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“B’z (English Album)” Retrospective

Posted on January 3, 2013

With this being the 25th anniversary year for B’z, we have decided to run a series of retrospectives throughout the year celebrating the band’s achievements and accomplishments. Essentially, we will be providing extensive write-ups on certain B’z albums, singles, tours, and related subjects on a regular basis for the entire year. All articles pertaining to this feature will also be simultaneously archived in the B’z Wiki for posterity.

Today, we’re looking back into the very near past for an in-depth look at the recent English album B’z, with as much information as you could possibly want on the recent English songs!

Should you prefer to read this article in Wiki form, you can do so right here!

B’z (English Album)

B’z is the self-titled debut English album by B’z, released worldwide via iTunes on July 25, 2012. The five-track album contains new English reversions of a selection of popular B’z singles released between 1998 and 2006. The newly-written English lyrics were a collaboration between Koshi and longtime drummer of the band, Shane Gaalaas. Along with Cory Churko, Shane was entrusted with mixing of the album due to the band’s trust in his familiarity with the B’z sound and vision.

“Love Bomb”, an English version of 2005 B’z single “Ai no Bakudan”, served as the opening track to the album as well as the theme to a summer campaign for Pepsi NEX in Japan. Months before, the closing track “Into Free -Dangan-” was made the global theme to the Capcom video game Dragon’s Dogma and was released as a digital single on April 3, 2012.

The release was supported by B’z LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free-, a seven date tour of both coasts of the United States and Canada in the fall of 2012. All songs were performed on the tour, with “Splash”, “Juice”, and “Into Free -Dangan-” having debuted in the setlist to the previous year’s tour, B’z LIVE-GYM 2011 -long time no see-.

Into Free -Dangan- Now Available Worldwide, in 51 Countries!

Posted on April 4, 2012

New English B’z Song Now Available Worldwide, in 51 Countries!

Into Free -Dangan-


Only $0.69 / ¥250 / £0.59 / 0,69 €!

Into Free -Dangan- is a completely new English version of the 1998 B’z single Samayoeru Aoi Dangan and is set to serve as the global theme to the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 video game ”Dragon’s Dogma” when it goes on sale May 22nd in the U.S., May 24th in Japan, and May 25th in Europe!

Also don’t forget that B’z has announced they’ll be touring both coasts of North America this fall in September and October! For more information, you can see the dates and venues in this article!

Into Free -Dangan- @ Club Nokia Performance

Posted on February 5, 2012

Just to give everyone a preview of B’z latest song Into Free -Dangan- which is a re-recorded, English version of Samayoeru Aoi Dangan released in 1998, I have put up the video of the LA performance from last year for everyone to enjoy. As previously reported, the song is the theme song to Capcom’s upcoming game Dragon’s Dogma.

You can check out the preliminary lyrics here:

Tour: B’z LIVE-GYM 2011 -long time no see-
Venue: Club Nokia, Los Angeles
Date: July 24th, 2011

“Into Free -Dangan-” Theme Song for Dragon’s Dogma

Posted on January 31, 2012

Just as expected, B’z has gone official with some exciting news. Their hit song “Samayoeru Aoi Dangan” is going to be re-released in a re-recorded, English version as Into Free -Dangan- which will be the theme song for Capcom’s upcoming game Dragon’s Dogma. The game is slated for a May 24th, 2012 worldwide release.

Interestingly enough, Shane Gaalaas helped out on the lyrics! He’s credited in the lyrics section.

Lyrics: Shane Gaalaas, Koshi Inaba
Music: Tak Matsumoto

Following the news, a trailer featuring the song has been uploaded to B’z official YouTube channel:
For those who can’t see it because of stupid rights regulations, you can also check out the trailer on Capcom’s official website:

Further news regarding the release date of the song are yet to be announced. Get hype and wait a bit!