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I found these 2 videos on YouTube. Arakure aired on the japanese music channel M-ON! and FIREBALL aired on a channel I don’t know as part of the “MEGAHITS REQUEST”. There are only 10 days left until the DVD’s release, so here’s a little incentive to ease the pain.
Arakure (and the motocross show):
For those who are still wondering if they should buy B’z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~ or not, I put up a translated version of the sneak peek of the aforementioned release. It aired on the show MUSIC STATION as part of the Music Station Topics on November 14th. Thanks go to my colleague Kaitoukidsama over at Kienai-Niji(http://kienai-niji.lulzicon.com/) who got the video for me! Check it out!
I happened to find the first commercial somewhere on the net and uploaded it to YouTube. If you want to check it out, click this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAWXeOPYdck
Finally, details concerning the new DVD release “B’z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No. 20~” have been released. It’s going to be a 3 DVD-set, containing 224 minutes of unreleased LIVE-GYM footage. It’s not a complete LIVE-GYM in itself, but a compilation of various LIVE-GYM performances, including a few extras such as the opening of the Sprit Loose tour. This DVD-set is going on sale on December 10th at a hefty price of 8190 Yen(tax incl.).
The 3 DVDs contain the following performances:
- FIREBALL (B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’97 “FIREBALL”)
- Pleasure 2000 ~Jinsei no Kairaku~ (B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 “juice”)
- Koi-Gokoro(KOI-GOKORO) (B’z LIVE-GYM 2001 “ELEVEN”)
- BLOWIN’ (B’z LIVE-GYM ’94 “THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-”)
- BE THERE (B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’97 “FIREBALL”)
- Nagai Ai (B’z LIVE-GYM ’99 “Brotherhood -Extra-”)
- Don’t Leave Me (B’z LIVE-GYM ’94 “THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-”)
- Negai (B’z LIVE-GYM ’96 “Spirit LOOSE”)
- OH! GIRL (B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’92 “TIME”)
- DEEP KISS (B’z LIVE-GYM ’98 “SURVIVE”)
- Real Thing Shakes (B’z LIVE-GYM ’96 “Spirit LOOSE”)
- Konya Tsuki Mieru Oka Ni (B’z LIVE-GYM 2001 “ELEVEN”)
- TIME (B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’92 “TIME”)
- Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai (B’z LIVE-GYM ’93 “RUN”)
- Calling (B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’97 “FIREBALL”)
- RING (B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 “juice”)
- MOTEL (B’z LIVE-GYM ’94 “THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-”)
- GIMME YOUR LOVE ~Fukutsu no LOVE DRIVER~ (B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’97 “FIREBALL”)
- Swimmer Yo 2001!! (B’z LIVE-GYM 2001 “ELEVEN”)
- Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~ (B’z LIVE-GYM ’96 “Spirit LOOSE”)
- ZERO (B’z LIVE-GYM ’93 “RUN”)
- Liar! Liar! (B’z LIVE-GYM ’98 “SURVIVE”)
- juice (B’z LIVE-GYM 2005 “CIRCLE OF ROCK”)
- Samayoeru Aoi Dangan (B’z LIVE-GYM ’98 “SURVIVE”)
- Arakure (B’z LIVE-GYM 2003 “BIG MACHINE”)
- ultra soul (B’z LIVE-GYM 2005 “CIRCLE OF ROCK”)
- Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite (B’z LIVE-GYM ’99 “Brotherhood -Extra-”)
- Hadashi no Megami (B’z LIVE-GYM ’93 “RUN”)
- BANZAI (B’z LIVE-GYM 2005 “CIRCLE OF ROCK”)
- RUN (B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’97 “FIREBALL”)
- SPIRIT Loose Opening Movie (B’z LIVE-GYM ’96 “Spirit LOOSE”)
- #1090 Thousand Dreams (B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’92 “TIME”)
- Hana (B’z LIVE-GYM 2003 “BIG MACHINE”)
- Fuusen (B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure ’97 “FIREBALL”)
- Tooku Made (B’z LIVE-GYM ’99 “Brotherhood -Extra-”)
- Dattara Agechae Yo (B’z SHOWCASE “GO! GO! HEAVEN”)
- SKIN (B’z LIVE-GYM ’99 -Brotherhood- SHOWCASE “B’zepp”)
- Logic (B’z SHOWCASE “Kobushi wo Nigire”)
- STAY GREEN ~Mijuku na Tabi wa Tomaranai~ (B’z SHOWCASE “SAPPORO DEVIL”)
- juice “1 CAM” (B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 “juice”)
- juice “2 CAM” (B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 “juice”)
- juice “3 CAM” (B’z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 “juice”)
A PV for “Itsuka Mata Koko De” has been made available on the B’z 20th Anniversary Special Website. It’s not really a PV, though. It’s more of a compilation of live scenes taken from various concerts (Typhoon No. 15, BUZZ, LIVE RIPPER, to name a few), but it also includes a short scene of the Pleasure 2008 tour, which is just the fireworks at the end of the concert. Guess we’ll all have to wait for that live DVD to come out.
Also, at the end of the video, there are Tak’s and Koshi’s messages attached, expressing their personal feelings for their birthday — and for their fans. The translation will be up on offthelock tomorrow(September 22nd). For now, you’ll gonna have to make do with the PV itself:
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!
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
Perhaps you all remember the “B’z Ultra Chronicle” book released by Sony Magazines. Well, the Official B’z Website today announced the release of 2 new books getting released by Sony Magazines.
The first one is called “B’z Ultra Chronicle 1988~2003” and contains various interviews with Koshi and Tak. Also, they included their 15th anniversary interview, and, of course, live-reports and everything is included as well. All these reports, interviews, live reports and “B’z history pages” add up 560 pages total. It’s going to be in A5 format. So quite handy for us all. The book is gonna cost you 2,300 Yen($20/14€) and it will be released on August 20th. However, the pre-order phase is already underway. So if you really want one, you should pre-order your copy. You may do that HERE.
As for the second one, it is called “B’z Miracle Chronicle 1988~2008” and it will be released in September. There is not a lot of information available on this one right now, but the website says that further details will be available in the August 12th issue of “What’s In?”.
If anybody wants to check out the link for themselves, you can do it here: