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Ai's 19th Single: [Bye Bye] released 25/2

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Posted: Dec 17, 2008 11:10 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 10 Oct 2005 Posts: 1975 Location: Melbourne, Australia
Ai will be releasing a re-cut single on the 25th February. It will be an album track on LOVE LETTER, Bye Bye.
It seems the reason for this release is that Bye Bye has scored a major tie in, which is Asahi's new line of low calorie, fruit flavoured light beer.

It will come in a CD+DVD version only, and will be 1365 yen. (tax inc)
The tracklisting is as follows:
1. バイバイ
2. バイバイ (Instrumental)
1. バイバイ (PV)

A shortened version of the PV has been aired on TV for promotion.
Ai has also performed the song at Music Station two times. At the most reccent performane on 20/2, she wore the same outfit as she is wearing on the cover of the single, except without the hat.

Week 1
Daily: -- *4 *7 *9 10 13 16
Weekly: #8
Sales: 17,485

Week 2
Daily: 47 49 -- -- -- -- --
Weekly: 54
Sales: 2,127
Total: 19,612

Week 3
Weekly: 95
Sales: 924
Total: 20,536

The single will be simultaneously released with her LOVE IS BORN ~5th Anniversary~ DVD.

Last edited by HilaryDuffFanboy on Mar 17, 2009 7:18 am; edited 5 times in total
Posted: Dec 18, 2008 2:10 am Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 01 Feb 2007 Posts: 230 Location: In my chair
Im a bit surprised when I first saw this single being listed at cdjapan, initially thinking maybe that was a mistake. Obviously, this is the track that was recorded in LOVE LETTER, but what major tie-in did it grab that warrant a re-cut release of this single? Surprised

To be honest, Im not too excited in this, on top of the costly pricing of the 5th anniv DVD, but I think I cant resist getting this either. No
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Posted: Dec 18, 2008 3:18 am Reply with quote
上塩タン焼680円 上塩タン焼680円
Joined: 24 Aug 2008 Posts: 304 Location: Australia, Melbourne
at 1st would like thanks to lvul8er for telling us this info at the other thread. This is a good news indeed, but bad news is... do Avex really think we all born with golden spoon and can buy all these... Love Is Born 5th anniversary did not meet what I want as the price so expensive as usual... it comes with digipack... isn't it nothing special....footage, again!? Avex should put more effort before earn our money so easly. (I watch other singers concert before... they are more worth the price in term of the stage and lightning provided and etc).

Rokit at the other tread wrote:
They see how well her previous DVD sold and are probably trying out the new price. It's all business within the music industry, they really don't care about fan's expense but rather if they can make more profit off them. The only way I see of them fixing their ways if there is a drastic decline in DVD sales.

Totally agree.

Now Bye-bye become next single... are they trying to give us double surprise at the same time?...
They fail... same as mon but rather than not too excited I would say "wth".. please give something new...
My LOVE LETTER shipped, hope it give what I expect when it arrive since it been leak out even before the album out and the extra seems nothing...

*all I mentioned above is just my opinion, there's no offense to anyone especially ai-chan Wink
we can just simply miss the single/album but this will make me felt piss off if I end up doing so just because of money matter.
Posted: Dec 18, 2008 3:27 am Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 14 Apr 2005 Posts: 2039 Location: Europe
Well this could be good or bad. If they repackage the single well and create a good promotional campaign it will be interesting and some fans might purchase this single. If they're planning to be cheap then they are just aiming to rip off some Ai fans.
Posted: Dec 18, 2008 5:48 am Reply with quote
Joined: 10 Oct 2005 Posts: 1975 Location: Melbourne, Australia
They are always trying to rip fans off, hence the whole limited edition and CD+DVD edition only, but then again it is a re-cut single.
I'll be getting it though.
Posted: Dec 18, 2008 2:04 pm Reply with quote
ユメクイ ユメクイ
Joined: 05 Nov 2007 Posts: 1206 Location: Lancaster, New York
I probably won't be buying this single, I love Ai-chin and all but I don't have the money to spend on a re-cut at the moment

I do hope she gets decent sales though, she really needs it
Posted: Dec 18, 2008 3:01 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 27 Oct 2008 Posts: 12319
Thanks for the news Smile I agree, Ushee, I hope this picks up her sales after Kurage Nagareboshi and Pocket... No
Posted: Dec 18, 2008 6:22 pm Reply with quote
上塩タン焼680円 上塩タン焼680円
Joined: 23 Oct 2007 Posts: 345 Location: The Netherlands
I probably won't buy it either but making it a limited edition I'm really tempting to buy it Giggle If there's something I like then it's certainly limited editions Giggle
Posted: Dec 19, 2008 4:03 am Reply with quote
ユメクイ ユメクイ
Joined: 31 May 2008 Posts: 1172 Location: Fukuoka, JAPAN
I'm surprised . Byo bye is a very good song but i think i won't buying it. But i don't know.

@ Negaiido : I'm really tempting too 'cause i'ts a limited edition.
Posted: Dec 20, 2008 1:27 am Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 13 Aug 2008 Posts: 187 Location: NyAPPY! LOVE~WorLd
Bye Bye new single XDDD No way already Tongue

its a good song i wonder what the cover going to look like Smile
Posted: Dec 20, 2008 6:09 am Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 29 Apr 2008 Posts: 10983
Well, I think "Bye Bye" is a good Song, but not one of her best songs on "LOVE LETTER" . I think songs like "Do * Positive" or "Cream & Spicy" would sale better. And I don't really like re-cut singles. I want a new song by her. I hope avex give us at least 1 or 2 B-Sides Sneeze ...
Posted: Dec 20, 2008 5:26 pm Reply with quote
桃ノ花ビラ 桃ノ花ビラ
Joined: 20 Dec 2008 Posts: 18 Location: Lyon, France
I'm not too excited for it.
But I'm still going to purchase it.
It's a good song, but I prefer 360 as a re-cut single.
That's just my opinion.
Posted: Dec 20, 2008 6:02 pm Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 07 Aug 2005 Posts: 635 Location: California
Hmmm... Interesting... Nod
Ai hasn't done a re-cut single since Kuroge....
I have high hopes as I prefer the single 680 円 version to 735 円 on LOVE JAM, but am still a bit wary because I am *really* liking the version of バイバイ that we already have. Confused I'm not sure what direction she'll take it, but hopefully it's a strong difference -- one that warrants a whole new release. Nod

So... CD/DVD only, 'Limited Edition'? Does this mean no First Press...? As in, the release is a First Press unto itself? Shifty
I hope there'll be special packaging for it, if that's the case. Nod
Posted: Dec 22, 2008 2:45 pm Reply with quote
桃ノ花ビラ 桃ノ花ビラ
Joined: 20 Dec 2008 Posts: 4 Location: Cali, USA
I wonder why they're re cutting Bye Bye hmm I don't like the song very much. I also hope there is some nice B-sides.
Posted: Dec 22, 2008 3:26 pm Reply with quote
上塩タン焼680円 上塩タン焼680円
Joined: 04 Sep 2007 Posts: 287 Location: Canada & Taiwan
Anyone notice the keyword in this song is "Momo no hana" (桃ノ花)
I think this song is indicating her "restarting" point of her music/songwriting career,
as not in compeletly startover again but saying good-bye to her first half and then moving onto a new style, like this album.
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