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Release date : 2016.10.19
【First Press Limited Edition A】CD＋DVD
WPZL-31236 / ￥3,800（exclude tax）
All 10 songs, include 「Glory days」「Puzzle」「Take me higher」
「Glory Days -Music Video-」「Glory Days -SPECIAL FEATURE-」
【First Press Limited Edition B】CD＋DVD
WPZL-31238 / ￥3,800（exclude tax）
「SPRING LIVE 2016～We’re like a puzzle～ ＠NIPPON BUDOKAN」Multi Angle
・「Take me higher」
WPCL-12444 / ￥3,000（exclude tax）
【BOICE Limited Edition】CD＋DVD＋Goods
WPZL-31240 / ￥4,800（exclude tax）
CNBLUE Japan Major Debut 5th Anniversary OFFICIAL FAN MEETING 2016 -BoiceTATION-
・Hide and Seek
・Hold My Hand
Pop-up photo book “brave four man’s adventure – Once upon a time…~”
※BOICE Limited Edition is a product available only for BOICE JAPAN member purchase
1. Be OK
2. Glory days
3. Take me higher
4. Face To Face
6. Royal Rumble
7. Every time
8. Stay with me
【CNBLUE 5th ANNIVERSARY ARENA TOUR 2016 -Our Glory Days-】
2, 3 November 2016 – Chiba・Makuhari Messe Event Hall
9, 10 November 2016 Osaka・Osaka Jo Hall
17, 18 November 2016 Aichi・Nippon Gaishi Hall
24 November 2016 Fukuoka・Marine Messe Fukuoka
29, 30 November 2016 Tokyo ・Tokyo Nippon Budokan
Are you ready, BOICES? ^^
Source : excite music Japan
CNBLUE is going to celebrate the 5th Japan debut anniversary with the long-awaited 5th album “EUPHORIA”, which was announced by the members during Abema TV & FRESH! Live on September 5th!
It will be released on October 19th this year, just like CNBLUE had their Japan debut on September 19th 2011, and it’s just about their 5th anniversary of Japan debut. On this work, EUPHORIA <happiness>, which will be ‘given’ on the 5th debut anniversary, would represent the current appreciations and blessings, and the anniversary album would represent the future of CNBLUE.
This album will be released in 4 different items, Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, Regular/Normal Edition, and BOICE Limited Edition. Limited Edition A contains of CD & DVD which includes the MV of the lead track “Glory Days” and it’s MV making package. Limited Edition B contains of a Multi Angle video package from the May 2016 Arena Tour “LIVE SPRING 2016 -We’re like a puzzle- @NIPPON BUDOKAN”. The BOICE Limited Edition includes the addition of a SPECIAL LIVE DVD Video from March 2016’s “CNBLUE Japan Major Debut 5th Anniversary OFFICIAL FAN MEETING 2016 -BoiceTATION-” as a limited privilege, “pop-up book about ‘brave four man adventures – Once upon a time…~” as limited benefits also included.
Also, on how the 5th anniversary should be commemorated as the “EUPHORIA = happiness” and celebrate it with fans, they have “CN5” campaign which contains five major benefits as a form of appreciation and awards. The first award “CN1” is “all tour performances admission Glory passport gift!!” It’s on sale in the FNC JAPAN ONLINE STORE, where all four types of “EUPHORIA” is packed in the original box of “EUPHORIA BOX SET”. This CNBLUE BOX set was made to commemorate the Japan debut 5th anniversary, but it’s limited only for 5000 sets, first come first serve, there will also be a lottery for those who purchase this box set with a present of a pair admission ticket to all performances of “CNBLUE 5th ANNIVERSARY ARENA TOUR 2016 -Our Glory Days-” called “Glory passport”.
The second award is “CN2”, “become the fifth member of CNBLUE! EUPHORIA PREMIUM 5 SHOT photo session invitation!!”. Image of “EUPHORIA” original jacket photo, all CNBLUE members and the only selected winner who fits with CNBLUE as five?! A rare “EUPHORIA = happiness” chance to be invited to the 5 SHOT photo session. A commemorative photo that has been captured will be given to you on the spot.
