Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Just Ballade | MISIA (2009) ★★★★★
The ninth studio album from MISIA, it was released almost two years after Eight World. She is my number 1 favorite Japanese artist. So if you know and like her then you already know how great she is. The album title says for itself, the entire album is dedicated to ballad genre which is MISIA’s most recognizable signature.

Six songs from the album were released as singles from total 14 tracks and most the tracks were used in promotional campaigns and television series on Japanese television;
1. 少しずつ 大切に (theme song for 森のラブレター) 2. 逢いたくていま (theme song for JIN-仁-) 3. Work It Out (Ending theme for 情報ライブ ミヤネ屋) 4. 地平線の向こう側へ (Ending theme for ワールドビジネスサテライト) 5. Call me Love me 6. So Beautiful 7. 唇と唇 (used in ENEOS「モーターオイル」commercial) 8. バオバヴの木の下で 9. 約束の翼 (Theme song for 僕の彼女はサイボーグ) 10. 僕のきもち (Ending theme for 秘密のケンミンSHOW) 11. Yes Forever (Piano Version) (used in コーセー「雪肌精」commecial) 12. 星のように… (Theme song for 大怪獣バトル ウルトラ銀河伝説 THE MOVIE) 13. 銀河 (used in コーセー「雪肌精シュープレム」commercial, theme song for 世界天文年2009, and Opening theme for メロjpでいこう!) 14. いつまでも (used in コーセー「雪肌精 commercial)

The album was originally released in three editions; Limited Edition type A, type B and regular CD edition. Limited Edition type B comes with 28-page color booklet in a deluxe long packaging. Limited Edition type A includes CD album in Blu-spec format (*A blue laser is used for recording the CD master instead of traditional infra-red laser. The blue laser creates more precise pits, causing less distortion in the optical read-out process), and a bonus DVD containing 6 music videos as follows; 1. バオバヴの木の下で 2. 星のように… 3. 逢いたくていま 4. 銀河 5. Yes Forever 6. 約束の翼 …I half expected that they would give Blu-ray disc for High-Definition promotional videos. // Many thanks to Wiennat for finding this rare edition.

2009.12.30