It’s October 1st here in the US, marking the release of the Terminal single, but it’s October 2nd in Japan…. making it Ayu’s birthday! Happy birthday, Ayu!
The official site has revealed the bonus items exclusive to TeamAyu and mu-mo pre-orders of the upcoming Premium Showcase DVD and Blu-ray (including the international shopping site).
- TeamAyu Option 1 - mobile phone stand (either black or white, color selected at random)
- TeamAyu Option 2 - leather card case
- mu-mo shop - mobile phone stylus
Premium Showcase ~Feel the love~ will be released to DVD and Blu-ray October 22nd in Japan.
Ayumi Hamasaki - Ayu-mi-x BOX SET
A limited edition box set, released in 1999, including 13 vinyl singles with remixes from Ayu’s debut album A Song for XX. Someof the mixes (and all of the acapella vocal tracks) appear exclusively on these vinyls. The box also contains a photobook with 25 postcards and a mobile phone strap.
(So happy to finally have this gem in my collection!)
Terminal single and Premium Showcase DVD/Blu-ray finally confirmed
The Terminal single, first rumored for release in September, will hit stores October 1st. It will feature the “dub mix” of the track as well as a new “HackJack” remix. It will be her first physical single to not have a CD+DVD version since 2003’s No way to say.
Similarly, Premium Showcase ~Feel the Love~ will release on its previously revealed October 22nd. The official announcement doesn’t hint as to why Avex initially requested that CDJapan cancel pre-orders, nor does it reveal an official tracklisting and covers.
- Pre-order Premium Showcase -Feel The Love- (Blu-ray) from CDJapan
- Pre-order Premium Showcase -Feel The Love- (DVD) from CDJapan
The biggest surprise is a new tie-in for “XOXO,” another song previously featured on Colours. PlugAir is a special peripheral for iPhones that loads content through an app while connected to the headphone jack. This XOXO PlugAir will feature the original song and PV featured on Colours, as well as an as-of-yet-unnamed remix. It will also feature a commentary track for the PV, presumably similar to what was included on the special TeamAyu edition of Colours. It also comes with stickers pictured above.
While a re-cut physical single is on its way to Japan in October, Armin Van Buuren’s extended mix of “Terminal” as well as a shorter “Dub Radio Edit” is already available on US iTunes. The single is credited to “AYU,” much like her earlier European remix singles.
The Japanese single, due October 1st, will feature the “Dub Mix” included on this digital single in addition to a brand new remix from HACKJACK.