Official B’z Website. Of course we have them translated here for you. Thanks go to Mameshibaken who helped me out a bit.
Matsumoto Takahiro’s message:
The second part of the rerecorded series!!
The new song“Glory Days” in addition to “BLOWIN’”.
Also, please enjoy the live video in Zepp Tokyo!!!
And please listen to the other new song “Itsuka Mata Koko De” as well!!!
Inaba Koshi’s message:
The good old songs, of course,
the new recording of BLOWIN’ and the new song “Glory Days”, etc.
present a great variety .
It is a little different from ULTRA Pleasure and also covers the traces of our past 20 years.
Please enjoy it!!
ARIGATO ☆ Inaba Koshi
First of all, I forgot to mention that the japanese TV channel NHK is going to air a 20th anniversary B’z special on October 6th. It is going to be 48 minutes long and won’t include any commercials. It’s probably going to be something similar to the 15th anniversary special that aired on TV, which included a thorough interview with B’z and a secret live performance.
Furthermore, B’z Official LIVE-GYM page has been updated to feature the first impressions on the Pleasure 2008 tour! Be sure to check them out here: http://bz-livegym.com/report/index.html
Also, as B’z The Best “ULTRA Treasure” is about to be released, people have a chance to receive special goods when they buy a copy of B’z The Best “ULTRA Treasure” in stores listed on the 20th anniversary special website. These goods include a “Treasure Can”, a set of pair rock glasses, an “ULTRA BOX”, a clear file, a key holder or a set of stickers. More information here: http://www.bz20th.com/shop/
And, what’s more, is the fact, that B’z PARTY members seem to get a copy of a new official B’z PARTY bootleg called B’z Official Bootleg Hidden Treasure～Typhoon No.20～. A bunch of people discussed this in a community’s thread on mixi. It looks like a few people got the bootleg delivered a little early, since it was originally scheduled to ship to B’z PARTY members around September 20th. And, guys, it’s going to be a DVD. If I get my hands on more information, I’ll let you know!
Apparently, Glory Days is also broadcasted by radio stations, and someone was so kind to upload it to YouTube. Thanks also go to Mameshibaken, who linked me to it.
First concert of the Pleasure 2008 -GLORY DAYS- tour is over. Set list below.
!!! SPOILER ALERT !!!
If you plan on going to any of the concerts, you should be aware that this might spoil the fun you’re gonna have at the concert. If you don’t care, please read on.
Today, the B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008 -GLORY DAYS- tour has begun. As of this moment, the first hour of the concert has already passed in the Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium (according to wallpaper). 4 of my friends are there… Ooh, I’m so jealous!
Anyway, you can get those 2 wallpapers right here: http://bz-livegym.com/special/
Asahi Shimbun Publications is planning to release a 400 page photobook to celebrate B’z 20th anniversary. This 400 page book contains photos from a variety of occasions, demonstrating the past 20 years of B’z. You will see a lot of familiar as well as unfamiliar photos. It includes 326 pictures taken by photographer Sachiko Kume. The book will be in B5 format and will go on sale on September 19th at a suggested retail price of 4900 Yen(~$44/~30€).
If you would like to pre-order it already, you can do it here: http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/4022586893?ie=UTF8&camp=247&creative=1211&creativeASIN=4022586893