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ZARD 「ZARD Request Best ~beautiful memory~」 2008.1.23 OUT

The late vocalist/songwriter Sakai Izumi of ZARD, who sadly passed away last year on May 27th, will be releasing a special compilation album entitled “ZARD Request Best ~beautiful memory~” on the 30th of January 2008. The double-disc album contain 30 of ZARD’s most-loved and memorable songs that fans have selected via a fan request poll on the official website. As a result of the poll, the most requested song was “Ano Hohoemi wo Wasurenaide” from the 1992 album “HOLD ME“, which peaked at #2 on the Oricon chart. The album also include ZARD’s latest single “Glorious Mind“, which was released last month. The limited first press edition include a bonus DVD with selected footage from “What a beautiful memory” live in 2007, complete discography linear notes and a ZARD 17th Anniversary Calendar.

[JBCJ-9027~28] ZARD - ZARD Request Best ~beautiful memory~ (CD Album)
[ 2CD | JBCJ-9027~28 | ¥3,200 | info | info2 | Official Website ][Pre-Order]

Album: ZARD – ZARD Request Best ~beautiful memory~

Tracklist

[CD1]

  1. グロリアス マインド (Glorious Mind)
  2. Ready, Go!
  3. 突然 (Totsuzen)
  4. 君に逢いたくなったら… (Kimi ni Aitakunattara…)
  5. ハイヒール脱ぎ捨てて (High-heel Nugisutete)
  6. こんなに愛しても (Konna ni Aishite mo)
  7. 二人の夏 (Futari no Natsu)
  8. 明日もし君が壊れても (Ashita Moshi Kimi ga Kowaretemo)
  9. 君とのふれあい (Kimi to no Fureai)
  10. 時間の翼 (Toki no Tsubasa)
  11. かけがえのないもの (Kakegae no Nai Mono)
  12. 揺れる想い (’07 Live Ver.) (Yureru Omoi (’07 Live Ver.)
  13. 永遠 (’07 Live Ver.) (Eien (’07 Live Ver.)
  14. マイ フレンド (’07 Live Ver.) (MY FRIEND (’07 Live Ver.))
  15. Don’t you see! (’07 Live Ver.)

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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“.

[JBCJ-4003] Sakai Izumi (ZARD) - Glorious Mind (Single)
[ CDS | JBCJ-4003 | ¥1,260 | info | Official Website ][Order]

Tracklist

[CD]

  1. グロリアス マインド (Glorious Mind)
  2. 愛を信じていたい (Ai wo Shinjiteitai)
  3. 探しに行こうよ (Sagashi ni Ikou yo)
  4. グロリアス マインド (Instrumental)

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