The third benefits “CN3”, “invited to the ”EUPHORIA” premium release event-through happiness and luck autograph session!!” Deep talks about the production of “EUPHORIA” album which is more tasteful with all the members participated on it, the premium release event consists of signings of all members.
The fourth award is “CN4”, “invitation to the photo session with the members right after the live performance!! ‘Meet & Greet & Glory’!!” We want to invite you to “CNBLUE 5th ANNIVERSARY ARENA TOUR 2016 -Our Glory Days-” Meet & Greet event that takes place in all performance venues. Met with all members who just showed off the hot performance on stage, and, being in a group photo, it’s an event that promises you the best after-show memories.
As an extra, there’s “CN4.5”. On September 21st, CNBLUE DVD / Blu-ray “SPRING LIVE 2016 ~ We’re like a puzzle ~ @ NIPPON BUDOKAN” will be released and those who purchase it will have a chance and invited to Meet & Greet event held at the venue of all performances of <CNBLUE 5th ANNIVERSARY ARENA TOUR 2016 -Our Glory Days->. Terms and conditions applied, you have to check the official site for more information.
The fifth benefits “CN5” is a present in a lottery for fans, “CNBLUE 5th Anniversary original badge”, fan’s CNBLUE debut 5th anniversary logo emblem design will be featured in the original badge. For more information about the CN5 campaign please check to the campaign site :
In addition, along with the album, the tour in five cities with 9 performances were announced. With the album “EUPHORIA”, CNBLUE is going to spread the blessing and gratitude to the whole country.
Either band or solo, I only want to enjoy the music with fans
“Moonlight Swing” become the lead song of your first solo album “SPARKLING NIGHT”, but it comes out with a swing genre, which is quite unimaginable.
…I never thought about it also. So it’s funny (laughs). It’s a song that’s composed by an American or European song writer, where I can’t compose such piece of music like that. Because, there is something that’s carved in a DNA. But in Japan swing music isn’t a major one, also since J.Y. Park’s “Swing Baby” is a hit song at its time and people sing it at karaoke so I’m quite familiar.
The lyrics are very romantic, but are you a romantic entertainer?
…Considerably, romantic (laughs). But, I’m too embarrassed to actually do it in action, so put it as lyrics is better. I think every man has the pieces of himself which looks like the lyrics.
About escorting of your dream girl, what will you do?
…Well, I’ll do anything what she wants. That’s important, isn’t it? So if there’s anyone that makes me interested, I’ll find out about what type of man that she likes, if she likes a quiet man then I’ll become a quiet man, if she likes an interesting man then I’ll be an interesting man (laughs).
It’s changing yourself?
…Yes. Anything for you (laughs).
In 「Moonlight Swing」 MV it shows off yourself dancing without guitar, but this is also surprising.
…It’s not dancing! It’s about feeling the rhythm. There are 2 dancers with me, but I’m not dancing, I’m just shaking (laughs). The set is gorgeous, then I sang in the mood for a gorgeous man. It’s quiet but very good. More than I expected, it was fun.
In the album, the lead song「Moonlight Swing」 written by the song writer’s and also the other 5 songs, Jonghyun’s self-written 4 songs, and a cover of “I LOVE YOU” from Yutaka Ozaki has been recorded. I was thinking and guessing that you only do your favorite blues and quiet song to be on your solo and it’s challenging to have various genre.
…There’s also blues, but probably my configuration is surprising? It’s a place where my own song is, and not a band sound. Of course CNBLUE is a band, we do a refreshing band sounds, but in solo it’s about the unusual ideas which is also a refreshing overlook. In band, I have to discuss things to the members one by one, but this one I can do my favorite things alone by myself, it’s easy (laughs). But, I also feel lonely when I’m doing solo.
I wonder if any CNBLUE member considered to participate in your album?
…Everyone is busy with shooting for drama (laughs). The fact is, I was supposed to get to write a song for Yonghwa, but Yonghwa also can’t be meet that often since he is go abroad for shooting (laughs). But I was motivated.
