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Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2 (2014) [HI-RES 96.0kHz24bit][FLAC] 13

Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 2: A Retrospective of a J-Pop Legend

Utada Hikaru is one of the most successful and influential J-pop artists of all time. She has sold over 50 million records worldwide, and has been dubbed "the diva of the Heisei era" by the Japanese media. Her music has spanned various genres, such as pop, R&B, dance, electronica, and alternative. She is also known for her contributions to the Kingdom Hearts video game series, with songs such as "Simple and Clean" and "Sanctuary".

Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2 (2014) [HI-RES 96.0kHz24bit][FLAC] 13


In 2010, Utada announced that she would take an indefinite hiatus from music, citing personal and professional reasons. She released two compilation albums on the same day: Utada the Best, which featured her English-language songs, and Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 2, which featured her Japanese-language singles from 2004 to 2009, as well as five new songs. The latter album was a follow-up to her first compilation album, Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 1, which was released in 2004 and covered her singles from 1998 to 2003.

Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 2 is a testament to Utada's musical evolution and versatility. The first disc contains 13 tracks that showcase her signature style of blending catchy melodies, emotional lyrics, and sophisticated production. The songs range from the soulful ballad "Prisoner of Love", which was used as the theme song for the drama Last Friends, to the upbeat and funky "Kiss & Cry", which sampled the song "Hotel Lobby" by Utada's side project Cubic U. The disc also includes "Beautiful World", which was used as the theme song for the anime film Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, and its remix by Planitb.

The second disc contains five new songs that demonstrate Utada's experimentation and creativity. The songs were recorded in various locations, such as Tokyo, London, and Los Angeles. The disc opens with "Arashi no Megami", a rock-inspired song that features guitar solos by Josh Klinghoffer, who later joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The next track is "Show Me Love (Not a Dream)", a powerful ballad that was inspired by Utada's friendship with singer-songwriter AI. The third track is "Goodbye Happiness", a cheerful and nostalgic song that was written, composed, arranged, and produced by Utada herself. The song also references some of her previous hits, such as "Automatic" and "First Love". The fourth track is "Hymne à L'amour - Ai no Anthem", a cover of the French classic by Edith Piaf, with lyrics in Japanese and French. The song was dedicated to Utada's mother, Keiko Fuji, who was also a singer and passed away in 2013. The final track is "Can't Wait 'Til Christmas", a sweet and simple song that expresses Utada's love for her husband at the time, Kazuaki Kiriya.

Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 2 is a must-have for any fan of Utada or J-pop in general. It showcases her musical journey from 2004 to 2010, and offers a glimpse into her personal life and emotions. It also serves as a farewell gift to her fans before her hiatus, which lasted until 2016, when she returned with her sixth studio album FantÃme. Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 2 is not only a collection of singles, but also a collection of memories. c481cea774


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