ZARD 「グロリアス マインド」 2007.12.12 OUT
On October 19, 2007, B-Gram Records announced that “Glorious Mind”, a song that was first unveiled at last month’s Budokan memorial concert, “What a Beautiful Memory,” will be released as Sakai Izumi’s (the late lead-singer of ZARD) first posthumous CD single on December 12th. This was the last song which Sakai Izumi recorded before she was hospitalized due to cervical cancer in June 2006. The song will be used as the 21st opening theme song of her favorite Japanese anime, Meitantei Conan (Episodes 487-now). The single will also include rearranged version of two previously released songs, “Ai wo Shinjiteiru” and “Sagasi ni Ikou yo”. She first debuted with the single, “Good-bye My Loneliness” in October 1991.
Sakai Izumi passed away May 27, 2007 at the age 40 after a tragic fall from a hospital staircase at Keio University Hospital. Her management strongly denied rumours that she committed suicide. She was finally laid to rest at a memorial funeral held at Aoyama Cemetery on June 27, 2007.
ZARD (Izumi Sakai) was the one of the most successful female singers of the 90’s and has released a total of 42 singles and 17 albums in her 17-year career. Eleven singles and 9 albums reached the #1 spot on the Oricon Singles and Album Charts, respectively.
“We hope that Izumi Sakai, along with her hit songs, will remain in the memory of her fans“.
- グロリアス マインド (Glorious Mind)
- 愛を信じていたい (Ai wo Shinjiteitai)
- 探しに行こうよ (Sagashi ni Ikou yo)
- グロリアス マインド (Instrumental)
Glorious Mind [CM]
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