As a solo entertainer, what type of artists would you describe yourself?
…I don’t think about myself as a solo artist that much. Solo or band is just the same. I’m just having fun with music. Also, to play the guitar at home or stage it’s also just the same, I might say such “because it’s live broadcasting today, I have to put the fight in” without consciousness and it’s fun, it does the same in any time. I also did a Japan solo fan meeting last August, and number of people who came is more than my expectations. For the following stage is not a fan meeting, because I made a solo album, it’s about music and I want to share the time with live performances. It’s an album to be enjoyed along with the fans.
Lee Jonghyun (from CNBLUE)
Jonghyun made his solo debut followed on Yonghwa from CNBLUE. The lead song of his solo debut album as a guitarist Jonghyun was SWING by big-band! He doesn’t play a guitar, but he dances in MV. Jonghyun, who tried new music style, told us his ruling passion.
“I’m an adult to admire child. I want to live more free”
26 years old adult who want to be pure. But we close up his view on love.
Yonghwa and Jonghyun. Both of them are vocalist and guitarist of CNBLUE, but they have an opposite temperament about their own music or stage performance. Jonghyun revealed long-awaited his solo debut followed on Yonghwa. Yonghwa composed all of songs for own solo album, but Jonghyun decided ‘SWING’ as a lead song that was composed by overseas composer.
“Because I didn’t think I could make a song like this, I chose this song. I think Swing is gorgeous and has an atmosphere of adult. In fact, there were 2 songs that we want to put as a lead song, and our staff recommended ‘Moonlight Swing’. I just respected their opinion because I stick nothing.”
Jonghyun wrote a prince who escorts a princess perfectly as a main character. And this lyric is very sweet that we never know as a CNBLUE.
He showed his lovey-dovey way with Gong SeungYeon in the Variety TV program in Korea ‘We Got Married’ tho, does he always do like that to a real girlfriend?
“I do like that for my lover. I only act gently in front of the girl I like. You know, the man who is gentle for every woman isn’t real gentleman. Because it is not kind if they make women to confuse, right? I wrote this lyric while I remembered my pure love. I’m living while I even want to be pure now, but I already 26 years old. I’m different from before, ain’t I?
Peter Pan appeared in his lyric. He explained that he wanted the character that everybody know, and Peter Pan is the pronoun who is dreaming.
“I’m an adult, but I pretend to not an adult. Well… I’m a man who wants to be a child. Don’t you think an adult is too much thinking? I suppose that It’s better we live simplier”
The songs that were composed by Jonghyun were 4 songs out of 10 songs in his album. He almost chose the songs that was composed by overseas composer. And more, he covered ‘I Love You’ by Yutaka Ozaki (*Yutaka Ozaki is a famous singer in Japan). His album has the world of various sounds.
“Because I thought that it was going to be a curious album than I composed all songs, I chose songs that not composed by me. There is a Blues that I like in my composed songs. I composed this song 2 years ago for CNBLUE, but members said that it was better to use for a solo. The songs for solo doesn’t have an impression different from the songs for CNBLUE, because I composed them both. It’s same at a base. This is why I chose the songs that were composed by overseas composer. I didn’t have a chance, but I want to make a song with another artist as a collaboration next time.”
Although he said not having a ruling passion, it could replace the word ‘flexibility’, and this flexibility might express Jonghyun. He also doesn’t have a ruling passion for guitar.
“I don’t have a ‘must use’ guitar. I lend my guitar that I used in CNBLUE’s concert mainly to Cha hun of N.Flying. I think it’s better to practice with various types of guitar for the young. Even if it is my precious, I don’t care. A guitar is just a guitar. (Laugh) It doesn’t mean that only an expensive guitar makes a good sound. Most important is a heart more than a good instrument or skill.”
*Where and how situation do you want fans to listen to your album?*
From the morning to go to bed.
*Peter Pan appears in the lyric of ‘Moonlight Swing’. What is your most memorable picture book?*
*How is Peter Pan for you??*
An enviable existence.
Scan by YFFTW
Trans by Satomi
Posted by Tara Lee